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Amsterdam: River Cruise With All-You-Can-Eat Dutch Pancakes

1. Amsterdam: River Cruise With All-You-Can-Eat Dutch Pancakes

Cruise for 1 hour on the IJ river and notice how Amsterdam changes. Pass awe-inspiring modern buildings, sense old buildings disappear, and see new jewels like the EYE Film Museum arise. In summer, maybe even encounter impressive cruise ships at the shipyard. In a relaxed atmosphere, tuck into the all-you-can-eat pancake buffet. The buffet includes freshly baked natural, apple, and bacon pancakes, and all sorts of delights to garnish your pancakes, like cheese, ham, fruits, jams, and eggs. Gluten-free and lactose-free options are also available. Especially for young guests, there is a large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat so they don't get bored. The departure destination is easily accessible by taking the free ferry from Central Station.

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise with Pizza and Drinks

2. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise with Pizza and Drinks

Enjoy a classic New York pizza with your choice of drinks while cruising over the famous Amsterdam canals. Get a whole new perspective on this scenic UNESCO World Heritage area. This trip is perfect to do with family, friends, or your partner. Hop on board, find a comfy spot, and prepare for a fun and memorable evening cruising around some of Amsterdam's most characteristic sights from the water. After boarding the boat, you'll get to choose your favorite from five pizza options and two included drinks (wine, beer, or soft drinks).

Amsterdam: 3-Course Dinner Cruise

3. Amsterdam: 3-Course Dinner Cruise

Eating while cruising through the canals, there is no dinner experience more fitting to a visit to Amsterdam than this one. This Canal Cruise departing from Centraal Station is a feast for both your eyes and your tastebuds. The cruise glides gently past many of the city’s most famous landmarks in all their nighttime glory, including the elegant merchant houses and former warehouses of the Canal Belt, and the beautiful Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge). As you cruise, you will be served a 3-course dinner of freshly made dishes, served with a selection of wines and soft drinks. Multilingual commentary will explain the highlights you encounter during the cruise, such as the old port area, Anne Frank House, and more. Choose between several menu options, including a meat, fish, and vegetarian menu. Each menu starts with freshly baked bread with butter and oil and a creamy pomodoro soup to whet your appetite. All menu options conclude with homemade tiramisu for dessert. Meat Menu: Roasted guinea fowl with mushroom jus and seasonal vegetables. Fish Menu: Salmon and seasonal vegetables with sauerkraut cream. Vegetarian Menu: Vegetarian lasagna with seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, and pesto.

Amsterdam: 3.5-Hour Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan

4. Amsterdam: 3.5-Hour Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan

Enjoy a guided walk through the unique cultural and historical sites of the Jordaan neighborhood, as well as a substantial meal in the form of a doze. Learn how Jordaan went from a working-class neighborhood to a sought-after area, full of specialty shops and amazing restaurants. Admire its picturesque network of canals and buildings. Discover local haunts, and meet the families that are keeping Dutch food traditions alive. See historical sites that few tourists ever experience, and be entertained with stories and insights into Amsterdam’s culture and history from an experienced local guide.

Amsterdam: Henri Willig Cheese Tasting Experience with Wine

5. Amsterdam: Henri Willig Cheese Tasting Experience with Wine

Discover the delicious cheeses of Henri Willig at a cheese tasting workshop in the heart of Amsterdam and learn about the traditional cheese making process in an authentic cheese factory atmosphere. Multilingual guides will show you a short film to demonstrate the cheese making process, while you enjoy some of the finest cheeses with cheese dips and mustard. Complete your journey into cheese with a glass of wine or specialty beer brewed for Henry Willig. Henri Willig was born and raised in Katwoude, a small village located at the foot of a dyke between lush green meadows; a picture postcard example of exactly what Holland should look like! Henri and his wife Riet took over the farm in 1974 and they have been producing high quality, traditionally prepared cheeses ever since.

Amsterdam: Cheese and Wine Canal Cruise

6. Amsterdam: Cheese and Wine Canal Cruise

Discover the old canals of Amsterdam while you enjoy a lovely Dutch cheese platter combined with a choice of selected wines, beer, or soft drinks. This is the perfect experience for a memorable date night with your companion. Prepare for an unforgettable evening in Amsterdam as you set sail along all the famous city highlights of the city. Simply sit back, relax, and sip on a glass of wine or other drink of your choice. Pass the historic Canal Belt with its typical canal houses, sail underneath the romantic Magere Brug, and cruise by typical water houses.

Amsterdam: Private BBQ Cruise with Live Cook and Drinks

7. Amsterdam: Private BBQ Cruise with Live Cook and Drinks

Tasty food, drinks, and boating on Amsterdam’s canals are the features of this unique tour. Enjoy the city’s sights along with a tasty BBQ or vegetarian menu on this private 2-hour cruise. The private cruise takes you along the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht, and by the Red Light district. Experience the history and the hotspots of the capital city. If you’re interested, you can hear fascinating stories about Amsterdam from the skipper. There are no concerns about the weather on this outing as the boat is equipped with a canopy. BBQ Menu: Pepper Steak, Shashlick, 2 skewers of chicken satay, sausages, hamburger Salads: Raw vegetables, potatoes, Russian and cucumber salads Sauces: Garlic, cocktail, BBQ, and satay Extras: Focaccia bread and herbed butter Vegetarian Menu: Vegetarian satay, vegetable burgers, vegetarian chicken, and vegetable skewers Salads: Raw vegetables, potatoes, Russian and cucumber salads Sauces: Garlic, cocktail, BBQ, and satay Extras: Focaccia bread and herbal butter Refreshments: Unlimited beer, prosecco, and soft drinks

Amsterdam: 3 Course Dinner in the Dark

8. Amsterdam: 3 Course Dinner in the Dark

Re-awaken your senses at an unusual 3 course dinner in Amsterdam, and discover what it is like to eat in complete darkness! Unlike any ordinary restaurant, the experience plunges you into a world of sensitivity you may never have felt before, and takes you on a journey through taste, sound and touch. You will be seated in a pitch-black dining room and served by blind or visually impaired wait staff. They have been specially trained to serve meals in the dark, and will offer guidance and reassurance for sighted guests. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed in a lighted lounge area. Check your coat or bag in the cloakroom, as you won't need anything but your senses. Once you have ordered, you will be guided into the darkened dining room. Then, experience your food as the visually impaired experience it; and discover new taste sensations with the rest of your senses.

Amsterdam: Cocktail-Making Workshop

9. Amsterdam: Cocktail-Making Workshop

After gathering at the tour meeting point, begin your team building activity which sees you spend time crafting drinks with your hands. Your teacher, an experienced bartender and passionate shaker, stirrer, and drinker himself, is up for the challenge. Listen as your guide informs you all you need to know about different combinations, histories, traditions, and methods on how to best appreciate your libations. Enjoy the awesome atmosphere, select your ingredients, and concoct something either classy and classic, or daring and different. Experiment with flavors such as coconut, chocolate, peach, and vanilla, and see if you can make something brilliant happen.

Volendam: Stroopwafel Experience with Tasting

10. Volendam: Stroopwafel Experience with Tasting

Located in Volendam, on the world-famous dike, find the newly renovated home of the Stroopwafel. Visit a traditional bakery which has been transformed in recent years and completely renovated to its old-fashioned function and style. As you enter the bakery, the gorgeous smell of the Stroopwafels will envelop you in deliciousness. Walk around the store to see all the incredibly flavorful variations on this national treat and purchase a few to take home for your friends and family. After your visit to the store, head downstairs with a traditional baker and watch him at work as he crafts the tasty treats. The demonstration is given on fixed times every day. Please select the time-slot when you make your booking. Assist the baker in making the Stroopwafels and learn all about the cooking process of the cookie. Immerse yourself in this baking experience full of sweet smells and enticing tastes and then enjoy the fruits of your labor and taste the cookies you produce. Finally wander around the bakery to see how life was like for Dutch bakers in the old days.

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What people are saying about North Holland

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,064 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

A great experience getting to taste and learn about the cheese and cheese-making process. Would recommend to anyone interested in cheese.

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

Great guide who knew so much She was friendly and interesting.

Everything was excellent. Very good experience nice cheese.