Are you thinking of planning a trip to Amsterdam and need ideas on what to do? If you need some tips on where to go then read our article about the best things to do in Amsterdam.
Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank house is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about her and the war. It’s a surreal experience to have; you walk around the rooms with headphones that tell you all about the family and what it was like to live there. It’s an upsetting experience so make sure you take a moment after going in before you move on to the next attraction. Make sure to book three months in advance otherwise tickets sell out.
If you like to live life on the edge, then you should take the ferry to Noord and go to the A’Dam Lookout where you can swing over the edge of the building and look out over Amsterdam. There’s a cafe, light up disco elevator and a roof to chill on. It’s an experience you won’t regret!
Red Light District
Even though the Red Light District is cringey, it’s still an experience you must do when in Amsterdam. At night, all the lights are lit up and there are people everywhere filling the streets. There are some great museums here such as the museum of prostitution which is really informative.
There is also the Erotic museum which is about seven euros per person. It contains sex toys, pictures and even some of John Lennon’s drawings.
Artis Zoo in Amsterdam is a must for animal lovers – from birds to reptiles, mammals to amphibians, there’s something for every animal lover to enjoy. It’s around fifty euros for two people and you can also buy a map of the park. It’s fairly big so make sure you have lots of time to go around. This zoo is one of the best things to do while in Amsterdam.
The Cat Boat
There’s a cat boat near Jordaan where you can visit stray cats. There are loads of strays that are looked after on the boat and although it’s an odd attraction, any cat lover would love it!
The flower market or “tulip market” in Amsterdam is full of tourists buying tulips or clogs. It’s rather busy and bustling but you can get some excellent flower shots for Instagram while there.