Amsterdam, Netherlands
The perfect 7 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 7-day trip to this charming city.

What to do in Amsterdam?

This 7 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: Discover the Heart of Amsterdam

Morning

Start your day at Dam Square, the historical center of Amsterdam. Visit the Royal Palace and the Nieuwe Kerk located on the square.

Afternoon

Take a leisurely stroll along the canals and admire the charming, narrow houses. Visit the Anne Frank House, where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II.

Evening

Explore the vibrant nightlife of Leidseplein, with its numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants.


Day 2: Art and History Day

Morning

Visit the Rijksmuseum, home to masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other Dutch masters.

Afternoon

Head to the Van Gogh Museum to see the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh.

Evening

Visit the Stedelijk Museum, which houses a vast collection of modern and contemporary art.


Day 3: Explore the Local Culture

Morning

Visit the Albert Cuyp Market, the largest street market in the Netherlands.

Afternoon

Explore the Jordaan district, known for its charming narrow streets, canals, and historic houses.

Evening

Enjoy a canal cruise to see Amsterdam from a different perspective.


Day 4: Day Trip to Zaanse Schans

Morning and Afternoon

Take a day trip to Zaanse Schans, a historic village with well-preserved windmills and houses.

Evening

Return to Amsterdam and relax at Vondelpark, the largest city park in Amsterdam.


Day 5: Visit the Historic City of Haarlem

Morning and Afternoon

Take a day trip to Haarlem, a city known for its historic architecture and the Teylers Museum, the oldest museum in the Netherlands.

Evening

Return to Amsterdam and enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the city's many excellent restaurants.


Day 6: Explore the Dutch Countryside

Morning and Afternoon

Take a day trip to the Dutch countryside. Visit the charming villages of Volendam and Marken, and the cheese town of Edam.

Evening

Return to Amsterdam and enjoy a relaxing evening.


Day 7: Relax and Shop

Morning

Visit the Bloemenmarkt, the world's only floating flower market.

Afternoon

Explore the Nine Streets shopping district, known for its unique boutiques and vintage shops.

Evening

End your trip with a visit to a traditional Dutch pub.


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