Amsterdam

With its characteristic canals (UNESCO World Heritage) surrounded by narrow, low and crooked 17th-century houses, Amsterdam is, without a doubt, one of the most charming capital cities in Europe. The rich cultural life and a wide range of entertainment make Amsterdam a full-scale city which has managed to retain its small-town feel. With over 50 museums, of which many are famous across the globe, this city is a real treat for art-lovers: highlights include the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.

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Sign up for a tour or excursion to discover a side of Amsterdam you might never see on your own. For example, a canal cruise is an absolute must for every first-time visitor. Amsterdam’s fantastic architecture is best seen from a sightseeing boat on the canals. But Amsterdam is also a great city to explore by bike or foot. Travel outside the city and experience the typically Dutch landscape of windmills, dikes and manicured green pastures. Stroll through quaint fishing villages, take a boat tour along the scenic waterways or cycle along the dunes.

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Planning Your Amsterdam Visit

How many days should you spend in Amsterdam?

There’s no right answer, but you can get a real feel for the city if you allocate three full days. That will give you enough time to hit the big sights, see the canals, and explore your way through some neighborhoods.

Getting around town

Amsterdam is an easy city to navigate. While the public transport is first class, most visitors find that the city is compact enough to be 100% walkable, save for the train to-and-from Schiphol Airport. Plus, you can easily rent a bicycle when the weather’s nice.

How expensive is Amsterdam?

While there are a couple big activities you will have to pay for (like the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum), Amsterdam is full of street markets and small independent galleries. And the city is so walkable that you won’t need to spend a lot on public transportation.

What people are saying about Amsterdam

★★★★★ Recommended experience with a friendly Local

Michael was a very insightful and funny tour guide. Learnt a lot throughout the 2hr plus walk, especially about local history and culture. We covered most touristy areas including the red light district,and stopped for free cheese tasting!

★★★★★ we loved the cruise and would highly recommend!

we loved the cruise. the staff was welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive. the pizza was tasty and fresh and the drinks were always full. it was great fun!

Pizza Cruise reviewed by Marcus

★★★★★ Thoroughly enjoyable... the guide MIKA was excellent

Guided tours aren’t my thing normally but I wanted a day in the countryside away from Amsterdam. The tour guide was at the meeting point well in advance. He was most helpful and attentive throughout. He was informative but not over the top. The village and canal trip were brilliant ... glad I went in this Eason and not when crowded. Mainly Chinese visiting. Village museum is excellent.

Other Sightseeing Options in Amsterdam

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