Following on from my quick trip to Amsterdam last week with Heineken I thought I would share some of the things we got up to in our 24 hours there (we did a LOT!). I know Amsterdam is a very popular destination for Irish people, I’ve actually been there twice before – once on a day trip from Brussels, and once for the weekend with Gerard, so I thought it would be a good time to summarise some good things to do if you plan on visiting.
What we did
- Heineken Experience Museum – this is definitely worth a visit. It’s really modern and interesting and the best part of all is you get tokens for 2 drinks at the end 🙂
- Canal Boat Tour – we did the Heinken boat tour, which you add on to your ticket for the museum to get a good price (€29 for both). It’s such a nice, relaxing way to see the city.
- A’DAM Lookout – this is where the famous swinging chairs are – it also doubled up as our hotel which was very handy. It’s really modern and has a fab bar overlooking the city as well.
- Mike’s Bike Tours – we did a 30/40 min tour in the evening, just as the sun was setting and it was my favourite part of the day. Cycling is the best way to explore the city, and it was nice to have a guide show us different things around the city like famous bridges and the city’s only windmill. Cycling is also quite intense over there so it was good to have a local to help us navigate on the busy roads.