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Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

1. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Cruise along the canals in Amsterdam's historic center to experience the city from the best viewpoint, then discover 800 years of art and history at the Rijksmuseum with this combo ticket. During the cruise, admire Amsterdam's iconic bridges and 17th-century buildings lining the canals. As you enjoy the views, learn all about the city with an included audio guide. Plan on bringing the kids? Great, let them be a "freshwater pirate" as they enjoy the special kids' audio commentary and free goodie bag. Snacks and drinks are also available in the ticket office prior to boarding. Once you're back on dry land, visit the Rijksmuseum to explore 8,000 objects in 80 galleries. Marvel at world-famous masterpieces by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen in the Gallery of Honour 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 objects that combine to retell Dutch history within a global context.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Eaters (1885), Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette (1886), Sunflowers (1889), and Almond Blossoms (1890). The other half of the package includes an Amsterdam canal cruise. Amsterdam’s beautiful city center is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and there is no better way to explore it than with an Amsterdam canal cruise. The fun, 1-hour cruise will take you through the city’s most important canals, past magnificent 17th-century churches, mansions, boat houses, and bridges. You can see all of the best sights including the Westerkerk church, the Negen Straatjes district, and the Magere Brug on the Amstel river. The cruise features a GPS guide with information in several different languages and the boats are fitted with panoramic windows to ensure you enjoy a fantastic view of the city.

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise and Ripley’s Believe it or Not

3. Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise and Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Climb aboard a glass-topped boat and see the sights of Amsterdam from a different perspective on a 1-hour canal cruise. Admire the centuries-old merchant houses and UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the 17th-century Golden Age from the historic waterways. Admire the decorative façades and iconic landmarks of the city center, such as Anne Frank's House, the imposing Westerkerk and the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River. Enter an amazing museum that showcases the world’s most remarkable collection of natural, scientific, artistic and human oddities with a fast track entry ticket to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Go on a journey into the bizarre as you explore ancient civilizations and see unusual contemporary art. Some say that it is one of the weirdest spots in the city, but a must-see if you’re interested in odd facts!

Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

4. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

Combine 2 of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with this tour of the Canal Belt by boat and entry to the legendary Rijksmuseum. Admire the beautiful canal boats and merchant houses from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes you along some of the historic waterways. Dug in the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Feast your eyes on the decorative façades of the canalside buildings, and marvel at all the different styles of gables, such as clock, spout and neck gables. Pass iconic architecture, including the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, the legendary home of the World War 2 diarist Anne Frank, the imposing Westerkerk, and the old Port of Amsterdam. Then, disembark to enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Rijksmuseum. See masterpieces by the Dutch masters of the 17th century, including Rembrandt’s “The Nighwatch” and Vermeer’s “The Milkmaiden.”

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

5. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Your guide will then take you to the cruise boat to continue the tour of the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways, and on this cruise you will see the most principal canals as well as the Amstel River and the famous seven bridges.

Amsterdam: Light Festival Bike Tour

6. Amsterdam: Light Festival Bike Tour

From November 29th 2018 till January 22nd 2019, Amsterdam will turn into a breathtaking work of art. For the seventh time in a row, the Amsterdam Light Festival will take place. Artists, architects, and designers from all over the world will produce light artworks and installations, which showcase Amsterdam’s heritage in a special way. A-Bike will guide you along the breathtaking artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The bike tour will last an hour and 30 minutes and departs every day of the week at 5pm and 7pm. This year there will be more focus then ever on the land route. For the first time in history the land exposition will be exposed during the whole festival. During the bike tour, which will depart at A-Bike Damsquare, we will guide you along the highlights of both expositions. The best of both worlds. Our multilingual guides tell you all about the amazing artworks and the inspiring artists. The light artworks which are brought to life during the Amsterdam Light Festival have been designed and created especially for the festival. The organisation selected 30 concepts from over 900 submissions by artists from 45 countries. On the route across the 17th century canals and past the Amstel river, you will also get to see the most beautiful, historical parts of the Amsterdam canal belt. For the seventh edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival, artists from home and abroad take you on a journey along 30 light artworks specially created for Amsterdam. The 53-day exhibition revolves around the theme ‘The Medium is the Message’, the famous statement by the Canadian scientist Marshall McLuhan. The idea behind McLuhan’s statement was simple: the medium with which we send a message is more important than the message itself. What role does light play as a medium or as a message? More than 600 artists from around the world have looked into this issue and submitted their concept. Ultimately, 30 artworks were selected that will light up the historic city centre of Amsterdam during the festival.

Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum + Rembrandt House Tour

7. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum + Rembrandt House Tour

Start your tour at Holland’s answer to the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum, housing centuries of Dutch history and art. Explore over 8000 objects, including paintings and artifacts, with artists from the Dutch Golden Age like Rembrandt and Vermeer on display. From dollhouses to a captured British warship, the museum boasts a wide range of historical items. As the largest museum in Amsterdam, a visit is an absolute must. After lunch, dig deeper into Rembrandt’s life to learn all about this iconic Dutch artist. Walk through Spiegelquarter, a district known for a wide array of antiques and artistic goods. Afterwards, wander the Keizersgracht, or Emperor’s canal, to discuss one of Rembrandt’s most successful apprentices. In Rembrandt Square, hear about the Night Watch Guards, who were characters in one of the artist’s most popular works. His painting is recreated here in bronze sculpture. In Staalstraat, learn about the local Drapers Guild, represented by Rembrandt. Finally, in Waterloo Square, discover the former Jewish Quarter, home to a variety of immigrants including Rembrandt and his wife. The couple spent many years living here, near the Amstel River, where their house still stands as a museum dedicated to the artist’s life. It includes etchings and other works done by Rembrandt himself. The furnishings are authentic to the 1600s, reconstituted thanks to auction archives from the period. Wander Rembrandt’s office and see how he produced his work, peeking at the more intimate side of the artist’s life.

Amsterdam: Canal Plastic Fishing Cruise with Breakfast

8. Amsterdam: Canal Plastic Fishing Cruise with Breakfast

Amsterdam is a city famous thanks to its amazing canals. Unfortunately, some of the locals and tourists that visit the city (over 18 million a year) leave behind a ridiculous amount of trash - most of it is plastic. Throughout this opportunity, fish the plastic that falls overnight out of the water, endangering the beautiful ducks, birds, and swans which live on the canals. The cruise will start on the Amstel River, from where it travels straight to the Red Light District home to the most trash in town. A local guide shows you how to fish the plastic out of the water with a net, guarded by gloves. All that on an amazing, covered, and 100%-electric boat. All the plastic that you collect will be sent to a local artist who produces plastic lamps, trash bins, and souvenirs. Throughout your cruise, complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, croissants, pastries, and fresh orange juice will be served.

Amsterdam: 2 City Walking Tours

9. Amsterdam: 2 City Walking Tours

Between its legalisation of marijuana, alliance with gay rights, and relaxed Red Light District, Amsterdam is considered one of the most progressive capital cities in the world. For this reason, it draws a diverse and liberal crowd that puts it at the forefront of art and design. Yet, as we walk between the maze of canals on our walking tours, we find the city steeped in history too. With the help of our Amsterdam guided city tours, you will gain an unparalleled insight into both the modern and historic Amsterdam. If you’re doing a whistlestop tour of the city and want to see all of its best bits in one go, or want to have a well-rounded introduction to the city before you explore on your own, then we recommend the Amsterdam Introduction Highlights guided tour. Starting with a dose of culture at the Rembrandt House Museum, we head towards Dam Square in Binnenstad, Amsterdam’s commercial centre. Here, we will discover some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the National Monument and the Royal Palace, before heading across the canals to the eerie Anne Frank’s House. Afterwards, we wander past the boutiques and cafes of Negen Straatjes, the city’s most stylish neighbourhood to find ourselves at the Amstel River, the city’s biggest waterway. Along the river, we introduce you to some of our favourite shops, theatres, markets, and bars in Amsterdam so that you know the coolest places to spend your time once the tour is complete. As well as our highlights tour, we have a number of alternative routes that knit together to show you the fabric of Amsterdam. On one of these routes, we follow Van Gogh’s Footsteps through the museum district. You can look forward to our commentary on the Moco Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein park, and the much-loved Museum Market. Best of all, this tour introduces you to the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of works from the evocative Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. Amsterdam’s only downfall is that it’s home to so many amazing museums that there’s never enough time to visit them all. Our Van Gogh’s Footsteps guided tour will help you decide which museums you most want to visit. Our Amsterdam guided walking tours go far beyond introducing its most famous landmarks; they show you its trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots too. So whilst our guided tours will give you a fun yet informative insight into Amsterdam, above all they immerse you in the city’s creative, youthful, and liberal culture. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Amsterdam and its insatiably cool atmosphere.

Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

10. Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

On arrival in Kinderdijk, your personal guide will take you to the visitor center, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film and visit a working windmill from the inside, depending on how busy it is. After Kinderdijk, visit the Hague. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and the third-largest city in the country. See the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, Mauritshuis, works from M. C. Escher in Het Paleis, the Madurodam, and the Binnenhof, from the comfort of a minivan. See the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, wander through beautiful day-lit galleries and enter a small city full of beautiful miniatures. Finally, finish your day with a choice of two attractions. Either enjoy the ultimate 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside without leaving the city or, sit back and relax on a canal cruise and admire Amsterdam's most famous attractions from the canal.

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What people are saying about The Amstel

Un tour fantàstico. La guia, Patricia de Madrid, nos dió una verdadera clase de historia de Amsterdam con mucho gusto y simpatía. Excelente. Lo recomendamos!

Pacote com um preço simpático que inclui entrada no museu Van Gogh e um passeio de 1 hora pelos canais de Amsterdao. Correu tudo muito bem, recomendo!

Aaron, I believe was our guide and he was very knowledgeable. A greet way to see the city!

Was very interesting and informative! Beautiful sights not to be forgotten about.

The canal cruise was fabulous- lots of interesting facts about Amsterdam