“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.”

So said John Green talking about the dutch capital. One of the most beautiful and visited cities in Europe, Amsterdam is famous for its red lights district and its numerous coffee shop authorized for sale of marijuana and cannabis derivatives.

I visited it once for now (I predict many more visits in the future) and it stayed in my heart. You breathe an air of freedom and relaxation that I’ve never tried before, as if I could never be sad in that city. It’s a small town but full of wonders, that’s why I wrote the 5 things to do to fully enjoy Amsterdam!

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1. Smoke in the best coffee shops of the city

 

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In the first place there couldn’t be no coffee shops. There’s really a lot around the Dam square, all colorful and with a wide choice in weed. Sometimes it’s really hard to choose, which is why I also wrote an article about the 5 coffee shops in Amsterdam you can’t miss, including one where you can find vegan space muffins!

Read also: 5 coffee shops in Amsterdam you can’t miss

2. Eat the real dutch fries

 

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Dutch fries are famous all over the world, but only in Amsterdam you can try the real ones. Those of Manneken Pis are the most good and appreciated chips in the city. Sometimes you can find a little tail, but it’s absolutely worth it!

Read also: Where to eat vegan in Amsterdam

3. Enjoy the view from OBA

 

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The Openbare Bibliotheek is the central library of Amsterdam. Thanks to its relaxation areas for reading, spaces dedicated to children and the restaurant on the 7th floor, it’s very populated at all hours of the day. But the most beautiful thing about the OBA is that it has a panoramic terrace from which you can enjoy the view on the city, for free.

4. Explore the suburb

 

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Although the city centre is small, it’s rich of places to visit, such as Madame Tussauds the famous wax museum, coffee shops, restaurants and much more. But while the centre is full of tourists and confusion, the suburb of the city is quiet and charming. Picturesque houses overlooking the canals, parks and the unfailing bicycles accompanied by an atmosphere of absolute serenity, make the suburb the perfect place to walk.

5. Ride a bike around the town

 

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The means of transport in Amsterdam are very efficient and comfortable, but if you really want to get into the spirit of the city then you have to rent a bike. The services that rent bicycles are very common in Amsterdam and the whole city is well equipped with cycle paths.

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Self-taught kitchen enthusiast from Ukraine. Loves to read and veganize / invent recipes. Vegan for animals, believes that the most important change occurs within ourselves. She decided to create this blog with Youcef to show that the vegan lifestyle is anything but full of renunciations!

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