Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): Amsterdam in 6 Hours

Amsterdam in 6 Hours
One of my favorite things about making Amsterdam my home base for a week is that we were able to do a ton of daytrips thanks to the city’s central location and the efficient public transportation system throughout the Netherlands. However we specifically reserved our last day for some final sightseeing, shopping and snacking in Amsterdam. Here’s a snapshot of how we spent a full day in the capital city to help inspire your visit.

10:00 am – Museumplein

This square is art lovers central where you’ll find 3 of Amsterdam’s iconic museums – the Rijksmuseum (old Dutch masters), Van Gogh Museum (the life and work of the artist himself) and the Stedelijk Museum (modern art). This lively square borders a beautiful pond, green space and the iconic “I amsterdam” sign – a must-do photo opp. We chose to visit the Van Gogh Museum (my write up on that coming soon!), but regardless of which museum you pick I highly recommend that you purchase your tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in what can be some pretty long lines.

12:00 pm – Albert Cuyp Market

After the museum we had definitely worked up and appetite so headed next to the Albert Cuyp Market in the De Pijp neighborhood. Part food market and part flea market, it was surprising not crowded the day we were there, which made it fun to browse stands selling items (from beauty products and clothing to watches and quilting fabric) and snack along the way on tasty things like gooey stroopwafels ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Amsterdam in 6 Hours
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Museumplein   Rijksmuseum   Van Gogh Museum   Stedelijk Museum   Albert Cuyp Market   Bloemenmarkt   Ice Bakery   Mint Tower   Begijnhof   Greg Monsieur   Amsterdam Museum   English Reformed Church   Dam Square   Royal Palace   New Church   Manneken Pis at Damrak 41  
Author: Jessica Trumble
Read it on author's website: https://boardingpasstraveler.com/2016/09/06/amsterdam-in-6-hours/

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