Amsterdam in 3 days, the best itinerary - Street Travelers - Travels - 2020

Amsterdam in 3 days, the best itinerary

This guide of Amsterdam in 3 days It will help you tour the vast majority of the most charming and interesting places in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
In the previous two days you will have enjoyed the city walking through the historic center, the Jordaan neighborhood, the canals of Amsterdam, the Vondelpark, and several markets and museums, among many other things, which we are sure, will have made you fall in love already from the city.
On this last day we recommend taking a trip around the city to visit some of the most beautiful villages in the Netherlands such as Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Edam and Marken.
During our trip in Amsterdam in 5 days we visited these villages and we loved them, so based on our experience we have prepared this guide on what to see in Amsterdam in three days, hopefully it will be useful for your trip.

Tips to save in Amsterdam

Following this series of tips in Amsterdam, an expensive city, can help you save a few euros.

  • Rent a bike for about 10 euros a day and use its thousands of kilometers of bike lane to reach all tourist attractions.
  • Book this free tour of Amsterdam Free! With a guide in Spanish to know the history and not miss anything about the city.
  • A good time to travel to Amsterdam is from April to June, when there is less chance of rain and accommodation prices have not skyrocketed.
  • Rate if it is profitable to book the I amsterdam City Card. This card offers free admission to the main tourist attractions and museums of the city such as Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum, as well as a visit to the town of Zaanse Schans, boat trips on the canals and public transport.
  • Upload to the free viewpoints of the NEMO museum and the Amsterdam Public Library.
  • If you do not want to pay commissions when withdrawing money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.

For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips to travel to Amsterdam essential.

Where to sleep in Amsterdam

The best area to stay in Amsterdam, with a good location and a reasonable price, is the area around the Singel and Herengracht canals. It is in this area where one of the most recommended hotels in the city is located, the Singel Hotel, located 200 meters from the Central Station and 10 minutes walk from the old town. Although it is rare in the old houses of the city, this hotel has a lift, as well as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and continental breakfast.

How to go from the airport to the center or hotel of Amsterdam

There are several options to make the transfer from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the city center or to your hotel.

  • Train: It is the cheapest and fastest option. They work 24 hours, depart every 15 minutes between 6 am and 1 am, and leave you in 20 minutes at the Central Station.
  • 197 or N97 buses: It has a price similar to the train, 5 euros, although it takes about 10 more minutes. They leave every 15 minutes between 6 am and 1 am and stop in the museum area.
  • Cab: Its price of 50 euros only makes it advisable if you are several people or you have the hotel away from the center.
  • Direct transfer: It is the most comfortable option, with which the driver will wait for you at the airport with a sign with your name to take you directly to the hotel. You can book the transfer service here.

For more information on the transfer you can check this post on how to go from Amsterdam airport to downtown.

First day in Amsterdam

The first day of Amsterdam in 3 days Start by taking a walk along the Singel canal to the floating flower market, Bloemenmarkt where you can buy the famous tulip bulbs, one of the most typical gifts in the Netherlands.
Not far from the market is the area of ​​the Museumplein that houses the two most important museums in the city: the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, in addition to the photogenic letters of the I amsterdam right in front of the first (now they are itinerant).

We recommend visiting the Van Gogh museum, where you can enjoy some of the great painter's masterpieces as Potato Eaters, The sunflowers or Arles's bedroom.
A good option to avoid queues and get to know the history of Van Gogh's paintings is to book this guided tour in Spanish with an expert in art or this one that also includes a visit to the Rijksmuseum and the canal cruise.


If you have more days you can do other of the most recommended tours in Amsterdam such as the excursion to the fairytale city of Bruges or the excursion to Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague and Madurodam, located among the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands.

Map of the third day in Amsterdam