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9 X Fun things to do with your dad in Amsterdam

11 June 2024
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Looking for something fun to do with your dad, best friend, brother, or man in your life in Amsterdam? Quality time together is very important, and you’ll discover how enjoyable it is to do something special just the two of you. Whether it’s for Father’s Day, his birthday, or just because, there are plenty of fun things to do in Amsterdam. In this article, I’ve compiled a few for you to enjoy. Have fun!

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9 X Fun things to do with your dad in Amsterdam

ENJOY DRINKS AND CATCH A MOVIE AT THE FOODHALLEN IN AMSTERDAM WEST

At the Foodhallen, you can choose from various food stalls to pick up some dishes. You can enjoy shared dining from different cuisines together. After eating, feel like watching a movie? There’s also a cinema in De Hallen, called the Filmhallen. Check out the movie schedule on their website >>

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© De Foodhallen

Visit the Street Art Museum in Amsterdam-north

Graffiti and street art have become integral parts of the city. They all come together at the STRAAT museum. From one beautiful mural to another, it’s a cool spot to visit with the men in your life.
NDSM-Plein 1, Amsterdam – straatmuseum.com

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© STRAAT Street Art Museum

TAKE A BEER TASTING AT A TASTING ROOM IN AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam is home to many (local) breweries, and most offer beer tastings. Take your dad or man to one of these cosy tasting rooms and enjoy the finest craft beers and snacks perfectly matched to the beer’s flavour.

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RENT A BOAT AND CRUISE THE CANALS

A canal cruise in Amsterdam is always a good idea. You can opt for a cruise in a salon boat, an evening cruise, or enjoy a sunny day during an open boat tour.

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HAVE STEAk AT CASTELL

Craving a delicious steak? Castell is the place to be. They prepare the tastiest cuts of meat on the grill, filling the restaurant with the aroma of charcoal… Yum!

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GO CANOEING IN AMSTERDAM

Are you and your dad up for some action and adventure? Try canoeing for a morning. Amsterdam offers several great spots for this, such as the Amsterdamse Bos, Sloterplas, or paddling through the canals.

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© Kanoverhuur Amsterdamse Bos

WHISKY TASTING IN AMSTERDAM

Is your dad, brother, or man a whisky enthusiast? Then a whisky tasting is a must. Visit places like Cafe Zilt or J.D William’s Whisky Bar to taste and learn about different whiskies together.

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VISIT THE MOCO MUSEUM IN AMSTERDAM

In the mood for a museum visit? Take the man to the Moco Museum on Museumplein. This smaller museum features a permanent exhibition of Banksy’s works alongside changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and street art.

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© MOCO Museum

TAKE A STREET ART WALKING TOUR

Have you ever been on a street art tour in Amsterdam? If you look around, you’ll see street art everywhere in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam North, the city centre, and practically every neighbourhood, there’s street art to be found. Take your dad on a street art tour through the city. It’s something you can easily do yourself! Walking or cycling, whichever you prefer. Click here for YourLBB street art routes >>

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fabrique des Lumières
⋙ NXT Museum
⋙ STRAAT street art museum
⋙ MOCO Museum for street and modern art
⋙ Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
⋙ Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
⋙ Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
⋙ Pancake Cruise
⋙ Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
⋙ Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
⋙ Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
⋙ 3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
⋙ Private Canal Boat Tour
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Youseum
⋙ The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
⋙ Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Go an a bike tour with the kids
⋙ NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Paddle board tour on the canals
⋙ Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

Let’s get social

I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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