A Single Day in Amsterdam – What are the Best Things to Do and See

Tours In Amsterdam
Amsterdam Tourist Attractions

Netherland’s capital, Amsterdam, has the best to see from museums to canals to restaurants even when it comes to a one-day itinerary.

Getting Around

The first tip of getting around in Amsterdam during Amsterdam tours is protecting your back and feet by wearing good shoes. Bicycles are available for rent in Amsterdam for getting around the city. The public transportation includes buses, trams, metro, boats and many other options. The city offers public transportation tickets for affordable prices. Purchasing tickets on trams and hotels helps you save time and it makes everything hassle-free. City Cards in Amsterdam offers unlimited use of the public transport systems. It also provides free admissions to many attractions of Amsterdam. Most city cards gives you access to public transport along with full-day access to hop-on and hop-off canal buses.

Downloading a transportation app can help you find ways around Amsterdam by tram, ferry, train, boat and metro. Tram system seems to be more convenient and fun.

The Rijksmuseum

It is a world class museum that has the largest collection of Dutch art in the world. Even if not for the art, it’s a good choice for the architecture of the building.

Brown café with Indonesian Food

Brown cafes are much as part of the city’s charm likes its canals, architecture and other sights. Traditional Dutch brown cafes don’t change much from the time they have been set up. You can find pictures inside the cafes of how it looked when it was built years ago.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

A canal cruise is an ideal way to see the city since Amsterdam is full of canals. You can witness distinctive canals, and very narrow, side-by-side buildings and homes line the picturesque canals.

Jordaan Neighborhood

The Jordaan area is full of classic 17-th and 18-th century buildings with narrow streets having local shops, courtyard gardens, bars and brown cafes. This is also a landmark of Anne Frank House and the Dutch Protestant Church which is 400- year old.

The Floating Flower Market

This unique market has flower stalls on houseboats since the year 1862. Flower bulbs, all kinds of souvenirs etc. are available here in all its beauty.

Dam Square and Royal Palace

The central square of Amsterdam is Dam Square. It is where the Royal Palace is located, which is one of the best places in the city.