itinerary amsterdam

Awww beautiful Amsterdam… the city of bikes! Visiting this gorgeous historic city with modern flair doesn’t take more than 3 days, even if you feel as lazy as me.

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Day 1

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

This is a map of the first day of your visit of Amsterdam. You can easily walk from one attraction to the other. The longest distance between two sights takes 13 minutes to walk, so it will only be a nice stroll around town. But if you prefer to go Amsterdam’s way, why not rent a bike?


Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Why not start your journey through Amsterdam at Vondelpark? This amazing park offers peaceful lawn and nice playgrounds, a theatre and many easy walkways.

Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Step into Van Gogh’s world! Discover the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, featuring masterpieces such as Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and The Bedroom.

Adults: €17
Children and youth (up to 18): free

National Museum (Rijksmuseum)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Get to know the history of the Netherlands and see the artworks of local and foreign artists.

Adults: €17.50
Children (18 and under): free
Multimedia tour: € 5

If you buy your ticket online, you can skip the queue at the ticket counter.

Heineken Experience

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Walk through the old brewery in the heart of Amsterdam and learn about the ingredients and the brewing process of the world-known beer.

Adults: €18
Children (12-17): €12.50
Children (11 and less): free
Online tickets: €16


Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Leidseplein is a busy square with street performers that can almost constantly be found on the square’s eastern side. This is also the centre for nightlife and shopping.

Day 2

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Once again, today’s itinerary is a breeze walk through famous sights around town.

Royal Palace of Amsterdam (Koninklijk Paleis)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

The Royal Palace Amsterdam is one of Amsterdam’s top attractions. You are welcome to visit this unique building (that’s not a museum). The Royal Palace Amsterdam is one of the three palaces used by the Dutch Royal House. Most of the year the Palace is open for visitors.

Adults: €10
CJP/CKV, Students: €9
Children (under 18): free

Dam Square (Dam)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Its notable buildings and frequent events make Dam Square one of the most well-known and important locations in the city and the country. Dam Square lies in the historical center of Amsterdam and is very lively.

Old Church (Oude Kerk)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

The 800-year-old Oude Kerk (“old church”) is Amsterdam’s oldest building and the oldest parish church. The Old Church dominates over the Red Light District.

Adults: €7.50
Students: €5
Children (under 13): free

Tower: €7/person

Canals of Amsterdam (Amsterdamse grachten)

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Amsterdam is the most watery city in the world. Take a boat cruise through one of the countless canals is a great experience, since its canals and harbours fill a full quarter of her surface. Its waterways have always been its essence and its source of wealth.

Northern Market (Noordermarkt)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

This square is always busy with activity, and cosy enough to sit down at one of the many cafés.

Anne Frank House (Anne Frank Huis)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

A museum dedicated to the Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her terrible adventures through World War II.

Adults: €9
Children (10-17): €4.50
Children (0-9): free

Tickets can be bought online to avoid queues.

Day 3

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

The last day of your visit, but not the least. A very easy day with only a couple of attractions.

Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

The Skinny Bridge, a pedestrian bridge, is a popular filming location and one of the most beautiful bridges of Amsterdam.

Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt)

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

This is the only floating flower market in the world, and one of the most fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam – in all seasons. Discover what the Netherlands is so famous for!


Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

A narrow, vaulted passageway leads to this charming garden surrounded by old houses. The houses in the courtyard were once occupied by devout celibate Béguine nuns and are still home to single women today. In the centre of the lawns is a medieval church and at No.34 stands the oldest house in Amsterdam.

The Beguinage is in private possession and is not a public ground. It is also a place of silence.

Free entry.

The Rembrandt House Museum (Museum het Rembrandthuis)

Visit this museum of Rembrandt’s life and work, and learn the unknown aspects of the famous painter’s life and his artistic craft.

Adults: €12.50
Children (6-17): €4
Children (under 6): free

All prices include the museum’s audio guide. Tickets available online.

Red Light District

Amsterdam 3 day itinerary

Beer and party atmosphere, sex for sale, and limitless people-watching. The Red Light District is somewhat of a sexual amusement park and often not taken too seriously by the tourists who frequent it as other Amsterdam attractions. There is a strict “no photography” policy.

Did you know…

The Dutch are the world’s tallest nationality?

During World War II, many Dutch people had little or no food and survived by eating tulip bulbs?

The Dutch owns twice as many bicycles as cars?

There are about 1,180 windmills in the Netherlands?

You can visit the Torture Museum in Amsterdam?
Wish I included the visit in this itinerary? Wicked!

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I am sure you will fall in love with amazing Amsterdam. Tell me, which attraction was your favorite?

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