The ambition of ‘The Sports City’ goes beyond everything we already do; it is about what kind of city Amsterdam wants to be. The ambition of sports city is to promote sports as a quality of the city and develop sport and exercise as an integral part of life among the people of Amsterdam. With sports and exercise interwoven in everyday life, Amsterdam is a city with an enormous diversity of sports and exercise facilities around every corner.
Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world
Besides the event itself and a day full of gymnastics activities, there is also a lot to do in the city of Amsterdam itself. The wide variety of art museums, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt house Museum and the Moco museum offer a comprehensive selection of different art styles. If you want to experience original Amsterdam history, we recommend the Anne Frank House where you can find out more about Anne Frank; the world most famous Jewish diarist who lived during the Second World War.
Looking for something else? Discover the world of science in the Nemo museum, learn how to make a real Heineken beer at the Heineken experience or visit Artis Zoo. If you haven’t made plenty of selfies by then, you can end your day at Madame Tussauds and have your picture taken with one of your idols.
Swing above Amsterdam
If you want to see Holland from a different point of view (from above), ‘This is Holland’ offers a great experience during a drone flight over the Netherlands. Do you want more excitement? Visit the Adam Tower where you can enjoy beautiful views of Amsterdam and sit on a swing on the edge to literally swing above Amsterdam.
When you think of Amsterdam, you probably immediately think of the ring of canals. Explore these canals by taking a nice walk, renting a bike or joining one of the canal cruises along the Amsterdam’s canals?
The heart of Amsterdam
Dam Square is the heart of Amsterdam and the place the city owes its name to. The square is home to the Royal Palace, the New Church and the National Monument which commemorates the Second World War, among others. The Magna Plaza is a lesser known monument of the city, but just as beautiful, and is hidden behind the Palace on Dam Square. The building once served as a post office, but nowadays serves as a luxurious shopping mall.
For more shopping you can visit the Nine Streets in the Jordaan. In this area there are nine streets where shopping is the main focus. Here, you will find all kinds of nice boutiques, flagship stores owned by big brands, eateries, cafes, pop-up stores and many more. It is a cosy bustle where you can find a true Amsterdam experience.
In this city, your destination is never far away
If you long for peace and quiet during your visit to Amsterdam, Vondelpark is the place to be. Vondelpark is the city park of Amsterdam and has been a national monument since 1996. During the hot summer days, many people come here for sports, picnics, barbecues or just to relax in the sun.
In the Oud-West district you will find trendy cafes and boutiques, and in the industrial North you will find fantastic flea markets and vintage furniture stores. In fact, every district outside the city centre has something special to offer.
All in all, Amsterdam offers a wide variety of activities, but the Netherlands has so much more to offer. Admire the typical Dutch windmills on the Zaanse Schans and Kinderdijk or the tulips in the Keukenhof. Plenty to discover throughout the entire country!
Melting pot of Europe
Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From the Amsterdam canals to the world-famous Amsterdam museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most entertaining cities in Europe. It is also a city of tolerance and diversity. With over 180 nationalities, Amsterdam scores well on diversity and reflects its past. In becoming the melting pot of Europe, the city set the template for modern urban life.
Amsterdam has all the advantages of a big city: rich culture, lively nightlife, high-class hotels, restaurants with international cuisines, good transport – yet it is quiet, and largely thanks to its extensive canals, has little road traffic. In this city, your destination is never far away.