Beautiful canals, fine dining, exceptional museums – and irrepressibly quirky. Get on your bike and start planning where to go in Amsterdam.
It’s the aura of harmonious, carefree living that makes Amsterdam feel so special. Since the early 1300s, Amsterdam has blossomed into a teeming hub of art and culture, rich historic hotspots and striking scenery that revolves around its canals and waterways.
With its liberal character, Amsterdam’s iconic triple-X logo might give some the idea there are only naughty things to do in Amsterdam (that’s actually a row of three St Andrew’s crosses, a feature from the city’s coat of arms) – but there’s much more than smoky cafes and red-lighted alleys, with superb bars, restaurants, markets and over 50 exceptional museums, among the finest in the world. Here’s your guide on what to see in Amsterdam.