What to Do in Amsterdam in a Weekend

Amsterdam is unarguably one of the best places on earth for a weekend getaway. There are so many things to do and so many places to go that you can easily suffer a selection headache. We can talk about so many places, but since you probably have just a weekend, we will briefly discuss six things you must do to enjoy the city and make good memories.

Nature Time at Vondelpark

This has to be one of the best parks in the Netherland. It is definitely the best in Amsterdam, and you will love it. The 120 acres park is among the best places to experience nature, and you can find some of the best sculptures the city has to offer here. You can have a lot of fun here.

Bike Through the Downtown

One of the things you will notice once you move through the streets of Amsterdam is the large number of people riding bicycles. To appreciate the Downtown, you should join them. Most hotels and hostels rent bicycles, and you can join a bike tour of the city.

Visit the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum (which means the State Museum in English) has been voted one of the best museums in the world. It is over 200 years old and is dedicated to Dutch art and history. A tour of this beautiful museum is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in the capital city.

Visit the Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Dam square is a wonderful place to be and the most attractive thing there has to be the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Built in the 17th century, the palace of King Louis Napoleon is just one of three palaces in the country.

Have Some Pastries and Desserts During Your Canal Tour

A canal tour can easily be the highpoint of your weekend in Amsterdam. You can’t just come to the city without trying it. Bonus point: have some of the best pastries and deserts the city has to offer in one of the waffle shops along the main canal.

Walk Through the Red Light District

Contrary to what you might have heard or read, the Red Light District is safe. You can pass by the lit-up windows and wave to the women and men inside. If you are up for it, you can walk through the pleasure shops or even buy tickets for a live sex show.

There you have it! Above are some things to do during your weekend vacation in Amsterdam. Amsterdam has a lot to offer tourists. If you are just there for a weekend, the six activities discussed here will give you lasting memories.