Lily Wanderlust's Map of Amsterdam

Kanen Bij

Sample local food trucks offering gyros, pizza, curry and more while dining outside every Thursday evening (16h – 21h) at four locations across the city. 

Kanen Bij

Sample local food trucks offering gyros, pizza, curry and more while dining outside every Thursday evening (16h – 21h) at four locations across the city. 

Kanen Bij

Sample local food trucks offering gyros, pizza, curry and more while dining outside every Thursday evening (16h – 21h) at four locations across the city. 

Kanen Bij

Sample local food trucks offering gyros, pizza, curry and more while dining outside every Thursday evening (16h – 21h) at four locations across the city. 

Pure Market

More than 80 vendors open stalls filled with unique, imported and artisan food and drinks. Vintage items and handmade crafts are also available at this delicious, family friendly, outdoor market. Locations change by date and include Park Frankendael, Beatrixpark and Amstelpark. 

Pure Market

More than 80 vendors open stalls filled with unique, imported and artisan food and drinks. Vintage items and handmade crafts are also available at this delicious, family friendly, outdoor market. Locations change by date and include Park Frankendael, Beatrixpark and Amstelpark. 

Pure Market

More than 80 vendors open stalls filled with unique, imported and artisan food and drinks. Vintage items and handmade crafts are also available at this delicious, family friendly, outdoor market. Locations change by date and include Park Frankendael, Beatrixpark and Amstelpark. 

Van Gogh Museum

Home to the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh artwork, this museum is understandably the most visited in the Netherlands. Visitors can explore a lifetime of artwork by the famed Dutch painter and his contemporaries along with a kid friend tour and other weekly events. 

Anne Frank House

Discover the secret hiding place of best selling author Anne Frank, her family and four others while learning about World War II and Jewish persecution through historical photos, documents and films. Book tickets in advance to avoid hours in line. 

Rijksmuseum

With an extensive, decade long renovation finalized in 2013, the Dutch National museum is now fully open to the public showcasing thousands of artworks and paintings from famed Dutch masters and more.

Hermitage Museum

Exhibiting a rotation of famous artworks from its sister museum in St. Petersburg, the Amsterdam Hermitage also has a delightful view of the Amstel River. After checking out the collection, take a waterfront break to watch the world go or even stay until sunset. 

Amsterdam Museum

Discover the history of Amsterdam from the Middle Ages, through the Dutch Golden Age until the present. A collection of artwork, maps an interactive displays bring the city’s history to life. 

Bakers and Roasters

Founded in 2012, this café quickly became one of Amsterdam’s most popular brunch locations with a sweet and savory menu that takes inspiration from both New Zealand and Brazil.   

Winkle 43

This corner café in the Jordaan serves up the city’s most talked about appeltaart. Snag a table on their terrace with the Noordermarkt in view and dig into a slice of their deep-dish apple pie to see for yourself.

Begijnhof

Behind the Amsterdam Museum, this quiet courtyard lined with historical almshouses gives visitors a peak of medieval architecture and the English Reformed Church. 

Amsterdam Public Library

Only 650 meters from Central Station, visitors can head to the top floor of this lovely public library (and largest in the country) for excellent panoramic views of the city. Take a break at their interior café or the pizzeria next door.

De Zotte

Settle down at this cozy brown café near Leidseplein to sample more than 130 Belgian beers. Complement your brew with homemade “vlaamse friets” and other Belgian dishes on the menu. 

Brewery de Prael

Traditional recipes and homegrown hops are part of the specialty this Dutch craft brewery offers. With both their tasting room and brewery located in the heart of Amsterdam’s old city center, it’s only natural that De Prael has named their beers after famous city musicians and residents. 

Brewery ‘t IJ

This brewery housed in a former bathhouse has been serving craft beer (arguably, the cities finest!) since 1985. Sample their 8 standard beers and a few seasonal varieties outside on the terrace with an iconic Dutch windmill in view or check out a free brewery tour offered three days a week. 

Westerpark & Westergasfabriek

Bars, restaurants, a cinema and theater are a few of the cultural venues now housed in the brick buildings of this former gasworks west of the Jordaan.  The surrounding park offers open green space and multiple festivals and events throughout the year.

Amsterdam Bos

Head a few kilometers outside of the city center and find an urban located forest full of trails for cycling, walking or horseback riding and a large lake for rowing and canoeing. A pancake restaurant, goat farm, outdoor theater and camping area offer activities for the whole family. 

Vondelpark

Ride bikes or walk through the city’s most famous central park, an excellent location for picnics and people watching! Head to one of the park’s cafes for a bite (or escape from the rain). Locals and tourists can enjoy free concerts and theater during the summer months. 

Ten Katemarket

Vendors have been selling groceries and specialty goods at this charming neighborhood market in the Old West for more than a century. Don’t miss what many claim as the most delicious hummus and falafel in town! 

NDSM Wharf

Hop on a free ferry from Central Station and head north about 15 minutes to this repurposed shipyard for a taste of Amsterdam’s alternative culture. NDSM Wharf is home to a massive IJ-Hallen flea market throughout the year, along with restaurants, unique festivals and exhibitions. 

Hannekes Boom

Just across from the NEMO Science Center, this café offers a waterfront terrace with a cozy tree house feel. Enjoy drinks, snacks, lunch or dinner up on their open roof or under the shade of trees. 

Amsterdam Roest

Housed in a former factory this venue an is named for its rusty exterior. Roest, an “urban oasis” offers visitors multiple ways to relax- at their bar, their beach or clubbing nights. Alternative art exhibitions, BBQs and bonfires are often on the agenda too. 

Albert Cuyp Market

For over a century, this bustling market in De Pijp has been filled with vendors offering everything from groceries to clothes, bike accessories and more. Sampling treats, pick up groceries or grab a few bits for a picnic. Complete your visit to Amsterdam’s famous market with a fresh stroopwafel (Dutch caramel cookie) and those brave enough to nibble Dutch herring have their chance too.