Europe has been tagged as a continent abundant with ancient history and a wide variety of cultures. This makes Europe one of the most visited continents in the world. Among the most visited countries in Europe is the Netherlands (Holland), specifically in Amsterdam. Imagine what you’d do if you have 3 days in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam has a lot of wonderful attractions waiting to be discovered. It is a very tranquil and relaxing place. If you are planning for a trip abroad, Amsterdam could be your best choice. Experience living in extravagance even just for 3 days in Amsterdam. Treat yourself like royalty and feel every moment as if you are on cloud nine.
To make the most out of your trip, you need to think about things such as your accommodation, the places you want to go to, and where to eat while staying within your budget. Because there are too many tourist attractions in the city, you need to choose in advance the places you wish to visit. In this post, we’ll share with you how you can make the most out of your Amsterdam trip.
Amsterdam In 3 Days
Where To Stay In Amsterdam?
In every travel, it is only natural for a traveler to worry about staying within budget. It is hard especially when you are in a different country, not to mention in Europe. How much spending money for 3 days in Amsterdam? The city is indeed expensive. But don’t worry; there are ways to be fancy without spending so much.
If you know where to go, you will definitely find a great deal. To start, find a nice place for your accommodation. Hotels in Amsterdam are pretty classy; with a minimum of $150 room per night. You will definitely go beyond your allotted budget. Your best option would be staying in a hostel or a budget hotel.
Budget Hotel Suggestions For Amsterdam Trip
Generator Hostel offers shared rooms and private rooms. Their shared room rate is only $17USD per bed. It already includes amenities such as lock-up storage, en-suite bathroom, power sockets, and privacy screen on each bunk bed. Their private room’s rate would range from $86USD to over $100USD per night with complimentary toiletries, desk and chair, en-suite bathroom, and towels.
Cocomama has private double rooms from $108USD per night, and their dormitory is $39USD. All private rooms come with complimentary toiletries, linen, coffee or tea set-up, en-suite bathroom, and free WIFI. For the dormitory, all rooms have multi-power outlets, lockers, linens, and free WIFI.
Adding to your hostel options with great deals is the Clinknoord. Their private rooms start from $80USD per night while their dormitory rooms would only cost $20USD per bed in one night. They have shared rooms for both male and female guests as well as rooms just for ladies. Each room has their en-suite bathroom, built-in USB slot, and reading lights, lockers, and bed linen.
High-End Hotels In Amsterdam
Nevertheless, if you have enough money to spare, you may choose to stay in some of Amsterdam’s high-end hotels. There, you will definitely find your home away from home. Book a room in one of Amsterdam’s high demand hotels like the Park Plaza Victoria. It is situated at the center of the city with easy accessibility on subways. Room rate starts at $189USD per night. This is a 4-star hotel which offers amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, sauna and massage facilities, and a fine-dining restaurant.
Or how about the Ramada Apollo which only room rate starts at $92USD per night? It is another 4-star hotel in Amsterdam. The hotel offers great amenities such as fitness center, breakfast buffet, Bicycle Rental, Bar and Restaurant, and an Airport Shuttle service.
Day And Night Sightseeing
If you wish to be away from the busy streets of the city, Giethoorn would be the perfect spot to relax your mind and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can take a cruise along the canal, and local skippers will tour you around the small, peaceful village of Giethoorn. The only sound that you can mostly hear is the chirping of birds and the sound of ducks quacking. Experience serenity at its finest.
55 minutes away from the Amsterdam, you will find the “most beautiful spring garden” in the world named Keukenhof located in Lisse, South Holland, Netherlands. Keukenhof is one of the most extensive gardens in the world and contains millions of flower bulbs of different varieties. Feel the freshness of the full bloom flowers and witness the works of this living art.
Art Museums In Amsterdam
If you are an art buff, you can’t afford to miss the Van Gogh Museum. This museum is where most of Vincent van Gogh’s works are displayed. Some of the artworks that you will find in the museum are the Johanna van Gogh-Bonger painting, Potato Eaters, Almond Blossoms, and the Vincent van Gogh – self-portrait with pipe painting. There are 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters by Van Gogh himself that you can see when you’ll visit the museum.
If you wish to see some of your favorite celebrities even just their wax version, have a stopover at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam. There are 17 Madame Tussauds museums all over the world. However, one of the very best Tussauds museums is in Amsterdam because as what most tourists would describe it, it is “more as an amusement park with a rich history.”
Amsterdam Canal Cruises
You can also explore Amsterdam in a hassle-free manner through the Amsterdam Canal Cruises. They have differently designed cruises that you can choose from. The price ranges from the amount of $20USD to the most expensive one which is up to $100USD.
Have a thing for cats? Then don’t miss out the Cat Boat. It is a one of a kind houseboat in Amsterdam. Spend an adorable time with the kittens for free! This may be the cheapest sightseeing you will ever have in Amsterdam in 3 days. Who doesn’t love free stuff? And who can resist those cute furry kitties!
You can also pend quality time under the moon and stars with free entertainment from Vondelpark Open-Air Theater. They showcase different recitals such as concerts, dance, and theater. Again, no need to spend on anything since it’s for free. Just enjoy the performances.
When you can find significant savings for your accommodation, eating in a fancy restaurant at least once or twice during your trip would not be a problem. How to end your 3 perfect days in Amsterdam? Fill your tummy with mouth-watering cuisine with traditional Dutch meals.
Taste the delightful authentic Dutch dishes while you are in Amsterdam as Dutch cuisine is rarely available from other countries. You can find affordable rates at Haeje Claes under $23USD. The place is open 7 days a week.
Or you can also dine at a fancy restaurant called Greetje which offers elevated Dutch cuisine from the $65USD deluxe menu. Greetje has been awarded the TripExpert Experts’ Choice Award for making world-class dishes with the best value.
Another great deal with guaranteed satisfaction is at the Hap Hmm restaurant. It is very popular in Amsterdam and the locals’ number one recommended place to eat. Hap Hmm offers traditional Dutch meals for as low as $10USD.
Are 3 days enough in Amsterdam? Well, not exactly. The city is too big to finish exploring within 3 days but 3 days is enough to create memories that you will treasure forever. So, whenever you’ll plan for your next trip, consider Amsterdam. You’ll surely have a blast.