Amsterdam is an intense and fascinating city. It is a modern, open-minded city, full of art, culture, delicious food and incredible architecture.


In the morning:

For a day visiting Amsterdam, it will be impossible to see these three tourist attractions, so you should choose only one. I advise you to visit Anne Frank’s house.

  • Anne Frank’s House

Visiting Anne Frank’s house is an intense experience and is at the top of the list of things to do in Amsterdam. Anne was famous for writing in her diary the horrors that three Jewish families suffered during the holocaust, while hiding from the Nazis in this house in Amsterdam.

It is necessary to purchase tickets at least 2 months in advance on the internet, as they sell out quickly. Thus, you will have a date and time scheduled for the visit.

  • Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum is the largest and most famous museum in the Netherlands. The beauty of the works and the exhibitions will surprise you. Buy the ticket online, in order to save your time.

  • Van Gogh Museum

In the Van Gogh museum you have access to a collection of more than 200 paintings, drawings, and notes by the painter. The collection is divided into seven periods, showing the artist’s progress as well as his mental breakdown.

Damrak, Dam Square and Royal Palace

Damrak is the grand avenue that runs from Central Station (Amsterdam Central) to Dam Square (Dam Square). Along this path, you will see beautiful buildings, such as the Beurs van Berlag, and you will still be able to take pictures with the crooked houses in the background.

Dam Square, which is in the historic center of Amsterdam, is considered the most important square in the city, as it was from there that the municipality began to develop. There are monuments and historic buildings around Dam Square, but the most prominent are the Royal Palace and the National Monument.


In order not to waste a lot of time in restaurants, buy something in the supermarkets as they have ready meals (sandwiches, salad, fruit, among others) and have a picnic in the Vondelpark. The Vondelpark is the largest park in Amsterdam and a beautiful place to visit!


In the afternoon:

The Heineken Experience

The Heineken Experience is a true historic monument in Amsterdam and is considered part of Europe’s industrial heritage. The Heineken Experience is a very interactive and fun experience. Buy the ticket online so you don’t waste time.

The 9 Streets (9 Straatjes)

The 9 small streets, which lie between the central canals Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, reveal a lot about the Dutchman’s lifestyle through his popular trade.

Floating flower market (Bloemenmarkt)

Floating flower market is must-see in Amsterdam. You can buy flower bulbs, all kinds of souvenirs or just walk around. You don’t need a lot of time there, but it is a fun place to visit and take some colour photos.

Boat trip on the canals of Amsterdam

Choose to take the boat trip at the end of the day as the sun reflects on the buildings and the city is even more beautiful.



There are several restaurant options around the city:

Ted restaurant.

Bazar restaurant, inserted inside an old church, you can enjoy a relaxed dinner.

Red Light District and Coffeeshops

The list of things to do in Amsterdam is not complete if we don’t talk about the Red-Light district and the famous Coffeeshops. Amsterdam is a city where cultures, beliefs, and behaviours mix. And it doesn’t matter if you like this type of diversity or not, in Amsterdam you need to face it with open eyes and without prejudice.

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