5 Free Things to Do When in Amsterdam City

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Are you looking forward to doing and/or experiencing free things when you tour Amsterdam? If so, below are five of your best options at present.

The Cheese Museum

Are you a person who likes cheese and looking forward to having the typical and quintessential Dutch food? If so, you might be happy to know that the Cheese Museum is free to visit, and even offers specialty cheese tastings for free, where you can sample the mouthwatering cheese. It resides at a stone’s throw away from the famous Anne Frank House.

Free Concerts

Royal Concertgebouw offers free lunchtime concerts usually at 12:30 pm on Wednesdays. On the other hand, the Dutch National Opera and Ballet offers them for free just about every Tuesday at 12:30 pm, except during the Christmas time as well as on public holidays from September to May. You can take part in several other concerts for a fun day out on Amsterdam tours, but these two are your top options.

The Public Library of Amsterdam

Do make it a point to make the library a part of your Amsterdam trip itinerary. Its library is one of Europe’s largest. The library is one of a kind, with sublime architecture. On its top floor, it has a café, where people can have coffee, sitting on its balcony and looking at beautiful sights.

City Archives Amsterdam

A visit to the City Archives is among the favorite things to do of both tourists and natives alike. You can also dive into the rich history of the Dutch capital without having to pay for a visit to it. Each month, it shows a different film about the capital city. Besides, there are tons of pictures to see in a slideshow about its history.

Information Center of the North/South Metro Line

The last, but not the least by any means, in this list of free things to do is a visit to Amsterdam’s North/South Metro line’s information or visitor center. This project, which began in the early 2000’s, is now open to the public. Its cost was above €3 billion. Tours are provided on request to the site.

In addition, you can also visit the world famous Leidseplein square, which underwent a renovation in the recent past, intended to promote and develop Dutch tourism. Besides, the canals in the city and scenic sights along the way are all inviting photography hot spots – all free to visit.