New York City to Amsterdam (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
New York City, NY, United States to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates: 15 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
15 May 2019
New York City, NY, United States
5:00 PM
DAY 2
16 May 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 3
17 May 2019
Saint George's Island, Bermuda
12:00 PM
DAY 4
18 May 2019
Saint George's Island, Bermuda
2:00 PM
DAY 5
19 May 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 6
20 May 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 7
21 May 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 8
22 May 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 9
23 May 2019
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
8:00 AM 3:00 PM
DAY 10
24 May 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 11
25 May 2019
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 12
26 May 2019
Brest, France
10:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 13
27 May 2019
Cherbourg, France
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 14
28 May 2019
Zeebrugge, Belgium
9:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 15
29 May 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands
8:00 AM
DAY 16
30 May 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands
New York City to Amsterdam map

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For 15 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Your Onboard Host(s):
Judy Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald

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Crêpes, Cider, and Crozon - Brest - 2019 ( 7 Hours )
Brest, France | 26 May 2019

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Discover Brittany’s far northwest Finistère department through local flavors and historic monuments. After departure from port in Brest, we’ll transfer to Maison du Cidre de Bretagne, located in a 19th-century farmhouse. We’ll explore the domain with the owner, tour the museum, and learn about the process of making cider. Enjoy a glass of the house brew along with traditional crêpes (galettes), a regional specialty. From here we transfer to the Crozon Peninsula, where the landscape shifts from spectacular cliff scenery to heather-covered moorland rolling to beautiful beaches and the deep blue sea. We’ll stop first at the lovely port of Camaret-sur-Mer, home to an exceptional piece of French military architecture, the 17th-century Vauban tower. We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant before enjoying a short walking tour of the town. We’ll next see the Lagatjar Alignements, megalithic stone monuments set beside the sea. Our drive back to the ship will serve to continue our tour, as we pass through the scenes of Crozon, from the wild headland of Cap de la Chèvre in the south to the Pointe de Pen-Hir in the north, where majestic offshore rock formations rise sheer from the Atlantic.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes.

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What's Included

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  • FREE Roundtrip Air* with FREE Upgrade to Business Class Air in Penthouse Suites and higher on Europe voyages | FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions |FREE Luxury Hotel Package | FREE Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits | FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities | FREE Ground Transfers | FREE In-suite mini-bar replenished daily | FREE 24-hour room service and no additional charge for specialty restaurants


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Not Included

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Add-Ons

Pre-Packages

New York City, NY United States


Offered by: The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
Location: New York City, NY United States
Length: 2 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
Make Your Own Bread with Chef Eric Kayser

Experience the French art de vivre with Chef Eric Kayser.

The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue presents a special weekend featuring Chef Eric Kayser, owner and founder of Maison Kayser. Meet Chef Kayser and learn firsthand how he creates the world’s most memorable baguettes during this exclusive two day experience beginning on September 14, 2018.

This package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in one of The Langham’s spacious guest rooms
  • An exclusive invitation-only meet-and-greet with Chef Eric Kayser, accompanied by cocktails
  • Two-hour bread baking demonstration led by Chef Kayser and Maison Kayser’s Executive Bread Chef Yann Ledoux
  • Signed copy of Eric Kayser’s latest book, “Maison Kayser’s French Pastry Workshop”
  • Prix-fixe lunch at Maison Kayser featuring a specially curated menu from the restaurant team
  • A personalized apron as a gift from The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue

Shore Excursions

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 30 May 2019

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations
Private tour Hidden Inner Courtyards (4 hrs)

Your local specialized guide will take you on a discovery journey of the hidden courtyards in the city. These courtyards were a sort of retirement and had a social housing function for old and poor people who could live there for free. The number of courtyards in Holland is difficult to estimate because of renovations and reconstructions, but the estimates number is close to 200.

The city of Amsterdam has 47 courtyards and 50% are situated in the popular and nowadays trendy neighbourhood  “de Jordaan”. Originally Amsterdam had 51 courtyards, so only 7 disappeared.

Courtyards are normally open to the public but lately more and more are closed for the public. They are also very difficult to locate, even most people from Amsterdam don't know of their existence.

Examples of famous Courtyards in Amsterdam: Claes Claeszhofje, Van Brienenhofje and het Begijnhof. Halfway the tour you can stop in a typical Dutch bar for a drink, your guide can suggest a lot of nice places.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Private walking and boat tour (4 hrs)

Meet your local guide in the lobby of the hotel. We start off with a walking tour through the historic center of Amsterdam and admire the merchant houses, the floating flower market, the antique streets. Half way we stop at a typical Dutch “brown bar” for a coffee or refreshment. The walking tour will end at the National Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum. The presentation of the Rijksmuseum collection is a journey through Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages and Renaissance until the 20th century.

After visiting the Rijksmuseum we continue our discovery of Amsterdam from the waterside with a private and historic salon boat. Enjoy a 1 ½ hour private cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. Drinks are available on board and are charged on the spot on consumption basis. The cruise ends at the pier of your hotel (within the historic city limits). (4 hours)

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private walking and boat tour incl. Hermitage museum (4 hrs)

Meet your local guide in the lobby of the hotel. We start off with a walking tour through the historic center of Amsterdam and admire the merchant houses, the floating flower market, the antique streets. The walking tour will end at the Hermitage Amsterdam. The first satellite museum of the state Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The museum is housed in a former nursing home along the famous Amstel River.

After the visit to the Hermitage museum we continue our discovery of Amsterdam from the waterside with a private and historic salon boat. Enjoy a 1 ½ hour private cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. Drinks are available on board and are charged on the spot on consumption basis. The cruise ends at the pier of your hotel (within the historic city limits).

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Private City sightseeing tour of Amsterdam incl. Rijksmuseum (4 hrs)

Meet your English speaking driver/guide for a tour which will include a most extensive drive through the center and the modern suburbs and will give you a good idea of the most interesting sights and monuments Amsterdam has to offer. A stop will be made at a diamond factory (if requested) and we will visit the National museum of Amsterdam, “the Rijksmuseum”. This museum is world famous and here the largest collection of paintings by the Dutch old masters can be admired. The presentation of the Rijksmuseum collection is a journey through Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages and Renaissance until the 20th century. Work from Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt (the Nightwatch painting) are assembled here.

As an alternative we can visit the famous Van Gogh Museum.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour Art Galleries and Diamonds (4 hrs)

Discover the “Spiegel Quater” with private art galleries, a charming area between the Rijksmuseum and the Floating flower market. Depending on your interest we will make arrangements for a visit to one of the art galleries. For example the “Delaive Gallery”. An commercial art gallery guided by Nico Delaive, presenting accepted Dutch and international artists.


We end this tour with a sparkling visit. Experience the sensation of diamond cutting first-hand and view every stage of the process. Step into the exciting world of more than four centuries of craftsmanship and tradition. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Especially for you a special VIP welcome will await you at Gassan Diamonds, which include a private guided tour and welcome in the VIP showroom with a glass of champagne. While you admire and learn about stunning pieces of jewellery and diamonds you can have your own jewellery cleaned for free.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Private Dutch beer and canal tour (4 hrs)

Meet your local guide in the lobby of the hotel and walk to the pier where the discovery of Amsterdam starts on board of the Canalbus. This regular boat service offers a journey through the cultural centre of Amsterdam, a cruise past historical landmarks passing modern architecture in the city’s newer areas, see a windmill, warehouses, two of the busiest markets in Amsterdam, museums and the IJ river. Leave the boat for a short walk to the local market called Albert Cuyp and visit the Heineken experience.  Enjoy a voyage of discovery through the “World of Heineken”. Walk through malt silos, take a peek inside the mash coppers and stand in the lager cellars where young beer was once matured and of course you will enjoy a refreshing glass of Heineken beer in the Brew House. The former Heineken brewery is a National Monument and is listed as an anchor point along the European Route of Industrial Heritage. After the visit continue your tour on board of the canalbus, while you guide will show you the highlights along the way and give directions, as you can continue to use your canalbus pass for the rest of the day. Your guide will be at your disposal for maximum 4 hours.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour to hidden museums and churches of Amsterdam (4 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and proceed for a private tour through Amsterdam, passing the main highlights of the city. Visit the Museum de Amstelkring. This 17th century canal house, offers a surprising museum. On the upper floors you’ll be amazed at the sight of a perfectly preserved catholic attic church, built in 1661. The protestant city council, though very tolerant, permitted Catholics to build churches in private houses in the condition that they were invisible from the outside.

Proceed with the tour and possibly stop by the floating flower market, continue along the canals to the Museum van Loon. This unique stylish building dates from 1671 and was designed by the famous architect Adriaen Dortsman. Nowadays the house has been turned into a private museum, which shows unique pieces of art, family portraits and furniture. Walk around the museum and private rooms on the first floor and see the beautiful French styled gardens (4 hours)

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and proceed for a private tour through

Amsterdam, passing the main highlights of the city.

We start with a panoramic drive through the city passing by historical Jewish sights. Visit the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. The synagogue was built by the architect Elias Bouman in 1675 and is the largest synagogue in the world. The exterior and interior have remained largely in their original state since its completion. The surrounding buildings include the world famous Ets Chaim library of Livraria Montezinos.

Across the street from the Synagogue you will find the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam.Religion, culture and history of the Jews in the Netherlands dominate the museum's permanent Collection. This superbly restored building complex once comprised four Ashkenazi

synagogues. There are two large and two small synagogues, or shuls, the first inaugurated in 1671.


Proceed with a visit the Resistance museum in which a Permanent exhibit of the museum recreates the atmosphere of the streets of Amsterdam during the German occupation of the WWII. Big photographs, old posters, objects, films and sounds from that horrible time, help to recreate the scene. The background of the Holocaust is visualized to the visitor. This is an exhibition about the everyday life during that time, but also about exceptional historical events, resistance of the population against the Nazis and heroism.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private Old Amsterdam and China Town tour (4 hrs)

Your local guide will walk with you through one of the most divers and famous neighbourhoods of Amsterdam. The tour starts at “De Oude Kerk”. More than three centuries have passed before the 'Oude Kerk" the earliest parish church Amsterdam attained its present form. The church has almost as many chapels as there have been building phases. The earliest building phase however is lost in the mist of time. Archaeologists think that the 'Amstelledammers, founded their first church at the turn of the 13th and 14th century. In the same area we visit yet another church “Ons Lieve Heer op Solder” a so-called “Hidden” church behind a 17th century façade. It also houses a museum giving a good impression of the city’s Catholic past.


Continue the tour to the Zeedijk, one of the oldest streets of the city where for many centuries sailors enjoyed celebrated their journey’s end in Amsterdam! Here you will find the Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple, the largest Budhist temple in Europe, built in traditional Chinese palace-style. The character of the temple is Chinese, however Buddhism and practicing Buddhism are both universal and beyond architectural features and culture. The tour ends at the Nieuwmarkt, a trendy and lively square with many bars and restaurants in the adjacent streets. Here we will have a drink in one of the oldest bars called “’t Loosje”. Your guide can inform you about the best places to have lunch, dinner or just a drink.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Private Culinary tour (4 hrs)

Meet your private specialized guide at the lobby of your hotel for a walking tour through Amsterdam where your guide accompanies you through a maze of Amsterdam's many food stalls.

We go to various shops and markets and learn how local delicacies are made. Your guide will advise on items that you might enjoy. During the tour we visit some secret eateries that are off the map so that you get to experience the sounds and smell of Amsterdam's best dining experiences.

Visit the Reypenaer cheese tasting. The historic ripening process of the Reypenaer cheeses is unique in the Netherlands. In the 100-year-old warehouse on the Oude Rijn river in Woerden, the Reypenaer cheeses are matured in an entirely natural way. Over time, this process leads to the distinctive and complex taste with its exceptional aroma that characterizes these artisan cheeses. In the Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms in the center of old Amsterdam, you can personally test and evaluate the flavor, the aroma and the qualities of the Reypenaer cheeses, all under the guidance of an expert cheese taster. Each cheese tasting session lasts approximately one hour, and caters for a maximum of 20 people per tasting. (about 1 hour tasting)

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Private tour Famous Dutch villages

In the surrounding of Amsterdam there are many beautiful and typical Dutch villages which are worth visiting. During this tour we first visit Marken, a former island, now connected to the mainland by a dike. A unique place to visit with elevated houses on pillars, traditional green painted houses and folkloristic customs and customes. Walk along the small bridges and little alleys and admire the historic houses.

Continue to Monnickendam. This town is a former fisherman’s village and has an interesting history. During the city walk you will see the beautiful City Hall and ‘De Waag’ a place where they used to weigh the ship’s cargo coming in from overseas. Try some Dutch fish specialties: ‘gerookte paling’ (smoked eel) or herring.

Proceed to Broek in Waterland. Here you will stop for a refreshment, but not before you have seen the characteristic wooden houses this village proudly owns. Famous people like the French philosopher Victor Hugo, the emperor Alexander of Russia and Napoleon visited this small village. (4 hours)

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine
Private workshops tour (4 hrs)

In the surrounding of Amsterdam there are many beautiful Dutch villages which are definitely worth a

visit. We depart Amsterdam with private minivan to a Cheese and wooden shoe factory.


Cheese-making

The cheese maker would love to show you how the tastiest Edam and Gouda cheese are being made.

You will come to know how cheese gets its flavour, what the difference is between old and matured

cheese, and you can taste and buy your favourite cheese.


Clog-making

Clogs and the Netherlands belong together. But how are these clogs made? The clog maker will

demonstrate this old Dutch tradition. In the shop you can try on some clogs and take part in the

decorating  


Workshop making wooden shoes

The workshop starts in the clog factory with an explanation and demonstration of how wooden shoes

are made, as well as by hand as by machines. Afterwards you can make your own wooden shoe. All

participants will also receive a semi-finished wooden shoe from the factory which can be decorated by

using engraving tools. Total duration approx. 2,5 hours, including the tour through the cheesefarm.


Workshop decorating wooden shoe

This workshop includes a single wooden shoe European size 38. A pair of shoes in your own size is possible for an extra charge. Decorating can be done by painting, and by engraving. For both purposes examples and different stencils are available to create a unique wooden shoe. The workshop ends with a guided tour through the cheesefarm and clog factory, during the wooden shoes can dry. Total duration approx. 2,5 hours.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts
Private Delfts Blue Tile painting workshop (4 hrs)

Combine a guided tour of the Royal Delft Blue museum and factory with an inspiring and creative workshop. Paint your own Delft Blue tile, under the guidance of a professional painter. With paint brushes and special Delft Blue paint you create a wonderful souvenir and have a unique experience. You can do this by using stencils (patterns) or you can make your own design. Workshops can be arranged in the morning between 9am and 2pm on weekdays. In weekends the workshop starts at 2.30pm. This program includes a visit to the factory and museum, during the workshop coffee/tea and something sweet will be served in the brasserie of the factory. Duration workshop: 2 ½ hours. The pieces cannot be taken home immediately as they need to be glazed and finished off in the oven. After 5 days the pieces can be collected or sent to your home address. The postage costs will be charged separately and are not included in the costs of the workshop.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations
Private tour Castles and river Vecht (4 hrs)

A charming drive along the romantic river Vecht between Amsterdam and the city of Utrecht. Along this river many noblemen of the 17th century constructed their country homes and estates. This area is part of the green heart of Holland, with narrow winding roads and farmland. A visit will be made to the Muiderslot. This medieval castle was originally build in the 13th century for Count Floris V. Nowadays the Muiderslot is used as a museum. Continue through the lake district of Loosdrecht to the fortified town of Naarden, shaped like a star with five points, miraculously preserved despite a history of bloody sieges. (on closing days of the Muiderslot, an alternative castle visit will be offered) (4 hours)

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Family Vacations • Wildlife & Nature
Private Tulip excursion (4 hrs)

Meet your local guide in the lobby of your hotel and depart for a half day tulip excursion. Depart the hotel by private car for a drive through the countryside for about one hour and admire several growing fields along the way. A warm welcome in one of the warehouses which are rebuild to an atmospheric room with seats for everybody. Here a professional presentation will be given about the growing process of the tulip, from bulb to flower. This presentation will take approx. 15 minutes. Coffee and/or tea will be served, eventually combined with fresh pie or even lunch. After the presentation the guided tour of the nursery starts. Walk around in greenhouses where employees are picking the tulips. The green houses have a capacity over 1 million tulips per cycle of three weeks. You will see the tulips in different stages of growth, varying from just above the soil until tulips in bloom and meet the ultra-modern tulip-bunching-robot. This machine makes bunches of 10 tulips by using X-ray technology. The newest invention in tulip production. You can also have a look in the cold stores where the bulbs get their temperature treatment which they need to get the tulips in bloom in right time. The greenery is qualified according to MPS requirements (Sustainable Quality in Horticulture) and has the A-Qualification. During the guided tour you will also be informed about the environmental measurements of the greenhouse. As a result of the blooming season the excursions are possible from the end of December until the beginning of May.  the last weeks of the season there are no tulips left in the green houses. In this time we will make a guided tour in the green houses and along the installations, but we will see the flowers outside in the fields. End of this tour will be back at your hotel in Amsterdam.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private Panoramic sightseeing tour of Amsterdam (4 hrs)

Meet your English speaking driver/guide (1 person) for a mostly panoramic drive through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing along the Amstel River with the wooden skinny bridge, the Munt tower and floating flower market, Dam Square with the Royal Palace and the New Church, central station and the museum and antique quarters. Pass through the oldest part of Amsterdam called “the Jordaen” with quaint little streets and where we will see the house in which Anne Frank hid during the Second World War. A stop can be made at the Rembrandt windmill or you may want to visit one of the Diamond polishing factories, as Amsterdam is still renowned for this sparkling industry. (4 hours)

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private walking tour of Amsterdam (4 hrs)

Your local specialized guide will take you on a discovery journey of the hidden courtyards in the city. These courtyards were a sort of retirement and had a social housing function for old and poor people who could live there for free. The number of courtyards in Holland is difficult to estimate because of renovations and reconstructions, but the estimates number is close to 200.

The city of Amsterdam has 47 courtyards and 50% are situated in the popular and nowadays trendy neighbourhood  “de Jordaan”. Originally Amsterdam had 51 courtyards, so only 7 disappeared.

Courtyards are normally open to the public but lately more and more are closed for the public. They are also very difficult to locate, even most people from Amsterdam don't know of their existance.

Examples of famous Courtyards in Amsterdam: Claes Claeszhofje, Van Brienenhofje and het Begijnhof. Halfway the tour you can stop in a typical Dutch bar for a drink, your guide can suggest a lot of nice places.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private Amsterdam City bike tour (4 hrs)

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the center of Amsterdam. Short walk (depending of location of the hotel), to a bike rental company. By bicycle you can reach places, which remain inaccessible to cars or coaches. This is a safely guided tour, which gives a fascinating picture of Amsterdam. You will pass the harbor, the charming, historic  Jordaan quarter, the Anne Frank House, the Vondel Park, the “Skinny Bridge” and the Red Light district. See undiscovered Amsterdam with idyllic ancient canals, quiet hidden courtyards and photogenic views. End of the bike tour at the bike rental company. Your guide will walk you back to the hotel in the center of Amsterdam. ( 4 hours)

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Half-Day Amsterdam Walking Tour

Meet your local guide in the hotel lobby for your private 4 hours Amsterdam city walking tour, including a visit to Anne Frank Museum.


Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a fascinating maritime city built on a network of canals. Its Rijksmuseum is world famous for its paintings by the great 17th-century Dutch Masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. The Van Gogh Museum contains many of Van Gogh's greatest paintings and the Stedelijk Museum has an extensive collection of modern works. Other important sights are Anne Frank's House, where she hid from the Nazis and wrote her famous diary, the baroque Koninklijk Paleis and Rembrandt's House. With its gabled canal houses, houseboats and specialized shops, the city is wonderful to explore on foot or bicycle. Amsterdam is famed for its tolerance of soft drugs and sex, but it also offers higher pursuits such as classical music in the renowned Concertgebouw, home of Amsterdam's orchestra.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Jewish Heritage Walking Tour Of Amsterdam - Half Day
Amsterdam combines Old World atmosphere with the vibe of a modern metropolis. Famous for its museums, liberal culture and relaxed way of life, the small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets makes it the perfect location for a walking tour.

Our tour begins in the former Jewish Quarter where you will uncover developments within the Jewish community in Amsterdam throughout the centuries. Although much has been replaced with modern architecture, the area still reveals insight into pre-war Jewish life. You will explore the monuments commemorating the persecution during World War II.

We continue on to the majestic Portuguese Synagogue which was built in 1675. The building is still used for religious services, but it is also open to the public. The world’s oldest functioning Jewish library (1614) is also here: Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Across from the Synagogue you'll find the Jewish Historical Museum, a beautiful, high-profile museum which is located in four Ashkenazi synagogue buildings built between 1671 and 1752. It provides a unique picture of past and present Dutch Jewish life in all its facets as well as an extensive collection of paintings, films, and 3D presentations. Any children in your group will enjoy the JHM Children's Museum, housed inside of the Jewish Historical Museum.

Interspersed among the Jewish sites, you will pass some of Amsterdam's main sites along the way.

If you would like to end the tour at one of Amsterdam's world class cultural sites such as the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, you will make your own way back to the cruise pier or your hotel. If you are ready to head back, your guide will drive you there.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. The tour will cover approximately 2 miles, some of it over cobblestone streets. There are also times when you will be standing.
- Admissions, food, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
- Entrance fees to museums and synagogue tours must be paid in local currency in cash at the time of the visit.
- Combined ticket to JHM Children’s Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, Jewish Historical Museum – 15 EUR

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Middenbeemster, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Polder Tour (Reclaimed land)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart for a full day tour.

During this Polder Tour you will learn about the struggle of the Dutch against water. Drive over narrow dikes, that encircle a polder and over roads on the bottom of a former lake like the Purmer, Beemster (on the World Heritage list of Unesco) or the Schermer. Visit a cheese farm to see how Dutch farmers’ cheese is made and enjoy a tasting session with a variety of cheeses (cow, goat and sheep). See the effects of the construction of the “Enclosure dike” (1932) which turned the former Zuidersea into lake Ijssel From a salt water sea into a fresh water lake and what it did for fishing villages like Volendam and Marken. Have a leisurely stroll in Monnickendam to see the old monuments and the historic harbour. Walk the old canal streets in Edam with the former cheese market surrounded by warehouses used for the aging process.

In the afternoon drive through quaint little villages, prosperous in the 17th century. In picturesque “The Rijp” you can have lunch in “Het Wapen van Munster” where they serve mouthwatering Dutch pancakes! After lunch stroll through the old centre of The Rijp and admire beautiful architecture. Proceed via a flat polder landscape to the museum mill of Schermerhorn. In the mill you will learn while watching a 7 minute video presentation and the proud Miller explaining about the working details of ‘his’ windmill. If you’re not afraid of heights you can climb to the top (inside) of the windmill where you can see the ingenious construction of the windmill.
Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Jewish Heritage Walking Tour Of Amsterdam - Full Day
Amsterdam has seen 370 years of Jewish history and is historically regarded as the center of the Dutch Jewish community. About half of the Jewish population of The Netherlands has lived in Amsterdam at some point in time, and the community has had a considerable influence on the city.

Your guide, an expert in Dutch and Jewish history, will take you through the former Jewish Quarter, where you will uncover developments within the Jewish community in Amsterdam throughout the centuries. Although much has been replaced with modern architecture, the area still reveals insight into pre-war Jewish life. You will explore the monuments commemorating the persecution during World War II.

We continue on to the majestic Portuguese Synagogue which was built in 1675. The building is still used for religious services, but it is also open to the public. The world’s oldest functioning Jewish library (1614) is also here: Ets Haim Livraria Montezinos, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Across from the Synagogue you'll find the Jewish Historical Museum, a beautiful, high-profile museum which is located in four Ashkenazi synagogue buildings built between 1671 and 1752. It provides a unique picture of past and present Dutch Jewish life in all its facets as well as an extensive collection of paintings, films, and 3D presentations. Any children in your group will enjoy the JHM Children's Museum, housed inside of the Jewish Historical Museum.

While strolling the Keizersgracht (Emperor’s Canal) or Prinsengracht (Prince’s Canal) we will learn about the vital role canals have played in this city. We'll stroll the streets of Jordaan, a trendy neighborhood with a colorful working class past that has become quite a foodie destination (this might be a good location for lunch).

The heart of Amsterdam is found around Dam Square, with its Dutch Classicist Royal Palace, the former City Hall. From here it is a short hop to the (in)famous Wallen district — the red light district, home of legalized prostitution. In the middle this District is the Oude Kerk (Old Church), which dates back to 1306.

If you would like to end the tour at one of Amsterdam's world class cultural sites such as the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, you will make your own way back to the cruise pier or your hotel. If you are ready to head back, your guide will drive you there.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. The tour will cover approximately 2.5 miles, some of it over cobblestone streets. There are also times when you will be standing.
- Admissions, food, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
- Entrance fees to museums and synagogue tours must be paid in local currency in cash at the time of the visit.
- Combined ticket to JHM Children’s Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, Jewish Historical Museum – 15 EUR
- Admission to the Royal Palace – 10 EUR, Oude Kerk – 10 EUR (optional).

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour Amsterdam, van Gogh & windmills (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city of Amsterdam. Passing the most important buildings, drive along the Amstel river and see the famous “Skinny Bridge” and drive through the heart of the city (possible stop at the floating flower market).

The best way to see the city is from the water and we board a private boat, which will take us for a private 1,5 hours cruise through the canals of Amsterdam while admiring the historic buildings and merchant houses with its impressive gables and pass under the many romantic bridges. The boat cruise will end at the pier close to the Museum square.

Visit the Van Gogh museum, offering a most extensive collection of this well-known Dutch painter. (As alternative we can include admission to the Rijksmuseum.) This museum is world famous and here the largest collection of paintings by the Dutch old masters can be admired. Work from Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt (the night watch painting) are assembled here.

­Free time for lunch (at leisure)

After lunch leave Amsterdam for a short drive to the ‘Zaanse Schans’. A well-preserved traditional village with typical Dutch green-timbered houses, canals, cheese farm, windmills and a wooden shoemaker. After arrival at the Zaanse Schans you will have free time to explore the area on your own. Return to Amsterdam via a scenic route.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour Canals, art and windmills (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city of Amsterdam. Passing the most important buildings. Drive along the Amstel River and see the famous “Skinny Bridge” and drive through the heart of the city (possible stop at the floating flower market).


The best way to see the city is from the water we board a private boat, which will take us for a private 1 hour cruise through the canals of Amsterdam while you can admire the historic buildings and merchant houses with its impressive gables and pass under the many romantic bridges.


The boat cruise will end at the pier of the Hermitage Amsterdam, showcasing exhibitions from the vast collection of the Grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. There is no permanent collection at the Hermitage Amsterdam but exhibitions generally run about 6 months and are beautifully presented with information in Dutch and English


Free time for lunch (at leisure)


After lunch we leave Amsterdam for a short drive to the ‘Zaanse Schans’  a well-preserved traditional village with its typical Dutch green timbered houses, canals, cheese farm, windmills and a wooden shoemaker. After arrival at the Zaanse Schans you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. Return to Amsterdam via a scenic route.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour in the footsteps of Jewish history (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart for a private tour through Amsterdam, passing the main highlights of the city. Start with a panoramic drive through the city. Weather permitting, the guide can include some walking, either through the oldest part of Amsterdam, called “de Jordaan” with its quaint narrow streets, bridges and inner courtyards or visit the beguinage on foot, or have a walk through the Jewish district.


Visit the Portuguese Synagogue. The Synagogue was built by the architect Elias Bouman in 1675 and is the largest synagogue in the world. The exterior and interior have remained largely in their original state since its completion. The surrounding buildings include the world famous Ets Chaim library of Livraria Montezinos.


Visit the Jewish Historical Museum. Religion, culture and history of the Jews in the Netherlands dominate the museum's permanent collection. This superbly restored building complex once comprised four Ashkenazi synagogues. There are two large and two small synagogues, or shuls, the first inaugurated in 1671.


Time for lunch (at leisure, to be discussed on the spot with the driver).


After lunch visit the Resistance museum in which a Permanent exhibit of the museum recreates the atmosphere of the streets of Amsterdam during the German occupation of the WWII. Big photographs, old posters, objects, films and sounds from that horrible time, help to recreate the scene. The background of the Holocaust is visualized to the visitor. This is an exhibition about the everyday life during that time, but also about exceptional historical events, resistance of the population against the Nazis and heroism.

 

The tour can be concluded with a short drive through the surroundings of Amsterdam or we visit the “KSNM” islands, the former harbour islands where now storage houses have been transformed into trendy housing and where you find interesting modern architectural designs.


Another option is to visit the Gassan Diamond factory. Many of the Jews were diamond polishers and originally few other trades were open to them. Gassan Diamonds is housed in the former home of the Boas diamond polishing factory, built in 1879. A very impressive building and enjoy a private guided tour inside and see how diamond polishers turn a rough stone into a precious gem. (As this is a specialized tour, we highly recommend to have a local guide in addition to the driver, or you may choose to use public transportation)

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour Flowers & Art (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart to Aalsmeer,  in the suburbs of Amsterdam, the center of flower culture. Visit the flower auction and see how millions of flowers are auctioned daily sold to all corners of the world. Learn about the trade process of buying and selling.


After this visit return to Amsterdam and drive to the Museum Square location of the Rijksmuseum for a visit this National Museum of Art. This museum features the largest collection of paintings by the Dutch masters such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt and his the famous “Night Watch”.


As alternative to the Rijksmuseum we can visit the Van Gogh museum offering the most extensive collection of this well know Dutch painter.


Time for lunch at leisure.


After lunch we will visit the Hermitage Amsterdam, showcasing exhibitions from the vast collection of the Grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. There is no permanent collection at the Hermitage Amsterdam but exhibitions generally run about 6 months and are beautifully presented with information in Dutch and English.


Proceed through the city centre and if of interest walk through the antique streets or visit the Rembrandt House. Admire the decorated home of the world famous painter, who actually lived and worked in this house from 1639 till 1658. You will visit the renewed part of museum, directly assembled with the Rembrandt house, where you will find the exposition of the Rembrandt-prints.


After this visit the tour will end at your hotel.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private tour Flower auction & Art (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart to Aalsmeer,  in the suburbs of Amsterdam, the center of flower culture. Visit the flower auction and see how millions of flowers are auctioned daily sold to all corners of the world. Learn about the trade process of buying and selling.


After the visit to the auction return to Amsterdam and drive to the Museum Square location of  the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum.

Visit this National Museum of Art. This museum features the largest collection of paintings by the Dutch masters such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt and his the famous “Night Watch”.


Time for lunch at leisure.


After lunch we visit the Van Gogh museum, offering the most extensive collection of this well know Dutch painter. Continue on foot through the city centre and discover the “Spiegel quarter” with many art galleries, a charming area between the Rijksmuseum and the Floating flower market. The walking tour ends with a stroll along the floating flowermarket a street full of barges with flower shops and great souvenirs from the Netherlands.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private sightseeing of Amsterdam (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart for an extensive drive through the center and the modern suburbs to give you a good idea of the most interesting sights and monuments Amsterdam has to offer. A visit will be made to the National museum of Amsterdam, “the Rijksmuseum”. This museum features the largest collection of paintings by the Dutch masters such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt and his the famous “Night Watch”.


Next to the Rijksmuseum, we find the famous Van Gogh Museum. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection.


Continue on foot through the city centre and discover the “Spiegel quarter” with many art galleries, a charming area between the Rijksmuseum and the Floating flower market.

Lunch at leisure.


After the lunch we will visit floating flower market, a street full of barges with flower shops and great souvenirs from the Netherlands


Proceed to the Hermitage Amsterdam, showcasing exhibitions from the vast collection of the Grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. There is no permanent collection at the Hermitage Amsterdam but exhibitions generally run about 6 months and are beautifully presented with information in Dutch and English.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private Unusual Museums walking tour (8 hrs)

Meet your English speaking guide in the lobby of your hotel. Start your walking tour with a first stop at the Museum of Bags and Purses. This is a unique museum that shows the history of the Western bag from the 16th century to the present day. The collection offers a fascinating insight into the development of the bag through the centuries in its function, shape, material and decoration.

We continue to the The Cat Cabinet. This museum was founded in commemoration of the red and frisky Tom Cat, John Pierpont Morgan, the life long companion and buddy of the museum's founder, Bob Meijer. Every 5 years, J.P Morgan would receive a special present which was related to himself. In honor of his first" lustrum", he was given a self portrait by Ansèl Sanberg. On his 10th birthday, however, his gift was of a bonze statue also representing himself. Unfortunately, this statue was stolen just before the Cat Cabinet opened its' doors. To commemorate Morgan's 15th birthday, a plan was conceived to compile a booklet of cat-limericks dedicated to Morgan. A "Hanige kat uit Toulouse" was soon published.


Enjoy a lunch at your leisure. Your guide will have recommendations.


After lunch visit the Museum Van Loon which is situated on the Keizersgracht. The double-sized canal house dates from 1672. The first resident was the painter Ferdinand Bol, one of Rembandt's most famous students. In the nineteenth century, the Van Loon family came to live in the house. The family's history is closely intertwined with that of Amsterdam.


Last but not least we visit the Amsterdam Tulip Museum which was founded in 2004. It seeks to fill a void in the history of the tulip. Amsterdam has no comparable institution dedicated to telling Holland's fascinating horticultural story. Located in the Jordaan district, the museum offers a special reward for anyone interested in gardening, or simply sightseeing in Amsterdam. The exhibits include several interactive video displays tracing the tulip bulb from its ancient wild origins to modern 21st century cultivation.


After the tour your guide will walk you back to your hotel.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private full day sightseeing of Amsterdam incl. boat cruise (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart for an extensive drive through the centre and the modern suburbs and will give you a good idea of the most interesting sights and monuments Amsterdam has to offer. A visit will be made to the private Museum van Loon. This unique stylish building dates from 1671 and was designed by the famous architect Adriaen Dortsman. Nowadays the house has been turned into a private museum, which shows unique pieces of art, family portraits and furniture. Walk around the museum and private rooms on the first floor and see the beautiful French styled gardens


After the visit to the Museum van Loon we continue our discovery of Amsterdam from the waterside with a private and historic salon boat. Enjoy a 1 ½ hour private cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. Drinks are available on board and will be charged on the spot on consumption basis.


The cruise ends at the pier next to the floating flower market, a street full of barges with flower shops and great souvenirs from the Netherlands


Lunch at leisure.

After lunch visit the Hermitage Amsterdam, showcasing exhibitions from the vast collection of the Grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. There is no permanent collection at the Hermitage Amsterdam but exhibitions generally run about 6 months and are beautifully presented with information in Dutch and English.

The tour ends at your hotel.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Private daytour biking and Dutch culinary treats (8 hrs)

Meet your local guide in the lobby of your hotel. We ride to various markets, park our bikes, and the guide accompanies you through a maze of Amsterdam's many food stalls.

You will learn how local delicacies are made and your guide will advise on items that you might enjoy.  Continue to paddle on the bikes and visit some secret eateries that are off the map and experience the sounds and smell of Amsterdam's best dining experiences. Tip: Good food doesn't have to be expensive in Amsterdam!


Try the wonderful Dutch cheeses, traditional fish cakes, spicy Surinamese Roti and beef curry.  

An Indonesian lumpia or maybe a Moroccan lamb with couscous. Amsterdam is made up of 40% of people who are non-Dutch, so choices are elaborate!  Of course, no food tour of Amsterdam would be complete without the standard local favorites, raw herring or stroopwafels.


During 17th century there were over 50 sugar refineries in Amsterdam. To this day bakeries making sweets from multiple nations flourish in Amsterdam and we will stop at some of the best for those who have a sweet tooth. We also discuss (and try) traditional drinks like Jenever, Dutch beer, and exotic teas.  

We specifically cater this tour to your taste buds.  If there is something special you desire, please ask!

Food and drinks are not included in the price of the tour.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Private tour Flower auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hrs)

Meet your English speaking driver/guide in the lobby of your hotel. (local guide is optional) The first stop on this tour is Aalsmeer, the center of flower culture, for a visit the flower auction. Proceed  to The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and residence of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima. The Hague is approximately a 1 hour drive from Amsterdam. Start the tour at the North Sea beach and admire the view from the pier of Scheveningen. Visit is the Panorama Mesdag, with the world’s largest circular painting (360̕) featuring Scheveninge habrour in early 1900. Afterwards visit the Mauritshuis museum, home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. The compact, yet world-renowned collection is situated in the heart of The Hague.  

Proceed with a panoramic drive passing the Peace Palace, the Binnenhof including the Ridderzaal (Knight’s Hall) where our government is seated and residence of our King Willem Alexander’s Palace.

We will enjoy lunch under own arrangements in The Hague or in Delft.

After lunch we visit medieval Delft. This is the city where Vermeer lived and painted. Walk at leisure through the historic centre along the canals and many almshouses and visit The Royal Dutch Delftware Manufactory “De Porceleyne Fles”. The manufactory was established in 1653 and is the last remaining Delftware factory from the 17th century. The world famous Royal Delftware is still  hand-painted according to centuries old tradition. During the tour you will get an insight in the process of making Delftware by the old techniques and you will see the talented artists paint the Royal Delftware.

At the end of the day the tour end at your hotel.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations
Private tour Aalsmeer, Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Windmills (8 hrs)

Depart from the hotel by private car and your local guide and depart for a full day tour.

The first stop on this tour is at the town of Aalsmeer, the center of flower culture. Visit the flower auction (closed on Saturdays and Sundays) The most important flower auction in Holland and see how millions of flowers are auctioned daily and shipped to all corners of the world. Learn about the trade and process of buying and selling. Continue to Delft, a lovely medieval town, famous for its “Delft Blue” pottery (stop for a short visit). Afterwards proceed to Rotterdam, one of the world’s largest commercial transits harbours in Europe and famous for modern architecture and design.

The former headquarters of the Holland America Cruise line has been transformed in a hotel / restaurant and could be a nice place for lunch (not included). Enjoy the architecture of Rotterdam and visit one of the cubical houses, a unique experience! Proceed to the Kinderdijk windmill area. Nowhere in the world you will find as many windmills as neat as at Kinderdijk. Around 1740 no less than 19 sturdy mills were built here. They have been well preserved to the present day. The mills drain the excess of water from the polders (reclaimed-land below sea level). The Powerful mill wings  serve to transmit the windforce to large paddlewheels scooping up the water. Nowadays electric power driven pumping engines do the job. Visit the kinderdijk village, and the inside of a windmill.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Wildlife & Nature
Private Dutch countryside, windmill and fishermen villages tour (8 hrs)

On this day, you will discover the unique sights of Holland. First drive to the windmills area, the “Zaanse Schans”, a 40-house community on the banks of the river Zaan in the 18th century used to be more than 700 windmills. Nowadays, only 5 of them are left. Continue with a visit to Marken, a former Island, now connected to the mainland by a dike. A lovely place to visit with many special features like houses on pillars, the traditional green painted houses with steep roofs and white windows where people still wear their folkloristic customs. Your guide will explain, while exploring wooden bridges and narrow alleys about the history of this former Island.

Continue to Monnickendam. This town is a former fisherman’s village with a great history. During the city walk you will the historic City Hall and ‘De Waag’ a place where they used to weigh the ship loadings coming in from overseas. You may want to sample some Dutch delicacies like “smoked eel”  Lunch will be at leisure and there is a wide choice of restaurants in Monnickendam or  Volendam with its traditional fishermens’ harbour and many shops.

Todays’ tour will be concluded wiith a visit to Broek in Waterland with characteristic wooden houses this village proudly owns. Broek in Waterland is situated in the ‘Waterland’ region. During the 17th and 18th century this village was one of the most prosperous villages in this area. Many ship owners, captains and merchants settled here. Famous people like the French philosopher Victor Hugo, Emperor Alexander of Russia and Napoleon were here before you.

Offered by: ITB holland
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts
Private Battlefield tour (8 hrs)

The Battle of Arnhem, part of the Operation Market Garden, was the largest airborn operation up to that time. Many recall the 10.000 British and Polish paratroopers who went to war for a swift liberation of Western Europe. In and around Arnhem monuments and memorable buildings keep this memory alive.

During this Battlefield Tour you will visit the John Frost bridge, the former landing zones, the "Lonsdale" church, the Airborne cemetery at Oosterbeek and the Airborne museum where the course of events is explained in a film compiled with authentic material. The expert guide looks back with you to September 1944 and points out all the interesting places related to the Battle of Arnhem. At lunch time your guide can recommend you a nice restaurant.

Offered by: The Dutch Travel Advisor
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Kröller Müller Museum and the Airborne Museum

8.30am Meet and greet with your English-speaking guide / driver in the hotel lobby, from where you will be taken for a 75-minute drive by luxurious private car or minivan to Otterlo, where you will be taken to the Kröller-Müller Museum, one of the nicest museums in the Netherlands within a spectacular surrounding.

The Kröller Müller Museum and Sculpture Garden are located in the National Park Hoge Veluwe, which covers more than 13,500 acres. The museum houses a world famous collection of fine art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries like for example Monet, Picasso, Isaac Israel, Mondrian, Latour, Toorop and many others. The focal points are the extensive range of works by Vincent Van Gogh (92 paintings and the second largest collection in the world!) and the amazing sculpture garden that covers 50 acres and is one of the largest in the world. You will see works by Rodin, Moore, Jean Dubuffet, Hepworth, Serra, Pan and others.

The Kröller-Müller museum and the Hoge Veluwe national park, the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Kröller-Müller form a monumental ensemble of art, architecture and nature.

11.45am After this exciting visit there is time for lunch. In the picturesque village of Otterlo there are several local restaurants for a delicious Dutch lunch.

1pm Fully charged we continue with a 25-minute drive to Oosterbeek, for a tour through the Airborne Museum.

The Airborne museum, located in the original Villa Hartenstein reopened in September 2009 after a large renovation. It shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem, which took place in September 1944. The “Battle for the Rhine Bridge” was part of the operation “Market Garden”. British, American and Polish airborne forces were to capture the bridges over rivers and waterways from the Belgian border to Arnhem. There is an interesting video presentation where the course of the battle is set out. There are a large number of photographs, video with footage of the battle, authentic uniforms, equipment, weapons and other objects present a picture, both from the Allied and from the German point of view.

The awarded underground Airborne Experience showcases the war in all its intensity.

3.30pm From here, you will be taken back to your hotel in Amsterdam, where you have the remainder of the day for your own leisure. You will arrive back in Amsterdam around 5pm.

Offered by: The Dutch Travel Advisor
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 9 Hours 15 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Flowers and Cheese

7.45am Meet and greet with your English-speaking guide / driver in the hotel lobby, from where you will be taken for a 35-minute drive by luxurious private car or minivan to Aalsmeer, where you are going to visit the world’s largest flower auction Flora Holland. The size of Flora Holland can be compared to the size of Monaco. It is also the largest commercial complex in the world!

See how the auction process works and notice a variety of millions of flowers. This can all be observed from a walkway above the ground. Did you know that on an average auction day 35 million cut flowers are auctioned in more than 15,000 varieties? As everybody else, you will be very amazed.

9.45am After this exciting visit we continue with a short drive for an exclusive grower / nursery visit, all in the surrounding of Flora Holland. These visits are very special because, in addition to not finding them in any brochures, you normally can’t visit these sights. Most of these companies are family owned. This can be a Chrysanthemum, Rose, Gerbera, Hydrangea grower or any other with blooming flowers. The owner will be there to greet you and to guide you around the company. You will be very much impressed.

11.15am We continue with a scenic drive to Lisse, the heart of the bulb district where we are going to have lunch at a private family home. The home of a Dutch family is located steps away from the famous Keukenhof flower exhibit (open March – May). See how local people live and talk to the owners. This lunch location is exclusively open for The Dutch Travel advisor.

1.15pm Fully charged, we continue with a 45-minute drive to the village of Zuidschermer where you are going to have an exclusive workshop cheese making at cheese at a traditional and non-touristy Dutch Farm.

This workshop, where you will make your own cheese from scratch, will take about 2 hours.

Of course, you can take your cheese with you. You will also be taken for a tour through the farm including a visit to a very special milking robot. A surprising visit where you will meet again local people.

4.30pm From here you will be taken back to your hotel in Amsterdam, where you have the remainder of the day for your own leisure. You will arrive back in Amsterdam around 5pm.

Offered by: The Dutch Travel Advisor
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Length: 9 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
The Ultimate Amsterdam Experience

8.30am (depending on location) Meet and greet with your English-speaking art historian guide in the hotel lobby, from where you will be taken for a scenic walk to the famous Rijksmuseum.

The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of Dutch art and history and houses in a late 19th century building built on the edge of the famous Amsterdam Canal District. The Rijksmuseum is a masterpiece in itself, both inside and out. Over 800 years of Dutch art and history are on display in 80 recently renovated rooms.

11.15am We continue the tour with a 5-minute walk to the Van Gogh Museum where you will step into Van Gogh’s world. You enter the Van Gogh Museum through the newly created glass entrance building, located on Museum Square that beautifully complements the exhibition wing created in 1999 by Kisho Kurokawa Architect and Associates.

Discover what Vincent wanted to express in the redesigned exhibit of Van Gogh Museum’s collection.

In the new layout, you step directly into Van Gogh’s world. You obviously see his masterpieces like the Potato Eaters and the Bedroom, but also his drawings and letters. You discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art. Van Gogh experienced life and the world intensely and wanted his art to portray the great themes of life, such as anxiety, suffering, love and hope. You follow the on-going search of an artist who was constantly trying to improve himself. In this way, you get a new view of an artist you thought you knew.

12.45pm After this exciting visit you will be taken for a short walk to the historical canal belt area, where you will board a historic Saloon Boat for a private two-hours cruise through the Amsterdam canals. The most relaxed way to get to know Amsterdam with a VIP treatment!

During the cruise a fresh and tasty lunch will be served including coffee and tea.

From the beginning of the 20th Century until the early thirties salon boats were built in the west of the Netherlands and in the province Friesland. These boats shared a couple of features like a load water line; an elegant body and a beautiful build of teakwood and mahogany. The design of a salon boat was entirely made to measure and initiated by the constituent.

3pm Fully charged we continue with an interesting walking tour through the city center.You will see some sights most tourists and even local people have never seen!

Discover the hidden treasures behind the facades of Amsterdam’s most impressive mansions and gardens. See and learn more about 17th – 20th century gable architecture, interiors, garden history and how the merchant families lived. The huge gardens behind some of the (private) mansions are Amsterdam’s best-kept secret! We will make a guided visit to the 17th century Van Loon mansion, as well as an almshouse in the Golden Bend, the best area in Amsterdam. Also during this tour, you will visit the Beguines Court with the oldest wooden house in Amsterdam and on request the famous Red Light district.

In the heart of the Amsterdam canal district lays Museum Van Loon, a magnificent private residence built in 1672 by the architect Adriaen Dortsman. The first resident was painter Ferdinand Bol, a pupil of Rembrandt. The interior of the house has remained largely intact during the last centuries and still evokes the splendor of the Golden Age.

6pm The walking tour will end back at your hotel, where you have the remainder of the day for your own leisure.

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