Fun In Amsterdam For Only €12

Although Amsterdam is considered to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe (which I as an expat absolutely agree with), it still has a lot to offer for those who travel on extremely tight budget.

Amsterdam canal
Beautiful Amsterdam

You may ask: what can I do for only €12 in Amsterdam? Well, surprisingly a lot – from boat ride to exploring cheese museum and taking a selfie at I Amsterdam sign located at the back of the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein.

funny bike parked in Amsterdam
That’s how locals park bikes in Amsterdam :)

1) Boat ride €9

Start off your day with a nice and relaxing boar ride. It costs only 9 euro and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

3 girls are boating Amsterdam
Me, Anna and Monika on the boat

The one me, Anna and our guest from London went for was one of the cheapest we could find. It was located at 9 Damrak and the place was called Gray Line Sightseeing Canal Cruises.

The view from the boat - Amsterdam
The view from the boat

Sightseeing Amsterdam by boat together with your friends or relations is one of the best tourist attractions in the city. You can enjoy a boat ride trough the famous Amsterdam canals.

Amsterdam canal

2) Dutch style sandwich €3

After your boat ride, it’s time to dig into a Dutch style sandwich. There is one cafe I always go to when I’m hungry and it’s called Singel 404. Sandwiches with salmon and goat cheese cost only 3 euro.

Yummy sandwiches in Amsterdam
Yummy sandwiches!

They are filling and healthy so don’t forget to grab one when in Amsterdam. More info: Singel 404, +31 20 428 0154. Open daily 10.30am-6pm.

Cafe in Amsterdam

3) Free cheese museum

Cheese museum, Amsterdam
Cheese museum, Amsterdam

Often underestimated by tourists, cheese museum is a great place where you should definitely go if you’re a big fan of different sorts of cheese.

Cheese museum, Amsterdam
A great variety of cheese in cheese museum

Dutch cheese has more than 600 years long tradition so everyone can find something yummy there.

Blue cheese
Blue cheese which surprisingly tasted yummy!

You can see and taste not only the cheese, but also some Dutch stroopwafels and candies as well as take fancy pictures of you holding a big block of cheese!

2 girls are posing for picture
Say cheese!

The museum is open daily from 10 am till 6 pm, it’s located at Prinsensgracht 112 nearby Anne Frank House (just the opposite).

Cheese museum, Amsterdam

4) Free tulip museum

Tulip Museum
The entrance to Tulip Museum

Conveniently located in the heart of historic Amsterdam, near many fine shops, galleries and cafes, the museum features exhibits and films devoted to the tulip, the unofficial national flower of the Netherlands. Here you can explore the tulip’s history and discover the remarkable journey it has taken from the wilds of the Himalayan highlands to a garden like yours for free. Definitely must see place!

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5) Photo at I Amsterdam sign

 This large sign that lies in front of the Rijksmuseum has become an iconic symbol of the city. You will also find many people sitting in or on the letters and getting their photo taken.

Street performance at Iamsterdam
Street performance at Iamsterdam sign

Taking a selfie there is a must!

A girl on top of Iamsterdam sign
Me on the top!

Which attraction of those 5 would you find the most interesting when visiting Amsterdam?

Postcards from Amsterdam
Postcards from Amsterdam


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Agness Walewinder
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