Top Things to do in Amsterdam

ESPC takes place November 27-30 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Amsterdam is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. From its stunning canals to its rich history and culture, Amsterdam offers something for everyone.

We bring to you a list of recommendations of offsite activities in the capital during your time at ESPC23 in Amsterdam. A mix of tourist sites, shopping, food, parks and more!

Diaries and calendars ready – be prepared to note down your personal favorites from our recommendations:

Explore the city – by Bike!

Did you know that there are more bikes than people in Amsterdam? With dedicated bike lanes throughout the city, it is an easy and safe activity.

Black Bikes has many types of bike depending on your preference.

Taste Local Food and Drink

Amsterdam has a rich culinary scene, and trying local dishes like sweet stroopwafels, Dutch meatball bitterballen and sipping city-produced, whiskey-like Jenever are a must.

Not Your Typical Stroll – Red Light District

Understand the background of the infamous Red Light District through a guided tour that will give you insight into its history and culture. Or for free, briefly strolling through the district is a unique experience.

Relax on a Canal Cruise

A relaxing way to see Amsterdam in the morning, noon or night is a canal cruise. The trip will take you through the city’s picturesque canals and past its historic buildings.

Why not combine a canal cruise with a land activity – at a discount. Find out more.

See Amsterdam from a Different Perspective – A’dam Lookout

Take in Amsterdam city from a birds eye view. The A’dam Lookout is a swing to enjoy alone or with a companion.

P.S. if you are afraid of heights, this may not be for you!

Take a Closer Look – Eyefilmmuseum

Experience the magic of the big screen and the art of film-making at the Eyefilmmuseum.

Top tip, create your own flipbook of yourself in real time with a green screen.

Unlock the Past – Van Gogh Museum

Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and fascinating stories of one of the world’s greatest artists – Van Gogh. Feast your eyes on and get lost in iconic art pieces.

Learn about History – Heineken Experience

Step into the world of Heineken and learn about the art of beer brewing through a guided tour – the Heineken Experience. Discover the secrets behind one of the world’s most iconic beers and taste some too – Proost!

Channel your Inner Foodie – Foodhallen

Enjoy a wide selection of international food and drinks in Foodhallen Amsterdam – an open hall with stalls catering to each taste. Explore Amsterdam one bite at a time.

Find Peace – Vondelpark

Nature lovers – this one is for you. Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and find tranquility in the heart of the city. Vondelpark is the largest park in Amsterdam.

Why not start organizing your tourist attraction early to get the most out of your work trip. Look over the ESPC23 programme to ensure you plan around your must-attend Microsoft 365 and Azure sessions, keynotes and tutorials.

Safe trip to Amsterdam!

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