Amsterdam in 2-3 days

Days 1-2

Get your bearings, wander the city, soak up the marvellous scenery and the tranquil canals, and get to grips with Amsterdam. A good way to do this is to hire a bike and explore the canal grids, parks and squares. Then while away an afternoon in a coffee shop and check out the red light district, catch a sex show or go bar hopping after dark.

Day 3

Hit the sights and check out your pick of the erotic art-filled Sex Museum, see how the Dutch brew their most popular beer at the Heineken Experience, or sit down to lunch and take in the grand sight of Dam Square.


In one week

Days 1-3

As suggested above.

Days 4-7

Dedicate more of your time to really getting to know some of Amsterdam’s back alleys, quirky side streets, best cafes and coffee shops. You’ve also got no excuse but to soak up plenty of culture, making sure you visit the many museums including the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum

Take a trip back to Nazi-occupied Holland with a visit to the Anne Frank House, and kick back with a picnic or spend a lazy afternoon reading a paperback in picturesque Vondelpark, the biggest and best park near the city centre.

Spend an half day at Rembrandt Hoeve where you can learn about Holland’s traditions at this clog factory and cheese farm, a 30-minute ride from the city centre.

If you choose to visit Amsterdam during spring, catch a train to Leiden, about 45 minutes away, and spend a day smelling the world-famous tulip flowers at Keukenhof gardens.