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Attractions in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam has much to offer for filling your days. You can explore the museums like Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum, go for a stroll in city’s park Vondelpark or just pick some attractions of the list below to experience the city.

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Attractions in Amsterdam: beer and liquor

Heineken Experience

The brewery of the Heineken Experience
The movie at Heineken Experience

Visiting the Heineken Experience is discovering one of the most known beer brands in the world. And yes, Heineken is Dutch heritage! Here you enter history and this experience will show you the old brewery of Heineken and the process of producing beer. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a beer from a spectacular rooftop bar in the Heineken Experience.

The Heineken Experience is a self-guided tour 

Once you are in, you learn more about the history of Heineken. The brewery was founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken with the aim to provide the finest product possible. Walk through the galleries and see how this brand developed itself to one of the world’s premium beer brands. At the end of the history part, an employee will tell you about the beer process.

Know you now about the beer process it is time to enter the old brewery and see the old beer boilers from the copper material. Through shutters, you can have a look at them inside. Once you leave the old brewery you see the old horse carriages of Heineken and some horses as well. Then its time to feel the ‘ride of the beer’ yourself. You will be bottled as they say at Heineken Experience! It’s a small tour on an interactive moving platform and it will tell you the process of making beer. After the tour its time for a beer and to watch to movie.

Then it’s time to go to the rooftop bar of the brewery and enjoy another beer. The view at Amsterdam is truly amazing!

At the end of the tour, you can see how the beer is bottled and order your own bottle of beer at the store.

Ice Bar Amsterdam

Fun in the Icebar attraction in Amsterdam

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The Ice Bar is a great way to escape the heat during the summer months. 

The Ice Bar is an immersive experience that allows you to fully embrace Dutch culture. The bar is designed to resemble a traditional Dutch village, complete with ice sculptures of famous Dutch landmarks such as windmills and canals. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample traditional Dutch drinks like Jenever, a local gin-like spirit.

You’ll be given a warm coat and gloves to wear, and the bar is fully equipped with ice chairs and tables. It’s a great place to take photos and make memories with friends.

House of Bols, cocktail & Genever Experience

The cocktail bar in House of Bols attraction in Amsterdam

House of Bols is a great way to learn about the history and culture of Dutch jenever and cocktails.

The House of Bols is home to the oldest distillery in Amsterdam, and the museum provides an interactive experience that takes you through the history of jenever, from its origins in the 16th century to its current popularity as a cocktail ingredient.

House of Bols offers a unique opportunity to create your own cocktail.

At the end of the tour, you’ll have the chance to visit the Bols cocktail bar and experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create a personalized cocktail that suits your taste. Cheers!

House of Bols is opposite the Rijksmuseum. 

Attractions in Amsterdam: crazy experiences

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not, a crazy experience attraction in Amsterdam

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a museum filled with unusual exhibits and artifacts from around the world.

From shrunken heads to giant sculptures made out of matchsticks, the museum offers a glimpse into the weird and wonderful world of Robert Ripley’s collection.

Additionally the museum offers interactive exhibits that allow you to experience some of the strange and bizarre phenomena featured in the museum.

For example, you can enter the world’s largest kaleidoscope or test your agility in the laser maze.

The museum is located on the famous Dam Square

The Amsterdam Dungeon

The Amsterdam Dungeo Experience, things to do in Amsterdam

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The Amsterdam Dungeon is an interactive show that takes visitors on a journey through the city’s dark and gruesome history, with live actors, special effects, and multimedia displays.

The show includes 11 different shows, each of which tells a different story from Amsterdam’s past, such as the Dutch East India Company, the plague, and the Spanish Inquisition.

The Amsterdam Dungeon is a fun and immersive way to learn about Amsterdam’s history

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

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Madame Tussauds is home to lifelike wax figures of famous celebrities from around the world, including musicians, actors, and athletes.

You’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the likes of Beyoncé, Johnny Depp,  and even get a selfie with the Dutch royal family.

Madame Tussauds offers interactive exhibits that allow you to step into the shoes of your favorite celebrities.

For example, you can record your own song in the music studio with DJ Afrojack or take a penalty kick against Dutch soccer legend Marco van Basten.

Madame Tussauds is located at the Dam Square.

Attractions in Amsterdam: music experiences

AMAZE Amsterdam Experience

Amaze Audiovisual experience in Amsterdam

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Amaze Amsterdam is an audiovisual experience that combines art, technology, and music to create a multi-sensory adventure for visitors.

Each room features a different concept and theme, and the immersive visuals and soundscapes create a truly surreal and mind-bending experience.

The journey through Amaze Amsterdam is both relaxing and stimulating, making it a great way to disconnect and immerse yourself in a different world for a little while. 

Our House

Our House Music Experience
The giant mix wall in Our House in Amsterdam

Our House is an experience about the rise of Dance Music. The tour starts with a short film as an introduction in the main hall.

Then the side walls open and you can enteer different rooms. You will find certain objects from famous DJs and in another room you can watch a film about dance music is shown on a large screen.

In another room you see instruments, keyboards, drum machines rythm composers like the TR-909.

In the next room there is a gigantic wall mixing panel where the staff explains how dance music is created. Here you can also do a crash course in mixing on a small mixer here.

The tour ends with a movie of about fifteen minutes on the dance floor. In the film you see many fragments about dance festivals and events, all together with nice beats, smoke and light show. And even the dance floor vibrates!

At night, this venue turns in the famous Club Air.

Attractions in Amsterdam for the insta lovers

Upside Down

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The Upside Down Museum is a fully immersive attraction that allows you to step into a world where everything is turned upside down.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore a series of rooms and spaces that have been designed to defy gravity, with furniture and decor hanging from the ceiling and floors that appear to be above your head.

The museum offers interactive exhibits that allow you to take fun and creative photos that will make it look like you’re defying gravity or walking on the ceiling.

The museum is a great place to capture unique and memorable photos that will be sure to impress your friends and family.

WONDR Experience Amsterdam

Instagram museum WONDR in Amsterdam

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WONDR Experience is a fully interactive art installation that allows you to explore a series of rooms and spaces that have been designed to stimulate your senses and spark your creativity.

Each room is filled with colorful and whimsical installations that provide the perfect backdrop for unique and memorable photos.

WONDR offers interactive exhibits that allow you to play with different materials and textures, creating your own unique pieces of art.

For example, you can make your own candy necklace, draw on the walls with neon markers, or create your own flower crown.

The experience is known in Amsterdam as the “Instagram Museum”.  During summer season you will find here Pink Beach also, which, as the name says, is a beach bar in pink colors.

More attractions in Amsterdam

Roller Dreams

Do you like the glitter disco from the 80’s? And do you like the old fashioned roller skates? 

Well, put on the roller skates and enjoy the funky disco, neon lights and the pink ambience. It’s from the same owners as the WONDR Experience.

Johan Cruyff Arena Stadion tour

The Arena football stadium in Amsterdam

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Take a tour in the famous football stadium the Johan Cruyff ArenA. Home of AFC Ajax

In addition to being a football stadium, the Arena is also a venue for concerts and massive parties, like Sensation White. 

The classic ArenA tour takes you to the most exclusive places of the stadium. After the tour you can visit the Ajax fan shop.

Bike tour amsterdam

Bike tour in Amsterdam

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Do as most people do in Amsterdam: take a bike an cycle through the city. It’s by far the best way to explore the city. 

This tour is quite popular and takes you to the typical neighbourhoods like the Jordaan and the Pijp, Leidsplein and Musuem square. 

Relax a moment in the city’s park the Vondelpark. The tour takes more or less 3 hours.

Cheese Experience

Taste several cheeses during the cheese experience in Amsterdam

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The Dutch love cheese, so in fact you can not leave the country whithout having tasted cheese!

This cheese experience explains you the making of cheese. You will see a short movie about the proces and meanwhile you will taste several cheeses with 1 dip and 2 mustards. 

Two glasses of red wine or specialty beer are included in this experience. The experience takes about 45 minutes.

Aloha Amsterdam

Glow in the dark minigolf Amsterdam

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Aloha, formerly know as Powerzone, is a fun place for playing games as Glow in the Dark minigolf and lasergaming.

Fan of bowling? Experience LED-bowling in a jungle of sunset setting. 

There are also private cabins for karaoke and you will find a Hawaiin themed restaurant.

For some hours of fun and laughs, check out this place!

Hortus Botanicus

Terrace in Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam

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Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, dating back to 1638. The garden is home to over 4,000 species of plants, including rare and exotic specimens from around the world.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore a series of outdoor gardens and indoor greenhouses, each with its own unique collection of plants.

Hortus Botanicus offers educational programs and guided tours that allow you to learn more about the plants and their origins.

You can also attend workshops and events that focus on topics such as herbal medicine, sustainable gardening, and plant conservation.

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