Activities and Family Activities in Amsterdam
If the sun is shining, start exploring one of Amsterdam’s many parks, rent a bike, take a spin in a go-cart or plan a day trip to the beach. For indoor excitement, try climbing, bowling laser tag or even a massive indoor playground.
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Famous for its canals, cafes, picturesque buildings, museums, and liberal culture, Amsterdam has something for everyone. Rent a bicycle or take a boat trip to really get to know this hip city and its bustling streets and waterways. There are a range of hotels in Amsterdam to suit most budgets and requirements, ensuring you can relax and make the most of your stay here.
There are so many ways to see Amsterdam, but if you'd like to really get to know what makes the city tick then a guided tour or excursion is a great way to go. A canal cruise is an absolute must for every first-time visitor, or hop on a bike for a cycle tour, and see the city as the locals do. Or take a short trip outside of the city to the wider Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and experience the typically Dutch landscape of windmills, dikes and manicured green pastures. Stroll through quaint fishing villages, take a boat tour along the scenic waterways or cycle along the dunes.
Canoe and pedal bike rental Amsterdamse Bos is located on a large pond in the Amsterdam city forest and offers canoes, pedal bikes and electric boats for rent. It organises all kinds of activities such as children's parties, survival trips by Canadian canoe, picnics, brunches and barbecues.