A classical riding school since 1882, the Hollandsche is a renowned institution in Amsterdam and is a must-see for visitors. Equipped with multiple riding rings, viewing areas and an on-site café, this historic 19th century stone building is worthy of a visit. Reservations for riding sessions are strongly recommended, so be sure to call ahead. Location: center of Amsterdam, bordering Vondelpark. Directions: tram 1 from the Central Station to the 1st stop on Overtoom after Leidseplein. Rates: 55 euro for one hour and include a riding helmet.