Amsterdam Sights

Excursions in the surrounding of Amsterdam

What to do outside of Amsterdam

  1. old windmills   Windmills at De Zaanse Schans

    a living museum, folks live and work as they did in the 17th and 18th centuries. Zaanse Schans is only 4 stations (20 minutes) by train from Amsterdam Centraal Station in the direction of Alkmaar.

  2. old city   City of Haarlem

    history, shops and parks

  3. cheese market   The Alkmaar Cheese Market

    Every Friday you can see the ritualized marketing of cheese by traditionally costumed cheese bearers. A tradition since 1593!

  4. flowers   Keukenhof in Lisse

    the most popular place in Holland to see tulips bloom

  5. old city   City of Leiden

    history, museums and canals

  6. museum   Zuiderzee Museum (Enkhuizen)

    an open air exhibition of Dutch art, design and cultural legacy at the interface of land and water from the present and the past.

  7. old ship   Batavia Yard in Lelystad

    VOC ship Batavia from 1628, workshops and restaurant

  8. flowers   Aalsmeer Flower Auction

    The world marketplace for flowers and plants

  9. line of defence   Defence Line of Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam)

    surrounding Amsterdam, at a distance of about 15 kilometres from the city

  10. old fishing village   The former island Marken

    a picturesque village known for its wooden houses and people dressed in traditional costumes

  11. castle   Muiderslot in Muiden (15 km from Amsterdam)