How will you see the best of Amsterdam in one day?


Are you visiting Amsterdam for just a day and looking for advice on the best places to visit and things to do? You have come to the right place. This article will help you make the most memorable things to do one day in Amsterdam. 

What are the things to do in Amsterdam in a day?

Explore the Amsterdam canals: There are many canals in Amsterdam. But if you only have one day, there are three main canals that should not be missed. They are Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht.

Chom Dam Rak, Dam Square, and the Grand Palace: Don’t miss Damrak – the main avenue that leads towards the Central Station (Amsterdam Central), home to the Old Stock Exchange building, the Beurs van Berlage monument, and other historical buildings that you often see on postcards from Amsterdam.

Visit Amsterdam Begijnhof: If you are looking for an authentic Amsterdam experience, Begijnhof is a hidden gem right in the middle of the busy city.

Floating flower market: Even if you don’t plan to buy any flowers. But the floating flower market is a must in Amsterdam. You can buy flower heads and all kinds of souvenirs, or you can go for a walk.

Museumplein: Even if you don’t have time to visit the Rijksmuseum, it’s worth walking there to see the beautiful building if you have an hour or two to spare.

Stroll nine streets: Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes) is an old cobbled street that connects the main canal between Leidsegracht and Raadhuisstraat. You can explore the small streets. These join the canals easily.

Explore the Amsterdam canals at night: If your leg still doesn’t hurt, let’s return to the canal in the evening. The houses and bridges are well lit. If you want to get the best of both worlds (e.g., see the canal in the evening and keep your legs), Why not take an evening cruise on the canal instead! This is the best way to end your day in Amsterdam.

1-day itinerary for Amsterdam:

Amsterdam itinerary is given by,

  • Explore the Amsterdam canals on foot
  • Canal cruise
  • Chom Dam Rak, Dam Square, Grand Palace
  • Visit Amsterdam Begijnhof
  • Visit the floating flower market
  • Lunch
  • Visit a museum
  • Heineken experience (optional, but if you pick up your ticket in advance)
  • Explore Jordan + Nine Streets
  • Explore the Red Light District
  • Explore the canals at night
  • Dinner (book a canal cruise with dinner)

Is one day enough in Amsterdam?

One day is enough to get a taste of Amsterdam: canal tour and walks around the city. Explore local neighbourhoods and visit at least one of its museums. Of course, you can’t see all that Amsterdam has to offer in one day. But if you don’t have the time and want to see the main highlights, yes, you can see the best of Amsterdam in one day. If you have more time in Amsterdam, You might want to visit world-class museums, rent a bike, or take a walk in one of the many parks.

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