Top 10 fun things to do in Amsterdam in February

You plan to visit Amsterdam in February but don’t know what to do? There are lots of exciting things to see and do in Amsterdam during the (sometimes cold) February month that can make your holiday an unforgettable one. To help you make the most of your visit to the city, here’s a list of the top 10 things to do in Amsterdam in the month February. 

Go cycling 

With over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam, there are more bikes than people! So it is no surprise that biking is one of the most popular ways to get around in Amsterdam. There’s no finer way to explore the city, but be sure to practice first in a quiet area as the busy streets are not advisable for beginners. 

Get lost in the arty Jordaan 

The Jordaan district is an area where the true Amsterdam spirit is quite apparent. Wandering into the Jodaan feels like stepping back into time as the scenic neighbourhood is packed with eateries, speciality shops, bars and art galleries, courtyard gardens and more. 

Take a canal cruise 

Amsterdam has 165 canals, and this is why it is nicknamed the “Venice of the North.” Taking a canal cruise offers an incredible opportunity to soak in the iconic scenery as well as learn some interesting facts about the history of the city.

Visit Anne Frank house 

A visit to the Anne Frank house will help you reflect on the horrors of the World War II through the eyes of a young Jewish girl. You also get to imagine what it feels like to stay hidden away for more than two years. 

Explore Keukenhof tulip gardens

Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof was originally used by Dutch royalty to grow fruits and vegetables. A trip to The Netherlands wouldn’t be complete without feasting your eyes on these famous tulips.

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artworks 

Van Gogh is one of the most influential painters The Netherlands has ever seen, and his artworks will make your heart beat faster. The museum is one of the most visited museums in the country as it also houses works by contemporaries such as Gauguin, Monet and Toulouse-Lautrec.

See a professional sporting match 

The Netherlands boasts a few big football teams and one of them is Ajax, which is known all over the world. Even if you’re not a soccer fan, include seeing one of the professional sporting matches at the Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium to your to-do list. The enthusiasm is contagious and one that you won’t forget!

Enjoy the food scene 

Amsterdam has a diverse range of cuisines that will give your taste buds a treat as well as some famous spots you shouldn’t miss. Good examples of such spots are Foodhallen and Westergas. The city also has popular food tours that offer multiple food outings during cruises. 

Discover the parklife 

Amsterdam is home to over 30 parks, offering you an opportunity to lose yourself in a green oasis of lawns, ponds and woodlands. They’re a great place for fun activities like bike riding, and are also perfect for romantic and family picnics. 

Attend a concert at Concertgebouw 

It’s easy to find some live music in Amsterdam, no matter the season you visit. Visit the Concertgebouw to catch some live music, a hall which many visitors say is one of the best in world. Although the tickets are reasonably priced, you can still attend one of the free lunchtime concerts if you’re on a tight budget. 


Amsterdam is home to incredible attractions and offer unmissable experiences. If you’re looking for things to see and do, the list above has got you covered!

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