Fun Amsterdam exhibits, museums and shows
While most Amsterdam tourists visit the major museums, there are also exhibits that make an effort to entertain visitors using the formula of an attraction park. But do not expect Erotic Museum, Marijuana Museum or Torture Museum to be very scientific. Because their aim is first of all to entertain.
Most popular Amsterdam fun exhibits
Most popular among these is Madame Tussauds wax figurines. Next there is Heineken Experience demonstrating the production of beer. Amsterdam Football Club Ajax has opened ist stadium arena for its fans. And the Fabrique des Lumières will amaze you with strong artistic projections.
List of Amsterdam fun museums and exhibits
Below you can find Amsterdam museums of the fun category. Visit their individual pages to read more, see photos, view their location on a map and where possible even buy tickets online.
Dam 20, 1012 NP Amsterdam
A large indoor amusement gallery built inside four upper floors of a department store building in the very center of Amsterdam: wax figures, special effects and actors recreate the Dutch Golden Age era, while visitors may wander around and make pictures. Also a rich and modernized waxworks cabinet, with many Dutch and international famous people wax figures.
Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam
An old brewery in the home town of the producer of one of the worldâ€™s favorite beers, operates today as the Heineken company museum and an amusement gallery for the adult beer lovers. While the museum exhibit and the old brewery are impressive, on top of Heineken pilsner, which always tastes excellent, you may also like the Heineken Experience attractions.
Pazzanistraat 37, 1014 DB, Amsterdam
A captivating video and music projection dedicated to an artist or group of artists. Some say it is like living in a painting.
Damrak 66, 1012 LM Amsterdam
More than 200 real human bodies are a part of this Amsterdam Body Worlds interactive exhibition. This one is focused on how happiness affects our health and is an amazing story that physically shows the link between our emotional and physical states.
Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 Amsterdam
This 80 meter building has become a landmark in the city. The panoramic lookout provides a 360 degree view of the city from both indoor and outdoor decks. On these decks you will find telescopes which you may use for free. In addition, the lookout is home to The Moon, a revolving restaurant.
Rokin 78, 1012 KW Amsterdam
Just a few steps from the Dam square, this located in an old church horror show is one of the new city attractions. Actors perform in bilingual English and Dutch thrilling scenes from the Amsterdam dark history. Theater of horrors done with talent and lots of black humor.
Arena Boulevard 29, 1101 AX Amsterdam
While the museum of the famous Amsterdam football club A.F.C. Ajax moved to Amsterdam city centre in 2011, and thoroughly modernized became a tourist attraction known as Ajax Experience, guided tours of the Ajax ArenA stadium in the South East (Zuid Oost) suburb of Amsterdam, remained popular among the clubâ€™s fans. Visiting the stadium you may feel the fever of the matches played there.
Damrak 18, 1015 LH Amsterdam
Another must when in Amsterdam: The Venus Temple houses an extensive collection of erotic paintings, pictures, objects and recordings from different ages and cultures all over the world.
O.Z. Achterburgwal 54, 1012 DP Amsterdam
Located right in the heart of the red-light district, this museum reflects the history of the area. Five floors full of erotic enjoyment and artwork.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, 1012 DV Amsterdam
This small museum located on two unattached venues at one of the old canals of the Red Light District, is one of the Amsterdam best kept secrets. On the outside, one of many attractions of the local tourist industry - inside an interesting collection of objects and artifacts, paintings and photographs related to cannabis but also to its more important cousin â€“ the hemp plant and its multiple, non-hallucinogenic uses.
Damrak 33, 1012 LK Amsterdam
A small museum showing all kind of historical torture and execution instruments. The museum is located in the vicinity of Central Station, in a small old townhouse. Most of exhibited objects are mere modern reconstructions. They are shown in their somber action with life size wax figures.
Singel 449, 1012 WP Amsterdam
This small and dark museum shows some of the most horrid inventions to torture and execute people. Complete with straps, spikes, weights and blades, these machines will make you thankful that they are no longer used in modern times.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60, 1012 DP Amsterdam
Another name of this small museum says: Red Light Secrets, and it is more a tourist attraction than a museum. If you ever wondered how does it feel to be a client of one of the Amsterdam sex workers, here is an intelligent answer to your questions. Several interiors where sex workers work have been reconstructed, a short movie tells about their work. You may even sit behind the window and watch the tourist crowd parading in front of you, exactly the way Amsterdam girls see it every day.
Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam
This small museum is also called Electric Ladyland, to honor American musician Jimmi Hendrix (after the title of one of his albums) and it is exhibiting art created with fluorescent materials, as well as fluorescent minerals completed by a worthy of note information. The Fluorescent Art Museum has been created by an American artist Nick Padalino in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. This museum is really out of the ordinary.
Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 Amsterdam
If you are in Amsterdam for only a few days, but you would like to see more of The Netherlands you can try “This is Holland”. In an hour you will learn about The Netherlands’ unique history and see its beautiful highlights in an entertaining experience.
Singel 182, 1015 AJ Amsterdam
Arranged as a classroom in the cellar of the old 17th century townhouse where the Reypenaer Cheese showroom is located. The tasting gives you a possibility to evaluate different sorts of Dutch cheese with a glass of wine, port and naturally cold water, under the guidance of an expert cheese taster.
House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience
Paulus Potterstraat 14
Genever is the traditional Dutch drink – a combination of Gin and gentle Vodka, while Bols is the oldest active alcohol brand, established by Lucas Bols in Amsterdam in 1575. Today Bols is the world’s brand and their tourist attraction self-guided and interactive impresses with the interior design and offers taste of one cocktail of your own choice.
Xtra Cold Ice Bar
Amstel 194 - 196
A bar built from 35 ton of ice – everything inside is very cold and made of ice – walls, bar, furniture. Located at the Amstel, at the back of the Rembrandtplein bar, offers you a glimpse what it would be to live as an Eskimo. A short 3D movie seen in this cold bar and two drinks served in glasses made from ice should give you according to the bar’s owners 4D experience. We believe that with more free drinks visitors could feel even the fifth dimension. Children are allowed – they receive two sodas or two glasses of juice.