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Amsterdam- How Long ?

Wondering how many full days for a good introduction for my wife and renewal from the 70's for me. I was thinking 4 or 5 .
Thanks
Dave

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Did you spend lots of time on the Dam , Vondel park and Leidse plein in the 70's? Leidse plein has changed quite a bit , Vondelpark on a nice weekend is more crowded than you will remember . You can go down memory lane but for your wife ; what is she interested in and take it from there . 4/5 days should be enough.

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Thanks grrttrr. The point I was unsuccessfully trying to make was iit's been a very long time since I was there. Made our booking and will stay 5 nights.

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You should be able to get a nice introduction to Amsterdam in the 5 nights you have booked, particularly if you enjoy spending time in the many museums. If you aren't into museums and you feel like you've gotten your fix of walking around the various neighborhoods in Amsterdam after a few days, 5 nights gives you plenty of time to base in Amsterdam and take a day trip somewhere (Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Delft, etc.).

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Thank you Ceidehfor your suggestions. I need to learn to post more detailed questions . We enjoy a combination of museums and wandering around enjoying the local vibe.

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As you do like museums, you may want to think about what museums you really want to include on this trip and calculate the admission costs for each to see if it makes sense to purchase a Museumkaart. The card is good for a full year at numerous museums all over the Netherlands (not just Amsterdam) and at some museums the card enables you to fast-track and skip the ticket lines (you cannot skip security checkpoint lines with the card). You can also enter museums multiple times throughout your trip, so if you only want to spend 2 hours exploring the Rijks and then go back a few days later to spend another 1-2 hours, you can easily do that. Besides some of the larger museums like the Rijks, Van Gogh, Anne Frank House, Stedelijk and Hermitage, the card offers admission to a lot of small museums and historic canal houses scattered around the city which are interesting to pop into for a quick visit (and also make convenient pit stops if you need to use the restroom facilities).