Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and you will fall in love with its adorable streets, panoramic canals, colourful flowers everywhere and just so many bikes. As a tour guide and tourist myself, I have visited Amsterdam many times and I based this 3 day itinerary for Amsterdam on my experience.

3 day itinerary for Amsterdam buildings along canal

3 Day Itinerary for Amsterdam – Let’s Go!

How many days do you need for Amsterdam? 

This is the most common question I get about Amsterdam. To be honest, most people will tell you 2 days in Amsterdam is enough, but I truly believe 3 day itinerary for Amsterdam offers a much better experience as you are able to do all the best things in Amsterdam, relax a little and also enjoy some of the best days trips outside of Amsterdam.

You came all the way to Amsterdam, it would be a shame not to see also parts of the Netherlands. This 3 day itinerary for Amsterdam includes that as well. If you are looking for 2 day itinerary for Amsterdam, you can simply skip the last day.

Best Time to Visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam is located in the Netherlands, which is a country in Northern Europe. This means it has super long days when the sun doesn’t set until 10 pm at the end of June/ July and of course short days during December.

The best time to visit Amsterdam is in May, June, July, August, and September. Yes, the busy tourist season is during July and August, but it means you will have nice long summer days to enjoy the city. It rarely gets too hot here and you won’t have as much rain during this time. 

It does rain a lot in the Netherlands. 

Here is the average temperature in Amsterdam during the year:

  • December – March: 6-10 Degrees = 42-50 Fahrenheit 
  • March-April /October-November: 10-14 Degrees = 50-58 Fahrenheit
  • May -June -July-August-September: 15-23 Degrees = 59-74 Fahrenheit

Things to do in Amsterdam included in this 3 day itinerary

Amsterdam is a great city for singles, couples, families, and young and old. As for the best things to do in a 3 day itinerary of Amsterdam, here is a list of must visit attractions or experiences in this city:

The Best Museums in Amsterdam:  

  • Anne’s Frank Museum – An absolute must-see and you must get your ticket early.
  • Van Gogh Museum – The Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world and it is my personal favourite of the Art-focused museums.
  • Rijks Museum – The most famous painting at the Rijksmuseum is definitely Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’.
  • The Heineken Museum – A must-do and really fun experience for any beer lovers.

The 3 Best Tours in Amsterdam: