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5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Our 5-day Amsterdam City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in Amsterdam. Follow it and get the best of your days in the city.

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DAY 1

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Take Tram Line 2 or 5 to Hobbemastraat stop
09:00-10:30 Rijksmuseum (Museum, 12.5 €)

Why visit

  • World famous national museum
  • Great collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age
  • Rembrandt's Night Watch on display
Read more about Rijksmuseum

Photo: Berend B

Take a walk to Concergebouw - 20’
10:50-11:10 Concertgebouw (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • World famous concert hall
  • Great performances from international musicians
Read more about Concertgebouw
Take a walk to Vondelpark - 10’
11:20-11:50 Vondelpark (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Green oasis in the center of the city
  • Relaxing atmosphere
Read more about Vondelpark

Photo: wYnand!

Take a walk to Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat - 5’
11:55-12:55 Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Amsterdam's most upscale and exclusive shopping street
Read more about Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat
Lunch time
Take a walk to City Canal Cruise boarding
14:00-15:30 City Canal Cruise (Park and outdoors, 13 €)

Why visit

  • Delightful experience
  • Chance to see Amsterdam from an another angle
Read more about City Canal Cruise

Photo: billandkent

Take a walk to Heineken Experience - 20’
15:50-17:50 Heineken Experience (Museum, 15 €)

Why visit

  • Very amusing, interactive museum
  • Famous former brewery
Read more about Heineken Experience

Photo: jvnunag

Take a walk to Leidseplein - 20’
18:10-18:25 Leidseplein (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Amsterdam's tourist hub
  • Famous nightlife of the square
Read more about Leidseplein

Photo: DruhScoff

end of day 1

DAY 2

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Take Tram Line 2 or 5 to Hobbemastraat stop
09:00-10:00 Coster Diamonds (Museum, Free)

Why visit

  • Free guided tour
  • Chance to learn about diamond cutting
  • Impressive diamond and jewelry collection
Read more about Coster Diamonds

Photo: Ted Drake

Take a walk to Van Gogh Museum - 5’
10:05-13:05 Van Gogh Museum (Museum, 14 €)

Why visit

  • The world's largest van Gogh collection
  • Over 200 paintings on display
Read more about Van Gogh Museum

Photo: jankie

Lunch time
Take Tram line 2 or 5 from Hobbemastraat stop to Koningsplein stop
15:00-15:45 Bloemenmarkt (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • The only floating flower market in the world
  • One of Amsterdam's most picturesque sights
Read more about Bloemenmarkt
Take a walk to Museum Van Loon - 10’
15:55-16:55 Museum Van Loon (Museum, 8 €)

Why visit

  • Magnificent canal house
  • Beautiful formal garden
  • Painstakingly restored period rooms
Read more about Museum Van Loon

Photo: DaveLevy

Take a walk to Amstel River - 15’
17:10-17:40 Amstel River (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Nice riverside
  • Famous Magere Brug bridge
Read more about Amstel River
end of day 2

DAY 3

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Take Tram Line 13, 14 or 17 to Westermarkt stop
09:00-10:30 Anne Frankhuis (Museum, 8.5 €)

Why visit

  • Very moving and emotional experience
  • Historical museum
  • Almost a million visitors a year
Read more about Anne Frankhuis
Take a walk to Jordaan neighborhood - 5’
10:35-11:10 Jordaan neighborhood (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Atmospheric neighborhood
  • Island of tranquility
  • World heritage site
Read more about Jordaan neighborhood
Take a walk to Dam Square - 20’
11:30-11:45 Dam Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Amsterdam's main square
  • Surrounded by some major attractions
Read more about Dam Square

Photo: jivedanson

Take a walk to Nieuwe Kerk
11:45-12:15 Nieuwe Kerk (Church, 15 €)

Why visit

  • National church of the Netherlands
  • Gracious Neo-Gothic building
Read more about Nieuwe Kerk

Photo: JoetheLion

Lunch time
Take a walk to Koninklijk Paleis
14:00-15:00 Koninklijk Paleis (Museum, 7.5 €)

Why visit

  • Impressive Dutch royal palace
  • Breathtaking interior
  • Epic sculptures and paintings
Read more about Koninklijk Paleis

Photo: moonpie

Take a walk to Begijnhof - 15’
15:15-15:45 Begijnhof (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • The city's oldest house
  • Calm, peaceful oasis
Read more about Begijnhof
Take a walk to Museum Het Rembrandthuis - 15’
16:00-17:00 Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Museum, 10 €)

Why visit

  • Rembrandt's recreated studio
  • Amazing museum
Read more about Museum Het Rembrandthuis
end of day 3

DAY 4

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Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Haarlem - 15’
09:00-14:50 Haarlem (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Charming town
  • Magnificent St. Bavo's Church
  • Great Frans Hals Museum
Read more about Haarlem
Take the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem - 15’
15:05-15:15 Centraal Station (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Architectural masterpiece
  • Extravagant fa├žade
Read more about Centraal Station

Photo: zamito44

Take a walk to Museum Amstelkring - 10’
15:25-16:25 Museum Amstelkring (Museum, 8 €)

Why visit

  • A peaceful oasis of tranquility
  • Hidden Catholic church
Read more about Museum Amstelkring

Photo: jvnunag

Take a walk to Oude Kerk - 5’
16:30-17:00 Oude Kerk (Church, 5 €)

Why visit

  • Amsterdam's oldest monument
  • Largest vaulted ceiling in Western Europe
Read more about Oude Kerk

Photo: poederbach

Take a walk to the Red Light District - 5’
17:05-17:35 Red Light District (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Famous and unique district
  • Major tourist attraction
  • Vibrant part of Amsterdam
Read more about Red Light District

Photo: jeffc5000

Take a walk to Nieuwmarkt - 5’
17:40-18:10 Nieuwmarkt (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Great daily market
  • Impressive square
Read more about Nieuwmarkt

Photo: Mike McHolm

Take a walk to Montelbaanstoren - 10’
18:20-18:35 Montelbaanstoren (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Impressive tower
  • Overlooks the lovely Oude Schans canal
Read more about Montelbaanstoren
end of day 4

DAY 5

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Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Haarlem
In Haarlem change to the train to Delft - 60’ in all
10:00-13:00 Delft (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Home town of the famous blue-white porcelain
  • Charming small town
Read more about Delft
Take the train from Delft to The Hague - 15’
13:15-18:15 The Hague and Scheveningen (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Impressive art collection in Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
  • The capital of the Netherlands
Read more about The Hague and Scheveningen

Photo: Qiou87

end of day 5

 

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