Lace up your sneaks and take a walking tour with Sandeman’s New Europe. Explore the ins and outs of the canal city with a local—they’ll tell you where to find the best coffee shops stroopwafels and give you a little history lesson. All tours are free, but a tip is suggested. Tours operate about four times a day, but they’re popular, so make sure you book your spot in advance. Much to our delight, Amsterdam is really into free samples. Peruse one of the many outdoor markets. If you’re looking to nibble during the week, there are also cheese shops all around the canals where you can taste Gouda to your heart’s content. There’s always something happening in the grassy lawn outside the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s dense national art museum. And while you have to pay to enter the exhibits, relaxing in the garden is free and open to the public. If you go in the summer, you’ll catch the breathtaking rainbow tulips, but it’s home to sculpture installments by artists like Joan Miró and Giuseppe Penone all year long.