Amsterdam, Netherlands
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

What to do in Amsterdam?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Amsterdam. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Art, History, and a Canal Cruise


Start your day with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, where you can admire the works of Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. Then, head to the nearby Van Gogh Museum to see the largest collection of Van Gogh's artworks.


Take a leisurely stroll through the Jordaan district, known for its picturesque canals, charming boutiques, and cozy cafes. Grab lunch at one of the local restaurants. After lunch, visit the Anne Frank House, where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II.


Enjoy a canal cruise, a quintessential Amsterdam experience. As the sun sets, the city's buildings and bridges are beautifully illuminated, offering a magical view. End your day with a delicious Dutch meal at a canal-side restaurant.

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