Travel Itinerary: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

I visited Amsterdam almost a year ago now but couldn’t stay for long so had a short and sweet trip instead. The city is brimming with museums, street art, tourists, and the stench of cannabis – rather similar to Berlin, in my opinion. As we visited during winter, decorative lights lined the streets while various Christmas markets were scattered around the city, creating a festive atmosphere; there were many stalls selling poffertjes and matjes, which were simply scrumptious dishes: poffertjes, a sweet or savoury snack, was my favorite dish to devour with dollops of nutella (pictured below, last image) whereas matjes (basically sashimi) is also recommended as a snack. In terms of transportation, I’d recommend the bus, tram or metro but really, most locations are within walking distance!

Travel Itinerary

This travel itinerary is for 4 days, 3 nights

  • First Day


Check in

Chocolaterie Patisserie Tearoom

Basilica of St. Nicholas then continue onto Dam Square to view the Nieuwe Kerk

Spuistraat – an area known for street art and graffiti

Walk along the ‘Amsterdam Light Festival: Illuminade, Walking Route’

  • Second Day

Rijksmuseum – 17.50 Euros

Jordaan – explore the area for art galleries and visit the Anne Frank Huis for 9 Euros

Red Light Secrets – 10 Euros

Red Light District

Paradiso – entrance fee varies according to event

  • Third Day

Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room

Free and Easy

  • Fourth Day


There are many interesting sights in Amsterdam and listed below are other points of interest I didn’t manage to visit:

Stedelijk Museum 15 Euro

Van Gogh Museum 17 Euro

FOAM (Photography Museum) 10 Euro

Electric Ladyland (The First Museum of Fluorescent Art) 5 Euro

Sex Museum 4 Euro

Museum Vrolik

Noord (NDSM) – take a free 20 minute ferry from the port

“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


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