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Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

1. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials. Cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Golden Age canals of Amsterdam, traversing the narrow canals of the trendy Jordaan, an area flanked by indie boutiques, hip eateries, and cozy pubs. Learn about the city and get insider tips on hidden gems and the best bars in town from your knowledgeable skipper and hostesses. Explore some of the most popular areas of Amsterdam as you travel down the famous Prinsengracht before sailing towards to most romantic bridge in the city, the Margere Brug. Learn about the Amstel River which this bridge crosses and find out about its connection to the Dutch beer trade. Cruise past the Golden Bend, a stretch of the Herengracht famous for its grand manor houses built during the Dutch Golden Age. Continue from here past the Nine Streets and to the Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam: NEMO Science Museum Ticket

2. Amsterdam: NEMO Science Museum Ticket

Science can be fun! That's what you'll come away thinking after your 2.5-hour visit to the NEMO Science Center. This is the biggest science center in the Netherlands and home to 5 exciting floors of hands-on science activities. Learn how and why the wind blows, what makes a rainbow and how to blow bubbles big enough to stand in! In Science Throughout the Ages you’ll see a timeline of discoveries by scientists from around the world. In Journey through the Mind you'll learn what makes our brains tick. Smart Technology teaches how you can save energy, produce sustainable electricity and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you are sending into the atmosphere.

Amsterdam: The I amsterdam City Card

3. Amsterdam: The I amsterdam City Card

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. After arriving in Amsterdam, head to the I amsterdam Store to pick up the physical card. Once you've got your card, activate it to begin your vacation. As you explore, use the I amsterdam City Card app to get up-to-date information and to navigate the city with a map. The card also comes with 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. You can also enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam and 24h 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 •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 Cutural Quarter - Portugese 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 •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 •Fashion for Good Museum Amsterdam •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: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

Take an evening cruise through Amsterdam. See canal-side views of the city from an open boat. Don't miss out on a quintessential Amsterdam experience and the opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture. Let your skipper and hostess regale you with tales of old Amsterdam as well as stories about modern life in the Dutch capital. Get yourself a drink at the bar and enjoy it as you drift along, passing famous landmarks and quaint canal houses. Drift under brightly lit low-arching bridges and feel like you're sailing through a fairytale. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small group of people. Ask questions and get recommendations for what to do during the rest of your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Luxury Boat Tour with Optional Drinks

5. Amsterdam: Luxury Boat Tour with Optional Drinks

Get the ultimate Amsterdam experience from the water onboard one of the city's most exclusive boats. Step aboard and enjoy the beautiful canals illuminated for the night. Relax with a drink, served by an enthusiastic and friendly hostess. Hear fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and avail of the fleece blankets on both the open and closed boats. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. The planned urban sprawl served as an example around the world well into the 19th century, and the network of canals extends for 14 kilometers and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and famous Skinny Bridge, marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum, and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Local Snacks

6. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with Drinks and Local Snacks

Experience Amsterdam from a different perspective with an all-inclusive, sightseeing boat tour with a local guide. Enjoy some typical Dutch snacks 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 and meet your guide and group for the cruise. 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.

Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

7. Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Come on board of a luxurious boat and enjoy the beautiful sightseeing cruise from the canals of Amsterdam. As you coast through the canals, take in the views and learn about the city as you sip on some delicious gin and tonics. Learn fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and stay cozy with the fleece blankets onboard. Set off in the heart of Amsterdam and start enjoying the best Dam citrus-forward gin. See Damrak harbor, the mooring place for merchant ships carrying exotic goods from across the globe. Several of the spices historically traded in Damrak harbor are used in the gin you will enjoy on the cruise. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. Explore the network of canals that extends for 8.7 miles (14 km) and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum. See the famous Skinny Bridge and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

Amsterdam: Sighting Boat Tour with Unlimited Drinks

8. Amsterdam: Sighting Boat Tour with Unlimited Drinks

Enjoy the ultimate Amsterdam experience onboard one of the city's most exclusive boats. Relax with a drink, served by a hostess and take hear fun facts about the city in the past and in the present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt.  Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. The planned urban sprawl served as an example around the world well into the 19th century, and the network of canals extends for 14 kilometers and boasts some 80 bridges. Pick from a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from the well-stocked bar, and stay cozy with the fleece blankets on both the open and closed boats. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and famous Skinny Bridge. Marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum, and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht. Catch a glimpse of the Dancing Houses and the infamous Red Light district. Return to your starting point with your camera full of pictures. 

Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise & NEMO Science Museum

9. Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise & NEMO Science Museum

Combine 2 of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with this 1-hour canal boat tour and a skip-the-line visit to the NEMO Science Museum. Admire the centuries-old merchant houses as you cruise along historic waterways. The canals date from the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, and were listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Admire the decorative façades and the clock, spout and neck gables. See iconic landmarks, including the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, the Anne Frank House and the imposing Westerkerk. Enjoy fast-track entry to the NEMO Science Museum. This is the biggest science center in the Netherlands and home to 5 exciting floors of hands-on science exhibits. Learn how and why the wind blows, what makes a rainbow, how to blow bubbles big enough to stand in and lots more.

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

10. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

Paddle through the heart of Amsterdam and discover the city on a fun and active tour. Pass bridges, beautiful town houses, and famous museums. Experience the city from the water on a 2-hour paddle boarding tour along its canals and the river Amstel. Your tour begins in a quiet section of canal so you can get used to the paddle board. Once you feel safe, you'll cross the Amstel and hit the city. Admire stunning houses along the river and paddle through the network of canals and bridges. Depending on the group's skill level, paddle level head back via the Red Light District or de Oude Waal. Both locations have plenty of highlights to check out. The last part of the tour takes you past the Nautical Museum and a replica 18th-century ship, before finishing up back at the original meeting point.

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What people are saying about NEMO Science Museum

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,753 reviews

we all really enjoyed ourselves, we went back to being children between the various activities and we discovered the pleasure of science. we were guided by curiosity and explored the world of science in all its fields. I had greatly underestimated him but I immediately changed his mind. I highly recommend it to everyone, families with small children and groups of friends.

Great canal tour! - we did a day cruise. Super friendly team on board, great sights and explanations, good drinks on offer, overall fantastic atmosphere and plenty of blankets to keep you warm during this cold weather. Highly recommend it!

Great value for money as it was so easy to travel on the teams and the bus. The many attractions were fantastic as well! Took the 3 day card and even when we decided to do a last minute visit to the Maritime Museum, it was easy too!

The boat trip was a really nice experience to get to see the city. Our captain and guide (Bram) was very friendly and provided us with very useful information and insightful stories about Amsterdam. Highly recommended

Remember you don't get cheese and wine when you order online. And it is a must. Costs 10 auros on board.