I recently visited Amsterdam, with my sister, and this was the first time we traveled together after many, many years. As we our trip was short, we decided to visit the Centrum (downtown) of the city. Most of the time we used GVB public transportation, and for 17.00 euros per pass we were able to cover all our transportation needs. From the airport, the easiest way to get to the city is by rail, and for 10 euros one way you can get to the Centraal Station in approx. 30min. From Centraal station, we could accessThe Red light District, take the canal tour, have a lunch or dinner in one of the hundreds great restaurants and bars, visit Museumplein (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh or Stedelijk museums). The downtown of Amsterdam is not very big and it's very accessible by foot or bicycle. The free City Walk Tour took us around the city, and within 3 hours we discover the history of Amsterdam and its tolerant citizens. For the canal tour, we decided to take a smaller more private tour with Those Damn Boat Guys, where we could BYOB (bring your own beer) and snacks. As we strolled down the canals, we pass through Jordaan (a hipster part of town with restaurants, artsy and boutiques shops), went under the lowest bridge in Amsterdam and lined-up our small boat for seven bridges photo-op. During our long walks, we discovered Rembrandtplein, a square with restaurants, bars and clubs, and we got lost in time while parting with tourists and locals.
Three days in Amsterdam
by goran kosanovic