Yes, you probably think legal marijuana when you hear Amsterdam but there’s so much more to the beautiful Dutch city than that. So we’re here to tell you about the must see tour sights for your next trip!
Amsterdam’s Electric Ladyland
Electric Ladyland is a fluorescent museum off the beaten path that you need to check out! If you’re interested, make sure you book a tour ahead of time because the museum is on the small side and fills up. On the tour, you enter a small basement with odd collections of memorabilia and rocks and minerals. Then before you know it, the lights go out and you’re taken for a psychedelic-themed ride. Visitors interact hands-on with the art installation and other smaller pieces. The owner himself calls this “Participatory Art.” Seriously, this is a stop you cannot miss.
Sure, this attraction is definitely more mainstream but worth the hype. The Rijksmuseum is not just the location of the famous life-size Amsterdam sign. Inside you’ll find a plethora of remarkable art work that honestly could take days or months to get to. Thus, our number one tip to travelers is to divide and conquer. If you’re in a group, not everyone is going to have the same exact interests. However, the Rijksmuseum is way too big for a group to wander together and try to accomplish everything. Therefore, use the wifi to get in touch with your family or friends, and split up for a set period of time. Of course, any good travelers know to set a meeting place and time before running off! Anyway, this museum is also within walking distance of the Van Gogh museum so art enthusiasts take note.
Anne Frank’s House In Amsterdam
Naturally, we couldn’t make an Amsterdam tour guide without including the famous Anne Frank house. Yes, this is an attraction you MUST buy tickets in advance for or you will not get in. It’s pretty incredible to tour the actual Secret Annex where Anne Frank, her family and of course, the van Pels hid during the war. However, one thing you will immediately notice is that the furniture from the time they were hiding is not in place. Yet, there are small replicas that show you where all the furniture sat. This is definitely an emotional experience and thus, we will not even try to put into words how walking through the Secret Annex truly feels. One tip though, for those who have not already, you should read The Diary of Anne Frank before you go on the tour.
The Amsterdam Dungeon
Just like other dungeon attractions across Europe, this one is fun for the family but a bit scary. The Amsterdam Dungeon is perfect for those brave kids who enjoy a good scare! During the show and walk-through, you get a brief history of the city dungeon while enjoying some fun put on by live actors.
Heineken Experience In Amsterdam
Attention all beer lovers, come to the Heineken Experience for a fun, interactive tour of a world famous brewery. Obviously, on the tour you will hear step by step how they make their famous beer. Besides that explanation, you get to participate in tons of hilarious and entertaining activities. The factory tour includes everything from foosball and video games to karaoke sing-a-long. Oh, that karaoke is on a stationary bike in front of a green sign that makes it look like you’re cycling through the city while you try to sing along to a Dutch song. Good luck! Finally, the tour ends at the lovely sky bar with some Heineken for you to enjoy!