When you are visiting Amsterdam, there are a lot of activities that you can do. Because of the overwhelming amount of activities to choose from, we handpicked a few just for you that you absolutely should not miss. We have tried to find something cool to do for every target audience and we think we definitely succeeded.
Are you an outdoor person or more of an indoor person? Do you like to drink or are you more in to musea? These activities will show you how to experience the dynamic city like a local and get a taste of the ‘real Amsterdam and surroundings’ and not just experience the touristic route.
Best private tour No 1. Making cocktails in the city
What: A fun event full of delicious drinks
Who: Anyone from age 18 and up (18 is the legal drinking age in the Netherlands)
Where: startpoint is Beursstraat 1, 1012 JT Amsterdam – from here you will go to your bar.
Price: From €35,- and up
Good to know: The activity will take approx. 1,5 hrs and the activity is available in Dutch, English, German and French.
Going out for drinks can be expensive. So why not learn how to make your own? This way you will get a fun activity out of it and you will learn a new skill that you can profit from for a lifetime. Amsterdam has some of the best bars with the best mixologists. These mixologists are more than happy to share their knowledge with you during a cocktail making course.
During the cocktail making course you will make 3 cocktails with the assistance of your bartender or mixologist. You will learn more about the different techniques, the history of the cocktail and of course you will get to enjoy all the drinks you make.
Best private tour No 2. Flying through the sky during a Flyboard/ Jetpack flight
What: A super cool event at the harbor of Amsterdam where you are flying through the sky above the water
Who: Anyone from age 12 and up. This activity is not recommended for pregnant women or people who can’t swim.
Where: Oude Haagseweg 18, 1066 BW Amsterdam
Price: From €65,- and up
Good to know: The activity will take approx.20 minutes and the activity is available with an instructor who speaks Dutch and English. The activity is not recommended for people that weigh 120 kilo or 265 pounds because it will affect the height of your flight as the board will not go as high in the sky as normal.
This is a super fun activity for people that love to be outdoorsy, adventurous and active. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Amsterdam in a very spectacle way: flying through the sky, above the water.
You will feel like a dolphin, jumping in and out of the water. The Flyboard is a unique experience, one that you will never forget. This activity does not require experience. Even when you have never tried this before you can very much participate. Your instructor will tell you everything you need to know in a short training session and then you are ready to go out on the water and have fun.
Best private tour No 3. Romantic private boat tour through the Amsterdam canals including champs
What: A romantic tour through the Amsterdam canals by boat
Who: Anyone from age 14 and up. If you are underage you will get a non alcoholic beverage instead of the bottle of bubbles.
Where: on a dock in the city center. After you booked you will receive more details on what dock you will meet.
Price: From €110,- and up. This is the price for 2 people. If you are coming with more people make sure to check the current prices.
Good to know: The activity will take about 50 minutes. This does not include a hotel pick-up or transfer. You will meet the captain at the dock.
If you are visiting the city with a loved one, and you are looking for a romantic activity, this is one you can definitely not skip. The private boat tour can be done both during the day and nighttime, but lets be honest, the evening ones are a bit more magical. The tour comes with a small bottle of Champagne and some small snacks.
You will take a beautiful tour amongst the iddilic Canal townhouses and you will see some of Amsterdam’s most famous bridges. Seeing the city through a ride over the canals is truly the best way to experience the city center.
Best private tour No 4. A very exclusive tour with a guide through the Van Gogh & Rijksmuseum
What: A very interesting and unique opportunity to experience art from the Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh
Who: Everyone that enjoys art and wants to learn more about it.
Where: Van Gogh & Rijksmuseum
Price: From €88,- and up per person
Good to know: The tour can take up to 5,5 hours. It is really how long you prefer to walk through the museums.
Experiencing a museum through the eye of a art critic is truly something you should experience if you are passionate about art and the Dutch Masters. It is a unique way of learning more about the paintings, sculptures and history of the Dutch masters than if you would opt to just walk through the museum by yourself.
It is definitely an added value to experience the art with a very knowledgeable art critic as you will see that you will discover a lot of new things about your favorite Dutch paintings and other arts.