What to do during your second visit to Amsterdam

Amsterdam has way more to offer than weed and the Red Light District – obviously!

If you go to Amsterdam for your second time, you’ll get the chance to explore the city like the locals do. Especially during summer, Amsterdam offers a lot of food and places to hang out at. Scroll down below the pictures to see my favorites (I’m a huge foodie, so you know the places I recommend are good :p)

What are you waiting for – grab a bike and explore the city and its 1821 bridges or hop on a boat and discover some of the 31 miles (50 km) of canals.

Here’s some inspiration for ya!

Photos to inspire you to spend your summer in Amsterdam (plus off-the-beaten path recommendations)

 

Photos to inspire you to spend your summer in Amsterdam (plus off-the-beaten path recommendations) Photos to inspire you to spend your summer in Amsterdam (plus off-the-beaten path recommendations)

 

Things you should know by your second time around:

  • Try Surinamese food!!!!!!!!
  • You pay 50 cents or sometimes even €1 to use the restroom at bars or clubs. YIKES!
  • Tap water is the drinkable everywhere and restaurants will mostly only give it to you if you ask for it. Then it’s free.
  • Smoking weed isn’t legal. It’s just that police don’t really care.
  • If you haven’t heard about MeetUp – it’s a great way to find like-minded peeps (and locals) to hang out with doing activities you enjoy
Photos to inspire you to spend your summer in Amsterdam (plus off-the-beaten path recommendations)

 

My favorite places in Amsterdam were

Air Nightclub – they had a Brazilian “Favela Party” where I felt like I was in Brazil – AMAZING! Wasn’t feeling the €17,50 cover :/

De Tulp – on sunny days to sit outside and people watch, for rainy days to sit inside and feel as if you’re in a jungle

De Peijp district is a fantastic place for people watching – some rich and snooby locals as well as normal ones and tourists 😉

Foodhallen – for local food stands and shops with merchandise by local creators

Hanneke’s Boom – a great place to watch the sunset, have a drink and sit by the water

ICscuypje – OMG – creamiest, most bestest and deliciousest ice cream you’ve ever had. Nuff said!

☘️Juiciety – for juices and vegan sweets inspired by the owners’ Surinamese heritage. This place will also get you off the beaten path, so you can explore Amsterdam’s newest up and coming international neighborhood.

☘️Meatless District – as you may have guesses – this places serves vegan meals and they’re freaking delicious!

Pho 91 – excellent vegan Pho that tastes just like it’s meaty cousin; they have Pho and other dishes with meat as well, though!

Warung Spang Wakandra – Surinamese / Indonesian food for a great price.

Westergasfabriek and its surrounding park – go there for an event or for the weekends to just enjoy a day in the park with people of all ages

 

☘️ = vegan

 

Photos to inspire you to spend your summer in Amsterdam (plus off-the-beaten path recommendations) Photos to inspire you to spend your summer in Amsterdam (plus off-the-beaten path recommendations)

 

If you haven’t visited all the museums the first time in Amsterdam, visit them now! Here you can purchase your Van Gogh Museum ticket and a skip-the-line ticket for the Rijksmuseum, for example, as well as hop-on, hop-off bus & boat tours, etc. 🙂



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  • interesting topic! because obviously when it’s your first trip you rush to places that are prominent-beautiful or not, doesn’t matter.
    on your second trip, you should seek places that are less known and beautiful.

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