Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Amsterdam

August 3, 2011
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With stunning landscapes, picturesque setting, hearty cuisine and cultural highlights Amsterdam is a tourist haven. There is so much to enjoy in Amsterdam, that you will simply feel overwhelmed. If you are planning a trip to Amsterdam with your family, have a look at the outdoor activities you can stay while you stay in this beautiful place.

Rowing in Waterland Nature Reserve:

Rowing in a two person canoe in Waterland will be an unforgettable experience for you. This nature reserve in the north of the city is breathtakingly beautiful. Rowing boats are rented out in Holysloot, a scenic Dutch village famous for its white painted church. After rowing, you can enjoy hearty cuisine in Schoolhuis, the former school house.

Tandem Riding along Amstel:

A tandem ride along river Amstel will feel your heart with joy. While you take the ride, enjoy the beauty of the village surrounded with traditional farmhouses and dykes. The tranquil ride from rive Amstel to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel will leave you spellbound. You can hire a tandem from MacBike at Waterlooplein. Cross the Blue Bridge and continue your trip down the river. You will find houseboats surrounding your tandem. Stop at Deurtje Restaurant in Ouderkerk for afternoon tea.

Swimming at SportPlaza Mercator:

Once you swim at SportPlaza Mercator, you will realize that swimming has never been so exciting. If you visit Amsterdam in the hot and humid summer month, cooling down into the pool at SportPlaza Mercator is a must. The pool is made in an unusual area with living walls of green plants. Nature around is so beautiful that you will hate leaving the pool. Such a beautiful pool set amidst of such picturesque surrounding is hard to find anywhere in this world.

Cycling in the Architectural Cycling Route:

This is the favorite outdoor activity of people who come to Amsterdam to enjoy weekend breaks. Riding a cycle through the Architectural Cycling Route is a great way to explore some of the most beautiful places of the city. Hire a bike and take a tour from the Dam Square to Borneo and KNSM islands. You can pass through small modern canals. While riding you will also get the opportunity to see the beautiful townhouses that rest along the cycle path.


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