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Last Minute Amsterdam on a Budget

Last Minute Amsterdam

What to do in Amsterdam?

We know your plans have already changed enough. With major events like King’s Day, Grand Prix Zandvoort, Euro 2020, Sail 2020, Pride Amsterdam 2020, and Eurovision Song Contest canceled or postponed – Summer 2020 is fated to be different. 

However, there are still so many things to do in Amsterdam on a budget! Keep reading for our list of budget-saving tips and cheap activities in Amsterdam.

Digital Immersive Art Expo by Studio Irma

Must-visit in Amsterdam

Moco Museum / Amsterdam’s Modern and Contemporary museum – hence the name – is located on Museum Square. 

The collection of inspiring and mind-opening art celebrates icons of modern and contemporary art. For example, artists like Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, OSGEMEOS, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol make up the exhibition Moco Masters. On top of that, Moco exhibits one of the world’s largest collections of art by the anonymous street artist, Banksy. A visit to the museum is a perfect thing to do in Amsterdam on a budget, as our tickets start from €14,00. Get your tickets to Laugh Now and all other exhibitions here!

Moco has additionally extended the Digital Immersive Art exhibition Reflecting Forward by Studio Irma. And finally, the Moco Garden continues your experience outdoors with sculptures by Marc Ange, WhIsBe, KAWS, and Marcel Wanders. Reserve your ticket and time slot to see all the exhibitions here and enjoy this cheap activity in Amsterdam!

Keep it cozy

Rent a Boat: 

Simply, ‘Go Dutch’ and split the cost with friends and family. Renting a boat is the perfect cheap activity to see the beautiful canals of Amsterdam and attractions like the Floating Flower Market. 

*Did you know that Amsterdam’s canals became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010? 


Picnic or Barbecue: 

The possibilities are endless because you are the creator of your own good time. Keep a safe distance while you pump your favorite tunes, catch some rays, or laugh until it hurts

*Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos, Rembrandtpark, Oosterpark, and Westerpark are perfect spots to explore Amsterdam on a budget! However, if you find yourself in Westerpark; then hit up Brouwerij Troost for takeaway beers, lemonade, and tacos!

FREE Walking Tour from Sandemans

The ultimate thing to do in Amsterdam on a budget, you ask? It’s the Free Tour Concept taking over Europe! Your expert local guide teaches you the history of Amsterdam, as you experience the Red Light District, historic sites, and other iconic photo-spots. To guarantee that the tour fits your expectations and budget – you have the option to tip your guide at the end of the tour. 

Where to stay? 

Hans Brinker Hostel is the place to knock out and have sweet dreams – on a budget. They share our love for a strong community vibe! Located on Kerkstraat, adjacent to Amsterdam’s historic arts quarter (Spiegelkwartier). Start your day with a delicious takeaway meal from Stach or Soep en Zo. Most importantly, the Hans Brinker Hostel is just a 10-minute walk from Moco Museum.  

Last Minute 

Take the free ferry to Noord and go up to the observation deck of the Amsterdam Lookout tower. There, you really appreciate distance…from 100 meters (328 ft) in the sky! From a bird’s eye perspective, you’ll look out onto the entire city of Amsterdam. If last-minute shopping is your thing, then walk over to the luxury department store de Bijenkorf, which celebrates their 150th anniversary! There’s a deal for everyone. Nevertheless, if you’re into sustainable fashion, Amsterdam’s Waterlooplein is filled with incredible vintage thrift stores. 

*For more comprehensive and up to date information about how COVID-19 may influence your travel plans, check here.

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