One of the best things to do in Amsterdam in the night as the music starts to flow and the streets start to glitter is enjoy a leisurely cruise down the canals. The hour-long cruises pass along old merchant houses, medieval churches and under some magnificent bridges that make for a memorable tour.
Location: Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: Rs. 950 per adult
Timings: Summer (23 Mar-30 Oct): 9:00 am-10:00 pm, daily
Enjoy at Heineken Experience
A few years later, in the year 2001, it was reopened as a museum and has since been a favourite haunt of beer-lovers in the city. You can opt for a guided tour through the museum, where you can learn more about the history of beer making. You will also get to watch old Heineken commercials and indulge in a tasting session.
Price: Rs. 1,274 per person
Timings: Monday - Thursday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Stroll in Red Light District
Here, you will find colourfully lit canals Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburgwal, skimpily clad sex workers in brothel windows and some interesting museums, namely the Erotic Museum and the Red Light Secrets among others. Additionally, you can sit around at the many cafes, Greenhouse and Baba being two of the most popular ones, and enjoy coffee with space cakes!
Location: De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Timings: All-day, except 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Go to Van Gogh Museum
The museum houses the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s works, in the world! Apart from these, the museum is home to an impressive collection of Japanese prints, French prints, paintings inspired by Van Gogh, amongst others. You can enjoy a guided tour to learn more about the artist’s life and his paintings, making it a tour to remember.
Location: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: Rs. 1,600 per adult
Red Light Secrets Museum
Here, you get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a peek into the lives of people pursuing the world's oldest profession, prostitution. You can have a look at their rooms, sit behind the famous windows and hear stories about these women. The museum has been set up in one of Amsterdam's oldest brothels which still retains its earlier character and setting.
Location: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60h, 1012 DP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: Rs. 825 per person
Timings: Friday - Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Clubing at Club Prime
If you are a party animal or want to get a taste of the nightlife in Amsterdam, paying a visit to this club is amongst the top things to do in Amsterdam in the night.
Location: Rembrandtplein 22, 1017 CV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Timings: Friday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Have Fun at Club Amsterdamned
The crowds are young and vibrant, the location is excellent and the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed, making it one of the best places to go partying in the city. Apart from drinks and music, you can also enjoy scrumptious dinner at the Cafe Amsterdamned, making a visit to the thing to do in Amsterdam at night.
Location: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 77, 1017 PW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Timings: Friday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Enjoy Amsterdam Light Festival
The displays include 178 LED-lit bottles displayed in the Town Hall depicting the 178 nationalities of people living in Amsterdam amongst several others.
Location: Central Amsterdam
Price: Rs. 1,820 per adult
Timings: Daily - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Visit the Eye Film Museum
While you are at the museum, you can spend your time watching some of the most loved contemporary and classic films of Dutch and world cinema. If you identify as a movie buff, visiting the museum might be one of the most memorable things you do in Amsterdam.
Location: IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: Film tickets start from Rs. 900 per person
Timings: Sun - Thurs: 10 AM - 10 PM
Enjoy the Live Music at Paradiso
The place has two halls, one with the capacity to hold 1,500 people and the other smaller one, with the capacity of 250. Whether you are into pop music and crowded halls or indie music and more intimate places, here you will get a taste of both, along with excellent acoustics.
Location: Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam, Netherlands
See a Concert at Concertgebouw
The place has been entertaining people from all over the world for the past 125 years and enjoys the status of a royal building. The place is home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra which is considered amongst the finest in the world.
The place has hosted musical talents from across the world, including Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Bernard Haitink, Yehudi Menuhin, Jessye Norman, Vladimir Horowitz, Cecilia Bartoli, Louis Armstrong, Sting, and many more.
Location: Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Go at the Top of The A'DAM Tower
Since the skyscraper overlooks the Amsterdam town center, it offers excellent views of the twisting canals, the cobbled streets and the historic buildings. The place also has some amazing restaurants that afford breathtaking views of the city as the sun goes down and the lights start to come on. You can eat at the Madam restaurant and bar or go to the Moon restaurant.
Location: Overhoeksplein 1, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: Entry costs Rs. 1,071
Timings: Daily; 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fun at Melkweg
The place gets its name from the milk factory which was housed in the building until 1969 before it was reopened as the venue. When here, you can visit the several halls that are used to hold art exhibits, project films, conduct theatre plays and large concert halls. The place has hosted musical greats like Prince, Arctic Monkeys and Nirvana amongst several others.
Location: Lijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Timings: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Biking in Amsterdam
The best thing about cycling in Amsterdam is that you will find dedicated cycling lanes in almost every part of the city. This means that you can cycle along the canals and catch some of the most spectacular sunsets as you venture through the alleys of the city. You can also join guided bike tours that will take you to the most well-known monuments, eateries and also the lesser-known spots of interest, without your having to walk for miles!
Take a Dinner Train
This three-hour-long culinary journey involves fine dining at its best and right from the minute you step foot onto the train, you are greeted with freshly made tea and coffee which is followed by snacks, dinner and dessert, all when you are moving through lusciously green countryside. The train offers a variety of menus, allowing you to choose from vegetarian, fish and meat menus.
Location: Amsterdam Central Station
Price: 6,500 per person
Timings: Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM