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From local craft beers, world-class museums, and art galleries, to unconventional restaurants, it’s easy to say why Amsterdam is tourists’ favourite destination in Europe. This city especially remains on the bucket list of solo travellers as its culture allows them to explore a lot. Canal cruises, guided bike rides, day trips to the countryside, and exotic nightlife – one can have a lot of fun.
So, if you’re planning to visit Amsterdam for a solo adventure, this article is precisely for you. Here, we have compiled a list of things you must do in the city to have the most memorable experience possible.
Cycle to Hidden Gems
If you really want to make your trip adventurous, start with cycling. Did you know there are more than 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam? It is because cycling is a way of life for Amsterdam folks. Thanks to the city’s amazing network of cycle routes and flat landscapes, people lead an easier and pollution-free life. Tourists must hop on their bikes and head to Sloterplas for a dip in the lake or cross over Ouderkerk aan de Amstel to see the best-kept secrets of the city’s history.
Enjoy the Nightlife
Amsterdam has the most happening nightlife. From different venues, and dance festivals, to nightclubs, there’s everything to suit your unique taste. To enjoy the ever-popular weekday events like Techno Tuesdays, go on Fridays and Saturdays, these days have the most buzzing nights. Apart from that, there are exotic things to do in Amsterdam Red Light District, which is again a popular spot among tourists to have fun.
Explore the Historic Brewery
Another popular reason why tourists love Amsterdam is due to its collection of historic breweries. Brouwerij ‘t IJ is an award-winning microbrewery known for its large and lavish outdoor drinking terrace and half an hour-guided tasting tours. It is a great place to visit for wine lovers as they get to learn a lot about different drinks.
Explore the Countryside
If you’re in Amsterdam, you can’t leave the city without exploring its rich culture, including its fascinating countryside. Just a few miles from the city, you can view a rich landscape of beautiful countryside, windmills, beaches, and historic towns. The picturesque city of Haarlem is another known spot for history and culture, along with a unique selection of shops and cafes. All these places are easily accessible from the main city, ensuring that you roam around easily without worrying about the time.
Visit Museums and Majestic Buildings
If you want to explore the city’s cultural heritage, you should visit the oldest museums and majestic buildings. Museumplein is called the cultural beating heart of Amsterdam as all the rich museums like Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and The Royal Concertgebouw are located there. To get free entry to these museums, apply for the Amsterdam City Card and have fun exploring the cultural beauty.
In The End…
Choosing Amsterdam for enjoying your solo trip is a great call! The city is home to some of the world’s most famous museums and has a rich cultural history. Besides, its exciting nightlife brings in more tourists every year. So, if you’re planning to go anytime soon, make sure you visit the above-mentioned places.