Best of Amsterdam – The must-see sights and attractions
Amsterdam is a beautiful and interesting city. The atmosphere of the city is unique, even though the Dutch capital doesn’t have any world-famous sights. A good way to get to know Amsterdam is to start your first day in the city with a bus tour and a boat cruise. Visit the fascinating Van-Gogh-Museum afterwards. On the second and the third day of your stay you have time for day-trips to great places in the surrounding area. Admire the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens and colorful flower fields. Explore the typical Dutch countryside on a tour to Marken and Volendam.
Amsterdam has numerous interesting sights. Unfortunately the waiting lines in front of famous attractions such as the Van-Gogh-Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds and the Keukenhof are long. If you are planning to visit a lot of sights you should consider buying the Holland Pass. The Pass grants you free entrance to five attractions and allows you to skip the line. In addition you get a 10 – 50% discount at more than 100 attractions all over Holland.
Amsterdam is much smaller than Paris or London. However, it’s still good to get an overview of the city on your first day. You can explore Amsterdam on a red double-decker bus using a hop-on & hop-off ticket. Admire the most beautiful places of the city on a tour of one hour. Take a short stop at interesting locations on the way such as the Anne Frank House, the Heineken Brewery, the Royal Palace and the Van-Gogh Museum and continue the tour with another bus afterwards. However, you can also discover Amsterdam by bus and by boat. Admire the great historic city center with thousand of decorated merchant residences. Take a cruise on the canals of Amsterdam and admire numerous bridges, the Royal Palace, the National Monument and a windmill on the Amstel River.
Continue your first day in Amsterdam with a visit of the Van-Gogh-Museum. Book your ticket online in advance to jump the queues and admire the largest collections of Van-Gogh’s works in the world. The museum offers more than 200 paintings of the famous artist and provides interesting background information about the work and the life of Van-Gogh. Your ticket grants you also free access to all special exhibitions.
Take a day-off to the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens on your second day. Admire outstanding flower fields already on your ride to Keukenhof. Enjoy the unforgettable display of millions of flowers such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths at the magnificent gardens afterwards.
Get to know the typical Dutch countryside on the third day of your stay. Admire the canals and the windmills on your ride to Zaanse Schans. Visit the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam afterwards and view the old wooden houses and the colorful clothes of the locals. Enjoy a piece of Dutch cheese at a traditional cheese farm before you return to Amsterdam.
Make it happen:
- Visit five sights for free and skip the lines with the Holland Pass.
- Explore Amsterdam by bus or by boat.
- Admire terrific paintings at the Van-Gogh-Museum.
- Enjoy the beauty of the flower fields at Keukenhof Gardens.
- Experience the typical Dutch countryside on a day-trip to Marken and Volendam.