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Top sights in Amsterdam
Visit Amsterdam with this perfect 48-hour itinerary. Cruise its charming canals, bike along majestic streets, and see the art of the Dutch masters.
Think you know everything about the Dutch capital? Think again. Read our article to learn fun facts and things you didn't know about Amsterdam.
Don't just see Amsterdam — experience it. Read on for our list of the unmissable things to see, do, and sample on your trip to the Netherlands' capital.
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What to do and see in Amsterdam
Sure, everyone knows about the coffee shops -- but what else is fun to do in Amsterdam? Holland’s capital city is a hub for happy cyclists, lazy beers by the canal, and art-lovers. As you start planning what to see, here are ten activities you can’t miss.
10. De Pijp
Amsterdam’s go-to bohemian neighborhood is brimming with coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. Go before dinner and spend the late afternoon wandering through the Albert Cuypmarket.
Frequently asked questions about Amsterdam
What top attractions are a must-see in Amsterdam?
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What are the top things to do in Amsterdam this week?
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Which tours in Amsterdam are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?
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Planning Your Visit
How many days should you spend in Amsterdam?
There’s no right answer, but you can get a real feel for the city if you allocate three full days. That will give you enough time to hit the big sights, see the canals, and explore your way through some neighborhoods.
Getting around town
Amsterdam is an easy city to navigate. While the public transport is first class, most visitors find that the city is compact enough to be 100% walkable, save for the train to-and-from Schiphol Airport. Plus, you can easily rent a bicycle when the weather's nice.
How expensive is Amsterdam?
While there are a couple big activities you will have to pay for (like the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum), Amsterdam is full of street markets and small independent galleries. And the city is so walkable that you won’t need to spend a lot on public transportation.
Good to know
- Dutch and lots of English
- Euro (€)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- There’s never a promise of good weather in Amsterdam, but you can expect milder temperatures and longer days between April and September. April is especially lovely -- those famous tulips will be blooming, and you can celebrate Holland’s biggest holiday of the year, King’s Day.
Other Sightseeing Options in Amsterdam
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What people are saying about Amsterdam
Excelente Actividad, muy bien llevada y muy interesante con bellos paisajes Personal muy capacitado, entrenado y muy agradable para hacer de este paseo un un dia excepcional Altamente recomendable
Everything went great. The machine couldn't scan the ticket properly but the bus driver waved me in. The bus was very comfortable and it only took 30 minutes to the center.
Our tour guide Gabriella was amazing! We’ve been we'll looked after, she made sure we had enough cheese and wine, whilst we found out everything about the canals.
I really enjoyed the tour and the history around the canal. The Driver was very helpful and friendly.
A really great experience. Madame Tussaud is really a fun place to visit.