1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Grachtengordel

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour by Bus and Canal Cruise

Product ID: 637
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Amsterdam by land and by canal. Let your expert guide show you the Royal Palace, the National Monument, the famous Skinny Bridge and the beautiful houses along Amsterdam's famous canals before embarking on a canal cruise.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover Amsterdam on this comprehensive sightseeing tour
  • Take a cruise along Amsterdam's famous canals
  • Visit the Dam, the central square of Amsterdam
  • See the Royal Palace
  • View the Netherland's National Monument
  • Spot the famous Skinny Bridge
  • Enjoy a stop at the Albert Cuyp Market
  • Stop at a diamond factory to see diamonds traditionally polished
Full description
Discover Amsterdam as your expert guide shows you everything you want to see in this popular European destination. Step on board a luxury coach as you enjoy a great introductory tour of Amsterdam.

See for yourself why Amsterdam has the largest historical city center in all of Europe with 6,800 monumental houses and buildings. Explore Amsterdam's well-known canals with thousands of gorgeous merchants' residences and warehouses built during the Dutch Golden Age.

Travel to the Dam, the central square of Amsterdam and see the Royal Palace and the Netherlands National Monument. View the famous Magere Brug, the Skinny Bridge.

Then visit the Albert Cuyp Market and the beautiful houses along the canals. See a windmill on the Amstel River before visiting a diamond factory, where you will see the traditional way of polishing.

Finally, take a sightseeing cruise along the famous Amsterdam canals. See all these impressive Amsterdam sites from the water on this 1-hour canal cruise.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Expert guide
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Visit to a diamond factory
  • Photo stop at a beautiful windmill
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

De Ruijterkade 34A, at the local partner's office in the IJ hall of Central Station. In the back corner of the building, on the right hand side. Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 156 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.7 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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Very cold January morning so would suggest wrapping up warm as takes some time for the bus to warm up. The tour information is spoken through ear phones through a recorded loop, which is spoken in many different languages. The tour was interesting and gave you a good feel of the city and your where abouts.

January 20, 2016

A Good enjoyable tour.

We enjoyed this tour , git to see a lot of the city & and the outskirts. The tour guide was very informative. One thing I have to say is , the tour is seperately to cruise, after you complete the bus tour, you just wander of yourself to find your canal boat. I thought entire bus tour & cruise was 3.5 hours , but actually bus is about 3 Hrs and then an extra hour for canal cruise , plus time to locate & wait time for cruise. So if your pushed for time , allow total time about 4.5 hrs. I would recommend as it was a very enjoyable tour.

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November 8, 2015

Amsterdam Babe!

Apart from the coach being delayed in a traffic jam before it arrived the rest of the trip was well organised and the guide we had was fantastic. He spoke at least 4 languages fluently that we heard, amazing. The facts he knew where really informative. It was a great way to spend our last morning in Amsterdam and we will be back to explore more when the weather is a little cooler perhaps,

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July 27, 2014

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Product ID: 637