Depending on the weather, a lunch in the park is a good way to save some money.
If you want to see some art but don’t want to pay an entrance fee for the bigger museums, stick to the smaller galleries.
If you really want a taste of Dutch culture, go to this genever proeflokaal (tasting room). Genever is the Dutch precursor of gin, and its main ingredient is the juniper berry.
If you want to visit the future, go to De Ceuvel. The former shipyard in Amsterdam North has been converted into a scientific playground for those innovating sustainable technology.
This stately canal house from 1665 has a little secret of its own. Walk inside and you’ll soon realize you’re in the city’s first photography museum and among some of the most world-renowned photographs in the world.