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Best things to do in Amsterdam for Xmas hidden secrets

Kilkenny, Ireland
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Best things to do in Amsterdam for Xmas hidden secrets

Hi there myself and my girlfriend are visiting Amsterdam for the 3rd time we have done most of the usual attractions. We would like to do something different if anyone has any suggestions. Looking into a canal cruise too see the Christmas lights but hopefully one with drinks Inc. we plan on seeing a few DJs some of the nights aswell. We will be there on the 26th until the 29th.

Thanks

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1. Re: Best things to do in Amsterdam for Xmas hidden secrets

Hi Nick,

Sounds like you really like Amsterdam, coming for the 3rd time! Great that you are interested in moving further than the usual attractions. Here's an overview of companies that offer a boat tour during the Light festival. It's an easy comparison; you can quickly see which ones include one or more drinks. https:/…book-a-tour

It depends on the weather what else would be nice to do. If you are lucky, it will be cold and dry, with crispy air and then it's beautiful to stroll through small streets in quiet neighbourhoods, which can be almost anywhere like Jordaan, Oud-West, Oud-Zuid, de Pijp or Oost.

Try oliebollen at one of the oliebollen stalls on the street. And have apple pie (and happy hour drinks & bites ;)) in a cozy brown cafe - also to be found in any of the above neighbourhoods.

Not a hidden secret but maybe also nice to visit: on the square in front of Rijksmuseum, there's an ice skating ring with some food and drink stalls as well.

That for a start! Enjoy your holiday!

Greetings, Eva

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2. Re: Best things to do in Amsterdam for Xmas hidden secrets

Eva, do you have a favorite Happy Hour in a cozy brown cafe that you could recommend?

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3. Re: Best things to do in Amsterdam for Xmas hidden secrets

I was quite fond of that swing in your avatar Eva, really miss it.

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