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Our most recommended North Holland Island Tours

Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

1. Amsterdam: 1.25-Hour Canal Cruise to Jordaan

Admire Amsterdam’s famous canals from a unique perspective aboard a 75-minute cruise sailing through the Jordaan neighborhood, which features an audio commentary and a snack bar. Start from the most famous canal in Amsterdam, the Prinsengracht, and glide past important landmarks like the Anne Frank House. Enjoy a relaxing alternative to sightseeing in Amsterdam- a perfect way to see the city free of traffic noise and congestion.  Cruise through Jordaan and admire the 3 islands that form the Mokum Archipel. Here, discover a different side of the city, full of warehouses and shipyards, and photo opportunities around every corner. Throughout your cruise, enjoy an audio commentary from a native Amsterdammer and discover secret stories and local history. Your commentary guide is Harry Slinger, a famous Dutch singer and actor. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling river breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Amsterdam: Full-Day Small Group Island Tour to Texel

2. Amsterdam: Full-Day Small Group Island Tour to Texel

Experience a full day at the beautiful island of Texel and it’s surrounding UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea! We will sail to Texel and explore its National Parks, historic villages and beaches. In one of the historic villages we will enjoy a delicious lunch! We will pick you up in Amsterdam in the morning and will bring you back late afternoon. A full day of island experience at one of Holland’s most beautiful islands!

Amsterdam: New Ijburg District Private Bike Tour

3. Amsterdam: New Ijburg District Private Bike Tour

Discover the new Ijburg district of Amsterdam by bike. Consisting of 6 artificial islands in the city’s former harbor mouth close to the Eastern Docklands, Ijburg is planned to be a residential neighborhood of 45,000 inhabitants, with the aim to create a standard for new development elsewhere in the country. At the moment Ijburg is home to about 20,000 people, and touring by bike is the best way to explore. One of the highlights you will discover is the Steigereiland (Pier Island), based on the “Collage City Concept” and consisting of 8 neighborhoods, each with its own individual character. Admire colorful contemporary architecture and a water neighborhood of floating dwellings. Explore the grid-like streets of Haveneiland (Harbour Island), designed to balance order and chaos. Cycle over at least 10 new bridges, some dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists only. Be dazzled by designs from Dutch and international architects, such as Nicolas Grimshaw and Wilkinson Eyre, and appreciate the dynamcs of their new vision.

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What people are saying about North Holland

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4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We had spent a wonderful island tour on Texel on Tuesday. On this tour there were two of us + a guide, which made the whole thing very personal. Leonie, who accompanied us through the day, was super nice and the chemistry was just right right away. She listened to our requests and was very competent. The day was simply super varied. From strolling in Den Burg to hiking on the Wadden Sea and watching wild birds with binoculars, everything was there. A super nice highlight and also the end of the tour was going out by boat to the dunes, where you could watch the cute seals.

We really liked the tour. Our guide and Same time captain was very kınd and funny. At the end of the tour he offered everyone the real dutch spectaculas :) Thank you for every happy moment.

Informative and entertaining, very nice skipper, tour length optimal for a good overview

Very interesting Well described everything. Nice captain

Nice way to see Amsterdam's best within an hour or so