YOUR AMSTERDAM BUCKET LIST

Amsterdam is a super visitor-friendly city: easy to get around and relatively compact. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Amsterdam. This is an unashamedly ‘’tourist-y’’ list, but Amsterdam is one of those cities – like Paris and London – where you seriously need to check off some must-see sights from your bucket list. Our Mission Control crew can help you with pre-booking your attraction tickets. 

 

Pekmarkt Amsterdam Tulips

Pekmarkt

Pekmarkt is the oldest market in town and takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. It's a must see in Amsterdam Noord. 

Eye filmmuseum, Amsterdamn

Eye filmmuseum

The striking architecture of the Eye Filmmuseum has quickly made it one of Amsterdam’s most iconic institutions. Situated on the northern bank of the River IJ, opposite Central Station, this cinema, film museum, café and cuttin...

Eye filmmuseum

The striking architecture of the Eye Filmmuseum has quickly made it one of Amsterdam’s most iconic institutions. Situated on the northern bank of the River IJ, opposite Central Station, this cinema, film museum, café and cutting-edge event location is a must-see. Eye Filmmuseum is free to visit with the I amsterdam City Card, however some exhibitions have an additional charge.

Amsterdam park

Noorderpark & Noorderparkbad

For decades the heart of Amsterdam Noord has been combination of two parks (the Florapark and Volewijkspark), a canal and a busy through road. A few years ago, the administration decided to give the region a fresh, modern...

Noorderpark & Noorderparkbad

For decades the heart of Amsterdam Noord has been combination of two parks (the Florapark and Volewijkspark), a canal and a busy through road. A few years ago, the administration decided to give the region a fresh, modern look. The two parks were harmoniously merged creating a green oasis where you can kick back and relax. The landscape of trees and fields is perfect for picnics, walks and bike rides. The park also features an award-winning indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam

NDSM Wharf

Transformed from industrial shipyard to blossoming cultural hotspot with a vibrant artist community, the NDSM neighbourhood in Amsterdam Noord has become a haven for creatives and a vibrant social space.

NDSM Wharf

Transformed from industrial shipyard to blossoming cultural hotspot with a vibrant artist community, the NDSM neighbourhood in Amsterdam Noord has become a haven for creatives and a vibrant social space. Its ever-expanding variety of bars and restaurants are an attraction in itself with grounds exceeding the size of ten football pitches! The area also hosts many festivals, performances, exhibitions and dance parties.

Amsterdam at night

IJ-Hallen

Every month, the IJ-Hallen hosts the biggest flea market in Europe with 750 stalls outside in a huge area at NDSM Wharf. Because of the size of the market, supply and demand are perfectly balanced giving you the best chance of ...

IJ-Hallen

Every month, the IJ-Hallen hosts the biggest flea market in Europe with 750 stalls outside in a huge area at NDSM Wharf. Because of the size of the market, supply and demand are perfectly balanced giving you the best chance of finding what you are looking for. Check the website for opening dates. Admission is €5 for adults, €2 for children.

Amsterdam city with sunset

Oedipus brewing

Look no further for local quality craft beers. Open Thursday to Sunday, book an amazing tasting or buy beer for €3, straight from the bottling line.

Proost & Stroop

Celebrate, taste, play! The best combination of both; Beer & Dutch Pancakes. Taste traditional pancakes and other (organic) dishes with fresh vegetables and meats. 

Amsterdam city view at carnival

The A’dam Tower & This is Holland

Prepare yourself for stunning 360 degree views of Amsterdam from The A'dam Tower and A’dam Lookout. Feeling adventurous? Swing 100 meters above ground on Europe’s largest swing: ‘Over the Edge’. Open 10am- 10pm, last admission ...

The A’dam Tower & This is Holland

Prepare yourself for stunning 360 degree views of Amsterdam from The A'dam Tower and A’dam Lookout. Feeling adventurous? Swing 100 meters above ground on Europe’s largest swing: ‘Over the Edge’. Open 10am- 10pm, last admission is 9pm. Keep hunger at bay and dine at restaurant Moon - the revolving restaurant on the 19th floor! Next door to The A’dam Tower you will find This is Holland, Amsterdam’s newest Museum. Experience a virtual fly over the Netherlands through its seasons and learn more about the country. A real must see! Tickets are available at Mission Control for €16 per adult and €10 for children age 4-12.

Amsterdam train station

Amsterdam Central Station

The largest railway station of Amsterdam and the 2nd most important and largest station of the Netherlands located in one of the Dutch Rijksmomuments is worth a visit

Museumplein - Van Gogh

Museumplein

Museumplein in the Museumkwartier neighbourhood is home to three of Amsterdam's well known musuems: The Rijksmuseum, The Van Gogh Museum and The Stedelijk Museum, and the concert hall Concertgebouw. 

Amsterdam City Centre Canal and Bicycles

Shopping

There are many places in and around the city to get your retail fix. Close to the Museumplein at the P.C. Hooftstreet you will find one of the most upscale designer shopping streets in the Netherlands. The Nine Str...

Shopping

There are many places in and around the city to get your retail fix. Close to the Museumplein at the P.C. Hooftstreet you will find one of the most upscale designer shopping streets in the Netherlands. The Nine Streets in the heart of the city's historic canal district is an area of nine narrow streets dotted with great restaurants, cafes, jewellers, boutiques and vintage stores.

Red light district

Red light district

Amsterdam is known for its tolerant and honest attitude towards prostitution and pornography. Amongst bars and clubs, you can find approximately 300 windows in the red light district.

Amsterdam city near Red light district

Hop on hop off boat and bus

Make use of the easily accessible hop on hop off bus and boat to see all the best city attractions. From YOTEL Amsterdam, walk to A'dam Tower for your nearest stop. You can purchase tickets for a variety of hours from Mission C...

Hop on hop off boat and bus

Make use of the easily accessible hop on hop off bus and boat to see all the best city attractions. From YOTEL Amsterdam, walk to A'dam Tower for your nearest stop. You can purchase tickets for a variety of hours from Mission Control.

Amsterdam boat passing through the river