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FIDI Event | To see and to do
Below, you will find a couple of recommendations for activities in Amsterdam, if you have some free time during the FIDI event.
- Canal Cruise, you cannot leave Amsterdam without seeing Amsterdam from a boat. It gives you a different perspective of the city and you get the real Amsterdam feeling while traveling through the quintessential canals gazing up at the quaint Amsterdam houses and building along the way. Next to central station, you can buy tickets for different boat trips, varying from the real tourist boat to more luxury with drinks and bites and open boat. It is up to what you would like. The boat trips are approximately an hour and they provide you information of the city in all languages.
- Red Light district is well-known around the world and as such, this area is quite a tourist attraction and something that shouldn’t be missed while in Amsterdam.
- Anne Frank Huis is a very impressive museum. It is a unique historical experience to be able to walk through the hidden annex where Anne Frank and her family hid during WWll. It is important to buy tickets beforehand, the museum is very popular. You can order tickets on the official Anne Frank website: https://www.annefrank.org/en/museum/tickets/
- Amsterdam Zuid is a very nice and affluent area of Amsterdam with beautiful Dutch houses and buildings. It is a 20 minute drive by taxi or Uber. In this area, you can also visit the Rijksmuseum which is definitely worth a visit. A couple of years ago, this is museum was totally renovated and of course in this museum, you can find the famous painting of Rembrandt, ‘De Nachtwacht’. Furthermore, there is a luxury shopping street with famous brands, such as Gucci, Dior, Louis Vutton, Chanel and Oger for example. After visiting the museum or shopping in the P.C. Hooftstraat, you can relax in the most famous park of Amsterdam, the Vondelpark, which is close to both these sights.
- Negen straatjes, only a ten-minute walk and you are in this area with nice little boutiques, surrounded by the canals. You will also find nice little (lunch) restaurants and coffee bars here for a relaxing morning or afternoon. Ree 7 is good place to work, have breakfast, lunch or a cup of coffee.
- Utrechtsestraat, a little bit further away, a walk of 15 minutes, and you will arrive in the Utrechtsestraat. You will find everything you are searching for in this street, from nice (lunch) restaurants, coffeebars, and great shops. The street is known for its quality goods and services. Overall, the Utrechtsestraat gives you an exclusive impression. It is definitely worth it to visit this street.
- Extra tip: Amsterdam is not far away from the coast. Within 45 minutes, you can be at the beach of Bloemendaal aan Zee. So, if you find that you have time to spare on an afternoon with nice weather, it is definitely recommended to go to the beach. The Dutch coastline is wide ranging with beautiful dunes which is lovely for a walk or even for a swim.