what to do on a rainy day in amsterdam

What To Do On a Rainy Day in Amsterdam?

You probably didn’t came to Amsterdam for the good weather… But beside visiting the best coffeeshop there’s enough to do, even on a rainy day!  We have hot summers, but during the winter it can be very cold brr.. and rainy. Luckily the city has many indoor activities that will keep you dry, warm and entertained.

Visit the Foodhallen

You’ll find a lot of different stands at the Foodhallen. They sell all kinds of food and drinks. The concept is inspired by the ‘indoor food markets’ like the Torvehallerne in Copenhagen, the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid and the Borough Market in London.

Open 7 days a week.
Adres: Bellamyplein 51, Amsterdam

The Foodhallen are located in Amsterdam-West. Our coffeeshop Boerejongens West is nearby. We think it’s the perfect combination to visit our shop after you’ve had some snacks at the Foodhallen.

Photo by Parool: De Foodhallen Amsterdam

Heineken experience

If you like to drink a beer, you probably already drunk some Heineken in Amsterdam during your stay. At the Heineken experience you’ll get the opportunity to learn how they make the famous drink. You can have a tour in the former brewery and learn about the history of Heineken and the process of making it. Don’t forget to try one!

Open 7 days a week
Adres: Stadhouderskade 78, Amsterdam

Shop indoors

Nobody likes to shop in the rain, but don’t worry. The Magna Plaza is an indoor shopping centre located in a historical building behind the Royal Palace. The Magna Plaza has more than 20 stores. Most of them are clothing stores, but they have also places to buy some Dutch cheese, jewelry, souvenirs and candles. They also have a place to get a drink, it’s called: Ovidius. You’ll find it at the corner of the Magna Plaza.

Open 7 days per week
Adres: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182, Amsterdam

Soak up some culture

Nobody likes rain on holiday, but it’s the perfect time to spent in a museum. You can always hop at Museumplein. You’ll find the Rijksmuseum there with the famous painting ‘The Night Watch’ by Rembrandt and many other beautiful pieces of art. You can also go to the Stedelijk, the Van Gogh or the MOCO Museum. They’re are all close to each other so you won’t get too wet when you want to go to more than one museum. Purchase your tickets in advance otherwise you might be waiting in long lines.

Now you have enough options to still have fun on a rainy day in Amsterdam, enjoy!