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Amsterdam Museum Tours

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Amsterdam Museum
The Amsterdam Museum offers a crash course in the city’s fascinating history and culture. Located in a former convent and 17th-century orphanage, the museum narrates the history of Amsterdam chronologically from humble fishing village to the multicultural cosmopolitan city of today. Interactive and multimedia exhibits appeal to visitors of all ages.

The Basics
There are plenty of options for visiting the Amsterdam Museum. Consider purchasing an advance skip-the-line ticket, which allows you to breeze pass long entry lines with priority access. Explore the museum at your own pace or book a guided tour with a museum historian. If you plan to visit other top Amsterdam museums, pick up an I amsterdam City Card or Amsterdam and Holland Pass, and enjoy free or discounted admission to many area attractions.

Things to Know Before You Go

The Amsterdam Museum is ideal for first-time visitors to the city, and those particularly interested in history and culture.
The Little Orphanage exhibit is designed specially for children.
Much of the museum is accessible to wheelchair users, but small areas may not be.

How to Get There

The Amsterdam Museum is located in central Amsterdam, within walking distance of the floating flower-laden Bloemenmarkt, the Begijnhof, and Dam Square. From Amsterdam Centraal Station, take tram 2, 11, or 12 to the Spui stop, or metro line 52 to the Rokin stop. Although driving is not recommended in Amsterdam’s bustling city center, paid parking is available nearby on Nieuwezijds Kolk.

When to Get There

The Amsterdam Museum is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Although less busy than the more popular Amsterdam museums such as the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, you’ll still want to visit early in the morning to avoid crowds.

Amsterdam Museum Highlights

“Amsterdam DNA” is an hour-long multimedia presentation, available in a variety of languages and with a family-friendly version, offering an engaging and concise overview of Amsterdam’s rich history. Kids enjoy discovering what life was like in a 17th-century orphanage with a tour of the little orphanage (Het Kleine Weeshuis). The museum also features rotating exhibits and special events, so check the museum calendar before your visit.
Address: Kalverstraat 92 or Sint Luciënsteeg 27, Amsterdam 1012 PH, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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29 Tours and Activities to Experience Amsterdam Museum

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Skip the Line: Amsterdam Museum Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Amsterdam Museum Entrance Ticket

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Sail past the long lines outside of the enriching Amsterdam Museum with a priority-access entrance ticket to one of the Dutch capital’s finest cultural institutions. Gain fascinating insight into the cultural, industrial and agricultural development of Amsterdam through a range of informative exhibits. Explore the museum at your own pace with your unlimited ticket, marvelling at exceptional permanent exhibits like Amsterdam DNA and the Little Orphanage. Special features for EuroPride (July 23 through August 7, 2016) include LGTBI guided audio tours and a temporary exhibition entitled 'Transmission'.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.08
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$18.08

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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Get the most out of your Amsterdam stay — and save money — with the I amsterdam City Card. With this pass, you enjoy unlimited use of public transport, a canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. Plus, gain entry to 44 museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandthuis Museum, Van Gogh Museum (with time slot booking option) and Hermitage Amsterdam. Use your pass to discover this marvelous city at your own pace!
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  • 1 to 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.33
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$78.33

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

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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.69
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$21.69
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Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour

Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour

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Visit Amsterdam's culinary hot spots on this 2.5-hour food and walking tour. Alongside your guide and small group, limited to just 12 foodies, travel around town to taste popular local dishes such as salty fries and fresh herring. Sample pungent artisan cheeses, and throw back a house spirit at a 17th-century distillery. Along the way, gain insight into Amsterdam’s gastronomic roots and the historic Dutch spice trade.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.88
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$66.88
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.91
Price varies by group size
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$169.91
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Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)

Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)

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Start your journey with the best introduction to Amsterdam. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. This 2.5-hour* walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Amsterdam City Center & History Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Amsterdam City Center & History Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Get a true insider's view of Amsterdam on this 2.5-hour private walking tour. Stroll around the city with the knowledgeable local guide and head to some lesser-known hidden gems in the city. Along the way, stop and learn about some of the major sites, too. Visit such spots as Dam Square, artists squats, leaning houses, Prinsengracht, Begijnof, the thinnest house, the oldest canals, the Sea Dike and China Town, The New Market Square (Nieuwmarkt) and the medieval city gate
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.13
Price varies by group size
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$88.13
Price varies by group size
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Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

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The best combination! Discover the secrets of Amsterdam with a professional guide and complete your visit with a cheese tasting On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. For the cheese lovers, this is the perfect combination to enjoy Amsterdam. Start your trip with our walking tour through the streets of downtown Amsterdam. And complete your visit to the city with a cheese tasting in one of the most emblematic cheese factory in the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.09
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$51.09
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Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Amsterdam? The Amsterdam scavenger hunt takes you through the heart of the city to see all the sights! You will walk from Centraal Station to the Rembrandt House Museum while taking a few side trips and taking on challenges. All the while, you will learn some local history get valuable local tips. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.08
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$35.08
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Hidden treasures of Amsterdam (walking tour)

Hidden treasures of Amsterdam (walking tour)

I have a great passion for the city I was born, raised and currently live in, coupled with my thirst for the history of Amsterdam. It gives me great pleasure to share my knowledge with you in a first class experience through the Old Centre of Amsterdam. Highly recommended. Martin has put a great deal of thought into the route and the perspective on Amsterdam, and had stores of information he provided as he saw what interested us most. Once he found out we had a flexible ending time, he happily extended our conversations and never rushed us. We took the tour half way through our visit, but it would be good at the beginning or end as well.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.77
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$39.77

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.66
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$152.66
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Historic Walking Tour of Amsterdam with Art Historian Guide

Historic Walking Tour of Amsterdam with Art Historian Guide

Delve into Amsterdam's unique heritage on a private, 3-hour walking tour led by an art historian guide. Learn about the city’s glory days as a 17th-century trading and guild capital, and admire finely preserved examples of Dutch architecture on a stroll through the old city center and along its famous canals. Visit a local spice shop, rest your feet during a quaint coffee break and hear about famous figures and scandals that shaped Amsterdam’s culture. Price is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$291.49
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$291.49
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Amsterdam Highlights Best Walking Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Best Walking Tour

This walking tour of Amsterdam with a local guide touches on a little bit of everything, from the city’s Roman Catholic history to the red light district. Visit the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the World War II Memorial, and a local flower market while learning about the history of trade and craftsmanship in the city. You’ll also walk along the canals and indulge in a cheese tasting.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.45
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$108.45
Price varies by group size

Private 3-hour Walking Tour in Amsterdam with official tour guide

Private 3-hour Walking Tour in Amsterdam with official tour guide

Discover one of the most visited and wonderful cities of Europe with your private official tour guide. Wonder around the city and its beautiful canals with a local and experienced tour guide. During your private tour you will see the highlights in the old town of Amsterdam such as canals, canal houses, Dam square, Rembrandt house, Jordaan area, Jewish quarter, red light district and much more! You will listen to the stories about Amsterdam’s history and why it’s such a liberal city nowadays and how this is related to the history of Amsterdam, the city’s golden age (17th century) in particular.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$456.70
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$456.70
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour

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Combine a private walking tour of Amsterdam with skip-the-line access to the popular Rijksmuseum on this half-day tour. Breeze past the crowds at the often crowded Rijksmuseum for a guided tour with your dedicated guide, then stroll through the city to learn about what it was like during the 18th and 19th centuries. This private tour ensures personalized attention for you and your party.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.86
Price varies by group size
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$215.86
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Skip the line at the popular Rijksmuseum, as well as get a comprehensive walking tour of Amsterdam's historic center during this half-day tour. Travel with a small group, which ensures personalized attention and the chance to ask questions. Your ticket to the Rijksmuseum is valid all day long, so you can explore at your leisure after the conclusion of your tour.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.86
Price varies by group size
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$215.86
Price varies by group size
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Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s City Centre: a short intro to the best local spots

Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s City Centre: a short intro to the best local spots

Want to experience the very essence of Amsterdam? This short trail, created by our co-founders Kristina & Wendy, helps you make the most of your time exploring the city centre. You’ll discover golden animals, the oldest cafe in town, tropical fruits and free art spaces. Location-based riddles will keep your walk playful and engaging. There are also nice foodie offers to unlock along the way! During this experience you will: - Explore Amsterdam during this interactive and fun discovery walk - Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience - Learn about the history and local stories of the city centre in a playful way - Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route - See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden spots This discovery walk is a fun activity for friends, couples, curious locals, visitors, and team building. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in you
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.99
per group
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$21.99
per group

The best spontaneous experience ever in your lifetime / Micro Art Amsterdam

The best spontaneous experience ever in your lifetime / Micro Art Amsterdam

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Incredible experience visiting such a unique exhibition. You will be surely staggered by the intricacy and detail that goes in to each piece. The beauty is breathtaking and you will leave here stunned by what you have seen. Marvel as the works become smaller in size and yet even more magnificent. A must see in the museums of Amsterdam while it is on view.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.08
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$18.08

Private 8 day memorial tour: Follow Anne Frank from Amsterdam to Auschwitz

Private 8 day memorial tour: Follow Anne Frank from Amsterdam to Auschwitz

By tracing the footsteps of Anne Frank, from the time she lived in Amsterdam, the Secret Annex, and the tragic last months of her life to Westerbork, Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen we will not only learn about her short and important life, but also of thousands of other Jews, Dutch civilians and the German perpetrators. Going to these places and see them for yourself, accompanied with photos of those years, will put everything you know of these events in a unique perspective. As this is a private tour you can fully personalise the experience, keeping in mind the distances we need to cover. This will be a life changing experience.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6,252.98
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$6,252.98
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Private Tour: Complete Amsterdam Highlights & Must-Sees with a Local

Private Tour: Complete Amsterdam Highlights & Must-Sees with a Local

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If you’re wondering how to see the best of Amsterdam in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extended experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Amsterdam such a fascinating place, from food to hidden gems and landmarks. Get to know Amsterdam and its main spots on a 4-hour walking tour that will give you a more in-depth insight of the city. Check out the outside of the Rijksmuseum, a historic orphanage that was also a monastery, and the famous Rembrandt Square. Embrace the local Dutch culture as you stroll through the flower market by the canal, and cross some of the main bridges with unique stories behind them. And how about the hidden gems? Find a hidden courtyard only inhabited by Beguines, and discover a cool cafe with an incredible view over the city. Discover where the main gates of the city used to be and stumble into a theatre that’s a fantastic architectural gem designed in 3 different styles.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.68
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$115.68
Price varies by group size
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Amsterdam walking tour with canal cruise (unlimited drinks)

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Amsterdam walking tour with canal cruise (unlimited drinks)

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The perfect combination to know the Venice of the North. Starting with a walking tour through the city center combined with a 1h canal cruise with all drinks included (beer, wine or soft drinks). A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. The walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. and the canal 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! On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.66
$58.43
$8.77 savings
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$49.66
$58.43
$8.77 savings
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Full-Day Total Amsterdam Discovery: Bike and Food Tour

Full-Day Total Amsterdam Discovery: Bike and Food Tour

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Maximize your time in the Dutch capital on this bike and food tour of Amsterdam. Ideal for lovers of culture and cuisine, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam’s historical, architectural, and culinary delights in just one day. Explore downtown and the Red Light District; cycle alongside UNESCO-listed canals; and sample Dutch classics such as cheese, pancakes, and fries. On this small-group tour, limited to 12 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.14
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$130.14
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Amsterdam private walking tour

Amsterdam private walking tour

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Start your journey with the best introduction to Amsterdam. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. This private walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. On this private tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.80
per group
From
$192.80
per group
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Amsterdam City Center & History Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Amsterdam City Center & History Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Immerse yourself in the history of Amsterdam during this walking tour of the city center. Spend time in the company of an engaging guide and small group of just eight people or fewer as you see famous landmarks including the Red Light District, the Flower Market, Dam Square, and walk around the city's famous canals which have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.13
Price varies by group size
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$88.13
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.69
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$21.69
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Amsterdam Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Amsterdam Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 29 Amsterdam Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Amsterdam Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Amsterdam Museum costs USD 18.08. Guided Amsterdam Museum tours start around USD 18.08 per person. See all 29 Amsterdam Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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