10 Indoor Things to Do in Amsterdam That You Must Try Once!

Indoor Activities to Do in Amsterdam

1. Visit to Rijksmuseum
2. Tour to Anne Frank House
3. Check out Van Gogh Museum
4. Go for Heineken Experience
5. Day Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans
6. Go for Movies in Special Theaters 
8. Roller Dreams Roller Skating Rink
9. Explore Escape Room
10. Visit to NEMO Science Centre

There are many indoor activities in Amsterdam that you can do regardless of the weather outside. From touring world-class museums to burning some sweat at the indoor climbing gyms and tumbling onto the ice at skating rinks, you can plan a fun day out without worrying about snowstorms and downpours. Solve various puzzles to come out of the Escape Room, enjoy a refreshing cuppa at the quaint cafes, and marvel at the beauty of Amsterdam Royal Palace.

If you're a movie buff, you can watch blockbuster films in special theaters, and if you want to learn about scientific concepts, you can head to NEMO Science Centre. You can also enjoy a day tour of Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans and learn about Heineken's® heritage and brewing process by undertaking the Heineken Experience. So what are you waiting for? Try out these indoor things to do in Amsterdam to have tons of merriment and fun even when the weather outside is not ideal. 

Here is the list of best indoor things to do in Amsterdam:

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Visit to Rijksmuseum

  • If you're looking for one of the best indoor activities in Amsterdam to satiate your inner history geek, you can visit Rijksmuseum. 

  • It is a magnificent Renaissance and Gothic building that recites untold stories about the events that have shaped Netherlands' identity.

  • This ancient structure is home to a huge collection of Dutch masterworks and art pieces from the Golden Age. You can also see here collections of eminent Dutch artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Frans Has, and Vermeer. 

  • The Great Hall is the most beautiful gallery in the museum, with massive stained glass windows and large wall paintings.

  • Location: Museumstraat 1 1071 XX Amsterdam

  • Price: €20 

  • Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

Also Checkout: Amsterdam Nightlife

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Tour to Anne Frank House

  • Learn about the life and legacy of Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank by touring the Anne Frank House. 
  • This seventeenth-Century canal house is the site where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for two years. 
  • It has now been converted into an educational center and museum and features a permanent exhibition on the life of Anne Frank. 
  • You can see here rare artifacts, photographs, unique documents, and Anne Frank's original diary.
  • Location: Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Price: €14
  • Timing: 9 am to 10 pm
Also Checkout: Museums In Amsterdam

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Check out Van Gogh Museum

  • One of the best indoor things to do in Amsterdam is discovering the life and work of Vincent van Gogh by checking out Van Gogh Museum. 

  • It houses the largest collection of the painter Van Gogh including 'The Bedroom' and 'The Yellow House.' 

  • Some of the most exceptional pieces on display include Almond Blossoms, The Potato Eaters, and the Van Gogh Sunflowers. 

  • The museum also houses works by eminent artists inspired by Van Gogh, including Auguste Rodin, Georges Seurat, Claude Monet, Odilon Redon, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

  • Location: Museumplein 6 1071 DJ Amsterdam

  • Price: € 19

  • Timing: 9 am to 6 pm


Go for Heineken Experience

  • End your search for one of the best indoor things to do in Amsterdam by undertaking the Heineken Experience. 

  • Heineken Experience gives you a tour of the Heineken® brewery, which is one of the three largest producers of beer in the world. 

  • During this interactive tour, you'll get to know about Heinekens' rich and successful history and brewing process and explore the historic brewing rooms. 

  • You can also enjoy a refreshing beer-tasting session and get hands-on modern interactive games from the brand's sponsors, like UEFA Champions League, Formula 1, and the Rugby World Cup.

  • Location: Stadhouderskade 78 1072 AE Amsterdam

  • Price: € 21

  • Timing: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm (Monday to Thursday) & Weekends (10:30 am to 9 pm)


Day Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans

  • Experience the perfect blend of culture, tradition, and history by undertaking a day tour of Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans. 
  • Wander through the beautiful countryside of the Zaanse Schans Windmills and discover the world's most beautiful spring garden at Keukenhof. 
  • Stroll through the Japanese country garden, the English landscape garden, and the historical garden and click pictures of the spectacular display of flowers. 
  • You'll also attend a hands-on cheese workshop and taste classic Dutch cheeses during the tour.
  • Location: Meeting point- Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Price: € 254.82
  • Timing: 9 hours
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Explore Amsterdam Royal Palace

  • Your list of the best indoor activities in Amsterdam won't be complete if you don't explore Amsterdam Royal Palace. 
  • It is a magnificent architectural building with seventeen rooms, halls, and galleries where you can see hand-painted ceilings, epic artworks, and sculptures from bygone eras. 
  • The Palace is also used by the Royal Dutch Family for organizing royal events such as the New Year reception party, receiving representatives from foreign countries, and other special gatherings.
  • Location: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Price: € 10
  • Timing: 10 am to 5 pm
Also Checkout: Amsterdam in October

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Roller Dreams Roller Skating Rink

  • If you're yearning for the coolest winter experience, lace up your skates and hit the layers of ice at Roller Dreams Roller Skating Rink. 
  • Skating at this indoor skating rink is considered one of the best indoor activities in Amsterdam. 
  • Roller Dreams Roller Skating Rink is a roller skating paradise with dreamy aesthetics and a fantasy-filled disco environment. 
  • Have a snowball fight, grab a drink, shake your hips on the glitzy dance floor and slide down a snow slope. 
  • Location: Meeuwenlaan 88-B, 1021 JK Amsterdam, Países Baixos
  • Price: € 20.35
  • Timing: 2 am to 8 pm
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Go for Movies in Special Theaters

  • Get ready for hours of cinematic bliss by visiting the special theaters in Amsterdam that screen blockbuster movies and interesting documentaries. 

  • Whether you're into black-and-white, mainstream titles, arthouse, B-movie bonanzas, or the dine-in theater, the city will cater to all your requirements. 

  • Enjoy cult favorites and documentaries at Het Ketelhuis and catch a new box-office screening at Tuschinski. 

  • Location: Tuschinski: Reguliersbreestraat 26 /34, 1017 CN Amsterdam The Netherlands
                    Het Ketelhuis: Pazzanistraat 4, 1014 DB Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Also Checkout: Amsterdam in September

Explore Escape Room

  • Grab your thrill-seeking mates and sign up for the best live escape room experience in Amsterdam. 

  • Amsterdam has tons of escape rooms like Escape Factory, Questomatica, Logic Locks, Sherlocked, and Mystery City Games, where you can test your wit and intelligence. 

  • Solve the mysteries about Elizabeth van Leeuwenhart at Logic Locks and save the earth within an hour at Questomatica. 

  • Learn more about Amsterdam while solving puzzles at Mystery City Games and complete interesting tasks by working together as a team at Escape Factory.

Also Checkout: Amsterdam in April

Visit to NEMO Science Centre

  • Visiting NEMO Science Centre is one of the best indoor activities in Amsterdam for those intrigued by the concepts of science and technology. 

  • The Science Centre houses 19,500 artifacts that tell the story of humankind's relationship with energy. 

  • Try interesting experiments, learn about natural phenomena, and participate as test subjects in scientific research. 

  • You can also attend workshops and get to test, create and improve simple technical products.

  • Price: € 17.50

  • Location: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Timing: 10 am to 5:30 pm

Also Checkout: NEMO Science Museum Tickets

People Also Ask About Amsterdam

  1. Which are the famous attractions to visit in Amsterdam?

    • Rijksmuseum: Rijksmuseum is one of the most famous history museums in Amsterdam that houses around one million artifacts dating from the thirteenth century onward. Some of the most famous objects on display include paintings by Frans Hals and Johannes Vemeer and Rembrandt's masterpiece Night Watch.
    • Van Gogh Museum: Van Gogh Museum is one of the most famous art galleries in the world dedicated to Dutch Post-Impressionist artist Van Gogh. You can see more than two hundred paintings, five hundred drawings, and seven hundred letters from Van Gogh on display.
    • Vondelpark: Vondelpark is the green lung of Amsterdam, ideal for relaxing, playing games on the grass, picnicking, and biking along pathways. It is dotted with world-class cafés and restaurants, including Café Vertigo, the Blauwe Theehuis, Vondelpark3, the Groot Melkhuis, and De Vondeltuin.
    • Royal Palace Of Amsterdam: Taking a tour of the Royal Palace Of Amsterdam is one of the best indoor activities in Amsterdam. It was earlier a town hall, but now it is used for organizing Royal Official Dutch functions.
  2. Which are the unusual places to visit in Amsterdam?

    • Eye Film Museum: If you're looking for one of the most unusual indoor things to do in Amsterdam, visiting the Eye Film Museum can be your ideal choice! It is a movie paradise housing a collection of thirty-seven thousand film titles, sixty thousand posters, and twenty thousand books from the beginning of the Netherlands' film industry.
    • The Nine Streets: The Nine Streets comprise nine picturesque alleys ideal for window shopping, enjoying the local delicacies, and embracing street art. It's a shopping mecca with stores ranging from vintage clothing stores to modern clothing stores, jewelry shops, and home decor shops.
    • Pianola Museum: One of the best indoor things to do in Amsterdam is visiting the Pianola Museum, where you can learn about the history of musical instruments. You can see here more than fifty musical instruments, including pianolas from the early 1900s.
    • Museum of Torture: Learn about the instances of human cruelty in the Middle Ages by visiting The Museum of Torture. It houses a collection of various instruments of execution and torture from different parts of Europe. 
  3. What is Amsterdam famous for?

    Amsterdam is renowned for its wild shorelines, beautiful canals, charming houses, and unique historical sites. It has over fifty-one museums that give you a glimpse of how Amsterdam grew through the ages. Take a boat trip along the beautiful canals, chill out at the world-class cafes and visit the Van Gogh museum to see the biggest collection of the artist's works.
  4. How many days are enough for visiting Amsterdam?

    You'll need at least 2 days to visit Amsterdam. On the first day, you can visit The Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and Rijksmuseum. Reserve your second day to enjoy some of the best indoor activities in Amsterdam, like the Heineken Experience and the day tour of Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans.
  5. Which currency is used in Amsterdam?

    Euro is the currency that is used in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
  6. What are the top attractions & Activities to do in Amsterdam that you can book Thrillophilia?

    Following, are the top attractions & Activities to do in Amsterdam that you can book Thrillophilia:
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