New Year’s Resolutions in Amsterdam– must do’s in 2020.

With Christmas and New Year out of the way, we’ve been considering our new year’s resolutions here at Starboard Boats! And we thought we’d share some of them with you – whether you’re a born-or-bred local or just visiting for a weekend, these are some great ways to make the most of Amsterdam in 2020. 

Get active in Amsterdam!

Getting active is pretty high on a lot of people’s list of new year’s resolutions and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep on track whilst visiting Amsterdam. One of the best ways to do this is by getting on a bike and checking out what the city has to offer – renting a bicycle is very easy in Amsterdam and the city is one of the most bike-friendly places in the world. Check out We Are Amsterdam’s Bike Rental page and find out more about how you can rent a cycle in Amsterdam – it really is the best way to get some exercise whilst seeing this beautiful city through the eyes of a local.

Get cultured!

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s cultural capital and with more museums and galleries per square mile than any other city in Europe there’s no excuse not to indulge in a bit of culture whilst in Amsterdam. Forget trudging around boring museums on wet days –the Amsterdam Light Festival, Van Gogh Museum and the huge selection of brilliant and alternative art galleries that call the city home, we promise you won’t be yawning! 

Try out a new activity – unusual things to do in Amsterdam and the surrounding area! 

There are loads of great things to do in Amsterdam and the city is the perfect place to try something new! Whether it’s Photography (the city is one of the most photogenic cities on the planet and the perfect place to get creative with your camera – find out some Instagram hotspots here!) or something really out there like walking with llamas, the Netherlands has it all. 

Explore outside Amsterdam – countryside, towns and villages in Holland!

The Dutch countryside is pretty unique – an iconic and beautiful polder landscape, with famous windmills, market towns and pretty villages. We love Amsterdam more than any other city in the world but it’s always good to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy more peaceful surroundings. Some highlights of the Dutch countryside include Giethoorn, towns like Alkmaar and Delft and the Zaans Schans Windmill village. What better excuse to go and grab some fresh air than exploring these hidden Dutch gems!

Get healthy and check out the best vegetarian restaurants Amsterdam!

Although Dutch cuisine is pretty meaty, Amsterdam has some fantastic veggie and vegan restaurants so whether you’re having a crack at Veganuary or just want to try something a bit different, you’re in the right place! From top-rated Nepalese restaurants, to the well-loved Vegan Junk Food Bar, or even the luxurious … (just because you’re not eating meat, it doesn’t mean you can’t still treat yourself!), Amsterdam has become something of a veggie haven. Check out the top veggie and vegan restaurants in Amsterdam in this blog or even enjoy an Amsterdam Vegan Food tour!

 If you’re visiting Amsterdam in January 2020, and looking for other ideas, there’s loads going on – check out this blog on things to do this month!.