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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: Luxury Open Boat City Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Luxury Open Boat City Canal Cruise

Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on a 100% electric, luxury cruise. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from an open boat and experience a relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic. Learn informative and entertaining insights about the sites along the route. See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals, as well new stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum then glide past the Skinny Bridge, the posh Amstel Hotel and the charming neighbourhood of Grachtengordel. Enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days. In the winter months, relax on an enclosed boat to keep you warm. Benefit from the flexibility of a one-use ticket that can be used on any one of the cruises departing within the hour you booked.

Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

3. Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam 2ith an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam: Heineken Experience and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Heineken Experience and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Learn the story of one of the world's most famous breweries with an entrance ticket to the Heineken Experience and enjoy an interactive, self-guided tour of the original factory, where all of the brand’s beer was made until 1988. Get a behind-the-scenes look at facilities including the gigantic copper tanks where the lager was brewed. Take part in a tasting session and test your skills at drafting a perfect beer. Then, see the 17th-century architecture of the city center on a 1-hour canal cruise. Avail of a GPS guide in several languages to get interesting information about iconic landmarks such as the Westerkerk, "Skinny Bridge" and charming Negen Straatjes neighborhood. The time slot you choose is for the Heineken Experience. The canal cruise time slot must be reserved upon arrival in Amsterdam (instructions provided after booking).

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

5. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Eaters (1885), Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette (1886), Sunflowers (1889), and Almond Blossoms (1890). The other half of the package includes an Amsterdam canal cruise. Amsterdam’s beautiful city center is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and there is no better way to explore it than with an Amsterdam canal cruise. The fun, 1-hour cruise will take you through the city’s most important canals, past magnificent 17th-century churches, mansions, boat houses, and bridges. You can see all of the best sights including the Westerkerk church, the Negen Straatjes district, and the Magere Brug on the Amstel river. The cruise features a GPS guide with information in several different languages and the boats are fitted with panoramic windows to ensure you enjoy a fantastic view of the city.

Amsterdam: Food Tour Jordaan District

6. Amsterdam: Food Tour Jordaan District

Join this activity for a unique way to experience Amsterdam's food scene, walking along the Jordaan District. Learn about some of Amsterdam's hottest spots by getting clues that lead you from one location to the next. This self-guided tour starts at Kafenion at the Bloemgracht 49. From there, you'll receive your first clue to find your next bite. At every stop, you will receive a new clue to get to the next location. In case you can't find the next stop, you can always use Whatsapp to get some help. The route takes 2 to 3 hours and includes 5 bites to fill you up for lunch.

Amsterdam: Architectural Highlights Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: Architectural Highlights Walking Tour

Enjoy your guide’s expertise as you begin with the roots of this unique maritime metropolis, Amsterdam’s medieval harbor. Find the most interesting architecture in the Dutch capital along its waterfronts, from the historical canal area to artificial archipelagos. See the neighborhood’s most striking monuments, markets, street-art hot spots, and little-known local haunts that characterize this beautiful and lively area. Learn how and from where the Dutch began to sail the seas of the world. See Amsterdam’s unique housing boats and classic wooden sailing crafts along the wharf. See the picturesque and costly homes which in the past were warehouses used for storing the goods that came from Amsterdam’s port and learn about their famous owners. Continue into the Jordaan, which is Amsterdam’s most famous neighborhood. Watch how the gentrification of decades has worked to attract more galleries, restaurants, specialty shops, and upwardly-mobile residents to its "higgledy-piggledy" picturesque streets. Gain a deeper knowledge of how Amsterdam has evolved from a merchant stronghold to a predominant European cultural capital as you walk around its streets. Walk the "Nine Streets" on Amsterdam’s 17th-century canal ring area, and enjoy one of the marvels of this world’s architecture. Learn as your guide documents the history of this unique urban development, and find out just why this area has been designated by UNESCO as world heritage. Get an overview of the architectural style of Amsterdam’s rich past. See its very lively artisanal businesses, hidden cafés, restaurants, and galleries with specialized and authentic shops.

Amsterdam: Instagram Scenic Photo Spots & Moco Museum Tour

8. Amsterdam: Instagram Scenic Photo Spots & Moco Museum Tour

During this half-day tour, you will go around Amsterdam, visit and photograph the most scenic spots of this picturesque city, with a professional photographer. Begin with a visit to the trendy Moco Museum, home of Banksy, with its distinct art, photogenic staircases and weird backgrounds. Head towards the De Pijp neighborhood, famous for its numerous trendy local bars and cafes, inspiring wall art and well-known local market, Albert Cuyp, where a traditional herring eating picture will be taken (don’t worry, you don’t have to eat it if you don’t want to). See the canal houses and romantic bridges. Enjoy a quick visit to one of Amsterdam's beautiful parks and a wonderful tram ride through the Utrechtsestraat, a fashionable street full of design shops and boutiques. The ride ends in Rembrandt Square where you will be photographed standing in between the characters of the well-known Night Watch from the Golden Age painter, Rembrandt. Pose in front of the canal houses and romantic bridges like the love lock bridge and many others. You won't miss the opportunity to see the drunken houses, the Amstel river, the Southern and Western Churches. As your photographer is also your tour guide, get ready for some entertainment, as well as historical storytelling along the way. Last but not least, on the widest bridge of Amsterdam, with a breathtaking view of the canal houses on the background, you will be photographed on one of these typical bikes. Your tour will end at Restaurant Prins van Oranje, in front of the Anne Frank House, where you can check out your pictures easily, scanning your personal QR code while enjoying a nice coffee or tea.

Amsterdam Tailored, Fun and Private Photo Shoot

9. Amsterdam Tailored, Fun and Private Photo Shoot

Experience Amsterdam like never before, and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session in front of some of the city’s most picturesque backdrops or local sites. Your guide will create a photo-documentary portfolio that is just right for you. Perfect for capturing special occasions or the everyday moments of your vacation, the friendly and unobtrusive experience will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. Pose against the colorful canals and house boats of the Canal Belt. Discover quaint nooks that are buzzing with local life. Held in some of Amsterdam’s prettiest neighborhoods and locations, popular options include the Dappermart market, or De Negen Straatjes, the “Soho of Amsterdam.” You are free to choose the location(s) that suits your style or personality. Alternatively, your guide will provide great tips and guidance about where and what will work best for your requirements.

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What people are saying about De Negen Straatjes

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,474 reviews

Very relaxed and enjoyable canal tour with Sara and our skipper. Great insights to the city, lots of humour and plenty of delicious wine and cheese…couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend an afternoon, thank you!

I would definitely recommend it, the hostess was so nice and helpful! It’s definitely worth the money as you get unlimited wine! We really enjoyed it :)

Wonderful experience - friendly and knowledgeable guides, refreshments, excellent value for money

A very enjoyable experience. Sophie is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Very good activity to explore Amsterdam by the canals and learn a few facts about the city.