Things to do when lockdown (finally) ends

January, 25th 2022

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Enough of being stuck inside and dreaming about life after lockdown? We totally feel you! After way too many months of watching Netflix series and playing board games we are more than ready to go out and do the things we’ve missed so much. Therefore, we have made a post-lockdown list with 6 fun activities you definitely should do when things open again to remind you of how normal life looked like again!

 

Book a holiday

First things first! There’s a big chance you’ve had some holidays cancelled during lockdown and yet things are still a little bit tricky when it comes to booking holidays abroad. However, since we saved our money because of staying home during covid, you can already start thinking of holidays at the coolest destinations. Barcelona, Bali, Malediven? Why not start looking now?

 

 

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Go to the clubs and pubs

We’re sure you’re dying for the pubs to open! Pre-drinking with your friends, dancing in the clubs like nobody is watching and doing shots with the bartender, it feels like centuries ago. However, what a lot of people tend to forget is that Amsterdams’ nightlife is much more than only the two major areas Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. The city offers a variety of live music venues, dance clubs, karaoke bars, and a cluster of cosy Irish pubs. Check out the local pubs in de Pijp and de Jordaan for example!

 

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Visit food markets

As Amsterdam is well-known as a very multicultural city, the capital is home to incredible street food markets which serve up delicious dishes from all corners of the world. With a lot of them being outdoors, the food markets are a great activity. The markets offer the most vibrant smells that will make you hop from stand to stand. Also, there is no better place to learn about the culture of a city than at the local markets! You should definitely visit the Albert Cuypmarkt, the biggest and most popular outdoor market selling the best, typical Dutch cheese and stroopwafels (yummie).

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Have a day trip

There’s probably nothing more fun than a day trip. Visiting a different city, a tourist town or even a popular seaside spot is the best way to spend time with your family or friends. Dining at new restaurants, strolling through little cute streets, doing some shopping’s, drinking in the most popular pub around, day trips are an all-round great day out! 100% worth putting on your post-lockdown bucket list.

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Sightseeing in Amsterdam

There are endless things to see and visit in the beautiful capital. From DAM square and Vondelpark, to the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank Huis, HeinekenExperience and Youseum, the Dutch capital is brimming with sightseeing spots and museums – perfect for those who want to explore history, culture, and art.

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See a play or musical

A lot of us probably missed watching live entertainment, such as plays and musicals. Of course, films and series can be exciting too, but it doesn’t compare to the magic of witnessing a story unfold right in front of your eyes. At the moment there are plenty of different shows. If theatre isn’t your thing but you still want to see some live entertainment, you might be interested in catching a comedy show. Keep an eye out for when The Comedy Embassy opens again or check out a smaller pub hosting a comedy night.

 

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