5x free things to do in Amsterdam

5x free things to do in Amsterdam

Since I’ve just moved to Amsterdam, it’s about time we explore the city together and share all my tips about this wonderful city. Ofcourse, living in the big city or traveling towards one is already quite expensive. So it’s always nice to know some cool activities that won’t cost you a dime. So, if you want to know more then 5x free things to do in Amsterdam, continue reading. 

1. Picknick 

Picknick in one of the many parks this beautiful city has to offer. Take a bottle of wine, some cheeses and other snacks together with your girlfriends or go for a romantic picknick with your lover. Go people watching in the park, where people play sports, dance and lie in the sun in summer. Make sure to pack your Sit & Joy to the park or go sit alongside one of the many canals of the city. They are called ‘grachten’ in Dutch and will offer you the best views of the water. This ‘zitzak’ from Sit & Joy is perfect for two people to sit on and have a perfect and comfy day. 

2. Visit a concert

Visit one of the many free concerts the city has to offer. All the concerts that are held in the city can be found here. Just check if it’s for free and enjoy a lovely concert from local and international artists. 

3. Visit museums

Amsterdam has so much to offer when it comes to musea, from abstract to more classic and from high priced to free passes. There are also monthly changes in this, so make sure to check it regularly. 

4. Walking or cycling-routes

Explore this wonderful city by bike or by foot. Grap a bike, or rent one and follow one of the many routes through Amsterdam. Through this way you can explore the city and the many picturesque neighborhoods such as ‘De Pijp and De Jordaan. Or take a free ferry, to Amsterdam-Noord and visit the Eye Museum or the NDSM-werf which is full of artist, creatives and bake your own bread at The Noorderlicht Cafe.

5. Free Festivals (can it get any better?)

Amsterdam is known by a lot of things, and their festivals must be on top of that list. Every year there are so many festivals and events organized it’s almost uncountable. The festival season begins at the beginning of April and ends around september. This means there is plenty to do and see all those months. A couple of festivals you can visit for free are: Koningsdag, Gay Pride, het Grachtenfestival and Amsterdam Light Festival.

Where to sleep?

If you decide to travel to Amsterdam and book through Airbnb. Book through this link to get a discount of €25,- on your first booking. (If you already have an account, just create a new one)

There are plenty hotels to stay in Amsterdam. There is a wide range of luxurious hotels, mid-range and also budget hotels. Below you’ll find my recommendations on the ad of Booking.com.


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  1. Juliette - Strongbody.nl
    April 22, 2019 / 7:25 pm

    Ik ga eigenlijk alleen naar Amsterdam om vrienden op te zoeken maar er zelf veel te weinig als toerist. Het staat in ieder geval op mijn to do list dit jaar!

  2. April 18, 2019 / 6:01 pm

    Was er vorige week nog, vind het zo’n leuke stad! Handig lijstje dit!

  3. April 18, 2019 / 7:19 am

    I’d visited Amsterdam a couple of years ago, nog my kind of city, too busy 🙂 But I love the pictures you’ve made….

  4. April 17, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    Wat een mooie foto’s! Het is alweer een tijd geleden dat ik in Amsterdam ben geweest.. Het is zo’n mooie stad!

  5. April 17, 2019 / 10:57 am

    het is altijd handig om gratis tips achter de hand te hebben als je naar ene stad gaat om te verkennen!!

  6. kiki hasseltonK
    April 17, 2019 / 10:56 am

    helaas kosten de meeste dingen in amsterdam (eigenlijk overal), geld. het is altijd handig om wat tips te hebben om ook wat dingen gratis te kunnen doen

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