What to do in Amsterdam in 3 days? Check out this super updated itinerary with all the tips for you to know Amsterdam

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1. Free walking tour

This is a tour that everyone should take. Approximately 3 hours walk, passing through the main points of the city. You learn about Amsterdam’s history, architecture and more. The tour is free, you only tip the guide at the end of the tour. There are tours in English and Spanish. There are different meeting points, depending on the organizing agency. See the sites below that offer free tours and choose the time and place that suits you best: 

2. Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands. The museum’s extensive collection features paintings by Dutch masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Dyck, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. There are also works by Frans Post (1612-1680) depicting Brazilian landscapes from the time of the Dutch invasions in Brazil. The Rijkmuseum also has sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, Asian art, prints and items from Dutch maritime history in its collection.

 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

3. Red Light District

The red light district. This is the famous prostitution area in Amsterdam. It is a maze of narrow streets, coffee shops, sex shops, where women present themselves in shop windows. It can be visited quickly during the day, without fear of being very uncomfortable. For an experience, say, more naked and raw, pay a visit at night, but don’t take children. If you prefer, there is also the option of a guided tour.

 Red Light District. The red light district

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1. Anne Frank House

Visit the house where Anne Frank lived, in the center of Amsterdam, during the Holocaust. In the period of confinement, Anne Frank wrote a diary about her routine in the “secret annex”, about what it was like to always live in silence and the constant fear of being discovered by the Nazis. In addition to visiting your quarters, there you will also find your famous diary.

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2. Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum maintains the world’s largest collection of works by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). In addition to the paintings you will also find drawings and letters, complemented with the art of your contemporaries. Each year, 1.6 million people visit the Van Gogh Museum, making it one of the 25 most popular museums in the world. The museum is very popular, and is usually quite crowded, so consider buying tickets in advance.

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3. The Heineken Experience

Heineken Experience. Another great option is to visit the Heineken Experience, where Heineken’s oldest brewery was located, now converted into an interactive museum.

The tour starts with a brief introduction made by the brewery guides, and right after you stroll freely around the place. At the end of the tour, there is free tasting. To learn more about the Heineken Experience, click here.

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TIP: The Heineken Experience is a very popular attraction, so to save time and avoid queues, buy your ticket in advance. You can buy your ticket on the authorized website by clicking here.

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1. Rent a bike

Cycling in Amsterdam is cheap and fun!
You can rent a bike for less than € 10 and stay with it all day. Preferably walk on bike lanes, but if you have to walk next to cars, don’t worry. Dutch traffic laws favor cyclists.
Bicycles are the main form of transport in Amsterdam, it is a very interesting option to get around if you don’t like walking. getting around for both natives and visitors. There are several bike rental stores around the city. You will certainly find some along the way.

 Bike Amsterdam

2. Take a canal cruise

This is undoubtedly an attraction that you must visit in Amsterdam. There are short cruises, just one hour long, and they depart several times a day. Even exploring the city on foot, the boat tour shows a different perspective, which helps to better understand the architecture and history behind the city’s beautiful buildings. The boats have an audio guide in Portuguese. It’s really worth it.

TIP: Plan your tour in advance by reserving your ticket in advance. As I said, there are several cruises departing all the time. They are usually done in a very professional manner, but in order not to be taken by surprise and pay a lot for something that is not worthwhile, in addition to facing lines, it is better not to risk it. GetYourGuide is an authorized ticket sales company. There you will find 100 cruise options, according to your budget and available time.

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3. Museumplein

Also known as the museum square. Even if you don’t have time to visit a museum, take a walk through the Museumplein. It is undoubtedly one of the most visited tourist spots in the city and home to the main museums in Amsterdam. Especially in the summer, there are several events and festivals. Also in the Museumplein was the famous sign I Amsterdam, removed from the place in December 2018. Even without the famous tourist spot for selfies, the space is ideal for a walk.

 Museumplein Amsterdam