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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
From EUR105.00
 
Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local
"Meet your private guide near Amsterdam Centraal Station at a time convenient to you. Then hop onto your bike and head into the city to begin your cycling tour. Widely considered among Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities Amsterdam is a wonderful place to explore by bike!Pedal along seemingly endless cycle lanes through diverse districts such as Chinatown the Jewish District Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt and admire the striking architecture for which the city is famous.During your tour take in popular landmarks including the Houten Huys — the oldest house in Amsterdam — the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
From EUR35.00
 
Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
From EUR25.00

Canal Boat Tours Tips (51)

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

I took this as the canal boat passed the end of this canal and we got a great view under all the bridges - cetainly a different view than you get from just walking around. Plus its a nice relaxing...
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hevbell
Mar 25, 2004

Canal Boat Tours

A canal tour is a great way to start viewing the city and it's probably the best approach to Amsterdam. After all the city was founded and has developed around its canals and there's nothing like a...
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Andraf
Mar 27, 2005

Canal Cruises

Taking canal cruise provides an opportunity to see the city in an entirely different way. Cruising around on a canal tour can be very romantic especially at dusk or at night when everything (including...
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BlueBerry_7
Nov 21, 2002

Quaint bridges all over the place!

Water and the construction of many bridges have been of vital importance to Amsterdam’s development over the years. Along the banks of the river Amstel a city developed that heavily depended on the...
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Jenniflower
Apr 17, 2006

Tour on the "Grachten"

At the beginning of the tour they take a picture of you.....The tour on the Grachten takes about 1 1/2 hours , you pass by a lot of interesting places of Amsterdam. On our tour there was a guiding...
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chancay
Jun 19, 2003

Well, one has to take one of...

Well, one has to take one of the ubiquitous canal cruises (they were about 6 Euros). They last about an hour and they give you a feel for the city. Quite relaxing too. Everybody spoke English and I...
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fed-up
Nov 04, 2002

Oh, To Be Back In The Land of HEINEKEN! ;-p

"Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!"- Bob Dylan Instead of a dirty gondola.... change that to - "Cruising round Amsterdam in a fine glass-roofed boat....
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Krystynn
Jan 19, 2004

Comfortable boat travel :)

This part of Amsterdam is endearing. We loved the river life of the canals, seeing people go about their business - one boat had a lady sitting on an actual SOFA in their boat whilst hubby was rowing...
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Jenniflower
Mar 14, 2006

Walk around and take a canal...

Walk around and take a canal tour. There are more bridges in Amsterdam than in Venice. The buildings are narrow and pitched forward, some are leaning to the right or left. Be sure to notice how...
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Katirose
Aug 26, 2002

Canal Cruise

Canal Cruise I'm not sure the exact amount of canals and bridges in Amsterdam, but I'm sure the Canal Cruise is the nicest thing of touring the city, and that's also a great way to see the city from a...
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JUNLI
Aug 25, 2002

DID YOU KNOW?<br/>Did you know...

DID YOU KNOW?Did you know that Amsterdam has 165 canals, 1281 bridges, 70 cruise boats, 8 wooden drawbridges, 2500 houseboats and ones and 120 water bikes? Hiring a boat or bicycle to discover all of...
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ankx
Aug 25, 2002

Take a tour on the canals! You...

Take a tour on the canals! You will see a different view of the city. I took a trip early in the morning before the rush, so the skipper had more time to explain things (he turned off the...
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daarth
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Amsterdam

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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

First, when asking for directions, make sure you pronounce the name correctly (Bee-guy-n-hof) or else the locals will look at you quizzically and shrug. Next, once you get past the endless rows of...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Is about old Egypt, Greece and more. Sometimes they have an exhibition. Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 -...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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Kalverstraat

If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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