What unusual, slightly borderline activities are there to do in Amsterdam?


Although you can easily spend a week in Amsterdam amassing cultural knowledge by visiting its famous museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, or the Rembrandt Museum, you can also find activities to let loose and have fun.


Indeed, my dear Oriane, Amsterdam is a city that is made for letting loose.

We have selected a wide variety of activities for a slightly unbridled stay, while avoiding a bad trip.

Finally, here is the list of activities you’ve been waiting for, made especially for 18+, groups of girls, boys, mixed, couples, or for a crazy EVG or bachelor or bachelorette party.

Amsterdam: candlelit cruise with an OPEN BAR.

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise Open Bar
Amsterdam Dinner Cruise

This canal cruise along Amsterdam’s canals is perfect for a couple, a group of girls, or a bachelorette party.

This romantic and festive candlelit Amsterdam cruise has unlimited deli meats and cheeses for you to taste as well as:

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • And non-alcoholic beverages

The only cruise in Amsterdam that also includes unlimited drinks.

Embark on a romantic candlelit cruise and enjoy Amsterdam’s warm atmosphere while admiring the beautifully illuminated facades and houses of typical Amsterdam architecture along the canals.

If you look down when you pass under the illuminated bridges, you’ve probably had too much to drink.

Amsterdam: candlelit cruise with an OPEN BAR.
Amsterdam: candlelit cruise with an OPEN BAR.
Dîner croisière Amsterdam

The cruise lasts 2 hours, enjoy it, you’ve earned it.

The boat is very comfortable, so let loose and create a new, unforgettable, and magical memory that will keep Amsterdam close to your heart.

The best nightlife pass in Amsterdam

1) free admission to 11 clubs, includes a welcome shot at each club
2) lots of drink discounts
3) for just 12€50!

Feel free to club hop during your stay in Amsterdam. The pass includes free admission to: Panama, Supperclub, Claire, The Box, Chicago Social clubs, Melkweg (monday)Paradiso(Thursday), Escape (Wednesday, Thursday, friday, Saturday & Sunday nights), Club Amsterdamned, Club Candela, Club Prime,), Bubbels , Feest van Joop*, Players* (Dam Square), SupriseBar*, Club Hartje*, Chicago social Club* (monday till wednesday)*, Club Smokey * includes a free welcome shot* and more

Clubbing & nightlife in Amsterdam
Clubbing & nightlife in Amsterdam

Vous souhaitez connaître la vie nocturne à Amsterdam ?

Amsterdam night club

– Get a free welcome shot at 7 participating nightclubs
– Double-up your beer at the Heffer (purchase any beer and get a beer for free)
(Location: Craft & Draft – Overtoom 417)
– Free entrance and a welcome drink at Holland Casino
– Every other cocktail free at Hard Rock Café Amsterdam

– 2 for 1 Laser Tagging, Bowling and Glow Golf at Lovers Powerzone (second person for free)
-2 for 1 Afterdrink at Reset (the hangover cure)
– First ride with UBER free up to €10,- (Redeemable with your Nightlife Ticket)
– Free makeup touch-up/make over for the ladies at Douglas (Get ready for the night)

Clubbing & nightlife in Amsterdam
Clubbing & nightlife in Amsterdam

Red Light Secrets Prostitution Museum admission ticket

Amsterdam red light secrets museum of prostitution

If you want to understand the history of prostitution in Amsterdam’s Red Light District and its legalization in the year 2000, you have to visit the prostitution museum.

The real Amsterdam Prostitution Museum

The real Amsterdam Prostitution Museum is absolutely not vulgar. You will learn about a prostitute’s way of life, stand behind the famous red window, and take pictures.
The guide will tell many anecdotes.

Amsterdam red light secrets museum of prostitution
Amsterdam red light secrets museum of prostitution

This is the Red Light District’s best museum and will open your eyes to the lives of sex workers. A visit you can’t miss, best enjoyed with an audioguide.

Bar Tour in the Red Light District

A great activity for groups or couples aged 18 to 25, or maybe even up to 30.

The tour starts between 8pm and 9:30pm at the Players Bar on Warmoesstraat 170 with unlimited shots

Amsterdam pub Red District

An unforgettable evening in the Red Light District.

After the first bar, you’ll go to 4 other bars in the red light district and get a free shot of Jägermeister at each one, and to end the night, you get free admission to a nightclub.

Admission to the Amsterdam Icebar with 1 cocktail and 2 drinks

Amsterdam Xtracold Icebar
Amsterdam Xtracold Icebar

Discover the most refreshing bar in Amsterdam and enjoy Icebar cocktails (3 in total).
Jackets are provided to keep you warm. Sip from a glass made of ice at a bar made from a 35-ton block of ice at a temperature of -10°C.

Be careful to choose your schedule carefully and to respect it.

A worthwhile experience. The price at the door is 28€, but you can get a nice discount online.

The ticket includes three drinks, the first one at the “traditional” bar, and the two others at the frozen bar in a room entirely made of ice, with a bar sculpted from ice, glasses made out of ice cubes, nice decorations, lighting and staging.

You can take nice pictures, and choose a shot (the best choice is Nutella Vodka) or a beer. The staff is totally cool and the bar has a great atmosphere.

Amsterdam Xtracold Icebar
Amsterdam Xtracold Icebar
Amsterdam Xtracold Icebar

Book online, it’s a good plan because it’s cheaper than on the spot.

Enjoy a 360° view of Amsterdam from the top of the Lookout Tower!

Swing Over the edge Amsterdam Lookout
Swing Over the edge Amsterdam Lookout

And yes, the A’DAM Lookout is a good 100 meters above ground!
The Amsterdam Lookout is located across from Amsterdam Central Station, on the other side of the IJ, and you can enjoy a panoramic revolving restaurant called the Moon with a rooftop bar, and most of all, with an incredible swing that takes you “Over the Edge.”

Enjoy a great experience with the Over the Edge Swing!

Over the Edge is the highest swing in Europe and is located at the top of the A’DAM Lookout Tower.
Daredevils and thrill-seekers will swing 100 meters above ground, back and forth over the tower’s edge and look down over Amsterdam.
Enjoy this breathtaking view of Amsterdam, made especially for thrill-seekers.

Swing Over the edge Amsterdam Lookout
Swing Over the edge Amsterdam Lookout
rooftop bar lookout amsterdam
rooftop bar lookout amsterdam

Sip your favorite drink at the rooftop bar, or dine at the panoramic revolving restaurant.

You can also look into getting an Amsterdam pass: we have created a comprehensive guide on this subject!