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Amsterdam Attractions

There’s never a shortage of things to do in Amsterdam. With world-class museums, quirky festivals, theatre, live music, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants, the Dutch capital offers something for everyone!

Want to spend less time planning your itinerary and more time enjoying it? Do the smart thing and book tickets to the best Amsterdam attractions in advance. You’ll save yourself some money in the process, too!

Explore the city’s history and culture

From Van Gogh to Rembrandt, some of the world’s most important artistic figures have hailed from The Netherlands. Soak up some of that culture by visiting one of Amsterdam’s top museums and galleries.

At the Rijksmuseum, the country’s national museum, explore the collection of a million artistic and historical objects collated between 1200 and 2000 – including Rembrandt’s iconic ‘The Nachtwacht’.

Want to learn more about the city’s fascinating past? Visit the Amsterdam Museum to find out about the birthplace of Johan Cruyff, Rembrandt, Ajax and the United East India Company.

Finally, head to the Hermitage Amsterdam to check out the unique exhibition “Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age”, comprising 30 huge group portraits dating back to the 17th century. Rarely seen due to their immense size, the paintings have been drawn from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

Enjoy some family-friendly fun

It might have a reputation as a city of party people, but Amsterdam also has plenty of family-friendly entertainment.

Visit Madame Tussauds Amsterdam to rub shoulders with stars from the worlds of music, film, sports and more. Get a little extra bang for your buck with a combo ticket and combine your trip with a canal cruise or a trip to the Rijksmuseum.

For something a little out of the ordinary, you can’t beat Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which brings together some of the world’s most weird and wonderful exhibits. Stand alongside a model of Robert Wadlow, the tallest person in recorded history, and see real shrunken heads from the Amazon.

Book an Amsterdam sightseeing tour

What better way to take in the many sights of this fascinating city than on a dedicated tour?

Book an Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour ticket to be whisked between the city’s biggest hotspots, from Anne Frank’s House and the Jewish Cultural Quarter to Museum Square and the Heineken Experience.

Alternatively, take to the city’s world-famous canal network to see Amsterdam from the water. There are a variety of Amsterdam canal cruises to choose from, including hop-on hop-off boats, cocktail cruises and dining experiences.

See below for an overview of our amazing Amsterdam attractions, from sightseeing tours to cultural experiences.