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Where to Find the Best Views in Amsterdam

Where to Find the Best Views in Amsterdam

With its historic canals, bridges, and architecture, plus colorful tulip fields, there’s no shortage of epic viewpoints in Amsterdam. Whether you’re looking for panoramic city views or countryside scenery, here are a few of the best views in Amsterdam. 

NEMO Science Museum

From the rooftop terrace of NEMO—Amsterdam’s ship-shaped science museum—you’ll get views of the historic harborfront and city center. There’s also a cafe, bar, and an open-air sculpture exhibit. The terrace is free to visit. 

A'DAM Tower

For 360-degree panoramic views of the entire city, head to the top of the 22-story A'DAM Tower. The top-floor observatory also features a rooftop swing, where thrill-seekers can swing over the edge of the 328-foot (100-meter) tower. 

Oude Kerk Tower

Set within the confines of the Amsterdam Red Light District, the Gothic Oude Kerk is surrounded by red-lit windows and cannabis shops. You can climb to the top of Oude Kerk’s bell tower for a bird’s eye view of the iconic district.

 

Bridge of 15 Bridges

From a single viewpoint on a bridge near Rembrandtplein, you can see 15 of Amsterdam’s bridges. The Bridge of 15 Bridges guarantees great views during the day and when illuminated in the evening. 

Evening Canal Cruises

Set sail on an evening canal cruise to see Amsterdam’s canal houses and bridges illuminated by night. Go casual on an evening cocktail cruise or step up the romance with a candle-lit dinner cruise. 

 

Zaanse Schans and the Keukenhof Gardens

If you’re visiting in Spring, a trip to the tulip fields is a must. Most day trips combine a visit to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans with stops at Keukenhof Gardens and the tulip fields of the Dutch countryside. 

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Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour with Canal Cruise

Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Tour with Canal Cruise

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Step into a world of blooming tulips, windmills, wooden clogs, and Dutch cheese on a full-day tour from Amsterdam that combines some of the country’s top highlights. From a guided garden walk to an Amsterdam canal cruise, the included experiences feature a mix of culture, history, and tradition. A hands-on cheese workshop offers the chance to learn about and taste classic Dutch cheeses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.17
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Keukenhof, Flower Fields, Volendam and Zaanse Schans Small Group Tour

Keukenhof, Flower Fields, Volendam and Zaanse Schans Small Group Tour

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During the spring months of March, April, and May, Keukenhof Gardens alights in a vibrant spectacle of color. During your time in Amsterdam, visit the world’s largest flower garden when in bloom on this 9-hour excursion to Keukenhof Gardens, Zaanse Schans, and Volendam. Stroll amid millions of tulips, daffodils, and other spring bulbs at Keukenhof Gardens; admire the windmills and waterways of Zaanse Schans; and discover the quaint seaside village of Volendam. Small-group tour limited to eight people.  
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.66
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$192.66
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.31
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Recorded Commentary

Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Recorded Commentary

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From the peaceful atmosphere of a luxury, glass-enclosed boat, enjoy the highlights of Amsterdam along its UNESCO-listed canals during this cruise. Hear narrated commentary on the sites along the way, including the Anne Frank House, the Golden Bend, the National Maritime Museum, and the Skinny Bridge. With a variety of departure times available, this picturesque and comprehensive overview by water is easy to fit into your day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes to 2 hours
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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
Price varies by group size
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Price varies by group size
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