If you had only a day to spend in Amsterdam, what will you do with the 24 hours?
The ‘Venice of the North’, commonly known as Amsterdam, is a city reckoned with a unique vibe of high-quality life, donned with beautiful houses, monumental museums, canal tours, and romantic bridges. All in all, the aim is to get the best of this capital in a day! Therefore, here’s the ultimate 24-hour itinerary in Amsterdam city:
1. Take a Canal Cruise
Hopping on a canal cruise to discover the city’s charming neighborhoods and learn about the Dutch canal system is a must-do activity. This cruise gives you another view of the city and can last about an hour-long or so depending on your budget.
Romantic candlelit canal cruises in the evenings and hop off joints are also available. The twinkling night lights give the city a magical aura.
2. Visit at least one museum
Amsterdam is rich with an endless list of world-famous museums. No trip to the capital is complete without a museum visit. You can select the Moco Museum which is home to the famed street artist, Banksy, artwork collection, the Moco Garden – an exhibition of some of the most notable outdoor sculptures done by contemporary masters, the Studio Irma which features a new digital art exhibition technique named Reflecting Forward, and Andy Warhol’s most iconic masterpieces among others.
3. Take a bike ride through the cultural center of Amsterdam
The city offers affordable public transport by either train, but, tram, the metro, or even ferry. Although, taking a biking ride as you soak up the Dutch culture can be warming and soothing. Keep in mind, the goal is to get the best of Amsterdam’s perfection. There are more bikes in the capital than cars and renting one will also help manage your budget. You just need to carry with you a pair of lightweight fashionable sneakers and you’re good to go.
4. The Vondelpark
If you are one to enjoy a nice open-air theatre with free shows and concerts and some fresh breeze, then you can have your lunch here as you watch people jogging and going about their business. It accommodates the Vondelpark3 Restaurant where you can have your take out.
5. The Red Light District
Amsterdam loves to party! No wonder the nickname Europe’s Sin Capital. Well, this is where it all goes down. PS: don’t bring your children to the Red Light District! The De Wallen Red Light District is an erotic and provocative district that lures visitors for its…rather interesting ‘action’ and cannabis culture. Take a tour here to experience the history of the area ‘behind the windows’ but avoid walking alone in the night!