Amsterdam sightseeing and experiences
Boom Chicago Comedy Theatre Show
Boom Chicago is a great night out with hilarious improvised comedy. Located in the historic Leidseplein Theater, English-language shows are performed to international audiences seven days a week. Boom Chicago mixes their trademark improvisation with scripted scenes inspired by Amsterdam, world events and pop culture. Actors get suggestions from the audience and turn them into scenes, plots and jokes that are funny and different every night. The creative force also consists of a live-musician, live-internet improvisations and video. A Boom Chicago show is truly unique!
Canal Bus city pass, 1 day This pass allows you to cruise around the city's canals at your own pace. The boats stop near many of the major attractions, with on board commentary.
Grand Holland Tour Deluxe 9 hrs
This tour will start with a visit to the world's largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, known as the centre of flower culture. We then proceed to Delft, with a most picturesque 17th century town centre. Here we will visit the Royal Delft Blue Pottery factory, where they will show and explain to you all their manufacturing processes. We continue to Rotterdam for a panoramic city tour. On the way back, we pass through The Hague, where the Dutch Government is seated. You will see the Houses of Parliament, the Peace Palace, Scheveningen and the North Sea beach resort. You will then be given the option to visit to either Madurodam (the most interesting miniature village) or spend free time at Scheveningen. Lunch will be taken en route (not included).
Includes: Transportation by coach, guide, visit to the flower auction (entrance included), entrance and guided tour of the Blue Delft Pottery Factory and a visit to either Madurodam, or free time at the Scheveningen.
Skip the line! Purchase your Holland Pass ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue and gaining fast track entry at the major museums Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum or at the popular attractions such as Madame Tussauds and Amsterdam Dungeon. Great savings on your city break with Holland Pass! The pass offers you a choice of 5 free admissions and 25 discount tickets ranging from 10-50% at more than 100 museums and attractions in Amsterdam and surrounding Volendam and Marken, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam and much more..! Holland Pass offers a choice of free admissions and discounts to the famous highlights such as Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Canal Cruise, Diamond factories, 24 hour public transportation ticket, Heineken Experience, Cheese factories, Keukenhof (bulbfields), Madurodam, Mauritshuis and to great attractions like Madame Tussauds and The Amsterdam Dungeon. Holland Pass helps you discover the wide range of museums and attractions in Amsterdam and in other major cities. Book now and visit at your own pace, while Holland Pass is valid until 15th March 2010!
Includes: A comprehensive guide book including city maps, walking tours, free and discounted admission to museums, attractions, restaurants and shops in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam and more.
The 100 Highlights Cruise 1hr
Enjoy the best cruise through 17th Century Amsterdam. Holland's capital has 160 canals and 1000 bridges. You will have the opportunity to cruise for an hour through a number of Amsterdam's canals and along the city's most beautiful spots. You will, whilst gliding through the old centre of the city, see elegant merchants' mansions, carillon-crowned churches and warehouses dating back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. You will see historic residential buildings, including the famous Anne Frank's House, and on past the renowned boat houses before returning to Holland International where the tour ends. The windows on the launches slide open to facilitate better photography.
Includes hour Canal cruise with audio commentary
Walking Tour of 'Dark' Amsterdam 2hrs
This evening tour takes us on a guided tour of the 'Wallen' or 'Red Light District' and includes a visit to the Prostitute Information Centre.
A tour through 'Dark' Amsterdam can be rather illuminating, as it centres on the famous Red Light District. The excursion starts at a prostitute information centre, where you will have a drink while a former prostitute explains the system and you can ask any questions you may have. The visit to the 'Wallen'' (the Red Light District) is perhaps the most interesting part of the tour. You will see for yourself the oldest profession of the world. The tour continues past interesting monuments and through old streets, one of which is the well-known 'Zeedijk', once one of the most dangerous streets of Amsterdam - where Seamen could be found looking for local amusement. Nowadays this is a safe area, full of lively Dutch pubs and restaurants and the shady bars of yester-year are long gone. Safety during this excursion is not a concern, as a reliable guide throughout will accompany you.
Includes: Services of a local guide and one drink.
Cannabis Tour 2hr
This tour will take you around Amsterdam explaining various aspects of the marihuana plant and you will also visit a Coffee shop!
One of the things that Amsterdam is world famous for are the city's coffee shops. Cannabis, also known as marihuana, may be purchased and consumed in these bars. We will take you around Amsterdam explaining various aspects of the plant, from its medicinal use all the way to its recreational consumption and of course drug consumption related politics. You will visit the Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum, where you will learn more about this controversial plant. To finish off the tour, we will visit a coffee shop for a drink and a chat.
Includes: English speaking guide and entrance into Smart Shop and Coffee Shop.
Note: Comfortable shoes are recommended and dress according to the weather. The entrance fee for the Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum is not included and it is to be paid on the spot.
Historic Amsterdam Bike Tour 3hrs
Explore Amsterdam like the Dutch do, by bike! An experienced guide will lead you through the city's finest places in a fun, interesting and also healthy way. If time allows you might enjoy a drink in one of the oldest bars of Historic Amsterdam (not included in the price). This tour will also be done in small groups.
Includes Guided tour, English speaking tour guide and a helmet.
Marken, Volendam and Windmills 4.5 hrs
This tour shows the typically Dutch countryside of polders and little canals on the way to the Zaanse Schans, a well known windmill village with its many interesting windmills. We will be visiting a wooden shoemaker here. Then we move on to the world famous fishing villages of Volendam and Marken on the borders of the former Zuiderzee (now called Ijsselmeer) with its wooden houses and locals wearing their colourful style of dress. We will also stop at one of the very few cheese farms, where the cheese is still made the traditional way.
Transportation by coach, guide, entrance to a cheese farm
Private Photography Tour ** SPECIAL PROMOTION ** $490
Windmills, Volendam and Edam 4.5 hrs
Take this excursion to the beautiful countryside north of Amsterdam where you will also have the chance to visit a windmill, a wooden shoe factory and a cheese farm.
The excursion takes us to the countryside north of Amsterdam, to the edge of the river Zaan, where we visit windmill village "de Zaanse Schans", with its characteristic green wooden houses. On the turn of the 18th century this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use. In this day and age there are only five left. We will visit windmills and a wooden shoe factory. Through typical Dutch scenery we continue to the medieval town of Edam for a city walk and the traditional fisherman's village of Volendam, situated on the shores of the former Zuiderzee. Some of the inhabitants still wear the traditional Dutch costumes. This tour also includes a visit to a cheese farm.
Transportation by coach, guide, entrance to the cheese farm and a windmill.
These are suggested itinerary, email for detailed itinerary and prices.