Things To Do In Amsterdam

must see in amsterdam
I'm headed to Chicago tonight to visit my brother for the weekend and one of the posts I've loved putting together was my Chicago Long Weekend Favorites. I thought it would be fun to do something similar with our most recent trip to Amsterdam.

One of the first things I do before going on a trip is jump on google to find out what are the must sees or things to do in the area. I like to have a general idea of what I want to accomplish on my travels, but the worst thing for me is feeling like I need a vacation from vacation. What's really the fun in that? I always make sure to have days of relaxing and try to keep an open mind to just go with the flow. This is pretty much our attitude when traveling with the boys too and since it's been working for us so far, I don't see us changing our approach anytime soon.

Here are somethings I would recommend for you to check out if you ever travel to Amsterdam.

One of the highlights of our trip was swinging over the edge on the A'DAM Lookout. This swing takes you over the edge of a building and provides amazing views of the city all while you're high in the sky and can boast that you were on Europe's highest swing. It's a short ferry ride from the city and definitely worth it for a little thrill. Not into heights or you'd rather keep your feet on the ground? No worries, there's plenty for you too...
Canal Cruise
Bike Around the City
Visit the famous Flower Market. Bloemenmarkt was so pretty and was really cool to know it was a floating market.
Flea Markets
Brouwertij't IJ Brewery. This brewery was really cool and was right next to an old windmill which gave it that authentic feel.
Ice Bar
Explore Museums, there is so much history here
Hannekes Boom this was a really cool place to grab a drink during happy hour. It was right across the canal from the Nemo Science Center and had a really fun crowd. They even had an outdoor tree swing.
Heineken Experience

I don't have specifics for the restaurants we checked out but here are the foods everyone should try when visiting...
Cheese, yup cheese. You can find all the cheese here in many difference flavors.
Poffertjes, they are kind of like mini pancakes
Bitterballen, they are basically mini krokets
And speaking of krokets, you might as well indulge in them too

There are so many things to see and do here that there is something for everyone. You can read more about some of our adventures {here}. Get your walking shoes ready because it's a city that has too much going on not to walk around and take it all in. 

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