Do you want to have a trip to Amsterdam in an unusual but still interesting way? Check out this list of weird but worthwhile places to visit in Amsterdam.
1. Python Bridge
Between Sporenburg and Borneo Island in the eastern docklands is the footbridge known as Python, which has a highly unique appearance and is brilliant red. Walking across this bizarre, snake-like footbridge, formally called High Bridge (Hoge Brug), is one of the craziest things to do in Amsterdam.
2. Eye Film Museum
The Eye Film Museum also referred to as the “house of films,” is a contemporary museum focused on the film industry. The location houses a collection of 37,000 film titles, 60,000 posters, 700,00 pictures, and 20,000 books from the year 1895 when the Dutch film business first began.
3. Houseboat Museum
The Houseboat Museum, also known as the Woonboot Museum, is a typically equipped Houseboat that offers tourists a view of canal life in Amsterdam in earlier centuries. The museum is housed in the Hendrika Maria, a freighter built in 1914, and it features exhibits and models that show what life was like before modernization.
4. Museum Het Schip
The structure known as Museum Het Schip has a design like that of a ship, from which it gets its name. The museum tour includes stops at a stunning post office with stained glass and a clock in the wall constructed by Michel de Klerk, a 19th-century slum residence, and a working-class flat with items from the 1920s.
5. NDSM Wharf
Northwest Amsterdam’s NDSM is where an old cargo dock formerly stood. This iconic Amsterdam location over the IJ river is currently being used as a venue for artists to display their work.
Here are also hosted a few festivals and exhibitions. A few offices and dorms for students are also located there. Visitors can enjoy the free ferry at this location.
6. Cat Museum
The KattenKabinet (“Cat Cabinet”) has been devoted to cats, as the name suggests. This is one of the odd spots in Amsterdam to see. Cats are featured throughout artwork around the location in the form of posters, sculptures, photos, lithographs, playbills, paintings, and sketches.
7. Electric Ladyland Museum
The first fluorescent art museum, Electric Ladyland, features a fluorescent setting where visitors can encounter a novel idea of “Participatory Art.” This implies that during their guided tour, the guests participate in the art.
The museum also features fluorescent minerals from all around the world that, when subjected to certain lightwaves, unexpectedly burst into color.
8. Ons Lieve Heer op Solder
A glimpse of the canal home, church, and museum from the Dutch Golden Era can be seen at the Ons Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic Museum) in Amsterdam. The house contains a whole church in its attic, hence the location’s name.
Aside from the chapel, guests find it enjoyable to stroll around the living room, bedrooms, kitchens, and other furnished spaces.
9. Micropia Museum
Micropia is one of the most unusual sites to see in Amsterdam. It is a museum with exhibits on every imaginable type of microbe. Visitors interested in the science of germs and young students will find this location to be one of a kind and quite educational.
Information on microbes is helpful for other visitors as well because, despite being invisible, germs are a part of everyone’s daily lives.
10. Museum of Bags and Purses
The Museum, one of Amsterdam’s unusual tourist attractions, is devoted to the history of bags, purses, and the accessories that go with them. The museum, one of only three of its kind in the world, currently has more than 5000 objects from the 16th century on display.
Those who visit this museum learn about the intriguing past of everyday items and have the chance to view some of the most expensive handbags ever created.