Explore Amsterdam, Netherlands

What is free in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Diamond factories in Amsterdam offer free guided tours, such as at Gassan Diamonds and Coster Diamonds.

The Eye film museum has an interesting free permanent exhibition in the basement.

Ferry over the River IJ. The GVB ferries that run on the north side of central station are free of charge and provide nice views of the harbor and skyline, as described above.

Free walking tour daily free walking tours from the national monument at dam square Free walking tours Amsterdam and Free Alternative tour Amsterdam.

Free lunch concerts are held at the concert gebouw at museum square.

The Royal Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 10. World famous for amazing acoustics, beautiful architecture and being home to The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Concerts are scheduled almost daily and are performed by the world’s best musicians, orchestras and conductors. There is a free lunchtime concert every Wednesday at 12.30pm (September-June). Consider taking a guided tour to explore the building’s amazing architecture. The guided tour comes highly recommended: English-spoken approx. 75 minutes. Scheduled on Sun-12.30pm, Mon-5pm, Wed-1.30 pm.

Het muziektheater Holds a free lunchtime concert at Tuesdays.

MuziekGebouw aan’t IJ. This theatre has a free concert once a month (every second Tuesday at 12:30PM).

Ignatiushuis Every Tuesday at 12:30. Entrance at Beulingstraat 11. Check out the programme.

Westerkerk Church at Prinsengracht which has free organ concerts every Friday at 1PM.

Friday night skate. Put on your skates, and join the popular weekly skate tour (since 1997), a different route every week.

NEMO Panorama terrace. During summer the Nemo Science museum has a panorama roof terrace on its roof with deckchairs with free entry.

OBA Amsterdam’s Public Library. Read newspapers and magazines or relax at Amsterdam’s main library at Oosterdokskade. The cafe terrace at the top of the building offers the best free view over the city.

Rijksmuseum garden a curious collection of architecture, free entrance during museum opening times.

Stadsarchief. The city’s archive on Vijzelstaat often has free exhibitions.

The Schuttersgallerij (Civic Guards Gallery) is a hidden passageway filled with 15 enormous 17th-century paintings; entrance is free to the public during museum hours. Known as the Schuttersgalerij (Civic Guards’ Gallery), the collection features massive and meticulously realistic portraits of wealthy citizens from the Dutch Golden Age, the same class of subjects Rembrandt depicted in the most famous of Civic Guard paintings, “Nightwatch”. You can find it just inside the arched gateway to the Amsterdam Museum at Kalverstraat 92.

Vondelpark open-air theatre. Open air theatre at the city’s main park running during the summer on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, there are several other festivals in Amsterdam, many of them free.

Bostheater open-air theatre. Open air theatre at the Amsterdam forest, on Sundays often free karaoke parties are thrown. If you take some food you can use their BBQ to grill your food for free.