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Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

1. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience Ticket

On this 75-minute canal cruise, you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change. Have a great time on board while listening to your personal audio system. Your visit to Heineken Experience includes a 1.5-hour self-guided tour where you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer. Find out the 4 natural ingredients that make this beer, and discover the brand’s sponsorship activities with Formula 1, the UEFA Champions League and the Rugby World Cup. And sure enough, at the end of the tour you can raise your glass with new friends. Please note that Heineken Experience is only for guests 18 years and older!

Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

2. Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam with 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: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

3. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Take in Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise that offers stunning views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals. Uncover 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become as you pass by new architecture and bridges. Visit the Rijksmuseum for 800 years of Dutch art and history. Hop onboard a comfortable boat while listening to your personal audio system. This offers audio commentary in a choice of 19 languages (free earphones are supplied). Pick the option with the snack box to enjoy chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts and a drink of your choice (soft drink, beer or wine) as you glide through the city. Use your ticket to Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collections which features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch ’w hich takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall. Enjoy 800 years of Dutch art and history through 8,000 objects in 80 galleries and see world-famous masterpieces by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Steen in the Gallery of Honor. Admire the Rijksmuseum’s expansive, evocative collection that also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, Asian art, prints, items from Dutch maritime history, and many other culturally significant items.

Amsterdam: Small Group Bike Tour Like a Local

4. Amsterdam: Small Group Bike Tour Like a Local

During your stay in Amsterdam, you cannot miss out on a bike tour along the city’s canals. Follow alongside your guide will take you to the most memorable places in the city, including parks, museums, and windmills. On this tour on wheels, set out to see see the most important things about the Dutch capital, including its best landscapes. Listen as your guide tells you the stories that make these sites special. This city bike tour of Amsterdam is the best way to get to know those parts of the city that are harder to reach by walking. Cycle safely along independent bike lanes and away from the large crowds of downtown.

Amsterdam: Private Food Tour with a Local

5. Amsterdam: Private Food Tour with a Local

Taste the best bites of The Netherlands during a delicious food journey through Amsterdam, and learn more about the city’s food traditions and culture. Meet your guide close to Museumplein, and fall in love with a variety of delicious snacks and dishes during your private tour. Learn about the influence of different cultures and cuisines, and enjoy some amazing bites at a Surinamese family-run restaurant. Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Stroopwafel and Bitterballen. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Go to the picturesque Pijp area, and discover one of Amsterdam’s most vibrant districts. Discover hip cafés next to local bars, creating a unique vibe of the old and new. Learn about family restaurants that have been passed on from generation to generation.

Amsterdam: Self-Guided Foodie Tour with 6 Stops

6. Amsterdam: Self-Guided Foodie Tour with 6 Stops

Say goodbye to tourist traps and discover Amsterdam's real food culture on a self-guided street food tour. Discover the stories of local food heroes and enjoy exclusive deals and tastings at 8 family-owned businesses in the buzzing De Pijp neighborhood. Not every stop is open daily, but at least 6 will always be open. Kick off your tour with a traditional Dutch croquette before discovering the flavors of Suriname at a beloved local eatery that's famous for Suriname's national dish, pom. Enjoy a tasty combo of pom (oven-baked root plant with chicken), long beans, rice, homemade pickles, and hot sauce. Next up, taste the flavors of Israel with smoked beef brisket and chicken roulade served alongside Israeli pickle, olives, and bread with balsamic vinaigrette from a famed boutique deli. Follow this with some fresh Dutch herring and kibbeling (fried cod) at a family-owned fish stall. Sweeten things up with Amsterdam's famous poffertjes (tiny pancakes) as you watch them bubble before your very eyes. Then sink your teeth into the Netherlands' best traditional Goudse stroopwafels (syrup waffles) from a family that's been making them for more than 45 years. Switch things up with another savory snack as you sample authentic takoyaki balls made by a takoyaki chef from Osaka who joined forces with a ramen specialist from Tokyo. Finally, end your self-guided Amsterdam food journey with a bang and enjoy award-winning hand-cut fries with a quintessentially Dutch sauce combo of peanut sauce, mayonnaise, and onions known as Patatje Oorlog. Learn more about this vibrant neighborhood as you make your way to each of the stops. Discover the stories of Amsterdam's local food heroes and the city's food culture, and get recommendations for the rest of your stay.

Amsterdam: Instagram Scenic Photo Spots & Moco Museum Tour

7. Amsterdam: Instagram Scenic Photo Spots & Moco Museum Tour

During this half-day tour, you will go around Amsterdam, visit and photograph the most scenic spots of this picturesque city, with a professional photographer. Start your tour at Dam Square, and go around the historical City Center in two hours, with a professional photographer, enjoying the beautiful canal houses and romantic bridges, and end your tour with a visit to the trendy Moco Museum, home of Banksy, with its distinct art, photogenic staircases and weird backgrounds. During this tour, you will have a peek in the famous Red Light District, photographing one of the small alleys with its fabulous wall paintings, and of course... you in it! Pose in front of the canal houses and romantic bridges like the love lock bridge and many others. You won't miss the opportunity to see the drunken houses, the Amstel river, and the Southern Church. As your photographer is also your tour guide, get ready for some entertainment, as well as historical storytelling along the way. At the end of the tour you get to choose the timeslot for the Moco Museum, and the entrance tickets wil be sent to you so you can enter at your own pace.

Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

8. Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

Take an interactive city discovery experience across Amsterdam’s De Pijp. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with all the information you need for your adventure having been received by email beforehand. You will need to solve 8 riddles, with your challenge starting at the entrance to Sarphatipark, at the end of Tweede Jan van der Heijdenstraat. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next, allowing you to unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Amsterdam’s De Pijp that most locals don’t even know. See popular sights from a different angle, and discover true local secrets of Amsterdam’s colorful Pijp neighborhood. This short discovery route around this part of the city and its Museum Quarter will take you to places not many visitors know about. Throughout your tour you’ll wander across a charming park and explore a buzzing market as well as much more. Your adventure will later end near the beautiful Museum Square, which is a great place for a further indoor adventure in one of the museums.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,535 reviews

Really lovely tour, suitable for regular cyclists and novices. Great way to see Amsterdam quickly. Tour guide was great and really knowledgable. The booking details said headphones were required but we did not need these. The location of the bike shop is a little tricky to find so leave yourself plenty of time to get there.

The guide Was very nice and shared a lot of nice stories. Also Laura answered all our questions and recommended really nice Restaurants. We definately recommended this Tour

We had an incredible time with our guide Sebastian, a private tour knowing the most tourist spots in Amsterdam, I highly recommend it!

Kosta was a wonderful guide of a city! This tour was SO fun.

Red was the perfect guide and host! Highly recommended!