Anti Mainstream! 5 Things to Do in Amsterdam, The Netherlands that Few People Know

Anti Mainstream! 5 Things to Do in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam can be said to have it all. Including famous tourist attractions that can attract thousands of foreign travelers every year.

Dam Square, Rijksmuseum, to Anne Frank House are the first names that appear when you find out about this city on the internet.

Many other interesting destinations in Amsterdam are anti-mainstream and rarely known to tourists, such as the tours below. Everything is worthy for you to make a destination when on vacation in Amsterdam.

  1. WONDR Experience

Most playgrounds in the world are devoted to children. But if you visit Amsterdam, you will find an artistic playground for adults. Especially if it’s not WONDR Experience.

Over an area of ​​1200 square meters, this park has around 15 interactive rides that you will hardly find anywhere else. The most interesting thing is the biggest ball pool in the world where you will feel back to your childhood.

  1. Moco Museum

Dedicated to exhibiting modern and contemporary art, the Moco Museum is a tool for promoting art to the general public. The museum is located in an old townhouse in Villa Alsberg that has been under construction since 1904.

Although not very popular this museum can attract hundreds of visitors every day. From the old to the young, everyone is always enthusiastic when they come to this museum.

Moco Museum itself also established a branch in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

  1. Efteling

Efteling is an amusement park that opened on May 13, 1952, and has a fantasy theme. This is evidenced by some of the architecture of the buildings which are closely related to the elements or myths in fairy tales.

Efteling is the largest amusement park in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world. Various exciting rides can also be found here, such as a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, to a fairy tale forest that was able to steal the attention of five million visitors in 2020.

  1. Het Schip

Het Schip is an artistic building complex designed by Michel de Klerk in the style of the Amsterdam School. The building which was once a residential complex has now been used as a museum. The museum includes several collections explaining the history of the Amsterdam School style.

Amsterdam School itself is an architectural style that emerged from the 1910s to the 1930s. This style is characterized by the intricate arrangement of bricks in the building.

  1. Heineken Experience

Who doesn’t know Heineken? This Dutch beer brand tastes quite familiar to Indonesian people. If you are interested and want to know more about the brewery, Amsterdam is the right city for you to visit.

At the Heineken Experience, you can see the location of the first Heineken brewery in 1867. In addition, you can also follow the beer production process and also the history of the beer. The Heineken Experience is included in the European Industrial Heritage Route.

Well, you can use the five places in Amsterdam above as a reference if you want to get an anti-mainstream experience in the city. Of course, the tourist destinations above are very interesting to visit!