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Amsterdam, Netherlands: Top Things to See, Eat, and Drink

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

Fun Fact

Amsterdam stands on 11 million wooden poles. You read correctly, the clay ground of this city is supported through the engineering of millions of wooden poles lifting the land above water.

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What is Amsterdam known for?

A 3-hour gratuity-based walking tour of Amsterdam led by locals and historians. We have found that starting our trip with one of these tours is a great way to learn about the history & culture of a new city. These tours provide a helpful understanding of the city layout by foot while you take note of attractions to visit throughout the remainder of your stay. Some of the highlights from our tour included the hidden canals, Jewish Quarter, Anne Frank House, and learning about the Dutch bike culture.

Ticket: Free with optional gratuity


Dedicated to the Jewish wartime diarist, Anne Frank, this museum is an eye-opening experience. This 17th century canal house preserves the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family during the holocaust. With an exhibition of the life of Anne Frank, as well as, information regarding persecution and discrimination during the holocaust, this popular Netherlands museum will certainly provide a thought-provoking experience.

Ticket: €14 / person

Located in the museum square of south Amsterdam, this is one of the most popular museums in the Netherlands. The museum takes you on a journey through the life of Vincent Van Gogh, displaying an extensive collection of his beautiful artwork and letters. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance in order to avoid crowds and secure entry for your desired travel dates. Be sure to plan for several hours to explore this museum, as there are many levels and exhibits dedicated to the great works of this talented artist.

Ticket: €19 / person (under 18 is free)

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We found this tour to be a wonderful value if you plan to do a brew tour at Heineken. With the Heineken tour costing 18, the Rock the City Tour is a package deal that provides you admission to the Heineken Experience (1.5 hours), two beers at the Best 'Dam Bar, guided canal tour through Amsterdam, as well as, admission to the A'DAM lookout tower!

Starting with the Heineken Experience, we have truly never been on a more fun and exciting brew tour. This is not just a brew tour, it truly is an experience! We do not want to give away any spoilers, so you will just have to see for yourself. The tour concludes in the fun, vibrant Best 'Dam Bar where you are able to hang out and meet fellow tourists while enjoying a freshly poured Heineken.

Ticket: €35 Rock the City or €18 Heineken Brewery Tour