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Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

1. 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.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

This unique combo ticket saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam's scenery by canal and enter the world-famous Van Gogh Museum. Purchase a combined ticket to the Van Gogh Museum and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, and enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions with 1 ticket. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Relax and 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, explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. The ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases. Note that the queues at the Van Gogh museum could still be long due to the start of the season. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Van Gogh Museum and to a wonderful city canal cruise. Please make sure you show up at the Van Gogh Museum on the date and time for which the ticket is purchased. The City Canal Cruise can be done at any day on the times written on your voucher. 

Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

3. Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam 2ith an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

4. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Cruise along the canals in Amsterdam's historic center to experience the city from the best viewpoint, then discover 800 years of art and history at the Rijksmuseum with this combo ticket. During the cruise, admire Amsterdam's iconic bridges and 17th-century buildings lining the canals. As you enjoy the views, learn all about the city with an included audio guide. Plan on bringing the kids? Great, let them be a "freshwater pirate" as they enjoy the special kids' audio commentary and free goodie bag. Snacks and drinks are also available in the ticket office prior to boarding. Once you're back on dry land, visit the Rijksmuseum to explore 8,000 objects in 80 galleries. Marvel at world-famous masterpieces by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen in the Gallery of Honour Admire the Rijksmuseum’s expansive, evocative collection that also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, Asian art, prints, items from Dutch maritime history, and many other culturally significant objects that combine to retell Dutch history within a global context.

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: De Pijp Tour

6. Amsterdam: De Pijp Tour

Discover the vibrant De Pijp on this guided tour. Boasting an incredibly cosmopolitan population, this district is a center for culture and art in Amsterdam. Learn all about the history of this lively Latin Quarter, explore its long streets and try out some of its trendy bars and restaurants. Start off with a cocktail in Chocolate bar, a retro-chic cocktail bar with a 70’s inspired interior. From there head to the Katsu Coffeeshop and Galerie to check out De Pijp's cannabis culture and peruse their extensive selection of teas or relax with a quick Italian coffee. Once you're re-energized, take leisurely stroll through Sarphati Park as you listen to your guide fill you on this region's exciting history. Next stop at the famous Albert Cuyp Market. Pick up a souvenir and then move on to Cafe Eddy Bar, where you can enjoy a drink and unwind after your adventure.

Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

7. Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

Take an interactive city discovery experience across Amsterdam’s De Pijp. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with all the information you need for your adventure having been received by email beforehand. You will need to solve 8 riddles, with your challenge starting at the entrance to Sarphatipark, at the end of Tweede Jan van der Heijdenstraat. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next, allowing you to unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Amsterdam’s De Pijp that most locals don’t even know. See popular sights from a different angle, and discover true local secrets of Amsterdam’s colorful Pijp neighborhood. This short discovery route around this part of the city and its Museum Quarter will take you to places not many visitors know about. Throughout your tour you’ll wander across a charming park and explore a buzzing market as well as much more. Your adventure will later end near the beautiful Museum Square, which is a great place for a further indoor adventure in one of the museums.

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What people are saying about De Pijp

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,543 reviews

Amazing way to see the city!! Our tour guide Claudette was great. Some points of the loop were a bit chaotic due to the sheer amount of bikers in the city, but I guess that's as authentic of an experience as you can get! Highly recommend for those that may only have one free afternoon to tour Amsterdam.

Claudette was a fantastic guide. A bike tour is always a good way to see a new city. Yes, you will look like a tourist. Who cares? This was fun and relaxed and the history of the city was presented in a great way! We enjoyed it!

Bike tour was really enjoyable!Rad was very friendly and informative!!a lovely way to see the city and learn some facts!sunny morning too so was really great!!

Wonderful stories told to help understand some of the history of Amsterdam.

Good activity, playful, entertaining and the guides are very funny