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Best things to do in Amsterdam

Most people come to Amsterdam for a unique and fun experience but have difficulties finding the really cool stuff that locals do. To ensure that you don’t miss out on all the fun stuff, here are some of the best things to do in Amsterdam according to locals. And locals, that is us, the co-founders of Comedy Walks. 

We set up Comedy Walks because we wanted to maximize fun during people’s visit(s) to Amsterdam. And while we believe that a Comedy Walk is undoubtedly the most fun and unique thing to do in Amsterdam there are a few other fun things we would like to share with you. Let’s say our personal local fun secrets. 

So here are a few of the best things to do in Amsterdam according to locals.

The most fun escape room in Amsterdam: Amsterdam catacombs!

In our opinion one of the best escape rooms in Amsterdam. Not exactly an ordinary escape room but a horror escape room in the catacombs of an old church. This is not exactly for the weakhearted amongst us! Check out their website at Amsterdam catacombs

Here you can read more about our personal experience. 


group of friends after playing an escape room

We died but still were happy




More fun and scary shit: museum Vrolik

Let’s get cultural

So you go to Amsterdam and there are all these world famous museums. The Rijks or Van Gogh

The list goes on and on. But let’s be frank here. The tickets are expensive, the lines are insane and in the end, is it really fun? Sure we are proud of our Dutch masters. And, yes those museums are really world class. But, if you want to experience something really special you should take a trip to Vrolik it is what you call a hidden gem. Not even well known by locals.

It’s a unique collection of, well, humans. Humans in strange forms that is. The whole collection dates way back to the 18th century and it is fascinating. And scary. We really love it. Much better then the overpriced ‘Body World’ Not so busy, easy to get to by public transportation. And (we are Dutch) pretty cheap.


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The best stand-up comedy show in Amsterdam

Looking for the best comedy show in Amsterdam? Check out the Comedy Embassy;  our favorite show in Amsterdam. Fun fact: Comedy Embassy’s comedian’s Tim and Kor are also doing Comedy Walks

best comedy to see in Amsterdam according to locals

The most beautiful canal house

Immersive yourself in the lavishly decorated living quarters of the most beautiful canal house in Amsterdam at museum Willet-Holthuysen. And have coffee, tea or lunch at the beautiful garden of the Cromhouthuis, another majestic 17th-century canal house. 

Here you can read about my personal experience. 

Imagine this as your dining room! (Willet-Holthuysen museum)