Amsterdam Solo Travel

Travelling solo can be a daunting prospect for many, but loads of likeminded people come to Amsterdam on backpacking trips around Europe each year so you’re never really alone! With the chance to join great group activities such as pub crawls and boat tours or just to chill out in a friendly coffee shop or bar, Amsterdam is a great city in which to meet fellow minded solo travellers and make friends for life!

We Are Sailing

Be Your Own Captain

Small Boat | City Guide | Safety Equipment

From €95
Per Boat

Party Boat

Open Dutch Bar | Shot | 90 Minutes Cruise

From €39
Per person

Burger Cruise

Beef Burger | Unlimited Drinks | Dessert | Live guide

From €28.50
Per Person

We Are High Rollers

Escape Nightclub Tickets

Skip The Line | Guaranteed Entrance

From €25
Per Person

Get Baked

2 Hours | Professional Konditor

From €35
Per Person

Airport Private Pick Up

Transfers | Luxury car | 24/7

From €60

We Are Partying

Leidseplein Pubcrawl

Entrance | 6 Free Drinks | Vodka Shots

From €22.50
Per Person €22,50

Sex Show


Entrance | 2 free drinks

From €62.50
Per Person

Red Light Pubcrawl

Local Guide | Free Shots | Drink Specials

From €20
Per Person

We Are Sightseeing

Windmills & Countryside Tour

Visit Windmills | Cheese Factory | Local Guide | 6 Hours Trip

From €59
Per Person

Self Guided: Red Light District Tour

App Tour | Discounts Along The Way

From €9.50
Per Phone

Amsterdam Artis Zoo


Fast-Track Admission

From €25
Per Person

Efteling Funpark

Entrance Tickets to The Efteling Funpark

From €45
Per Person

A'dam Tower Lookout

Entrance to Indoor and Sky Deck | Free Digital Photo

From €13.50
Per Person

Scooter Rental

Unlimited KM | Fuel Tank | Helmet

From €35
Per 24 Hours

We Are Cultural

Rijksmuseum

Entrance | Art | Dutch Heritage

From €20
Per Person

Moco Museum

Entrance | Modern Art | Banksy

From €17.50
Per Person

Heineken Experience

Fast-Track Admission | 2 Beers

From €19.50
Per Person

Madam Tussauds​

Entrance | Fast Track

From €21.50
Per Person

Van Gogh Museum

Entrance | Dutch Art | Fast Track

From €19
Per Person

Is Amsterdam Backpacking-friendly?

Amsterdam is known as a friendly city and with such a multilingual population, you’ll never be stopped by the language-barrier or get too lost in the city (but getting a bit lost and wandering the picturesque streets of the Dutch capital is always part of the fun!).

Although Amsterdam is not the cheapest city in the world, there are a range of hostels and lower-cost accommodation options in the city, and finding out where to stay in Amsterdam on a budget is an important way of making sure that there’s enough euros left over to make the most of the city’s bars and coffeeshops!

When it comes to Amsterdam backpacking activities, there are a wide range of things to do in the city. Hiring a bike is a great way to enjoy the city through the eyes of locals, and hopping on a boat trip is a fantastic way to see the beautiful canals of the city centre from a different angle (this view is improved even further if you choose a boat trip where drinks are provided and you can lay back and enjoy the ride with a cold beer in hand!). The UNESCO heritage site canal belt is one of the most famous and picturesque cityscapes in the world and will not fail to provide inspiration for the budding photographers amongst you!

Amsterdam is the ideal location for a solo trip and by joining activities specially designed for groups of solo travellers and backpackers, the city provides the perfect opportunity to really get to know this unique and incredible place whilst making new friends!

Although many backpackers have preconceptions about Amsterdam before arriving in the city, the Dutch capital offers much more than just weed and legal prostitution. This modern, thriving city offers a wide range of great activities to backpackers and jumping on a bike or scooter (which are easily hired!) and getting off the beaten track, the city’s hidden gems are waiting to be explored by the more intrepid solo traveller!

Is Amsterdam safe for Solo Travellers?

Despite the city’s notoriously liberal attitudes towards soft drugs and prostitution etc, solo travel in Amsterdam is perfectly safe and the city is a worthy destination for the masses of backpackers that descend on the Dutch capital each year! In fact, Amsterdam is reportedly the 5th safest city in the world!

Contact us to make your Amsterdam backpacking trip as memorable as possible!

If you’re planning a solo trip to Amsterdam or including the city as a stop-over on a longer trip around Europe, check out the great range of activities offered by We Are Amsterdam and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you might have about the city.