Summer in Amsterdam

Discover Amsterdam’s hidden gems this summer! From urban beaches to outdoor cinemas, stay at Cityden Aparthotels for the perfect adventure base.

Amsterdam is a city that offers more than just its famous museums and historic landmarks. In the summer, the city buzzes with unique experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in its vibrant culture. Whether you’re an adventurous traveller or someone looking for relaxation, Amsterdam has something special for everyone. Here’s your guide to some of the best off-the-beaten-path activities to enjoy in Amsterdam this summer, paired with perfect stays at Cityden Aparthotels.

Unique Summer Activities in Amsterdam

  1. Urban Beach Fun
    • Strand Zuid: This urban beach near the RAI Convention Centre offers sandy shores, lounge chairs and beach volleyball, all within the city.
    • Blijburg aan Zee: Head to this laid-back beach spot to swim, sunbathe or enjoy live music and beach parties as the sun sets.
  2. Picnic Like a Local
    • Amstelpark: Escape the hustle and bustle at Amstelpark, where you can enjoy a tranquil picnic surrounded by lush greenery, rose gardens and art installations.
    • Beatrixpark: A lesser-known gem, Beatrixpark offers beautiful ponds, shaded areas and plenty of space for a peaceful afternoon picnic.
  3. Outdoor Cinema Experiences
    • Pluk de Nacht: Attend the Pluk de Nacht open-air film festival, where you can watch indie films and international cinema under the stars.
    • Rooftop Movie Nights: Many rooftops around Amsterdam, such as the Volkshotel’s Canvas, host summer movie nights with stunning views of the city skyline.
  1. Explore Amsterdam’s Markets
    • Pure Markt: Held on Sundays in various parks, Pure Markt offers organic and locally-produced food, unique crafts and live music.
    • IJ-Hallen Flea Market: Visit one of Europe’s largest flea markets at NDSM Wharf for vintage treasures, antiques and a vibrant atmosphere.
  2. Water Sports and Activities
    • Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Rent a paddleboard and navigate Amsterdam’s canals for a unique, water-level perspective of the city.
    • Canoeing in Amsterdamse Bos: Explore the beautiful and serene Amsterdamse Bos by canoe, paddling through its peaceful waterways.
  3. Visit the City’s Hidden Courtyards
    • Begijnhof: Discover the tranquil Begijnhof, one of Amsterdam’s oldest inner courtyards, providing a quiet escape from the city’s hustle.
    • Hofjes: Wander through the city’s lesser-known hofjes (hidden courtyards), many of which date back to the 17th century.

Stay at Cityden Aparthotels

For an unforgettable stay in Amsterdam, choose Cityden Aparthotels. Our locations provide the perfect blend of comfort, style and convenience, making them ideal for your summer adventures.

  • Cityden Zuidas: Perfectly located in the business district, Cityden Zuidas offers contemporary apartments with easy access to public transportation, local cafes and serene parks.
  • Cityden Stadshart: Situated in the charming city of Amstelveen, Cityden Stadshart provides a quiet retreat with excellent shopping and cultural experiences just steps away.
  • Cityden BoLo District: Experience the vibrant BoLo District, known for its artistic vibe and eclectic local scene, with Cityden BoLo’s stylish and comfortable accommodations.

Conclusion

Ready to experience Amsterdam’s hidden gems this summer? Book your stay at one of our Cityden Aparthotels and dive into the city’s unique activities. Whether you’re here for a short visit or an extended stay, Cityden offers the perfect home base for your adventures.

Book now at Cityden Aparthotels and create unforgettable summer memories in Amsterdam!

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