Top tourist attractions in Amsterdam


As tourism in Amsterdam has been growing over the past centuries, so did the number of attractions. You won’t have to be bored for a second as there are loads of museums and attractions! Whether you’re looking for a thrilling ride or an educational break. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest attractions in town on this page. Book your tickets directly with us or one of our partners and get an attractive discount! Scroll down to view all attractions or jump directly to:

 

Latest top attractions

Our House - Electronic Dance Music Museum

Our House - Electronic Dance Music Museum

Dive into the history of electronic and dance music in Amsterdam. Visit one of Amsterdam’s most unique and vital museums and learn about the beauty of one of the world’s most energetic music genres.

Ripley’s believe it or not

Ripley’s believe it or not

At Ripley’s believe it or not, you’ll dive into the mysterious world of adventurer Mr. Robert Ripley. Get ready for your fair share of optical illusions, extremely rare objects and 5-d entertainment. Located in the heart of the city guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Keukenhof tulip gardens

Keukenhof tulip gardens

If you’re lucky enough to be in the Netherlands during the two month opening of Keukenhof, it’s an absolute must-see! During this short period, Keukenhof draws over 1 million visitors. All to see the 320.0000 square meters of flourishing flowers.

Candlelight Concerts

Candlelight Concerts

Be enchanted by classical music tributes from your favourite musicians and composers, against the backdrop of thousands of candles. These memorable concerts take place in iconic and intimate venues and are magical with their pop, rock, classical and jazz tributes.

Canal cruise

Canal cruise

Amsterdam consists of a beautiful network of canals and therefore best seen from the water. Pick a canal cruise of choice and enjoy the ride while you can dream away without worrying about traffic. An absolute must-do!

Fabrique des Lumières

Fabrique des Lumières

Experience the magic of masterpieces come alive with cutting-edge technology in the heart of Westergas. A journey that transforms art into an immersive spectacle, making each visit a unique encounter with beauty.

Straat Museum

Straat Museum

Venture into the heart of Amsterdam's Northern district to explore STRAAT, the largest museum dedicated to street art globally. With 8,000 square meters of exhibition space, it hosts an unparalleled collection of over 150 artworks by internationally acclaimed artists. STRAAT offers an authentic experience into the diverse and dynamic world of street art.

Day trips from Amsterdam

Day trips from Amsterdam

Get off the beaten track! In only one day or half a day, you can see a totally different picture of The Netherlands, in just 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station there are cool villages and cities to discover.

Escape rooms in Amsterdam

Escape rooms in Amsterdam

Escape rooms are very popular in Amsterdam. Discover some of the fun and most interesting ones and all the adrenaline-filled excitement they have to offer! We selected the best escape rooms for you. Take this challenge with your closest friends, family or collegues.

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo

The Amsterdam Zoo is rather unique in its kind; it’s located near the city and one of the oldest attractions around. Take a break from the busy city centre and relax while watching the animals do their thing!

Rembrandt Amsterdam Experience

Rembrandt Amsterdam Experience

If you're looking the learn more about the life of one of the Netherland's most iconic artists in a fun, exciting way, Rembrandts Experience is the place to go! In only 25 minutes you'll get some of the most interesting insights into the life of this world-renowned artist.

Heineken Experience

Heineken Experience

The Heineken Experience is not just your regular museum. It has grown to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. You will find yourself in the former brewery and learn how Heineken became the world famous brand it is today. It’s full of interactive experiences including some beer tasting of course!

This Is Holland

This Is Holland

THIS IS HOLLAND is one of the latest and coolest attractions in Amsterdam! In this thrilling 5-dimensional ride, you’ll explore The Netherlands as if you’re a bird. All your sense will be stimulated during this ride, an absolute must-do!

Moco Museum

Moco Museum

Immerse yourself in the avant-garde at Moco Museum, Amsterdam's hub for modern and contemporary art. Continuously refreshing its exhibitions with the newest artists, Moco boasts one of the world's largest collections of Banksy pieces. Dive into an ever-evolving world of creativity and witness the cutting-edge of artistry.

Nxt Museum

Nxt Museum

Discover the future of art at Amsterdam's Nxt Museum, where innovation meets imagination. Dive into tomorrow's creativity today in an immersive experience that's highly recommended for visionary explorers. Transform your perspective and enrich your soul with groundbreaking exhibits that await.

Aloha: bowling, minigolf and laser tagging in Amsterdam

Aloha: bowling, minigolf and laser tagging in Amsterdam

Formerly known as Powerzone, Aloha guarantees great indoor fun for all ages. Bowling, laser tagging, glow in the dark golf & more. The thematical work inside Aloha is greatly crafted. You really get the Hawai beach vibes while you're at this fun place!

Photoshoot in Amsterdam

Photoshoot in Amsterdam

If you want to take home some magnificent photos in the picturesque Amsterdam landscape, make sure to book a photoshoot with a professional photographer. The best souvenir one can get!

The Upside Down

The Upside Down

The largest "Instagram museum" in Europe, the Upside Down Museum Amsterdam is where pure fun, creativity and magic meet a love for photography. This ultra-modern experience around the 'selfie' phenomenon offers no less than 1500m2 and '25 rooms and sets' of pure fun, magic, and Instagram-worthy memories.

ADAM Lookout

ADAM Lookout

If you’re a thrillseeker who’s not afraid of heights, you must jump on the highest swing in Europe! The A’DAM LOOK OUT offers a magnificent view over the city. Do you dare to step on the over the edge swing?

Amsterdam Dungeon

Amsterdam Dungeon

Visit the scary Amsterdam Dungeon, experience the live shows with 11 differences live performers, that might haunt you for a while. The scenes played are based on real historical events.

WONDR Experience

WONDR Experience

WONDR is the home of the coolest Instagram photos. WONDR Amsterdam is an artistic playground of 1200m² with fifteen interactive installation spaces.

Visit the attractions

We recommend taking the Hop on – Hop off bus, which is an attraction itself, but also brings you almost nearly everything to do on this page. When the weather is good, we recommend doing a bike tour or renting a bike to get around Amsterdam.

Educational attractions

Who says education and entertaining experiences don’t blend in? Well, they’re wrong! Check out the following things to do in Amsterdam that are both fun and educative at the same time. In Amsterdam, you can have fun while learning about microbes taking a science class or getting to know more about human anatomy for instance. Check out the list below of both fun and educative experiences and pick your favourite!

Micropia

Micropia

In this award-winning museum, you’ll learn about the tiniest living organisms, invisible to the human eye. Although in everyday life you’re not aware of these forms of life, they’re essential to our very existence. Curious? Go see it for yourself!

Madurodam

Madurodam

Madurodam is a miniature version of the Netherlands. Practically every local has visited this theme park at least once. It’s interactive and great fun for both kids and adults. Madurodam is full of interactive elements that will educate on topics as water management and wind energy.

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Who doesn’t like to take a dive back in the time of pirates and long adventurous oversea journeys to new continents? At the National Maritime Museum, you will learn more about the naval history of the Netherlands. A must-see for anyone who likes boats.

Nemo Science Museum

Nemo Science Museum

Science is fun! Don’t believe us? Go check it out for yourself. At NEMO you will experience science in a pragmatic, appealing way. You certainly don’t need to be a Sheldon Cooper to enjoy science in this interactive museum!

BODY WORLDS

BODY WORLDS

Visit the fascinating exhibition ‘The Happiness Project’, which will teach about the anatomical effects of happiness on the human body. These effects are demonstrated with the aid of real plastinated bodies. An educative experience for both kids and adults!

Canal museum

Canal museum

Explore 400 years of history at the Canal Museum, or Het Grachtenhuis. Dive into Amsterdam's canal stories through interactive multimedia exhibitions that take you on a captivating journey through time.

Museum Ons' Lieve Heer Op Solder

Museum Ons' Lieve Heer Op Solder

Step into the Dutch Golden Age at the Museum Ons' Lieve Heer Op Solder, a stunning 17th-century house with a hidden church in its attic. Marvel at the masterpieces of history's finest painters in one of Amsterdam's oldest museums. Experience a unique glimpse into the past, where art and architecture intertwine.

Portuguese Synagogue

Portuguese Synagogue

Discover the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter, a historic beacon for 16th and 17th-century Jewish refugees. Still a vital place of worship with weekly services, it connects past to present, sharing a powerful story of perseverance and faith.

City of Amsterdam Museum

City of Amsterdam Museum

If you’re interested to find out more about the city that you are visiting, the Amsterdam Museum is the place to go! It will take you through its history, from an insignificant fishing village in the 13th century to the most powerful centre of trade in the world in the 17th century.

Attractions for adults

Amsterdam is a great place for families, but of course, the city is known to have naughty to it as well. In comparison to other countries, the laws on drugs and prostitution are rather liberal. The infamous Red Light District in Amsterdam is known all over the world for its brothels, many sex shops, live adult entertainment and of course the coffeeshops where you can legally buy marijuana. In so-called ‘smartshops‘ one can legally buy (light) psychedelics and stimulants. Would you like to discover a bit of the naughty part? Don’t miss out on the following attractions.

Casa Rosso

Casa Rosso

You wanted to discover the naughty part of Amsterdam? Well, Casa Rosso will offer you a great start! In this adult erotic theatre, you can enjoy as many live shows as you wish. Meanwhile, you’ll be served some refreshments if desired. If you get lucky, you might even end up on-stage!

House of Bols

House of Bols

Genever is Dutch traditional liquor from which gin evolved. At the House of Bols Genever tasting experience, you’ll learn more about the rise and demise of the drink. Watch the flavouring and distilling process and taste a tasty genever based cocktail!

Go clubbing with the Nightlife Ticket

Go clubbing with the Nightlife Ticket

With the Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket, you can go clubbing in one of the many nightclubs in Amsterdam. Put your dancing shoes on and hit the city! This ticket includes free access to special events in the best clubs in town.

Red Light Secrets museum

Red Light Secrets museum

In the Red Light Secrets museum, you’ll learn how the area came to its existence. Furthermore, you’ll get a glimpse from inside a former brothel to get an idea of what it’s like inside. This place might just still your curiosity!

Smoke weed in coffeeshops

Smoke weed in coffeeshops

In Amsterdam, it’s legal to smoke weed and hashish. Feel like relaxing on some world-famous dope? Go to a coffeeshop and roll yourself a joint, or get a pre-rolled one.

Red light District Area

Red light District Area

Red Light District or ‘De Wallen’ in Dutch is home to one of the oldest professions in the world. Wander around the area and pay a visit to one of the pubs or coffeeshops. want to go all in? Go and see one of the 18+ shows, striptease bars or brothels!

Bonton sexclub tour – behind the scenes of a gentleman’s club

Bonton sexclub tour – behind the scenes of a gentleman’s club

Get a look behind the scenes in a real-life brothel. A former sex worker will give you her insights and dirty secrets from first-hand experience. A unique insight in a world that typically stays behind closed curtains!

Ice bar

Ice bar

Experience the thrill of the North Pole at Amsterdam's Ice Bar! Sip your favorite drinks from ice glasses in a frosty setting. Positioned near the vibrant Rembrandt Square, it's the perfect kickoff for an unforgettable night of clubbing.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Explore the unique world of cannabis at Amsterdam's Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, the first and oldest museum globally dedicated to cannabis education. Nestled in the famous Red Light District, it offers an insightful journey into the culture and history of cannabis since its founding in 1985.