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21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself

    

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-1 Is Amsterdam in your bucket list? You cannot afford to miss the walk in the streets of this country and give your soul to take the adventurous ride in parks, forests, channels. Don’t be so boring and restrict yourself only by exploring the touristy places instead go deeper and discover some of the best things to offer in Amsterdam taking you to some off-beat places.

1.Start your day with cycling and hire a bike

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Amsterdam has been named as one of the most cycled friendly cities. Take the enjoyable ride through the tulip fields and have a scenic experience. From the streets, canals, museums to the attractions of Amsterdam that too on a bicycle. Rejuvenate yourself among these streets, cycle routes and landscapes hence Cycling is the way of life in Amsterdam. One will be really astonished to see that there are more bikes than the people in Amsterdam. Cycling is the top things to do and your heart won’t stop pounding as soon as you head out for rides.

Places to visit in Amsterdam for biking: The Golden Curve, Rijksmuseum passageway, Museum Square, Conservatorium Hotel, Vondelpark, Foodhallen, Prinsengracht, Westerpark, Zaanse Schans, Leidseplein, Sloterplas, and Waterloo Square

Average cost of renting a bike in Amsterdam: INR 380/- per bike (€ 5)

2. The Europe's highest swing is in Amsterdam

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-3 Built for two on the A’DAM Toren’s Lookout platform, this is a must try activity for next level adrenaline rush where your toes will sway and flow at a full 100 meters over the IJ. One of the best things to do in Amsterdam, this swing is actually very safe and have a fail proof venture. Apart from this, there are roller coaster adventure sanctuaries especially for children

**Over The Edge ticket price: INR 1,330/- per person (€ 12,50 for A’DAM LOOKOUT entrance ticket & € 5 for swing)**

3. Let your feet experience ice-skating in Amsterdam’s frozen canals in winter

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-4 During the winter the ice canal freezes, thereby giving an opportunity travelers across the world to skate on the flat iced playground. No doubt people love ice skating on Amsterdam because of many reason reasons. First is the sound of the ice skating ie crispy and nerve wrecking making it more exciting. One of the most entertaining things to do in winters especially when people gear up for local skating competition in December and January and the spectators watching and cheering you up.

4.Pay a visit to the Anne Frank House

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Who hasn't heard about this famous public figure ? Well of course since our childhood days we have come across the book "Diary of Anne frank" and in honor of her museum is built . Its a thrilling experience especially for children. The museum is divided into : the original house which includes the canal side part which was her father's office and family workers helped. The interior decors have been preserved including the styles too. Get the ancient vibe taking you back to the era of World War and the history of Anne Frank's life. There are various films to watch , photos and documents which help to represent the hiding and subsequent expulsion and banishment.

5. Don't miss out the famous Vondel Park In Amsterdam

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Named after the famous poet Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679), it is one of the largest green park spaces in Amsterdam and is a perfect place for family, couples, kids and adults too. Don’t just sit down in the park! engage yourself in variety of activities from making barbecue, picnicking with your family on sheets with food, salads, fruits. Not only this, there are also historical statues in the park and sculptures made by Picasso. Thus, during summers the park gets filled up with lot of people; from children to adults engrossing themselves in music, various activities and dance.

Head out for Zip Lining in Fun forest and paddle boarding

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-7 Are you a nature lover?? Then head out to Fu Forest located at the end of Amsterdamse Bos hence giving a tinge of adrenaline rush. Perfect place for adults, children and family to do some of the adventurous activities from running, jumping, climbing trees to the challenging rope courses and zip lining. Walk upto to Fun Park and enjoy the beauty of the nature which also provides paddle boarding on the nearby lake

**Location: Bosbaanweg 3, 1182 DA Amstelveen Average ticket price for various activities: INR 1,500/- per person (€ 20)**

Timings: Fun Forest is open for tourists from March until November in the timings given below

Wednesday: 12 PM – 6 PM

Weekends and holidays: 11 AM – 6 PM

School holidays – Every day

5. Explore the canals and waterways

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Don't you want to enjoy a scenic view River Noord and nestled between Rotterdam and Dordrecht is the village of Kinderdijk which means ‘Children’s Dike’ in Dutch?You will be wowed after witnessing ,such beauty that will take you back to the 18th century and this is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 19 windmills here that date from 1722-1761 and this is the largest group of these structures anywhere in the Netherlands.The best time to visit is between April To October where you get to witness the most stunning windmill spins throughout the year

6.Try out the Waterland canoe in Old Holland .

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This a perfect way to end your day while canoeing amidst the beautiful and smashing landscapes. Watch the sun goes down with your loved ones, family with a memorable 5-hour long canoe experience. Relish every moment spent as the guide will drive you to the north to, witnessing time-warp villages on, quaint waterways, and lush green pastures on your way that are. Treat yourself among the picturesque waterways of the countryside, encounter the chirping of the birds slide past reedbeds and weather board villages telling you the traditional stories of that particular region and smell the aroma of the wild flowers on the way that are enough to say that Amsterdam is one of the 30most beautiful cities of Europe.

6.Go berserk with beer tasting at Heineken Brewery

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You would go crazy visiting the Heineken Brewery and the kind of beer involved and get to know about the Heineken family as well as see the actual brewing process that is used to make the beer. There are lot attractive features like you’ll find the ‘t-Brouwerij IJ’, an award-winning artisan microbrewery with a noticeable large outdoor drinking terrace and 30-minute guided tasting tours. Though there are variety and ranges of organic standard and seasonal ales in pubs and nightclubs around the city but, people are willing to spend a lot of money on this particular beer because of the toothsome, dainty and fresh and its unique taste which set them apart from others. Nothing tastes as good as these mouthwatering brewed beers especially Heineken The best things to do in Amsterdam for beer lovers, is experiencing the Heineken Brewery and also beer tasting sessionsThere are many museums in Amsterdam to explore and get a historical vibe. Get to see the one of the oldest paintings and collection of arts preserved during the World War and industrial revolution.

8.Pay a visit to Rijksmuseum displaying the country’s largest art collection dated back to the 15th Century. Another art museum - Van Gogh Museum should be in your bucket list dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. If nightclubs and pubs don’t fascinate you, then explore these museums and it will make your day!

Enjoy the Windmill at Kinderjidk

Don't you want to enjoy a scenic view River Noord and nestled between Rotterdam and Dordrecht is the village of Kinderdijk which means ‘Children’s Dike’ in Dutch?You will be wowed after witnessing ,such beauty that will take you back to the 18th century and this is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 19 windmills here that date from 1722-1761 and this is the largest group of these structures anywhere in the Netherlands.The best time to visit is between April To October where you get to witness the most stunning windmill spins throughout the year

8. Experience the bungee jumping at the Faralda Crane Hotel

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Absolutely not meant for the faint hearted, feel the rush of blood from head to toe experiencing a thrilling and pulsating bungee jump from the stunning high crane of Faralda Crane Hotel. Moved to a more convenient place recently inside Amsterdam especially for travelers. One doesn’t have to worry about the safety issues preventing massive Injuries and trauma to the spine. Once you go , you will the panoramic view from 50 meters over the IJ for about 30 minutes! 1,23, boom off you go!

**Ticket prices for Over The Top (per person): Jump: INR 6,674/- (€ 87.5)**

**Jump + shirt: INR 8,000/- (€ 105)**

**Jump + video: INR 9,535/- (€ 125)**

**Jump + shirt + video: INR 10,450/- (€ 137.5)**

Try out the Waterland canoe in Old Holland .

9.Pay a visit to the Anne Frank House

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Who hasn't heard about this famous public figure ? Well of course since our childhood days we have come across the book "Diary of Anne frank" and in honor of her museum is built . Its a thrilling experience especially for children. The museum is divided into : the original house which includes the canal side part which was her father's office and family workers helped. The interior decors have been preserved including the styles too. Get the ancient vibe taking you back to the era of World War and the history of Anne Frank's life. There are various films to watch , photos and documents which help to represent the hiding and subsequent expulsion and banishment.

This is absolutely not to be missed if you are in Amsterdam and offers a poignant and personal view on this well known story.

9.Some of the best things to do in Amsterdam if you are a party animal

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Groove to the beats of funky music and world class DJ’s.Experience this in places like Museum n8 and discover different kinds of travelers across the world, late night museum parties each November. Sounds tempting right? This has been one of the fun things to do at night in Amsterdam where these parties allow you to dance till dawn, do arts and crafts. Go ahead and let your spirit fly.

10.Sing your heart out at the End Karaoke Bar

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Have an amazing night of your life and sing out loud at the End Karaoke Bar. Attend endless Karaoke nights of Amsterdam because it comes under 10 things to in this fabulous city. The best part is nobody is going to care about cranky and harsh voice, you are on your own. Make new friends along the way and sing your favourite band's song or any artist .

Other karaoke clubs in Amsterdam: Casablanca, Ginger Burger Steak & Karaoke Bar, Café Lange Leo, Karaokebar 24K, Feestcafé Knalle Bij Rich, and more .

11.Attend a concert at the Concertgebouw

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Just like in Paris we have Opera house, in Amsterdam we have Concertgebouw. The only difference is that that latter one is more engaging and fun and you wouldn’t miss such an amazing musical concert night. Witness some of the world's best acoustic musicians, from the grand concerts to the free lunchtime concerts

Tip: The Robeco Summer Nights going on through August is a must for all music lovers.

12.Don’t miss out the clubbing and bar hopping in Amsterdam.

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From the craziest cocktail bar, live music venues, wild night clubs to spellbinding Pub crawl scene, Amsterdam is considered one of the best to witness nightlife in Europe. Meet new people around you, get high on life with your friends and explore the party venues,dance festivals, and club nights too add in your bucket list.If you want to witness a rich nightlife of Amsterdam then bow your head down to the explored amd hidden avenues, the most popular one is the Pub Crawl. Grab few drinks, get along with different and people and see the Red-Light District.

Best clubs in Amsterdam: Club NYX, Club Church, AIR Amsterdam, Panama, & Chicago Social Club ,Best pubs in Amsterdam: O’Reilly’s, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, St. James’s Gate Irish Pub, Irish Pub Slainte, Mulligans Irish Music Bar, & Beer Temple.

13.Get the artistic vibe in Florescent Art.

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-17 Amsterdam is filled with some creative and quirky museums. One of these is the Electric Ladyland museum Tweede Leliedwarsstraat where everywhere it starts glowing. Instead of heading out to party parties and disco clubs, you can drop by these funky museums and take a trip by experiencing the world of glowing art and get high. One of the main themes is the florescent geology ad not all museum alow you to take pictures! So what are you waiting for? Go out and hit the museum.

Location: Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam

**Timings: 2 PM – 6 PM (Closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) Admission fare: INR 380/- per person (€ 5) & free for children up to 12 years of age**

Time for foodies. Eat the most delicious food from Amsterdam from streets to cuisines and many more.

14.Try out the herring at food truck

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What is herring?. Well it is one of the main dishes of the Dutch. Herring is spread across everywhere in Amsterdam from the food truck, dinners, restaurants, bars, streets venues making it one of the most outstanding menu. caught in the North Sea and the East Sea near Denmark from May to July, the dish is salty and can be eaten in many ways- sandwiches, burgers, fillets, cakes and pancakes. If you want to do something crazy in Amsterdam hold the tail, dip it into your mouth. Let the slimy fish go slide down in your tummy.

Best restaurants in Amsterdam for herring: Herring Stall Jonk, Restaurant Greetje, Rob Wigboldus Fishmonger, Vishuisje Herengracht, Frens Haringhandel, Stubbe’s Haring (food truck), & Vis van Henry (food truck)

15.Eat the Vleminckx’s famous fries

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Grab yourself the crunchy fries topped with mustard, mayo or tartare sauce! Don’t be disappointed if the queue is really long because it's worth the wait. Make sure you check out the different types of dips they provide while you are in the line as the crowd gets bigger and bigger for this exquisite dish and the hungry masses won’t give you time at the counter.

**Timings: Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM – 7 PM ,,Monday & Sunday: 12 PM – 7 PM**

Average cost of fries: INR 315/- (fries + sauce)

16. Savour varieties of cheese at Reypenaer tasting room

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-20 Uncover the hidden treasure in Reypenaer tasting room. Displaying variety of cheese from the forth centuries embellished with a ting of historical look. These cheeses are wrapped around in different cheeses serving you in a platter. Doesn’t it sound tempting?Get the taste of the Wyngaard cheeses and feel that soft thing melting in your mouth.

**Location: Reypenaer Proeflokaal, Singel 182, Amsterdam Average Cheese Tasting Tour timings: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM**

**Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM Monday: 12 PM – 6 PM Average Cheese Tasting Tour cost: INR 1,258/- per person € 16.50 (extra for ‘Whiskey Special’ tours)**

17. Get yourself onboard on the Lighthouse Island culinary cruise

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Call out for the travelers, tourists around the world who wants an opulence experience, book the tickets for Lighthouse Island culinary cruise. Adorned with the leaping-sheep-spotted, war-era-bunker-dotted islet showing off two rolling hills just beyond IJburg. Serving luscious four- five meals in a day, it also hosts all night meal for guests. Operating throughout the year, pamper your partner in a romantic candlelight and sail through the charming countryside a boarding a lavish cruise. Experience the stunning service and dining affair

Tip: Make your reservations two months in advance on the website to save yourself a place on the cruise!

18.Spoil yourself in ‘Garlic affair’ at the Garlic Queen

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-22 Furnished with some amazing decors and menu that one would fall in love at one go, this is spectacular place which has everything from garlic aperitifs to garlic beer to garlic ice cream. If you want to have a splendid garlicky experience then, then this is the right place to go! :) Location: Reguliersdwarsstraat 27, 1017 BJ Amsterdam

**Timings: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM | 5 PM – 11 PM (closed on Monday & Tuesday) ,Cost for two: INR 2,500/- with alcohol (€ 32.77)**

Some of the best things to do in Amsterdam

19.Discover Amsterdam’s astounding museums

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There are many museums in Amsterdam to explore and get a historical vibe. Get to see the one of the oldest paintings and collection of arts preserved during the World War and industrial revolution. Pay a visit to Rijksmuseum displaying the country’s largest art collection dated back to the 15th Century. Another art museum - Van Gogh Museum should be in your bucket list dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. If nightclubs and pubs don’t fascinate you, then explore these museums and it will make your day!

20.Pay a visit to the famous flower market

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One of the best parts of Amsterdam is that the tulips, windmills, cheese starts harvesting. A heavenly place for photographers and nature lovers because of the multicolored fields making everyone go bonkers . Bloemenmarkt is the market where flowers are sold in abundance and considered of the few floating flower market and an important symbol of Dutch culture. Take a 20 min short bike trip to the fields of Tulip where the flowers bloom at full stretch and this Definitey will leave you in awe. If you are still thinking when is the best time to go, it is definitely in the month of March! Give your eyes and soul a visual treat.

21. Go outing in the Vondelpark

21 Crazy Things To Do In Amsterdam To Celebrate Yourself-25 Named after the famous poet Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679), it is one of the largest green park spaces in Amsterdam and is a perfect place for family, couples, kids and adults too. Don’t just sit down in the park! engage yourself in variety of activities from making barbecue, picnicking with your family on sheets with food, salads, fruits. Not only this, there are also historical statues in the park and sculptures made by Picasso. Thus, during summers the park gets filled up with lot of people; from children to adults engrossing themselves in music, various activities and dance.

Now having listed down the best things to do in Amsterdam, this place sets apart from other countries in Europe. You wouldn't want to miss out the crazy adventures, fancy parties and attend art museums ? Pack your bags now and head out out Amsterdam to have the time of your life!!
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