Top sights in Amsterdam
Visit Amsterdam with this perfect 48-hour itinerary. Cruise its charming canals, bike along majestic streets, and see the art of the Dutch masters.
Think you know everything about the Dutch capital? Think again. Read our article to learn fun facts and things you didn't know about Amsterdam.
Don't just see Amsterdam — experience it. Read on for our list of the unmissable things to see, do, and sample on your trip to the Netherlands' capital.
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Frequently asked questions about Amsterdam
What top attractions are a must-see in Amsterdam?
The must-see attractions in Amsterdam are:
What are the top things to do in Amsterdam this week?
The top things to do in Amsterdam are:
Which tours in Amsterdam are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?
These experiences in Amsterdam are taking additional COVID-19 precautions:
Planning Your Visit
How many days should you spend in Amsterdam?
There’s no right answer, but you can get a real feel for the city if you allocate three full days. That will give you enough time to hit the big sights, see the canals, and explore your way through some neighborhoods.
Getting around town
Amsterdam is an easy city to navigate. While the public transport is first class, most visitors find that the city is compact enough to be 100% walkable, save for the train to-and-from Schiphol Airport. Plus, you can easily rent a bicycle when the weather's nice.
How expensive is Amsterdam?
While there are a couple big activities you will have to pay for (like the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum), Amsterdam is full of street markets and small independent galleries. And the city is so walkable that you won’t need to spend a lot on public transportation.
Good to know
- Dutch and lots of English
- Euro (€)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- There’s never a promise of good weather in Amsterdam, but you can expect milder temperatures and longer days between April and September. April is especially lovely -- those famous tulips will be blooming, and you can celebrate Holland’s biggest holiday of the year, King’s Day.
Other Sightseeing Options in Amsterdam
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What people are saying about Amsterdam
I can’t say enough nice things about the staff at this museum. The day before I fell outside the museum. The staff took excellent medical care of me. The next day I got a ticket and returned, and they all recognized me and waved me to the front of the line and inquired about my condition. They were so wonderful!
It was really interesting and enjoyable for all ages. Nice to see the windmills working. Lots of information and history to see and hear about. Guide and the driver where both really helpful.
I picked a specific time but wasn't sure if it would matter. It didn't. They let me enter 45 minutes early. It was only crowded around the Night Watch painting.
Printed tickets wouldn’t scan on the bus but this was still no problem. Comfortable 40min journey. Got dropped off right beside it.
Great guide who knew so much She was friendly and interesting.