Amsterdam Bucketlist - 10 things not to miss in town
Amsterdam Bucketlist10 things visitors must not miss
1. Enjoy the bikeKeep right, don’t stop abruptly, give priority to trafﬁc coming from the right and make as much use of the bikelanes. Now explore the town. When taking a break: double lock the bike. Good luck!
Bar-restaurant Riva floating Kiss under the skinny bridge and you’ll never part above the Amstel River Bike along the Amstel river Hermitage Museum & docks Bike along the Amstel river2. Enjoy the Amstel, now until foreverRent a boat and kiss under the Magere Brug. Sit down at a river-side terrace. For a never-to-forgetexperience, bike along the river southwards, passing meadows and ‘summer houses’ down to Ouderkerk a/dAmstel (7km).
Brouwerij ‘t IJ Wynand Fockink3. Enjoy an Amsterdam brewAmsterdam has a world-class brewing tradition. visit a brewery with a tasting room such as Wynand Fockinkdating back to 17th century, or Brouwerij ‘t IJ a beer brewery with a phenomenal terrace. Two ‘museums’honour Amsterdam’s brewing heritage: the Heineken Experience and the House of Bols.
Cafe Alto Concertgebouw BimHuis Melkweg4. Enjoy Amsterdam tunesAmsterdam has the most visited Concert Building in the world (classic/jazz/world) and the Conservatoriumvan Amsterdam hosts performances by new talents. Cafe Alto is the best jazz bar in town. Enjoy a livingroom concert in a canal house, or a concert at music house Bimhuis (jazz/improv) or music temple Melkweg.
Winkel 43 Cafe Papeneiland Eetsalon van Dobben Restaurant Moeders Reypenaer Tasting Room5. Enjoy Dutch cuisineWinkel 43 is known to serve the best apple pie in town, but I prefer a ‘kofﬁe & appeltaart’ at CafePapeneiland. Reypenaer cheese its tasting room is worth a visit. For a true acquaintance to Dutch cuisinehave dinner at a Dutch restaurants and a kroket at Van Dobben or Cornelis.
EYE Film Institute Van Gogh Museum FOAM Rijksmuseum Anne Frank House6. Enjoy Amsterdam Visual delightsA visit to at least ONE Amsterdam museum is a must. From the internationally praised museums shownabove, to lesser known, small museums - there is enough variety to suit your taste!
Albert Cuypmarkt Boerenmarkt Noordermarkt7. Enjoy Amsterdam market vibesGet a sense of ‘daily life’ of Amsterdammers at the Albert Cuypmarket. There are two Saturday farmers’markets with organic delights. For an acquaintance with Amsterdam’s multicultural population visit theDappermarkt.
Vondelpark Open Theatre Hortus Botanicus Hidden courtyard8. Enjoy & Relax, Amsterdam styleThe Vondelpark is the city’s most popular park offering you a great insight into how amsterdammers relax.The Wertheim park and the Amstelpark are my personal favourites. The Hortus Botanicus is an oasis oftranquility. Or wander around town and discover a hidden courtyard!
Cafe Spanjer en Van Twist Bars along Noordermarkt Houses along Herenmarkt Westertoren9. Enjoy the Amsterdam JordaanGet a sense of ‘daily life’ of Amsterdammers at the Albert Cuypmarket. There are two Saturday farmers’markets with organic delights. For an acquaintance with Amsterdam’s multicultural population visit theDappermarkt.
View from Rembrandttoren View from RestaurantBoardroom (let for private parties) View from Double Tree Hotel REM eiland’s rooftop View from Blue 360 View from Public Library 10. Enjoy Amsterdam sky-high. Get a bird’s view of the city of Amsterdam from one of these skybars: modern Double Tree Hotel (21/F), REM eiland (22 m above the water), Blue 360 in city centre or at the public library (free entrance, 7/F).
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Photography acknowledgementsOpening slide: two photographs pasted onto a photo by the Van Gogh museum. Pasted photo left byWynand Fockink and pasted photo right by lifeinamsterdam.com.Slide 2: All photos by lifeinamsterdam.com.Slide 3: All photos by lifeinamsterdam.com.Slide 4: (f.l.t.r.), photo by Brouwery ‘t IJ, Wynand Fockink and lifeinamsterdam.comSlide 5: photos by the venues as labeled.Slide 6: photos by the venues as labeled.Slide 7: photos by the museums as labeled.Slide 8: photos by the market organisations as labeled.Slide 9: photos by the venues as labeled, with exception: hidden courtyard photo bylifeinamsterdam.comSlide 10: All photos by lifeinamsterdam.com.Slide 11: All photos by lifeinamsterdam.com, with exception: photo by Blue 360.