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Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Featured Amsterdam Travel Tips
  • Plan a sunrise stroll through The Jordaan neighbourhood to beat the crowds
  • Delight in a canal cruise
  • Rent a bike and adventure through De Negan Straatjes
  • Spend the evening at Wynand Fockink to taste Jenever in an old-world setting
  • Admire the world-renowned art at the Van Gogh Museum
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Nelson's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Lagom Amsterdam was a great cafe with a stylish atmosphere and great food.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Just really enjoyed walking around admiring the architecture

Visited Amsterdam in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Cynthia's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Jardaan area is my favourite

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Begin your day with a canal cruise to admire Amsterdam's famous canals. This will give you a unique perspective of the city. - Visit the Royal Palace on Dam Square, a historic landmark and one of the must-see attractions in Amsterdam. - Take a walk along Damrak (narrow houses), a bustling avenue that leads from Amsterdam Central Station to Dam Square. Reserve one hour canal at 16 Damrak. - Explore the Van Gogh Museum, (4:15pm) which houses the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh's artworks in the world. - Take a stroll through the picturesque Jordaan neighborhood, known for its charming streets, art galleries, and cozy cafes. PRINSENGRACHT PRINCE'S CANAL - Don't miss the Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes), a shopping district with boutique stores and charming canal-side views.

Visited Amsterdam in December

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Joseph's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Indonesian Rice Dinner and bar Taboo

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

The Riks Museum

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Amsterdam?

Learn the tram system to get around. Easy and fast

Visited Amsterdam in December

Photo Shoot Location: De Negen Straatjes

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Leah's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Hans Egstorf stroopwafels are the best! They make them fresh in front of you.

Visited Amsterdam in November

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Nisha's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

We enjoyed just walking the beautiful cobblestone streets, and the boat ride through the canals.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a walkable city, so a stroller for little ones is very helpful. Staying by the Grand Central Station helped, because it was close to everything. The restaurants that had the outdoor seating helped, the kids enjoyed people watching. The food and ambience was amazing. The kids really enjoyed the hop on/hop off bus as well! Very helpful when you have little ones!

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Elina in Amsterdam for Flytographer


David's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Ron Gastropub - interesting takes on different kinds of food.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

The Anne Frank House and Resistance Museum were powerful and also important and appropriate for children. In particular, the kids section of the Resistance Museum was absolutely amazing. Also went to an Ajax match, which, despite a 2-1 loss, was an amazing experience.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Amsterdam?

Get rest, walk a lot, and visit the Anne Frank House and Resistance Museum.

Visited Amsterdam in October

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Steven in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Hoa's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

De Kas - incredible food and service!

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Jordaan neighborhood and canal cruise

Visited Amsterdam in September

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Melissa's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Cafe papeneiland (For apple pie and coffee/wine) I have been coming to Amsterdam for 15+ years and it's the same gentlemen in this cafe serving me apple pie! Great pie and if you sit outside it's the best spot to watch the world go by. Lovely charming spot

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Free summer concerts in Vondelpark

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Amsterdam?

Rent a bakfiets and see the city by bike so the kids don't have to walk. Best way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time.

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Erin's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

De Gouden Reael (by Caron) was the most incredible meal and lovely experience sitting outside by the canal, enjoying their Michelin Guide rated French cuisine.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

The Van Gogh Museum is a can't miss (though you can easily miss it if you don't book your tickets months in advance). On a nice day, take the free ferry and a book from the Centraal station across the river and sit in the park to the left of the Eye Film Museum and enjoy the views.

What is the best tip for a friends' getaway in Amsterdam?

Make a dinner reservation for every night! The food scene in Amsterdam is amazing but the restaurants are small so walk-ins are tough.

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Michelle's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Janz at the Pulitzer Hotel

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

The Houseboat Museum is fun and interesting! Anne Frank Museum Canal Cruise with Flagship!

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Walking around Jordaan area, biking around the city and in Vondelpark, making a day trip out to neighboring cities like Utrecht or even visiting Efteling (highlight for our kids!)

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is such a family friendly city! We loved traveling with our kids who are 7 and 3. It's easy to get around in a stroller for our toddler and our older one loved walking around and exploring the city. We stayed in the Jordaan area in an AirBnB which was perfect because it was away from the busy downtown area but still so convenient and near all shops and restaurants. One of the highlights of our trip was biking around the city and having a nice lunch at Vondelpark. Our 7-year-old rented his own bike and was able to ride along with us while my husband rented a bike with a cargo for our toddler. Another favorite was taking a day trip out to Utrecht (easy ride by train) which is the most charming neighboring town and had the most awesome train museum called Spoorwegmuseum. This was such a fun museum for kids all ages and wasn't crowded at all. It's a short walk or train ride from the main Utrecht train station. The main highlight of our trip was then training out to Efteling, one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. We've been to many theme parks including Paris Disneyland and Disneyworld and this was still by far our favorite amusement park yet! It's about an hour car-ride out and a 2-hour train/bus ride from Amsterdam but it's not to be missed! We stayed a night at the Efteling hotel to get early access to the park the next day. We definitely would recommend this as a place to visit if families are traveling to Amsterdam and have the time!

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Julie's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Pancake Bakery was unbelievable for sweet and savory, almost sinful pancakes!

What is your best travel tip for Amsterdam?

Bring a raincoat, weather changes quickly, and be careful or you’ll get run over by all the bikes!

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Miranda's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

We loved Fabel Frites and Teds and La Maschera!

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

The Dutch Resistance Museum was such a unique experience because it’s not your typical museum. We loved that it gave personal accounts from throughout WWII and shed light on all perspectives.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Amsterdam?

Staying on a houseboat for this trip brought us so much joy! We really took advantage of drinking wine and eating cheese on our own deck. It was fun to watch boats go by on the canal and just be secluded in our own space but still so connected to the city.

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Vanessa's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

I loved Moeders, a mother-themed restaurant that serves traditional Dutch fare. Bring a picture of your own mother to add to the walls!

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

I loved taking a canal tour of Amsterdam.

What is the best tip for solo travel in Amsterdam?

Use public transport and walk a lot. The city is so easy to get around. Take a day trip from Amsterdam and see some of the beautiful Dutch countryside.

Visited Amsterdam in June

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

We loved NENI restaurant for dinner! Delicious! Also staring at Jacob for brunch was delicious! And you must try an original stroop waffle from Rudi’s at the farmers market. Omg deliciousness!

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Private boat tour with romantic tours amsterdamn!

Visited Amsterdam in June

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Steven in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Tina's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Verlas Café was casual, trendy and delicious.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Anne Frank Museum, nighttime canal cruise, and taking photos with Joanna ❤️

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Amsterdam?

We had a lovely dinner, an evening canal cruise and photographs with Joanna.

Visited Amsterdam in June

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Casey's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

We enjoyed the Foodhallen and also the Pancake Bakery!

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Our favorite experiences were a private canal tour with PureBoats and visiting the Anne Frank House.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is very kid friendly! It is laid back and wonderful for families.

Visited Amsterdam in June

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Plantage restaurant

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Riding to the Bos

Visited Amsterdam in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Michelle's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Old jenever bar with lots of character: Wynand Fockink For croquettes and fries with lots of sauce choices (peanut!): Heertje Friet For a yummy dinner: Verlan Microbrewery: Brouwerij'tij For drinks in Utrecht: Belgisch Biercafé Olivier (a converted church now beerhall)

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Riding bikes, walking by the canals, going to Utrecht.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Amsterdam?

We have both been to Amsterdam multiple times before but this was the first time being there together, so it was nice to just be able to do things more off-the-beaten-path. We (of course) rented bikes for a day and explored all over Amsterdam North (so fun to ride the bike straight onto the free ferry to cross the water), went to the fantastic Eye Museum, had lunch in the square outside the Street Art Museum and visited some studios, hit up microbreweries and jenever bars, rode to De Pijp for dinner, and then finished up with an evening ride along all the canals. Perfect day! Another tip if you have a day to spare: take a day trip to Utrecht, which has trains running all the time and takes only 20 mins to get to. The city is really pretty and well worth a visit. Other than that, Amsterdam is a diverse city with lots of things to discover, and our best advice is to just get yourself lost wandering or cycling around!

Visited Amsterdam in May

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Elina in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Karina's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

Parkzuid restaurant was our favorite. It is located on the edge of the beautiful city park with a great terrace and view. The cocktails were particularly good.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Mike’s bike tours, two hour city tour was a great way to see the city

Visited Amsterdam in May

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Kendra's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

De Kas. They have a greenhouse on site and use vegetables/fruits grown there in the dishes

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Everything! Loved it there

What is the best tip for solo travel in Amsterdam?

Stay in Zaandam! Close to Amsterdam and a lot more affordable! Plus you are close to the windmills!

Visited Amsterdam in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Saranya's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Free walking tour, canal tour with flagship

Visited Amsterdam in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Dayna's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

We loved Factory Girl for brunch. Colorful, delicious, and healthy plates served in a warm environment.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

The museum scene is impressive in Amsterdam. We especially loved MOCO and Anne Frank House. Second to exploring the museums, was simply walking the charming streets. Amsterdam’s neighborhoods are gorgeous.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Amsterdam?

Book a Flytographer!

Visited Amsterdam in January

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Lisa's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

My favorite spot was the Irish Pub around the corner from the hotel because it has sentimentlal meaning to me. This is my favorite part of the city!

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

I am there often so perhaps this trip, the Tree lighting in Dam Square, brining my clients to Ann Frank for the first time and personally, I loved the Van Gogh museum!

What is your best travel tip for Amsterdam?

Relax and take it all in. Tram ticket is the best way to get around the city. Take a walk in the neighborhoods, you will get plenty of culture that way! Also, the canal boat tours are very good! Visit the local super markets, taste the wine and grab some cheese. A park bench in any season is a great way to see the real Amsterdam.

Visited Amsterdam in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Tammy's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best places to eat and drink in Amsterdam?

We loved Blaauwhooft! Cozy little neighborhood pub with amazing food and wonderful staff. Highly recommend the fondue there.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

We went to the Amsterdam Dungeon and had the best time! We laughed so hard and were a little scared too! Plus, free beer at the end!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Amsterdam?

I did not travel with kids.

Visited Amsterdam in November

Photo Shoot Location: De Negen Straatjes

Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer


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