Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in the world due to its very rich cultural life, stunning architecture and history. But the main reason is Amsterdam offers a wide range of activities for any age, gender and preference. Whether you are planning to visit Amsterdam with your family or your friends, you will likely never get bored.
One of the best ways to see Amsterdam is for sure to go on a boat cruise. Make it even more special by renting your private boat with your friends or family. The most pleasant part of the private tour is that sharing your boat with your group is not more expensive than having a regular boat trip. Prepare some snacks and drinks and enjoy your time seeing the magnificent city of Amsterdam on your private tour.
Alternatively, you can rent your own boat and explore the canals of Amsterdam yourself. You can find pick-up points at several locations around Amsterdam for different time slots.
It’s not a secret that bicycles are the Netherlands most popular transport and Amsterdam is considered the world’s bicycle capital. Renting a bike in Amsterdam is very affordable and comfortable for travelling. More than that, you can have great bike tours to many beautiful places and pay next to nothing. You can cycle along the coast to Marken – one of the Netherlands’ most fascinating old villages – where you will be able to see how everyday Dutch life looked like in simpler times. Or you can cycle to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, a village just 10km south of Amsterdam. All along the way, you’ll see some of the most well-known sights—the Skinny Bridge, 17th-century windmill Rierkermolen and more.
If you are not sure which route to take, you can also join an organised bike tour. You can find tours in the countryside just outside of Amsterdam or city tours. Definitely, the best way to explore the beauties of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam can be a brilliant place for a beach vacation! In just a half an hour trip from Amsterdam Central Station, you can find yourself at Zandvoort or Bloemendaal, two of the Netherlands’ most popular beaches.
Amsterdam beaches offer not only tanning and swimming activities but also cosy terraces and laid-back lounge areas for refreshing drinks and a bite to eat. For adults there are numerous beach night clubs throwing great parties into the night and for the daytime you can visit nude beaches to get that all-over tan.
BBQ in the park
If you are a true BBQ lover, you will be glad to know that Amsterdam is a great place to have your BBQ party in one of the numerous local parks. So grab a disposable barbecue station and fresh meat from one of Amsterdam’s supermarkets and set off for a nice relaxing day under the sun, in the centre of Amsterdam.
If you fancy active outdoor sports, your next destination should definitely be Ijmuiden. It is a big beach area divided into zones for each type of sport – surfing, sailing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddling and more. Out of the water, you can try blokarting or kite-buggying. You can always have a personal coach to teach you if you don’t feel confident enough to try on your own.