Day Tour

The Ultimate Amsterdam Experience (9 Hours 30 Minutes)

The Dutch Travel Advisor

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Valid for Travel Now Through: 09 Oct 2018

The Ultimate Amsterdam Experience (9 Hours 30 Minutes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



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.

About Us

The Dutch Travel Advisor specializes in off the beaten path private tours through the Netherlands for individuals & groups. For years, we have given our clients the best and successful tours ever available. We can open doors that remain closed to others! When planning these tours, we listen closely to our clients to determine their interests, then customize a tour catered to their wishes. We say that 99% of all requests are possible, so don't hesitate to challenge us with your request. Whether you're visiting for just one day, a week, or even longer, we can always create a suitable itinerary that fits your clients' needs.

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Great tour

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2016

Guide was knowledgeable and affable. Made the day breeze by! Saw all I wanted
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

Awesome trip to Amsterdam

By: Amsterdam

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

We loved our time in Amsterdam from the hotel Turen with a great location and amenities; to a fabuluous program that incorporated all of our "must sees". Each morning we were met by a guide who was knowledgeable and fun. Each guide had made all of the necessary arrangements including tickets to the museums etc that were on the days agenda. I'd highly recommend them.


By: James

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

All of the guides provided a well informed educational experience. I highly recommend using the Dutch Travel Advisor. They provided some uniques experiences for us that most visitors or tourist ever get to see, Exactly what we wanted.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Mike & Sue E

By: Mike & Sue's Rhine River Cruise

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

The day-long flower could not have been better. Our Dutch guide, Ronald Huang, was terrific. He showed us everything we could have asked for. The orchid grower he took us to was interesting and very welcoming in her green houses. We enjoyed the whole day. Perhaps the best was lunch with Ronald and his wife in their home in Lisse, NL. They were both great hosts to us and served us a very nice lunch. This day could not have worked better for us.
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Reese

Review of Guide

By: Anita Cohen and Eric Fischer

Reviewed on: 17 May 2017

Ronald, of The Dutch Travel Advisor, was our private guide in the Netherlands for two days. He was extremely knowledgeable, well-organized and helpful in all respects. We also enjoyed his excellent sense of humor. It was like traveling with a family friend to the places and people that he loved best, in his homeland.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

A quick view of Amsterdam

By: Kennie

Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

We loved Amsterdam and the exclusive tour we had. A private boat and lunch through the canals as well as expedited entry to Anne Frank house. So much special help and information.
Travel Advisor:  Patsy Sowa

Amsterdam walking tour and blue line boat canal tour


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Mark Quint was our EXCELLENT! Amsterdam walking Tour guide. We had two families age 60ish through 21 and he was able to engage everyone. Extremely knowledgeable and articulate. Astute in reading his audience. The blue line tour is a generic tour which we knew but I might have hired a private boat and done early evening tour. No fault of boat line or my travel agent- it was exactly as described- but can feel like you are in a terrarium on hot afternoons- and we were lucky to have such wonderful warm weather.
Travel Advisor:  Marion Harbison

Well worth it


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

We did two tours w them. Amazing walking tour all day around Amsterdam, included some spots we wouldnt have thought of-VanLoon house/museum, archives-super nice informative guide, took us thru VanGogh museum; amazing boat ride w lunch on antique boat, ended w fun experience at microbrewery w tasting. Also wonderful guide to go out to see the windmills, walk around town of Edam, nice outdoor lunch then trip to farm to do cheesemaking and tour. Both guides nice and excellent. Highly recommend both
Travel Advisor:  Lou deLisser

Dutch Travel

By: Goodwitch

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Great driver and guides. We felt like they were friends not guides. Lots of local off beaten path info.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

Beautiful City

By: Andy&Margaret

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

We enjoyed the entire experience of visiting Amsterdam. We had a great guide who offered an unforgettable tour of everything to do and see in Amsterdam. We had a blast on the boat tour through the canals and will never forget his attention to detail and altering each day to incorporate other sites he knew that we would enjoy. There was no better way to see this city!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark