Best things to do in Amsterdam

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Classic Canal Cruise
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Cruise in an authentic comfortable salon-boat with live commentary provided by our skipper. Small groups and great service!
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$29
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Amsterdam’s City Highlights and Hidden Gems
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Are you short on time but still want to get a sense of what Amsterdam is all about? This is the private tour for you. In this intriguing walking tour we share our quirkiest stories, the interesting history of Amsterdam, and some of the city’s most iconic places. The cities most famous highlights and hidden […]
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$70
Duration: 3 hours
Free cancelation: up to 4 hours
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Private Food Tour, Taste the best food of Amsterdam with a Local Guide
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Taste the variety of the Dutch Kitchen, from Gouda Cheese to Herring and Fries to Chocolate in this exclusive Private Food Tour. Are you a big fan of Gouda Cheese, or our famous Syrup Waffles? Do you like to try the traditional raw herring (also called the Dutch Sashimi), our best chocolate, or a local […]
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$94
Duration: 3 hours
Free cancelation: up to 4 hours
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Private Tour: The Best of Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt and Vermeer
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Always wanted to see the famous work of the Dutch Masters; Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans van Hals? In this Private Rijkmuseum Tour, your guide provides a personal experience of the Netherlands’ most visited art museum.
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$81
Duration: 2 hours
Free cancelation: up to 4 hours
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Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)
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Learn more about Anne Frank & the Jewish History in this Private Tour! Travel back in time with us to the 16th century when Amsterdam became the safe place for Jewish families fleeing from Southern and Eastern Europe.
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$97
Duration: 4 hours
Free cancelation: up to 4 hours
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Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a local guide (also for families)
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Book this exclusive Private Amsterdam Bike Tour and explore highlights and hidden gems by bike in Amsterdam. Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and will take you to beautiful canal houses, drawbridges, street-art, old industrial zones and shipdocks. The true hidden gems of the city. We go by bike, maybe take […]
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$66
Duration: 3 hours
Free cancelation: up to 4 hours
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Semi private tour to windmills and countryside villages
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This semi private tour (maximum 8 guests per vehicle) takes you to the famous windmills near Amsterdam, to the typical Dutch landscape and picturesque villages.
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$93
Duration: 5 hours
Free cancelation: up to 12 hours
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Private Departure Transfer: Amsterdam Port to Amsterdam Schiphol airport
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Take the worry out of your departure from Amsterdam cruise terminal to Schiphol Airport with a prearranged private transfer for a group of up to 15 persons. Enjoy a personalized meet and greet and travel in comfort to the airport.
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$82
Duration: 30 minutes
Free cancelation: up to 1 days
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Private Arrival Transfer: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Port
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Take the worry out of your arrival at Schiphol Airport with a prearranged private transfer for a group of up to 15 persons. Enjoy a personalized meet and greet and travel in comfort to Amsterdam cruise terminal.
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$78
Duration: 30 minutes
Free cancelation: up to 1 days
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Private Arrival Transfer: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to City Center
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Take the worry out of your arrival at Schiphol Airport with a prearranged private transfer for a group of up to 16 persons. Enjoy a personalized meet and greet and travel in comfort to your city center accommodation. Departure transfers are also available.
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$78
Duration: 35 minutes
Free cancelation: up to 1 days

About Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands stands tall on 11 million poles because while half of the Netherlands sits 3 feet above sea level, Amsterdam itself is built on clay, making the foundation of Amsterdam a major achievement of engineering. 

Amsterdam was founded at the Amstel, which was dammed to control flooding, and the city’s name derives from the Amstel dam.

It’s known as the “Venice of the North” attributed by the large number of canals that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can take advantage of all the outdoor activities that surround the canals, and even take a look at one of the most famous features of the city, windmills. 

Along with the Zaanse Schans open-air museum that shows a collection of historical windmills, you can also visit the Amsterdam Museum- 11 million wooden poles support the buildings from sinking

Amsterdam is also famous for its beautiful houses, “coffee shops” and the Red-Light District, so it’s recommended to visit all Amsterdam has to offer.

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What You Need to Know

Currency
Euro (EUR)
Timezone
UTC +1
Typical drink

Beer (Amstel and Heineken)

Typical food

Bitterballen
Pancakes

Speed rules

Urban areas – 50 km/h
Rural roads – 80 km/h
Highway – 130/120 km/h

How to Get There

By plane
Schiphol International Airport – 15 km away from the city center, flights from major European cities and overseas

By train/bus
Amsterdam Central Station – direct trains and buses from UK, Germany, and other European cities

 

When is the Best Time to Visit

There are two ideal times to plan a getaway to Amsterdam. The first is from April through May, and the next is September through November. This is because it’s right before or directly after the summertime high tourist season. Both these times of the year in Amsterdam consist of somewhat mild temperatures (although the city’s weather is notoriously finicky), and you’ll enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. 

The temperatures in April and May range between 12°C (54 °F) to 17°C (62 °F), and then in September through November range from 18°C (65 °F) to 9°C (48 °F). No matter the temperature, you’ll find the city offers plenty of social events and you’ll never be bored.