Things to do in Amsterdam

Discover Amsterdam like a Dutch local!

Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, is a major tourist destination. The picturesque canals, beautiful tulips and thousands of bikes parked everywhere all paint a picture of typical Dutch living.

One of the many fun things to do in Amsterdam is to go on a cruise of the canals; it'll give you a beautiful view of the city from a unique perspective.

If you're hungry, be sure to try local specialties like herring, biterballen and fries with mayonnaise. Dutch home cooking is a little bit different from what's served in restaurants, and the best way to taste the local cuisine is to book a lunch or dinner with one of our lovely Amsterdam hosts!

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With Eatwith, you're invited to experience a traditional dinner with a Dutch family, learn to make stroopwafel and poffertjes with an expert chef, or discover all of Amsterdam's hidden foodie gems with a local guide.

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If you like art and culture, then one of the best things to do in Amsterdam is to visit the Rijksmuseum or the Anne Frank house. There are so many famous Dutch painters to discover, like Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Bosch.

Another fun thing to do in Amsterdam is to rent a bike and explore the city just like the locals, navigating the beautiful canals and bridges. You can also hop on a boat and cross over to the North of Amsterdam, an up-and-coming neighborhood. Walk into little art galleries, step into a quaint coffee shop for a milky coffee or a local bar for a pint of Dutch draft beer, and you'll be living the real Dutch life!

If you're looking for culinary adventures, definitely check out the Albert Kuyp market, the city's famous food market that's packed with different Dutch cheeses, cold cuts, flowers and more. Or why not book a food tour with a local host who can show you around the market, introduce you to the stall owners and tell you everything you want to know about local Dutch cuisine? We hve lovely Amsterdam hosts who will show you around the city and get you the best food there is, or who will invite you into their canal houses or house-boat for a traditional Dutch meal.