A weekend in Amsterdam
Follow the 24 hours itinerary. Discovering Amsterdam can best be done by bike, so rent a bike and head over to the charming and quaint Jordaan area. Its narrow streets and small houses give the feeling of a village inside a city. Browse through the one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques in the 'Nine Little Streets' area. See if you can drop by the Anne Frank House to learn more about the diary and incredible story of Anne Frank.
- Rent a bicycle and explore the city.
- Visit the Anne Frank House.
- Conclude your evening with a pub tour.
Blend in with the locals and enjoy baguettes and delicious sandwiches at cozy Dutch lunch cafe Singel 404 (Singel 404). After lunch go over to the Koningsplein to see the floating flower market. Pick up some souvenirs and continue to the Vondelpark and spend some time in the largest park of Amsterdam, named after a famous Dutch poet. Hang out with the locals in the park or relax on the terrace of the popular spot Het Blauwe Theehuis (Vondelpark 5). Climb on your bike again and ride along the canals to the Rembrandtplein and continue to Brouwerij 't IJ (Funenkade 7). Look for the large windmill to find this small brewery, sit on the terrace and enjoy one of the many beers on tap.
Bike back to the city's west side and before dinner stop for a drink at Proeflokaal Wynand Fockink (Pijlsteeg 31). Try a typical Dutch spirit called 'jenever'. Having worked up an appetite, head for trendy Nevy (Westerdoksdijk 40), a modern and stylish seafood restaurant with panoramic views of the river IJ. End the night hopping from one of the typical Dutch 'brown' cafes to another, such as Café Nol (Westerstraat 109) Café De Twee Swaantjes (Prinsengracht 114) and Cafe 't Smalle (Egelantiersgracht 12).