Book a tour and Visit these Top Attractions in Amsterdam
With its charming canal complex, rich history and vibrant cultural scene, this famous capital of the Netherlands is one of the world’s most exceptional city destinations. Amsterdam actually has more canals than Venice!
As for top attractions in Amsterdam it is a city filled with culture. There’s the famous Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum that are full to the brim with world-class works. Visit the famous Anne Frank House. Once the residence of the famous diarist and her family, gives an insight into the dilemma faced by Jews during the Second World War.
There is so much to do in Amsterdam whatever the weather, especially away from the tourist regions of the city centre. One such place is the charismatic neighbourhood of the Jordaan. With bustling streets and charming buildings, independent art galleries, antiques shops, courtyard gardens and atmospheric bars and restaurants.
Of course, we can’t forget to mention the infamous Red Light District. Its red-lit windows leaves little to the imagination and has been a part of Amsterdam since the 15th century.
Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or a fortnight, take a look at some of the best Amsterdam attractions and experiences.
Inspired by Pete Jordan’s book ‘In the City of Bikes’ this is a bike tour like no other. On this private experience, you will travel along the city’s many canals, dykes and bridges while gaining an insight into the traditions. Your private guide will give you narratives about the city’s tales of confrontation, love, confiscations, and mayhem. Weather permitting the tour also combines a ferry trip or a visit to the naval museum.
This is a fascinating private walking tour that will take you to the very best boutique bars and breweries. Sample from over 100 ales in the fascinating beers halls of Amsterdam. You will learn all about the famous brewing industry. Starting at the place where nuns used to brew ales, to the legendary first Heineken building.
This is a super indulgent snacking tour as you stroll along the quaint tiny streets, eating salty fries, rich cheeses and a traditional herring! You will also visit a local pancake house for something deliciously sweet. Afterwards enjoy tasting the locally made spirits straight from the distillery.
For those with a sweet or savoury tooth – this tour is all about pancakes (Pannekoeken). You will join a local chef shopping for the special ingredients, then help him prepare a gorgeous traditional lunch in a private cooking class. The Dutch call their meals –‘trinity’ which is two veggies, meat and the famous Raypenaer cheese You will enjoy your lunch in the host’s local home and get to chat to the family about their cuisine and traditions.
Before you buy your gifts to take back home – check out this fantastic souvenir shopping tour that takes you to unique shops that sell locally designed t-shirts and unusual pieces from recycled materials. You will be able to chat to the owners of the various designs and learn about the history of manufacturing. You will have a spending allowance of EUR 55 which is included in the tour price. If you don’t happen to spend it all, don’t worry. Left over funds are donated to help cancer and diabetes research.
This is a fascinating tour that focuses on the history of immigration and how the city welcomed settlers from all over the world. You will meet first and second-generation migrants who have benefited from the system. Learn how these people made a life for themselves in Amsterdam. There is also a visit to a local foundation helping refugee artists in Amsterdam to tell their stories via street art. There is also plenty of time to stroll around the shopping mecca and sample various types of ethnic food. This is an amazing tour not to be missed! Net proceeds from this tour go directly to the Ondertussen arts program at Kweekschool.
Pre-book your tour in Amsterdam today – so all you have to think about is packing your bags!
This tour combines 3 popular tours into a private package, so you can see and make the most of your time. The tour is a full day which crams in as much exploration as you want! Cycle down the charming streets, sample local foods, beers and spirits in Amsterdam’s boutique bars and breweries. You will hear all about the city’s tales of struggles, love, and anarchy. There is also a visit to the oldest part of the city – the famous Red Light District.