Tim’s Personal Recommendations For Amsterdam

Welcome to my page for great spots to visit and hangouts in Amsterdam. Enjoy our beautiful city and don’t forget to leave me a review.


Likes: Travelling, kite surfing, beer

Favourite city (besides Amsterdam): Oranjestad, Aruba


Skip lunch on Saturday and try out fresh Dutch staple at the Nieuwmarkt Market

Poffertjes (small pancakes)

If you haven't tried poffertjes, you haven't lived

Eating in Amsterdam

Breakfast/lunch option: Visit the Oba Public Library, where you can devour knowledge and wash it away with a lovely lunch upstairs (€10 to €15 for a decent meal).

Best take-out/ fast food: Go to the Nieuw Markt square on Saturday and sample bite-size delicacies from the different stalls. Great food from all over the world!

Fancy dinner choice: Restaurant Adam is in my opinion the best dining option you’ll find in the city. You’ll pay a fancy €40 to €60 for a main dish, but it is worth every dime!

Try before you die: Poffertjes, enjoy these small pancakes lathered in butter and powdered sugar. Good for the soul, maybe not so for the heart. Get yours at sweet-tooth paradise Metropolitan.

Drinking in Amsterdam

(Liquid) Golden Tip: Discover the liquid gold of the Netherlands and take a Beer Tour Amsterdam with us!

Drink: Any bar around the Rembrandtplein is worth visiting, especially on a sunny day. For a more sophisticated option, reserve a tasting hour (€17,50) at Wynand Fockink and try Dutch liqueur on this great tour!

Dance: Located in a beautiful old venue, Paradiso is the place where magic happens. Check their programme for upcoming events & concerts.

Beer Amsterdam

Visit local breweries and try their craft beers


Never a dull moment at this party temple

i amsterdam store

Get your museum tickets, maps & gifts in the shop


Clothes & accessories: Wander through De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets), where independent designer have set up shop.

Souvenirs: Strategically located at Amsterdam Central Station, the I AMsterdam Store is the perfect place to get your trinkets and tickets for museums & events.

Coffeeshops: Great Coffeeshops are the Bluebird, the Grey Area & the Dampkring. Ask at the counter about the options and how to smoke & eat (consumables) responsibly.


Top Choice: If you want to pick one of the main museums I would personally go to the Rijksmuseum. It’s the biggest museum in Amsterdam and they have the art of all the great painters from the 17th century.

Best Free Museum: Escape the crowds and visit this tranquil courtyard Begijnhof, where Medieval Nuns would gather to do God’s work in the garden.

Top Alternative Choice: Visit the beautiful Eye Film Museum, dedicated to lovers of film and cinema.


Wander through the beautiful yards of the Rijksmuseum (garden = free entry)

Escape Room Amsterdam

Discover the city and its history by solving a puzzle

Don’t miss this in Amsterdam!

Cruise the canals: Your visit to Amsterdam isn’t complete without taking a boat trip. For a quality tour with excellent service, I highly recommend Flag Ship.

Escape Room: From the Roald Dahl-inspired Chocolate Factory to the horrific Cabin In The Woods, each themed room has a challenge at the Escape Room Amsterdam.

Other Tours

Food Tour

Eat your way through Amsterdam and sample its traditional food.

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Dark Side Tour

Explore the haunted history of Amsterdam on an eerie evening tour

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Red Light District

How does it work behind the windows?

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