A list with the top 10 things to do in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam top 10 covers the most famous places of Amsterdam, the best tourist attractions of Amsterdam and best experiences. Admission fees are for adults, children usually pay less. The page about Amsterdam has a longer list with nice places and attractions to visit in Amsterdam, but if time is limited then try to visit the top 10 of Amsterdam attractions.
One of the things Amsterdam is famous of is the canals. An Amsterdam canal tour is a must for tourists who visit the city for the first time. In Amsterdam there are several companies who offer canal tours and the duration of the canal tours usually is between one and two hours. It gives you a good impression from the city in short time. Amsterdam Canal tour tickets: €10,- to €15,-. Buy tickets for a canal tour with discount here.
2. Anne Frank House
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who hid with her family for the Nazi’s during World War II. The Anne Frank House is the house where Anne Frank secretly lived in a hidden room for more than two years during World War II. There she also wrote her diary. Nowadays the Anne Frank House is a museum. Anne Frank House tickets: €9,50. Anne Frank House website.
3. Amsterdam Rijksmuseum
The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum recently reopened after renovation. The Rijksmuseum is located at Museum Square and hosts a huge collection of arts and paintings. Most famous in the collection is the Night Watch from Rembrandt. Most of the collection contains paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Rijksmuseum tickets: €15,-. Rijksmuseum website.
4. Amsterdam Dam Square
Dam Square is the heart of Amsterdam. You will find the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk and National Monument around Dam Square. Royal Palace tickets: €10,-. Nieuwe Kerk tickets: €15,-. Royal Palace website and Nieuwe Kerk website.
5. Amsterdam Begijnhof
The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts of Amsterdam and founded in the Middle Ages. Historical buildings are built around a small park. Begijnhof admission: free. Begijnhof website.
6. Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is dedicated to the paintings of Vincent van Gogh and located at Museum Square. It is the largest Van Gogh collection in the world with 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters from Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh Museum tickets: €15,-. Van Gogh Museum website.
7. Amsterdam Vondelpark
The Vondelpark is one of the largest public parks in the city centre of Amsterdam. Vondelpark was opened in 1865 and has a film museum, open air theatre and bars and restaurants. It’s located near Museum Square and people can enjoy outdoor activities like sports and picnicking.
8. Artis zoo
Artis is the oldest zoo of Holland and is located in the centre of Amsterdam. Artis zoo opened in 1838 and has a planetarium, aquarium and museums. There also are several historical buildings in the zoo. Artis zoo tickets: €19,50. Buy tickets for Artis with discount here.
9. Heineken Experience
The Heineken Experience is about the famous Dutch beer Heineken. It’s located in the historical brewery in the centre of Amsterdam and visitors can get a brewery tour about the history of the Heineken family and the process of beer making. Of course tasting Heineken beer is included. Heineken Experience tickets: €18,- (includes to Heineken drinks). Buy tickets for the Heineken Experience with discount here.
10. Amsterdam Red Light District
The Amsterdam Red Light District or ‘De Wallen’ is one of the major tourist attractions of Amsterdam. It’s one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and located in the city centre east of Damrak. Don’t feel worried, the area is safe and old and young people walk around.