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Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

Learn the vibrant history of Amsterdam from its historic waterways on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes in more than 100 highlights! Board the boat by the Stromma Central Station or the Rijksmuseum in the city center, and set sail from the IJ waterfront. The on board commentary will explain the city’s emergence in the 13th century, to the merchants of the Dutch East India Company that led to the so-called “Golden Age.” See some of today’s modern architecture as you cruise around the southernmost part of fashionable Amsterdam-Noord. Sail past old warehouses, dockyards, and boatyards. Cruise under enchanting bridges from the past and present. Watch the centuries merge as you experience Amsterdam in its purest form - as a seaport. Along the way, you will pass many of Amsterdam’s most famous monuments, and discover why UNESCO declared the city’s canals a World Heritage Site.

Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots Private Tour

2. Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots Private Tour

Step into the shoes of a local guide, and discover the authentic Amsterdam on a private tour of the city center. Go to the best off-the-beaten path locations, and discover a city beyond the usual tulips, cheese and Red Light District. There are so many different things to experience in Amsterdam, you need to know where to look. Get a full flavor of what Amsterdam has to offer and is all about from someone in the know. In addition to secret spots, go to a unique exhibition and visit Amsterdam Noord, the coolest district in the city. Learn where all the hip bars, local markets, and hidden canals are located.

Amsterdam: Countryside and Organic Farm Bike Tour

3. Amsterdam: Countryside and Organic Farm Bike Tour

Explore the countryside as you cycle on a dike and stop at a windmill. Learn about the history of Dutch land creation and how a lot of the country has been built on water.  Discover the picturesque village of Landsmeer and the beautiful green area of Twiske. Visit an organic local farm along the way and take a walk in their garden. You can pick some ingredients for your lunch, while meeting the staff of this special care farm. Learn about future developments and challenges to organic agriculture in the Netherlands. Have a look at the future of urban farming, and meet the change-makers behind the agriculture of tomorrow. This tour gives back to the organic farm "Zorgboerderij Maarsen", an institution that uses agricultural resources to provide social and educational care services for people with special needs.

Amsterdam-Noord: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

4. 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

5. 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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What people are saying about Amsterdam-Noord

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 361 reviews

Short excursion in the canals with some information given by the captain throughout the tour..., very nice!

really good tour it was very relaxed and got to see the city in a cool way. would 100% recommend

Well organised, excellent canal trip. Very kind to the elderly. Highly recommend!

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Very nice walk on the canals of Amsterdam, to do absolutely.