3 Days Amsterdam Itinerary

This 3 days Amsterdam itinerary will provide you with everything you need to see, do and eat while visiting this amazing place in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is a city with a lot to offer, and this itinerary provides a taste of everything. You can experience the city’s history, culture, art, and food in just three days. When people who have visited Amsterdam are asked, they usually suggest spending three to four days as the perfect amount of time for a visit. However, if someone decides to extend their stay, there are still plenty of places to visit.

Day 1 Itinerary:

Morning: Start your day at the Van Gogh Museum. This museum houses the largest collection of Van Gogh work in the world. Afterward you are finished with the museum you can head over to the  head to Vondelpark for a relaxing stroll through the park.

Afternoon: Take a canal tour to see Amsterdam from a different perspective. The sights are beautiful and relaxing. You can even see if you can find a tour that provides lunch. After the canal tour you can explore the Anne Frank House to learn about the life of a young girl during the Holocaust. As someone who has seen the Anne Frank house, be prepared to be touched and filled with emotion after this visit.

Evening: At this point you will be famished. We suggest ending your day with a visit to De Kas, a farm-to-table restaurant in a greenhouse. Here, you can enjoy a delicious meal made with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Day 2 Itinerary:

Morning: Once you have enjoyed your morning coffee, you can visit the Rijksmuseum to see famous Dutch paintings, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. After the museum you can take a walk through the Jordaan neighborhood to see the picturesque canals and charming streets.

Afternoon: Amsterdam has more bicycles than cars. Since it is a main mode of transportation, why not live like a local and take a bike tour through Amsterdam to explore the city. Don’t forget to stop by the Heineken Experience for a beer tasting and learn about the history of Heineken brewery.

Evening: Another great place to visit in Amsterdam is  Foodhallen, a trendy indoor food market with a variety of food vendors. Here, you can sample local dishes and enjoy a fun, lively atmosphere.

Day 3 Itinerary:

Morning: Visit the Amsterdam Museum to learn about the city’s history and culture. Afterward, take a walk through the very famous Red Light District to see Amsterdams famous nightlife.

Afternoon: Explore the NEMO Science Museum to learn about science and technology in a fun and interactive way. Afterward, take a ferry to the Amsterdam Noord neighborhood to see a different side of the city.

Evening: A perfect ending to your trip is a visit to Restaurant C, a Michelin-starred restaurant with a unique vegan tasting menu. Here, you can enjoy delicious food in a beautiful setting.

Additional Places You Can Visit in Amsterdam:

 

  • Guided Zaanse Schans & Cheese Tasting Tour – On a bus tour from Amsterdam with a professional guide, visit the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans. Learn about cheese making, take a walk on wooden shoes, see the interior of a working windmill, and view the wooden green-painted houses and shops.
    • Watch how Gouda cheese is made and then taste its buttery goodness
    • See windmills from across the Zaan region that date back to the 18th century
    • Visit a clog maker and learn more about the traditional wooden shoe
    • Admire the elegant houses of the rich merchants and windmill owners
    • Learn how the windmills were used in the production of cocoa powder and food
  • Royal Palace – The Royal Palace, located in Amsterdam, was originally built in the 17th century as a city hall for the Dutch Republic. It later became a royal palace for King Louis Napoleon and is currently used by the Dutch royal family for official functions.

Amsterdam is a great place to holiday because it has a rich history and culture, scenic canals and architecture, and a vibrant art and nightlife scene. The city is also known for its tolerant and open-minded society, making it a welcoming destination for all types of travelers. Additionally, Amsterdam is easy to navigate by bike or foot, and there are plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy.