For the traveler on a budget, it might seem difficult at first to have much fun as you travel through Amsterdam. Fortunately, there are a host of free things to do in Amsterdam that you might not even know existed until today.
From galleries to boat trips, there are a great deal of adventures waiting for you to explore for nothing out of pocket.
The Van Gogh museum might be out of reach, but Amsterdam is host to dozens of other independent galleries ready to welcome you with open arms. These galleries are filled with beautiful contemporary and classic artwork from artists all over the world. If you love to explore and get in touch with your imagination, this is a great free way to have some fun.
If its odd name tells you nothing, its function might. The Condomerie is the world’s first specialty condom shop. If you wish to enjoy a treasure trove of latex artistry and have a good laugh with your travel companions, this is a hilarious shop to explore.
Every aisle is stocked to the ceiling with colorful, sometimes hand-painted, novelty condoms in the shape of various animals and objects. It is a great location for a bit of fun.
The EYE Film Museum
One of the best free things to do in Amsterdam is to visit the EYE Film museum. Although temporary events might require tickets, the permanent exhibition in its basement is always free to visitors. The Panorama room surrounds visitors with over 100 movie clips and scenes from iconic films that gripped the world. The viewing pods are especially popular here, as they allow you to watch films on the comfort of a small sofa in relative privacy.
There are hundreds of other free things to enjoy as you explore Amsterdam, but these are some of the top options. Having little or no budget should never stop you from some much-deserved fun, so get out there and start exploring.