Two days is never enough time to fully appreciate a city, but sometimes things happen and that’s all the time you have.
Amsterdam is a very easy city to navigate and one of the better cities to see in only 48 hours.
If you’re pressed for time here’s a good way to spend 2 days in Amsterdam.
Once you get done with that one you can head over to The Erotic Museum in the Red Light District.
Not as graphic as the other but way more entertaining.
It is 5 floors and has a bunch of prostitute mannequins in various acts and animatronics doing funny things.
€ 7, Sunday-Thursday 11am-1am.
Friday and Saturday 11am-2am.
Across the street from The Erotic Museum is the Moulin Rouge.
I never did check it out myself because I heard it was a bit expensive, but it is something I’d like to experience the next time I’m in Amsterdam. Their website doesn’t have much information, but a quick google search might help you decide whether or not you’d like to visit.
And now that you’re in the Red Light District you might as well have yourself a stroll through the glowing red alleys.
RED LIGHT DISTRICT.
The Red Light District is drastically different depending one what time of the day you stroll through the streets.
Afternoon/early evening it almost seems like anywhere else in the city.
Around 6-8pm it’s pretty popular with tourists.
It becomes a very crowded Human Petting Zoo.
One night, after a pub crawl, on my way back to my hostel I wanted to see what it looked like at 3am.
Waaaaay different than the rest of the day.
Most of the windows were empty and shady figures hung out in the shadows nearby.
I never felt like I was in any danger, but it was exactly like you’d imagine that area to be like at 3am.
DAY 2 – Other Option.
If you’re not that interested in the sex worker world, as I’d imagine a lot of people aren’t, you can do something else outside of the city.
An hour southwest on Tram #9 from the Central Station is Scheveningen in The Hague(Den Haag).
There you can find the beach… and a nude beach(if that’s your thing).
Most importantly though is the large pier with the Bungee Jump at the end of it!!!
The bungee drops you 196ft(60meters) over the North Sea and it’s the only bungee jump in the Netherlands.
If Bungee isn’t your type of thing a nice walk around the area is very relaxing and a much different change of pace from Amsterdam.
Amsterdam has quite a bit of variety and hopefully I covered a decent amount of stuff to do.
If not, you can always spend 2 days in Amsterdam smoking weed and eating mushrooms and see where that takes you.
Have you ever had 2 days in Amsterdam to run around?
What did you do in your short time?
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