North Holland
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Our most recommended North Holland Sightseeing Tours

  • Shipboys and Men: 2-Hour Walking Tour of Hoorn

    1. Shipboys and Men: 2-Hour Walking Tour of Hoorn

    Your morning or afternoon in Hoorn will start at your hotel, river cruiseship or if you travel to Hoorn from elsewhere, at the train station. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. The most important sights that your private guide will show are the Main tower, a landmark in the harbor of Hoorn. The hidden love chapel, once built as a private chapel for a half catholic/half protestant couple. Touch, just like locals did decades ago, the façade of the Saint John Hospice. See the lively harbor and shopping street. Learn about Jan Pietersz Coen, son of Hoorn and founder of former Batavia City, present Jakarta in Indonesia. Wandering through the streets of Hoorn will take you back in time to the days of the VOC (United East Indian Company) that made Holland in the 17th Century one of the most influential countries in the world. Hoo...

  • Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour from Westerpark to Jordaan

    2. Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour from Westerpark to Jordaan

    Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam on a personalized tour of relaxed Westerpark and ultra-cool Jordaan, two very different neighborhoods that help to paint a full picture of the city. Between these areas, marvel at the city's history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down buzzing streets loved by locals and tourists alike. 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. Explore Westerpark, a neighborhood centered around its eponymous park just beyond Amsterdam's famous canal belt. Take a tranquil stroll through the sprawling lawns (one of the largest green spaces in the city) to Zuiveringshal West — a gargantuan cultural venue that’s the size of a small village housed inside a former gasworks, lined with all s...

    Riccardo was absolutely superb. He was born and raised in Amsterdam and attended university in England. His knowledge of the city and the area we toured is astounding. We all enjoyed visiting the Jordaan a delightful and charming slice of Amsterdam away from the maddening crowds. His answered all of our questions about all aspects of the city. This was one tour where I felt slightly guilty as I left feeling I received more than I paid for by the end of the tour. Reserve now.... you will not regret!

  • Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

    3. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

    Climb aboard a canal boat to experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful - when the sun goes down and the city lights are switched on. Thousands of lights highlight the hundreds of bridges and the iconic buildings alongside the canals. You will cruise along some of the most scenic waterways of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, passing the illuminated buildings, bridges, and boats that give the city an almost fairytale appearance. Enjoy an open-air space in both winter and in summer.  A host will welcome you aboard and tell you many stories, legends, and historical facts about Amsterdam as you sail. Sit back to learn about the local hotspots, including notable restaurants and nightclubs.

    Great value for money. The boat was clean and the captain was friendly and funny. There are better options for more private or open-boat cruises, of course, but for this amount of money this is probably the best you can get.

  • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium 75-Minute Tour

    4. Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium 75-Minute Tour

    Experience the excitement of the Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium on a 75-minute guided tour that can be conducted in either Dutch or English. During the tour, your enthusiastic guide will take you to see the dugout and also the holy pitch. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to go behind the scenes, with special access to areas that are normally reserved for only players and officials. Your guide will also take you 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 thrill of the history of this iconic site.

    It was a great experience to see the football ground so extremely close to you and fell the tensions of all the great players that played on it.

  • Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

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

    Sit back and relax whilst you enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute city cruise that will acquaint you with the city's famous landmarks, culture, and entertain you with stories from its rich trading history. Seeing the city of Amsterdam whilst aboard a covered and heated boat is the best way to discover one of Europe's most exciting cities.  During your cruise, your skipper will take you through to many of the city's highlights, as you relax and take in all the sights and sounds. This cruise is conducted in a group with a maximum of 24 people, and will provide you with both an immersive and interactive tour. There is also enough time during the tour for questions and recommendations you might require for the rest of your stay as you enjoy this beautiful city. Choose between a standard option where you can add unlimited drinks, or book right away with Dutch cheese, wine and other beverages all i...

    The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

  • Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

    6. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

    Purchase a combined ticket to the Heineken Experience and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals to enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges, and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise. Then, avoid the lines to enter the former Heineken brewery, which now hosts the Heineken Experience, an interactive exhibition where you will learn all about the brewing and bottling process during a fun, 90-minute, self-guided tour. The combined ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases.

    Great education and friendly staff. A great way to see Amsterdam. The beer was good too. Lol

  • Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

    7. Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

    Explore the notorious Red Light District of Amsterdam with a private guide. Learn about Amsterdam's liberal views about drugs and sex work in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets to see the sex workers’ windows, legal drug vendors, and live sex shows. Hear stories of how sex work works in the city. Learn about Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops where cannabis is sold, and discover what is legal and what is not. Your guide will explain what a coffee shop is, tell you what products are made from hemp, and much more. Along the way, discover the Condomerie condom store, see shops selling hardcore leather and sex goods, hear about the xxx-rated video cabins, and go to the Prostitution Information Center. Visit Amsterdam’s first coffee shop and see the historic defense tower of the Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears).

  • Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

    8. Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

    Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a 2.5-hour tour of the Red Light District. Following a pick-up from your hotel or meeting point near Central Station, stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Explore the small shops and restaurants of Chinatown, and walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the 1st coffee shop of Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, prostitution, political issues, and history. Then, enter a coffee shop to enjoy a relaxing break and smoke a joint (only if you want to).

    Such an interesting tour with a great tour guide! Would go again in a heartbeat.

  • Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

    9. Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

    A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the picturesque Dutch countryside. First stop is the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, where you will walk around and be able to admire the well-preserved historic windmills and houses.  Next, head to the fishing village of Volendam. Visit a cheese shop that still makes cheese using the traditional Dutch method. Enjoy lunch at a traditional fish restaurant, before visiting the Volendam Museum and the Old Dutch Bakery.  In Volendam, try to spot the recognizable Dutch traditional costumes often featured on tourist postcards and posters. Afterwards travel back in time to the quaint island community of Marken.

    Fantastic day out with a great tour guide and driver, who kept us entertained. Plenty time giving to see everything and the demonstrations were excellent. Highly recommend this tour

  • Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    10. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on an eco-friendly, luxury cruise. Get unmissable photo opportunities and experience the most relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic noise and congestion. Choose from 2 departure points: in front of the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from unique water vantage points as your local boat skipper tells you informative and entertaining tidbits 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 whimsical Skinny Bridge and the posh Amstel Hotel. View the popular neighborhoods from a unique perspective while relaxing in cushioned seats. Have the option to purchase festive cocktails and drinks f...

    Kamiel and Leticia were great. They gave us super interesting facts about the city and had a great attitude. The drinks were great.

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What people are saying about North Holland

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14,164 reviews

Our guide Arthur was super nice and knowledgeable, almost felt like a friend from town showing you around. The tour is a great way to learn about the involvement of the Netherlands in the war, which is often overlooked in history books beyond the Anne Frank story.

Very pleasant cruise and much more sustainable option. Love that the boat is electric. Not crowded and more enjoyable than the glass covered ones. The skipper Paul and the guide Tamsin were super friendly.

The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

great experience.. and the tour guide was very accomodating.. big plus!

Everything was perfect. I can recommend to everybody ❤️