If you're looking for short yet revealing introduction to the Dutch capital then this guided coach tour is just for you. In the company of a knowledgeable local guide you'll embark on a 2.5-hour sightseeing trip around Amsterdam's most famous historical sites and 21st century attractions. Hear about the rise of the Dutch Golden Age as you pass grand old buildings such as the Royal Palace, Westerkerk and Rembrandt House, then witness the architectural highlights of subsequent generations. This tour includes a photo shop at a traditional Dutch Windmill, along with a visit to the diamond factory.

Details

Season:

  • Every day from March 23 - Oct 29, 2017.

Commentary:

  • English Speaking Guide.

Departure Times:

  • Daily: 09:00.

Departure Point:

  • Bus stop outside Lindbergh Travel Office at Damrak 26 (staff will guide you to the right bus).

Duration:

  • Coach Only: 2 Hours 30 Minutes.
  • With Canal Cruise: 3 Hours 30 Minutes.

Ticket Types:

  • Adult tickets aged 13+ years.
  • Child tickets aged 4-12 years.

Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.


Amsterdam City Tour | Tour Description:

The Amsterdam City Tour is conducted from the comfort of a spacious, air-conditioned coach. You'll be joined on this 2.5-hour excursion by an English-speaking guide with extensive knowledge in the history and character of the Dutch capital. The journey begins at the northern end of Damrak Street, close to Central Station and the main ticket office. From here you'll embark on a sightseeing tour covering all of Amsterdam's essential historical sites and modern day attractions.

Discover how the city developed its iconic canal network as you roll past the beautiful townhouses of Grachtengordel. Many of these remarkable buildings first arose during the boom period of the Dutch Golden Age, when overseas trade exploded and enlightenment thought permeated European society. Some of the highlights you'll witness from this era include the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the Dutch Protestant Westerkerk, and the world-famous Rembrandthuis.

As the tour proceeds so too does the story of Amsterdam. Icons such as the Rijksmuseum, VOC ship replica and Artis Zoo reveal how the city evolved during the subsequent 18th and 19th centuries. It was during this period that much of what we see today was created, but it's hardly the closing chapter in Amsterdam's architectural legacy. Your guide will take care to point out modern marvels from the Van Gogh Museum and Scheepvaartmuseum to the Stedelijk and Science Centre NEMO.

Note that you won't be entirely coach-bound during this guided city tour. About half-way through there will be a stop at a traditional Dutch windmill where travellers can stretch their legs and pose for photos. The tour concludes with a visit to the Diamond Museum. Afterwards, you can either leave the tour group and explore on your own, or ride the coach back to the departure point on Damrak Street. The latter option is useful if you need to return to Central Station.


Add A Canal Cruise:

Expand the scope of your guided city tour by adding an optional 1-hour canal cruise. This portion of the tour begins after you leave the Diamond Museum. Ride the coach back to Damrak Street and you'll be shown across to an awaiting canal boat.

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you've completed your purchase an electronic voucher will be sent via email.

Present this to staff at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak 26. You can either print the voucher out or show it on a mobile device. Please be sure to check-in at least 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.

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