Amsterdam is one of the most hypnotic cities in the world, without any doubts. The sight of the city beautified with colorful tulip blooms in every nook and cranny, picturesque canals, and the greenery and natural beauty of the city is surely an eye-candy. Not to mention, the beauty of wondrous architectural aesthetics glistening in sunlight also contributes to its overall beauty. However, Amsterdam is not always about the sunshine and vibrant climate.
When monsoon hits the city, the whole scenario will be different, yet at times, even more mesmerizing. Even in the rainy climate, you can see many locals whizzing on the street on their bikes. However, you must be well prepared if you intend to explore Amsterdam during the rainy days. For this, below is the list certain things that you can do in the city when it rains other than the clichéd private Van Gogh Museum tour, Dam Square tour, etc.
It is said that Rijksmuseum was actually made for the rainy days. Located at the heart of the city, there is a wide range of artworks of many veteran artists, valuable artifacts from all over the world, and many more in the museum that can be explored on a rainy day. You can easily spend an entire day in the museum watching all the treasured exhibits or simply enjoy watching the amazing weather outside through the glass windowpanes. If it is not raining heavily, you may go out to the spectacular gardens in the Rijksmuseum premises as well.
Warm Up at Any of the Authentic Pubs in Amsterdam
What is better than enjoying your favorite cup of coffee or any other beverages when it is raining outside? Fortunately, there are many cozy pubs in Amsterdam, which are popular for their historical and traditional café bars. Generally, this kind of pubs is known as Brown Bars due to their woody décor as well as the nicotine stained partitions. If you want to enjoy the rain to the fullest as well boost up the overall drinking experience, find a spot on the sheltered outdoor terrace.
Take Canal Tours
Whatever the season is, you cannot finish off your Amsterdam tours without taking a canal tour, as the canal belt is one of the quintessential parts of the city. In fact, this is one of the best ways to enjoy the rainy days in Amsterdam to the fullest without soaking up. There are retractable rooves on boats in order to keep you from getting wet and allow you to enjoy the weather outside at the same time. Note that there are various canal cruises available; a candlelight nighttime cruise will be ideal for romantic couples.