Whether you believe it or not, there’s a lot more in Amsterdam other than legal weed. The history and culture of a fantastic city often get overshadowed by its marijuana policies. When planning your trip, think further than the magical green stuff and try a few of these tourist ideas.
#1 Rent a Bike
Amsterdam is a biking city, and it has been for a while. While cities in the US like New York and Washington D.C. are only catching up to the trend in recent years, Amsterdam has always been bike friendly. It’s practically a national pastime.
#2 The Albert Cuyp Market
Every day except Sunday, this market is the place to stock up on bargain fresh produce, craft products and people watching.
#3 The De Pijp Neighborhood
If you liked the market, you’ll love the neighborhood it’s in. De Pijp is known for its trendy restaurants and bars where you can pick up some seriously good eats.
#4 The Heineken Experience
Yes it’s super touristy and yes it is a little bit cheesy, but it’s also a whole lot of fun. Watch the process of beer making from start to finish and even customize your own bottle of brew to take home as a souvenir. Cheers!
If you like to wander through galleries and museums, picking up the art and culture as you go, then Museum Square is the place for you. You’ll find a large variety of museums including places like the iconic Anne Frank House, to the Cheese Museum and right up to the Van Gogh Museum.