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Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam

Unusual Things to Do Amsterdam

Best Fun & Unusual Things to Do in Amsterdam

Are you a fun seeker on a visit to Amsterdam and you seems not to get where and when to have fun? Don’t worry, though Amsterdam is a flat city with no much high towers or buildings but there is way more fun-filled activity to do here than just cycling around, visiting the red-light district and chattering a boat on the canals. Many Unusual and fun-filled events are all hidden in this beautiful city, it takes a good researcher to get these activities.

So join us as we go down the list of 15 unusual and fun-filled activities to do in Amsterdam.

1. Spend your night at Leidseplein

Spend your night at Leidseplein

One of the fun filled activities you shouldn’t miss is to spend more than one night in Leidseplein, because Leidseplein has so much to offer, it’s hard to see everything in one short trip. From the attraction as the square gets illuminated with colourful light when the sun goes down; to the nightclubs that serves as live venues that host some of the world's best musicians and artists.

Chess lovers would also find Leidseplein a fun filled place to go because there lies a chess museum (Max Euwe Centre); admission is free as visitors are shown the history of chess. A lot of unusual activities like street performing, drinking competitions, etc. do happen on this square. Catch fun as you mix with locals and foreign in your night crawl on this square.

Address:Leidseplein/Weteringschans Amsterdam, Netherlands

2. Von Gogh Museum

Von Gogh Museum

One of the unusual activities to be done in Netherlands as a whole on a visit is Reading and Viewing Von Gogh's astonishing works. Von Gogh is one of the world most respected iconic artists of all time, born in Zudert (Netherlands), isn’t it amazing that an entire museum is dedicated to his life and his work. Surprisingly, it is amazing to know that this museum houses 400 drawings, 200 paintings and 700 letters by Vincent Von Gogh. Grab yourself together and bang into the Museum to mesmerize yourself with fun-filled sighting.

Address:Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Duration:Visit www.vangoghmuseum.nl/nl for opening times before visiting because it varies from time to time.

Price:€15 Euros for Adults,

3. Artis Royal Zoo

Artis Royal Zoo

Another fun-filled event in Amsterdam is a visit to the oldest Zoo in Holland. It is always fun-filled to view caged animals perform through a well-protected and guided tour in a Zoo, and no doubt this Zoo in Amsterdam provides the best of it. With more than 900 different species of animals, 200 different types of trees, this zoo provides the best of its kind experience. Something unusual and about this Zoo is the availability of an Aquarium, a planetarium, insectarium (featuring 750,000 different species of insects) and finally a Butterfly Pavilion (where guests and butterflies can move freely within one another) OMG, this is a surreal and incredible experience that one must not miss.

Address:Plantage kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Duration:November 1 - March 3: 9am - 5pm, April 1 - October 31: 9am - 6pm

Price:€3 - 9 years: 15.95 E

4. 360 degree view at Canvas

360 degree view at Canvas

Isn’t it amazing to have a 360 degree view of Amsterdam through glass walls and rooftop terrace? Located on the 7th floor of a former Newspaper building in the Industrial east of Amsterdam is Canvas giving an unusual view of the city.

Apart from getting beautiful views from the 7th floor, you can also do some little dancing on the terrace with your spouse. Also, there lies a bar, the serve is good, formal and friendly and the menu is original. So it would be fun-filled having a drink in your hands and giving your eyes a good view of the city. Over day time, the venue functions as a Lunchroom and restaurant (plus great afternoon view of the city) but it is turned into a night Club on Friday and Saturday nights (giving an illuminated view of the city)

Address:Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands

5. VR Game House Amsterdam

VR Game House Amsterdam

Oops!!! We bring you the highest fun-filled activities in Amsterdam. Apart from canals, museums, and bus tour activities, the Virtual Reality Gamehouse right in the center near Dan Square is also on our list of the unusual things (filled with fun to do) in Amsterdam.

Enjoy the fun as you play games in Amsterdam's first Virtual Reality Gamehouse, there you play games like boxing, running, wrestling, motor driving, Adventure games, VR first Person Shooting games, flying games, robot stimulated games using their high quality virtual reality equipment. Isn’t that interesting to hear? Game Lovers, the VR Gamehouse is a must - to - go place in Amsterdam, they provide the most affordable VR-Experience centre in Netherlands as a whole.

Address:Warmoesstraat 155/Near Dam Square, 1012 JC Amsterdam

6. Labyrinth Cocktail Bar

Labyrinth Cocktail Bar

Are you looking for a fun-filled Cocktail Bar? Then Labyrinth is the answer to your quest. This lively multi-functional venue serves cocktails that are inspired by great works of poetry and literature. Isn’t that interesting?

Guests enjoy delicious soul food while listening to poets, storytellers and spoken word artists perform their works, this place is truly blessed. This fun-filled Bar is one which you should be prepared to visit on your tour to Amsterdam. Even though they aren't the cheapest but when you consider the quality and service, they're definitely worth it.

Address:Amstelveensewag 53, 1075 VT Amsterdaam, Netherlands

7. Relaxing at Strandzuid

Relaxing at Strandzuid

Want to have your fun-filled hangout with family and friends? Then go for Strandzuid Beach, it is one of those urban beaches in Amsterdam but it is uniquely structured and it is a comfy sun-bathing spot. The Sandy beach provide a nice hangout spot for a relaxing having a drink in one hand and you can also go for a little ping-pong match with your friends.

Located in the southern part of the city between Amsterdam RAI and the Beautrix part, this inland beach complex also provides a beautiful lake view and boasts its guests liveliness with a chic restaurant embedded with a spacious beer drink and so much fun activities (going there is experiencing it). Going there makes you remember Amsterdam for a long period of time.

Address:Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

8. Have a unique Nude Beach Experience at Zandvoort

Have a unique Nude Beach Experience at Zandvoort

One of the unusual activities people don’t really take note of is visiting one the city’s nude beach. It is always fun-filled for first time visitors of Nude beaches because they got to enjoy the warmth of nature on their naked bodies.

Nude beaches usually have less services to offer than textile beaches but the large Zandvoort nude Beach offers you the opportunity to feel the nature nakedly. Unlike every other, Zangvoort beach requires no clothing at all both inside and outside because the owner really enjoy and encourage nudism everywhere. Moreover, the atmosphere is truly nature friendly, so it encourage naturism as you don’t need to start covering up. Build your confidence of going around shamelessly like it was in the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve sinned.

Address:2042 AG Zadvoort, Netherlands

9. Visit Huis Marseille

Visit Huis Marseille

Are you a photographer, and you want to learn more in your hobby? Oh my God, Amsterdam provides you to have the best view of expertized photography work. Huis Marseille is the first museum in Amsterdam to be dedicated completely to photography, isn’t the interesting? This is a new Museum but unusually fun-filled as you get to view over 5000 works of photography. The architectural design of the house is enough to mesmerize you into asking yourself questions like “is this place only for photographs?” because it maintains a home like feel.

Children can view the collections for free. Adults will pay a small 5 euro fee. Students, senior (65 and over), and group consisting of 8 and more person all receive a discount to 3 euros. You can visit their website www.huismarseille.nl for pictures of what you are likely to see there.

Address:Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam

10. SWING on Europe’s Highest Swing

SWING on Europe’s Highest Swing

Do you want to have a complete fearless fun- filled event in Amsterdam? Then you’ve got to swing here. Located on the A’DAM Tower is a giant swing on the edge in almost 200 meters height, it provides a good view of the city as you are strapped to this swing. Viewing the Flat-Shaped Amsterdam city also comes with fun on this viewpoint because you will be pushed front and back having Amsterdam city below your feet, it only takes the strong-hearted to do this. If you know you are not strong enough, don’t try it please! But it is good to build one’s boldness and Amsterdam has provided the opportunity for you. Daredevils and Thrill seekers will find this interesting and highly fun-filled. You can get friends to help you with the digital memory as you balance up above the city without risking your life. A’DAM tower is also filled with amazing rooftop bar and an interactive Amsterdam exhibition where you will learn about everything you’ll see from the top.

Address:Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

11. Have a Coffee Shop and Ganja Tour

Have a Coffee Shop and Ganja Tour

This is one of the interesting fun-filled things to do in Amsterdam. It is good to know that Coffee shops in Amsterdam and Netherlands at large means a bar/café to smoke legal drugs so it is obviously a tour for 18+ and retired people. Enjoy the Fun as you mix with locals to have this fun-filled activity.

It is hard to find the best out of the over 250 coffee shops in Amsterdam, so in this directory you will find 10 of the most popular, famous and best coffee shops in Amsterdam.

  1. (A). Barney’s Coffeeshop (Haalemmerstraat 102, 1013 EW Amsterdam)
  2. B. Dampkring (Handboogstraat 29, 1012 XM Amsterdam)
  3. (C). Borejongens (Utrechtsestraat 21, 1017 VH Amsterdam
  4. (D). Green House Centrum (Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191, 1012 EW Amsterdam)
  5. (E). Amnesia (Herengracht 133, 1015 BG Amsterdam)
  6. (F). BlueBird (Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71, 1011 HB Amsterdam)
  7. (G). Grey Area (Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam)
  8. (H). Abraxas (Jonge Roelensteeg 12-14, 1012 PL Amsterdam)
  9. (I). The Bulldog (The Bulldog Palace, Leidseplein, 1015 BG Amsterdam)
  10. (J). BlueBird (Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71, 1011 HB Amsterdam)

You just have to go with an ID card to be allowed to enter these fun-filled places to have you smoke your choice of cannabis and weed.

Address:Haalemmerstraat 102, 1013 EW Amsterdam

12. Lodge at the COCOMAMA Hotel

Lodge at the COCOMAMA Hotel

Are you thinking of where to stay in Amsterdam? Are you thinking of a fun-filled place to lodge in Amsterdam? Don’t go right or left, COCOMAMA is the perfect place for you to stay. It is the first boutique hotel in the city of Amsterdam. It is a Dutch-themed mixed-sex dorms and private rooms in a contemporary hostel with a guest kitchen.

This Hotel is the perfect place to lodge because apart from the beautiful interior décor and design, COCOMAMA understands what their travelers are looking for: an easy-going atmosphere, cheap bike rentals, private hostel boat tours, free pasta nights and more activities that you’ll find fun-filled. Don’t miss this Hotel because it is just a place like HOME.

Address:Westeinde 18, 1017 ZP Amsterdam, Netherlands

13. Visit the floating Flower Market

Visit the floating Flower Market

You wouldn’t want to miss this unusual and fun- filled place in Amsterdam. It is quite unusual because it is a Floating market, the only of its kind in the World. Isn’t that intriguing? The Bloemenmarkt as called by locals is founded in 1862 on Singel Canal between Muntplein and Koningsplein in the city’s southern canal belt.

It would be an offence on yourself if you visit Amsterdam without buying a flower in this floating Flower Market. Ordinary Flower markets are romantic enough but is it not more romantic when it is a Floating Flower Market. So, grab your babe, take you phone (for gallery update) and land on the Flower Market.

Address:Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands

14. Get drunk at the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl

Get drunk at the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl

There is more fun for Night lifers in Amsterdam because getting drunk at the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl is an experience you won’t forget in your life time. You and your friends can play the drinking game here and it would be fun capturing the fun-filled moments on your phone. If you are in Amsterdam, it is a must-to-do activity of having a crazy night in this Pub.

Address:Leidsekruisstraat 35-1/1017 RG, 1017 RG Amsterdam, Netherlands

15. EasyLaughs in Amsterdam

EasyLaughs in Amsterdam

There is nothing more fun-filled than having a Good Friday outing laughing your ass out in EasyLaughs. Enjoy the intriguing moments of fun as you watch improvised comedy at the CREA café.

Laughing they say increases lifespan, so don’t get serious all the time even if you are in Amsterdam for a serious business trip, land yourself straight away at the EASYLAUGHS on Friday and we know by the time you are out of this place, your lifespan would have been increased with some years depending on the way you laugh. LOL

Address:Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

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