2 Night Amsterdam Itinerary: 48 Hours In Amsterdam, Netherlands

When Visited?

October

Price Point?

Average

Travel Size?

Small Group (4 Or Less)

Duration?

2 Nights

Sights We Recommend?

Must-See

Top Things To Do & See In Amsterdam

I Am Amsterdam sign
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art
Moco Museum
Foam
Bloemenmarkt
Albert Cuypmarkt
Anne Frank House
Hortus Botanicus


As this wasn’t our first time in Amsterdam we didn’t visit all the classic stops. However, if it is your first time you might also want to visit;

The Heineken Experience
Vondelpark
Rembrandt Square
Dam Square
The Red Light District

How We Got To Amsterdam?

Round-Trip Flight

Price: $50
Flight Path

London → Amsterdam (EasyJet)

Rating:

★★★★★

Review

Review: easyJet is a great airline to fly with especially when it’s a short flight such as the one to Amsterdam – less than an hour from London. We took off on time both ways without any delays.

How We Got Around The City?

Mode: Metro | Walking
Rating: ★★★★☆

Review

Review: Apart from catching the train from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station we walked everywhere on our trip.

However, on previous trips to Amsterdam we’ve rented bikes to cycle around the city.

Where We Stayed?

Hotel

Lancaster Hotel

Breakfast Incl.: No
Room Type: Double Room
Price: $95/night
Rating: ★★★★★

Details & Review

2 Guests | 2 Nights
Review: The Lancaster Hotel is part of the Hampshire group.

It was in a great location meaning we could walk to all the main sites.

The rooms were comfortable and clean. Plus, there was free tea and coffee in reception.

We opted for a room without breakfast although a breakfast option was available.

What We Did?

Activities

Amsterdam Activities

Museum Quarter

Rating: ★★★★☆

ℹ: Amsterdam’s museum quarter hosts the famous I Am Amsterdam sign, as well as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art and the Moco Museum.

Review

Review: We loved spending the morning exploring all of Amsterdam’s famous museums.

However, we’d have to say our favourite was the lesser known Moco Museum which was holding an exhibition with artworks from Banksy.

Explore Amsterdam:

Rating: ★★★★☆

✲ We walked to Foam, a photography gallery in beautiful canal house.
✲ Then we went to Amsterdam’s famous Bloemenmarkt, a flower market where you can see and buy a variety of flowers from Tulips to Catus’.
✲ Finally, we finished with a stop at Albert Cuypmarkt to taste Stroopwafels.

Review

Review: We loved our time exploring Amsterdam, of course seeing the beautiful canals on the way.

At Albert Cuypmarkt we’d highly recommend going to the ‘Goudse Stroopwafels’ stand for delicious and fresh Stroopwafels.

The Anne Frank House

Rating: ★★★★★

ℹ: Pre-book your tickets as it fills up fast.

Review

Review: The Anne Frank House is a must-see in Amsterdam.

This amazing museum takes you through Anne Frank’s amazing story.

It’s both incredibly interesting and moving – good luck leaving with dry eyes!

We loved visiting the Anne Frank House. The museum is full of information and facts about her incredible story.

We believe, whether you know her story or not, that this is something you can’t miss! But, pre-book your tickets as it fills up fast.

Hortus Botanicus

Rating: ★★★★☆

ℹ: Near the Lancaster Hotel.

Review

Review: Hortus Botanicus is a greenhouse and botanical gardens located not far from the Lancaster Hotel.

It’s a great place to see a variety of plants and flowers including cactus’ to the Persian ironwood tree.

There are even some plants on the ‘danger list’!

We really enjoyed our time at Hortus Botanicus.

It’s a great place to explore and somewhere different to try if this isn’t your first trip to Amsterdam like us.

Where We Ate?

Restaurants

The Avocado Show

Price Point: $$
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

Review: The Avocado Show has an amazing brunch to fill you up for the day ahead.

Every dish incorporates avocado, from avocado roses to avocado burger buns.

We opted for the delicious eggs Benedict with a side of avocado rose. Plus, an avocado, banana, orange juice, blueberry and spinach smoothie. Verdict? Delicious!

Please note this will probably be on the more expensive end when it comes to breakfast in Amsterdam.

Foodhallen

Price Point: $$
Rating: ★★★★☆

Review

Review: If you want to sample foods from all over the world then Foodhallen is the place for you!

From Dim Sum to Indian cuisine everything here is delicious.

Plus, they have an incredible Gin Bar – what more could you ask for?!.

Café Koosje

Price Point: $$
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Review

Review: Café Koosje is just down the road from the Lancaster Hotel and offers great breakfast options.

We opted for the omelettes – it was quite basic but who doesn’t love a ham and cheese omelette?

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