Amsterdam, Netherlands
The perfect 4 days 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. Let's dive into the itinerary for your 4-day trip to this charming city.

What to do in Amsterdam?

This 4 days 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: Immerse in Art and History

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, home to masterpieces from artists like Rembrandt and Vermeer. Take a short walk to the nearby Van Gogh Museum to explore the largest collection of Van Gogh's works.

Afternoon

Head to the Anne Frank House, where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II. It's a poignant experience that brings history to life. Visit the Westerkerk, a beautiful church located nearby.

Evening

Stroll around the Dam Square, a bustling square in the historical center of Amsterdam. Enjoy a traditional Dutch meal at one of the surrounding restaurants.


Day 2: Explore the Canals and Markets

Morning

Take a canal cruise to see Amsterdam from a different perspective. Visit the Bloemenmarkt, the world's only floating flower market.

Afternoon

Explore the Jordaan district, known for its charming narrow streets, brown cafes, and art studios. Visit the Noordermarkt and sample a variety of Dutch cheeses.

Evening

Experience Amsterdam's nightlife in the lively Leidseplein area. Enjoy a concert at the Paradiso or simply soak in the local atmosphere at a cozy pub.


Day 3: A Day of Leisure and Shopping

Morning

Visit the Albert Cuyp Market, the largest street market in the Netherlands. You can find everything from fresh produce and clothes to souvenirs here. Take a leisurely walk in the Vondelpark, a large urban park in Amsterdam.

Afternoon

Head to the Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes) for a unique shopping experience. Visit the boutiques of local designers and vintage stores.

Evening

End your day with a visit to the Heineken Experience, a museum located in Heineken's historic brewery. Learn about the brewing process and enjoy a beer tasting.


Day 4: Discover the Dutch Countryside

Full Day

Take a day trip to the Dutch countryside. Visit the Zaanse Schans to see the iconic windmills, traditional houses, and cheese and clog factories. Continue to the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. Enjoy the serene landscapes and try some fresh seafood.


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