Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

5 Fun things to do in Amsterdam

5 fun things to do in Amsterdam, Mandy Charlton, Photographer, writer, blogger

Ready for a city break that has something for everyone? Look no further than Amsterdam! This stunning city is full of culture, history, and so many things to see and do. And with the Go Amsterdam pass, you can save money on top attractions and make the most of your trip. Here are five fun things to do in Amsterdam with the Go Amsterdam pass:

  1. Take in the stunning canal system on a leisurely boat ride. The waterways of Amsterdam were originally built in the 17th century to transport goods and people around the city, but today they're the perfect setting for a relaxing boat ride. There are plenty of companies offering canal cruises, so you can sit back, relax, and take in the sights and sounds of Amsterdam. Keep an eye out for the iconic houseboats – they're a common sight along the canals and make for some great photo opportunities.

  2. Visit world-renowned museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. If you're in the mood for a bit of culture, Amsterdam has no shortage of museums to visit. The Rijksmuseum is a must-see for art lovers, with a collection that includes works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. The Van Gogh Museum is another popular choice, featuring the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings in the world. And with the Go Amsterdam pass, you can save money on admission to both of these top attractions. If they're not your thing, you can visit the museum of cats and yes, they do have cats who live there.

  3. Explore Amsterdam's vibrant nightlife. Whether you're looking for a wild night out or a more low-key evening, Amsterdam has something for everyone. The Red Light District is a well-known (and controversial) destination, but there are plenty of other areas of the city to explore if you're looking for a more laid-back evening. The Jordaan neighbourhood is a popular spot for bar-hopping, with a wide range of pubs and breweries to choose from. Or, you could check out one of Amsterdam's many live music venues or comedy clubs.

  4. Bond with your kids through activities like biking and guided tours. Amsterdam is the perfect destination for some quality family bonding time. There are so many activities to do together, like exploring the city on foot or by bike (Amsterdam is super bike-friendly, by the way, with well-marked bike lanes and plenty of rental shops). Or, you could consider taking a guided tour to learn more about the city's history and culture. This is a great opportunity to spend some quality time together and make new memories.

  5. Enjoy family-friendly activities like the NEMO Science Museum and Vondelpark. Amsterdam is also a very family-friendly destination, with plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep little ones entertained. The NEMO Science Museum and Artis Zoo are both popular choices, but if you're in the mood for something a bit more laid-back, you could take a stroll through the beautiful Vondelpark or have a picnic on the grass. And if the weather isn't cooperating, the Amsterdam Dungeon is a great indoor activity that's sure to be a hit with the whole family.

As you can see, Amsterdam has something for everyone. So why not start planning your holiday or mini-break today with the help of the Go Amsterdam pass? With so many things to see and do, you won't be disappointed. I can't wait for my next trip to Amsterdam, the only thing I have to think about is whether to go by ferry from North Shields with DFDS or whether to fly into Schipol with KLM, either way, I'm already excited.


1 comment

HopeO said...

Amsterdam is such a wonderful place to visit. The whole Netherlands can be called a city of cycles. Such good ways of traveling also ensure an eco-friendly environment. Recently, I visited some of the places in New Zealand and I enjoyed camping over there with the locals and some friends. Thanks for the hospitality they have shown. The camping gear was so durable and indeed a high-quality product.

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