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Things to do in Amsterdam

What should you do in a city
that has so much
to offer?

In need of a break to relax and unwind? Planning a fun day in Amsterdam is an excellent first step. But what things should you do? We’ve got you covered with a handy guide full of fun (and free) things to do in Amsterdam for both the summer and winter months!

Discover the Dutch capital like never before

When you think about things to do in Amsterdam, your head might spin with the limitless possibilities. From its mesmerizing canals to its buzzing nightlife, Amsterdam offers something for everyone. Let’s break down some of the best things you can do to make your day in Amsterdam unforgettable. 

Historical and cultural things to do

If you’re looking for something that’s educational, activities like visiting the Anne Frank House or taking a canal tour are great things to do in Amsterdam. You will learn more about the city and its history. 

Budget-friendly choices

Other options include free things to do, because you’re not always in the mood to spend (a lot of) money. There are plenty of opportunities for that in Amsterdam as well. Take a stroll around the beautiful Vondelpark or visit the Albert Cuyp Market. 

Fine dining or street food?

When it comes to food, Amsterdam’s diversity shines through its culinary options. Whether you want to indulge in Michelin-star dining or munch on the go with some delicious street food like stroopwafels.  

The ultimate Spirited Union experience 

For those who want the full package – combining fun things, drinks and a bit of education – the best choice is a day at Spirited Union in Amsterdam. Let’s dive deeper into this option later in the article. 

Spirited Union for the win!

If you’re looking to combine learning with a great time, Spirited Union is the place to be. We started our workshops at the beginning of 2019 and we are proud to say that we now rank among the Top 3 group workshops in Amsterdam according to TripAdvisor. Our workshops are perfect for rum enthusiasts, liquor aficionados, cocktail lovers and everyone in between. We offer you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a real distillery, along with the unique opportunity to join one of our distilling workshops or cocktail workshops. During our workshops we immerse you in the world of botanicals and rum. So are you looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam? Become a distiller or bartender for a day! Enjoy freshly made cocktails or create your own personalized bottle of rum to take home with you.

Become a
master distiller for a day

Join us for an exclusive 1.5-hour distillery experience in Amsterdam, rated among the top 3 group workshops on TripAdvisor. This immersive journey invites you to become a distiller for a day and craft your own bottle of botanical rum. Explore the diversity of botanicals and engage in hands-on rum distillation, choosing from four unique botanical blends. 

Our distillery ambassadors will guide you through the process, answering all your questions and assisting in creating your perfect bottle of rum. The workshop includes a guided tour, rum tasting and drinks. English instruction is provided,and a non-alcoholic option is available. Embrace the art of distillation!

 

Shake your
own cocktails

Discover the art of cocktail making with our engaging 1-hour workshop in Amsterdam. Begin with a complimentary distillery tour and rum tasting to understand the nuances of botanical rum. Then, step into your own workstation, where a professional bartender will guide you in creating three unique botanical rum cocktails. Between crafting cocktails, you’ll have time to enjoy your creations, with our bartender ready to answer any questions about spirits and cocktails.

Testimonials

what our visitors say about our workshop

Marleen v
Marleen v
2022-09-28
Aanrader bedrijfsuitje Super leuke activiteit met vrienden of bijvoorbeeld als bedrijfsuitje. Gastvrij ontvangst, tijd voor een grap, gezellig muziekje erbij. Zeer gedreven eigenaar die passievol uitleg geeft. Deed me denken aan een natuurkunde les. Eindresultaat is een fles flavoured rum door jezelf gemaakt met een mooi etiket. Dikke aanrader.
Chris C
Chris C
2022-09-17
A fantastic and Educational experience Real fun with an excellent host. Our reservation was messed up but Steven kept the distillery open late to give us a private class. Had a wonderful time and the rum was exceptional. Highly recommend.
Kim Eriksson
Kim Eriksson
2022-07-18
Amazing An amazing experience, highly recommend to do this! Ruben, thanks for marking our visit unforgettable
harold
harold
2021-12-11
Gezellig je eigen rum stoken Het was een zeer leuke, twee uur durende workshop waarin je leert hoe je jouw eigen rum kunt stoken. Je krijgt een fles met je eigen stooksel mee naar huis, inclusief gepersonaliseerde etiketten. Erg leuk om te doen. De cocktails die je tijdens het stoken krijgt waren ook erg smaakvol. Een heel leuke ervaring om met vrienden te doen.
Wopke H
Wopke H
2021-10-30
Een smakelijke ontdekking in de wereld van Rum Leuk team en super leuke experience in kleine desitileerderij. Apart om mee te maken hoe je met kleine porties kruiden en ingrediënten hele smakelijke drankjes kunt creëren in kleine distilleer kolommen. In zeer korte tijd heel veel geleerd en een super ervaring rijker. Natuurlijk naar huis met je eigen heerlijke fles rum.
Elena A
Elena A
2021-09-13
Something different on a Friday afternoon I would highly recommend this experience! The whole procedure was fun and something different on a Friday afternoon. Drinks are included, so no worries, you will not miss out the alcohol! The team was friendly and pretty experienced, so in case you have questions on anything regarding your bottle, the distillery or the botanicals combination, they ae there to help you.PS: surprise your beloved ones with a gift like this experience and they will love you a bit more!Thank you guys
ymkeg
ymkeg
2021-08-05
Echte aanrader! Super leuke middag gehad! Perfect georganiseerd en hele goede service! Dankjewel daarvoor. De workshop was erg leuk en het resultaat nog leuker! Gerald
Franz S
Franz S
2021-07-31
Rum and Botanicals experience!! We had the fortune that the owner gave us the story and explanation of the Spirited Union Distillery. Very informative and well worth it. This is a one in a lifetime experience to savour Rum with botanicals. If you like Rum, i am sure you will like this experience.All the luck and success to the team of Spirit Union Distillery!!
Anniearoundtheworld
Anniearoundtheworld
2021-07-19
Great fun! We had such a fun time during our distilling class! The atmosphere was relaxed and personal, and the drinks were great. Really loved the personalized label on my rum bottle!
Inge V
Inge V
2020-12-19
Awesome experience! It’s nice that besides the tour and all the information about destilling, you actually going to destill yourself. Nice atmosphere and cocktails 😉

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