7 Unforgettable Amsterdam Adventures for 2024

Are you planning to visit the capital of The Netherlands this year? Make sure your itinerary includes these seven unforgettable Amsterdam adventures for 2024 which range from scenic bike rides to trying Europe’s highest swing.

Sail the canal

What better way to see Holland’s capital than by sailing the canal? Recline on a traditional Dutch barge and admire the imposing industrial buildings, tall red houses, and laidback cafés as you glide by.

Feeling daring? Modernise the experience and travel down the canal on a self-guided stand-up paddleboarding adventure instead!

Visit the museums

Amsterdam boasts an array of world-class museums, including the poignant Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum which honours the country’s most famous artist.

Other notable museums to visit include the Rijksmuseum which details local culture and history and the Stedelijk which showcases modern art.

Escape to the tulip fields

Awe-inspiring adventures await outside of Amsterdam, too. Hop on a train and escape to the tulip fields – Bollenstreek – that are just 40km from the city centre. In the springtime, these are awash with tulips every colour of the rainbow, set out in regimented rows.

If you’re visiting during the annual tulip festival (this year 21st March to 12th May), consider a guided bike tour that covers all of the essential sites. Keen peddlers could look into spring cycling holidays in Holland that cover the Amsterdam flower markets, famous gardens like Keukenhof, and end at The Hague.

Head out to the windmills

Another exciting outing away from the city is to head out to the windmills. Much of the countryside surrounding the capital is dotted with these iconic structures, many of which are still in use today.

Travelling by bike as the locals do is the most authentic way to visit, but there are bus tours available as well.

Take a food tour

Foodies rejoice – Amsterdam has a mouth-watering culinary scene that can be the focus of your trip.

Sample traditional Dutch pancakes, poffertjes, and the renowned stroopwafel at local market stalls, and stock up on cheeses like Gouda and Edam to take home. Alternatively, head to Foodhallen Amsterdam for a feast of dishes and delicacies from countries around the globe.

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Explore the Bloemenmarkt

Even if you’re visiting Amsterdam outside of spring you can see sensational flowers during your holiday. Explore the Bloemenmarkt, a sprawling flower stall that floats on the surface of the canal. This is a picturesque place for a stroll and a great place to buy blooms or your souvenirs.

Try Europe’s highest swing

The best way to start or end your visit is at the A’DAM Lookout to try Europe’s highest swing. This observation deck gives you a 360-degree panorama of the city and countryside beyond while the ‘Over The Edge’ swing promises to be an adrenaline-pumping activity.

Afterward, relax at the onsite restaurant for refreshments while gazing out at the incredible views.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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