Despite its reputation for changeable weather, there are a remarkable number of dry days each year, around 5 out of 7 every week on average. So once you've got a crick in your neck from looking up at all the fantastic buildings, there's plenty more to keep you entertained outside - ranging from markets to specific areas such as china town or the historical Jewish neighbourhood. And if you've really had your fill of the city and need some open space, Amsterdam's compact nature means that you don't have to go far to find it.
Typical Dutch landscapes have been perfectly preserved, windmills included, in this extensive nature reserve just 5 kilometres from the centre of Amsterdam... read more
Muiderlaan 1001, 1087 VA Amsterdam
One of the best beach vibes going on in Amsterdam, with a slightly alternative feel which welcomes everyone. Located only 20 minutes by tram from Amsterdam Central Station... read more
Largest outdoor market in the city... read more
Spa Zuiver is the largest, newest and most exclusive spa in Amsterdam. It is located in the middle of a large forest area on the edge of Amsterdam about 20 minutes by tram from the centre. Surrounded by mature forest, the location offers true relaxation and the interior design is award winning... read more
Pontplein, De Ruyterkade
A great 30 minute trip along Amsterdam's Ij river towards the coast for a day at the beach... read more