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Amsterdam: ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo Entry Ticket

1. Amsterdam: ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo Entry Ticket

At the ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, nature, culture, and heritage come together. Every tree, creature, building, microbe, and planet has its own story. ARTIS has been telling these stories since 1838, and each day they are born anew. Experience it all for yourself with your entry ticket. Stroll through the historical city park with its centuries-old trees and wealth of plants. Delight your taste buds at de Plantage, a café-restaurant. Relax in a chair near the fountain on Artisplein. Experience nature and discover its significance for civilization, because a better understanding of nature fosters a greater respect for all the life around you.

Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

2. Marken, Volendam, and Edam Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Enjoy a scenic full-day coach tour of North Holland, and discover a charming landscape of windmills, canals, picturesque villages, and locals in traditional costume. Choose the all-in option to add a few extras to your tour, including a clog-making demonstration and a boat trip. Depart from Amsterdam station for the small fishing town of Marken, renowned for its preservation of traditional Dutch culture. Take a walking tour through streets full of colorful houses. If you've chosen the all-in option, stop at a shoemaker’s studio to watch how wooden clogs are made. Next, head to Volendam by coach if you've chosen the standard option or board the Marken Express if you've chosen the all-in option for a boat trip across the beautiful IJssel Lake. On arrival in Volendam, enjoy free time to explore the shops or try on a traditional costume for a souvenir photo.  Then, enjoy a tasting at a traditional Holland cheese factory and learn how cheese is made before continuing into the heart of North Holland to Edam. Discover the history of the former shipyard and see Grote Kerk, the largest church in the Netherlands, as you stroll the cobbled streets. Next, take in the last stop on your tour, the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans. Admire its magnificent collection of historic windmills. If you opt for the all-in ticket, you can go inside one of the operating windmills to learn more about this Dutch icon of industrial architecture. Finally, marvel at the picturesque homes, wooden barns, and scenic meadows of North Holland as you travel back to Amsterdam by coach. If you prefer a smaller group, like to take your time and explore all the best of this tour, then opt for the Charm of Holland guided tour. Available on Fridays. The tourguide takes a small group to all the inclusions in the all-in tour. The Charm of Holland also includes lunch at a traditional Dutch fish taverne.

Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

3. Amsterdam: Semi-Open Canal Boat Cruise

This semi-open canal boat is brand new type of cruise boat that features all the comforts of a larger vessel. When the weather is good, the partially open roof makes it possible to enjoy an open boat experience. In the event the weather is not so favorable however, the boat’s top can be closed while still ensuring spectacular views of Amsterdam’s sights from the canal network. The boats run on solar energy, are silent and completely emission free. Your 1-hour experience will be enhanced by an audio guide that’s available in 19 different languages. There are frequent departure times, so planning your sightseeing itinerary easy!

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

4. 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. Drive in a sturdy open-cab Twizy over a 20-kilometer route past the colorful tulip and flower fields. The road will lead you through the famous flower bulb region and 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 interesting facts about the tulip industry, Cruise down country roads along 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. For kids ages 4 - 16yrs, there is a challenging treasure hunt, will they crack the code of the safe and win a cool prize?

Amsterdam: 20-Minute Flyboard/Jetpack Flight

5. Amsterdam: 20-Minute Flyboard/Jetpack Flight

If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to be a dolphin and shoot through the water, jump into the sky, and dive back into the waves, then this fly-board adventure is just for you! A unique extreme sports activity, the fly-board is very easy to use. You do not need a lot of training or strength to have fun, which means that virtually anyone can handle it, regardless of how old or fit they are. After a short introduction from the fly-board team, strap on your fly-board and other provided equipment, and shoot into the air for unique views of Amsterdam. Dive into the water to discover the endless possibilities of fly-boarding.

Amsterdam: Countryside and Villages Bike Tour

6. Amsterdam: Countryside and Villages Bike Tour

Discover a picture perfect landscape on the outskirts of Amsterdam on a half-day bike tour of the Dutch countryside. Depart from the city center, close to Central Station, and transfer to the Waterland District, just 15 minutes north of central Amsterdam. Riding comfortable bikes, you can admire a pancake flat scenery of gentle brooks, wooden houses and, naturally a windmill. Led by an experienced guide, you will pass through picturesque villages and towns, pedaling alongside the banks of the dikes and waterways that gave the Waterland District its name. Reclaimed from the sea by the entrepreneurial Dutch, the land is as full of history as it is of water.

Small Group Tour to Kröller Müller and N.P. The Hoge Veluwe

7. Small Group Tour to Kröller Müller and N.P. The Hoge Veluwe

Meet your guide at a centrally located meeting point in Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan will take you to today’s destination in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the Dutch flat landscape before you arrive at the national park, the Hoge Veluwe. The Kröller-Müller Museum houses the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. More than 90 paintings, over 180 drawings by this artist, and works by other great masters are on display here. There are often remarkable temporary exhibitions. In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy both sculptures and nature. The park houses more than 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore. The Hoge Veluwe National Park Museum sculpture garden is in the middle of the National Park. You can enjoy both sculptures and the beautiful nature of this Unesco biosphere. The sculpture garden consists of 160 sculptures from artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Richard Deacon, and Claes Oldenburg. Upon arrival in Kröller Müller, your guide will take you to the museum, where you can enjoy some free time to explore the museum at your own pace. Next, you have a choice of activities that you may wish to do: - Enjoy a bike ride. Cycling is the ideal way to explore the park since you can freely use the famous white bicycles. On your way, you will encounter all of the park's landscapes: deciduous, coniferous, mixed forests, wet and dry heaths, and shifting sand. - Have your guide/driver take you for a scenic ride through the park.

From Amsterdam: Kinderdijk and The Hague Tour with Museums

8. From Amsterdam: Kinderdijk and The Hague Tour with Museums

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the comfort of a luxurious minivan. You will be picked up from a centrally located meeting point in Amsterdam and driven to Kinderdijk in about 75 minutes. Sit back, relax and enjoy views of the Dutch landscape as you head to the UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit a working windmill from the inside, watch the film about the area and learn more about the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a 90-minute visit, get back in the minivan and continue to The Hague. This bustling city is home to some of Europe's most important political institutions, including The Netherlands' seat of government and its royal family. It is also home to numerous embassies and international organizations, including the International Court of Justice, The International Criminal Court, and several royal palaces. Start your adventure in The Hague, where you will do a city tour via minivan. You will see all the highlights, and a stop will be made for lunch (at your own expense) before enjoying an included visit to one of the three cultural highlights of The Hague. Discover Mauritshuis, home to some of the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. In this museum, you can find masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl earring and images by Rembrandt van Rijn. Enjoy an included audio tour of Escher in Het Paleis. This former royal winter palace now houses over 120 prints of the famous M.C. Escher. The way he played with perspective, space, and reality means he remains fascinating even today. What makes the small country of the Netherlands so great? Discover this and more at Madurodam. The smallest city in the world is full of beautiful miniatures, playful activities, and great rides for kids and adults to discover what makes us so unique.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Electric Dune & Beach Audio Tour

9. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself Electric Dune & Beach Audio Tour

Enjoy a leisurely journey across the coastal region of South-Holland in an electric, 2-person Renault Twizy with GPS navigation. The unique open and contemporary design of electric car will give you a sense of freedom on the open road. You feel, smell and experience where you drive. Ride through nature, sand dunes, and picturesque coastal villages at your own pace. As you explore the area, an onboard audio guide shares additional information and facts about the area. Park the Twizy to see the beach and sea up close for some excellent photo opportunites.

From Amsterdam: Group Tour to Hoge Veluwe National Park

10. From Amsterdam: Group Tour to Hoge Veluwe National Park

Discover the beautiful scenery of the Hoge Veluwe National Park on a guided tour from Amsterdam. Admire the variety of wildlife that can be spotted in the park, as well as the beautiful rural scenery. Start with pickup from a meeting point in central Amsterdam in the morning. Travel to the Hoge Veluwe National Park and stop at several lookouts and wildlife viewing areas. Keep a look out for wild boars, red deer, roe deer, mouflon, and possibly wolves. You will receive tea or coffee, as well as a light snack to recharge during your exploration of the park. If you wish you can discover the park at your leisure by bicycle. For those who are more interested in art or architecture, you can be dropped at the entrance of the country residence/museum Jachthuis Sint Hubertus or the Kröller-Müller Museum. After exploring the park, board the bus and relax on the journey back to Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

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4.4 / 5

based on 4,074 reviews

If you need something nice and relaxing to do, without a massive line up then go here. Very good zoo for all animal lovers alike. Great way to use up a day or a couple of hours, with lots of variety of animals to see, very clean and well organized zoo. There were plenty of places to stop and rest and the gardens were nice too. Didn't eat at the restaurant in the zoo, but many bakeries, coffeeshops, and restaurants just located outside the zoo if you don't want to eat in the restaurant within the zoo.

Such a lovely experience with a wide variety of animals and you can see they are all looked after so well. Brilliant for adults and children

Worth the money! Frank, Adrian and Jamil are wonderful guides! Very comfortable bus as well

Well kept zoo. Be sure to visit the planetarium during one of their shows. It’s worth it.

Good experience but need find solution for deaf people