7AM : Rent a bike and breakfast !
To experience Amsterdam like a local, and also maximise the area you cover in a short period of time, it is worth renting a bike with Holland Rent-a-bike Buersstalling. I would recommend a leisurely cycle along the flower-lined canals through one of the most loved neighbourhoods in Amsterdam; the Jordaan. Be careful to remain inside the orange bike lanes which are the best way to stay safe! Next, make your way to Pancakes Amsterdam straight across from Central Station to enjoy some Dutch ‘poffertjes’ and ‘stroopwafels’ for breakfast.
10AM : Shopping and sightseeing !
After breakfast, a stroll down Damrak to Dam Square and the Kalverstraat is a great spot for some morning shopping. After which, if the rich Dutch history and culture interests you, I’d suggest making a visit to the fascinating Anne Frank House or the Museumplein where you’ll find the iconic works of Rembrandt and Van Gogh and perhaps get a picture with the I AMSTERDAM sign outside the Rijksmuseum.
1PM : Lunch and afternoon activities
By this time the cafes in the area offer warm and appetising Dutch delicacies consisting of bitterballen, frikandellen and kaassoufflés for your lunch. Afterwards, turn right at the Rijksmuseum for a stroll through Amsterdam’s Vondelpark or turn left towards the Heineken experience; a tour through Heineken's previous brewery, with a tasting room at the end...
7PM : Dinner and Night Canal Cruise
For an unforgettable dinner, you might be interested in visiting Restaurant Moon... Described as ‘The Restaurant that spins round like a record, baby’, the revolving restaurant, which provides a 360º view of the city, is located on the 19th floor of Amsterdam Tower. To finish your day, the Night Canal Cruise is one of the best ways to experience Dam’s famous canals, the uniquely lit up Amsterdam architecture and the Amsterdam Light Festival!