Amsterdam is home to many museums, cafes, galleries, canals, public parks, public squares, historical attractions, and many other areas of interest. It is a great place to visit whether alone or with loved ones. If you are on a solo trip in the Netherlands, then check out this list of things to do when on Amsterdam private tours.
Visit a Museum
If you wish to beat the crowds in the nation’s capital, it is recommended that you skip out on all the usual must-see places, and instead go to a lesser-known museum in the city. Many canal houses owned by rich Dutch people in the past are now tourist attractions in the Netherlands. Then there are unusual ones such as the KattenKabinet (Cat Cabinet Museum), which is devoted to all things cat. You can find from paintings and drawings to sculptures, almost everything you would see in the building is related to the furry pet. Then there are ateliers, such as Rembradthuis (Rembrandt’s House Museum). Amsterdam is not short of such unique museums, so choose one according to your interests.
Seek out Film locations
Amsterdam has served as a backdrop to many movies, including the Sean Connery-starrer “Diamonds are Forever”, and the romantic drama “The Fault in Our Stars”. If you are a film buff, another best thing to do is scouting out some iconic movie locations in Amsterdam city. Search for the keyword “filming locations in Amsterdam” on the internet to get a list that compiles those places, and this would help you plan an itinerary based on this area of your interest.
Wander Along the Amsterdam Canals
Nothing could be more fulfilling and scenic than a private walking tour Amsterdam along the Dutch canals. This is worth taking in all seasons. You can anticipate enjoying the delights of cherry blossom trees in the spring, but summertime allows for lazy and long walks around the capital.
Come the autumn season, and the shade of leaves turn golden, which makes fall an ideal time to take lots of beautiful travel photographs. Winter is the low season, meaning cheaper hostel or hotel rates and fewer tourists.
Whatever the case, make it a point to amble along the Dutch canals during your trip to Amsterdam. The 9 Streets (De 9 Straatjes) and the Jordaan neighborhood are a few of the best places to explore on foot.