The Ultimate Amsterdam Bucket List for Backpackers 2019

Are you a regular visitor of Amsterdam? Or perhaps you’re planning your first ever trip to the Dutch capital. Either way, there are some unmissable things to do in the city that you simply must tick off your travel bucket list in 2019. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest things to do in Amsterdam including off-the-beaten track activities and underrated sights and attractions. Plus, more daring things to make you step out of your comfort zone in 2019. How many of these awesome things to do in Amsterdam can you tick off?

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Get your thrills on the A’Dam Lookout swing

Have a drink at Pllek, a bar that overlooks an urban beach

Have a coffee at Urban Cacao

Cycle through Vondelpark

Eat poffertjes

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Explore the industrial yet edgy NDSM Wharf

Check out the Best Things to do in Amsterdam Noord

Dress up in orange and party for King’s Day

Cycle through the beautiful countryside on a day trip to Zaandam

Check out the 5 best cycle routes in and around Amsterdam

Be part of a record breaking Jager train at the Flying Pig

Hire out an Eco-boat in summer and cruise Dam’s canals

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Smoke a joint inside a coffeeshop

Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Amsterdam’s Coffeeshops

Go to Edam and eat Edam cheese

Indulge in stroopwafels at Albert Cuyp Market

Visit a hip cafe in De Pijp, Amsterdam’s Latin Quarter

Stop for a beer at the Heineken Experience

Party at one of the best clubs

Check out the 9 Best Clubs in Amsterdam

Get an Instagrammable photo of the Houses of Damrak

Get a photo with the giant penis sculpture at the Sex Museum

Eat raw herring from a herring cart

Visit Molen Van Sloten, one of Amsterdam’s only windmills open to visitors

Day trip to see the world famous tulip fields at Keukenhof Gardens in spring

Attend Amsterdam Pride 2019

Get your history fix at the Anne Frank House

Have a BBQ at Oosterpark

Walk through the Red Light District at night

Discover the best street art in Amsterdam on Spuistraat

Want more? Check out our Backpacker’s Guide on How to do Amsterdam like a Local

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Article by Shereen Sagoo and Darcy King