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Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

1. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

Relax on a canal cruise through the UNESCO Heritage listed Golden Age Canals of Amsterdam. View city highlights like the Skinny Bridge, the Red Light District, and the Old Harbor. Have the option to choose standard tour or a tour with unlimited delicious Dutch cheese, wine, and other drinks. Board the ship and let your local skipper tell you about local history as you sail past sights in the Jordaan district and the Skinny Bridge on the the Amstel River. Admire views of parts of the Red Light District, the former city locks, and Old Harbor. Capture pictures of the stately architecture of the Maritime Museum and the prestigious Gold Bend neighborhood. See pieces of history as you sail by places like the Anne Frank House. Ask your guide questions about the city and get recommendations for things to do and places to eat.

Amsterdam: City Cruise with Open Bar

2. Amsterdam: City Cruise with Open Bar

Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials. Cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Golden Age canals of Amsterdam, traversing the narrow canals of the trendy Jordaan, an area flanked by indie boutiques, hip eateries, and cozy pubs. Learn about the city and get insider tips on hidden gems and the best bars in town from your knowledgeable skipper and hostesses. Explore some of the most popular areas of Amsterdam as you travel down the famous Prinsengracht before sailing towards to most romantic bridge in the city, the Margere Brug. Learn about the Amstel River which this bridge crosses and find out about its connection to the Dutch beer trade. Cruise past the Golden Bend, a stretch of the Herengracht famous for its grand manor houses built during the Dutch Golden Age. Continue from here past the Nine Streets and to the Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

3. Amsterdam: Gin and Tonic Canal Sightseeing Cruise

Come on board of a luxurious boat and enjoy the beautiful sightseeing cruise from the canals of Amsterdam. As you coast through the canals, take in the views and learn about the city as you sip on some delicious gin and tonics. Learn fun facts about the city, past, and present, as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Enjoy a wide choice of hot and cold drinks from our well-stocked bar, and stay cozy with the fleece blankets onboard. Set off in the heart of Amsterdam and start enjoying the best Dam citrus-forward gin. See Damrak harbor, the mooring place for merchant ships carrying exotic goods from across the globe. Several of the spices historically traded in Damrak harbor are used in the gin you will enjoy on the cruise. Sit back and relax as you look at the merchant houses, abundant trees, and beautiful gardens of the city center. Explore the network of canals that extends for 8.7 miles (14 km) and boasts some 80 bridges. Sail along the River Amstel and pass the Hermitage Museum. See the Royal Theatre Carré and marvel at the contemporary architecture of the NEMO Science Museum. See the famous Skinny Bridge and cruise along the famous 7 Bridges section of the Reguliersgracht.

Amsterdam: Historic Tram Ride

4. Amsterdam: Historic Tram Ride

Join this tour aboard an authentic 100-year-old tram to discover the sights, smells, and sounds of historic Amsterdam. Start your experience from Concertgebouw/Museumplein. The conductor will welcome you aboard the tram and invite you to take a seat while the smells of the tram’s varnished teakwood transport you to another time. Then the bell rings and the adventure back in time begins. As the driver takes you around the city, the conductor will tell you all you want to know about the historical trams and about the history of Amsterdam. Starting from Concertgebouw/Museumplein, you’ll pass Albert Cuyp Market, Heineken Brewery, Amstel River, Artis Zoo, Resistance Museum, Waterloo Square, Rembrandt Square, Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, before arriving back to Concertgebouw.

Amsterdam: Interactive Self-Guided City Exploration Game

5. Amsterdam: Interactive Self-Guided City Exploration Game

Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience across Amsterdam's city center and solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Solve 12 riddles and discover the city at your own pace as you make your way from one hidden location to the next. Your challenge starts in the bustling Nieuwmarkt. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Amsterdam that most locals don’t even know about and see popular sights from a different angle. Take a walk around the lesser-known areas of the city center and discover the hidden gems of the Dutch capital. Look closely at curious details all around to find answers ⁠— the trail will take you to unusual statues and secret courtyards, a vibrant flea market, the sunniest terraces along the beautiful river Amstel, as well as several other secret locations. During your game, explore highlights such as the Nieuwmarkt and the old city gate, Rembrandt Huis, the Waterlooplein flea market, strolling along the Amstel riverside, Utrechtsestraat (great for (window)shopping!) and the hustle and bustle of Rembrandtplein. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team buildings. Enjoy being together while exploring the city and get creative to unearth the city’s secrets.

Amsterdam: Kids Tour in the Old City

6. Amsterdam: Kids Tour in the Old City

At the meeting point, you will be greeted by your local guide who will brief your family about the experience. Together, you will stroll through the Old City of Amsterdam to see highlights such as Nieuwmarkt, Waterloopleinmarkt, Rembrandt House and Dam Square. Throughout the tour, the history of Amsterdam will be revealed through fun activities for the children. For example, in one activity, the children receive a secret note, in which the letters are replaced with emojis. The kids have to crack the code and tell the guide the content of the secret note to proceed to the next stop. There are also puzzles, mazes, drawing activities, and more. Although the tour is custom-made for children, parents also enjoy the stories and are often involved in the activities. You are encouraged to ask any questions you might have, whether it is about Amsterdam, Dutch culture, or even recommendations for your family trip, your guide is there to provide you with all the information you might need.

Amsterdam: Museum District Walking Tour & In-App City Guides

7. Amsterdam: Museum District Walking Tour & In-App City Guides

Gain unparalleled insight into the modern and historic aspects of Amsterdam with this incredible combo experience. Tour the iconic Museum District with the assistance of a local guide. Then, enjoy 3 days of access to a resourceful smartphone app full of resources to explore the city. Become immersed in the city's creative, youthful, and liberal culture as you join your guide on a walk around the Museum District. Come across the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Moco Museum, Stedelijk Museum, the Museumplein, and many more iconic sites. Discover the trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots along the way. After your guided tour, download the included app on your smartphone to discover even more of the city. Access a variety of interactive routes that will bring you to different areas and provide important facts.

Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

8. Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Amsterdam at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Royal Palace, Rembrandtplein, and Flower Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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What people are saying about Waterlooplein Market

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,296 reviews

We had a great time on our tour last week. We located it to get our bearings for our scheduled time and they had room and allowed us to go then. It was very convenient, Paul was our driver guide and Louisa took very good care of everyone while explaining some stories of the canal. The wine choices were white, rose and red and very tasty. The cheeses and mustard were delicious but 1 other kind of cheese and a cracker or something crunchy would be good along with. Great hour all in all.

Wonderful canal cruise, the hosts were very entertaining, fun and knowledgeable. They were attentive to all passengers.

Really enjoyable cruise, relaxed atmosphere and nice cheese/wine/beer. Just wish it could have been longer!

Was fantastic even though it rained unexpectedly or expectedly (for Amsterdam) we had a great time :)

Small group and plenty of cheese and wine. Marieanne was very informative