Picturesque canals with houseboats, cobble-stone streets and bustling squares, historical narrow houses and laid-back attitude. Welcome to Amsterdam! The capital of the Netherlands is not just about windmills, tulips and wooden shoes. This vibrant city destination offers an unforgettable experience to a great variety of visitors, whether you love history and architecture, world-class art, non-stop nightlife, or weird and wonderful food. And in this 3-Day Amsterdam Itinerary, you’ll explore all of these things!
It’s a city where people can be individuals, without being judged for being themselves. That’s why the city is very tolerant towards drugs, prostitution, the LGBTQIA+ community and foreign cultures. And how can it not be? The 180 different nationalities that live in Amsterdam (mind, there are 223 nationalities in the world), make this city an eclectic, multicultural melting pot that’s still very Dutch, like you’ve never seen before. Come and experience it yourself!
Luckily our friend David is not only a huge fan of Amsterdam, but a Netherlands native himself! He has written the best 3-Day Amsterdam Itinerary to show you the best of the city on your trip. So take it away, David!
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3-Day Amsterdam Itinerary FAQs
Amsterdam is my city. Not that I own it or anything (can you actually own a city?), but it’s where I’m from (well, close enough anyway). To me, the biggest attraction of Amsterdam has always been its vibe. It has a very tolerant and laid-back culture.
Every time I visit Amsterdam -the city where anything goes- I get a buzz (no, this has nothing to do with marijuana). I love the energy of this place, its people and its culture. I hope you will too!
How Do I Get Around Amsterdam?
Public transport in Amsterdam is excellent for such a compact city. There are local trains within Amsterdam, buses, trams, ferries…