What to do in Amsterdam

What to do in Amsterdam

You can always do something fun in Amsterdam. Are you tired of the tourist attractions? We have made a list for you with ‘What to do in Amsterdam’. This list is when you want to visit something different than the regular activities that Amsterdam has to offer.

Amsterdam Lookout

Amsterdam Lookout offers a beautiful 360 degree view of the city of Amsterdam. At the panoramic view you can not only see the city center, but also the harbor and all the canals. Certainly something that had to be added to our list ‘What to do in Amsterdam’. Even if you know Amsterdam like the back of your hand, it’s definitely worth to see the city from this perspective. At the sky deck you have a view of the city and you can drink a nice cup of coffee from the panorama restaurant and rooftop bar.

The real ‘daredevils’ can go one step further: swing above the city at a height of 100 meters. These are really fun things to do in Amsterdam right? You should not be afraid of heights when you sit on the highest swing in Europe. Amsterdam Lookout is located at Overhoeksplein 5. The attraction is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with adjusted opening times during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. 

Indoor jeu-de-boules ‘Mooie Boules’

You may be wondering why there is an indoor jeu-de-boules in the list of ‘what to do in Amsterdam’. We often think of those coloured plastic balls at the campsite in France when we hear jeu-de-boules. But a group of friends in Amsterdam have made jeu-de-boules cool again.

‘Mooie Boules’ is more than an indoor jeu-de-boules spot; it’s also a food hall with food from chefs Ron Blaauw and Michiel van der Eerde. So in addition to a nice game, you can enjoy delicious dishes. This is one of the most fun things to do in Amsterdam with a group of friends for example. You can rent a spot for €10 for 45 minutes. You can go with 10 people max. and the balls are included. Boules, drinks and good food can be enjoyed in Amsterdam.

Moco Museum

The Moco Museum in Amsterdam is a hip and super Instagrammable museum that focuses on all ages. The artworks on display here are inspired by graffiti such as the works of Icy & Sot and Banksy. Or from the comic book culture such as Roy Lichtenstein. Young people in particular will be attracted to this museum. When you don’t know what to do in Amsterdam you should really visit the Moco Museum.

The museum has introduced an Augmented Reality App: Moco Play. This app brings the artworks in the museum to life on your phone. Nice to know: the app also works on the posters that you can buy in the gift shop. So you can continue to use the app at home.

Do you also want to get inspired by art? Come and take a look in Moco Museum. Guaranteed that it will not disappoint you. Buy your tickets here.

TonTon Club: what to do in Amsterdam

You will find TonTon Club at three locations in the city. It’s an arcade where adults can have fun and be a child again. The first TonTon Club is located at Anneendwarsstraat 6 in the center. There are numerous retro arcade games in this location, such as Miss Pacman, Super Mario and Speed Soccer.

In addition, they also have various pinball machines. Are you more of the old-fashioned board games? They are there more than enough. Take one of the fifty board games, order a pizza or a pasta and a beer and enjoy playing games. Tokens to play the games cost only €1 per piece or €5 for six pieces. The TonTon Club is located in the centre of Amsterdam. It’s open on Monday and Tuesday from 4 p.m. to midnight and from Wednesday to Sunday from noon to midnight.

Two years later, TonTon Club opened it’s second location in Amsterdam West at the Polonceaukade 27. This arcade has Japanese influences and you can tell that from the food and the games. Here you can play games such as Dance Dance Revolution, Button Bash or Mega Tetris. There are also various pinball machines.

Puck TonTon Club

In addition to the TonTon Club arcades we’ve just mentioned, there is also a special TonTon Air Hockey Club. Here are twelve air hockey tables, five different types. There are also some ‘normal’ arcade games such as Guitar Here, pinball and Dance Dance Revolution. But, the Puck TonTon Club focuses primarily on the fanatic air hockey players. The food at Puck is from the French-Asian kitchen. Here you can have fun with friends with a snack and a fun game. When you don’t know what to do in Amsterdam, this is the place to be.

Plan West

In addition to numerous fun activities and sight, Amsterdam is also full of nice cafes and restaurants. What to do in Amsterdam? Food and drinks of course! We have to many nice places to list them all. One of those places is Plan West at Witte de Withstraat 188. You can go to Plan West for lunch, a nice cup of coffee, dinner or a drink. Plan West organises events where you can do things as pub quizzes, silent discos or performances. And another nice thing about this place, downstairs is a karaoke bar. Reservations are required.

Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum

You have heard of this last item from our ‘what to do in Amsterdam’ list. The Ripley’s believe it or not museum is in fact located in various places in the world. For example in England. This museum, full of curiosities, is also in Amsterdam. What kind of things can you expect from the museum? The most absurd things you can imagine are spread over five floors.

A shrunken human head, a giant robot, but also virtual reality (VR) and a space tunnel. This makes Ripley’s a museum for young and old and you can easily spend a few hours on the five floors. The museum is open all year round from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and can be found on Dam 21 in Amsterdam. What to do in Amsterdam isn’t a hard question anymore. Ripley’s is where you should go.

You can do more than enough fun things in Amsterdam. Whether you spend a day like a tourist or do something nice with friends. After this ‘what to do in Amsterdam’ list you know what to do in this beautiful and fun city. Everything is possible in Amsterdam.

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