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Amsterdam: Private Romantic Canal Cruise at Night

1. Amsterdam: Private Romantic Canal Cruise at Night

Hop on board your private vessel for the evening and set off through the charming canals of Amsterdam. After the sun has set, the city illuminates with glistening lights, creating the perfect romantic setting for you and your lover. Snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy a refreshing glass of bubbly accompanied by local cheese and waffles. Admire the 17th-century canal houses and impressive bridges as you cruise through the water. Along the way, listen to stories of the city’s impressive history, culture, and famous landmarks. Hear tales of legends and lovers, while creating an unforgettable memory of your own. By the end of the evening, you’ll have seen Amsterdam from a totally new perspective.

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Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

Learn the vibrant history of Amsterdam from its historic waterways on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes in more than 100 highlights! Board the boat by the Stromma Central Station or the Rijksmuseum in the city center, and set sail from the IJ waterfront. The on board commentary will explain the city’s emergence in the 13th century, to the merchants of the Dutch East India Company that led to the so-called “Golden Age.” See some of today’s modern architecture as you cruise around the southernmost part of fashionable Amsterdam-Noord. Sail past old warehouses, dockyards, and boatyards. Cruise under enchanting bridges from the past and present. Watch the centuries merge as you experience Amsterdam in its purest form - as a seaport. Along the way, you will pass many of Amsterdam’s most famous monuments, and discover why UNESCO declared the city’s canals a World Heritage Site.

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Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

3. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

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Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam with a local guide who knows all the city’s secrets. During this walking tour, learn about the city’s heritage as you visit popular sites, as well as some local gems along the way. Learn about the history of the city, from its beginnings as a muddy village on the River Amstel to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. Topics covered range from the history of sex work and drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. Whether you go on to visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay.

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Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

5. Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

The best way to explore Amsterdam is like the locals do, on a bike. You will meet your guide in the bike shop and be given a city bike that is comfortable for you. During the tour you will stop at a number of interesting places where your personal guide will tell you about the history and architecture of the city. Discover some of the most important sites and learn all about the rich history of Amsterdam. Cycle along the famous canals and Dam Square. Cycle through the various different neighborhoods of Amsterdam, such as the Jordaan, where you will pass the Rijksmuseum, home to a rich collection of Dutch art and history. Discover other gems such as the Museumplein, Stedelijk Museum, and Concertgebouw.

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Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

6. Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

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Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour and see all the main sights of the historic center, including the enchanting bridges, barges, houseboats and mercantile houses of the Canal Belt. Get well-acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on the Canal Belt. Be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings, numerous houseboats, and, of course, some of the most famous sights in the city. Learn how the city evolved from a muddy town on the Amstel River in the 12th century to the modern day metropolis. Get a local’s perspective and discover some little-known secrets of the city, including tree-lined squares and private courtyards. Get priceless tips on how to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam: Haunted Stories City Exploration Game

8. Amsterdam: Haunted Stories City Exploration Game

Play a game while touring Amsterdam at your own pace. Enjoy a story about the dark forces that wish to turn back the clock in this liberal and progressive city. Imagine you return to your hotel after drinking, but your friends have gone missing. Discover that this goes beyond anything you have ever experienced, even beyond the grave. As the story unfolds the exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location Start at Hotel Prins Hendrik and immerse yourself in 2 to 2.5 hours of gameplay. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. Save your data by playing offline. Finish triumphantly at Westerkerk. Compete with groups or play on your own, as one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group, so the group can download and play the city game on their phone.

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Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour of Jordaan & De 9 Straatjes

9. Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour of Jordaan & De 9 Straatjes

Join an enthusiastic local guide on a private walking tour to get a unique glimpse of the ultra-trendy Jordaan district and De 9 Straatjes, its adjacent micro-neighborhood lined with vintage boutiques and niche outlets. 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 and start at the National Monument across from Dam Square, before heading to the quaint and quirky De 9 Straatjes to explore original stores selling clothing, books, art, and food.  Walk down the picturesque paths to Bij Ons Vintage, one of the city’s most famous vintage stores, and sift through stylish clothes from decades ago. Cross a couple of the area’s iconic canals on your way to browse through Galerie Geluk’s gorgeous Asian antiques, jade carvings, and intricate jewelry. Once you’ve done some more window-shopping – or regular shopping – squeeze in some sightseeing at the 400-year-old Westerkerk, an iconic monument at the edge of the Jordaan.  Pass a street musician or two as you explore the independent art galleries, fantastic restaurants, and fresh markets that make this neighborhood famous across the Netherlands.  Visit fashion-forward attractions like the chic Hutspot concept store and LENA The Fashion Library, and wind down with your local guide over a coffee at a cobbled café.

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Amsterdam: The Canals City Exploration Game

10. Amsterdam: The Canals City Exploration Game

Invest in a thrilling mystery game where the answers to clues lead you to the most secret and tucked away places of the Amsterdam Canals. Begin at the Dam Square and solve puzzles at your own pace all the way to the Amsterdam Museum. Find your way to the Descartes House, where the mathematician and philosopher lived for almost twenty years. Learn about the architecture of the Renaissance at the Westerkerk, and why Amsterdam's houses lean forward. Search for the smallest house in the whole city, and discover one of the oldest and smallest cafés tucked away in the center of Amsterdam. Play as a group, or on your own, and find the adventure in every clue.

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What people are saying about Westerkerk

Very interesting stories told by our guide. Many historical facts but told in a not boring way. Really enjoyed it and would recommend

Great guide with great knowledge of Amsterdam history. The journey was relaxed and the atmosphere was great. Rocco is the best.

Very good explanationof Amsterdam very comprehensive and detailed Theguide was nice and take care of tourists Very recommended

Very informative tour and great guide, very motovated. A nice way to be introduced to the city highlights.

fastastische ervaring, met een nog meer fantastische gids, Rocco!