7 Free but Awesome Things to do in Amsterdam ...

Trips abroad can quickly empty your pockets if you're not careful about how you spend your money. Guest contributor Sofia shares some wonderful things that you can do in Amsterdam for free! Thanks Sofia!

Known for more than its liberal lifestyle and lively nightlife, Amsterdam is a city with plenty of charm. With lots to do – even on a tight budget – it’s an ideal European destination to discover. Here are seven free activities you can enjoy year-round in the Dutch capital.

1. Sit by the Canals

With hundreds of canals, walking across a bridge or sitting by one of the many while watching boats and ferries go by can be quite idyllic. Considered a fundamental main attraction, these waterways date back to the 17th century. Use the time to practice your photography skills – the result may just resemble a Dutch postcard.