Every time I visited Amsterdam, I fell in love with this vibrant city over and over again. I couldn’t get enough of it. Every time I went there, I discovered a new part of this magnet for wanderlusts like me. So, I would like to share with you my favourite hidden gems in Amsterdam out of the beaten path.
Nine Streets in Amsterdam
One of my top things to do in Amsterdam is hanging around over the canals of Nine Streets. Nine Streets are nine parallel tiny streets that are located on the opposite side of the touristic stream. Usually, tourists start their Amsterdam tour from Amsterdam Centraal going to the left and not to the right. Nine streets are located in the right direction. If you really wanna feel the city, visit Nine Streets – you’ll make great pictures, get a coffee in a comfy cafe and buy some great stuff from the local concept design shops.
The best apple cake in Amsterdam is at Winkel 43
My second must-try spot in Amsterdam is not far away from Nine Streets and is famous for serving the best Apple Cake in Amsterdam. Winkel 43 is the place to be after a long walk. Coffee and Apple Cake are always a good idea.
Museum of Bags and purses – Tassenmuseum
Another unusual museum to visit is the Museum of Bags and purses (Tassenmuseum). This place contains a very rich collection of bags and purses starting as of 16th century till nowadays. There are bags made of different materials as well as design bags made by famous designers like Yves Saint Laurent or Versace. Also, the best High Tea Experience in Amsterdam is offered at this venue. However, it’s quite challenging to make a reservation as everybody wants to get a table there..
The last two places I would like to recommend are parks located outside of the city centre and out of the beaten path – Amstelpark and Amsterdamse Bos.
Amstelpark is not far away from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena Station and is a lovely park where you can see wallabies, lamas and ostriches. You can also admire the Rosarium located at the entrance and have a ride in little kids’ train all around the park. One of the quietest places in Amsterdam so far.
Amsterdamse Bos is not far away from Amsterdam Zuid and is a huge park (a wood actually) where you can go for a picnic, have a boat trip with friends, or just go for a walk and fresh air. However, the highlight of the Park is the Kersenbloesempark – a garden where cherries are blossoming in spring. it’s an awesome place, I visited it once and was enchanted by the colours and the aroma.
Are you in love with Amsterdam like me? Do you plan to visit my hidden gems in Amsterdam one day?
Thanks for reading!