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From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

A great impression of Holland that starts with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour you will drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the ‘Royal Delft Manufactory’, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

Amsterdam: Food Tour in the Albert Cuyp Market

2. Amsterdam: Food Tour in the Albert Cuyp Market

Enjoy a guided tour in the Albert Cuyp, the biggest day market in the Netherlands, with a local foodie guide. Hop between the best stalls of the Albert Cuyp market and taste the most delicious snacks that Dutch cuisine has to offer. Enjoy funny and engaging stories about the history of the food and Dutch culture in an easy manner from a local guide. The vibe of the tour is open and easygoing, so feel free to ask any questions you might have about the Dutch cuisine, culture or anything for the rest of your stay. Experience a new side of Amsterdam with a local craft beer tasting and many delicious local snacks, so come hungry.

Alkmaar: 2-Hour Tour and Cheese Market Visit

3. Alkmaar: 2-Hour Tour and Cheese Market Visit

Get to know the town of Alkmaar, located in North Holland, on a 2-hour guided tour of the city and visit to the cheese market. After meeting your guide at the train station, enjoy a stroll through one of the oldest medieval cities in the Netherlands. Walk through the city center, which has remained the same for 400 years. Listen and learn important facts and small tidbits of information about Alkmaar, a town that's oozing with Dutch charm. Then make your way to the traditional cheese market, one of only 4 left in the Netherlands. Learn about the market's founding and growth, and find a favorite cheese to take home with you.

Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour

4. Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour

Visit Alkmaar's traditional Cheese Market - the oldest in the Netherlands! On this 2.5-hour small group walking tour, you will learn all about Alkmaar's most well known attraction: the Cheese Market! Also wander through Alkmaar's medieval center and along pretty cobbled streets and picturesque canals. Watch the traditional way of trading cheese how it was done centuries ago. Spend approximately 45 minutes at the Cheese Market which is ample time to see everything. While you are there, learn all about the market's history and listen to your guide explaining what is happening in front of you! If you feel like it, you can try a variety of Dutch cheeses and even buy some to bring home with you. Then, walk through the cobbled streets of Alkmaar and along its picturesque canals. Stop at the Molen van Piet (Piet's Windmill) for the perfect Dutch photo opportunity! See some of Alkmaar's most famous buildings such as the Grote Sint Laurenskerk (Great St Lawrence Church), the Stadhuis (City Hall) and the Waag (the Weigh House). On this tour you will get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life through the eyes of a foreigner living in Alkmaar, as your tour guide originally stems from Canada.

Amsterdam: Private Food Tour with a Local

5. Amsterdam: Private Food Tour with a Local

Taste the best bites of The Netherlands during a delicious food journey through Amsterdam, and learn more about the city’s food traditions and culture. Meet your guide close to Museumplein, and fall in love with a variety of delicious snacks and dishes during your private tour. Learn about the influence of different cultures and cuisines, and enjoy some amazing bites at a Surinamese family-run restaurant. Your 1st stop will be at the best fishmongers in Amsterdam, and the last stop will be at a beer café where you will be served a cheese platter! Along the way, stroll past the local vendors at the Albert Cuyp Market. Enjoy an authentic stroopwafel (a waffle made from 2 thin layers of dough and filled with caramel), freshly prepared by a true Amsterdammer. Go to the picturesque Pijp area, and discover one of Amsterdam’s most vibrant districts. Discover hip cafés next to local bars, creating a unique vibe of the old and new. Learn about family restaurants that have been passed on from generation to generation.

Amsterdam: Christmas Lights and Festive Delights

6. Amsterdam: Christmas Lights and Festive Delights

Get into the Christmas spirit as you explore Amsterdam with a local guide. Stroll through the charming narrow streets and along the canals as they twinkle with festive lights. Follow the unique route of the Amsterdam Light Festival to see the stunning art installations made of colorful lights that are draped over the canals, lighting up the water with beautiful colors. Browse a Christmas market, indulging in some local foodie treats, warming up with a mulled wine or hot chocolate and maybe buying some unique Christmas gifts to take home. Visit one of the city’s well-loved ice-rinks - and enjoy Amsterdam’s classic Christmas scene. Get tips and tricks from your local guide about other Christmasy things to do in the city, and let them recommend places to eat where you can try traditional festive cuisine. The hosts are not tour guides by profession, instead, they are local people who have a passion for showing off the bests of Amsterdam. After booking, the team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded Amsterdam local. Keeping in mind your personal answers, your local host will put together a bespoke itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Your host will arrange the most convenient meeting place for you. If you feel like changing direction during the meet-up, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary.

Amsterdam: Off-the-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods Private Tour

7. Amsterdam: Off-the-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods Private Tour

Join a local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam on a personalized tour of its highlights and hidden gems. Marvel at the city’s history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you're led down its liveliest streets and those off the well-trodden tourist trail. Explore Amsterdam-Noord, a lively area known for its vast green parks, charming villages, and contemporary art scene. See the contemporary Eye Film Museum, a collection of Dutch and foreign movies and film posters, and snap pictures of the NDSM Werf — a shipping yard turned cool, urban skate park. Take a peaceful stroll along the idyllic Noordhollandsch Canal, and maybe stop for a beer at the storybook-esque d’Admiraal Windmill, a smock windmill next to the canal that was built in 1792. Make your way to Amsterdam-West and the medieval city center, exploring two of the city’s markets: local favorite Ten Katemarkt, tucked away in a residential neighborhood, and De Hallen, an indoor street food mecca housed in a converted industrial building. Get a taste of the city's history at the National Monument, and see iconic landmarks like the 400-year-old Westerkerk and Dam Square as you make your way to the ultra-trendy Jordaan district and De 9 Straatjes — Jordaan’s adjacent micro-neighborhood that connects the city’s main waterways, packed with cool boutiques and niche outlets. Walk the bar-, bistro-, and cafe-lined streets of bohemian De Pijp, an eclectic hub of diverse cultures, flavors, and sights along the peaceful Amsterdam canals. Finally, explore the heart of Amsterdam-East along the quaint, cobbled Javastraat, where Amsterdam's cool kids move between Turkish bakeries and trendy bars. See two of them, Bar Basquiat and Bar Bukowski, for yourself before browsing local goods and stocking up on Dutch snacks at the famous Dappermarkt, one of the busiest markets in Amsterdam. Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you've booked, someone from the local partner's team will be in touch, so just let them know if you have any special requirements. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

8. Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

Learn the history of Amsterdam on a comprehensive, 2.5-hour guided bike tour, perfect for people of all ages, no matter how fit they are. Benefit from the services of a guide who will make sure that the whole group can keep up at all times. Enjoy a free cup of coffee at the local tour operator's bike shop as you adjust your bikes before setting off. Get an introduction to the city and how it came into existence on Dam Square. Then, pedal off and explore the historic city center like a local. Cycle to all the highlights, such as the magnificent Bloemenmarkt - the world's only floating flower market. Pedal the leafy lanes of the Vondelpark, where locals go to relax at the open-air theater and on the grassy lawns.

Amsterdam-Noord: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

9. Amsterdam-Noord: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

After finding a meeting point that suits you in Amsterdam Central (if your hotel is in the area we can meet there), we head to Centraal Station, and hop on the ferry to urban, edgy Amsterdam-Noord, an area once used for heavy industry that today attracts the city’s cool kids and artists. Check out a fascinating exhibition at the Eye Film Museum and see a collection of Dutch and foreign movies and film posters before zooming up the elevator to the A'DAM Lookout, an observation deck with a panoramic view of Amsterdam’s historical center, the port, and the Dutch landscape. Back at ground level, snap pictures of the NDSM Werf – a shipping yard turned gritty skate park – then take a peaceful stroll along the idyllic Noordhollandsch Canal (and maybe stop for a drink at the storybook-esque d’Admiraal Windmill, a centuries-old smock windmill next to the canal). Explore the Pekmarkt flea market – which has a different theme every day of the week – and browse through goods ranging from textiles to fresh local produce. Amble through the historic Nieuwendammerdijk, a quaint urban village that was once a late medieval settlement, and stop off at Pllek – a post-industrial local hangout near the IJ waterfront housed in old storage containers. And if you still have a minute to spare? Gawk at Crane Hotel – a quirky B&B set inside a former harbor crane. Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from our team will be in touch, so let us know if you have any special requirements.

Amsterdam: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

Get an authentic experience of Amsterdam on a personalized tour of the city center with a local guide. Marvel at the city's history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you're led down its liveliest streets and those off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your local guide in the heart of Amsterdam at the National Monument, and see iconic landmarks like the 400-year-old Westerkerk and Dam Square. Pass by the iconic venues that put Amsterdam on the map, like the Anne Frank House, and experience the city's food culture at the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store, as well as the quaint cafes and restaurants lining the ultra-trendy Jordaan district. Explore De 9 Straatjes, Jordaan’s adjacent micro-neighborhood that connects the city’s main waterways, packed with vintage boutiques and niche outlets. Stroll along the banks of the canals and savor the floral fragrance at the Bloemenmarkt, the world's first floating flower market founded in 1862. Finally, head to Amsterdam-Noord, a lively area known for its vast green parks, charming villages, and contemporary art scene. Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you've booked, someone from the local partner's team will be in touch, so just let them know if you have any special requirements.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 108 reviews

My partner & I had a wonderful tour of Alkmaar and its cheese market with Jennifer. She was a super guide, so knowledgeable and friendly that we felt we'd known her for ages. Because of the cold weather she took us to a cosy cafe which was like entering someone's home, for super coffees and homemade apple pie. For a fun time in Alkmaar Jennifer is the best.

Tour started on time, 9.30am, coach was comfortable and clean, driver good. Guide was very good, well informed, excellent linguistics and delivery plus a sense of humour. Great way to see highlights of The Hague, Delft plus pottery tour, miniature park, Rotterdam and lastly a harbour cruise. Tour took longer than advertised, back to Amsterdam at 8pm

Great trip! Hague, Delft, Maduroland, Rotterdam-it would have taken days to hit all this one our own. Our guide, Pedro, was the absolute best! He kept everything moving and was very informative.

Great organizations! Thanks alot to Adrian - fantastic guide! Recommend this excursion!

Worth knowing and interesting guided tour of Alkmaar with a dedicated guide!