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Amsterdam Central Station Tours

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Amsterdam Central Station
Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal Station) is the largest railway station in the Netherlands, as well as the country’s most visited national heritage site. Serving up to 250,000 passengers every day, it’s the city’s most important transport hub, offering both national and international train services.

The Basics
Whether you’re riding the city trams and local trains around Amsterdam, catching a long-distance train to Paris or Brussels, or heading to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you’re likely to pass through Amsterdam Central Station at some point during your travels. Sightseeing walking tours of the city often include a stop to admire the station’s striking 19th-century façade, while boat tours of Amsterdam’s canals leave from the quays right outside the station. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Facilities at Amsterdam Central Station include ATMs, restrooms, luggage storage, a tourist office, currency exchange, and a range of coffee shops, fast-food restaurants, and shops.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the station.
  • Amsterdam Central Station is fully wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Amsterdam Central Station is built upon three artificial islands on Stationsplein at the center of Amsterdam’s canal ring and within walking distance of many of the city’s central attractions. The northern terminus of Metro lines 51, 53, and 54, the station serves numerous national and international train services, several GVB tram and ferry routes, as well as local and regional buses operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS. Taxis and water taxis can be found outside the station and trains to and from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport depart every 10 minutes and take around 20 minutes. 

When to Get There
Amsterdam Central Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and gets particularly busy during the weekday rush hours (early morning and early evening). However, if you have an early morning departure or late-night arrival, you may find many visitor facilities are closed.   

A Walking Tour of Amsterdam
Thanks to its strategic central location, Amsterdam Central Station is within walking distance of many popular tourist sights. Follow the scenic waterfront lanes into the atmospheric Red Light District; loop around to see attractions such as the Rembrandt house, the Amsterdam Museum, and the Anne Frank House; and finish by admiring the historic monuments of Dam Square. 
Address: Stationsplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central StationDay Cruises

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide. Upgrade your canal cruise with a 1-Day Amsterdam Public Transport ticket which is valid on trams, buses, ferries, and the metro.
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Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from AmsterdamDay Trips

Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village.
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  • 7 hours
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Open Boat - Small Group - from Anne Frank HouseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Open Boat - Small Group - from Anne Frank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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Introduction to Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Walking Tour with a LocalPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Introduction to Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Walking Tour with a Local

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Kickstart your visit to Amsterdam on this private sightseeing tour of the city’s hotspots, culture, and can’t-miss attractions. Stroll through some of the most interesting areas, like Dam Square and the Red Light District, while a friendly guide shares insight and tips on the best places to shop, dine and explore like a local.
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Private Amsterdam History TourPrivate and Luxury

Private Amsterdam History Tour

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Join this 2 hour walking through the historic center of Amsterdam. See all the sights Amsterdam has to offer including places only known by locals. Get to know more about Amsterdam then just the Red Light District and the coffee shops. Learn about how in the 16th, 17th and 18th century the city played a major role in international banking, trade, arts, and architecture. Amsterdam is also the place where locals and visitors enjoy their beers, wines, and food in the many bars, cafés, and restaurants the city has to offer. Not only will the history be told but you will also learn about present-day Amsterdam. You will see the historic sights together with its culture in the city. In this tour you will learn interesting historic facts about the most famous places, but also about unknown places only known by the locals.
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Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience & 1-Hour Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Combine two of Amsterdam’s top-selling experiences and save money with a Super Saver Heineken Experience and canal cruise package—a convenient and budget-friendly choice that’s ideal for first-time visitors. Guarantee your entry to the often sold-out Heineken Experience by booking in advance and get unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed waterways, without the crowds on land, during a canal cruise—a quintessential Amsterdam experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided Day Cruises

Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

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On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our 100% electric luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam Private Introduction TourHalf-day Tours

Amsterdam Private Introduction Tour

During this 3-hour private tour you will get to know Amsterdam like never before. You will get to see all the main sights that Amsterdam has to offer. You will not only visit the tourist spots, but also experience Amsterdam in its real way and visit places only the locals know. Discover The Red Light District, visit the Old town, see the city center, experience the Jordaan district and much more. After this tour you will know Amsterdam like never before, learn about the rich culture and history of Amsterdam including everything about the famous Red Light District, historic buildings and the Dutch culture of today. During this tour you will get to explore Amsterdam through the eyes of a local.
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  • 3 hours
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Amsterdam Introduction Tour with a Private GuideHalf-day Tours

Amsterdam Introduction Tour with a Private Guide

Experience Amsterdam and its culture during this 3-hour private walking tour. Your local guide will teach you all the in´s and out's Amsterdam has in store. Discover everything this city has to offer and learn about the rich culture and history of Amsterdam. See the most historic buildings, experience its culture first-hand and visit places only the locals are aware of. During this tour you will walk through the city center, the Old town, the Red Light District and the Jordaan district and learn about all the sights. This tour will let you see Amsterdam in a whole different way, providing you with information about Amsterdams most notorious events.
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Private tour of historic AmsterdamPrivate and Luxury

Private tour of historic Amsterdam

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Join this 2-hour private walking tour of the Historical Center of Amsterdam and discover a city which was built seven centuries ago and which today counts over 100 canals and over 1000 bridges. Immerse yourself in the history of Amsterdam during this private experience and see all the sights Amsterdam has to offer including places only known by locals. Start your tour at the statue of Queen Wilhelmina and then head towards the Palace on Dam square which was originally build as our city hall. Visit the Nieuwe Kerk and pass the former main post office. You will learn about the Jews and their hiistory/culture in Amsterdam as well about the catholic churches in Amsterdam. discover all about the origins of the canal district, the Dutch Royal family and many things about the locals and their culture. Learn about how in the 16th, 17th and 18th century the city played a major role in international banking, trade, arts, and architecture.
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Small-Group Amsterdam Bike TourNature and Wildlife

Small-Group Amsterdam Bike Tour

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Cycle along Amsterdam’s flat and open city streets on this small-group guided bike tour. Explore the historic city at a leisurely pace as you pedal alongside the UNESCO-listed canals and visit the green oasis of Vondel Park. Pass top attractions like the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum, and check out Amsterdam’s oldest neighborhood, the Red Light District. This small-group tour is capped at 12 people, ensuring you receive personalized attention from your informative guide.
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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a LocalMountain Bike Tours

Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

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Explore Amsterdam the way it was meant to be seen—by bike! On this private tour, hop aboard a quality rental bike and follow a local guide on a personalized tour of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, scenic paths and iconic attractions. It’s a great way to soak up the sights and atmosphere in one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities.
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

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Discover the truth behind the famous Amsterdam Red Light District on a private 2-hour tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the Netherlands’ capital. As you stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, you’ll pass Oude Kerk (Old Church) and explore Chinatown. Plus, stop to sample three Dutch specialities, including cheese, kroket (croquette), and stroopwafel (thin waffles).
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Amsterdam Evening Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

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Cruising around Amsterdam’s canals is a quintessential experience for visitors to the city. With this tour, see the city at its most magical as you set sail on an evening cruise. Glide past the lively waterfront bars and cafés, spot illuminated landmarks such as Amsterdam Centraal Station and the Anne Frank House, and admire the glittering city skyline from the water.
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Amsterdam Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

Amsterdam Walking Tour

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See the HIGHLIGHTS of AMSTERDAM in a 2,5 HOUR Walking tour and be photographed at the same time? Shoot Me! Photography takes you to the most epic places in Amsterdam with a professional PHOTOGRAPHER. Tourists turn into models on this tour which takes you to all the famous places Amsterdam is known for. From a personal photoshoot with the Amsterdam skyline in the background, to a family portret near the canals in the city center. A perfect shot with your friends at Damsquare and a fun playful one of you on the Amstel. Its a guarantee you will go home with amazing pictures! The Red light district, Anne Frank House and of course the Jordaan are also part of this tour. The photographer takes amazing photos of you when and wherever you like. AND Yes! ALL PHOTOS are INCLUDED. You do not want to miss this…
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Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle - Corona-proof Small Public Tour from AmsterdamHalf-day Tours

Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle - Corona-proof Small Public Tour from Amsterdam

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Step back in time to the medieval era on this tour of the well-preserved Muiderslot Castle. No worrying about renting a car or puzzling over public transportation; round-trip rides to and from central Amsterdam are included. Once there, your small group of just seven people or fewer will embark on a guided tour with in-depth commentary from your guide. A small group tour means more attention from your guide and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

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Amsterdam Bike Tour

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During your stay in Amsterdam, you can not miss a bike tour through the city’s canals. The city bike tour of Amsterdam is the best way to get to know those parts of the city that are harder to reach by walking. Walking you can do 80% of the city and with the bike tour, we take you to travel 20% that you lack. Always safely, through independent bike lanes and away from the large crowds of downtown! For 2.5 hours on wheels, we will take you to the most memorable places in the city: parks, museums, windmills … In this tour, we will not only see the most important thing about the Dutch capital and its best landscapes but also tell you the stories that make these sites special. Do not hesitate! Get on the bike and discover Amsterdam with us on two wheels. It will be a memorable adventure! The tour includes the bicycle rental during the tour.
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch CheeseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off BoatDay Cruises

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

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Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary in Amsterdam with a hop-on hop-off cruise ticket that’s valid for 24 hours. Your ticket lets you disembark at one of seven stops around the city, allowing you to explore at your own pace and only discover the attractions that capture your attention. Plus, recorded commentary provides context integral to understanding Amsterdam’s history and culture.
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The Essential Amsterdam Private Tour By Bike / E-bikeMountain Bike Tours

The Essential Amsterdam Private Tour By Bike / E-bike

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Explore Amsterdam on a two-wheeled adventure while a local shows you the highlights and hidden gems of the city. Soak up the sounds and smells of Amsterdam as you bike from Westerkert to the Rijksmuseum. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride. You’ll be surprised by how much you can take in when you explore by bike. Pedal past Museumplein, the Hollowcast Memorial and other landmarks that you simply must see. Discover the serene Begijnhof garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Gaze around in wonder at your stunning surroundings as your host gives you all the insights. Then, hop back on and explore more of the city. The magnificent Rijksmuseum will stop you in your tracks. Amsterdam has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you are into its historic architecture or alternative districts there is a local to suit you. Every one of our locals brings their own unique perspective to the experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague from AmsterdamDay Trips

Private Tour: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague from Amsterdam

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Discover three of Holland’s principal cities on this private day trip from Amsterdam. Ogle the modern architecture and daring art in the dynamic city of Rotterdam; be charmed by the postcard-perfect Delft, famous for its traditional blue and white pottery; and visit The Hague, or Den Haag, the political and royal heart of the Netherlands. Explore each city’s top sights and gain insight into the region’s storied past from your very own guide.
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  • 8 hours
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E-Bike Private Tour of The Essential AmsterdamMountain Bike Tours

E-Bike Private Tour of The Essential Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam on a two-wheeled adventure while a local shows you the highlights and hidden gems of the city. Soak up the sounds and smells of Amsterdam as you bike from Westerkert to the Rijksmuseum. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride. You’ll be surprised by how much you can take in when you explore by bike. Pedal past Museumplein, the Hollowcast Memorial and other landmarks that you simply must see. Discover the serene Begijnhof garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Gaze around in wonder at your stunning surroundings as your host gives you all the insights. Then, hop back on and explore more of the city. The magnificent Rijksmuseum will stop you in your tracks. Amsterdam has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you are into its historic architecture or alternative districts there is a local to suit you. Every one of our locals brings their own unique perspective to the experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Bike Tour with canal cruise all drinks includedMountain Bike Tours

Amsterdam Bike Tour with canal cruise all drinks included

During your stay in Amsterdam, you can not miss a bike tour through the city’s canals combined with a 1h canal cruise all drinks included (beer, wine or soft drinks). For 2.5 hours on wheels, we will take you to the most memorable places in the city: parks, museums, windmills … In this tour, we will not only see the most important thing about the Dutch capital and its best landscapes but also tell you the stories that make these sites special. Do not hesitate! Get on the bike and discover Amsterdam with us on two wheels. It will be a memorable adventure! At the end of the bike tour, you could enjoy a 1h (aprox.) canal cruise with unlimited drinks. This cruise route takes us through the principal canals, Amstel River and seven bridges, some of Amsterdam’s most notable locations. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private Guided Barrier-Free City Tour of AmsterdamHalf-day Tours

Private Guided Barrier-Free City Tour of Amsterdam

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Explore Amsterdam's most famous sights and neighborhoods on a private, completely wheelchair-accessible tour. Specially designed for seniors and those with limited mobility, the tour can be customized to suit your interests and movement abilities for a comfortable and personalized way to explore the city's unique culture, canals, history, and architecture.
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  • 3 hours
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