Amsterdam Itinerary 3 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 3 days in Amsterdam with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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3 Days in Amsterdam - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

Welcoming all visitors with open arms, the enchanting city of Amsterdam is definitely a must visit for anyone with a wanderlust. Having a rich culture, a magnificent arts scene, boasting of plenty of world renowned museums and home to architecturally marvelous buildings, this city in the Netherlands is a beautiful amalgamation of all things European. Considering a quick vacation in Amsterdam? Here’s a handpicked 3 days in Amsterdam itinerary just for you. It covers all the major attractions in Amsterdam along with the experiences you should have.

Are 3 days enough for sightseeing in Amsterdam?

Perfecting your 72 hours in Amsterdam doesn't have to be rushing from one place to another to cover all. Three days, although not enough to suffice the array of activities the city has to offer, can be quite an experience if you plan well. Be it a family vacation, a solo trip or a trip with a bunch of your favorite people, you can explore the top highlights of the city in 3 days. Expert Amsterdam trip plans recommend adding a few off-beat experiences like a food or a speciality tour on your 3 day trip.

Essential 3-day packing list for Amsterdam tour:

  • Considering that you are in Amsterdam for 3 days, you can pack extra set of clothes.
  • Add layers to your clothing, for the unpredictable weather of Amsterdam.
  • Pack items to munch, while you go attraction hopping, protein bars and dry-fruits are the most recommended snacks.

How much money for 3 days in Amsterdam?

The budget travel price for 3 days in Amsterdam is USD 597 including the accommodation, transportation and tickets.

What to see in 3 days in Amsterdam?

Day 1 in Amsterdam:

In any city I like to stay in an centrally located hotel than a plush hotel on the outskirts. Hence, I always book a hotel in Dam Square. This is Amsterdam's equivalent of St. Mark's Square in Venice. This is the very heart of Amsterdam. Right near all of the great restaurants, museums, The Red Light District, Anne Frank house, river canal boats.

Canal Ride: Experience the Magic

There are more canals in Amsterdam than in the whole of Venice, and in my opinion the Dutch ones are much prettier. A canal cruise is a great way to get acquainted with the city. During your trip, you can also jot down a few places that you might want to visit later. A few of the most notable canal cruise operators include Lovers and Holland International.

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Amsterdam Museums: Discover the Hidden Gems

Trust me, I hate museums, but Amsterdam has one of the best museums. Spend your afternoon at one of Amsterdams best-loved museums like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum or Anne Frank House. If youre travelling with kids, then Science Center NEMO or Royal Artis Zoo should be at the top of your list.

Red Light Area: The Vibrant City

Wind down from your eventful day of sightseeing to stroll across the infamous red light area for once in a life time experience or relax with a creative drink at a cocktail bar or a refreshing Dutch beer. When you are famished, youll find more than enough restaurants to choose from.

Day 2 in Amsterdam:

Wake up late and treat yourself to a scrumptious meal at one of Amsterdams best breakfast spots.

Bike Ride: Explore Different Facets

Bike and Amsterdam is like Wine and France. There are more bikes than people in Amsterdam. Amsterdams architecture goes far beyond windmills. Take a bike ride to explore different facets of Dutch design; there are beautiful bridges, repurposed buildings. Also you can head towards Vondel Park or Oosterpark when you want to relax.

Lunch: Global Food Powerhouse

If its a warm day, grab lunch at one of Amsterdams best terraces. Otherwise, stop at a cosy neighborhood caf. Dutch bars and cafes, love making the most of their wide streets and squares by casting their outdoor furniture into the sun.

Day 3 in Amsterdam:

If you're in Amsterdam in the springtime, you might find yourself in the flower fields at Keukenhof Gardens. Take a trip to a seriously impressive outdoor flower exhibition, open in 2015 from 20 March to 17 May. This is absolutely must see on your list. The Tulip festival in Amsterdam is mesmerizing to your eyes.

You can also take help of travel expert trip plan for Amsterdam 3 days. Other options farther afield include the old-fashioned fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, local cheese farms, windmills, and the famous blue pottery of Delft. Or go hiking at Zuid Kennemerland National Park through the stunning sand dune-covered landscape.

Travel tips for spending 3 days in Amsterdam

To make the most of your three days in Amsterdam, here are few insider tips that will come handy:

  • Book a walking tour of Amsterdam to get a better insight of the city.
  • Opt for a 3-day pass for Amsterdam local transport for saving on commute.
  • You can also take up a special food tour or activity that resonates with the local culture of Amsterdam.
  • Spend a night to explore the nightlife of Amsterdam.

Clubbing And Shopping In Amsterdam in 3 days

Night Club: Pop and Rock Gigs

Dance away at a club, or catch a gig at Melkweg (a popular club) or head to Paradiso which holds music concerts and international bands as well. Capacity here is 25o so book your tickets in advance.

Shopping: An Unique Experience

Whether you want to gift, window shop or buy. There are numerous places to head to and have a wonderful experience.

1. De Bijenkorf: Amsterdams high end departmental store for your luxury finds.

2. Negen Straatjes (9 Streets): Unique shopping experience with local stylish boutiques from conventional and lesser-known brands

3. Haarlemmerstraat/Haarlemmerdijk: Appealing boutiques mixed with shops for all you foodies.

Best restaurants to eat in 3 days in Amsterdam:

On your three day trip to Amsterdam, make sure you taste the local cuisine that is replete of surprises for your palette. Sample some of the best specialities at restaurants like near amsterdam museum.

Accommodations and BnBs in Amsterdam for short stay:

For a 3 day trip to Amsterdam, you can opt for a hotel or a holiday home in the vicinity of major transport hubs. This will make it convenient for you to use the public transport on your vacation.

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