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Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

1. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

Relax on a canal cruise through the UNESCO Heritage listed Golden Age Canals of Amsterdam. View city highlights like the Skinny Bridge, the Red Light District, and the Old Harbor. Have the option to choose standard tour or a tour with unlimited delicious Dutch cheese, wine, and other drinks. Board the ship and let your local skipper tell you about local history as you sail past sights in the Jordaan district and the Skinny Bridge on the the Amstel River. Admire views of parts of the Red Light District, the former city locks, and Old Harbor. Capture pictures of the stately architecture of the Maritime Museum and the prestigious Gold Bend neighborhood. See pieces of history as you sail by places like the Anne Frank House. Ask your guide questions about the city and get recommendations for things to do and places to eat.

Amsterdam: Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium 75-Minute Tour

2. Amsterdam: Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium 75-Minute Tour

Experience the excitement of the Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium on a guided tour. During the tour, your enthusiastic guide will take you to see the dugout and also the holy pitch. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to go behind the scenes, with special access to areas that are normally reserved for only players and officials. Your guide will also take you into the official dressing room of Ajax, when it is not in use on match days or during training sessions. Don’t miss this chance to feel the thrill of the history of this iconic site.

Body Worlds Amsterdam: The Happiness Project Ticket

3. Body Worlds Amsterdam: The Happiness Project Ticket

Explore how happiness influences the health of the human body, and discover answers to other mysteries of human life at Amsterdam’s Body Worlds: The Happiness Project. This fascinating new exhibition by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, centrally located on Amsterdam's Damrak, features more than 200 anatomical specimens of authentic human bodies, all utilized to demonstrate the complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of the human form. Suitable for adults and children, the interactive show also features an adults-only exhibition in the basement that has attracted over 40 million visitors worldwide. The only exhibition of its kind to make use of a donor program, Body Worlds is a scientific exploration of how happiness can affect both your body and soul.

Amsterdam: Diamant Museum Entrance Ticket

4. Amsterdam: Diamant Museum Entrance Ticket

Go on a journey that began 3 billion years ago, 120 miles (200 kilometers) under the ground, and get access to Amsterdam’s Diamant Museum. Learn the history of diamond exploration and the craftsmanship involved in processing raw diamonds into jewels that adorn necks, wrists, and fingers around the world. Each stone has a story to tell, told via exhibits of replicas of 22 famous diamonds. Watch a short film that follows the diamond on its journey from its formation deep within the earth, through mining, distribution, trade, and processing. See splendid pieces of jewelry, including a renowned collection of diamonds and jewels from the royal House of Oranje-Nassau, and others gems famous for their history, or simply for their unique beauty. Experience a thrilling diamond heist in the new Laser Room. Test your acrobatics as you manoeuvre between the laser beams and try to reach the diamond. If you hit a laser beam, an alarm will go off. Do you dare?

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

5. Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book a skip-the-line ticket to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to discover how Amsterdam became the greatest harbor in mainland Europe. Learn how the system of canals was conceived and built. Do you know how the Netherlands became such a powerful nation in the 17th century? Excitement, thirst for adventure, and the courage of sailors made it all possible. Become one of them during your trip to the National Maritime Museum. Step back in time on a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship called Amsterdam, docked right beside the National Maritime Museum. Experience the real sailor’s life and start your own adventure. Discover the so-called Dutch golden age as you explore life-like displays about sea travel, squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock. Venture into the ship’s bow and take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam. As you ake your way around the museum, get familiar with one of the world’s biggest maritime collections.

Amsterdam: The Royal Experience Diamond Tour

6. Amsterdam: The Royal Experience Diamond Tour

Visit 4 monumental 17th-century villas and see how jewelers create beauty that lasts for centuries. Take a tour during which your guide will vividly conjure the history of these precious stones, as well as the story of how Amsterdam became the city of diamonds.  On the tour, learn how diamonds are created and polished. Witness professional polishers and goldsmiths up close. Take a picture of yourself behind a real diamond polishing table and learn how to analyze a diamond, distinguishing why some diamonds sparkle more than others. Dive into Amsterdam’s rich history of diamond polishing, filled with royal stories. At the end of this informative tour, receive a goody bag you can use to value you or your family diamonds and jewelry.

From Amsterdam: Windmills of Zaanse Schans Tour in Spanish

7. From Amsterdam: Windmills of Zaanse Schans Tour in Spanish

There is no better way to enjoy an afternoon in the Netherlands than checking out the Zaanse Schans windmills, the economic engine of the country between the 16th and 18th centuries when the Dutch took advantage of wind power to grind the spices they brought from the colonies and make oils, mustards, and more. Learn about the history of this scenic and economically-significant spot as you tour the mills with your friendly, knowledgeable guide. First, take a walking tour of a mill to learn how it was operated and the history of industry in the Netherlands. Then visit a clog workshop to get acquainted with the manufacturing of traditional Dutch footwear. Stop in at a cheese factory to try a variety of traditional Dutch cheeses and learn about the cheese-making process. Enjoy free time to explore the scenic area, say hi to the farm animals, and snap some photos before returning to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

8. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

Get to know one of the most important facets of the city and immerse yourself in the history, current affairs and culture of the Jews of Amsterdam with an experienced German-speaking guide. The Jews, expelled by the Spanish Inquisition, transformed Amsterdam into one of the wealthiest commercial cities in Europe and thereby influenced the cityscape significantly. This is how the Jodenbuurt was founded with its most well-known part the Jewish Triangle. The tour will take you through this area with interesting stories and illustrate why it was especially this piece of land that the Jews wanted to inhabit. Not only Jews settled here. Non-Jews like the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn also had their domicile in the middle of the Jewish quarter. The district was booming and the city was doing well. But even in Amsterdam, Jewish history is not just about success and good life. The strong discrimination experienced by the Jews by the Nazi Germans also ended in Amsterdam with the Holocaust. Learn about the young and courageous Anne Frank, who was one of the Jews hiding not to get deported. While hiding she wrote her famous diary. Her diary will accompany the tour and exemplify the grief the Jewish community had to undergo.Thousands of people were deported and hardly anyone came back. But not all Amsterdammers wanted to accept this. Learn about the February Strike in 1941, but above all: learn of the courageous resistance by Jews and non-Jews, who saved many lives while endangering their own.  Pass by the Portuguese synagogue on the tour and see important testimonies such as Stolpersteine, the gate of the old plague cemetery and monuments commemorating the courageous resistance of the Third Reich. Also, discover how the Jewish community lives today in multicultural Amsterdam. Join this tour to explore the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 

Amsterdam: Guided Tour of Amsterdam Windmill

9. Amsterdam: Guided Tour of Amsterdam Windmill

Step into the shoes of a Dutch miller at the Sloten Windmill. Accompanied by your guide, experience a fully functioning water pumping mill on the outskirts of picturesque Amsterdam. Enjoy the unique opportunity to explore one of the few windmills open to the public. Dating back to 1847, the Sloten Windmill still controls the water levels in low-lying Amsterdam West. Before entering, marvel at the quaint thatched roof and hardy oak build. Follow your guide through the windmill. Learn how it works, see the wings turning, and discover its fascinating history. As you climb up the windmill, hear stories of nearby villages Sloten and Old Osdorp. In the attic, wonder at wax characters painted by the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. From the top, enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding canals.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

10. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour

Experience the enchanting and iconic tulip fields at their purest. You will enjoy a drive-it-yourself trip through the famous flower bulb region, taking in the colors and smells, and stopping as often as you want for a selfie among the tulip and flower fields. You will drive in a tough open-cab Twizy over a 20-kilometer rout among the colorful tulip and flower fields. The road will lead you through the the famous flower bulb region and through to an authentic flower bulb nursery. Throughout your tour, your audio guide will inform you of all the ins and outs of the area, whilst also sharing with you some cool tulip facts. You will cruise down country roads through the flowering tulips and park your Twizy beside the road to admire the sea of flowers up close. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road you will be sure to attract a lot of attention.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,101 reviews

Very relaxed and enjoyable canal tour with Sara and our skipper. Great insights to the city, lots of humour and plenty of delicious wine and cheese…couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend an afternoon, thank you!

I would definitely recommend it, the hostess was so nice and helpful! It’s definitely worth the money as you get unlimited wine! We really enjoyed it :)

James was an Excellent tour guide - one of the best of our two week trip and 12+ tours. Interesting content - lots of new information.

A very enjoyable experience. Sophie is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Brilliant! I learnt so much and it was fascinating!