Amsterdam is the best place to if you want to relax and experience a relaxing break from your routine, so, why not taking three days away to visit Europe’s coolest capital?
Of course, 72 hours are not enough to see all the beautiful places this city has to offer, but with a good travel plan you can explore most of it and don’t forget to check out the Best breakfast places in Amsterdam to kick off your days right!
To help you make the most out of your brief visit we have put together a 3 days travel plan to Amsterdam!
When booking your flight, train or bus to Amsterdam make sure the arrival time is early in the morning, so that you still have most of your first day free.
Both your travel and accommodation should be planned so that you won’t waste any time looking for a place to stay; the best websites to check to book travel and accommodation are Expedia, Trivago and LastMinute.com.
Arrive in the city early in the morning and check-in in your accommodation; hopefully by lunchtime, you will have had a delicious lunch in one of Amsterdam’s many restaurants. From there, take a walk around the city’s alleyways, host to many coffee shops, where you can try the authentic Amsterdam experience.
After walking around the city and maybe visiting a coffee shop or two, make your way towards the Red-Light District which at night time becomes the heart of the city, favourite location of most tourists who go there for fun or curiosity. If you have some spare time left on your first day, don’t forget to check out these hidden gems, as suggested on the I Amsterdam official website.
Your first day has gone by and, although it was quite eventful, there are still many things to see!
You can’t visit Amsterdam and not visit Anne Frank House. Located in the diarist’s original house, this museum will make you experience a touching yet very educative few hours, which you will not easily forget.
After a cultural stop you need some entertainment, so head to the Heineken Experience next. Here you will have the chance to explore Heineken’s unique beer brewing process and enjoy a couple of free pints from the rooftop at the end of your tour.
Every attraction in Amsterdam is relatively close and very well connected to the others, so, after visiting Anne Frank House, check out the famous Van Gogh Museum!
Your third and last day has now arrived and, if you managed to book your travel home for the evening, that means that you get to spend some extra hours in the city to explore it a little more.
Wake up early in the morning and go rent a bike; this will allow you to have a nice stroll around without having to walk for hours.
While on your bike you can cycle around the city’s small alleyways, touring the canals and maybe stopping on one of Amsterdam’s beautiful bridges for a souvenir picture. Cycle your way to the famous Vondelpark and have your lunch there.
What’s better than a relaxed picnic at the parks to finish your 3 days getaway to Amsterdam?