The Locals-Only Guide to Amsterdam

Updated 04/25/19

Amsterdam brings a whole new meaning to “living on the water.” A city on canals, the area offers waterway systems that make exploring by foot, boat, or bike a one-of-a-kind experience. Spend a weekend in this magical little city and you’ll find yourself wanting to return for a week—or a lifetime—to discover all of the delicious eateries, charming boutiques, and incredible museums that make this a world-class destination. We’d be remiss not to mention that Amsterdam is also known for its “naughty” side; pot is legal (but highly regulated), and the same goes for companionship in the Red Light District—also highly regulated!

Here are a few must-visit spots to explore while staying in this Dutch destination… Don’t forget to take your canal selfie while you’re there too!

Daelmans Dutch Caramel Wafers $47
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Daelmans Dutch Caramel Wafers ($47 for eight)

Bols Genever Barrel-Aged Gin $70
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Bols Genever Barrel-Aged Gin ($70)

Scotch & Soda Lightweight Scarf $89
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Scotch & Soda Lightweight Scarf ($89)

Beemster Gouda Wheel $9
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Beemster Gouda Wheel ($9)

Royal Dutch Gazelle Tour Populair T8 Bicycle $1499
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Royal Dutch Gazelle Tour Populair T8 Bicycle ($1499)

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