So you are heading to Amsterdam? There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Amsterdam. We created this secret guide to give you access to the best activities we've enjoyed here.
On top of that, here are the 3 top things to do in Amsterdam.
For some of these activities you HAVE to get your ticket in advance. Don't miss this!
Update November, 2018: How to find flight deals to Amsterdam?
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Anyway, back to our secret tips and things to do in Amsterdam.
A bikers paradise with many hidden gems to discover: Amsterdam! The dutch pearl is a must-visit when visiting Europe, right?! However, as it is so popular, we are happy to share with you some hidden gems the locals love to see, and to do.
We collected our favorite 5 local tips for Amsterdam + extra geeky tips for you to download for free. We will show you where you can get find a lovely Café, how to get around the easiest way, and where the locals hang out on a warm summer night.
Here you can also find 18 fun things to do in Amsterdam.
You can download the travel guide Amsterdam directly here to your inbox, and you can use all the tips offline. Here is another budget travel guide to Amsterdam to check out. Any questions? Just drop us a comment below!
5 local tips Amsterdam + 3 extra tips for free:
Enjoy these local tips,
Ahoj, the travel guide Amsterdam includes:
- a Lovely hidden Café right at the canals
- a Restaurant for delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner
- a local Park to hang out with locals
- Fashion, Design, Art: This concept store will be your lil heaven!
- Escape the heat and party with locals & expats – a must do!
2 Geeky Tips: How to change the perspective to Amsterdam, and how to get around? We will tell you!
Extra tip: THE place to find local events during your stay – super useful for your travel dates!
5 Star Hostels in Amsterdam?
Good news: You can find two outstanding 5 Star Hostels in Amsterdam. Both hostels are located in the center of Amsterdam, and are both outstanding in design, and uniqueness! Let’s have a look at them:
Cocomama Amsterdam – Boutique Style
The 5 Star Hostel Cocomama Amsterdam is a stylish boutique hostel with an easy-going atmosphere and green garden. They organize many events such as the private hostel boat tours. Every room comes in a unique dutch theme, and you will love all the small details which make this place so charming.
EcoMama Amsterdam – Upcycled Design at its Best
The second 5 Star Hostel EcoMama is the green Eco-Sister of Cocomama. We especially love the conscious Vintage Design with its chilling atmosphere – their design is unique and cozy, bringing the upcycling hostel design to a new level! We especially recommend checking out Ecomama on Instagram. Over there, they are posting hip photos from the city and the hostel itself.
More Geeky Guides and Secret Tips
We are also keen to share our secret tips for Rotterdam with you.
Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries