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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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City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

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Amsterdam is a a canal city so see it the best way possible: from the water. Aboard a well-equipped boat, cruise through the city's canals, soaking up the sights, while your skipper and hostess provides background information about each of the landmarks.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.55
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Dutch Royal Flower Auction - Corona-proof Small Public Tour from Amsterdam

Dutch Royal Flower Auction - Corona-proof Small Public Tour from Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is world-famous for its magnificent tulips and each spring the countryside around Amsterdam is abloom with colorful flowers. With this tour, gain a fascinating insight into the Dutch flower industry as you visit the Royal FloraHolland, the world’s largest flower trading center. Learn all about the flowers on a guided tour of the galleries, attend a live flower auction, and enjoy plenty of time to admire the gorgeous blooms.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Half-Day Tour to Volendam & Marken Including Dutch Tasting

Private Half-Day Tour to Volendam & Marken Including Dutch Tasting

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Take a break from the city on a half day tour of Volendam and Marken, two traditional villages just outside Amsterdam. The day’s itinerary includes a history museum, a fried fish tasting at a restaurant loved by locals, and a ferry ride to the island of Zuiderzee. In addition to navigating, your guide offers commentary and anecdotes often unheard by visitors.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$122.57
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Unique craft beer and stories tour

Unique craft beer and stories tour

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We will be touring some parts of Amsterdam and make stops for local craft beers. Please note - We are not going to local bars who serve local beers, that is too easy. We are going to local breweries who have their own bars, where you can select among their selection of own beers and get the best advice from the brewers. This is why we cover a little bit of distance. During the tour we will discuss Amsterdam, its rich history, culture, music, food, atmosphere and focus on interesting stories and craft beers. If you want to experience Amsterdam's vibrant craft beer scene, please join us! Good to know - our tours are conducted with local guides who would be more than happy to assist you with planning the rest of your trip. We have recommendations for just about everything :) Important note: we will go to 3 breweries using public transports, the tour includes one beer in each brewery but does not include public transportation costs.
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  • 3 hours
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$77.83
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Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour by Bike / E-Bike

Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour by Bike / E-Bike

What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Amsterdam on two wheels? Experience the child-like joy that only comes from biking as you whiz around from the Nemo Science Museum to De Gooyer Windmill. So hop on, blend in, and discover Amsterdam. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can see when you explore by bike. With narrow streets, trendy neighborhoods and must-see historical landmarks. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the unmissable Anne Frank Huis and Rijksmuseum, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Amsterdam that only the locals see. Follow your host to a windmill which is right next door to a brewery, and the locals’ favorite hangout, Vondelpark. Cycle through the winding streets of the cool Jordaan area, with wonky buildings and cute bridges at every turn. Finally enjoy a ride over the Torensluis, one of the widest bridges in the city, this is the perfect way to finish your cycling experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
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$21.55
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Luxury Summer Boat Tour with Bar on board

Luxury Summer Boat Tour with Bar on board

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Board a customized electric boat for a one-of-a-kind cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. Choose your sailing time and relax during a luxurious 1-hour ride on a small, open boat. The narrated tour begins and ends at a convenient location, in front of the Anne Frank House. Blankets and pillows are provided.
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  • 1 hour
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Romantic Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise With Wine and Dutch Cheese

Romantic Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise With Wine and Dutch Cheese

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Unwind from busy sightseeing or set the mood for a romantic night on this relaxing candlelight cruise along Amsterdam’s fabled canals. Aboard a glass-enclosed boat, admire beautiful waterfront views of the UNESCO-listed canals as you sip wine and enjoy delicious snacks. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a day and cozy up with that special someone.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$50.89
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Amsterdam Bike Tour

Amsterdam Bike Tour

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See the highlights of Amsterdam 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. On this 3 hour bike tour the photographer takes amazing photos of when and where ever you like. From a personal photoshoot with the Amsterdam skyline in the background, to a family portrait near the canals in the city center. A perfect shot with your friends at museumsquare with the I Amsterdam sign and a fun playful one of you in the Vondelpark. It's a guarantee you'll go home with amazing pictures! The Windmill, red light district, anne frank house and of course the Jordaan are also part of this tour. You do not want to miss this… And yes !! ALL PHOTOS are INCLUDED.
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  • 3 hours
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$65.25
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$65.25
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Panoramic Private Tour of Amsterdam

Panoramic Private Tour of Amsterdam

Tour the best of Amsterdam in the comfort of your private vehicle. Enjoy picturesque canals and charming gabled facades lining the waterways. Exploring drawbridges, wonderful house boats and the museum district will allow us to discover the stories and scenic views behind Amsterdam’s most outstanding sights. Tour Highlights: • Canal houses • Picturesque bridges of Amsterdam • Old Town • Royal Palace • Dam Square • Red Light District • St. Nicholas Basilica
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$402.00
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Amsterdam Walking Tour. All about History, Architecture, Traditions & Anecdotes.

Amsterdam Walking Tour. All about History, Architecture, Traditions & Anecdotes.

When you come to Amsterdam, the first impression is always how many bicycles, but after this tour you will understand the why of the way of being of the Dutch the why of their traditional dance houses, the why of their channels and their religion, in addition to why their Culture is so open to others. I will explain in a simple way a different and unique Amsterdam symbol of freedom and understanding.
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  • 3 hours
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$151.69
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Historical Walk of Amsterdam with a Local

Historical Walk of Amsterdam with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Amsterdam with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Amsterdam! Our excursion will start at the Oude Kerk. Learn about how the city has grown and changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Paleis op de Dam or even Oudekerk, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
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$76.63
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Best of Amsterdam on a Private Panoramic Tour

Best of Amsterdam on a Private Panoramic Tour

Sightseeing tour with a professional guide and driver on the highlights of Amsterdam. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Red Light District, etc. The tour ends with a return transfer to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.00
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Small Group Bike Tour (Maximum of 6 People) for 2hrs and 30m Guided by The Owner

Small Group Bike Tour (Maximum of 6 People) for 2hrs and 30m Guided by The Owner

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Small group bike tour Safer and more refined our tours cater to a maximum of 6 people. Owner Guided Tours Expect the finest value for money with a professionally qualified guide. Scenic Routes Take in local neighbourhoods, hidden gems and a variety of tour sights along the safest and most scenic routes available with your excellent guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$40.11
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$40.11

Private Tour: Amsterdam's City Highlights and Hidden Gems

Private Tour: Amsterdam's City Highlights and Hidden Gems

Are you short on time but still want to get a sense of what Amsterdam is all about? This is the private tour for you. In this intriguing walking tour we share our quirkiest stories, the interesting history of Amsterdam, and some of the city’s most iconic places. The cities most famous highlights and hidden gems. Canal District, Dam Square, Jordaan and more If possible we pick you up from your hotel to walk into the old city center. We will stroll through the quaint streets of the canal district. Visit the heart of the city at the famous Dam Square and got lost in the old working class are Jordaan.  From there we make our way through the more quiet streets to the river Amstel. We continue to the Magere Brug (The Bridge of Love) with lovely views of the Amsterdam boat scene. At one of the more hidden squares in the canal district we sit down for a refreshing drink under the trees. After a short break we will pass the Jewish Quarter and end in the oldest part of town nearby Nieuwmarkt and the famous Red Light district (up to 4 people).  hope to meet you soon in our Highlights and Hidden Gems tour. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.41
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$172.41
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Private Jordaan and Historic Amsterdam walking tour

Private Jordaan and Historic Amsterdam walking tour

Join this 2-hour walking tour and experience The Jordaan District and the history of Amsterdam. A unique experience which gives you the chance of seeing the area through the eyes of a local. Walk along the courtyards on the Palmgracht, the Lauriergracht and to the end of the world which is where the Brouwersgracht changes into the Lijnbaansgracht. You will walk past the many hidden courtyards and other special places in The Jordaan. See all the historic 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. 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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  • 2 hours
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$133.49
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.55
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$21.55
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Amsterdam Light Festival Night Boat Tour with Drinks Included

Amsterdam Light Festival Night Boat Tour with Drinks Included

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Enjoy the most popular Amsterdan Light Festival with true locals on a live guided tour with us on the newest and trendiest boats. Cruise through Amsterdam on an eco-friendly electric boat and be dazzled by the city's light festival. See the works of talented artists and their creations that play with light in the most unique ways to display this year's theme of "Disrupt." This mesmerizing experience takes you through the city so you can see its charming buildings lit up and beautifully decorated in the holiday spirit. While cruising through the eastern part of Amsterdam enjoy unlimited drinks and a taste of Dutch Christmas bread. See 20 pieces of artwork as you glide down the Heritage Canals of Amsterdam, sail along Amstel River, and pass by the Maritime Museum and Amsterdam Zoo. Enjoy the company of your local skipper and hostess as you explore the city from the perspective of the water.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$48.55
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$48.55

Private Shore Excursion: The Best of Amsterdam on a panoramic tour

Private Shore Excursion: The Best of Amsterdam on a panoramic tour

Sightseeing tour with a professional guide and driver on the highlights of Amsterdam. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Red Light District, etc. The tour ends with a return transfer to your cruise ship.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$624.00
Price varies by group size
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$624.00
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E-Bike Private Tour: The Highlights & Hidden Gems of Amsterdam

E-Bike Private Tour: The Highlights & Hidden Gems of Amsterdam

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What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Amsterdam on two wheels? Experience the child-like joy that only comes from biking as you whiz around from the Nemo Science Museum to De Gooyer Windmill. So hop on, blend in, and discover Amsterdam. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can see when you explore by bike. With narrow streets, trendy neighbourhoods and must-see historical landmarks. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the unmissable Anne Frank Huis and Rijksmuseum, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Amsterdam that only the locals see. Follow your host to a windmill which is right next door to a brewery, and the locals’ favorite hangout, Vondelpark. Cycle through the winding streets of the cool Jordaan area, with wonky buildings and cute bridges at every turn. Finally enjoy a ride over the Torensluis, one of the widest bridges in the city, this is the perfect way to finish your cycling experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.31
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$129.31
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Private Tour: Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots

Private Tour: Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots

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Explore Amsterdam through the eyes of a local on this private tour led by a street-savvy guide. Break away from the tourist crowds to discover unique corners of the Dutch capital that showcase the city’s artistic modern culture. Visit a trendy design center, ride the ferry to the hip Noord district, taste authentic Dutch apple pie and more as your private guide reveals the ‘real’ Amsterdam.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.63
Price varies by group size
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$76.63
Price varies by group size
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Private Group Bike Tour Amsterdam

Private Group Bike Tour Amsterdam

A PRIVATE tourguide AND PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER for just you and friends/family? Or romantic photoshoots for you and your love. Our tour guide is your personal professional photographer! On this 3 hour bike tour the photographer takes amazing photos of you when and where ever you like. 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 museumsquare and a fun playful one of you in the Vondelpark. Its a guarantee you will go home with amazing pictures! The Windmill, Red light district, Anne Frank House and of course the Jordaan are also part of this tour. You do not want to miss this…
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$329.26
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From
$329.26
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Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a local guide (also for families)

Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a local guide (also for families)

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Book this exclusive Private Amsterdam Bike Tour and explore highlights and hidden gems by bike in Amsterdam. Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and will take you to beautiful canal houses, drawbridges, street-art, old industrial zones and shipdocks. The true hidden gems of the city. We go by bike, maybe take a ferry and will have enough time to have a nice drink or a snack on the route. Based at your hotel we can visit the city center and other parts of the city. You will also visit the less touristy places of the city to see the hidden gems of Amsterdam. You don’t have to be an experienced cyclist, we will go over easy roads so you can get used to the Dutch bike and the traffic. We take care of the bicycle for you, we have bicycles for every size. We can also get tandems or a cargo bike if you want to join with your whole family. Hope to meet you soon at a bicycle :-)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.65
Price varies by group size
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$155.65
Price varies by group size
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Join-in Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Amsterdam and Boat Tour

Join-in Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Amsterdam and Boat Tour

Tour includes walking City Tour of Amsterdam and 1 hr join-in public boat tour. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Red Light District, etc. At the end of the walking tour, you will say goodbye to a guide who will give instructions on how to return to the ship after a boat trip. A boat tour starts and ends by the Central Railway Station.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$403.00
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$403.00
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