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10 Things I Regret Not Seeing In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most electric cities in the world, and although I have travelled to Holland twice in my life there are a few things that I didn’t do/see that I regret. Here is my list of 10 things I regret not seeing in Amsterdam.

1. Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldesr botanical gardens in existence today with a beautiful hexagonal pavillion.

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2. Jordaan District

The Hip & happening part of Amsterdam (can you get anymore hip?) Jordaan the home to café’s, boutiques and vintage warehouses in beautiful 17th century architecture.
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3. De Pijp

De Pijp is the home for one of Amsterdam’s famous street Market, The Albert Cuyp. De Pijp is full of 19th Century Architecture and is located only 1 mile south of the city centre.


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4. Skybar

The Skybar is not only is a hotel rooftop bar but it has the best view in the while of Amsterdam. The bar serves small bites to eat and full meals. And a large variety of alcohol.

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 5. Floating flower market

Bloemenmarkt is the only floating market in the world, basically flowers are sold from stalls on house boats.

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6. Picnic in vondelpark

Vondelpark is situated near Rijksmuseum which is near central Amsterdam, and is filled with open air museums, ponds and playgrounds. I visited Vondelpark the last time I visited Amsterdam but it was winter and sitting in -2 degrees is not ideal. 

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7. Visit a beach

Amsterdam is famous for its canals but if you take a 30 minute train journey from the city center you will come to a beach called Zandvoort which borders the North Sea.
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8. Plan a day trip to Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans is a Dutch neighborhood in the town on Zaandam which is in North Holland. Green wooden houses and historic windmills were relocated here to recreate the look of an 18th century village.

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9. The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp museum

The name of this museum kind of explains itself but the museum aims to teach people how helpful Hash, Marijuana and Hemp was in past civilization. There is also an indoor cannabis garden located in the museum.

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10. Anne Frank House 

The Anne Frank House is probably the most famous tourist attraction there is in Amsterdam. You will have the experience of seeing Anne Frank’s actual diary, a reconstruction of her bedroom and annex.

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  • Reply Shannon Keary

    I've always wanted to visit Amsterdam as it looks so beautiful! All of the places on your list look like incredible places, definitely bookmarking this one for when I plan my trip there next year! Thanks for sharing xoxo


    March 24, 2018 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Mrs Bosman

    I am going to Amstedam soon for the third time and I still haven't visited most of these places. They are going to my itinerary for this time!

    Louise //

    March 24, 2018 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Sippin Gypsy

    So often we finish a trip or vacation and have that list of places we wish we had visited! This is a great list! I’m adding these to my agenda for Amsterdam!! Cheers! Sippin Gypsy

    March 24, 2018 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Iulia Alexandra Falcutescu

    I have visited most of the places you want to visit. They are, indeed, something not to miss. My personal favourite was the Anne Frank museum. It is filled with so much history and it teaches you so much about the world amd yourself. Do visit it on your next trip there 🤗

    March 24, 2018 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Aldrin Pinto

    I must agree i missed quite a few in that list while in Amsterdam and surely regret now. Will surely bookmark this for my next trip to AMS.. Thanks a lot

    March 25, 2018 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply TheGreatAmbini

    I want to visit Amsterdam and that floating market is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Definitely on my list for when I go!

    March 26, 2018 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Roaming Pirates

    Thanks for this amazing list! I'm yet to visit Amsterdam and I'll make sure not to miss these places. They look incredible and definitely a must-visit.

    March 26, 2018 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Freeoversea

    Amsterdam is such a beautiful city, we are going there again this summer to explore the unexplored so we have to check some of these from the list 😀
    Thanks for the tips, have a wonderful day!

    Patricia & Miguel

    March 27, 2018 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    It's a beautiful city in both summer and winter! x

    April 16, 2018 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    Very jealous! I hope the weather is lovely for you 🙂

    April 16, 2018 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    That always happens, but then thats a perfect excuse to always go back haha 🙂

    April 16, 2018 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    I have heard this so much, but I am planning on going back this year. 🙂

    April 16, 2018 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    thank you 🙂

    April 16, 2018 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    It looks so beautiful doesnt it? When you go, check out the other markets also, thwy will not dissapoint.

    April 16, 2018 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    thank you for reading 🙂

    April 16, 2018 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Amy Clements

    Very jealous, have a lovely trip! 🙂

    April 16, 2018 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Unknown

    I love your article. It covers all the places I would never have even considered visiting and absolutely should visit next time I'm in Holland. Thank you for sharing!

    May 11, 2018 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Pilot Wife

    I’ve been to Amsterdam but haven’t been to like any of these places! The botanical garden looks beautiful!

    May 11, 2018 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Lisa Blair

    I'll admit, Amsterdam has never been on my list of "must see" places but this post is making me reconsider! The Hortus Botanicus and the floating flower market look breath taking. Thank you!

    Lisa //

    May 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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