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Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

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Erika's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

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

The Avocado Show cafe is a must-visit. You can guess which ingredient is the star :) and the avocados show up in all the dishes in the most creative and delicious ways. Plus the cafe itself has a beautiful design, and there is canal-side outdoor seating for warm days. But book ahead - weekends are supposed to be packed, and it was even busy when we were there on a Monday morning at 10!

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Strolling the canals, browsing the vintage shops, hopping on a canal tour…just soaking up the atmosphere! If you are looking for a salon to get a blow dry or cut before your shoot, I’d highly recommend Singel Hair. Adem (the owner) is wonderful, he speaks great English, and from his chair you look out on all the boats and bikes passing by!

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

Don’t pack your itinerary too full of official sightseeing…leave lots of time for spontaneous stops, for aimless canal-wandering, and for soaking up the amazing laid-back Amsterdam vibes.

Visited Amsterdam in September

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Steven in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Always try a canal tour! Aim towards the evening/sunset so that you can see the streetlights and the canal lights flicker on.

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

If you can, try spending a night in a houseboat!

Visited Amsterdam in August

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Elina in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Natelee's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

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

Brunch. The Avocado Show | Must try the Avocado Fries. Stach Cafe | So much deliciousness. Little Collin | Killer Bloody Mary's. Dinner Mr Porter | Make a booking you will not regret it. Panache Cafe | Great food & vibes. The Pantry | A little tradition spot with the most friendliest waiters. Drinks Hoxton Hotel | Beautiful decor, warm fire place & amazing drinks. Cafe Heuvel | Small little local on the corner. Sky Lounge | Beautiful view & amazing cocktails.

What are the best things to do in Amsterdam?

Must see & do Visit the Jordaan Canals Evening Canal Cruise Rent Bicycles Visit the Albert Cuypmarkt Eat, Eat & Eat

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Walk, get lost along the beautiful canals, explore the little cafes and eat as many as you can delicious stroopwafels.

Visited Amsterdam in February

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Savannah's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

If you are in Amsterdam and want the BEST fries, go to Heertje Friets. You will not be disappointed!

Visited Amsterdam in December

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Venessa's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Walk as much as you can. Wander.

Visited Amsterdam in December

Photo Shoot Location: Magere Bridge

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Kristin's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

You must go to Winkel 43 for the Apple pie! And stop in Cafe ‘t Papeneiland for a drink which is one of the best brown bars in the city!

Visited Amsterdam in November

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Ivy-Lynne's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

I really love that when ever we had a problem with the trains or trying to figure out where to go the locals were more than happy to help us out and set us on our way. Love Amsterdam

Visited Amsterdam in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Nadine W. in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Roy's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Check out the national dutch museum (Rijksmuseum) and the Van Gough museum.

Visited Amsterdam in September

Photo Shoot Location: Nieuwmarkt Neighbourhood

Elina in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Bethany's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Rent a bike and go exploring!

Visited Amsterdam in August

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Annmarie's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Two nights is not enough! Spend some time in the city, rent bikes, make sure you take time to visit Anne Frank’s house- truly moving.

Visited Amsterdam in August

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Celia in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Rebecca's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Highly recommend NEMO Museum if you’re traveling with kids. We loved Greenwood’s for brunch since it’s a sweet spot along the canal in the Jordaan and we adored Wilde Zwijnen for dinner in the East side of the city.

Visited Amsterdam in August

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Nadine W. in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Mary's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

As visitors to Amsterdam, we found it easier to walk everywhere vs. biking - the locals are really experienced cyclists and have no time for tourists trying to figure out where to go on a bike. Walking was very enjoyable!

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Eran's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Our favourite meal in Amsterdam was at Bulls & Dogs - great, creative hot dogs and amazing, not-to-be-missed milkshakes!

Visited Amsterdam in July

Photo Shoot Location: Magere Bridge

Celia in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Tifani's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Get out and get lost in the city! It’s truly a large circle when you look at a map, so you’re “technically” never lost! EXPLORE! Sleep when you return from your trip!

Visited Amsterdam in June

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Nadine W. in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Mary's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Loved the Van Gogh museum but remember to book it! Then enjoy a picnic on the lawn outside and people watch

Visited Amsterdam in May

Photo Shoot Location: Magere Bridge

Celia in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Rachel's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

A bike Tour is a must do in Amsterdam. The kids had an absolute ball with this activity and our 1 year old even fell asleep on the bike. Anyone travelling with young kids knows how tough it can be so a few minutes peace and quiet to enjoy the sights up close was AMAZING

Visited Amsterdam in April

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Seana's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

We stayed at the Pulitzer Hotel, and our concierge arranged for us to take a private boat ride through the canals one evening. Seeing Amsterdam from the water is definitely a must!

Visited Amsterdam in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Amber's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

You must walk as much as you can to soak in the beauty of the city! The city is smaller than it seems on a map!

Visited Amsterdam in May

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


JC's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Keukenhof garden

Visited Amsterdam in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Nadine W. in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Naomi's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

We rode in the canals about every day we were there. We just couldn't get enough! We also really enjoyed the flower market, but our best advice would be to spend several days there. We loved taking time to get to know the city. Some of our best moments were when we walked around aimlessly, just taking in the sights.

Visited Amsterdam in March

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Mia's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

If you travel with kids, I would go to the Nemo museum for sure, very interactive and great for kids. Doing a boat ride in the canals was fun as well. Don't forget to eat waffles and fries!

Visited Amsterdam in March

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Ernir's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Visit the Foodhallen, indoor street food marked.

Visited Amsterdam in March

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Nadine W. in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Tasha's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Get your Anne Frank House tickets right away!!!

Visited Amsterdam in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Karissa's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

I like to submerge into cities and live more like the locals. While the tourist attractions can be great, I personally love finding good local restaurants and hangout spots. If that is your thing be sure to check out/stay in the the Jordaan area. It was by far our favorite spot to wander around all day in!

Visited Amsterdam in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


Adrienne's Travel Tips for Amsterdam

What is your best overall travel tip for Amsterdam?

Wear comfortable shoes! And put down your phone, or you might be hit by a bicycle.

Visited Amsterdam in September

Photo Shoot Location: The Jordaan

Tania in Amsterdam for Flytographer


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