Over the summer, we had the pleasure of visiting Amsterdam for the first time. The city itself is beautiful and the people are so welcoming. Since we had four days there, we took our time exploring. If you only have a couple days to take in the sights, here are our suggestions for two great days in Amsterdam.
Start your day off right with breakfast at Pancakes Amsterdam. They are truly the best pancakes I’ve ever had. They are thin and light (well, as light as can be with butter), and delicious. The savory ones were surprisingly good too!
Then walk those pancakes off over to the Anne Frank House. The diary we all read as kids will take on new meaning as you walk through the tiny house where she lived. No visit is complete without a stop at this important and historic landmark.
After an emotional visit, take a breath and wander the Nine Streets. I always love to find the best areas to take my time and poke around. In Amsterdam, this was it. Tons of little stores and great places to eat. We enjoyed lunch at the well-designed Pluck.
Take a canal tour toward the end of the day to watch the sun start to set. End with a locally-sourced dinner at Lokaal Edel, where even this picky eater tried everything. Everyone in Amsterdam was friendly and hospitable, but the staff at Lokaal Edel were extra gracious.
Three top spots are in one convenient location. Spend the morning (or easily, longer) visiting the Rijksmuseum, with its impressive architecture and varied exhibits; the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of his works; and snap a pic at the “I am Amsterdam” sculpture. Eat in the park or at the lovely Rijksmuseum cafe, then cross over the canal to the art district for antique and art shopping along Museumbrug.
Get your high-end shopping fix at nearby P.C. Hooftstraat and be sure to check out the Chanel store constructed of glass bricks.
Give your feet a rest and enjoy a delicious dinner at Ron Gastrobar Paris.
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