Amsterdam is known as a tourist and busy city. You probably know the famous sights of the city. Only Amsterdam has much more to offer! Do you want to discover the non-tourist spots of Amsterdam? We give local advice about Amsterdam especially for you with tips for the best, romantic and secret places!
The 9 streets shopping route
Amsterdam has many busy shopping streets and large chain stores. In such a big city it is often difficult to search for small, original, and exclusive shops between the megastores. Therefore, avoid the busy shopping streets. You will find the 9 streets in the center of Amsterdam and in the middle of the canal gondola! This is a nice shopping route in the area between Rozengracht, Leidsestraat, Prinsengracht and the Singel. Here you will find several galleries, nice shops, many terraces, good restaurants and cozy cafes. Go for a wonderful day of shopping in the 9 streets and avoid the crowds!
Non touristic smart shop
When you wanna sneak away for a break, you can always find your way to the best and most relaxed coffeeshop in Amsterdam. You want to go to a smartshop that is less touristic and at the same time will be a nice spot to hang out with some good live music and several bands? Then Hunter’s Coffeeshop Amsterdam West will be one of the best places to go to. For sure you will always feel welcome in this place, for a good coffee and maybe something more.
Beach in Amsterdam
When you think of Amsterdam, you wouldn’t expect this city to have a number of beaches. Strandzuid is located between the Amsterdam RAI and the Beatrixpark. This city beach has a luxurious look, where you can lounge and have a drink. Would you rather go to an alternative beach? Then go to Strand IJburg. Directly on the IJ, just outside the center, you will find the Dok Amsterdam. Here you can eat and drink, enjoy music and often there is a large campfire in the evening.
When you go to Amsterdam with your partner, you also want to discover the romantic places of the city. Cruise through the Amsterdam canals for dinner while tasting tasty candlelight wines. During the cruise you have a beautiful view of the illuminated canals. Very romantic! You can book a Candlelight Cruise at Lovers Canal Cruises and board at the Prins Hendrikkade 25. A romantic evening on the water together.