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Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Optional Frans Hals Entry Ticket

1. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Optional Frans Hals Entry Ticket

Treat yourself to a wonderful day in one of Amsterdam’s grandest museums, the Rijksmuseum, located in the heart of the city. The Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collection features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Van Gogh, and others. Visitors can admire Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’, which takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall allowing visitors to enjoy every tiny detail. Gaze also upon 'The Jewish Bride'. This last painting reduced Vincent van Gogh to tears who, upon visiting the Rijksmuseum shortly after it opened, wrote in a letter that he would gladly give up ten years of his life to sit in front of the painting for two weeks, eating only a stale crust of bread. Visitors can expect much more than just paintings by Dutch Masters from the Golden Age. The Rijksmuseum’s expansive, evocative collection also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, Asian art, prints, items from Dutch maritime history, and many other culturally significant objects, all combining to vividly retell 800 years of Dutch history within a global context. And naturally, the collection isn't frozen in time – new items such as a Mondrian-inspired dress by Yves Saint Laurent dating from 1965 can also be seen. The largest research and restoration project ever for 'The Night Watch' has started. This is happening live in the museum and you can be part of it and support the project with a donation. Your combo ticket also gives you access to the Rijksmuseum's permanent collection, which you can explore at your leisure after visiting the Frans Hals exhibition.

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Discover the unique beauty of Amsterdam at night on an evening cruise. Admire the lights, bridges, and canal houses and see a new side of the city. Board your cruise and begin your tour. Watch the stately 17th-century warehouses of the Dutch capital glide by. Admire the hundreds of bridges and iconic buildings alongside the canals as you cruise through the city and marvel at the illuminated Skinny Bridge. Enjoy the beautiful views and listen to an audio guide with information about the city. See the best Amsterdam has to offer and immerse yourself in the city at night while enjoying the charm of a cruise with a family-run business. Experience a different atmosphere in the city under the night sky. Add a snack box to your booking and enjoy some snacks and drinks as you cruise. Nibble on chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, and salted peanuts with a soft drink, beer, or glass of wine as you sail through Amsterdam's canals.

Amsterdam: Airport Express Bus Transfer to/from City Center

3. Amsterdam: Airport Express Bus Transfer to/from City Center

The Amsterdam Airport Express (busline 397) provides a quick and easy transfer from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the city center of Amsterdam. Departing approxamately every 10 minutes from bus platform B17. This bus takes you directly to Amstelveenseweg, Olympisch Stadion, Haarlemmermeerstation, Emmastraat, Concertgebouw, Museumplein (Rijksmuseum), Leidseplein or Busstation Elandsgracht. From there, you can get to many hotels in Amsterdam very easily. If you travel at night the same bus N97 goes once per hour between 01:00 and 05:00 hrs both directions. Sit back and relax during the 25 minutes trip while you charge your smartphone, use the free WiFi and check your bus stop on one of the screens. The bus has a low entry so you can bring your luggage inside the bus and keep it with you. For children 4-11 years you can buy a Kids Day ticket for only 1 euro from the busdriver. Under the age of 4, children travel for free. Full list of stops in both directions: Schiphol Amsterdam Airport Knooppunt Schiphol Noord Anderlechtlaan Amstelveenseweg Olympisch Stadion Haarlemmermeerstation Emmastraat Concertgebouw Museumplein (Rijksmuseum) Leidseplein Busstation Elandsgracht

Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

Learn about Amsterdam’s vibrant history on its historic waterways on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes in more than 100 highlights. Listen to the on-board commentary about the city’s emergence in the 13th century and the merchants of the Dutch East India Company that led to the so-called Golden Age. Experience Amsterdam and board the boat by Stromma Central Station or Stromma Rijksmuseum in the city center, and set sail from the IJ waterfront. See the city’s modern architecture as you cruise around the southernmost part of fashionable Amsterdam-Noord. The sights you see depend on the departure point and the boat route may vary. 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: All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Things To Do

5. Amsterdam: All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Things To Do

Save up to 50%* at top Amsterdam attractions with Go City, and pay nothing at the gate. This handy 1, 2, 3 or 5-day pass gets you direct access to Amsterdam's best attractions, tours and activities. Visit the Moco Museum (Bansky & more), discover world-famous collections of historic art at the Rijksmuseum, visit the brewing home of Heineken, and admire the city from the canals on a sightseeing cruise. Lucky enough to be visiting between 21 March and 12 May 2024? Go City is the only sightseeing pass to include transport and entry to the world-famous tulip festival Keukenhof. Tickets can sell out, so make sure to reserve your spot early. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the included Go City app to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone with over 35 attractions and tours. Attractions/Activities included with your Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass: • Heineken Experience (R) • Moco Museum • A'DAM Lookout • Rijksmuseum (R) • Keukenhof Entry plus Shuttle Bus (21 March – 12 May 2024 | (R)) • Houseboat Museum • This Is Holland (R) • Our House Experience • Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience • Tour de BonTon • Royal Experience - Royal Coster Diamonds (R) • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise (1 Dec - 21 Jan | (R)) • Amsterdam Canal Cruise • The Life of Anne Frank & Neighbourhood Tour • 1-hour pedal boat • MacBike bike rental • Diamond Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • House of Bols cocktail experience • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Boom Chicago • AMAZE Amsterdam – a new immersive experience by ID&T • Rembrandthius Experience • Ferry to Muiderslot Castle (April to October) • Muiderslot Castle • Zaanse Schans Tour (R) • Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour (R) • Rotterdam, Delft, and The Hague Tour (R) • National Maritime Museum • RTXP Amsterdam • Introduction Walking Tour - Hello Amsterdam (R) • Self guided Foodie Tour of Jordaan (R) (R) Reservations required *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

6. Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. Benefit from discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Johan Cruijff Arena, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. Enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam and 24-hour free bicycle rental. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions (timeslot booking may be required): • Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Museum • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam • ARTIS Royal Zoo • ARTIS Micropia • ARTIS Groote Museum • Cobra Museum Amstelveen • Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum • Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour • Embassy of the Free Mind • EYE Filmmuseum • Fashion for Good • Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam • Fun Forest • Gassan Diamonds • Geelvinck Pianola Museum • Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals • Hermitage Amsterdam • Hermitage - Museum of the Mind • Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden • Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography • Jewish Cultural Quarter - Portuguese Synagogue • Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter • Luther Museum • Moco Museum • Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum • Multatuli Museum • Museum de Dageraad • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic • Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum • Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture • Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum • Museum Van Loon • Museum Willet-Holthuysen • De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam • Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage • Oude Kerk • Rijksmuseum • Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum • Science Center NEMO • The Studio NEMO • Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • THIS IS HOLLAND • Tropenmuseum • Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum • Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum In Haarlem: • Frans Hals Museum • Teylers Museum • Verwey Museum • Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: • Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) • Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: • Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: • Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience • Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) • Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House • Tsar Peter House, Zaandam • Mill Museum • Zaan Time Museum • De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill) • De Kat (Chalk Mill) • De Schoolmeester (Paper Mill) • Het Jonge Schaap (Sawmill) In Muiden: • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot • Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus In Naarden: • Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting In Laren: • Singer Laren Freebies: • De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) • Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) • Haarlem Tourist Office Free canal cruise in Amsterdam: • Blue Boat Company • Stromma Canal Cruise • Lovers Canal Cruises • Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. Free 24h Bike Rental 25% Discount: Music & Stage • Bimhuis – Jazz • Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre • Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music • Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% Discount: Attractions • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours • Body Worlds • Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise • Fabrique des Lumieres • Heineken experience • House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) • Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • NXT Museum • Our House • Rembrandts Amsterdam • STRAAT museum Upside Down Amsterdam • 25% discount - Transport & Rentals • Pedal boat • Bicycle rental & Bike Tours • Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself 25% Discount: Food & Drink • Blue Amsterdam • Pancakes Amsterdam • The Pancake Bakery • Restaurant de Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis • Restaurant Wagamama - Asian restaurant • Taverne de Visscher • Zuiderzee Museum

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

7. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Take in Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise that offers stunning views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals. Uncover 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become as you pass by new architecture and bridges. Visit the Rijksmuseum for 800 years of Dutch art and history. Hop onboard a comfortable boat while listening to your personal audio system. This offers audio commentary in a choice of 19 languages (free earphones are supplied). Pick the option with the snack box to enjoy chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts and a drink of your choice (soft drink, beer or wine) as you glide through the city. Use your ticket to Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collections which features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch ’w hich takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall. Enjoy 800 years of Dutch art and history through 8,000 objects in 80 galleries and see world-famous masterpieces by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Steen in the Gallery of Honor. 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 items.

Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise with Local Guide

8. Amsterdam: Open Boat Canal Cruise with Local Guide

Embark on a captivating journey through Amsterdam's iconic canals on a cruise offering departures from both the historic Anne Frank House and the bustling Central Station. Whether you're starting your day at the heart of the city or from its vibrant transportation hub, our one-hour cruise promises an unforgettable experience, rich in history, culture, and breathtaking views. Setting sail from either location, you'll be greeted by the timeless charm of Amsterdam's waterfront as we navigate through its intricate network of canals. Admire the elegant canal houses and historic landmarks that line the waterways, each telling a story of the city's rich heritage and cultural diversity. From the Anne Frank House, you'll sail past the iconic Westerkerk and the picturesque Negen Straatjes, where charming boutiques and cafes beckon. Meanwhile, departures from Central Station offer views of the impressive National Maritime Museum and the former city hall Stopera, showcasing Amsterdam's architectural splendor. As we meander through Amsterdam's enchanting waterways, our knowledgeable skipper will provide live commentary, sharing fascinating insights into the city's history, architecture, and cultural significance. Learn about Amsterdam's Golden Age prosperity, its thriving arts scene, and its enduring spirit of tolerance and innovation. Throughout the cruise, you'll have the chance to relax and enjoy the scenery, with our onboard bar offering beverages to enhance your experience. Savor the moment as you pass by iconic landmarks such as Theater Carré, the Herengracht, and the romantic Magere Brug, each adding to the charm of your Amsterdam adventure. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, KINboat's Regular Cruise promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Amsterdam. Book your tickets now and embark on a voyage of discovery, where every turn reveals a new facet of the city's timeless beauty and allure.

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Bites

9. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Bites

Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with an all-inclusive, sightseeing open boat tour with a local guide. Enjoy some typical Dutch bites (Not lunch or dinner worthy) with drinks as you cruise past the most famous highlights. Listen to live commentary as you drift by the Royal Theater and other iconic city attractions. Make your way to the dock just outside the Rijksmuseum or Central Station and meet your guide and group for the cruise. Make sure the team is wearing pink shirts and not Orange (that is a different company) Set sail from the shore and cruise into the canals of Amsterdam as you help yourself to snacks with cookies and sweets and drinks including beer, wine, and sodas. Learn a bit about the city as you enjoy the views. Beware this is a historical cruise, not a boozecruise! So not suitable for bachelor or Hen parties! The captain of the boat will be wearing Pink. If the captain is not wearing pink, you are on the wrong boat. Please make sure you check before you enter the boat. --In winter time (oktober till march) we will be using a 100 year old Saloonboat Agatha, it is closed and heated--

Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

10. Amsterdam: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Visit 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual tickets with an Amsterdam Explorer Pass. Learn all about the brewing process at the Heineken Experience, soar over the Netherlands on a 5D flight simulator at THIS IS HOLLAND, enjoy some window-shopping on a private guided tour at Royal Coster Diamonds, take in the views on the 100 Highlights Canal Cruise, and many more. Visiting Amsterdam from 21 March to 12 May 2024? The Keukenhof tulip festival is a must-see! Stretching as far as the eye can see, the fields of brightly colored flowers are truly stunning. Tickets do sell out, so make sure to reserve your spot early. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day. With the Amsterdam Explorer Pass, you can choose 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from the following: • Heineken Experience • Rijksmuseum • Keukenhof Entry and Shuttle Bus (21 March - 12 May '24 | reservations required) • THIS IS HOLLAND • Moco Museum - Banksy & more • A'DAM LOOKOUT • Amsterdam Canal Cruise • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Live Guided Tour • Tour de BonTon • The life of Anne Frank & Neighbourhood Tour • Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience • House of Bols Cocktail Experience • Royal Experience - Royal Coster Diamonds • Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise (1 Dec - 21 Jan | reservations required) • Pedal Boat 1-hour • MacBike Bike Rental • Houseboat Museum • Our House Experience • Boom Chicago • Ferry to Muiderslot Castle (Seasonal - April to October) • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot • Volendam, Edam & Windmills Tour • Diamond Museum Amsterdam • Zaanse Schans Tour • Museum Het Rembrandthuis • AMAZE Amsterdam - immersive audiovisual experience by ID&T • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • The Amsterdam Dungeon • RTXP Amsterdam • Introduction Walking Tour - Hello Amsterdam (reservations required) • Self guided Foodie Tour of Jordaan (reservations required) Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the Go City digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable, before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

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The Rijksmuseum is an absolute highlight in Amsterdam. The building itself is incredibly impressive and the paintings by great artists are very impressive. The free app with audio tours is highly recommended! One day is not nearly enough, but that is generally true for Amsterdam too. We will be back ;)

Initially after purchasing the card we had trouble booking time slots due to the websites being down. I contacted Iamsterdam via Instagram and they resolved the issue immediately. Overall it was definitely worth the money.

It was perfect, I just felt I didn't spend so much time in some places, but is normal because we visited 4 villages in less than 8 hours

Great fun. Very informative. Our guide, William, was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a great experience 🏆

Super nice to see the city in the evening with all the lights, good explanations and history about the city.