What to do during your stay?

In Amsterdam there are a lot of options to discover the city. We have selected some good options to discover the beautiful scenery of Amsterdam.

Discover the canals and all the sights by boat. During an one hour canal cruise you will get to know more about Amsterdam and see all the sights. You can do this at Reederij P. Kooij. They have tickets, starting from €12,- per person. The cruises depart from Central Station. 

Walking is also a great way to discover Amsterdam. There are several walking routes to discover Amsterdam. If you walk through the beautiful Old Town, you will find sights from the Jordaan, a picturesque neighbourhood, to the Skinny Bridge on the Amstel river. 

The I Amsterdam City Card is a card you can use to visit different museums and attractions throughout Amsterdam. Public transport is included in the card as well as one free canal cruise. 

A couple of examples of what you can use the I Amsterdam City Card for are:

The A’DAM LookOut is located on the Northern side of Amsterdam. You can take a free ferry from the Central Station to the other side of the IJ where you will find the LookOut. 

A bit south from the city center you will find the museum square. From Golden Age to modern, (nearly) all different types of art can be found here. The Rijksmuseum is the national art museum in Amsterdam. This is museum is mostly focused on art made in the Golden Age. Paintings from Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Steen can be found here among others. At the Van Gogh Museum you will find the biggest collection of Van Gogh paintings on earth. Be careful though, you will need a reservation to visit. 

MOCO museum is a small museum focused on modern and contemporary art. Art from Banksy, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein can be found here. The Stedelijk Museum is the Museum of Modern Art. Here you will find work from Picasso, Mondriaan and Dutch Design. 

If you only want to use public transport, you can purchase a ‘OV dagkaart’. There are different options:

  • Card only valid in the city centre
  • Card that can be used to travel to Almere, Bloemendaal, Haarlem, Ijmuiden, Lelystad, Marken, Muiden, Zaandam and Zandvoort. 

The National Maritime museum is a museum focused on the sailing industry with exhibitions about the Golden Age and Ship Decorations. There is also a replica of the East Indiaman Amsterdam which you can embark. 

Heineken Experience is a museum with a brewery in it. You can find out how the Heineken beer is made. You can do a 90 minute tour through the brewery and get 2 beer as well. Advised is to book a ticket beforehand, because it can be busy. 

Brouwerij ‘t IJ is a brewery you can visit. They have tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 15:30h.