Top 10 thing to do during the Amsterdam summer
Summertime is the perfect period for a city trip. The Amsterdam weather in July and August is at its best. We know that outside activities are always amazing when the suns out, but if you want to escape the heat somewhere inside Amsterdam also got plenty of options. To help you along we’ve listed our top 10 of things to do during the Amsterdam summer.
1 Amsterdam Canal Cruise
The best way to enjoy a sunny day in Amsterdam is of course on the canals. Step aboard the semi-open boat to enjoy the sun on your face or sit down in a covered boat if you rather enjoy the view from the shade.
2 VIP Tour Countryside & Windmills + Fish Tasting Lunch
If the Amsterdam weather in August gets a bit to sweltering and you want to enjoy a cool countryside breeze, this is the tour for you. You’ll visit some lovely Dutch countryside villages with a small group and a delicious fish tasting lunch is included.
3 Heineken Experience
We can totally understand that when the temperatures reach a certain high that you start longing for an ice cold beer. The best place to have one or two is at the Heineken Experience. Not only are there free beers included, you’ll also learn a lot about the brand and how the beer is made.
4 Amsterdam City Bike Tour
One way to cool down is to gain a little speed by bike. Join us on a City Bike Tour and see the city like a local. Learn about all the fun places in Amsterdam and their history. Don’t forget your sunglasses!
5 Ripley’s Believe it or Not
One of the newest attractions in the city center of Amsterdam is Ripley’s Believe it or Not. This completely air-conditioned building filled with unbelievable and bizarre objects is the perfect way to escape the Amsterdam weather in July and August. See the world’s most remarkable collection of natural, scientific, artistic, and human oddities.
6 Giethoorn Tour
This one is best of both worlds. A visit to a village in the countryside and a canal cruise. Giethoorn is a fairytale-like picturesque village with no roads, only canals. Join the tour and discover one of the Netherlands’ best-kept secrets.
At number 7 it is time to really cool off. Can you handle -10 degrees Celsius? Meet us at the Amsterdam Icebar for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don’t worry you’ll get a coat and gloves to cover your sundress and t-shirts with.
8 Hop On – Hop Off Boat
So you probably know the Hop on – Hop off busses that make it very easy to get around the city, but in Amsterdam we also have Hop on – Hop off boats! Spend your summer days on the water while you discover the city.
9 NEMO Science Museum
A great activity for kids during the Amsterdam summer is a visit to the NEMO Science Museum. Not only is it a unique and interactive museum, they also have a roof terrace with a beautiful view over Amsterdam. So when the children have seen the museum you can relax in the sun.
10 ARTIS Royal Zoo
A stroll in the zoo is a lovely summers day out for adults and children alike. The ARTIS Royal Zoo is the Netherlands’ oldest zoo and you can find it in the city center of Amsterdam. With 700 different animal species you’ll sure discover your favorite.