Top Five Things you Should do in Amsterdam if you have a Long Layover

Amsterdam is an amazing city which is very easily accessible due to the amount of flights coming into Schipol airport.

KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines

When you arrive into Schipol  airport the City Center is easily accessible by rail. It takes about 15-20 minutes and costs about 11 euros for a round trip ticket. You can purchase these tickets right before you leave the airport.

1.  Rent a bike and go around the city

Biking is the way to go once you’re in the Netherlands. You can rent bikes from a variety of locations around the city and most hotels/hostels have bikes for rent. All the roads are extremely bike friendly so you can’t go wrong with that!

Cost: 10-20 Euros

Biking to the Riekermolen

2. Visit the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is the largest art museum in the country and has a ton of art to view. You can easily spend a day walking around here and looking at the various pieces of art ranging from Rembrandt, Vermeer, and many others.

Cost: 19 Euros – book online

Vincent is ready for his close up

3. Take a canal tour

What could be more iconic than cruising around the canals of Amsterdam? There are a variety of tour operators with varying structures: hop on and off, river tour, rent your own boat, etc. You’ll enjoy seeing Amsterdam from an entirely different perspective than those landlubbers!

Cost: 25-100 Euros

Nice private tour of Amsterdam

4. Walk around Dam Square

Dam Square has some of the most notable buildings in Amsterdam including the Royal Palace and the Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th century church. You can spend some time walking around here and marveling at some of the architecture that was so masterfully crafted. 

Cost: Free

The Royal Palace and some Cops

5. Soak in some history at the Anne Frank House

If you were like me you had to read about Anne Frank in Elementary School without fully understanding the circumstances with which they were faced with. Now you can go and see the real thing and walk around the house and see the bookcase door. 

Cost: 10 Euros – book online

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