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【Amsterdam Day 3】Visit a traditional Dutch port town, and explore Amsterdam on your own

Sightseeing

 

It’s the last day of the best travel itinerary template to see Amsterdam in 3 days.

We have come up with the best sightseeing plan that covers all the places you want to visit in Amsterdam, things to see, and sweets to eat.

 

Day 1 is a classic sightseeing in Amsterdam.

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【Amsterdam sightseeing Day 1】Visit everything you want to see and eat with City Card
The best itinerary for first-time visitors to Amsterdam, covering the city's must-visit, must-sees, and must-eats. Day 1 is typical Amsterdam sightseeing.

 

Day 2 is visiting windmill village and eat Dutch waffles.

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【Amsterdam Day 2】Visit windmill village and eat Dutch waffles. sightseeing with City Card
This is a three-day travel itinerary using City Card.The day 2 is an itinerary where you can enjoy sightseeing at Windmill Village and eating Dutch specialties. There are no facilities that require reservations, so you can sightsee without worrying about time.

 

By the third day you will have the skills to move freely around the city.
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Amsterdam Sightseeing, Day3

This is a three-day travel itinerary using City Card.

On the third day, visit a traditional Dutch port town in the morning. The afternoon is free to make your own plans.

*This itinerary templates focuses on activities that are free to enter with a city card.

 

Day 3, Traditional Dutch port town

You will visit two port towns near Amsterdam in the morning.

 

9am:Bus Stop at Amsterdam Noord Station

From Amsterdam Central Station, take Metro line 52 to Noord Station.

There is a bus terminal in front of Noord Station. From Bus Terminal A, take bus number 315 to Marken, a 50-minute bus journey.

Note!
In 2024, bus 315 has changed.
From Bus Terminal B in Noord Station, take bus 111 to Marken, a 50-minute bus journey.

 

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Noord Station station is just two stop from Amsterdam Central Station on metro line 52!

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You can ride metro for free with your city card!

 

 

City cards cannot be used on buses. You need to pay when you ride a bus.

You can pay by swiping your credit card on the machine at the bus door. Be sure to touch the card again when getting off.

Get off at Marken Centrum.

 

 

 

 

10am:Marken

Marken is a picturesque village located in the municipality of Waterland in the province of North Holland, Netherlands. It is situated on the Markermeer, a lake that was formed by the Dutch reclamation project of the Zuiderzee. Marken is known for its unique wooden houses, which are built on stilts and painted in vibrant colors, giving the village a distinctive charm.

One of the most notable features of Marken is its history of being an isolated island community. For centuries, Marken was only accessible by boat, and its residents developed their own distinct dialect and customs. However, in 1957, a causeway was built connecting Marken to the mainland, making it easier for visitors to reach the village.

 

 

Brunch at a cafe in the port

Get a discount with your city card at Taverne de Visscher!

Taverne De Visscher serves price-friendly dishes from Dutch cuisine and has an à la carte, lunch or choice menu. The Dutch menu is very diverse: from steak to various fish dishes, from sandwiches to snacks.

To visit this location with your City Card, you must book a time slot in advance.

Taverne de Visscher is here!

 

 

 

 

 

Take the ferry to Volendam

You can take a ferry from Marken to Volendam. During the tourist season, there are regular ferry services operating between the two villages. The ferry ride offers a scenic journey across the Markermeer and typically takes around 30 minutes to reach Volendam.

You can take a ferry for free with your city card!

 

 

 

 

12pm:Volendam

Volendam is a charming fishing village located in the municipality of Edam-Volendam in the province of North Holland, Netherlands. Situated on the shores of the IJsselmeer, formerly known as the Zuiderzee, Volendam is renowned for its traditional Dutch atmosphere, picturesque harbor, and cultural heritage.

 

One of the most distinctive features of Volendam is its well-preserved old town, characterized by narrow streets, historic buildings, and traditional Dutch architecture. The village is famous for its colorful wooden houses, many of which date back several centuries. Strolling through the streets of Volendam, visitors can admire the quaint charm of the village and soak in its rich maritime history.

 

 

Photographed in traditional costumes

Volendam is renowned for its cultural attractions and traditions. The village is famous for its traditional Dutch costumes, which are still worn by locals on special occasions and festivals.

A visit to Volendam is only complete with a photo in the traditional Volendam attire. Have a photo taken in one of the beautiful studios.

Take photos at a discount with your Citi Card at Fotograaf Volendam

 

 

Cycling!

Volendam is the starting point for a beautiful route to Marken, Monnickendam or Edam and enjoy the surroundings.

Rent a bike and cycle through the beautiful countryside.

You can rent a bicycle for free with your city card at Rent & Event.

 

 

 

 

Back to Amsterdam

To Amsterdam Central Station from Volendam, take a bus 316, a 30-minute bus journey.

City cards cannot be used on buses. You need to pay when you ride a bus.

Note!
The bus route has changed in 2024.
Bus 316 is bound for Noord Station. Take a Metro to Amsterdam Central Station form Noord Station.

You can ride metro for free with your city card!

 

 

Afternoon:Free activity

Both Marken and Volendam are small towns, so you can walk around them in about an hour.

In the afternoon you can go sightseeing in Amsterdam again. Museums will be open from 17:00 to 18:00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Day 3

Day 3 is a sightseeing the port towns of Marker and Volendam, and in the afternoon free to make your own plans.

 

  • 9am: Bus from Noord station
  • 10am: Marken
  • 12pm: Volendam
  • 14pm: back to Amsterdam
  • 15pm: your own plan

This model course departs from Amsterdam Central Station and returns to the station in the evening, so you can leave your large luggage in a locker at the station.

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With the City Card app, you can see facilities that accept City Card on a map, and you can make reservations of museums and facilities from the app.

The app also displays location information, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost while sightseeing.

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Free with City Card

The third day is a port town sightseeing course that you should visit on a sunny day. On rainy days or cold winter days, a different activity may be better.

There are many facilities that you can enter for free using your city card.

 

Amsterdam City Museum

Stedelijk Museum (amsterdam city museum)
The museum’s collection includes artworks from the late 19th century to the present day, encompassing various movements such as De Stijl, Bauhaus, CoBrA, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and more.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, a bathtub-shaped building
City Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with a large roof, is a modern art museum with a collection of about 90,000 works of art.

 

 

Diamond Museum

Diamant Museum (diamond museum)
Exhibits may include displays of rare and valuable diamonds, replicas of famous diamonds, and interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn about diamond formation and characteristics.

 

 

 

Attic Museum

Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder (attic museum)
The museum is housed in a 17th-century canal house located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. The building was originally constructed as a private residence during the Dutch Golden Age but was later converted into a clandestine Catholic church.
(*Reservation required)

 

 

Rembrand House Museum

Museum Het Rembrandthuis (rembrand house museum)
Today, the Rembrandt House Museum is a dedicated museum showcasing Rembrandt’s life, work, and the artistic environment of the Dutch Golden Age. Visitors can explore the meticulously restored rooms where Rembrandt lived and worked, including his studio, bedroom, and kitchen.
(*Reservation required)

 

 

Self-Guided Food Tour in Jordaan

Self-Guided Food Tour: De Jordaan District
Discover and eat your way through the most popular neighbourhood in Amsterdam and the Netherlands – the charming Jordaan district. This self-guided food tour takes you on a gastronomical journey to taste the “must-eat” dishes at 7 beloved local food stores in this iconic neighbourhood.

Please note: a guide and food are not included. This is a self-guided food tour in PDF format.

 

 

Bike Rental

A-bike rental Vondelpark
You can rent a bicycle in Amsterdam and enjoy exploring the city. However, please be very careful as bicycle accidents occur frequently. When driving in the city, please follow the traffic rules and drive safely. If you just want to experience it a little bit, we recommend renting one in front of Vondelpark, a large park in Amsterdam, and cycling around the park.
(*Reservation required)

 

 

Casino

Holland Casino
If you want to have fun on the town at night, why not go to a casino? Enter is free with City Card. You will also receive a welcome drink.

 

 

Botanical Garden

Hortus Botanicus (botanical garden)
The Hortus Botanicus offers a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of the city surrounding it and contains over 6,000 different indigenous and non-native trees and plants. In addition to a gorgeous cafe, outdoor gardens, and a ‘hothouse’ that emulates three different tropical environments, hundreds of majestic butterflies can be found frolicking inside the Botanicus’ Butterfly Greenhouse.

 

 

Zoo and Museum

ARTIS (Zoo)
Be surprised by the many animal species that live with and between each other in the Apenhuis and Vogelhuis. Discover the tiniest organisms at Micropia, the world’s first microbe museum. Travel through space in the Planetarium. Watch the giraffes along with zebras and springbok on the Savannah.
(*Reservation required)

 

 

 

Adventurous in forest

Klimbos Fun Forest
With routes from 2.5 to 15 meters in height, there is a great challenge for every age in our forest. Children from 110cm and up can master climbing in our easy courses, while anyone older than 14 years old can enjoy an adventure in our extreme course with bungee jump and free jump!
(*Reservation required)

 

 

Panoramic View of Amsterdam

Adam Lookout
You can see the historic center of the city, the dynamic harbor and the unique polder landscape. The interactive exhibition about Amsterdam history and culture provides background information on what you can see from the A’DAM Tower .
(*Reservation required)

 

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You can use your city card at many other facilities!

 

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For facilities that require reservations, don’t forget to reserve your time slot on the app!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your City Card!

The Amsterdam City Card, which includes a public transport pass and museum tickets, is a convenient way to explore Amsterdam for a few days.

With the City Card, you can get Free entry or Discounts at must-see attractions in Amsterdam.

 

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City Card is perfect for your first visit to Amsterdam!