Amsterdam is a perfect city for a city trip. There is so much to do that you don´t want to miss out on anything. Here is a suggestion of the things you can do in Amsterdam in three days.
Three days in Amsterdam: day one
On your first day we’ve selected some activities so you can get familiar with the city.
City Canal Cruise
A visit to Amsterdam starts with a city canal cruise, there are many different types of canal cruises. A day in Amsterdam isn’t complete without a cruise through the canals of Amsterdam: romantic during the evening with dinner or during the day with the kids. The best way to start of your journey in Amsterdam is by boat.
The most common lunch is a broodje kaas (cheese sandwich) or a broodje gezond (healthy sandwich). Ham, cheese, egg, tomato, cucumber and a salad is mostly put on a broodje gezond. A sandwich is a typical Dutch lunch and therefore widely available. You can get a sandwich at Bakkert Bart or La Place for example.
Visit a museum
There are many different types of museums in Amsterdam. One of the most famous museums is the Rijksmuseum, which will get you acquinted with the Dutch history of the 17th century and much more. You’ll find the museum at the museums quarter with the Stedelijk Museum (modern art) and the Van Gogh Museum. Museums like NEMO and the Scheepvaartmuseum are fun to visit with kids.
Do you like Thai, Italian, European, Dutch, Indian, Mexican or Street Food? There are 180 different cultures living in Amsterdam, which results in a wide offer of culinary styles.
Get lost in the city
The most easiest (and cheapest) way to get familiar with the city is to just walk around.
Three days in Amsterdam: day two
Now you’ve got familiar with the city, it’s time to do some shopping.
A Dutch breakfast is comparible with a Dutch lunch. Read our blog A typical Dutch breakfast, lunch and dinner to learn more.
Gassan Diamonds was established in 1945 by Samuel Gassan. The diamond merchant was mainly involved in cutting and polishing of diamonds and the import and export of both raw and cut diamonds, gemstones and jewelry. Gassan Diamond was a wholesaler and retailer at the same time. Tourists came from all over the world to see the diamond cutters at work. Take a tour at Gassan Diamonds and watch the unique jewelry and watch collection on premises by Chopard, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Omega, Choices by DL and Gassan 121.
Try a typical Dutch snack like a kroket or frikandel at a snack bar. At Febo, a Dutch franchise, you can get a snack out of the wall.
There are many different shopping streets in Amsterdam, from inter(national) brands to original and unique stores like vintage stores.
A typical Dutch snack while shopping (or basically every occasion you can think of) is a appeltaart (apple pie) with whipped cream.
After a day of trying some Dutch snacks and preparing for a night out, a Poké Bowl is a nice healthy change of all the Dutch snacks. A Poké Bowl is basically an Hawaiian Sushi.
With an Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket you can experience the Nightlife of Amsterdam up till 7 days unlimited. You can hop between nightclubs, nightlife experiences, benefit from welcome drinks and take your nights out to the next level.
Three days in Amsterdam: day three
Cycling in Amsterdam? The bicycle is an easy way of transport in Amsterdam. Amsterdammers go to work, to school or the grocery market by bike. Feeling courageous? Hire a bike and explore Amsterdam.
The Vondelpark is a public urban park in Amsterdam. In the park is an open-air theater, a playground and several horeca facilities. It’s a nice and relaxing way to end your city trip in Amsterdam.