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Amsterdam for 3 days with "I amsterdam City Card"

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How to plan 3 days in Amsterdam. We consider the costs of the cultural program and savings with the "I amsterdam City Card" card. Paid attractions in Amsterdam with prices for entrance fees and recommendations for visiting.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

After a trip to Amsterdam one afternoon I realized that I do not remember anything except the canals, the Central Station and the Red Light District. This time we stopped in Amsterdam and decided not to be limited to an external inspection. Something from our chosen toll attractions in Amsterdam is included in the must see, something less popular. Pay attention to the museums of Amsterdam and attractions outside the city, combining them with the most visited places, you will relax from the flow of tourists and learn a lot of interesting things.

Amsterdam for 3 days

Day 1

Rijksmuseum € 17.50 online ticket
The most visited art museum of Amsterdam. Come on weekdays to the opening and immediately go up to the 2nd floor (Rembrandt "Night Watch", Vermeer). Quick inspection – 2 hours, slow – half a day.

Museum House Van Loon (Museum Van Loon) €9
A house on the canal, owned by the family of the founder of the Dutch East India Company, is a model of the life of the Dutch aristocracy.Rich interiors, paintings, patio with garden, utility rooms.

Nieuwe Kerk €16
The new church on Dam Square is the place of popular exhibitions. We got to "World Press Photo". Survey with audioguide.

Alternatives:
Willet-Holthuysen Museum-House € 10 online ticket
Amsterdam Diamond Museum € 10 online ticket
The Tulip Museum (Amsterdam Tulip museum) € 5

Day 2

Rembrandt House-Museum € 13 online ticket
In the house at Jodenbreestraat 4, Rembrandt lived at the peak of his fame from 1639 to 1656. The historical situation of that time was restored, in the art collection 4 paintings by Rembrandt himself and a collection of engravings, the remaining works of his students and contemporaries.

The Botanical Garden of Amsterdam (Hortus Botanicus) €9.50
A small green island in the Plantage area is a place for rest and relaxation. In addition to the labyrinth and the covered greenhouse with tropical plants, you can find a real heron, go to the pavilion with butterflies and sit in a cafe.

Canal Cruise € 17 online ticket
Audioguide replaces the sightseeing tour. Avoid the "rush hour" from 17:00 to 19:00. Duration 1 hour.

Alternatives:
Canal Museum (Het Grachtenhuis) € 15 online ticket
Museum-boat (Het Woonbootmuseum) € 4.50

Online tickets without queues

Day 3

The Van Gogh Museum € 18 online ticket
One of the most visited museums in the world. Requires pre-recording. The exhibition features 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters by Van Gogh. Listening to the audio guide and reading the inscriptions, you can learn about the personal life and work of the great impressionist. In the museum store they sell souvenirs and reproductions of paintings.

Oude Kerk €10
The Gothic church in the center of Amsterdam is the oldest building of the Dutch capital. Take the scheme at the entrance to find the plate, under which the wife of Rembrandt Saskia is buried. The Oude Kerk is used as a place for art projects, we got a strange impression from the black scenery and talking mannequins. On a separate ticket you can go up to the viewing platform.

Muiderslot Castle €15.50
Medieval castle in the east of Amsterdam. Collection of weapons and armor, interactive for children. Half day trip.

Alternatives:
Amsterdam Zoo (Artis Royal Zoo) € 23 online ticket
National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) € 16 online ticket
NEMO Science Center (NEMO Science Center) € 16.50 online ticket

We visited all these places on the map "I amsterdam City Card" for 72 hours and saved.

The Botanical Garden of Amsterdam with "I amsterdam City Card"

I amsterdam City Card

The discount card "I amsterdam City Card" includes almost all the museums and sights of Amsterdam + public transport GVB (tram, bus, metro), 25% discount for restaurants and entertainment.The museum element is activated at the first entrance, the transport element at the first trip. The card is sold in the tourist information centers of Amsterdam at Schiphol Airport, at the Central Station or online. Together with the "I amsterdam City Card" give a tourist map of Amsterdam and the magazine "Iamsterdam".

I Amsterdam City Card includes a tour of the Amsterdam canals and such interesting sights of the area as the Meyersloth castle, the Zanes-Schans mills, the Haarlem museums, the Volendam cruise – the island of Marken. The map does not include visits to the Anne Frank Museum, the passage from the airport to the city and transport outside Amsterdam. Learn More

I Amsterdam City Card is available for 24 hours (€ 59), 48 hours (€ 74), 72 hours (€ 87), 96 hours (€ 98). The more places you visit, the more you save. It is more advantageous to take a card for 3 or 4 days, it pays off without fanatical races through museums.

Our savings from "I amsterdam City Card" for 72 hours was € 58.50 per person:

  • Entrance tickets € 125.50
  • Travel for 3 days € 17.50
  • Map of Amsterdam € 2.50
  • Total: € 145.50
  • I Amsterdam City Card for 72 hours € 87

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Entertainment of Amsterdam

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In addition to historical and cultural monuments, many guests are attracted by the famous "Red light district" in front of the Central Station and the city's excellent retail outlets – from the fleet markets of Vatreluplein and Spain Square, the flower bazaars along the Single and the Monetnaya Ploshad (Myntplein), to the chic jewelery stores of Coster Diamonds, Amsterdam Diamond Center and others.

Traditional shopping areas are the districts of the streets of Kalverstrat, Nyve-Vendijk, Rokin, Damstrat, Leidsestrat and Wijselstraat, as well as the areas of Jordan and Magna Plaza. The Zvarte Markt market complex, located 15 km north of the city, is considered the largest market in Europe.

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Amsterdam hotels on map

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Unfortunately, we could not find any hotels.

Do not give up! Perhaps someone at this point refused to book.

We marked on the map all the hotels in Amsterdam so that you can evaluate their location and choose the most convenient accommodation option.

The choice of the location of the hotel depends, first of all, on the purpose of the trip and the budget of the trip. The rooms in the center of Amsterdam, like in other cities of the Netherlands, are more expensive than at some distance from the main attractions.

Business tourists prefer to book hotels near railway stations and other transport hubs, as well as near exhibition centers and other points of business activity.

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The sight of Amsterdam: the bridge of Mageret-Brug ("Skinny Bridge")

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In the eastern part of the quarter, between Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, just below the locks, Amstel crosses one of the most famous bridges of the city – Magere Brug, or "Skinny Bridge".

An indispensable background for wedding photographs, it was built of wood in 1691 and after repeated repairs was repeated in 1934 already with the use of concrete. According to legend, initially it was built with the money of two sisters who lived on different sides of Amstel and could not do without each other's company for a cup of morning coffee (gezellige midmorning). The story is rather doubtful, if only because at that time the Dutch did not know this drink yet, and the other bridges are not too far away (up to the locks only 40 meters), but it easily explains the unusual narrowness of the bridge, which hardly allowed two pedestrians to leave – money The sisters did not have enough for a more serious design.

The unusual lifting mechanism, which allowed the passage of vessels, is still in use – until 1994, it was used for its drive. the muscular strength of the caretaker!

At night, Mageret-Brug is decorated with the lights of 1200 tiny bulbs and looks amazingly photogenic (it was here that one of the scenes of Diamonds Are Forever's 1971 Bond movie was filmed).

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