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From Brussels: Day Trip to Amsterdam

1. From Brussels: Day Trip to Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam on a a full-day tour from Brussels. Travel in a comfortable and climate-controlled bus from a centrally-located meeting point. Follow your guide as you uncover top sights like the Royal Palace and the Nieuwe Kerk, and the Jewish Quarter. Hop aboard a spacious bus and sit back and relax on the drive from Brussels to Amsterdam. Once you arrive, begin a guided tour where the history of the city is revealed. Find out where the city was founded in the 13th century at Dam Square. Admire the Gothic architecture of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and Dutch Baroque architecture of the Royal Palace. Venture into the oldest part of Amsterdam to see the Oude Kerk (Old Church) and wander the infamous streets of the Red Light District. Continue to De Waag to view the remains of the medieval wall before going into the Jewish Quarter where Rembrandt once lived. End your guided tour at the flower market and have 3 hours of free time discover the city on your own. Return to your meeting point in Brussels by bus.

Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

2. Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Amsterdam: Culinary Cultural Tour

3. Amsterdam: Culinary Cultural Tour

Munch on some classic Dutch snacks and take in the charm of the Grachtengordel and the Jordaan District on this culinary cultural tour of Amsterdam. Start your tour checking out the Royal Palace, National Monument, and Nieuwe Park. Stroll Admire the charming Grachtengordel and the Jordaan District. Learn about the landmarks and the local history over some herring or a stroopwafel and coffee.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

4. 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: National Monument and City Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: National Monument and City Walking Tour

The guides will be waiting for you at Dam Square, in front of Madame Tussauds (Wax Museum), one of the most spectacular and popular places in the city, which you will have the opportunity to get to know in detail. In the center of Dam Square, towering above the other buildings, stands the spectacular Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the venue for the country's most solemn events, such as awards ceremonies and official receptions. Our tour then moves on to the National Monument. The Netherlands was one of the territories that suffered most from the consequences of the Second World War. This work of art commemorates and serves as a tribute to all those who lost their lives during the war. You will learn everything you need to know about this monument from the expert local guides who will accompany you at the time. This tour through the streets of Amsterdam will take you to the most important church in the Netherlands. This is the New Church or Nieuwe Kerk. A spectacular place of worship that will captivate you as soon as you see its 15th-century façade, which stands out from the rest of the buildings and premises around it. It is here where the Kings are married and crowned, that's why its importance. This impressive guided tour of Amsterdam aims to show you everything, and the next stop is one of the most unknown corners of the city, the Beguinary, built with the idea of being occupied by women who were lonely due to the absence of their relatives and where they carried out charity work. From there we will go directly to the Singel Canal, where, among other things, you can be amazed at the Amsterdam Flower Market. A spectacular place with one of the most beautiful postcards of the city. Before we finish our guided tour of the capital of the Netherlands, it's time to delve back into history, and more specifically into the Second World War. We will visit the Jewish Quarter, very important for the city and relevant to understand one of the darkest periods of the old continent. Anne Frank's family lived there in hiding, so you can visit the Anne Frank House, where she had to protect herself from the Nazis. Continuing with history, several centuries before the outbreak of the Second World War, the city was surrounded by walls to protect it from its enemies. Therefore, a key point to stop at on our tour is the so-called St. Anthony's Gate, the point through which Amsterdam was entered in the past. Our visit will end in the surroundings of the Central Station, a spectacular building that has been around for more than a century and is nowadays the main entrance to the capital of the Netherlands. It must be said that these are just some of the places you will enjoy, as during the visit you will also discover magical and sensational places that will make you fall in love with Amsterdam forever, and you will also be able to taste some of the most typical cheeses of the country. What are you waiting for, book now, we are waiting for you!

Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the exciting and historic city of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most culturally famous cities! Home to hundreds of 17th century canals, over 50 museums, including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and hundreds of coffee shops, Amsterdam is an engaging and fascinating city. Rich with history from World War 2, you’ll learn about its German occupation and its recovery, walk through its infamous Red Light District neighborhood and admire many historic buildings and architecture along the way on this audio tour! You will also see Central Station, Berlage Stock Exchange, the National Monument, New Church, Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, Beguine Court, The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, Old Church and New Market on this tour. Take your time and enjoy the sights of this remarkable city.

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour private or public walking tour of Amsterdam with a small (private) group of maximum four travelers and a guide. The small group size makes it easy to explore this gorgeous but busy city and enhances the feeling of escaping mass tourism. Learn about the city's interesting history and cultural life. You will certainly be impressed by the city's architectural beauty with static and imposing canal houses, its people and its relaxed, open-minded atmosphere. The easiest way and place to meet your guide is at the National Monument on Dam (Dam Square) since you truly cannot overlook the giant white pillar. Dam is the heart of the city and the place where the Amsterdammers built a dam over the river. Because this is where the city originated one could say that this is where all the magic happened. Nowadays the beautiful square is a symbolic location because it houses important national symbols such as the National Monument, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the Royal Palace. Follow your guide who leads the way through quaint alleyways with cobble-stoned streets where no other tourists are to be found. In the Dutch 17th century Holland was incredibly wealthy and powerful. The architectural heritage from those colonial dark days is seen all over this compact city, just like its classical character with gorgeous canal houses and historical houseboats. Admire the Waag, a medieval, fairytale-like building that once served as the gate to Amsterdam and other important sights such as Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk (Wester Church). Make sure to have enough space on your phone to take hundreds of photos because no matter where you look there will be something picturesque to see. Wander a bit off to take that perfect shot, because with the headsets that are used during the tour you can hear your guide even from a distance. Be surprised about Dutch culture and enjoy the entertaining stories your spontaneous and enthusiastic guide shares with you and learn about the city’s vibrant history and the dynamic between history, tolerance, religion, and pragmatism. Curious? Book below and be sure to enjoy a high-quality, off-the-beaten-path walking tour full countless of marvelous views.

Amsterdam: Dutch Craft Beer and Bites Guided Walking Tour

8. Amsterdam: Dutch Craft Beer and Bites Guided Walking Tour

Go on a journey that'll make you go "Hops hops hurray" with this Dutch craft beer walking tour in Amsterdam. Hit up four local hotspots for an array of craft beers, a local spirit, and 3 traditional Dutch snacks. Every stop reflects a different side of the city's drinking culture. Meet your guide at the New Church that is facing Dam Square and begin your guided tour into the heart of Amsterdam's city center. Enjoy fascinating personal stories and cultural bites about life in Amsterdam on the way to your first stop. Visit Amsterdam's oldest tasting house, where Rembrandt himself used to enjoy a tipple. Try the traditional pairing of jenever (Dutch gin) and beer. Hear about the tradition of "kopstoot" (headbutt), and learn how to drink like the Dutch. Head to a specialty beer café that serves exclusively Dutch craft beers. Discover the inspiring story of the owner and how he single-handedly made serious waves in the Dutch craft beer scene. Sample 2 craft beer tastings paired with the first flavored cheese in the world. Make your way to the one of the best craft beer bars in the Netherlands. Tuck into  traditional Dutch smoked sausage and 2 craft beer tastings. Admire this former distillery from the 1690 that was transformed into a craft beer mecca with a selection of over 200 beers.  Complete your experience at a microbrewery that brews with heart and hops. Go behind the scenes and learn how they started and contributed to the craft beer culture of Amsterdam.  End your tour by toasting with a beer of your choice complimented by the quintessential Dutch snack, bitterballen (fried balls of meat soup) infused with blonde beer.

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What people are saying about Nieuwe Kerk

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 305 reviews

This was a fantastic day trip! We met in the main square outside the station and left Brussels at 8- the English and Spanish groups went on the bus together and the English guide was met in Amsterdam. This meant that unless you understood Spanish, you didn’t get to learn anything on the bus about Brussels etc. We arrived in Amsterdam just before 11 and the walking tour lasted for 2 hours. Our guide was called Carolina and she was fantastic! She had an expansive breadth of knowledge about Amsterdam, the tour was well paced and she showed lots of hidden gems as well as the main attractions. She also gave fantastic recommendations! We had over 3 hours of free time to explore Amsterdam which was amazing! The bus then left at 5. The bus was also comfortable and air conditioned.

It was well planned. Left at 8am sharp with both Spanish and English groups in the same bus. Guide on the bus was Mark and he explained everything in both languages. Arrived in Amsterdam around 11.15 with a 10min toilet stop on the way. The English tour in Amsterdam lasted for 2hours with Carolina. That was the right amount of time to spend which meant we had from 1.30-5pm (3.5hrs) to explore the city on our own. Which I think was excellent. Wouldn’t have mind another extra 30mins, but it was a 3hrs-ish ride back to Brussels. Got back just before 8pm. I was very satisfied.

Punctuality and professionalism. very prepared guide. she managed in two hours to explain to us and make us visit Amsterdam. despite the short time in his company he has neglected to explain and illustrate in detail even the small peculiarities that characterize the beautiful and always fascinating Amsterdam…. Especially involving and not making our teenage children bored. Rated 10 super

A 3 hour drive and then 2.5 hour guided tour in my language with 3 hours to enjoy Amsterdam by self. Was happy with this as great value and well organised. Maybe guided tour could be bit shorter as very hungry and thirsty by 1.45pm. Overall would recommend.

Really amazing trip. Guides Mark and Martina were amazing. Had so much fun.