Everything from your morning cup of coffee to your nightly place to stay has been carefully considered on this curated list of light-touch things to do in the Dutch capital.
Gezellig is a Dutch concept that roughly translates as “cosy”, and it’s the perfect word to describe the narrow lanes of Amsterdam’s core, with its canalside buildings and cuddled-up tulip stands. Tootle just a few minutes further out on your bicycle to discover up-and-coming creative neighbourhoods and some of the best clubs in Europe. For all its history, the Dutch capital has its eyes on the future. It’s now the first city in the world to embrace “the doughnut” economic model, which puts the needs of the environment and people at the centre, before economic growth. It’s also well on its way to reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2025 using wind turbines.