Top five things to do in Amsterdam

Last updated: 07 June 2023

Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, is renowned for its artistic heritage and vibrant culture. An amazing blend of old-world charm and contemporary culture, the city offers a plethora of activities for tourists. From history, to art, or dabbling in unique experiences, Amsterdam has something for everyone.

Every summer, the city plays host to Money 20/20, the largest global fintech event enabling payments and financial services for connected commerce. We’ll be there this year to talk about our key solutions that are designed to help financial institutions, fintechs, neo-banks, retailers, and cryptocurrency exchange platforms in their digital transformation.

If you’re heading to Amsterdam this year for the event, then don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore what the city has offer outside the RAI Amsterdam.

We’ve complied our top five must-see attractions:

1. Van Gogh Museum

Art lovers should make their way to the Van Gogh Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of works by the iconic Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh. The museum presents an impressive range of his paintings, drawings, and letters, allowing visitors to walk into the artists life and his profound influence on the art world. From the vibrant Sunflowers to the introspective self-portrait, each masterpiece showcases a glimpse into Van Gogh’s unique artistic vision. 

2. Anne Frank Museum

A museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on the Prinsengracht canal, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam. As a visitor, you experience this story through an audio tour, quotes, photos, videos, and original items. The Anne Frank House can only be visited with an online ticket for a specific date and time.

3. Vondelpark

Take the opportunity to escape the city and find a calming presence in the peaceful oasis of Vondelpark. This sprawling urban park is a favourite among locals and tourists, offering a serene settling for relaxation and recreation. Take a leisurely walk or rent a bicycle to explore the park’s lush greenery, beautiful ponds, and charming bridges. During the summer months, the open-air theatre hosts various cultural performances, making it a lively hub of entertainment.

4. Albert Cyup Market

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere if the Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam’s largest street market. Located in the vibrant De Pjip neighbourhood, this bustling market has been a local favourite for over a century. Wander through the colourful stalls offering a diverse array of products, including fresh produce, flowers, clothing, and delicious street food. Indulge in traditional Dutch treats or sample international flavours from the multicultural food stands. The Albert Cuyp Market is a vibrant melting pot of cultures and a fantastic place to soak up the energetic spirit of Amsterdam.

5. Canal Tour

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a leisurely cruise along its enchanting canals. Embark on a canal tour and witness the city’s stunning architecture, picturesque bridges, and charming houseboats from a unique perspective. Drift along the historic waterways, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Westerkerk and the Skinny Bridge, while learning about Amsterdam’s fascinating history. Whether you chose a guided tour or opt for a self-guided boat rental, the canal tour offers an unforgettable experience and showcases the best of the capital.

Visiting Money 20/20 this year – pay us a visit in Hall 1, Stand D90 – or click here to book a meeting with us.

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