Amsterdam, known for its artistic heritage, was established as a fishing village around the 13th century and has now grown to be one of the greatest commercial, intellectual, and artistic capitals of Europe.
Although it’s home to less than 1 million residents, it continues to be a popular destination for over 3.5 million foreign travelers each year. Many come to experience its fascinating nightlife, but there’s so much more for you to see. Here are our favorite underrated sites in Amsterdam that you simply cannot miss next time you’re there.
Waterlooplein Flea Market
Shopping is never out of the question, no matter where you go. So for all you shoppers, we recommend heading to Waterloopein flea market, offering you over 300 different stalls with all sorts of nicknacks. You can buy army gear, china, antiques, souvenirs, posters and more. Once you’re done shopping, head over to a cafe in the area for a midday cappuccino, or a restaurant to grab a bite to eat.
How about a real bomb shelter from the Cold War, called Vondelbunker, concealed under a bridge? This is no ordinary bunker either. Vondelbunker, situated in Vondelpark, features a variety of activities such as concerts, movie nights, exhibitions and dinners. If you love beer, there’s even a craft brewery there called Bunkerbier, serving some of the most gratifying beers in the area. Vondelbunker is a hidden gem that is unknown to many tourists, but it’s certainly worth a visit!