Visit Amsterdam

Visit Amsterdam

Find out what Amsterdam has to offer!

Don’t miss out on some of the best things to do in Amsterdam!

Experience the unique charm of Amsterdam, where historic architecture meets modern innovation, and the city’s impactful culture shines through in every cobblestone street and bustling square.

Attending ATTD 2025 is the best opportunity to get to know the city from every angle: from science to art.

1. Wander through Jordaan

Step back in time when walking the streets of this working-class turned pinturesque neighborhood. Jordaan is one of the most famous places in the city for all the options available for curious eyes. In these narrow lanes you’ll be able to find anything, from art galleries to quaint cafes and charming bars, or get your shopping done at the 9 Streets.

2. Take a day trip outside of the city

Make the most of your stay by exploring outside of the city to experience some of the best views Amsterdam has to offer. Take a 20-minute train from Amsterdam Central and you’ll find yourself at Haarlem. Or get a taste of old Holland at Zaanse Schans, which still preserves its architecture prior to the industrial revolution and the famous windmills.

3. Immerse yourself in art at Museumplein

This district is bursting with art at every corner as the home of Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and The Royal Concertgebouw. This epicenter of culture is a must-see for art aficionados and amateurs alike, not only to get inside the museum but also enjoy the markets, cafes, and outdoor displays. The I amsterdam City Card offers you free entry to more than 70 museums!

4. Ride through the canals

The unmissable canals in Amsterdam are part of the city’s essence. Walk its bridges or get inside a boat to experience the magic of the sights, especially after sundown when the whole city gets a new light and color. This is the best way to explore the Amsterdam characteristic houses and there’s an option for everyone, from history-riddled or fun facts tours to floating restaurants. The I amsterdam City Card also offers a free canal cruise, or you can book one online with the Canal Cruise Ticket.

5. Feel like a Dutch Royal

Amsterdam has a rich regal history that is open to the public to see firsthand. Spend an afternoon feeling like part of the royalty by visiting the many castles, palaces and fortresses near the city. Such as The Royal Palace Amsterdam, which is King Willem-Alexander’s official reception palace, or Muiderslot which is located 15 kilometers southeast of the city.

Getting around Amsterdam

There are plenty of options for getting to the conference venue or exploring the city. You can use the efficient public transportation system which includes trains, metro, trams, buses and ferries. With the I amsterdam City Card you can get unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

Another sustainable option, that will also allow you to authentically explore the city, is cycling. Amsterdam is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world and it’s known for its convenience for locals and tourists alike. It even has Cycleseeing routes!

For more information on places to see or how to travel around Amsterdam, we advise visiting I amsterdam, the official guide to the city.