Are you visiting Amsterdam for the first time and looking for the best 3-day itinerary? There are so many things to do, see and experience in the city. The canals, the gingerbread houses, the museums, the shopping, the parks… It might feel a bit overwhelming. To help you discover the Dutch capital, we have put together a 3-day Amsterdam itinerary that will take you around the city’s famous sites and still leave you free to experience the city your way.
How to move around in Amsterdam
Before starting your journey, you should know that the tram is one of the most popular ways of transportation in the city center. The network is vast and reliable. There are also many bus lines in Amsterdam, although most of them operate just outside the (old) city center. Amsterdam has also a metro network that is especially efficient if you must travel to the edges of the city. Of course, you could just walk or explore the city by bike. However, remember to pack some rain gear. The Dutch weather is highly unpredictable. Better safe than sorry…
We recommend using a TripKey pass for travelling in (and outside) Amsterdam. TripKey is a pay-as-you-go public transport pass linked to your credit card that is valid nationwide on all public transport. You can even use it to rent an OV-fiets (public transport bike) that we recommend using in our 3-day itinerary.