You can’t go wrong with an Amsterdam weekend away, especially when you weren’t expecting it!
Last September, the awesome team at Skyscanner invited me to play a game called Skyscanner Roulette. So, 10 am in the morning I get on the Skyscanner App, find the next flight, book it and by 1 pm I’m at the airport waiting for my last-minute Amsterdam weekend – not a bad game, right?
How to spend a weekend in Amsterdam
If you find yourself with just a weekend in Amsterdam and are wondering how much you can fit in, the good news is plenty. With its compact streets, boat ridden waterways and penchant for bicycles, getting around Amsterdam is super easy. Here are my top tips for spending 48 hours in Amsterdam. If you want to know more about finding cheap flights / playing Skyscanner Roulette check this out.
Take an Amsterdam boat tour
Start your Amsterdam weekend in the canals, the waterways which link this city together. Booking online in advance will usually bring the ticket price down which is around $15 on the spot. Blue Boat tours I was informed are the cheapest option and if you have the iAmsterdam card, free. It’s a great way to spend an hour and get your bearings for your Amsterdam weekend.
Get The LP Guidebook
Grab the print or e-book before you travel to Europe.
Tackle the markets
If you are lucky enough to visit during Tulip season (April/May) then head to the gardens, the rest of the year the famous Flower Market is a colourful street to wander, shop, or take a coffee at. Amsterdam isn’t short of markets, with the Flea and Antique markets also popular spots for tourists.