- Every day from Mar 18 (2019) - Mar 18 (2020).
- English Speaking Guide.
schedule Departure Times:
- Mar 18 - Oct 27 (2019): Daily at 09:00.
- Oct 28 (2019) - Mar 18 (2020): 09:15.
place Departure Point:
- Check-in at IJ hall, east side of Centraal Station (De Ruijterkade 34a) - View Map.
- Coach Only: 2 Hours 30 Minutes.
- With Canal Cruise: 3 Hours 30 Minutes.
- 1-Hour 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.
- Rijksmuseum: After leaving the Diamond Museum make your way to the Home of the Dutch Masters and skip the normal ticket queue.
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 of the history and character of the Dutch capital. The journey begins at the Tours & Tickets office in the IJ hall at the east side of Centraal Station. From here you'll embark on a sightseeing tour covering the idyllic neighbourhoods surrounding Grachtengordel.
Discover how the city developed around its iconic canal network as you roll past the beautiful suburban townhouses. 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.
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 to Damrak Street. The latter option is useful if you need to return to Central Station.