Best Places in Amsterdam that You Can Visit for Free

eye-film-instituteIf you are in Amsterdam you won’t have time to get bored because there are so many things to do and plenty of places to visit. It can be exhausting and expensive trying to visit all the attractions of Amsterdam, so we’ve made a list of places that you can visit for free.

EYE Film Institute

EYE Film Institute is a museum that has a collection of Dutch and foreign movies. The events that take place here and the exhibitions from the main floor cost money, but the admission for the cinema exhibition from the basement is free. Here you can watch different clips that are projected on the walls. The most entertaining part about this museum is the fact that is has cabins with sofas where you can go and watch films.

Cannabis College

The cannabis college is an informational center where you can find more about the uses of cannabis (especially the medicinal purposes). Volunteers manage this place, so you won’t have to pay any admission fees. If you want to see the garden where they grow cannabis using organic nutrients, you have to make a small donation.

Amsterdam Architecture Foundation (ARCAM)

ARCAM is a union that provides information concerning the Dutch landscape, urban design and architecture.  The e floor building was designed by René van Zuuk and it’s free to visit it. Sometimes, ARCAM displays different exhibitions.

Civic Guard Gallery

Civic Guard Gallery is part of the Amsterdam Museum and the admission is free for this gallery.  The gallery has a collection of 15 portrait paintings from 17th century with city guard. Besides, The Civic Guard Gallery has a collection of contemporary portraits of Dutch ballet choreographers, boxing fighters, Ajax football player and common Amsterdam people.

Canal Ring

Once you’re in Amsterdam, you must see the Canal Ring which is situated in the Old Centre. Go for a walk at night and admire the lights that are decorated on the bridge.

Rijksmuseum Garden

Besides walking around the garden, you can also regard the sculpture exhibitions that are exposed here. Usually, these exhibitions include the works of the latest international artists. This year, the work of the Italian Giuseppe Penone will be exposed here from 10 June to 2 October. You don’t have to pay an admission fee.


Vondelpark is the biggest park in Amsterdam. If you want to have a picnic, bring your blanket with you because this is the ideal place. Moreover, here you find the statue of the poet Vondel.

Finding reliable transportation from the airport to your hotel can be difficult, but you can use Amsterdam airport taxi services. Once you’ve booked a ride with this company, a driver will receive your flight information in order to wait for you in the airport. If your flight is delayed, the driver will be announced and informed about your new arrival. The company offers a variety of cars from luxury executive sedans, buses , minibuses to low cost sedans.