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Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

1. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Take in Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise that offers stunning views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals. Uncover 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become as you pass by new architecture and bridges. Visit the Rijksmuseum for 800 years of Dutch art and history. Hop onboard a comfortable boat while listening to your personal audio system. This offers audio commentary in a choice of 19 languages (free earphones are supplied). Pick the option with the snack box to enjoy chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts and a drink of your choice (soft drink, beer or wine) as you glide through the city. Use your ticket to Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collections which features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch ’w hich takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall. Enjoy 800 years of Dutch art and history through 8,000 objects in 80 galleries and see world-famous masterpieces by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Steen in the Gallery of Honor. Admire the Rijksmuseum’s expansive, evocative collection that also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, Asian art, prints, items from Dutch maritime history, and many other culturally significant items.

Amsterdam: Food Tour in the Albert Cuyp Market

2. Amsterdam: Food Tour in the Albert Cuyp Market

Enjoy a guided tour in the Albert Cuyp, the biggest day market in the Netherlands, with a local foodie guide. Hop between the best stalls of the Albert Cuyp market and taste the most delicious snacks that Dutch cuisine has to offer. Enjoy funny and engaging stories about the history of the food and Dutch culture in an easy manner from a local guide. The vibe of the tour is open and easygoing, so feel free to ask any questions you might have about the Dutch cuisine, culture or anything for the rest of your stay. Experience a new side of Amsterdam with a local craft beer tasting and many delicious local snacks, so come hungry.

Amsterdam: Self-Guided Foodie Tour with 6 Stops

3. Amsterdam: Self-Guided Foodie Tour with 6 Stops

Say goodbye to tourist traps and discover Amsterdam's real food culture on a self-guided street food tour. Discover the stories of local food heroes and enjoy exclusive deals and tastings at 8 family-owned businesses in the buzzing De Pijp neighborhood. Not every stop is open daily, but at least 6 will always be open. Kick off your tour with a traditional Dutch croquette before discovering the flavors of Suriname at a beloved local eatery that's famous for Suriname's national dish, pom. Enjoy a tasty combo of pom (oven-baked root plant with chicken), long beans, rice, homemade pickles, and hot sauce. Next up, taste the flavors of Israel with smoked beef brisket and chicken roulade served alongside Israeli pickle, olives, and bread with balsamic vinaigrette from a famed boutique deli. Follow this with some fresh Dutch herring and kibbeling (fried cod) at a family-owned fish stall. Sweeten things up with Amsterdam's famous poffertjes (tiny pancakes) as you watch them bubble before your very eyes. Then sink your teeth into the Netherlands' best traditional Goudse stroopwafels (syrup waffles) from a family that's been making them for more than 45 years. Switch things up with another savory snack as you sample authentic takoyaki balls made by a takoyaki chef from Osaka who joined forces with a ramen specialist from Tokyo. Finally, end your self-guided Amsterdam food journey with a bang and enjoy award-winning hand-cut fries with a quintessentially Dutch sauce combo of peanut sauce, mayonnaise, and onions known as Patatje Oorlog. Learn more about this vibrant neighborhood as you make your way to each of the stops. Discover the stories of Amsterdam's local food heroes and the city's food culture, and get recommendations for the rest of your stay.

Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

4. Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

Take an interactive city discovery experience across Amsterdam’s De Pijp. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with all the information you need for your adventure having been received by email beforehand. You will need to solve 8 riddles, with your challenge starting at the entrance to Sarphatipark, at the end of Tweede Jan van der Heijdenstraat. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next, allowing you to unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Amsterdam’s De Pijp that most locals don’t even know. See popular sights from a different angle, and discover true local secrets of Amsterdam’s colorful Pijp neighborhood. This short discovery route around this part of the city and its Museum Quarter will take you to places not many visitors know about. Throughout your tour you’ll wander across a charming park and explore a buzzing market as well as much more. Your adventure will later end near the beautiful Museum Square, which is a great place for a further indoor adventure in one of the museums.

Amsterdam: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Amsterdam on this half-day walking tour with a private guide. Meet your private tour guide at your hotel or at the Amsterdam Central Station. Start off with the Red Light District, explore the atmospheric streets and learn about the coffee shop culture, prostitution, political issues, and history. Walk through the narrowest street of Amsterdam, see the first coffee shop in the world and the first condom shop in the world! Next, head to the famous Jordaan district, a former working class area with a rich history. It is now home to sights like the Anne Frank House and West Church. Learn about Anne Frank and wander through the Jordaan district with your tour private tour guide.  Continue to the area of the Rembrandplein and Leidseplein. Experience the lively area and here you can take a relaxing break and purchase some drinks and food. After the break we walk through the largest street market in the Netherlands called the Albert-Cuyp market. Here you literally find anything, from food to clothes! And lastly walk back to central Amsterdam and see the last few sights like the Begijnhof, Jewish quarter and end the tour at the Dam square or a chosen location by you! This tour covers every area in Amsterdam. 

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What people are saying about Albert Cuyp Market

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 556 reviews

Liad was a great guide and the food (and quick beer stop) was well worth the money! We left the tour totally stuffed and feeling like we had a very unique experience seeing Amsterdam through food. Liad provided a lot of knowledge not only about the food of Amsterdam, but some history / other good pieces of info that were very interesting. All around a great time and would definitely do it again.

This is a really well organized way to get good food and see an interesting neighborhood. The PDF guide is easy to follow and gives good background on the multi ethnic shops. The portions and the prices are reasonable. Do save room for the stroopwafel. It's amazing hot off the waffle iron. I liked having a tour in my hand that I could do at my own pace. Total winner.

Definitely come hungry! Our guide was knowledgeable, fun and engaging. My mom has some mobility issues, and our guide did not rush us through at all. I highly recommend!

The highlight of a day in Amsterdam! Nice guide made it a party :)

It is a must! The history behind the food is great!