Spring is Coming in Amsterdam – Time to Go Outdoors!

As the temperature starts to rise and the ice thaws in Amsterdam, March is the perfect month to start to do some of the outdoor, daytime activities that maybe werent posible or desirable during the harsher Winter months. If you are wondering what to do in Amsterdam this March below we have compiled a list of different activities that we think you will enjoy!

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The first and most obvious benefit to the ice melting is that the Canals will be fully functioning again and we would highly recommend making the best of this. The Canals are by far the best way to view the city and they are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. There are many different options for how you can traverse down the Canals.

You can choose to get a simple Canal taxi to wherever you want, or you can buy tickets for a tour where you can hop on and off as you desire. There are also some boats which offer meals, cocktails, pub tours and much more. More information about what is on offer can be found here.

If you are feeling a bit more adventurous you can charter a boat yourself (most of which you dont need a sailing license for). Along with these boats you can even hire staff and bartenders to make your experience magical. If you are more of an active type person and want a bit of a workout as you move then you can also hire a pedallo. Further details of this can be found here

Rent A Bike

Another simple, and very cheap, method of seeing the city is to rent one of the famous Amsterdam bikes and cycle around the city. The city is very well equipped for bikes with cycle lanes on virtually every street and many areas to lock your bike so it is definetely worth doing!

5 Days Off

Inspired by Belgium's 10 Days Off, the festival is packed full of excellent electronic music as well as art and art media. It started as a fairly small and low key event about a decade ago, but each year it has grown and now it is a citywide event held in locations such as the MelkwegParadiso and De Balie.

To help clubbers take a seat every once in a while, the festival also presents an art programme in the Gallery at the Melkweg, as well as inspirational films and documentaries in the Melkweg Cinema.

A ticket covering entrance to all 5 days costs €59.95 and tickets are generally also available for individual events. Head to the 5 Days Off website for the complete line-up and tickets.

Go west

In March there is a great day called 24H West which is a 24 hour period when all the shops, restaurants bars etc. Open up their doors to invite people to come and experience the west of the centre. The Shops, clubs and even cultural institutions throw open their doors for some special surprises – perfect whether you live in the neighbourhood or come from another area of town and are keen to check out a new neighbourhood.

The four 2015 editions of 24H Amsterdam will take place on the following dates:  24H West on 14 & 15 March


If you would like to come to Amsterdam and are looking for a place to stay then take a look at Habitat Apartments where you will find a wide range of apartments dotted around the city. Featured below is the Multatuli Apartment which is a full modern apartment that comfortably sleeps 6.

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