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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: Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

2. Amsterdam: Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with 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: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

3. Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam 2ith an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

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: Magic Show

5. Amsterdam: Magic Show

Marvel as 7 international award-winning magicians perform tricks in 7 different styles before your eyes at the acclaimed Amsterdam Magic Show. Located just a 5-minute walk from Anne Frank's house and a 10-minute walk from Dam Square, the 1920s-era cabaret theater is situated in the historic Jordaan area. Walk into a secret oasis and be enveloped by its intimate ambiance.  Then, journey into a world of magic, mystery and merriment, and see pre-show tricks performed before your eyes as you take your seats for the 2-part performance. Get ready for 105 minutes of pure entertainment (with intermission) as the lights dim and the host announces the first stage act. Experience the skills of Zippo, champion of magic, and watch a unique style of mystery performed by Rico Weeland. Discover the magical talents of Arthur Gerards, a fresh-faced youngster with age-old powers. Laugh out loud at the comedy act of "Fritz with a Z," known around the world for his TV appearances and the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Prepare to have your mind bent by Slovenian wizard Aljaz Son, and welcome special guests from all around the globe.

Amsterdam's Jordaan District Walking Tour

6. Amsterdam's Jordaan District Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in this area will start from the convenient meeting point at Westermarkt 1 near the West Church. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this district. The Jordaan district of Amsterdam is definitely known as one of the real hotspots of Amsterdam. The origins of the area can be traced back to the 17th century where it is believed to have been erected for the city's laborers and immigrants. Many of these immigrants originated from France or near, then being the agricultural part of town, was subsequently named Jardin which is French for garden. This word eventually changed into Jordaan, the name of the district today. As a working class neighborhood this area ceased to exist in the 1980s. Due to urban renewal the rent price rose and many of the original inhabitants moved to satelite towns such as Purmerend and Almere. After their departure the area became the trendy place to be, attracting students, artists and young entrepeneurs. During the walk your guide will enlighten you with many stories and anecdotes about these contrasting periods in the Jordaan. We will also visit a typical Dutch "Hofje" (innercourt or patio garden) and show you the famous Westchurch and many small streets and idyllic canals. On Mondays and Saturdays we will also visit a vibrant local market. In addition to all the sights, your personal Jordaan guide will reveal the district’s unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport and more.

Amsterdam: Culinary Cultural Tour

7. Amsterdam: Culinary Cultural Tour

Munch on some classic Dutch snacks and take in the charm of the Grachtengordel and the Jordaan District on this culinary cultural tour of Amsterdam. Start your tour checking out the Royal Palace, National Monument, and Nieuwe Park. Stroll Admire the charming Grachtengordel and the Jordaan District. Learn about the landmarks and the local history over some herring or a stroopwafel and coffee.

Amsterdam: Food Tour Jordaan District

8. Amsterdam: Food Tour Jordaan District

Join this activity for a unique way to experience Amsterdam's food scene, walking along the Jordaan District. Learn about some of Amsterdam's hottest spots by getting clues that lead you from one location to the next. This self-guided tour starts at Kafenion at the Bloemgracht 49. From there, you'll receive your first clue to find your next bite. At every stop, you will receive a new clue to get to the next location. In case you can't find the next stop, you can always use Whatsapp to get some help. The route takes 2 to 3 hours and includes 5 bites to fill you up for lunch.

Amsterdam: Private Luxury Cruise with Prosecco

9. Amsterdam: Private Luxury Cruise with Prosecco

Treat yourself aboard a luxury cruise as you discover Amsterdam from a unique perspective. Relax in the comfort of a romantic open boat as you discover the hidden jewels of the city. Float by key attractions in the Dutch capital like the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. Clink glasses as you enjoy an inclusive Prosecco each on this private tour from Oosterdokskade. Listen to the fascinating history of Amsterdam as you sail around its iconic UNESCO-listed canals. Marvel at its narrow houses as you get insider recommendations on the best places to go from the skipper. Wow at the historic neighborhood of Jordaan and snap photos at the impressive Golden Bend. Tick Amsterdam's seven famous bridges off your list while you sit back in luxury and absorb its distinctive waterways.

Amsterdam: Private Night Tour of Speakeasies and Bars

10. Amsterdam: Private Night Tour of Speakeasies and Bars

Join a local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam after dark. Explore the ultra-trendy Jordaan district and up-and-coming Amsterdam East, stopping off at some of the city’s best speakeasies and bars. Enjoy a night out customized to your preferences. Listen to live music, relax at a cozy pub, or dance the night away. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide in the Jordaan neighborhood, where you can mingle with locals in an old-style eatery, or chill out in a relaxed space like Bar Oldenhof. Visit quirky cocktail bars, tiny tasting rooms serving Jenever (local gin), and electrifying clubs, or simply watch the world go by with a glass of wine at a classic pavement café. End your night in Amsterdam East, sharing a drink with your guide at one of the city’s best bars or coolest venues, with Bar Bukowski being highly recommended. Receive local tips and recommendations from your guide to get the best out of your stay in the city.

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What people are saying about The Jordaan

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 :)

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

Margarita and Tamara were wonderful!! The cruise was terrific. We would highly recommend it.

Staffs friendliness and the information given by the tour guide.