Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands’. The city is known for it’s canal system, numerous bike paths, cafes, and infamous Red Light District. A little over 80,000 people live in Amsterdam and they receive on average 20 million tourists a year. Through this itinerary, you will learn to appreciate Dutch way of thinking.

Things to note before visiting Amsterdam: 

Is there a visa requirement for U.S. Citizens when visiting Amsterdam?:

– No Visa is needed for U.S. citizens when entering Portugal

What type of travel group is recommended when visiting Amsterdam?: 

– Awesome for a group of friends or solo travelers. This is a very welcoming city with small crime rate

What is the recommended length of stay when visiting Amsterdam?: 

– 3 to 4 days

What is the language spoken in the Netherlands?:

– The main language is Dutch and most people speak English

Do U.S. Citizens need any vaccinations when visiting Amsterdam?:

– None required for US Citizens

Is there Uber in Amsterdam?:

– Uber is available! Use it!

What is the currency used in Amsterdam?:

–  Euros are used in Amsterdam

Is the water safe to drink in Amsterdam?:

– Tap water is safe to drink in Amsterdam

Without further ado, here is the itinerary for 48 hours in Amsterdam

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam

Where to stay in Amsterdam? Renaissance Marriott 

Breakfast at the Renaissance Marriott in Amsterdam
Inside the rooms at the Renaissance Marriott in Amsterdam

11am – 1:30pm: Free Amsterdam Walking Tour

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Enjoy a leisurely lunch

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Enjoy the Lounge at the Marriott Renaissance

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Red Light District Tour

Fun Fact: If you’re visiting Amsterdam in the summer, note that the sun doesn’t set till around 10:30pm!

Day 2: Amsterdam

10:00am: Enjoy the feast of a breakfast at the hotel

11:30am: Go for a run/walk by the Amsterdam Canals

2:00pm. – 4:45pm: Countryside Dutch Bike Tour 

Country side Amsterdam – bike tour
Country side Amsterdam – bike tour

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Apertivo at SkyLounge Amsterdam

7:00pm – 8:30pm: Van Gogh Museum

Inside the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Plenty of gifts to bring back home from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
One of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings in the Amsterdam Museum

8:30pm – 9:30pm: Enjoy the Park next to the Van Gogh Museum

The famous iamsterdam sign – full of tourists attempting to get that Instagram worthy shot!
Perfect day in the park in Amsterdam
Beautiful buildings alongside the famous Amsterdam canals

10:00pm: Dinner at Mayur Indian Restaurant

12:00am: Head to the Red Light District for a Live Sex Show

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