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Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

1. Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

Embark on a cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district of Amsterdam. Enjoy the opportunity to take in many of the historic sights of the city center. Depart from Central Station and discover the historic buildings and canals of the city. Admire the elegant merchant houses that date back to the Dutch Golden Age. See stunning gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and many other top attractions.  During the cruise, listen to the recorded audio commentary in your choice of 19 languages. See merchant buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries, Amsterdam’s Golden Age, when trade flourished and was reflected in elaborately decorated facades. Arrive back at Central Station to finish the tour.

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with a boat cruise along the city's canals at night. Discover picturesque canal houses, colorful neighborhoods, and historic monuments as you cruise through the city center. Sit back and relax as you tour through the historic canal district and admire the beauty of Amsterdam. Learn about the city with an onboard audio commentary available in 19 different languages. Enjoy advantageous views from inside the boat with sliding windows and panoramic rooftops so you don’t miss a single thing. Have your camera ready as you travel through the famous canals, which are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. Watch as the streets are lit up and lively, the buildings illuminated by warm, bright lights and the little terraces packed with people unwinding after a day’s work. The cruise lasts around 1 hour and takes you past some of the city’s most fascinating sites.

Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

3. Amsterdam: Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans Tour

You will begin with to a trip to the enchanting village of Giethoorn in the north of the Netherlands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Known as the “Venice of North”, the village is notable for its many canals and complete lack of roads. You will explore this fairy tale village, where less than 3,000 people live, throughout a 1-hour guided boat tour. Explore the preserved village on foot, and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Your trip will continue to the village of Volendam, where you can admire brightly painted wooden houses and see locals wearing their colorful regional attire. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the Volendam harbor, which has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village since 1875. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for those at home or for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume in one of many photo studios of the village. Your last destination is to explore the most picturesque traditional 17th-century Zaanse Schans village which contains houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. In Zaanse Schans village you can stroll past the charming greenhouses and visit a factory where the clogs popular in this part of the country are made. There’s also nothing more Dutch than cheese, and whilst there you can try some at the Catharina Hoeve Farm where you will also learn about its production.

From Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour

4. From Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the day and discover the Dutch countryside on bike. Departing from the city center, take the ferry over the beautiful IJ-lake. Ride your bike over dams and dikes, past picturesue villages and through scenic landscapes. Your guide will tell you about the history of this country and the villages you will be seeing. You will learn about watermanegement while cycling over the embankments that keep the Dutch feet dry. Halfway through the tour, stop for coffee in a lovely little restaurant in Holysloot, a tiny village in the farmlands of Holland. Ask your guide all your questions and enjoy a relaxing break in this peaceful place. The homemade apple pie that's served here is world-famous and the perfect fuel to keep you going. After the refreshment break, continue to Ransdorp. Witness the beauty of this former capital of the Waterland region with its iconic flat church tower and fascinating history. Later, begin the journey back to the city. Before getting back, stop to see Holland's last chalk windmill for another iconic photo opportunity. Learn about the functioning of windmills and the mill industry of Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Soon after leaving the windmill behind you will arrive back in Amsterdam.

From Amsterdam: Windmills of Zaanse Schans Tour in Spanish

5. From Amsterdam: Windmills of Zaanse Schans Tour in Spanish

There is no better way to enjoy an afternoon in the Netherlands than checking out the Zaanse Schans windmills, the economic engine of the country between the 16th and 18th centuries when the Dutch took advantage of wind power to grind the spices they brought from the colonies and make oils, mustards, and more. Learn about the history of this scenic and economically-significant spot as you tour the mills with your friendly, knowledgeable guide. First, take a walking tour of a mill to learn how it was operated and the history of industry in the Netherlands. Then visit a clog workshop to get acquainted with the manufacturing of traditional Dutch footwear. Stop in at a cheese factory to try a variety of traditional Dutch cheeses and learn about the cheese-making process. Enjoy free time to explore the scenic area, say hi to the farm animals, and snap some photos before returning to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

6. Amsterdam: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

The tour provider will organize the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends. Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the infomation you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Photographers are handpicked and highly experienced. As local experts, he will share his knowledge of the city like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour allows you to look back over your travels with fond memories, when all too often you are left with rusty memories of your journeys. Make sure that the next time you travel you have mementos that will last a lifetime and beyond.

Amsterdam: Professional Private Photoshoot Amsterdam City

7. Amsterdam: Professional Private Photoshoot Amsterdam City

Turn your Amsterdam visit into a memory that will last a lifetime with a photoshoot session by Smiler. Meet your photographer just outside the Dutch Royal ARTIS Zoo and go on a short walking Tour of Amsterdam where your professional photographer will take some lovely pictures of you at iconic sights such as the Canals or in front of Rijksmuseum, for example. Your photographer will guide you and knows all the best places and angles to take snapshots. Bring your smile and follow the instructions of your professional photographer to get some great shots and enjoy the thrill of taking a private photo shoot in the heart of Amsterdam. Get your picture taken alone or with the special people in your life. Be sent a personal link to your pictures within 24 hours. View and download the high-resolution images on your own device.

Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

8. Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

Sail out of Amsterdam and towards the Dutch polder. Enjoy the unique landscape and stroll around a living village filled with operational wooden windmills. Sit back, relax and take in Holland's unique scenery as you leave the port of Amsterdam. Enjoy panoramic views from the boat's sun terrace as you glide through a landscape dotted with pumping stations, dikes, and, of course, windmills. Pass huge container cargo ships and through a traditional lock as you leave the city behind and make your way to the village. Disembark and take in a photogenic array of historic windmills, some of them over 350 years old. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the clog warehouse or the cheese factory. Enjoy a last look at picturesque historic wooden houses and factories, before boarding your boat back to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

9. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Your guide will then take you to the cruise boat to continue the tour of the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways, and on this cruise you will see the most principal canals as well as the Amstel River and the famous seven bridges.

Amsterdam: Self-Guided Tour with Over 100 Sights

10. Amsterdam: Self-Guided Tour with Over 100 Sights

This is a new way for independent-minded travelers to discover the majesty and culture of Amsterdam, including its fashionable shopping streets and its artist treasures. This self-guided sightseeing method is a state-of-the-art application that uniquely combines public transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, helpful text, and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into an intelligent assistant and reliable travel companion. Live the city at your own pace, while discovering more than any guide could ever tell you. You’ll learn about curiosities, culture, stories, and secrets at over 100 points of interest, while listening to your local story tellers in a choice of six languages. You can navigate to personal drop-pins and travel across the city, while enjoying auto-play commentary on carefully mapped routes using buses, trams, and bicycles. You will even receive help seeking out the best photo-spots and free Wi-Fi areas! Whether you follow the suggested itineraries, or simply explore at your own will, you’ll uncover Amsterdam’s glories in your own way and at your own pace, by day or night.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 90 reviews

Great tour! Included a variety of sights and an easy way to see a lot of things in one day. Do wish we would have spent just a bit more time in Volendam since the majority of the time time was taken up with lunch, but otherwise it was perfect. Would definitely recommend

Der Ort war sehr gut zu erreichen, gerade weil es so zentral war. Die Mitarbeiter waren sehr hilfsbereit und sympathisch

Noval is amazing! Best guide ever! And Tony is the most amazing driver. What a great experience.

Wonderful &memorable trip - Naufal was great and our group couldn't be better.

A lot of chooses for language, boat clean. It was a really good activity