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Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

1. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

Relax on a canal cruise through the UNESCO Heritage listed Golden Age Canals of Amsterdam. View city highlights like the Skinny Bridge, the Red Light District, and the Old Harbor. Have the option to choose standard tour or a tour with unlimited delicious Dutch cheese, wine, and other drinks. Board the ship and let your local skipper tell you about local history as you sail past sights in the Jordaan district and the Skinny Bridge on the the Amstel River. Admire views of parts of the Red Light District, the former city locks, and Old Harbor. Capture pictures of the stately architecture of the Maritime Museum and the prestigious Gold Bend neighborhood. See pieces of history as you sail by places like the Anne Frank House. Ask your guide questions about the city and get recommendations for things to do and places to eat.

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

2. Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken Day Trip

Enjoy the picturesque Dutch countryside on a day trip by comfortable bus. Encounter the famous windmills, and learn about Dutch traditional crafts.Take advantage of free WiFi on board the bus as you travel. Discover the unique village of Zaanse Schans. Stroll around at your leisure and admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses. Explore the fishing village of Volendam, visit a cheese shop still making cheese using a traditional Dutch method, and join a demonstration about Volendam cheese. Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant at your own expense, before exploring more of Volendam. Select the all-inclusive tour option for more activities including a boat ride to Marken, a visit to an operating windmill, and a clog-making demonstration.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

3. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise

Enjoy the center of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on this canal tour in Amsterdam. Be amazed by the gorgeous 17th century canal houses, old merchant houses from the Dutch Golden Age, charming bridges, and the Dutch cyclists. Hop aboard a comfortable boat and pass by the Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk. Glide by more than just old buildings, as you admire new architectural masterpieces have been built along the Piet Heinkade on the IJ river. During your cruise, uncover everything the Dutch capital has to offer in 75 minutes. Keep your camera close by to snap some enviable shots. Book your canal tour in Amsterdam now and board one of the famous blue boats. Take in highlights of Amsterdam and experience the city the way it really is. Soak up sights like the Golden Bend, Overhoeks (the city’s newest quarter), the Music Building in the harbor, and the impressive replica of a VOC ship outside the Maritime Museum.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

4. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

On this 75-minute canal cruise, you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change. Have a great time on board while listening to your personal audio system. Your visit to Heineken Experience includes a 1.5-hour self-guided tour where you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer. Find out the 4 natural ingredients that make this beer, and discover the brand’s sponsorship activities with Formula 1, the UEFA Champions League and the Rugby World Cup. And sure enough, at the end of the tour you can raise your glass with new friends. Please note that Heineken Experience is only for guests 18 years and older!

Amsterdam: Johan Cruijff ArenA Classic Tour

5. Amsterdam: Johan Cruijff ArenA Classic Tour

Experience the excitement of the Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium on this classic tour. During the tour, walk at your own pace to explore the stadium. Meet the guides along the route who will tell you information about the exclusive areas of the stadium. In addition, have the opportunity to go behind the scenes, with special access to areas that are normally reserved for only players and officials. Take a look into the official dressing room of Ajax, when it is not in use on match days or during training sessions. Don’t miss this chance to feel the thrilling history of this iconic site.

Amsterdam: Canal Booze Cruise

6. Amsterdam: Canal Booze Cruise

You can drink in a bar in any city in the world, but for a true Amsterdam experience, you can’t do better than a boozy canal cruise along the world-famous waterways, taking in the sights with a cold beer in hand. Choose from a private or shared cruise. Depart from the city center and cruise through some of the city's main canals. Make your way onto the Amstel River, under the 7 bridges, and discover hidden gems that only a local skipper and host will know how to find. Your cruise will eventually return to the same spot in which you started, right in the city center, exactly where you will want to be after a cruise with an open bar.

Amsterdam: Smoke and Lounge 70-Minute Boat Cruise

7. Amsterdam: Smoke and Lounge 70-Minute Boat Cruise

Enjoy one of the most relaxing smoke-friendly lounge boat tours in Amsterdam. Sip on your favorite drink, smoke, or enjoy one of the hookah/shisha's onboard for an extra cost.   Start out in the heart of the Red Light District, one of the most popular locations in the city, and sail through the central area, the Herengracht and Prinsengracht canals, the Seven Bridges, the river Amstel, the Skinny Bridge, and the Dancing Houses before returning to where you started. Enjoy Amsterdam's stunning Light Festival from December 1st 2022 until January 2023 Mix the city highlights boat route with the light tour route, so you have the best of both worlds. The boat can accommodate up to 22 people. Whatever the weather, the boat is set up so passengers will have an enjoyable time. In summertime all windows can be opened, ensuring full visibility of Amsterdam’s iconic landmarks and monuments. In winter all windows can be closed, and we have heated seats to keep you warm. 

Haarlem: 50-Minute Sightseeing Canal Cruise

8. Haarlem: 50-Minute Sightseeing Canal Cruise

Experience and discover the beautiful historic city center of Haarlem from a unique perspective as you cruise around the Old Town's canals on a 50-minute cruise. After meeting your professional skipper and boarding the boat in the city center, begin your journey of discover of Haarlem's unique architecture, picturesque buildings, and romantic canals. Once onboard, admire attractions such as the Molen de Adriaan, the Teylers hofje, Frans Hals Museum, and the Jopenkerk. Munch on complimentary snacks and drinks as you sail in the company of a crew with many years of experience on the water of Haarlem. The boat is heated for your comfort.

Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

9. Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a small-group or private guided walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter in a small group setting while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. You will hear all about Anne Frank’s family dynamics, their move from Germany, their time in hiding, and her father’s life after the war. Start the tour outside the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic construction that still functions as a synagogue today. Find out about the background of the original Jewish neighborhood and how it developed over the centuries. Your guide will share stories of Anne Frank’s love of writing, the conditions she lived through in 1930s and 1940s Amsterdam, and how her diary became so famous. You will also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Over the course of the tour, you will walk by the Jewish Historical Museum, stop at the Auschwitz Monument and see the outside of the Anne Frank House façade. Finish the tour with a small surprise at a local Dutch cafe.

From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Flower Park Trip with Transfer

10. From Amsterdam: Keukenhof Flower Park Trip with Transfer

Join the Keukenhof tour to explore the most famous flower garden in the world. Be amazed by the more than seven million flowers and walk along 15 kilometers of footpaths across the park. The Keukenhof tour picks you up at Amsterdam Central Station and takes you straight to the park's entrance. Your entry tickets are included. You will be accompanied by a live guide on the bus if you select the option with a guide. This option also includes a GPS audio guide on the bus, available in several languages. Make the most of this trip and learn about the flowers, the park, the Netherlands, Dutch culture, and the Bulb region. Travel by air-conditioned bus through an area with endless tulip fields, one of the country’s most photographed and iconic landscapes. At Keukenhof, enter one of the largest flower parks in the world with ease. The Keukenhof park contains over 7 million flower bulbs including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Get your tickets on time, the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens are only open for less than two months a year and sell out quickly.

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This was absolutely incredible!!! Our tour guide Rob was amazing and my friend and I sat up the front, so we got to talk to Rob a lot and it was so amazing! Rob is funny, very, very knowledgeable, and really great at giving suggestions! I know its expected to have a knowledgeable tour guide on whatever tour you do, but Rob was outstanding with his knowledge! The price we paid for the whole trip, felt like a steal!! So cheap for everything we got - the transport, the cheese and clog making tour and cheese tasting!! Absolutely incredible! This whole day was such a beautiful memory I’ll keep forever ! Thank you so much Rob and our amazing bus driver (I’m horrible at remembering names please forgive me) who got out the bunny at the cheese and clog factory and let me hold and pet it! You brought amazing positivity and high energy in the trip when we saw you in the cheese shop, being kind is always much appreciated and I loved your vibe and positivity. Thank you again so much!

Our tour guide Rob was really what made this tour brilliant. The little insights he provided into the Dutch culture and history as we made our way through the stops was really great. The cheese and clog factory were by far my favourite of the day! 10/10 worth the time and money!

Excellent tour of the Jewish Quarters and history behind World War 2 and the Holocaust. Our tour guide, Earon was excellent and made the tour great despite the cold weather.

It was a very nice boat, and alo the patj was well chosen, longer than the other boat tours in Amsterdam

very good, bring ur own smoke, wide range of drinks but also very cold so wrap up