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Leisure in Amsterdam


Are you wondering how you are going to spend your leisure time in Amsterdam? Here is some information on leisure activities which are available there.

Apart from being the Netherlands' capital city, Amsterdam is also known to be a tourist region. In fact, it attracts large numbers of foreigners every year due to its rich historical and cultural heritage. So if you are moving there, you will definitely not get bored. Amsterdam displays a young, modern and dynamic environment and lifestyle. This is why it is nicknamed the Northern Venice.

You can start by discovering its various places of attraction, or simply enjoy a walk in its streets or green spaces. If you like sports, you can not only enjoy sports events but also register with a sports club in the city.


You can start your Amsterdam tour by visiting its most popular places of attraction such as the Dam Square, the Red Light District, the Het Begijnhof hidden garden, the flower market, etc. Amsterdam also hosts many museums, churches, as well as the Royal Palace which holds a great historical architecture. Note that access to the flower market and to the Het Begijnhof is free of charge.

Culture and festivities

Being an economically prosperous region, Amsterdam is also deemed to be a Dutch cultural hub. The city indeed regularly hosts various cultural events and activities. You can also visit the Anne Frank House, attend drama theaters or watch a movie at the cinema hall. You can as well inquire about the different cultural events which are held all year long with local tourism authorities.

Walking and biking

You can enjoy the lively Amsterdam streets on foot or by bike. In fact, biking is almost a culture in Amsterdam, along with being one of the Dutch’s' favorite means of transport. You can thus explore the city's streets and channels.

Moreover, if you wish to hang out with your family or friends, you can visit the numerous coffee shops.

I Amsterdam City Card

The I Amsterdam City Card will allow you to benefit from preferential rates for various activities in Amsterdam. It also offers unlimited access to public transport on a fixed term basis, that is from one to three days. You can choose from different packages.

 Useful links: – Amsterdam Forum
Holland – Amsterdam
I Amsterdam - cultural, tourist and festive Amsterdam Agenda
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