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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 (11)

Be picky

You can throw things if you want, but I think the canal cruises you get by Centraal station are a disappointment.Especially the ones on closed boats where you sit crammed in with 30 other tourists,...
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davequ
Apr 07, 2008

Canal tours

We went on a canal tour on our second day in Amsterdam but it really was a bit of a tourist trap. It covered the main sights (Anne Frank huis, Centraal Station,etc) but otherwise offered little of...
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barryg23
Apr 12, 2003

So High I Thought I Would Die: Canal Boat & Skunk

Time warp with me if you will to 1991…It was my first time in Amsterdam and then boyfriend and I were given two free tickets for a float-down-the-canal trip. So we ducked over to the side and lit up a...
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LolaSanFrancisco
Aug 25, 2006

canal tours

once you exit central station you will see all the canal tours on your left hand side. there are many to choose from, but don't forget that these are just some of the canal tours to choose from there...
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excitableone
Dec 05, 2002

Think twice before you purchase a Canal Bus ticket

Amsterdam is well known for its canals and it is natural to think about using them for transportation. However, think carefully before you purchase your ticket. Weekday schedules can be inconvenient,...
fellman01
May 08, 2004

This is what I call a tourist trap..

yet there are many outthere who will no doubt disagree with me. forget all the people around you and try and get a place where you can stand up and stick your head out become friends with a local from...
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nighthawk
Feb 23, 2003

Canal Cruise - For Tourists Only

The only local person you will find on a canal cruise is the guide. Its completely for the tourists. But it is worth your time and is not that expensive. You get to travel the canals and go out to the...
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littlesam1
Jan 15, 2003

Amsterdam Tour Operators - Be careful on Quality!

We made the booking with "The Best Of Holland Excusrion" - Asia Compass Travel Agency, that was on the road outside the Amsterdam railway station. Due to its proximity to the station it is flooded...
knowit
Oct 24, 2007

Canal boat tours.

If I had to pick one, I would choose the canal cruises (tours). While very beautiful, they give you a lot of useless information. I found out that two houses, with identical gables where called, the...
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seamandrew
Jul 12, 2003

Canal ride tours: there are...

Canal ride tours: there are plenty of these boats that carry the tourists along the canals of the city. I am not sure whether it is a tourist trap. Indeed you can see the city from another...
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DanielF
Aug 26, 2002

Canalboats arent the quickest...

Canalboats arent the quickest mode of daily travel,but by all means, take at least one canal tour.THEY ARE A BIT EXPENSIVE THOUGH.The tourguide will point out places and tell you historical...
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Michael_D
Aug 24, 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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