Historic Central Amsterdam
Well, I am not sure if that is the first things that comes to mind when visiting Amsterdam, but you may wish to freshen up at some point. In the sauna, a swimming pool, or join in outdoor skating.
Friday Night Skate
The Friday Night Skate starts in the Vondelpark near the filmmuseum every Friday at 8 pm. Sometimes over a 1000 skaters join to tour around Amsterdam. Intersections are blocked, first aid assistants join in the ride.
Well equipped fitness centre just minutes from the apartment. Day passes available. Steam bath and sauna are available, too.
Swimming pool Zuiderbad
Close to the Rijksmuseum. The only swimming pool in the center is the Zuiderbad. Special ‘nude’ hours on Sundays.
The best sauna in the city center.
Going to the beach in the city
Citybeaches: Amsterdam has a few city beaches! When you are lazy or just in for something completely different try one of them on a sunny day. We recommend Blijburg Bert Haanstrakade 200,. tel. 4160330. Take tram 26 from the Central Station until the end, then walk 3 minutes walk towards the water and you see the beach and restaurant! Enjoy this special event!
Another option is Strand West, Stavangerweg 900, tel. 6826310. You can walk or bike here from the back of the Central Station towards the West along the water, while you can see the new apartments being build in this western part of the former docklands. Nice alternative restaurant and beach setting.
Trendy clubs on the beach: Bloomingdale, Republiek and Woodstock. On nice and sunny days it goes on from early morning till late at night. Take the train to Haarlem (15 minutes by train) and a direct bus will take you to Bloemendaal strand (another 15-20 minutes). Mainly straight crowd, some gays. A very cool place.