Secret Spots

Unusual and underground things to do in Amsterdam, secret spots you'll rarely find in other guides.

Having lived here for a huge amount of time, we built up a big list of Amsterdam secrets that we want to share! Most of which being free to visit, this is a more underground list of hidden gems and things to do in Amsterdam.

- Mat & Elli


A highly atmospheric and hidden square out the back of the Royal Artis Zoo


An attraction filled gentrified area in the North of Amsterdam


A hidden gem and the perfect chill spot with safe spaces for swimming, and superb views over the water


Beautiful park located in the east of Amsterdam. Wonderful spot for nature lovers!

Nieuwe Diep Distillery

A beautiful hidden cafe in Amsterdam's Flevopark with a terrace by the pond.

Amsterdam Forest

Beautiful forest just at the edge of Amsterdam

Cuypers Library - Rijks museum

A beautiful library and hidden treasure in the Rijks Museum

Nemo Rooftop Terrace

Beautiful panoramic view of the city center


Cosy but large park, perfect for a chill afternoon with nature, bars, and restaurants on site

Wertheimpark area

An amazing intersection of nature, transport & Dutch culture


Amstelpark is a beautiful park offering serene landscapes, botanical gardens, and recreational activities along the Amstel River

Rijksmuseum Garden

Don't rush out of the Rijksmuseum area, there is a beautiful garden surrounding it and it’s worth your attention


LAB111 is a unique cultural venue that combines an art-house cinema with a café-bar and creative space!


One of the most popular squares in Amsterdam that never lacks action

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