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Excursions Amsterdam, Netherlands by Musement

Van Gogh Museum ticket

  • Book the time slot of your choice now and plan the rest of your day carefree
  • Just show the ticket on your phone and come in to enjoy the richest Van Gogh collection in the world
  • See over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 letters from the Dutch master

Van Gogh Museum ticket

Heineken Experience tickets

The Heineken Experience is a thrilling self-guided interactive tour on which you will discover all the secrets of beer making and learn about the history of the world-famous Heineken brewery. There will be no shortage of surprises, including the chance to create a personalized bottle with your own name. Of course, at the center of the Heineken Experience there is the tasting of one of the most popular beers in the world!

Being one of the most famous and popular beers in the world, not finding Heineken in the menu of a pub or pizzeria is almost impossible! Beloved in Europe (and not only), Heineken is not only the domestic beer, but also an institution in Holland. It was born in Amsterdam in 1863 and has now become the third largest beer producer in the world.

In 1988, the Heineken family closed the old factory in Amsterdam to open a bigger and more modern one outside of town, using the first as an attraction for fans. It has been welcoming visitors from all over the globe for more than 20 years, and now offers visitors a range of interactive entertainment. Whoever loves beer cannot miss the Heineken Experience!

Heineken Experience tickets

Van Gogh Museum entrance and Amsterdam canal cruise

This unique combo ticket will save you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam’s scenery on a 75-minute canal cruise and admire world-famous artwork at the Van Gogh Museum.

Experience two of the most popular activities in Amsterdam. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and enjoy a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first.

Explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. Relax on a canal cruise and admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges and typical houseboats. Glide past the bohemian De Pijp district and soak up the unique vibe of the city of Amsterdam.

Van Gogh Museum entrance and Amsterdam canal cruise

One-hour canal cruise of Amsterdam

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a boat ride through the exquisite canals and your one-hour canal cruise of Amsterdam lets you admire the beautiful city from the water as you explore the city’s highlights including the UNESCO-protected canal district.

Feast your eyes on the elegant merchants’ houses that date back to the Golden Age, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights. Listen to your own personal audio guide, available in 18 languages, for an overview of the city and and its sights.

Board the newly branded boat and as you pull away from the dock, simply sit back, put on your headphones, select your language, and you’re all set. A great way to get to know the city

One-hour canal cruise of Amsterdam

Heineken Experience ticket and canal cruise

Take advantage of this combination ticket that includes a one-hour canal cruise along the city’s most famous canals and an entrance ticket to the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam.

Enter the former Heineken brewery, which now hosts the sensational museum known as the Heineken Experience. It is an amazing 19th-century building with authentic interiors and thrilling interactive shows. Learn all about the brewing and bottling process during a fun, 90-minute, self-guided tour.

Since no visit to Amsterdam is complete without experiencing it from the water, take a 75-minute canal cruise and soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam.

Heineken Experience ticket and canal cruise

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and canal cruise

Have it all on your visit to the fabulous city of Amsterdam with a convenient combination ticket which includes a 1-hour canal cruise along the city’s most famous canals and a fast-track ticket to Rijksmuseum!

Not only will you have a chance to see an extensive and beautiful art collection showcasing Dutch history between 1200 AD and 2000 AD, but you’ll also avoid a notoriously long queue at the entrance.

And since no visit to Amsterdam is complete without experiencing it from the water, you will be able to have a wonderful time on a cruise along the city’s famous canals. This combo-ticket is open, which means that you can use it whenever you want after redeeming your (mobile) voucher.

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and canal cruise

Amsterdam evening canal cruise

Experience Amsterdam at its most beautiful. Get aboard a canal boat when the sun goes down and the city lights are switched on. During this unforgettable cruise you will see some of the most scenic waterways of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, and pass the illuminated buildings, bridges, and boats that give the city its unique appearance.

A host will welcome you aboard and you can order a drink or snack. The personal audio guide will provide you stories, legends, and historical facts about Amsterdam, as you sail. Sit back and relax, and learn about the local hotspots, including notable restaurants and nightclubs and of course the infamous Red Light District.

Amsterdam evening canal cruise

Amsterdam Holland Pass skip-the-line tickets

  • Free entrance tickets to the most popular museums and attractions
  • Discounts up to 15% at many restaurants, shops and for sightseeing tours
  • Free canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • See link for details.

Amsterdam Holland Pass skip-the-line tickets

I Amsterdam City Card for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours

Discover with just one card all the best of Amsterdam, including the famous Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and many other must sees.

The City Card gives you unlimited access to Amsterdam’s GVB public transport system for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours. See link for details.

Amsterdam City Card

XtraCold Amsterdam Icebar fast track tickets

If high temperatures make you feel like a fish out of water and the cold doesn’t scare you, the XtraCold Icebar is the place for you! It is one of the coolest bars of Amsterdam, in name and in fact! To build it, over 30 tons of ice have been used for everything inside, from the walls to the counter, from tables to chairs, and even the glasses! To decorate the bar inside there are ice sculptures that change every six months.

The temperature inside the bar is always kept at -10°C, but don’t be afraid, at the entrance you will be provided with appropriate thermal clothing! Inside you will experience the thrill of the special 4D Ice Xperience: a movie projected in a room with a special floor and a wind chill effect!

XtraCold Amsterdam Icebar fast track tickets

Volendam, Marken and windmills tour from Amsterdam

During your tour of Volendam, Marken and the windmills from Amsterdam, you will head toward the countryside north of Amsterdam to arrive at the edge of the river Zaan, where you will visit de Zaanse Schans, a windmill village characterized by green wooden houses.

At the turn of the 18th century this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 working windmills, however there are only five left today.

You will pass through typical Dutch scenery before arriving in Volendam where you will take a stroll. You will visit the traditional fisherman’s village of Marken, situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee.

Your tour includes a visit to a working windmill, a boatride between Marken and Volendam, a demonstration in a cheese factory and a visit to a traditional clogmaker.

Volendam, Marken and windmills tour from Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum skip-the-line guided visit, lunch and cruise

  • Skip the line on a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum
  • Admire the best sights and views of Amsterdam on a relaxing canal cruise

Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, lunch and cruise

Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar entrance ticket and one-hour canal cruise

  • Explore Amsterdam from the water
  • Cruise audio guide available in 18 languages
  • Experience the -10°C temperature of the XtraCold Icebar
  • Three drinks at XtraCold Icebar included

Water Color Cruise in Amsterdam with Light Festival from Central Station

This winter, Amsterdam will light up once again up during Amsterdam Light Festival. During this festival, the historical center of Amsterdam will be the unique décor of light sculptures, projections and installations by contemporary international artists.

The beautiful decorations of the festival are best viewed from the water. Come aboard the Water Colors Cruise to enjoy the most atmospheric and enchantingly illuminated places in Amsterdam.

Light will play a central role in the city as museums and institutions organize light-related activities, introducing visitors to innovations in lightart. This is definitely another reason to visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam this year.

Water Color Cruise in Amsterdam with Light Festival from Central Station

Pizza cruise in Amsterdam

The best way to discover the highlights of Amsterdam is from the water, so it’s not at all surprising that canal cruises are the city’s largest touristic attraction, with over 3 million visitors every year.

Among the multitude of water experiences Amsterdam has to offer, this canal cruise is special! Not only will you see the sights, but you’ll also have your favourite pizza served right on board while you enjoy a 1.5 hour cruise through the canals of Amsterdam.

You can choose from a meat, fish or vegetarian pizza, which will be freshly prepared. You can enjoy it accompanied by drinks. Don’t forget to take in the enchanting surroundings.

Pizza cruise in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tour

Join this 75-minute guided Johan Cruijff ArenA tour and see the home of AFC Ajax. Take a unique look behind the scenes and visit the most exclusive areas, normally reserved for players and officials. Experience the glory of Ajax by visiting the Ajax Gallery of Fame. Your guide will tell you more interesting details of the football team’s remarkable history.

Johan Cruijff ArenA is the largest stadium in the Netherlands, built between 1993 and 1996. It has a retractable roof and a capacity up to 54 000 people. Formerly known as Amsterdam ArenA, the stadium got its current name after the legendary football player Johan Cruijff who began his career there.

Amsterdam Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tour

Amsterdam canal cruise with Dutch wine and cheese

Amsterdam’s canals cozily lit up at night make the perfect backdrop for romantic candelight boat trip. Sit back for two hours and enjoy a glass of wine while a leisurely canal cruise takes you through the entirety of the UNESCO Heritage site in Amsterdam!

On your way down the canals, you’ll see many of the city’s top attractions: whimsical buildings and bridges, merchant houses dating back to 17th century, famous museums and romantic boat houses. Sit back, relax and enjoy a sumptuous cheese platter, carefully selected wines and the fascinating stories told by the cruise’s host.

Amsterdam canal cruise with Dutch wine and cheese

Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussauds combo ticket

Take advantage of a combination ticket including two of the most interesting attractions in Amsterdam: the Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussauds.

Enter the renewed Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Located 300 meters from the Amsterdam Dungeon, it has stunning wax figures of your favorite stars on display. Take a penalty under the watchful eye of Rafael van der Vaart or do a work out next to David Beckham. Sing on stage at a frantic Lady Gaga or pose next to the sexy Robert Pattinson. Experience what it’s like to be royal and sit on the throne of Queen Máxima.

Continue your Dutch experience in the Amsterdam Dungeon, it’s the perfect place for those willing to get a thrilling experience and personally “suffer” all the horrors of Dutch history. You can enter a torture room, climb aboard the ship of the seventeenth-century East India Company, experience the terrors or inquisition, get lost in a maze of mirrors and more.

Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussauds combo ticket

Skip-the-line ticket Body Worlds of Amsterdam: The Happiness Project

  • Skip-the-line access to Body Worlds of Amsterdam
  • Admire more than 200 real anatomical specimens
  • Happiness is important for your health…see why
  • Children get to enjoy a free treasure hunt

Body Worlds of Amsterdam

Amsterdam 1 to 7-day public transport pass

The GVB ticket provides you with unlimited travel throughout Amsterdam, both day and night. Explore the city at your own pace. Use the bus, tram, and metro, for the number of days that best fits your plans.

Using the public transport is the best way to get to know Amsterdam and all of its attractions and places of interest. Purchase your one-day or multi-day ticket to experience the city like a local.

Amsterdam 1 to 7-day public transport pass

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo skip-the-line ticket

  • Skip-the-line and visit Artis zoo right in the center of Amsterdam
  • Explore the aquarium, planetarium and many beautiful monumental buildings
  • See elephants, giraffes, lions and many other animals
  • Kids’ choice

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo skip-the-line ticket

Charm of Holland: Volendam, Edam, Marken and Zaanse Schans day trip with lunch

Scenic landscapes dotted with windmills, picturesque canals, villages with charming streets, locals dressed in traditional costumes, tasty Dutch specialties, and much more awaits you on your full day, all-inclusive excursion to Holland’s most authentic villages.

  • A scenic bus tour through picturesque countryside
  • A walk through authentic Dutch villages of Marken, Volendam, Edam and Zaanse Schans with a private guide
  • History, stories and interesting points about places of interest from a professional, historic guide
  • A visit to a wooden shoemaker’s workshop and a live demonstration of how the shoes are made
  • Exploring the inside of a traditional windmill
  • The “Marken Express” boat ride on the Ijssel lake
  • Lunch at a local restaurant on Volendam’s Dike
  • A cheese tasting visit in Edam

Charm of Holland: Volendam, Edam, Marken and Zaanse Schans day trip with lunch

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and hop-on hop-off bus tour

  • Skip long lines to enter the Rijksmuseum to admire its unique collection of art
  • Discover the highlights of Amsterdam on a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Use your tickets how you want – even on two different days
  • Save money with this combination offer

Fast-track Rijksmuseum ticket and hop-on hop-off bus tour

Henri Willig cheese tasting with wine or beer

  • Take part in cheese tasting at the authentic tasting room of Henri Willig in Amsterdam
  • Learn about the traditional cheese making process
  • Top off your experience with specially selected wine or beer

Henri Willig cheese tasting with wine or beer

Evening cocktail cruise in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam evening cocktail cruise has all the ingredients for a successful night out! Enjoy an evening along the famous city canals, beautifully lit up as the sun goes down. Choose two among your favorite cocktails and try out a selection of home-made snacks while travelling the canals of Amsterdam and discovering the city’s nightlife.

You’ll see many of the highlights of Amsterdam, including merchant houses dating back to the 17th century, famous museums and more, and the host will tell you about all the attractions there are to see. The Amsterdam cocktail cruise is an excellent way to start an evening out for drinks in Amsterdam, as well as admire breathtaking views of this charming city from the water.

Evening cocktail cruise in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Beer and burger cruise

What better way to experience Amsterdam that by coupling the city’s best cruise with the best burger in town and Holland’s most iconic beer?

A canal cruise is practically mandatory when one visits Amsterdam as there is no better way to see the city’s highlights than from the water. Your freshly prepared hamburger will be accompanied by chips and an ice cold Heineken beers and soft drinks.

See Amsterdam’s ambiance at its finest thanks to the enchanting evening illumination, as your boat cruises through the historic sights that line the charming UNESCO-protected canal district.

Amsterdam: Beer and burger cruise

Heineken Experience ticket and 24-hour hop-on-hop-off cruise

With this combination ticket, you can visit the Heineken Experience, skipping the lines and get a 24-hour hop-on-hop-off canal cruise.

This hop-on-hop-off canal cruise takes you through all the famous canals and past all the famous museums of Amsterdam, like the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Hermitage Museum and more. It also makes stops at Rembrandt Square and the bustling Albert Cuyp Market. Whichever of the four lines you’re on, you can hop on and off at any of the stops and explore the bustling city of Amsterdam at your leisure!

The Heineken Experience is a thrilling self-guided interactive tour on which you will discover all the secrets of beer making and learn about the history of the world-famous Heineken brewery. There will be no shortage of surprises, including the chance to create a personalized bottle with your own name. Of course, at the center of the Heineken Experience, there is the tasting of one of the most popular beers in the world (2 beers included).

Heineken Experience ticket and 24-hour hop-on-hop-off cruise

Amsterdam four-course dinner cruise

What better way to enjoy Amsterdam than during an evening of luxurious, quality dining while cruising through the city’s UNESCO-protected canal district? During your exclusive four-course Amsterdam dinner cruise, you’ll savor a delicious fine dining experience against the backdrop of Amsterdam’s beautifully radiant canals.

The highlight of your unforgettable evening will be an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by a former Michelin Star chef complete with wine, beer and soft drinks. Your two-hour Amsterdam dinner cruise takes you past the city’s most beautiful, atmospheric and enchantingly illuminated locales.

Click here to see your dinner menu. Please specify your preferences (meat, fish or vegetarian) at the time of booking, or contact your local supplier with your selections.

Amsterdam four-course dinner cruise

Moco Museum entrance ticket and Amsterdam canal cruise

Combine a visit to the Moco Museum with a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals with this ticket. Two of the city’s must-see attractions.

Admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise.

This ticket allows you to avoid the lines to enter the Moco (Modern Contemporary) Museum. This museum mainly focuses on the iconic names in the international art world led by the new Warhol of street art; Banksy. A British street artist, Banksy’s identity remains unknown. He is known for his controversial and often politically themed, stencilled pieces

Moco Museum entrance ticket and Amsterdam canal cruise

Amsterdam bus tour with live guide and canal cruise

Using this combo offer, which includes an extensive 2.5-hour bus excursion and 1-hour canal cruise, you will see all Amsterdam has to offer, from the historical monuments in the center to the modern architecture of the 21st century!

Enjoy great panoramic views while following the carefully designed bus route passing all the major landmarks that Amsterdam has to offer. The specially designed glass roofs of the buses enable you to enjoy this beautiful and multi-faceted city to the full. A picture stop at a windmill at the river Amstel and a visit to a diamond factory are included. The bus tour is accompanied by a live guide!

One-hour canal cruise is included in this package as a separate open-date ticket, which you can use whenever you want! Admire the famous canals with their beautiful, elegant canal houses, towers and bridges. You will also get to see interesting sites, such as the Royal Palace, Dam Square, the Western Church, the Skinny Bridge, Amsterdam’s tallest windmill and the major museums and attractions.

Amsterdam bus tour with live guide and canal cruise

Amsterdam city tour with Marken, Volendam and the windmills

You will see by luxurious coach, the old and new parts of this beautiful city with its many historical buildings and interesting sights. For example you will get to know the Royal Palace, the National Monument, the Skinny Bridge, the Albert Cuyp market and the beautiful houses along the canals. You will also visit a windmill on the Amstel river and a stop will be made at a diamond factory where you will see the traditional way of polishing.

After your lunch (not included) you will continue to Marken, Volendam and the windmills. This second part of the tour shows the typical Dutch countryside of polders and little canals on the way to the Zaanse Schans, a well-known windmill village with many interesting windmills. You will be visiting a wooden shoemaker here. Then you’ll move on to the world-famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken – on the coast of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijselmeer), with its wooden houses and locals wearing their national costumes. On the way, you will stop at one of the very few cheese farms, where the cheese is still made in the traditional way.

Amsterdam city tour with Marken, Volendam and the windmills

Giethoorn day trip from Amsterdam

Passing through the typical Dutch landscape you’ll drive in about one hour and a half to the Dutch Venice, Giethoorn. In this picturesque town you’ll find out how the Dutch people can live with the water and surrounded by canals. In Giethoorn cars are not allowed and little has changed in the city over the centuries. You will enjoy this wonderfully preserved town walking and by boat. There are many types of boats that are used for transport on the canals, gondolas, punters and flatbottom boats for example. Your included one hour boat tour passes the skillfully restored farm houses.

After the boat ride you will have some free time for lunch and be able to do some exploring on your own. Your guide can give you some tips on what to see and where to eat. After lunch you’ll continue to an impressive 20 kilometer long dike in the Ijsselmeer, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. You’ll see water and reclaimed land all around you, make sure to bring your camera to capture these landscapes.

Giethoorn day trip from Amsterdam

Bruges excursion from Amsterdam

Join this unforgettable tour to historical Bruges, one of Europe’s most charming cities, also named the Venice of the North. The city is famous for its ancient churches, wealthy mansions, picturesque alleys and canals and the beguinage court.

In Bruges, you will enjoy a guided walking tour. The entire city center of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Last but not least, Bruges is well known for its lace and chocolate making. Before returning to Amsterdam, you will have free time for strolling and shopping in the delightful city center. Lunch is not included. Join the tour and step back in time.

Bruges excursion from Amsterdam

Amsterdam private food tour with the Pijp and Albert Cuyp market

  • Enjoy delicious Dutch treats
  • Discover the hippest neighborhood of Amsterdam
  • Wander across the biggest market of Europe
  • The tour is privately guided and can be adjusted to any diet

Amsterdam private food tour with the Pijp and Albert Cuyp market

Private 2-hour Segway city tour in Amsterdam

This tour is the best way to explore Amsterdam! After a short training, you will glide on your Segway like a pro. Start the tour by visiting the famous Jordaan district, located behind the canal Prinsengracht. See this peaceful area where many locals live.

Then continue to discover historic bridges, heritage buildings, narrow streets and unique places that are just known by locals. Your experienced and friendly guide will make sure that you will have an unforgettable drive on a Segway.

This segway city tour is full of surprises, and on your way you will see many exciting places that you would have missed otherwise. That means that you will get a good overview of the city and, after this great experience, you will know what you like most and want to explore more.

Private 2-hour Segway city tour in Amsterdam

Amsterdam walking tour and canal cruise

  • Visit one of Amsterdam’s famous street markets
  • Relax during a stunning canal cruise through the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Highlights and hidden gems private tour of Amsterdam

  • Visit Begijnhof, Dam square, Rembrandt’s House and more highlights
  • Discover hidden spots only locals know of
  • Experience a real Dutch treat in an authentic bar and learn all about the local Jewish history
  • This tour is completely private and tailored around you

Burgers and hot dogs cruise in Amsterdam

There is no better way to experience Amsterdam than from the water. Well maybe… if you add a really good burger, a hot dog and a cold drink! Create your own burger and a hot dog during this cruise. The chef will serve juicy burgers and hot dogs and you can choose the toppings according to your preferences.

But of course, you can enjoy more than just your food on this 90-minute night cruise. All the city’s highlights will pass by your window and if you plug into your personal audio system, you’ll find out interesting facts about the sights. Feel free to order another drink: Heineken beer, house wines and soft drinks are all included in the price.

Burgers and hot dogs cruise in Amsterdam

Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant artists in Paris (1900–1950)

  • Marvel at masterpieces from Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and other famous artists
  • Learn more about Migrant Art in Paris during the difficult historical period of the first half of the 20th century
  • Feel how art bears down nationalism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism
  • Visit the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum as well, that houses top works of modern and contemporary art

Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant artists in Paris

Amsterdam Light Festival cruise with audio guide

Climb aboard a canal cruise boat and see the annual Amsterdam Light Festival from a unique perspective. Marvel at the light installations and projections from the comfort of a heated boat. You can also enjoy the illuminated artworks from the outer deck if you are immune to the cold!

An audio guide will tell the story of the artworks, as well as the history of Amsterdam as you cruise past some of the city’s most famous sights and picturesque canals.

Amsterdam Light Festival cruise with audio guide

Amsterdam canal cruise with 4-course live cooking dinner

Combine fine dining with an innovative twist! Take a breathtaking cruise through Amsterdam’s illuminated canals while indulging in a deluxe four-course dinner. Upon boarding you are welcomed with a complimentary drink, followed by an amuse bouche and starters.

Then the on-board chefs prepare an exquisite main course on a sizzling hot plate. The dinner ends with a mouthwatering dessert. Fine wines, coffee and tea complete the taste experience.

Amsterdam canal cruise with 4-course live cooking dinner

Hop-on-hop-off bus and boat for 24 hours with A’DAM Lookout

  • Explore Amsterdam by land and water
  • Get around the city easily with the 24-hour hop-on-hop-off buses and boats
  • Visit the A’DAM Lookout for a spectacular view over Amsterdam

Hop-on-hop-off bus and boat for 24 hours with A’DAM Lookout

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum guided tour

This 2 to 2.5 hour small group or privately guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, with skip-the-line entry included, will peel back the layers of one of the world’s most famous artists – even though that fame only came after his death. Let your enthusiastic and charming guides share this artist’s life with you.

You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? Hear about the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits on this intimate. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field with Crows” or “Yellow House.”

You will visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works and personal affects to learn about his turbulent life stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t worry, that whole ear incident will be discussed.

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum guided tour

Full-day countryside North Holland tour by steam train and ship including South Sea Museum

Your full day on the countryside will start at the train station of Enkhuizen or if you wish to combine this tour with a visit to the Zuiderzee Holland Outdoor Museum; at the train station in Hoorn. Learn all about the area of North Holland, called West-Frisia, at your own pace with a private guide.

Start your tour by exploring the highlights of this historic town, once an important harbor to the former United East India Company (VOC). Essential to Holland’s establishment of its colonies in Asia, and to the subsequent spice trade, United East India Company was arguably the first ever mega corporation. Your guide will take you on a stroll around the 17th-century town centre. Learn about Enkhuizen’s maritime traditions in the harbour, and marvel at the old defense tower of the Drommedaris. Finally, go to the Snouck van Loosen Park to see one of the first social housing projects of the Netherlands.

After a walk around town of about 45 minutes, take a seat aboard the historic ferryship Friesland. Enjoy views over the lake Ijsselmeer, watching birds and traditional flat bottom sail ships passing by during the 90-minute trip to the next stop; Medemblik. You will have about one hour to explore the once prosperous trading town on your own.

Next, ride a historic steam train to Hoorn. From the wooden 3rd class seats in your carriage you will experience a story from a different era. The engine whistles and the fireman shovels coal into the firebox. Wooden partitions creak, wheels sing and steam hisses. The train meanders from village to village across the West Frisian countryside. After arrival in Hoorn you have time to visit the Steam Train Museum. Finally, you get to see the harbour where the spices arrived from Asia that gave Holland its prosperity.

You can choose to depart from Hoorn if you prefer, taking the tour in reverse. This option also includes entrance to the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen.

Full-day countryside North Holland tour by steam train and ship including South Sea Museum

Amsterdam Pass for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours

  • Enjoy free entry to Amsterdam’s top attractions
  • Explore the city with hop-on-hop-off buses and boats
  • Choose your Amsterdam pass for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days

Amsterdam Pass for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours

Half-day seal tour from Amsterdam

On this half-day tour, you will see the breathtaking Unesco World Heritage site – Wadden Sea. You will explore the area by boat at low tide, scouting for grey seals, harbour seals, migrating birds, plants and more. You will also visit one of the ancient fisherman’s towns on the Wadden Sea coast and see the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland. This tour is family friendly and suitable for all ages.

A luxurious coach will be waiting for you at the pick-up location to take you to the boat. Your tour guide will travel with you throughout the day. The bus is equipped with a toilet and snacks can be purchased on board. The ships have both indoor and outdoor seating and are equipped with a bathroom. Wildlife is best viewed on deck! You will sail for 2 to 2,5 hours. A bar is available for drinks and snacks (please, payments by cash only). When you approach the seals, you are requested to stay seated and quiet, so that everyone can enjoy them for as long as possible. Next, you will visit the historic fisherman’s town Harlingen on the Wadden Sea coast. You will have about one hour to wander, shop, eat or relax in this beautiful historic town! On your way back to Amsterdam you will stop at the famous enclosing dike between Noord Holland and Friesland, which protects the low country against flooding.

Half-day seal tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans half-day tour and A’DAM Lookout entrance

  • Visit Zaanse Schans on a guided half-day tour
  • Learn about cheese making, try wooden shoes and visit a working windmill
  • Enjoy the unrivaled view from A’DAM Lookout

Zaanse Schans half-day tour and A’DAM Lookout entrance

Water, windmills and local experiences tour from Amsterdam with boat ride and lunch

This is the start of your Water, Windmills and Local Experiences tour! Learn from expert local guides at several locations and gain unique insights into the Netherlands

Begin the day with a stop you do not want to miss, the Enclosing Dike. This world famous, 30 kilometer long, dike is indispensable for the Netherlands, and a real must see when in the Netherlands.

Then you’re off to Friesland, home of the Amsterdam Lake District. Here a captain will be waiting for you to take you around on the famous Frisian Lakes. Enjoy the meadows, cows and landscape from upclose. This boattrip will end in a picturesque open-air museum village, where the locals will welcome you for a trip back in time.

After enjoying a typical Dutch Farmers Lunch here (included in your tour), it’s time to meet your local guide in picturesque Woudsend. Wander around through the maze of alleys in this village while the guide will tell you all the secrets this village has kept for years. This is also where you will visit a traditional windmill in which the miller will give you a guided tour. Afterwards you will have some free time to explore this wonderful village on your own.

The final stop is a UNESCO treasure: the impressive Ir. D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station. Where a local operator will await you for a grand tour through this amazing building.

Water, windmills and local experiences tour from Amsterdam with boat ride and lunch

Heineken Experience with 24-hour hop-on-hop-off bus and boat

  • Explore Amsterdam by land and water
  • Get around the city easily with the 24-hour hop-on-hop-off buses and boats
  • Visit Heineken Experience and try the world-famous beer

Heineken Experience with 24-hour hop-on-hop-off bus and boat

Five Dutch UNESCO World Heritage sites full-day VIP tour with lunch

  • See 5 UNESCO World Monuments in one day
  • Explore the world famous Enclosing dike (Afsluitdijk)
  • Visit the picturesque museum village on an exclusive guided tour
  • Stroll through the historical city Hindeloopen
  • Tour the world’s largest working steam pumping station with one of the operators

Five Dutch UNESCO World Heritage sites full-day VIP tour with lunch

Giethoorn, Woudsend and windmills tour with one hour canal cruise

Pass meadows, cows, ditches, windmills, dikes and idyllic landscapes as we make our way to world famous Giethoorn. Make sure your camera is ready to capture this beautiful village without roads. Arrive before all the big groups and busses full of people find their way to the village. So you will have the opportunity to experience Giethoorn in peace.

During an one hour boat trip you will enjoy the beautiful canals, picturesque wooden bridges and many wonderful farmhouses. Afterwards you have time to discover the village on your own or enjouy lunch in one of the restaurants.

Next, visit another traditional Dutch village, Woudsend. This village, in the heart of 2 big lakes, is a true watersportsvillage. To discover the beauty of the village there is a walking tour with a local guide who shows you the hidden treasures of the village with the highlight of the beautiful windmill in the center of the village. Here the miller will give you a grand tour.

Now it’s time to continue our journey through the Dutch country side while we head for the enclosing dike. This Dutch masterpiece in water management is a must see when you are in the Netherlands.

Once the afternoon draws to a close, it’s time to head back to Amsterdam to enjoy your evening in the city.

Giethoorn, Woudsend and windmills tour with one hour canal cruise

Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt’s city and home guided tour

  • Choose between a small group up to 8 people or a private tour
  • Skip-the-line museum entry
  • Indulge in a day devoted to the life of world-famous artist Rembrandt
  • Walk through Spiegelquarter, Keizersgracht and the Emperor’s canal

Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt’s city and home guided tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum guided tour

  • Skip-the-line museum entry
  • Indulge in some of Holland’s most celebrated artists, like Rembrandt
  • Choose between a small group up to 8 people or a privately guided tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum guided tour

Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam History city center guided tour

For those who aren’t familiar with Dutch culture – and who is really? – explore its rich and vibrant past on this popular combo tour. It’s the perfect way to mix culture, history, and sightseeing while spending the day with your vibrant young guide. The 5 to 5.5 hour small group or private tour will include a visit to the Rijksmuseum followed by a historic walking tour of the city center. Join up to 8 travelers together to discover the streets and sights of Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum or enjoy a private group of only your friends and family Guides will provide you with a ticket that allows you to skip the line at the museum.

Begin at Holland’s answer to the Louvre, called the Rijksmuseum. Explore Dutch history through a selection over 8000 objects on display. Discuss familiar names like Rembrandt as well as lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses. Understand the meaning behind Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and marvel at the expansive 19th century library. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a good overview of the museum’s collection and you may even know how to pronounce its name correctly.

After a break for lunch, move outdoors and orient yourself to Amsterdam with an introduction to its history and learn how a small 12th century fishing village with a simple dam became one of the most popular capital cities in the world. Your guide will crisscross its iconic canals and bridges while peeking into its quiet courtyards, offering a postcard image of the city. You will discover its leaning houses and other landmarks while learning how to navigate the oftentimes tricky streets of the city center.

Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam History city center guided tour

Netherlands beyond Amsterdam tour of the Lake District with Hindeloopen, cheese tasting and lunch

  • Visit a taditional cheese making farm with cheese tasting
  • Explore the picturesque Dutch city of Hindeloopen
  • See the Ir. D.F. Wouda steampumping station
  • Experience the beauty and authenticity of the Amsterdam Lake District

Amsterdam tour of the Lake District with Hindeloopen, cheese tasting and lunch