Activities in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a diverse and bustling city, with plenty of character and options for your holiday. There are activities in Amsterdam for the whole family, solo travellers or even romantic couples. So what are you waiting for book your next adventure today.

We’ve put together a guide of our favourite activities in Amsterdam to help you plan your next holiday. Whether you’re looking for culture or a more outdoorsy experience we’ve got you covered. 

If you are craving a more off the beaten path type of holiday book a ferry on our Hull to Rotterdam route, but if it’s a quick weekend break then you should consider one of our Amsterdam mini-cruise breaks!










Amsterdam bikes canals


Family activities in Amsterdam There are loads of family activities in Amsterdam for you to enjoy, whether you’re travelling with toddlers or teenagers you will be spoilt for choice. Some of the top pick of family activities in Amsterdam include canal cruises, visiting a working windmill or biking around this fantastic city. 

Did you know there are over 165 canals in Amsterdam? Making it the perfect place to enjoy a canal cruise. We have partnered with Get your Guide so you can find the best canal cruise to suit your families need. Equally with so many canals there are loads of sights you can cycle to, if you want to go for a family bike ride. 

Or perhaps visiting a working windmill will be more at your families street? If so, then visiting the Zaanse Schans, open air museum will be the place for you, with most of the windmills also being open to visitors between April and October each year. As well, as being able to explore the windmills you can see how clogs are made or perhaps visit a cheese farm near Zaanse Schans. 
Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Solo activities in Amsterdam

If you’re looking to explore Amsterdam by yourself then there are activities to keep you busy. A lot of solo travellers really enjoy the number of museums that Amsterdam has to offer. Two of the most popular museums include the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, both of which are in close proximity of one another. Our top tip is to book these online in advance to save you time when you arrive. 

For a quieter experience why not head to the Museum Van Loon to explore its beautiful gardens. The museum is named after the family that lived there in the 19th Century and is a 16th Century canalside house and offers a slightly different experience to the other museums. 

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Romantic picnic in a park in Amsterdam

Romantic activities in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a great location for an outdoorsy couple with it canal streets and green spaces. Our top pick of romantic activities in Amsterdam is to tour the canals on a pedal boat. Visit Get Your Guide website to find locations where you can hire pedal boats before you leave, but this is a definite memorable experience for any couple looking for a bit of romance.

Or head to Vondelpark, in the heart of the city, this is a great location for a romantic picnic or a romantic walk. Amsterdam also has a huge range of pubs or restaurants for you to choose from during your holiday. 

Canal houses in Amsterdam

Planning your trip to Amsterdam

We have lots of different options for you when travelling to the Netherlands. For a day out in Amsterdam we would highly recommend our Amsterdam Mini Cruise, including the overnight crossing to Rotterdam and your coach transfers to the beautiful city of Amsterdam. You can even do one of our extra-night Mini Cruises to have more time to explore this magnificent city.

Alternatively you can travel to Rotterdam with your own vehicle and drive across to Amsterdam. We have a range of ticket types available to meet your budget and flexibility needs, for example, our Standard Flexi ticket is a great option if you want to be able to amend your booking or travel dates as your holiday becomes closer. 

Travelling on our Hull to Rotterdam route is an experience in itself with a range of activities to do on board from catching up in our bars, to a lovely evening meal and our cinema. So what are you waiting for book your Hull to Rotterdam crossing today.


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