The Netherlands is a very compact country, especially when comparing to Australia. With a fast public transport network, as well as an extensive road network, a lot of the country can be seen even when you don’t have a lot of time! So, when you are flying into Amsterdam, there are many amazing cities, UNESCO heritage sites, as well as historical towns and flower fields that you could check out! Therefore, taking day trips from Amsterdam is a must. After exploring Amsterdam for 2 days, I suggest you either hire a car or getting on the train and explore some more of this beautiful country. Though you can’t see everything in the timespan of your holiday, there are still many amazing places that you can see during a couple of day trips from Amsterdam.