Amsterdam Itinerary 2 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 2 days in Amsterdam with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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2 Days in Amsterdam - Perfect Weekend Guide

Whether it is the European charm that you are looking for, or the excitement of urban life in the canals and roads, Amsterdam is one such destination that will treat every type of traveller. From being the hub of art, to the perfect paradise for a foodie, this city is teemed with the best museums and sites. Being the country’s largest city, it boasts of a vintage aura, spiced with a dash of today’s lime. 48 hours in Amsterdam are enough to explore the city to the fullest, take a look at our Amsterdam Itinerary- 2 Days and plan your trip soon.

What to pack for 2 days in Amsterdam vacation?

As you are going on a 2 days Amsterdam vacation, compact luggage is ideal. Carry a backpack that can fit in your belongings or choose a compact trolley bag. You only need one pair of shoes that you're wearing, make sure you pick sturdy ones for all the walking and sightseeing. Check the live weather of Amsterdam and pack just what's needed! Do not forget to bring extra batteries for your camera, you won't have time to move back-n-forth to your room to charge them. Pro Tips: Carry your Passport and photo identification proof with you at all times. Carry a Amsterdam local map, a hard copy or in your phone.

Are 2 days enough to explore Amsterdam?

It is slightly difficult to explore the entire city in 48 hours time, but you can easily visit the hand-picked 8-10 points of interest in Amsterdam on your trip. You will have to travel a bit if you want to cover all the popular places in Amsterdam within 2 days. So, if you have any particular place in mind, then plan your Amsterdam visit accordingly. If it is a weekend trip, check for special events happening and plan accordingly.

Trip Budget for a weekend trip to Amsterdam?

Amsterdam weekend itinerary budget would vary from is USD 602 to USD 1022 as per your choices. There are enough free places in Amsterdam to ensure that unless there’s an exhibition or event you really want to see, paying is unnecessary.

How to spend 2 days in Amsterdam?

Day 1

Vondelpark: Sprawled across an area of 47 hectares, Vondelpark is one of the best parks of the city. It was established in the year 1865 and is named after the famous poet Joost van den Vondel. Along with a pond, a playground and picnicking facilities, this park also has an open-air theatre. You will find many HoReCa facilities in this park, which make for perfect places to have a quick snack.

Van Gogh Museum: Dedicated to an artist who needs no introduction, Van Gogh Museum displays the exclusive works of the famous impressionist artist, Van Gogh. With the largest collection of the artist’s art pieces in the world, it has an exceptional reputation. It houses 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and close to 700 letters, all written by Van Gogh. some of the selected works that are displayed here are The Yellow House, Sunflowers and his self-portraits too.

Rijksmuseum: The reputed Dutch National Museum, Rijksmuseum brings to you the history of the city and its arts. While it was established in the year 1800, it was moved into Amsterdam in 1808. It is the largest museums in Netherlands, and also one of the top ones! Its collection includes items that date back to the 1200s, the works of some famous artists like Rembrandt and Frans Hals, and also an Asian section.

Huis Marseille, Museum For Photography: Established in 1999, Huis Marseille, Museum For Photography, is today housed in a heritage building. Residence of a merchant, the structure went through some restoration and renovation, before housing the collection. It often acts as a gallery for famous photographers and artists.

Jewish Cultural Quarter: dedicated to the history of the Jewish people, Jewish Cultural Quarter is also known as The Joods Historisch Museum. Exhibiting close to 11,000 objects that range from historical to art, you can have a close view of the lives of the Jews during and after the world war.

Leidseplein: One of the best places to enjoy the nightlife of Amsterdam, Leidseplein is packed with bars, pubs and restaurants that serves delicious drinks and a wide variety of cuisines.

Day 2

Anne Frank House: Anne Frank House is the writer’s own home, which is now converted into a museum. With importance given to the writer’s diary and the stories of Jewish wartime, it is one of the most visited museums in Amsterdam. The museum was established in 1960, and even though Anne Frank did not survive the war, her stories have found a way to reach everyone through this facility.

Dam Square: Located in the heart of the historical hub of the city, Dam Square is famous for the important buildings that are located here. The Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and the famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum are all part of this square.

Rembrandtplein: Named after the beloved painter Rembrandt van Rijn, Rembrandtplein is a major tourist attraction in Amsterdam. While the square is famous for housing some of the best restaurants, bakeries and cafes, it also plays host to markets, which are exciting to say the least!

Oude Kerk: The city’s oldest building, is Oude Kerk, the old church. Almost more than 800 years old, it has a unique wooden roof, which is worth a visit. The stained-glass windows, the organs, and the archaic design is mesmerising.

Amsterdam Canals: Your tour of 2 Days in Amsterdam will be incomplete without experiencing the Amsterdam Canals. While there are three main canals that connect the entire center, the details of this system are impressive. There are 90 islands within this network, connected by canals and 1,500 bridges. You can either take a boat tour along the waters or choose to go on a biking tour to explore the bridges. Since it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find it crowded during the peak tourist season.

De Wallen: Known as the largest red-light district of Amsterdam, De Wallen is a colony of 300 cabins that are rented by prostitutes to offer their services. It is the oldest, and the largest red-light district in Amsterdam.

Money saving tips for Amsterdam weekend itinerary:

  • Skip the restaurants and cafes for street vendors and supermarkets
  • Get 2 Day Amsterdam transport Pass if possible which offers free public transport, free entrance to the recommended attractions
  • Couchsurfing is a great way to save loads on accommodation expenses
  • Spend More Time In Fewer Places of Amsterdam

Where to eat in Amsterdam if you've 48 hours?

48 hours to enjoy the culinary delights of Amsterdam and the best you can do is opt for a buffet that offers local variety at a reasonable rate.

Where to stay in Amsterdam for a weekend?

You can book a hotel or apartment close to jewish cultural quarter and this would save you lot of time for 2 days trip. You can also opt homestays to stay in Amsterdam. Prices for the same may be slightly steep, but it is the convenience that matters!

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