In this article, I'll show you 8 free things to do in Amsterdam. The capital of the Netherlands has many fun things to do, including some amazing free activities!
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1. Taste chocolate for free at the Tony Chocolonely Superstore
At the Tony Chocolonely Superstore, which is located in the citycenter of Amsterdam, you can taste chocolate for free! There are many chocolate flavors. You just need to pull the lever and the chocolate will appear!
It's a 5 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. The exact address is Oudebrugsteeg 15, 1012 JN Amsterdam.
2. Cuddle with cute little goats
At 'Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve', you'll see the cutest little goats ever! This is one of the best things to do in Amsterdam. The 'Geitenboerderij' is located in the Amsterdam Forest and it's totally free! You can also give the goats some milk to drink. However, you need to pay for the milk.
3. Take the ferry
Behind Amsterdam Central Station, there are ferries that go across the water to several destinations in Amsterdam North! It's really a fun experience if you'd like to be on a boat and you're in Amsterdam on a budget, because the ferry is free!
4. Admire the most famous houses of Amsterdam
When you see photos, paintings or postcards from Amsterdam, most of the time you'll see these famous houses. They are one of the best places for photography in Amsterdam.
Since these houses are very close to Central Station, I would recommend walking by them! The houses are really cute and also very impressive! You can see them when you're at Damrak.
What's great is that because of their location you will definitely see them when you go to Amsterdam. Even if you are only one day in Amsterdam, you can experience these houses when you walk by.
5. Visit Vondelpark
Vondelpark is the most famous park in Amsterdam and it is an amazing place to spend the day. You can do multiple things in Vondelpark. You could for example sit on a blanket while enjoying the sun all day, but you could also do a workout in Vondelpark! It's a very popular place for people who love jogging.
6. Go to a free concert at Concertgebouw
Every week, usually on the Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., you can go to a free lunchtime concert at Concertgebouw. Most of the time, there is classical music, but there is also more modern music you can listen to.
7. Visit Amsterdam Light Festival
During winter in Amsterdam, there is the Amsterdam Light Festival. It happens in the center of Amsterdam, during which this part of the city is decorated by several light exhibitions.
You can take a route by foot or boat, which is great! This is one of the best things you can do in Amsterdam at night, as you have the best experience then.
8. Go to the national tulip day
During the national tulip day, the tulip season of the Netherlands is officially started. You can go to Dam Square to see approximately 200,000 tulips and get a free bouquet. The national tulip day is held on the third Saturday of January.
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