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12 Very Best Things To Do In Amsterdam – Hand Luggage Only

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Amsterdam is so much more than a city for partying, it’s got everything from award-winning restaurants, world-class museums and a history that dates back centuries. Trust me, there’s a heap of the very best things to do in Amsterdam that makes it perfect for a city break. 

It’s so easy to think of Amsterdam and just think of the red light district, but there is more that this buzzing city can offer. We totally loved the winding canals, flower markets and indie quaint coffee shops, too. Not only that, the city is filled with quaint canals that make the city so pretty.

Aptly called the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is dotted with more than 100 canals which are totally great for a stroll… or a boat trip. 

So, to make your trip nice and easy, I wanted to share some of the very best things to do in Amsterdam when you visit. This way, you can focus on all the incredible sites, without being bogged down with the planning. 

Have an amazing time visiting Amsterdam.

1.) Van Gogh Museum

Best Things To Do In Amsterdam Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum houses the largest and most extensive collection of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most iconic figures in the history of Western art.

Founded in 1972, the Van Gogh Museum is a feast for the senses, with 200 paintings, about 500 sketches and drawings, and hundreds of handwritten correspondence between Van Gogh and his family and friends.

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Another feature called Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience will take you through a cool multimedia experience of the painter’s life and work. The museum also highlights some of the paintings of Van Gogh’s contemporaries such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Paul Gauguin.

Make sure to book your Van Gogh tickets before visiting. This way, you can skip the lines on peak days.

Read more: Places to visit on a first trip to Amsterdam

2.) Vondelpark

Best Things To Do In Amsterdam park

Did you know that Vondelpark is constantly sinking and that it has to be renovated regularly so that it won’t be flooded with water? Yeah, apparently it’s a thing in Amsterdam! 

Nonetheless, it is one of the most popular spots in Amsterdam to stroll through gardens and watch live music and perfect for a stroll. It’s one of the best things to do in Amsterdam on a nice sunny day. 

There are many points of interest in the park, such as Pablo Picasso’s sculpture called The Fish, the neo-Renaissance Vondelparkpaviljoen, and the Openluchttheater where musical theatres and cabarets are held from June…

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