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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: City Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

2. 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: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

3. 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: Historic Tram Ride

4. Amsterdam: Historic Tram Ride

Join this tour aboard an authentic 100-year-old tram to discover the sights, smells, and sounds of historic Amsterdam. Start your experience from Dam square. The conductor will welcome you aboard the tram and invite you to take a seat while the smells of the tram’s varnished teak wood transport you to another time. Then the bell rings and the adventure back in time begins. As the driver takes you around the city, the conductor will tell you all you want to know about the historical trams and about the history of Amsterdam. Starting from Dam square, you’ll pass Westermarkt, Jordaan area, Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, Heineken Brewery, Amstel River, Artis Zoo, Resistance Museum, Waterloo Square, Rembrandt Square, before arriving back to Dam square.

Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Amsterdam with your own personal guide, and stroll through the medieval center to see parts of the old city wall. Continue along the famous canals to explore Chinatown, the former Jewish District, and the infamous Red Light District. Learn how Amsterdam was built on a reclaimed swamp, when the land was buried in mud and the harbor was almost inaccessible. Connection with the North Sea was not realised until the 19th century, but Amsterdam had already became one of the most important cities in the world. As you stroll, you will learn about its position as a major science and cultural center, and discover how in 1650 its population of 220,000 inhabitants made it the 3rd largest city in Europe. Your guide will explain key aspects of Amsterdam’s story, passing sights such as the 17th-century Oostindisch Huis, the Amsterdam headquarters of the East India Company. Discover old pawn shops and handsome merchant houses in the Jordaan district. Walk the banks of the Herengracht, one of the first 3 major canals of the city, and more.

Amsterdam: Interactive Self-Guided City Exploration Game

6. Amsterdam: Interactive Self-Guided City Exploration Game

Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience across Amsterdam's city center and solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Solve 12 riddles and discover the city at your own pace as you make your way from one hidden location to the next. Your challenge starts in the bustling Nieuwmarkt. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Amsterdam that most locals don’t even know about and see popular sights from a different angle. Take a walk around the lesser-known areas of the city center and discover the hidden gems of the Dutch capital. Look closely at curious details all around to find answers ⁠— the trail will take you to unusual statues and secret courtyards, a vibrant flea market, the sunniest terraces along the beautiful river Amstel, as well as several other secret locations. During your game, explore highlights such as the Nieuwmarkt and the old city gate, Rembrandt Huis, the Waterlooplein flea market, strolling along the Amstel riverside, Utrechtsestraat (great for (window)shopping!) and the hustle and bustle of Rembrandtplein. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team buildings. Enjoy being together while exploring the city and get creative to unearth the city’s secrets.

Amsterdam: Red Light District Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Amsterdam: Red Light District Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download an engaging self-guided audio tour of the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Your tour is combined with a fully detailed map, enabling you to get the most out of your experience. On this incredible tour of Amsterdam around the red light district enjoy the bustling shopping district of Chinatown and see the house where the reowned painter Rembrandt lived. With over 50 museums, and hundreds of coffee shops, Amsterdam is an engaging and fascinating city. You will also see Church of our Lord in the Attic, the Old Church, the Rosseburt, Nieuwmarkt, Walloon Church, the Former Headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, Zuiderkerk and Waterlooplein.

Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

8. Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Amsterdam at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Royal Palace, Rembrandtplein, and Flower Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Amsterdam: Age of Enlightenment City Exploration Game

9. Amsterdam: Age of Enlightenment City Exploration Game

Explore Amsterdam in the most adventurous and educational way. Discover the city as you solve riddles, answer questions and unlock hidden augmented and virtual reality elements. In this interactive treasure hunt, you follow the story of one of Europe's greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, namely Baruch Spinoza. Even in the city known for its freedom, his ideas are not taken to heart by everyone. His latest and most controversial work has fallen into the wrong hands and it is your mission to find and ensure that this information is no longer hidden from the general public. The game takes you through the center of Amsterdam past many sights and historic buildings.You decide when to start and when to take a break. The adventure and flexibility makes this city game one of the best activities for during your stay in Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Waterlooplein Market

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,591 reviews

We had a great time on this cruise! Our skipper and host (Stein and Ri) were so fun and nice. They took the time to make the tour informative while also keeping it fun and cracking a plenty of jokes! Lovely people, boat and cruise. Would highly recommend! Plus, unlimited wine and cheese :)

Excellent one hour visit. The guide speaks English and explains some basic info about the city. He told us that they are a young company that is still growing and that in his opinion they cannot compete with other tours. Recommended for a quiet trip

10/10 recommend this tour! Great way to see Amsterdam. The guides and captain were very nice and gave us a great overview of the canal history.

Friendly guides and learned some facts about the city. Went by super fast and definitely could have stayed longer

Very generous with cheese and wine, the tour was nice and the guide was very helpful snd funny