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Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

This unique combo ticket saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam's scenery by canal and enter the world-famous Van Gogh Museum. Purchase a combined ticket to the Van Gogh Museum and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, and enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions with 1 ticket. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Relax and admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges, and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise.   Then, explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. The ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases. Note that the queues at the Van Gogh museum could still be long due to the start of the season. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Van Gogh Museum and to a wonderful city canal cruise. Please make sure you show up at the Van Gogh Museum on the date and time for which the ticket is purchased. The City Canal Cruise can be done at any day on the times written on your voucher. 

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Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise

Climb aboard a canal boat to experience the incredible Light Festival of Amsterdam from the water. You will be welcomed on board the boat at Damrak Pier 5, near Centraal Station. Take your seat for a front-row view of the city, beautifully floodlit for the night. The glass-roof barge will provide panoramic views of the illuminated merchant houses, and the romantic bridges as you cruise along the Amstel River. Marvel at the unique light installations and projections built for the festival, and see some of the city’s cultural institutions glittering against the night sky. Once on board the boat, you will be provided with plenty of information about the innovative light sculptures you pass.

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Combination Ticket: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

3. Combination Ticket: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam Canal Cruises is situated in one of the nicest neighborhoods of Amsterdam: De Pijp. This marvelling quarter with exotic shops, a variety of international restaurants, the famous Albert Cuyp-market and the most famous museums in the world is certainly worth a visit. Amsterdam Canal Cruises offers you the possibility to combine a visit to one of these museums with a canal cruise through Amsterdam. With our combination tickets you do not only get a discount, but you also avoid the queues at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. This way you save money and, more importantly, you save time! How does it work? You can buy the combination ticket of your choice here at this website. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Rijksmuseum and to a wonderful city canal cruise.

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Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a private guided walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. You will hear all about Anne Frank’s family dynamics, their move from Germany, their time in hiding and her father’s life after the war. Start the tour outside the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic construction that still functions as a synagogue today. Find out about the background of the original Jewish neighborhood and how it developed over the centuries. Your guide will share stories of Anne Frank’s love of writing, the conditions she lived through in 1930s and 1940s Amsterdam, and how her diary became so famous. You will also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Over the course of the tour you will see the Jewish Historical Museum, Auschwitz Monument and the Anne Frank House façade.

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Amsterdam: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: Guided Redlight District and City Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Amsterdam with your professional German tour guide, and learn all about the history and culture of the charming canal city, including the exciting Red Light District. On this informative 2-hour walking tour through the beautiful little streets - numerous tips for your additional stay are included. This city tour combines two must-do tours: the Red Light District tour and the city center tour through Amsterdam's beautiful canal belt. Both are an absolute must in Amsterdam. Visit many highlights of Amsterdam's city center on this two-in-one tour, stroll past picturesque canal houses and learn why Amsterdam is considered one of the most free-spirited places in the world and what life is like today in this cosmopolitan, tolerant and multicultural city. Find out where to find the most culinary delights and which districts you should explore on your own by bike. The city is also home to the exciting Red Light District- A historically grown district indispensable in Amsterdam. Learn everything there is to know about the negotiations between punters and prostitutes, their income and expenses, such as prices, room rent, and taxation, as well as the women's safety. Discover the control mechanisms in the neighborhood and question the structures of sex work. This tour perfectly captures all facets of Amsterdam and is therefore wonderfully suitable as an introductory tour.

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Amsterdam: Instagram Scenic Photo Spots & Moco Museum Tour

6. 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. Begin with a visit to the trendy Moco Museum, home of Banksy, with its distinct art, photogenic staircases and weird backgrounds. Head towards the De Pijp neighborhood, famous for its numerous trendy local bars and cafes, inspiring wall art and well-known local market, Albert Cuyp, where a traditional herring eating picture will be taken (don’t worry, you don’t have to eat it if you don’t want to). See the canal houses and romantic bridges. Enjoy a quick visit to one of Amsterdam's beautiful parks and a wonderful tram ride through the Utrechtsestraat, a fashionable street full of design shops and boutiques. The ride ends in Rembrandt Square where you will be photographed standing in between the characters of the well-known Night Watch from the Golden Age painter, Rembrandt. 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, the Southern and Western Churches. As your photographer is also your tour guide, get ready for some entertainment, as well as historical storytelling along the way. Last but not least, on the widest bridge of Amsterdam, with a breathtaking view of the canal houses on the background, you will be photographed on one of these typical bikes. Your tour will end at Restaurant Prins van Oranje, in front of the Anne Frank House, where you can check out your pictures easily, scanning your personal QR code while enjoying a nice coffee or tea.

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Amsterdam: Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise

7. Amsterdam: Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise

Explore the canals of Amsterdam by candlelight on an enchanting 1.5–hour canal cruise. Sip wine as you sail past the sights of the historic Canal Belt, listening to a fascinating multilingual commentary as you go. Departing from close to Central Station, cruise past the dreamy Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), magically floodlit for the evening. Experience the romance of the house boats and the slender merchant houses reflected in the canals. Along the way, sip wine and snack from a selection of Henri Willig cheeses, French bread, olives and nuts. The leisurely tour is the most relaxing way to end a day in Amsterdam, or the perfect way to start an evening of fun.

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

8. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

Get to know one of the most important facets of the city and immerse yourself in the history, current affairs and culture of the Jews of Amsterdam with an experienced German-speaking guide. The Jews, expelled by the Spanish Inquisition, transformed Amsterdam into one of the wealthiest commercial cities in Europe and thereby influenced the cityscape significantly. This is how the Jodenbuurt was founded with its most well-known part the Jewish Triangle. The tour will take you through this area with interesting stories and illustrate why it was especially this piece of land that the Jews wanted to inhabit. Not only Jews settled here. Non-Jews like the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn also had their domicile in the middle of the Jewish quarter. The district was booming and the city was doing well. But even in Amsterdam, Jewish history is not just about success and good life. The strong discrimination experienced by the Jews by the Nazi Germans also ended in Amsterdam with the Holocaust. Learn about the young and courageous Anne Frank, who was one of the Jews hiding not to get deported. While hiding she wrote her famous diary. Her diary will accompany the tour and exemplify the grief the Jewish community had to undergo.Thousands of people were deported and hardly anyone came back. But not all Amsterdammers wanted to accept this. Learn about the February Strike in 1941, but above all: learn of the courageous resistance by Jews and non-Jews, who saved many lives while endangering their own.  Pass by the Portuguese synagogue on the tour and see important testimonies such as Stolpersteine, the gate of the old plague cemetery and monuments commemorating the courageous resistance of the Third Reich. Also, discover how the Jewish community lives today in multicultural Amsterdam. Join this tour to explore the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 

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Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

9. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Your guide will then take you to the cruise boat to continue the tour of the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax with your audioguide and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways and on this cruise you will see the most principal canals as well as the Amstel River and the famous seven bridges.

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Amsterdam: Private Historical Family Walking Tour with Pickup

10. Amsterdam: Private Historical Family Walking Tour with Pickup

Explore Amsterdam with a private guide for a more personalized introduction to this city of canals. Your local guide will explain all about the history of the city, including how 17th-century Amsterdam became the wealthiest city in the world, with Dutch merchants scattered across the globe. Walk around the famous Red Light District and experience Amsterdam’s laid-back ways. Pause at local cafés and bars for a cool beer or hot chocolate, depending on the weather. You will also explore Dam Square and Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square), home to the former butter market.

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What people are saying about Grachtengordel

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 469 reviews

I can only recommend. Did two tours and were super satisfied with both. Very informative and conveyed in a very nice way.

Heineken museum was amazing :) If you are celebrating your bday there you get a special gift, I loved it!

Ne tolle Tour! Definitiv empfehlenswert. Vera als Tourguide - besser konnten wir es nicht treffen :-)

Chantal was really nice! And answered the questions really well.

Everything was awesome. Enjoyed the whole experience