The best way to explore the city of Amsterdam is on foot or by bike. In this blog you will find out how to make the most out of 2 days in this city, Amsterdam.
Day 1 starts at Central Station, and from there, you can walk to the Royal Palace, conceived as City Hall.
Then you can continue to Singel channel, where you can take a boat that sails through the channels of Amsterdam and allows you discover the city from another perspective. In nº 7 of Singel street, we find a house with a facade of just over a meter wide.
Afterwards, you can visit the Anne Frank House, where she wrote her diary during World War II. It is essential to book the ticket in advance if you want to ensure a visit to the house.
A few meters away we find the Westerkerk Church, which has an 85 meter tower from which you can see the whole city, and which can be visited from April to October. The church has a wonderful organ and a chime with 50 bells.
Then we go to Begijnhof, one of the most famous hospices in the city, home of the Beguinas -religious women who lived in a gated community in a vow of chastity. From there, we continue to the Flower Market, along the Singel channel, open every day of the week. After enjoying the wonderful flowers, we continue to the Rembrandt House Museum, where the artist lived and worked from 1639 to 1658.
Next, we head towards Oude Kerk, one of the oldest churches in the city, located in the Red Light District, world famous for its “shop windows”. In it we will find the Prostitution Museum (on Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60 Street), the oldest house in the city, in number 90 on Warmoesstraat and Trompettersteeg alley, with a meter wide.
We can end the first day of our <<2 Days in Amsterdam Tour>> at number 22 on Oude Hoogstraat Street, where the narrowest house in the city is located.
On the second day we propose you enjoying the Heineken Experience, the first Heineken brewery that was built in the city of Amsterdam.
Few meters away from this beer experience you will find the Rijksmuseum, the National Museum of the country, with Dutch art objects ranging from 1100 BC to the present day. Highlights include “The round of the night” by Rembrandt van Rijn, paintings by Vermeer and Frans Hals, Delft porcelains and dollhouses.
We invite you to visit the Van Gogh Museum, which includes the work of the 19th-century Dutch post-impressionist painter.
In both museums it is recommended to buy tickets in advance to avoid long waiting queues.
Once outside, you can walk to Vondelpark, the largest and most famous park in the city. It has several cafes and a 19th-century pavilion that today houses the Vondelpark3 restaurant.