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Outdoor Activities in Amsterdam


Taking up outdoor activities in Amsterdam is fun, as there is so much to choose from in this lovely city. From going cycling across the city to taking a boat to enjoy its many canals, you’ll find a lot of exciting things to do.

An interesting way to discover the heritage of any city is by visiting its museums, and the same is true for Amsterdam as well. Head out to the Museum Quarter in the city, which features famous museums like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. There are a few tours which let you skip the line and head in directly for the tour of the museum. If you’re into contemporary art, pay a visit to the Moco Museum.

If you’re in the city during winter, then you must take part in the Amsterdam Light Festival, which features many light sculptures and colorful parades. Board a Hop On Hop Off bus that takes you all over the city, past its highlights and bustling lanes so you can get a true feel of Amsterdam. Outdoor adventure in Amsterdam includes playing games like Archery Tag, Tug of War, and Putting the Stone, which are offered by many tourist packages.

Going biking is a great way to explore the city and one of the best outdoor activities in Amsterdam. Biking in Amsterdam is a way of life and you will see most locals riding a bike more often than not. Taking a canal cruise is another of classic Amsterdam outdoor activities. Cruising through its historic canals in the evening is an experience like no other as you will get to see important landmarks and admire the well-lit city skyline. Craving for something different? Then take up specialized packages that offer a canal cruise with a live magic show on board!

Make sure you try some of these fun outdoor activities during your stay in Amsterdam and have an amazing vacation.