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  • Body Worlds Amsterdam: The Happiness Project Ticket

    1. Body Worlds Amsterdam: The Happiness Project Ticket

    Explore how happiness influences the health of the human body, and discover answers to other mysteries of human life at Amsterdam’s Body Worlds: The Happiness Project. This fascinating new exhibition by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, centrally located on Amsterdam's Damrak, features more than 200 anatomical specimens of authentic human bodies, all utilized to demonstrate the complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of the human form. Suitable for adults and children, the interactive show also features an adults-only exhibition in the basement that has attracted over 40 million visitors worldwide. The only exhibition of its kind to make use of a donor program, Body Worlds is a scientific exploration of how happiness can affect both your body and soul.

    Ik had Körperwelten al gezien en nam deze keer mijn dochter mee omdat zij kiné studeert. Ze vond het geweldig en ik ook! Mooi gebracht ook. Hopelijk met ons volgende bezoek wat nog wat meer plastinaten!

  • Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    2. Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    Explore Amsterdam with a local guide who knows all the city’s secrets. During this walking tour, learn about the city’s heritage as you visit popular sites, as well as some local gems along the way. Learn about the history of the city, from its beginnings as a muddy village on the River Amstel to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. Topics covered range from the history of sex work and drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. Whether you go on to visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay.

  • Amsterdam: Body Worlds Exhibition and Canal Cruise

    3. Amsterdam: Body Worlds Exhibition and Canal Cruise

    Explore how happiness influences the health of the human body, and discover answers to other mysteries of human life at Amsterdam’s Body Worlds: The Happiness Project. This fascinating new exhibition by Dr. Gunther von Hagens features more than 200 anatomical specimens of authentic human bodies, all utilized to demonstrate the complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of the human form. A visit to the exhibition is suitable for adults and children, although the interactive show also features an adults-only exhibition in the basement. Over 40 million people from around the world have visited Body Worlds, which explores through science how happiness can affect both your body and soul. Next on the program you’ll enjoy an hour-long cruise on the UNESCO-listed canal district of Amsterdam, with the opportunity to take in many of the historic sights of the city center. Feast your eyes on t...

  • Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    4. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   After the tour, you will visit Reypenaer, one of the most prestigious cheese shops in the city, where you will taste 6 different kinds of Gouda cheese with a glass of wine. Learn the difference between these types of cheeses as well as their history.  From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the ai...

    I took the city walking tour and I was amazed: I already knew Amsterdam is a very interesting city, but I was surprised it has such a rich history. Our guide Miguel was great, he explained many stories and funny things about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We learned to know the city from different points of view and we got nice indications about good restaurants and bars. After the tour we had a cheese tasting, they explained us their cheese is made with traditional methods. We tried delicious cheeses (even a 3 years old one) and wines. Highly recommendable!

  • Amsterdam: Game of the Goose on WhatsApp With Remote Guide

    5. Amsterdam: Game of the Goose on WhatsApp With Remote Guide

    Go out in the city with your friends or family and visit different locations while playing this game. Throughout the game, you'll be guided via WhatsApp by an instructor who will assess your assignments. If you answer the assignments correctly, you will receive instructions to continue playing.  Walk through the best places in the centre of the city, while you will collect more and more clues in this adventurous game. Before you start you will receive an explanation by email along with a photo frame and an answer form. You will also receive a map of the city.  Sometimes you'll have to do a thinking assignment, sometimes you'll participate in an acitivity. By performing the thinking tasks, you collect letters to crack the final code. The activities tell you where the letters are. Can you crack the code within 3 hours? In the assignments, make use of all the possibilities of WhatsApp, b...

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What people are saying about Damrak Avenue

I took the city walking tour and I was amazed: I already knew Amsterdam is a very interesting city, but I was surprised it has such a rich history. Our guide Miguel was great, he explained many stories and funny things about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We learned to know the city from different points of view and we got nice indications about good restaurants and bars. After the tour we had a cheese tasting, they explained us their cheese is made with traditional methods. We tried delicious cheeses (even a 3 years old one) and wines. Highly recommendable!

Body Worlds doesn’t have anything to do with Amsterdam, BUT it was an awesome exhibit! It is fascinating how our bodies work. It actually is one thing we all have in common, despite our many differences.

Absolute eye opener, there was so much to look at - pretty surreal. Really glad we added this to our list.

Really interesting place to visit. We’ll set out, very informative. A little different!

Fantastic! So unusual and very informative, it’s unique