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3 days in Amsterdam

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3 days in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of Europe's top visitor destinations and deservedly so.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Amsterdam Canal Cruises
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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

A cruise on Amsterdam's canals is a must for any first-time visitor. By doing this early in your trip you will get a great perspective of the city.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Rijksmuseum (National Museum)
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The Rijksmuseum (National Museum)

The Rijksmuseum hosts an impressive collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch.The museum is being renovated and will reopen completely in April 2013. In the meantime, 400 masterpieces from the 17th century Dutch Golden Age are on show daily from 9... More

The Rijksmuseum hosts an impressive collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch.The museum is being renovated and will reopen completely in April 2013. In the meantime, 400 masterpieces from the 17th century Dutch Golden Age are on show daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
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Leiden Square (Leidseplein)

Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square (Leidseplein,) which is known as the center of nightlife where you can choose from hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants and discos that would suit every style and taste.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis)
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Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis)

A Museum with a Story. Visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. For more than two years, Anne Frank lived secretively with the other people in hiding in the back part of her father’s office building at # 263 Prinsengracht.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Special Walking Tours !

Japanese Tour Only. As it has such a compact center, Amsterdam is the perfect place to explore on foot.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Red Light District
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Red Light District

If you are a bit worried about going out and about in the Red Light district ... don't be. All manner of humanity can be found there and it's... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 3
Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

The world's largest collection from the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) features more than 200 paintings and 600 drawings.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Jordaan
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The Jordaan

This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses, quirky specialty shops, cafes and designer boutiques.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Rembrandtplein
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Rembrandtplein

One of Amsterdam's main squares, this is an ideal place to sit on one of the many terraces and watch the world go by.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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