What to do in Amsterdam

If Amsterdam isn’t on your bucket list yet, add it now! Between the houseboats, bicycles, colorful {tilted} old homes, hundreds of canals, beautiful flowers and vibrant people- there is always something to do or see in Amsterdam. Below you will find an overview of all my tips, suggestions & recommendations of what to do in Amsterdam!


  • Rather than setting an itinerary for you, I recommend using my top suggestions list and deciding what to do each day depending on your weather!

Airport/Train Stations

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol AMS (airport)
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station (train)




  • Tram {very easy to use and it is included if you buy the i amsterdam card}
  • Boat {one boat ride is included in the i amsterdam card}
  • Uber
  • Bike
  • Walk



  • Book your Anne Frank House tour tickets 2 months in advance! They sell out within an hour of tickets being released, so bookmark your calendar so you can visit!
  • I recommend visiting in late Spring or Summer so you can see the flowers in full bloom and you won’t freeze on your bike!
  • Look both ways any time you cross the street- bikes are EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Try the local cheeses- they come in all different shapes, sizes & colors {literally pink, green, blue and more…}
  • Please note- coffeeshops & coffee shops are NOT the same thing… Go to a coffee shop for actual coffee & a coffeeshop for cannabis
  • Not all tulips can be brought back to your home country. Check the labels before you buy any bulbs!

More posts about Amsterdam can be found here

Did I miss anything?
What would you add to the list or what would you like to know more about?

watch a short video of our time in Amsterdam below & be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel

What to do in Amsterdam

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  • Reply
    Richard Howland
    May 24, 2017 at 11:23 am

    This is awesome, I never thought to use links in a post like this, it really helped me find what I needed. I used to live here when I was a child and i’m looking to go back and visit so this was so helpful. Thanks again!

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    May 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Can’t wait for my trip!! Thanks for the tips!

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    LJ Legend
    May 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I love how you have incorporate you post and YouTube and the links together. Amsterdam is graet and looked like you enjoyed and got to experince loads. I will be going back again with a better itinary thanks to you. I will also subscribe to you YouTube Channel.

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    May 25, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Very informative and detailed itinerary of Amsterdam. Good you stated that we have to book tickets 2 months in advance for Anne Frank house. Your You tube channel is also wonderful.

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    Rahul Khurana
    May 25, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Amsterdam is certainly on top of my bucket list. I always wonder that if it looks so gorgeous in the pictures, how would I feel when I visit it. Thanks for sharing the information on Amsterdam and your youtube video is also very nice. :)

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    May 25, 2017 at 3:58 am

    This is an awesome post. I want to go to Amsterdam so it is really useful to have all of this information in one guide for the future! Thank you for putting it together with so much detail

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    Jitaditya Narzary
    May 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for such a detailed post with links so so many other resources. The photographs are really great too. Those tulips were as expected but delightful… as were those bicycles.

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    May 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Absolutely one of my favorite cities! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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    May 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    What a lovely list! I would suggest booking for all the museums so you can avoid the long lines – the Rijks is a great one as is the modern art museum! It took me ages to learn to look both ways on the bike lane but these are all lovely suggestions!


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    Ashley DTKAustin
    May 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    You seriously have the BEST travel posts! I NEED to visit~

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    Iza Abao
    May 26, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I enjoyed watching your video. The stroopwafels look delicious. I do not mind that they are kinda messy because of the chocolate. The INK Hotel looks modern and chic. I love the variety of flowers too. I would love to visit the Anne Frank House. It was nice that you mentioned about booking two months in advance.

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    Only By Land
    May 26, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Wonderful video of Amsterdam, you had the same weather I did when I visited. You captured the feel of the city in your video, all the bikes, canals and unique buildings! That’s a useful tip about buying tickets in advance to the Anne Frank House.

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    May 26, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Amsterdam is one beautiful place! I got the IAmsterdam card and thank God I booked the ticket to Anne Frank House online! The queue there was scary!

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    May 26, 2017 at 10:23 am

    So many fun ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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    June 1, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Amsterdam is definitely on my list! My parents went last fall and haven’t stopped talking about it!

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