With its centuries-old canals, diverse culinary scene, and acclaimed museum quarter, Amsterdam offers an enchanting mix of history and modern flair. Whether you want to sample city flavors, experiment with the art scene, or explore like a local, these memorable experiences can help take your vacation to the next level.
Art is just about everywhere you look in Amsterdam, a city that doesn’t shy away from the edgy. Express your own creativity and take a deep dive into Dutch culture with an interactive workshop. Learn from the masters as you paint the human figure, spray-paint your own urban masterpiece, or dabble in fire-breathing techniques.
Eat Like a Local
Amsterdam’s cuisine matches its attitude—adventurous, diverse, and exciting. Learn how this trading port absorbed gastronomic influences from around the globe as you taste your way through the food scene. Follow a local to the city’s hidden gems, sit down for dinner with a professional chef, or immerse yourself in Amsterdam’s unique coffee shop culture.
Get Off the Beaten Path
While the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and Rijksmuseum remain important city highlights, these tours allow you to branch off from tourist crowds and experience a side of Amsterdam that most visitors never see. Cruise the canals aboard a century-old Dutch boat, stroll through the city’s diverse cultural enclaves, or escape the city center to tour Amsterdam’s east side by bike.
Head Further Afield
When thinking of the Netherlands, a few things typically come to mind—tulips, windmills, scenic waterways, and wooden shoes. Capture the country's essence with a private and personalized countryside excursion to see working windmills, visit a clog workshop, cruise the Zaan River, or explore local villages.