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Travel Itinerary: Amsterdam in 3 Days

Amsterdam, the famous 17th century capital of Holland, known for its enchanting canals, beautiful houses, 'coffee' shops, and Red-Light District, has so much to offer. Enjoy the historic buildings, beautiful museums, go for a boat tour on the canals, stroll through Vondelpark on a bike, or go shopping in the inner city. The possibilities are endless!

I've been to Amsterdam twice and fell completely in love with it the second time around. Both times I stayed for 3-4 days, which I find to be the perfect amount of time to see everything the city has to offer. Below is a sample itinerary for your next visit to Amsterdam, including restaurant recommendations!

Day 1:

12:00 PM: Arrive at Amsterdam airport

- Best way to get to hotel/Airbnb is by Uber or Amsterdam Airport Express Bus

2:00 PM: Lunch


- Food Hallen

3:30 PM: Visit the Van Gogh Museum

- Recommended buying tickets online in advance

7:00 PM: Walk around Red Light District

8:00 PM: Dinner


- Thrill Grill

- The Butcher

Day 2:

9:00 AM: Breakfast


- Winkel 43

9:30 AM: Visit Anne Frank House

- Recommended buying tickets online in advance

12:00 PM: Boat Tour in Amsterdam Canals

- You can book online in advance or there are plenty around the city!

1:30 PM: Lunch


- Glou Glou

3:00 PM: Heineken Experience

- Recommended buying tickets online in advance

7:00 PM: Dinner


- BAK restaurant

- Café De Klepel

Day 3:

9:00 AM: Breakfast


- The Avocado Show

11:00 AM: Take a day trip to the Windmills in Zaanse Schans!!

7:00 PM Dinner


- Sotto Pizza

- Delirumamsterdam

Day 4:

9:00AM: Breakfast


- Upstaris Pannenkoeken

12:00 PM: Departure

Good to know:

- Currency: EURO = 1EURO: 1.10US

- Language: Dutch

- Tipping: Yes, an average of 10%

- Weather: Rains a lot (bring an umbrella)

- Transportation: Uber, Taxis and local transportation

- Caf