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Vondelpark Tours

Vondelpark
Take a break from urban Amsterdam and discover Vondelpark, an English-style green spacegetaway in the heart of the city in Vondelpark. Opened in 1865, the 111-acre (45-hectare) park boasts an open-air theatre, a film museum, a lake, and a riding school. Several cafés, restaurants, and museums make the park a year-round attraction.

The Basics
The park’s close proximity to Museumplein makes it a convenient stop during a day of wider-city sightseeing. Active travelers can ride along scenic cycle paths on a bike tour, while culture vultures canstroll the park’s rich avenues on a walking tour. Discover the park’s hidden gems on a tour that focuses solely on Vondelpark, or explore the green space at your own pace by taking advantage of the hop-on hop-off buses that stop nearby.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Vondelpark’s is popular with families, joggers, cyclists, and wildlife-watchers.
  • Bring your binoculars for a closer glimpse of flora and fauna, including blue herons and over 150 different species of tree.
  • Remember your boots and umbrella during the rainy months, as some spaces can get muddy.
  • Vondelpark’s main paths and cafée terraces are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.

How to Get There
The centrally-located park is easily accessible by foot, bike, or tram. Trams number 1, 2, and 5 from Centraal Station stop at Leidseplein, directly opposite the park. Alternatively, you can take advantage of comprehensive sightseeing tours to find the park, along with other city attractions, with ease.

When to Get There
During summer, Vondelpark’s open-air theatre offers a programme of free events, including shows for kids—though be sure to book the often sold-out shows in advance.. The park is also particularly charming during fall, when green gives way to golden and amber hues.

New Names and Flat Fish
Originally named Nieuwe Park, Vondelpark was rechristened by locals in reference to the Joost van den Vondel statue located in the northeast. Vondel was a 17th-century writer, who remains a celebrated figure in Dutch culture. Look out for the Picasso-designed Figure Découpée (L'Oiseau), a surreal sculpture that offers fine photo opportunities and a perfect picnic spot.
Address: Vondelkerkstraat 12, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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45 Tours and Activities to Experience Vondelpark

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Vondelpark Guided Bike Tour in Amsterdam

Vondelpark Guided Bike Tour in Amsterdam

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The most appropriate way to explore one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities is by bicycle, so don’t miss out on this bike tour of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. Completely free of traffic, this beautiful park is the ideal place to discover by bike: feast your senses on rose gardens, winding canals, contemporary sculptures, and an open-air theater, and then refresh with tea or coffee after your tour. This family-friendly tour is limited to 15 people, to ensure you receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 1 hour
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$23.75
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$23.75

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.14
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank 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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.39
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$21.39
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Vondelpark and Old West Neighbourhood Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Vondelpark and Old West Neighbourhood Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Go where the locals go! Explore Amsterdam's Vondelpark and the diverse Old West Neighbourhood with this self-guided GPS audio walking tour. The Old West neighbourhood will amaze you with its great diversity in streets & buildings on such a very small surface. This audio walk will show you the hidden gems and the ‘off the beaten track’ in Amsterdam. You'll be surprised about all that is found in such a short walking distance! Starting at the Vondelpark, we'll make our way through a vibrant 19th century neighbourhood with a local atmosphere. The tour ends at a former tram depot (De Hallen) which is now a centre for media, culture, fashion, food and local crafts. We’ll go from a church to a mosque, from a busy shopping street to a quiet street with a ‘village’ vibe next to a local market. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$41.58
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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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Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Culture Off the Beaten Path Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Culture Off the Beaten Path Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on a 3-hour bicycle tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stray from the conventional tourist trail to explore lesser-known neighborhoods home to landmarks like the Maritime Museum and the Rikjsmuseum. Weave your way through charming districts like Jordaan; gain fascinating insight into the rich historical heritage of Amsterdam. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 cyclists.
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  • 3 hours
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$58.48
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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$844.72
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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
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Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Check more Amsterdam attractions off your list in less time during this quick and easy bike tour of the Netherlands’ capital city. Cycling at a relaxed pace, visit highlights such as Dam Square, the Bloemenmarkt flower market, and Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about history, local traditions, and architecture, and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.70
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Amsterdam Bike Tour

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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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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$35.64
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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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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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$102.17
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Amsterdam Bike Tour with canal cruise all drinks included

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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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$54.12
$63.67
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

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Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Amsterdam and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Amsterdam, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Country-side Bike Tour from Amsterdam

Country-side Bike Tour from Amsterdam

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This tour starts in front of the Black Bikes at Lijnbaansgracht 283 (nearby Rijksmuseum and Leidseplein). From there, we continue into the Vondelpark to get acquainted with riding your bike. In the park, you’ll immediately feel the summer vibe that will have encapsulated the city. We exit the park and ride along a quiet river on our way to the Amsterdam Forest. On our way we stop to see how the Dutch manage their inland shipping through a genius lock system and see a local community of houseboats. We continue our journey and ride along the rowing lake. We cruise through the trees and exit onto a ‘dyke’. We then bike under the water level through a reclaimed piece of land called a ‘polder’ and we stop at a pumping station that keeps the area from flowing over. Next, we follow the river Amstel upstream. We stop at a local farm where you’ll get to pet the cows and taste some local cheese. To complete the Dutch Culture Bingo Card, we stop at a nearby windmill. Rembrandt was known to have made a lot of his sketches right there!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$49.90
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$49.90
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Customized bike tour with the owner of Fine Cycling Amsterdam - 1 to 3 hours

Customized bike tour with the owner of Fine Cycling Amsterdam - 1 to 3 hours

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Our bike tours focus on authentic Amsterdam and it's cultural history, taking in local neighbourhoods, hidden gems and a variety of tour sights along the safest and most scenic routes. Start and finish where you want Pickup from your hotel or cafe. Drop off at your hotel to a cafe of your choice. We can help you to choose. Choose duration that you prefer Our private tour can be from 1 hr to 3 hrs, just let us know how long you have and we will accommodate. Qualified Professional Guides Owner led with qualified guides on support for larger tours.
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  • 2 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$130.69
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$130.69
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Panoramic City Tour Amsterdam

Panoramic City Tour Amsterdam

XCPTNL Panoramic Tours is offering an exceptional audio guided tour through Amsterdam. The XCPTNL bus is like a yacht on the road. Our bus offers 360° panoramic views throughout the year and whenever the weather permits you can enjoy an open roof top tour. You will experience a comfortable bus tour, where your seat is spacious and guaranteed. With only 8 business seats you will enjoy an exclusive tour, where we will show you the must-sees and hidden gems of Amsterdam. One of our biggest assets is that the XCPTNL Bus has access to all the areas of Amsterdam, whereas other sightseeing buses do not. Along these fantastic routes you will have time to enjoy the views, listen to our audio guide and shoot your best Amsterdam pictures. The tour takes about 1 hour, depending on the traffic situation. You will not only explore areas such as the museum quarter and jewish quarter but also hidden gems in the famous canal belts and the local life of Amsterdam.
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  • 1 hour
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$50.58
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$50.58

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
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$128.31
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$128.31
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Private Morning or Afternoon Bike Tour of Amsterdam's City Center

Private Morning or Afternoon Bike Tour of Amsterdam's City Center

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Pedal through Amsterdam’s famously bike-friendly streets with a 3-hour, private bike tour of the city with a local guide. Get a personal orientation of neighborhoods and landmarks as you trace a route from the city center to Dam Square, the West Church and the Museum Quarter. Turn into the Vondelpark to explore lush paths and tree-shaded trails. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to customize the itinerary to your interests, with the option to visit the Canal Belt, Red Light District or roads along the Amstel River.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.28
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$131.28
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Layover Escape Amsterdam's Airport

Layover Escape Amsterdam's Airport

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Make the most of your Amsterdam layover—instead of hanging out in the terminal, take a customized tour with a private guide instead. In just a few hours, you can squeeze in a sightseeing tour of the capital city, explore a neighborhood you may not have seen before, or fit in a quick shopping or dining excursion. This is a completely bespoke experience designed in accordance with your interests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.88
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$179.88
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Elisabeth's Tailor made tours and services in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Elisabeth's Tailor made tours and services in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

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Venice of the north, colourful, cosmopolitan, cultural, multicultural capital of the Netherlands. A tailor made tour can show you many attractions in the city with one of our personal qualified guides. We can arrange a guided walking tour, boat tour, bicycle tour, old timer trip, tuc-tuc or bus tour. Combinations of many different tours can also be arranged to meet your abilities and interests.
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  • 3 hours
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$231.20
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$231.20

7 Day Rail Tour - Netherlands Adventure

7 Day Rail Tour - Netherlands Adventure

This 7-day rail tour takes you on the ultimate adventure to Amsterdam, Haarlem and Rotterdam. The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the three cities.
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  • 7 days
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$959.33
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$959.33

Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Exploring Amsterdam’s history by bike gives you a chance to cover much more ground than you would on foot. This private bike tour is an ideal choice for those who want to orient themselves to the city. Customize your tour to the sights on your itinerary, or let your guide choose the highlights. Bike at a relaxing pace and enjoy a personalized tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.05
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$95.05
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