It’s what Amsterdam is famous for and you’ve got to dip your toe in by toking a marijuana joint in a ‘coffee shop’.
Red light district
After dark Amsterdam’s prostitutes come out and the red light district is a den of legal sex. There’s also plenty of bars and clubs if you just fancy a drink and a wander, or catch a live sex show if you’re feeling a little more adventurous.
No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without a wander through the eye-opening Sex Museum, celebrating erotic and pornographic art. Warning: the beastiality section is not for the faint hearted. Located opposite the Central Station on Damrak Street.
Open: 9.30am-11.30pm seven days a week
Tickets: €4 – minimum aqe 16
See how the Dutch brew their most popular beer and tuck into samples at the end of the Heineken Experience tour.
Open: 10.30am-7.30pm Monday to Thursday, 10.30am-9pm Friday to Sunday
Anne Frank House
Tour the famous house where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during the German occupation of Holland.
Open: 9am-9pm Sunday to Friday April to October, 9am-10pm Saturdays April to October, 9am-7pm Sunday to Friday November to March, 9am-9pm Saturdays November to March
The biggest and best park near the city centre, it’s perfect for kicking back on the grass if you need to chill out.
Learn about Holland’s famous traditions at this clog factory and cheese farm, a 30-minute ride from the city centre.
Open: 8am-6pm seven days a week