Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations and not without good reason. It’s always bustling with activity and is known for its laidback and party culture. There are many activities that you can indulge in Amsterdam, but f you are there for a short period of just three days, the following list of things to do might help you out.
Walking and Canal Tour
It is the best way to get acquainted with the city’s rich and vibrant culture. There are many who offer such walking tour services and will cover many parts of the city providing you a good history lesson about the city. The Canal tour and the walking tour can be done in a day’s time if you start early. Amsterdam is closely connected to water and this tour will introduce to most parts of the city in a boat. It is always best to around the city in a private operated boat since they are much less expensive than the regular ones.
The most popular museums in Amsterdam are the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. A trip to the city is never complete without a visit to these two museums. While the Van Gogh Museum focuses on the rich works and life of the popular artist, Van Gogh, the Rijksmuseum will offer you a rich insight into the works of another rich artist, Rembrandt. If you are left with time in your hands, you can also pay a visit to the Heineken museum which used to be a brewery.
For the second day, it’s best to start from Vondel Park. It is a very good place to relax or to take a quick stroll. There is also a playground and you can also bike your way around it. There are many good small cafes in the area where you can enjoy a quiet sip of coffee.
This one room museum is hidden away and not many tourists know about it. Nevertheless, it is a good place if you want to learn more about the tulips of the country. Since the place is sort of hidden, it is not very crowded and you must visit this place whenever you decide to go to Amsterdam next.
Red Light District
A visit to Amsterdam is never complete without a visit to its infamous Red Light District. Taking pictures in not allowed and some of the bouncers can be very bullish so just take a stroll in this region.
Touring Amsterdam on a cycle is a very good idea. You can go to places which aren’t accessible by car and you won’t feel very tired. It is better than walking and there are also many professional tour operators that cater to this segment.
Jewish History Museum
It tells about the Jews and their rich history and culture. Amsterdam has always had a good number of Jews so you should not miss this history lesson at any cost.