The top sights to see in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a bustling city filled with life, adventure and lots of amazing things to see and do. It’s the perfect place to escape to on a city break and, to help you decide what to do, we’ve put together a list of the absolute top sights to see on a trip to Amsterdam.
1. The Anne Frank Meuseum
This is an absolute must-see, whether you’re aware of Anne Frank’s story or not. The Anne Frank House is a place steeped in history. It’s a perfect way to learn all about the history of the Holocaust and hear the harrowing story of Anne Frank. The site is always busy, so it’s best to purchase tickets in advance, however, if you’ve forgotten, don’t worry, just get there well before 3.30 pm, as that’s when they allow non-tickets holders to enter.
2. Explore art museums
Rijksmuseum and Van Gough are both wonderful art museums that are worth a visit in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum houses a vast range of European masterpieces and the Van Gogh in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of his works anywhere. Art enthusiasts will be thrilled.
3. Take a canal cruise
Amsterdam is famous for its unique, beautiful canal system. It’s often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’. The best way to explore these wonderful canals is to take a canal cruise. With so many options to choose from, you’re bound to find something to suit your tastes and budgets. You can dine on a luxury dinner cruise, a simple hop on, hop off option, or party until you drop with the party boat style cruises. Either way, you’ll be experiencing something truly unique and memorable.
4. Heineken Experience
Born in Amsterdam, beer enthusiasts will love a trip to the Heineken museum. You’ll get to discover the history and beginnings of the beer, right to the opportunity to brew and taste your very own Heineken. With four floors on offer filled with a tasting bar, multimedia exhibits and historical brewing artefacts, you’ll stay entertained!
Before you jet off on your Amsterdam adventure, make sure you remember your European health insurance card. It will come in useful in an emergency and keep your mind at rest that if something goes wrong, you won’t be stuck. For money saving tips to help plan your trip to Europe, check out this guide.