If you have three days, spend the morning of the third day finishing up whatever you didn’t see on Day One and Day Two or complete one of our walking tours. Still hungry for museums?

We recommend the Amstelkring Catholic chapel, hidden in the attic of an old canal house; or The Ship Museum for sailing enthusiasts. If you still have your bike, catch the free ferry behind Central Station to North Amsterdam for windmills, dykes and all the cute Dutch villages you can stand just a short ride away. More citified folks should take the day to relax and further explore their favorite neighborhoods. Last minute gifts can be picked up at the Flower Market or at the huge outdoor market along Albert Cuypstraat. If you’re still looking to party when the evening rolls around, go to Regulierdwarsstraatto check out some of the liveliest gay bars in Europe; Or, alternatively, get in line at the Odeon located in an old canal house and equally known for its dance floor.

If you have longer…
If you have more time, get out and explore some of the other cities around Amsterdam. Haarlem is a smaller, quainter version of Amsterdam with the most impressive cathedral in the Netherlands. Rotterdam is a veritable laboratory of modern architecture and the largest port in Europe. History buffs will no doubt be charmed by the museums and palaces of The Hague, while Utrecht, to the south, is a friendly university town with quaint canals and a relaxed atmosphere. Finally, if you’re looking for that famous Dutch village quaintness, Alkmaar has the cheese market, Volendam has the fishermen, and Zaanse Schans has the windmills. All are conveniently located a short train ride away from Amsterdam and make for easy day trips.