Four Relaxing Things To Do In Amsterdam
Four Relaxing Things: Amsterdam is one of the top-10 most visited cities in Europe, but like every other tourist destination, there’s a point where you may just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In this post we offer four suggestions on how to relax during a long stay, short weekend break, or business trip to Amsterdam.
Go on a canal cruise
There is a good reason why Amsterdam is known as the Venice of the North. The city is criss-crossed by 165 canals, which are one of Amsterdam’s most iconic attractions. Canal cruising is a popular activity for tourists visiting the city, and taking in the sights of this stunning European city from the water can be an incredibly relaxing experience. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy your canal cruise to the maximum, we recommend booking a dinner cruise or a high tea canal package.
Relax by the beach
Four Relaxing Things: If you visit Amsterdam during the summer, spending a few hours chilling on the beach is a fantastic option. Although the city does not have a seaside location, there are 6 man-made beaches to choose from, each with their own distinctive atmosphere. Some beaches tend to attract young crowds and non-stop music and events, but if you are looking for a more laid-back beach experience, Amsterdam Roest is your kind of place. The beach is only a 10-minute ride from the central station and features a cool industrial décor and plenty of chairs and loungers away from the city noise. You may also enjoy Sloterplas, a large lake that features a sandy beach and plenty of shade.
Treat yourself to a spa session
After a day out sightseeing or in business meetings, few things could be more relaxing that treating yourself to a spa session. Luckily, Amsterdam is home to some exclusive but affordable spas and wellness centres, such as Spa Hamam du Sahara. This is not your average spa venue: here you can indulge in a wonderful range of treatments created to help you unwind and to ensure you leave feeling revitalised. Some of the facilities available include Finnish sauna, dry and wet hamam baths, jacuzzi, tanning beds, massage rooms, light, sound and aromatherapy shower rooms, and a cosy lounge where you can enjoy treats and drinks or simply relax between treatments. Spa du Sahara is conveniently located only a 5-minute walk from two underground stations: Lelylaand and Postjesweg.
Back to nature
Amsterdam’s parks and green spaces are a blessing any time of the year, and offer plenty of chances to relax in a pleasant environment. Some ideas include following the cycling trails along Amsterdam Forest, relaxing with a good book at Vondelpark, or enjoying a picnic at Rembrandtpark.
Of course, your choice of accommodation also matters when it comes to having a relaxing time in Amsterdam. Hostel Uptown offers affordable and comfortable accommodation right in the heart of the canal district and within easy reach of the city’s top museums, parks, and tourist landmarks. Why not make your booking today?
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