The capital and largest city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a treasured city that conjures up many iconic images including the picturesque canal system, thousands of bicycles buzzing about the cobblestone streets, colorful tulips in bloom, Heineken beer, the home of Anne Frank as well as classic architecture and fantastic art museums. Amsterdam is a world-class city just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
The city boasts a variety of charms for every type of traveler: From the art buffs to those looking to party, to anyone simply looking to enjoy the unique aesthetic and charm of this quintessential European city. The center of it all is in the district known as the Old Center where the majority of things to see and do are located, especially surrounding Dam Square. The canals and inner city of Amsterdam are actually deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to beauty, culture and history. Beyond the relatively small tourist district, which is very easily accessible on foot or bike, the outer ring of suburbs surrounding the city include the nearby Jordaan and Plantage, and the further out North, West, South and East districts.
Amsterdam is perhaps most well known for its reputation of tolerance. Its long-standing open arms to counter culture stemming from the 1960s are still seen today throughout the city with its many coffee shops and other tolerated practices within the Red Light District. However, Amsterdam does not fall short of having higher forms of culture to offer its visitors including great theater, art galleries, cultural museums, music festivals and their undying passion for soccer. Amsterdam is a cherished city not to be missed
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Welkom—welcome! Your Local Host will help you maximize your time in the Dutch capital, nicknamed “Venice of the North,” with over 1,200 bridges crossing its waterways.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
Morning guided sightseeing includes a CRUISE by glass-roofed boat through Amsterdam's canals, where you’ll glide past traditional gable-roofed homes, fascinating houseboats, and the Westerkerk (Western Church). Take photos of the Anne Frank House, Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and the Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge). Visit a DIAMOND CENTER and learn how these precious stones played such an important part in local history. Admire the splendid works of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters at the world-renowned RIJKSMUSEUM.
Day 3 AMSTERDAM
Your Local Host will have many recommendations for your leisure time today, including a visit to the Van Gogh Museum; and where to sample Dutch poffertjes—small, fluffy treats dusted with powdered sugar that are similar to pancakes.
Day 4 AMSTERDAM
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Roundtrip transportation from airport to hotel/hotel to airport included
Start your day off with an included breakfast. For lunch and dinner, immerse yourself in the local culture by sampling regional cuisine. After all, one of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to eat like the locals.
Welcome to the coolest bar in Amsterdam! We welcome you with a freshly prepared cocktail or beer.
Get experienced and visit the Heineken Experience in the city center of Amsterdam, home town of the world famous brand.