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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

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Water bicycle

The Canal Bike company rents water bicycle, so you can enjoy the Amsterdam canals at your own pace.

Please be sober when you are going to do this activity. You will find you in the middle of 'better' sailors who will comment your skills aloud from the sides of the canals.

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pieter_jan_v
Jan 31, 2016

Canal bike

By canal bike!

As a child, at age four or so, I once made a trip by canal boat through Amsterdam, and another time, as a teenager, I did the same. But now, at age 43, I've finally made my first trip by canal bike in Amsterdam - from Rijksmuseum to Westertoren! Of course it's more fun than taking a trip by boat, but much to my surprise it was also more expensive: we paid 7 euro for the bike (times 3 makes 21 euro ...), but later on we found out that a boat trip can be made for a mere 5,50 euro.

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egonwegh
Apr 07, 2014

Canal bikes

A very different way to see the city is to hire a canal bike from one of the four moorings across the city - Anne Frank House/Prinsengracht, Rijksmuseum, Leidseplein and Keizersgracht/Leidsestraat. There is a deposit of €50 per vessel and then charges are €7 - €8 per person per hour. The vessels can be hired from 10.00 to 18.00 (22.00 in the high summer) and they can be hired at one point and dropped off at another. A canal map is provided with suggested routes and if it rains they have a rain hood.
The two girls in photo 2 were finding their canal bike difficult to steer but the people in photo had no problems with their vessels. However a canal tour boat went dangerously close to them and they were in danger of falling in the water. As it sailed away they bobbed about for a few minutes in its wake. It looks good fun but you need to be careful.

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Britannia2
Jul 06, 2009

Something different

An unique way of exploring the canals is by canal bike. It seats max. four people and you can rent it for an hour. The company "Canal Bikes" can be found at the Rijksmuseum, Leidseplein, Anne Frank Museum and Keizergracht (Leidsestraat).

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Oct 18, 2004
 
 
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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

The Begijnhof - Beguinage in Amsterdam is certainly a pleasant and quiet part of the old city but as a beguinage I felt surprised by the architectural heterogeneity of this ensemble! Maybe I am too...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The museum is housed in a nice classical building formerly from the Nederlandsche Bank. Allard Pierson was a...
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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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