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Amsterdam, Netherlands
AMSTERDAM AT A GLIMPSE – THE CITY OF CANALS

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is one of the most-visited cities in entire Europe. The reason for its popularity lies in its indescribable atmosphere, beautiful architecture, hundreds of kilometers of romantic canals, and plenty of top-notch museums. The architecture of Amsterdam can be vaguely divided into the 17th-century buildings in the canal district and the new modern buildings noted for their unusual style around the globe.

When in Amsterdam, take advantage of the chance to visit at least one of the great museums, including the Anne Frank House which is set in the actual place where Anne and her family lived during WWII. Of course, the Riksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museums should also bee on the "musts" list.

To make the most out of your Amsterdam getaway, make sure not to miss the following sights:
  • Dam Square and the Royal Palace
  • Rijksmuseum with the iconic IAmsterdam sign
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rembrandt House Museum
For an unforgettable pastime in Amsterdam Netherlands, do as the locals do and rent a bicycle in one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Europe and the world. Another great way to make your trip memorable is by going on a boat ride along the city's many canals and viewing the town from water. Also for a fun evening out, go on a tasting of Heineken beer that is produced here.

If you're not short on time, it is advisable to reserve a day for going to the outskirts of the city to view the historic windmills of Holland. Moreover, if you're planning a tour to Amsterdam in spring, say in April, you have a great opportunity to see the blooming of the colorful and vast tulip fields!

See it on following tours

Cruise | Adventure, European Cruise

Rhine River Cruise | Netherlands and Belgium
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12 days

7 cities

2 countries

Amsterdam | Brussels | The Hague | Rotterdam | Bruges | Ghent | Antwerp

Discover the enchanting land of Belgium and Netherlands with a river cruise on the Rhine on the modern MS Bellejour. Go on an adventure that is the perfect blend of guided land tours and time on the ship, taking in the beautiful scenery of the region.

Small group tour | Classic

Best of Netherlands & Belgium in Small Group
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Apr 21, 2019

8 days

3 cities

2 countries

Amsterdam | Bruges | Brussels

Set off on a small group tour exploration of Amsterdam and blooming Holland, then continue to the best of Belgium from Bruges to Brussels. Tase delicious Belgian chocolate, explore Anne Frank's Museum, smell blooming tulips.

Private tour | Classic, Spring

Netherlands Discovery
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7 days

3 cities

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Amsterdam | The Hague | Rotterdam

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Netherlands as you discover its most sought-after attractions. Enjoy Amsterdam, its canals and museums, including the Anne Frank House, spend time in the Hague, travel to Rotterdam and take a day trip to the windmills of Holland in Kinderdijk.

Cruise | Gold, European Cruise

Rhine River Cruise | Amsterdam to Milan
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7 cities

4 countries

Amsterdam | The Hague | Delft | Cologne | Strasbourg | Como | Milan

Enjoy two days in the Netherlands with a private guide before you join a small group of co-travelers on the MS Amadeus Royal and discover Amsterdam, the best of Germany and the French city of Strasbourg. Then continue your tour to the North of Italy.

Private tour | Classic

Amsterdam - Paris - London
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10 days

3 cities

3 countries

Amsterdam | Paris | London

Treat yourself to a triple delight and explore the capitals of the Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom in 10 days. A private tour will take you to the famous landmarks of Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Eiffel Tower and Louvre just to name a few. 

Private tour | Classic

Best of Netherlands & Belgium
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8 days

4 cities

2 countries

Amsterdam | Rotterdam | Bruges | Brussels

Travel from the canals of Amsterdam and the windmills of Holland in Rotterdam to the open-air museum of medieval architecture in Bruges, before relaxing in the beer and waffles powered hub of Brussels! All with our private Europe tour.
E.g., Nov 20 2018