Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and one of the most diverse cities in the globe. The city is full of museums, arts but also relaxing squares and intense nightlife. When arriving at the “Venice of the north”, and with all those choices and the never-ending flux of information, a tour service would really come in handy, so that the experience fits more to your needs and interests. So, relax and enjoy your stay, while discovering the various parts of the city and the history, the culture, the arts, local people and also the Dutch traditional cuisine. Unravel some of the city’s valuable secrets by following our guide below. Read on to learn about the best Viator tours in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Van Gogh Museum is the second most popular tourist attraction in the city of Amsterdam. Of course, this means that you need to be equipped with patience if you want to visit the museum during the popular hours while waiting in the queue. Or else, you can just purchase a skip-the-line tour which will give you immediate access to the more than 200 paintings of the world-renowned artist and also to an audio tour available in several languages. Just pay a bit of attention to the time slot chosen and enjoy!
Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
One of the best ways to explore the real vibe of a city is by walking its most significant regions. The Jewish Quarter is such a historic region, with the story of Anne Frank and her family dominating the narrative. The tour is done in small groups, keeping the experience more intimate, and also available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish! At the end, and after a thorough briefing of the events around World War II, the tour ends just outside Anne Frank’s house where you can add the final touch.
Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Anne Frank Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
After a long and full day of sightseeing and walking around the various districts of Amsterdam, or even just after the return from a day trip on the countryside, an evening canal cruise seems like a perfect ending. With unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks included, and a full four-course dinner, your only task is to enjoy the illuminated buildings and the cruise in the UNESCO World Heritage Canal district. The menu has a wide variety of meat, fish and vegetarian options. Take into consideration that if you arrive early, you can secure a window seat and have an unobstructed view.
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise with 4-Course Dinner and Drinks
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Seems like the coolest sightseeing option. Just after joining this one-hour canal cruise you are offered a welcome drink and shortly afterwards, you are entitled to two Smirnoff cocktails of Heineken beers in your own glass made of ice! But the really exciting part is that when you arrive, you are provided with a thermal poncho since the whole bar is working in -10 degrees Celsius and everything inside (and not only your glass), including furniture and walls are made of ice. Surely a literal meaning to a cool night out!
Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Duration: 2 hours
Like the tulips, the windmills are also combined with a traveller’s perception of the Netherlands. Without needing to rent a car, and at the same time having an audio commentary about the Dutch history, the selected tour is a rare combination of three picturesque countryside destinations of North Holland, Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam. You can explore a historic windmill in Zaanse Schans and then visit the other two villages (during summer you can also take the ferry from Marken to Volendam), where you can watch how the traditional clogs are being manufactured and also visit a local dairy and the small port with the fishing boats.
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam, and Marken from Amsterdam
Duration: 7 hours
Visiting the Keukenhof Gardens and the nearby Tulip Farms is really a challenging task since you will need many hours to really enjoy the magnificent scenery and the explosion of colours and smells around you. So why not save the two-hour wait in the queue with the skip-the-line tour option for the Keukenhof Gardens? Your pass allows you to a six and a half hour tour to the gardens full of tulips, hyacinths and various other flowers, bulbs and trees. During this time frame and after a walking tour alongside a guide, you will have more than three hours to take your map and wander around this multicoloured palette.
Skip the Line Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Farm from Amsterdam
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Being almost in the centre of the region previously known as the “Low Countries”, Amsterdam provides a chance to have a short day trip to interesting destinations nearby, such as the city of Bruges in Belgium, only three to three and half hours by bus from the centre of Amsterdam. After the drive alongside the beautiful Dutch countryside, there is a five-hour free time in the city to visit the Heilig-Bloedbasiliek and to appreciate the city’s famous architecture, while hanging around in Markt and Burg squares. And since Bruges is also called by some as the “Venice of the north”, on your way back, you’ll have the opportunity to compare.
Full-day Bruges Trip from Amsterdam
Duration: 12 hours
The Rijksmuseum carries a large part of Holland’s history as there, you can find more than 8000 pieces of art from Rembrandt, Vermeer, Steen and Hals. The artistic value of the exhibits makes the museum very popular to tourists. You can avoid the queue with the skip-the-line admission, that will allow you a faster entry inside and more time around the various masterpieces. With a complimentary of only five euros, you can also purchase the audio guide, available in nine languages, or you can just download the free application of the museum. In the end, the RIJKS®, the Michelin star awarded restaurant of the museum, offers to transform the experience you had into simple and elegant dishes.
Skip the Line: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Entrance Ticket
Duration: 2 hours
If you want to combine having dinner with your travelling companions and sightseeing, the canal pizza cruise seems like an ideal option. Approximately 90 minutes of fun, enjoying your pizza and the unlimited variety of beer and soft drinks while sightseeing the city (with the precious remarks of your captain) within its hazardous canals. This is a really innovative idea that allows the traveller to relax while enjoying the UNESCO World Heritage Canal District.
Amsterdam Canal Evening Cruise With Pizza, Ice Cream and Drinks
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
With various stops possible and a ticket that can be expanded up to 48 hours, the hop-on hop-off tours offer a precise, flexible and convenient way to move around the city. While on the bus, there is also a tour guide informing you about the history of the city and giving you exact details about the region you approach and the best sightseeing destinations. Combined with the canal boat tour, the experience seems complete, as you can explore the city from every angle.
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
A city, such as Amsterdam, known for its diversity and the numerous and different options offered, is really a city where the help from a guided tour can make the visit easier, more satisfactory and less tiring. By keeping our guide in your bookmarks, you can save time, experience new things and enjoy your visit to Amsterdam to the full extent.
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