4-Day Amsterdam Itinerary

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4 Days in Amsterdam

The capital of Netherlands, and one of the most popular tourist destination in all of Europe. The city is well-known for its past, the elaborate canal system, and the architecture of their iconic narrow houses. Amsterdam is more than just cheap thrills! Experience all of this in 4 days!

Day 1 Highlights


Volkshotel

Volkshotel

Stylish, modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms add bunk beds. Upgraded rooms are individually decorated, and add unique touches such as fruit crate beds, hammocks, Japanese baths and/or digital movie projectors.
There's a hip restaurant, and a club with a colorful rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of Amsterdam, as well as a basement bar. Additional amenities include a hot tub and a sauna, along with yoga, massages and fitness classes.

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Journey back in the 19th century and visit one of the most popular Amsterdam visiting places for art fanatics, this Museum goes back to 1809 when it was built to house the brilliant art and antiques of the nation in more than 250 rooms. There is also a huge library with an extensive collection of more than 35,000 books and manuscripts. Traditional handicrafts, medieval sculptures, and modern art styles are also on display here.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

If you are wondering what to see in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh museum is an ideal pick. 1.5 million visitors flock to the museum annually which makes it one of the most important art galleries in the world. Gogh’s tragic life and extraordinary talent make it the second most visited museum in Amsterdam. There are more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 700 letters from Van Gogh that are on display here. This is easily one of the best places to go in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Cheese Museum

Amsterdam Cheese Museum

Relive the history of cheese making and experience the unique flavor of the best cheese of Holland. Learn more about Dutch cheese, see the most expensive cheese slicer of the world and have fun dressing up like a traditional Dutch cheese farmer.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

This is one of the most popular Amsterdam tourist places. There cannot be a trip to this city without a visit to this house first. Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who lived at the time of the Second World War. While hiding from the Nazis she left a diary that describes the hardships her community went through. This museum contains the building where Anne’s family remained in hiding. For a memorable vacation in Netherlands, do make a visit to this attraction in Amsterdam. It is definitely one of the best places to see in Amsterdam.

Royal Palace Of Amsterdam

Royal Palace Of Amsterdam

Witness the regal historicity. Located in Dam Square, it is one of the most popular places to go in Amsterdam on every tourist’s list. It was earlier a town hall but is now in hands of the state and used for Royal Official Dutch functions by the family. The palace remains opens to visitors throughout the year who love to look at the Citizen’s Hall at one of the best Amsterdam attractions.

Evening Canal Cruise

Evening Canal Cruise

Lap up Amsterdam’s beautiful canals by night on a candlelight cruise. Board a comfortable boat, settle into the all-glass cabin in the glow of candlelight and enjoy the scenery as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage site canals. Pass by floodlit landmarks such as the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House, and savor the twinkling lights and silhouettes of the canal bridges, merchants’ houses and churches. As you cruise, hear about the city’s history from the onboard commentary.

Day 2 Highlights


Keukenhof

Keukenhof

Enjoy the lush greenery. This can be counted amongst the must see places to go in Amsterdam. Famed as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world and is situated in South Holland. When you are exploring Amsterdam, you can easily head to Keukenhof as it just 40 mins drive away from Amsterdam. If are a lover of tulips you should visit the garden in mid-April. Don’t forget to add this place to your itinerary as it will completely bewitch you! It is definitely one of the best places to go in Amsterdam.

Head Sculpting

Head Sculpting

Centrally, the teacher will explain the principles of sculpture and will teach everyone individually. After you create your own work of art, the staff will set up all the clay heads together with the creators for a photograph that they can send home. You will have a new hobby for the rest of your life.

Sex Museum

Sex Museum

The Sexmuseum or the Temple of Venus is a sex museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum opened in 1985. It had 675,000 visitors in 2015, making it one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands.

Pesca

Pesca

Ever been to a self-proclaimed ‘theatre of fish’? We’re guessing not. But what exactly does that mean? On arrival at Pesca, staff offer a glass of champagne to enjoy while you peruse the day’s catch – cod, mussels, octopus, scallops – stylishly laid out on ice. Once you’ve made your selection, drinks and sides are added, you grab a table and wait for a plate of near-perfectly cooked fish. There’s a buzzy, fast-paced atmosphere to complement the food, making it the ideal starting point for a night on the town.

Door 74

Door 74

To escape the crowds, head to the sophisticated Door 74, one of Holland’s first speakeasy-style bars. Dark wood & Art Deco accents adorn this Prohibition era-style bar for classic & creative cocktails.

Day 3 Highlights


De Negen Straatjes

De Negen Straatjes

This is one of the joyful and best places in Amsterdam. De Negen Straatjes, otherwise translated as “The Nine Streets”, is perfect for photographers and those of you looking for iconic shots in the city. A charming destination filled with historical architecture, an old-world charm with a laid-back experience. Here, you can also find one of the great places for shopping in Amsterdam. Take absolute pleasure in exploring the details!

Oude Kerk

Oude Kerk

For spiritual seekers and history buffs. Visit one of the oldest buildings in the city on your Amsterdam trip and take a trip to 800 years back. The building was a Parish church in its time and of great importance to the city. It is one of the really peaceful and quiet places to visit in Amsterdam where you can meditate for hours. You will also find some of the famous graves here. Attend a service in the ancient aisles of church which is believed to be an unforgettable experience.

Jordaan District Food Walking Tour

Jordaan District Food Walking Tour

Discover the delectable bites and cultural highlights of Amsterdam’s sophisticated Jordaan district on a culinary walking tour of the enclave. With an expert epicurean guide, visit local foodie hotspots to sample enticing delicacies like smoked sausage, creamy Gouda and pickled herring. Delve into the rich culinary culture of the Netherlands with your informative guide and enjoy an alternative experience of Amsterdam as you discover places off the conventional tourist trail.

Cheese Tasting with Wine and Beer Pairing

Cheese Tasting with Wine and Beer Pairing

This comprehensive Dutch cheese-tasting experience gives you insight into how Henri Willig cheeses are made and includes samples of five different types accompanied by beer and wine. You'll even receive a discount voucher to spend in Henri Wellig shops and farms around the country.

Melkweg

Melkweg

Melkweg is a popular music venue and cultural centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located on Lijnbaansgracht, near Leidseplein, a prime nightlife square of Amsterdam. It is housed in a former dairy and is divided into a number of spaces of varying sizes.

Day 4 Highlights


Upside Down Museum

Upside Down Museum


The largest interactive Instagram museum in Europe, where you make the rules. It’s like we threw a museum, an amusement park, a nightclub, a few perfect backdrops and some magic mushrooms in a giant blender to create the ultimate Instagrammable Dutch experience. Let us take you on a trip to a whole new dimension that takes you far beyond what you think you know!

Handmade Leather Wallet Making

Handmade Leather Wallet Making

Work step by step to create your own personalized brands on your unique product with the guidance of your teacher.
You will leave the workshop with a handmade genuine leather product.

Jansz

Jansz

Classics with a modern twist are the name of the game in this former apothecary’s shop with a canal view. Spread across a number of rooms boasting simple yet tasteful décor, there’s an understated elegance to everything here, from the food to the imported marble tabletops. Whether it’s the dover sole, hanger steak or lobster risotto, chef Jeroen Robberegt’s cooking is robust and flavourful, and while dinner is the real star, they also do a mean lunch and happily cater for kids.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Museum with kitschy oddities on display, including shrunken human heads & rare animal skeletons.

ICE* Amsterdam

ICE* Amsterdam

ICE*Amsterdam presents a unique ice skating experience on Amsterdam's Museumplein, with the Rijksmuseum as a phenomenal backdrop! It's set to bring some seasonal sparkle back to Amsterdam.

De Marktkantine

De Marktkantine

Built in 1936 as a canteen for Dutch market traders, De Marktkantine has a dynamic history in music, theatre and food within Amsterdam. It was restructured in 1950 as a theatre and functioned as a club in the 90’s when the dance scene began to evolve in The Netherlands.