What would you like to do in Amsterdam for a day? If you can't see everything in one day, which places-to-go or things-to-do will be your top priority? Everyone should have their own special "Amsterday" just like us! Keep on reading to discover things you can do; and many more nearby places to go while you are in Central Amsterdam. Let's get started!
Continue Reading: The Fresh Taste of Amsterdam
Exploring the City on Foot / by Cycling
Amsterdam is best known as the Venice of the North due to the large numbers of canals built across the dam of the river. It is very easy to browse around the city since everywhere is connected by footbridges. All major attractions are within walking distance in the city centre. Cycling is also a popular activity in the city. Since there are more bikes than residents in Amsterdam, it is not difficult to rent a bike for a day while you are there.
Top Sights in Amsterdam:
Rijksmuseum - an art museum housing European masterpieces
Van Gogh Museum - an art museum housing world's largest Van Gogh collection
Anne Frank House - a museum of WWII teenage diarist's house
Royal Palace Amsterdam - an ornate golden age royal palace & venue
Dam Square - the main square of Amsterdam
De Wallen - a neon-lit red-light district
Watching the Sunset till Dusk
The buildings in Amsterdam aren't tall enough to block the beautiful sunset. Therefore, you should be able to spot this natural phenomena everywhere in the city. In case you are looking for the best place to enjoy the view, Amsterdam Central station is no doubt the best place for watching sunset. You will also be able to join the canal cruise tour over there. What a great way to complete your day!
Bonus: Getting a Train to Anywhere else away from Central Amsterdam
Most direct trains to other major cities from central Amsterdam will be departed from Amsterdam Central station. So if you are travelling to somewhere else within Netherlands, or even to another country such as Belgium, you should take the train from there. Scroll down for more if you are ready to visit some other popular travel destinations within Netherlands.
High Rated Places to Reach from Amsterdam within the Country:
Zaanse Schans is a 18-century historical Dutch town in the province of North Netherlands. You will be able to find historic windmills and traditional green wooden houses in the village. While you are there, you will also have a chance to experience making chocolate and understanding more about the rare handicrafts of their traditional wooden clog carving and so much more! And just so you know, it is only 30-minute train away from central Amsterdam.
Lisse is an hour train away from Amsterdam city centre, located in the southwest of Netherlands. The city is best known for the Keukenhof garden, which is open to the public for 8 weeks every late March till mid May in a year. You will not only be able to find beautiful tulips, the national flower of the country, but also many other varieties of flower bulbs in the same garden. Make sure you checked the opening times before you go there!
This major port city is only approximately 40-minute train away from Amsterdam. Rotterdam is a beautiful city that has a lot of modern colourful architectures. To discover more about Rotterdam, you should definitely visit the Maritime Museum to trace the seafaring history of the city. And remember, don't leave the city without taking a nice picture of their futuristic Cube Houses, too!