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Amsterdam: Private Canal Booze Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Private 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. Your booze cruise will take off near Central Station, from where you will cruise into the heart of the city where the main canals are. You will then pass through the Amstel River, passing the 7 bridges and some more hidden gems that only a local skipper and host will know how to find. Your cruise will eventually result in the same spot in which you started, right next to the Red-Light District and a 5-minute walk from the famous Dam Square. This is exactly where you will want to be after 1.5 hours of an open bar.

Amsterdam 1.5-Hour Private Beer Bike Experience

2. Amsterdam 1.5-Hour Private Beer Bike Experience

Climb aboard Amsterdam's unique beer bike tour with your friends, colleagues, or family and discover Amsterdam in an unforgettable way. Cycle past the nicest and most modern cafes, discover the innovatively built hotels, and enjoy a delicious cold beer or a bubbly Prosecco while cycling with your party. The beer bike comes with its own designated driver, known as "BOB", Bewust Onbeschonken Bestuurder (Conscious Sober Driver), removing that awkward choice of who will stay sober for the night.

Zaanse Schans: 75-Minute Private Luxury Cruise

3. Zaanse Schans: 75-Minute Private Luxury Cruise

Your journey starts at the main dock of Zaanse Schans. After being greeted by your host, you will step aboard the luxury licensed boat to start your adventure. The first stop is the famous windmills of Zaanse Schans. While you sit back and enjoy the comfortable boat, you will be able to admire a panoramic view of the centuries-old windmills. Your local tour guide will tell you everything you need to know about the history of the windmills and the rest of the area. Next, you will see some of the most beautiful houses of the area, which can only be seen properly by boat. You will pass close by these houses and your guide will tell you about their history.  You'll then head through the Dutch countryside to reach the scenic town of Wormerveer. This town has an interesting mix of old architecture and raw industrialism. Both towns are destinations where you can get a real taste of Holland. At the end of the cruise you will return to the starting point.

Amsterdam: Private Cruise with Drinks & Optional Snacks

4. Amsterdam: Private Cruise with Drinks & Optional Snacks

Take in the beauty of the city center while exploring the famous canals of Amsterdam. Lay back and relax on this comfortable boat that can either be open or covered, depending on the weather.  Let the local skipper guide navigate through the canals while you benefit from unlimited beer, wine, or soft drinks. Choose between a 90-minute and 2-hour boat tour and add an optional snack platter or Prosecco during the booking process, if you like. The optional snack platter includes: 2 types of cheese (approx. 400 grams) 2 types of sausage (approx. 350 grams) 2 trays with freshly roasted nuts 2 trays of provencal olives 4 homemade dips: 2 tapenades, egg/truffle salad, hummus Breadsticks French bread

Amsterdam: Private BBQ Cruise with Drinks

5. Amsterdam: Private BBQ Cruise with Drinks

Treat yourself and discover Amsterdam from a unique perspective aboard a luxury open boat with your own private cook who will prepare a delicious BBQ while you enjoy unlimited drinks.  Sail around Amsterdam’s iconic canals while your cook prepares your meal. Listen as your skipper tell you more about the history of the city and give your recommendations of places to visit during your stay.  BBQ menu: Pepper steakShaslick Chicken satay skewers  Sausage Hamburger Green lettuce salad Potato Salad Sauces Bread Herb butter *Halal, vegetarian, and vegan options are available on request

From Zaandam: Windmills, Clogs & Cheese by Electric Scooter

6. From Zaandam: Windmills, Clogs & Cheese by Electric Scooter

With this 1-day electric scooter rental, you get to decide what time you’ll start out, when and where you’ll stop and how long you’ll spend at the numerous attractions. Before you start the activity you get instructions from an instructor and have a test run. After that, you can go off on your own (not in a group). Your route starts in Landsmeer, a small village just above Amsterdam. It takes about 20 minutes by taxi, car, or bus to get to the starting point from Amsterdam. After a cup of coffee or tea and an explanation of the navigation app routiq, head out to discover the beautiful countryside. With your scooter rental, you’ll get a digital route to the Zaanse Schans, with its traditional Dutch houses and windmills.

Amsterdam: Romantic Canal Tour with Bubbly

7. Amsterdam: Romantic Canal Tour with Bubbly

You and your partner will be snuggled together to the sound of water lapping softly against the sides of the boat as you drift beneath Amsterdam’s iconic bridges and past its magnificent 17th-century canal houses on this tour. Against this picturesque backdrop, your guide will show you the intimate side of the city. Sharing stories that speak to the heart: tales of love, and details of the art and architecture that make Amsterdam such an open-air museum. Along the way, the guide's stories will be brought to life with a carefully chosen selection of music. Go on a journey through the more private canals in a quiet, solar-powered boat. During daytime or with the setting sun, your journey will draw to a graceful end, leaving you and your partner set for a cozy time together. This is one of the most romantic things to do in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise w/ Drinks & Pizza or Burger

8. Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise w/ Drinks & Pizza or Burger

Embark on a private canal cruise on a luxury open boat—ideal for celebrations or spending time with friends in Amsterdam.  Cruise along Amsterdam’s canals for 90 minutes with your skipper leading the way. See the city center’s hotspots and take in the city’s nightlife vibes from the boat.  Even enjoy a freshly made pizza and unlimited Heineken beer, wine and soft drinks. And fret not if the weather’s bad, the boat also comes with a cover so you can still enjoy your cruise.

Amsterdam: Private Canal Tour

9. Amsterdam: Private Canal Tour

Hop on board for this exciting 90-minute tour that takes you through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam and past the best landmarks. See the top attractions of the city and receive tips from the skipper on which spots to revisit once you’re back on land. Soak in the sights and sounds of the city throughout this calming tour. Hear fascinating commentary from the captain about the Dutch capital’s history as well as its modern attractions. Customize the tour to your group’s interests, making it the perfect way to get acquainted with the city while ensuring everyone is comfortable, safe, and engaged. Bring your own snacks and drinks on board to picnic on the water, or avail of the drinks available on board.

Amsterdam: The Royal Experience Diamond Tour

10. Amsterdam: The Royal Experience Diamond Tour

Visit 4 monumental 17th-century villas and see how jewelers create beauty that lasts for centuries. Take a tour during which your guide will vividly conjure the history of these precious stones, as well as the story of how Amsterdam became the city of diamonds.  On the tour, learn how diamonds are created and polished. Witness professional polishers and goldsmiths up close. Take a picture of yourself behind a real diamond polishing table and learn how to analyze a diamond, distinguishing why some diamonds sparkle more than others. Dive into Amsterdam’s rich history of diamond polishing, filled with royal stories. At the end of this informative tour, receive a goody bag you can use to value you or your family diamonds and jewelry.

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What people are saying about North Holland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 147 reviews

Great cruise through the canals of Amsterdam! Drinks were plentiful, the skipper was super relaxed and the tour through the sunset was really nice. There were even blankets, since it was a bit chilly in the evenings. Even toilet breaks were not a problem. The "emergency pee break" for a colleague 5 minutes before the end is a new runnin gag.

Marius, our host, was superb! He is a wonderful and friendly person. Not only does he know all of the major sites, but many hidden ones. He took us to an old hidden cemetery that no one would find without him. We had great fun and he is a splendid person to spend an afternoon with - you will not be disappointed!! Go and enjoy!

Our guide Faustina was excellent and very knowledge about the paintings and Van Gogh. Would highly recommend

Our guide Merel was very good and there were only 2 of us on the tour - so we could ask lots of questions

Its was great trip and the guide ( steven ) he was great really great