Have you ever had the urge to go travel but afraid you might be disrupting too much of your usual school or work schedule? Some travellers may want to explore places without having to take a whole week out of their schedule to explore, and here’s how you can see the beautiful city of Amsterdam in just 24 hours.

Take a cruise around the canals

The one-hour long canal cruise is a great way for travellers to familiarise themselves with what the city has to offer. You can also choose from a variety of cruise types. From romantic dinners to family friendly adventures, explore Amsterdam’s beauty as you ride through the canal.

Museum appreciation

A trip to Amsterdam without visiting a museum or two would be a total waste. Express your appreciation for the arts and culture at the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, or go back in time as you walk through the Anne Frank Museum.

A good tip would be to book your tickets online, if possible. This will lessen the amount of time for queuing, giving you much more time for other activities.

A bike ride around the city

Amsterdam is probably one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, and also one of the best ways to get around the city. The flat surfaces around the city streets also make it a great surface for beginners. A great place to cycle and enjoy some of the city’s greenery would be their most famous park, Vondelpark.

Relaxing at Vondelpark

After a scenic cycling ride through the park, find yourself a great spot to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds. If you’re travelling to Amsterdam in the summer months, there may also be theatre, dance performances and music played at the open-air theatre. You can find out more about the programmes and make online reservations on their official website.

Indulge in a meal or two

With a diverse food scene, the city is jam-packed with many unique café and restaurants to check out. From interesting designed interiors down to the delicious food offered, there are many options to choose from for both lunch and dinner. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the variety of cuisines offered in this cosmopolitan city.

Experience the nightlife and famous red light district

End the day with a tour around Amsterdam’s night scene. The nightlife is a popular aspect in Amsterdam and one that should not be missed. Whether it’s going to the clubs or chilling by the bar, soak in the lively atmosphere and join in the fun. At the red light district, there are also interesting museums to visit and popular restaurants to try out.

– Priscilla Lim, Correspondent (Travel)

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