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.

Tim

Likes: Travelling, kite surfing, beer

Favourite city (besides Amsterdam): Oranjestad, Aruba

nieuwmarkt

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

Paradiso

Never a dull moment at this party temple

i amsterdam store

Get your museum tickets, maps & gifts in the shop

Shopping

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.

Museums

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.

Rijksmuseum

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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