In the capital of the Netherlands there is much to see and do. From the ‘Van Gogh Museum’ till the Red Light District. And why not rent a houseboat in Amsterdam? The possibilities to enjoy this city are infinite! Amsterdam is a versatile and popular city. Also Dutch people will not get bored in Amsterdam. Below you can find a selection of what Amsterdam can offer. According to your wishes we can customise a program.
- The Red Light District
- Gassan Diamonds
- Canal Cruise
- A walk through the cosy district ‘The Jordaan’
- A walk through the courtyards
- Madam Tussaud
- Van Gogh Museum
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Experience vibrant Amsterdam Tours
Amsterdam is one of those cities that you need to have visited at least once in your life! When thinking of Amsterdam you will most likely have some images come to mind immediately, ranging from the UNESCO-listed canals to the infamous Red Light District and from having a beer in a traditional brown café to taking a selfie at the IAMSTERDAM sign. The best way to discover it all? Taking (customized) tours in Amsterdam!
What to do in Amsterdam?
The list of things to do in Amsterdam is endless and could range from visiting the iconic Rijksmuseum to a canal tour and from luxury shopping at the P.C. Hooftstraat to enjoying the lush Vondelpark around the corner. The PR Guided Tours in Amsterdam can be fully customized to your wishes. Here are some ideas for you, handpicked by the experts.
A World of Art
The Amsterdam art-scene is very diverse. The grand masters of the Golden Century like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals are world-renowned and their works can be found in the Rijksmuseum. Just across the Museumplein you can immerse yourself in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum. If you are more into contemporary art, than the Stedelijk Museum is a definite must-visit. A completely different type art can be seen at the Street Art Museum where murals and graffiti works are heroed.
The canals of Amsterdam, known as the ‘grachtengordel’, are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and dominate the city center. The Herengracht, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht and other canals can be discovered by foot or bike, but the best way to experience is by taking a canal tour and treating yourself to an on-the-water-view. During the day you can watch everyday life in Amsterdam pass by with market traders, mothers with kids on their bikes and locals having a drink on the stairs outside of their houses. At nighttime the city transforms and the lit bridges and buzz and fuss of people going out will mesmerize you. If this is your first time to Amsterdam, a canal tour is a definite must-do!
Sightseeing in Amsterdam
Unlike cities such as Paris, London or New York, Amsterdam is not known for individual landmarks. No Amsterdam as whole is one big sightseeing experience. Visit the Royal Palace at the Dam, the former cheese scale at the Waag and the stunning Rijksmuseum building. Immerse yourself in life of the locals and go to the Jordaan quarter, have a beer at a traditional brown café, shop at small boutiques at the Negen Straatjes and of course stroll through the streets of the Red Light District, an experience you will never forget. When you walk the narrow streets along the canals you will enjoy the crooked statuesque houses, the flower market, street performers and notice that no view is the same.
Day trips from Amsterdam
If you have some extra time on your hands there are several day trips from Amsterdam that are worth taking and allow you to get a taste of life in The Netherlands.
One of the top places to visit outside of Amsterdam is the Zaanse Schans. This may seem like an open air museum but in fact is a real 18th and 19th century village where you can enjoy the typical green wooden houses, traditional craftsmanship, historic shops and of course a skyline of windmills. The Zaanse Schans is only a short drive from Amsterdam and allows you to go back in time, try on a pair of wooden shoes, taste fine Dutch cheese and take a boat trip on the river Zaan.
And why not combine a city trip to Amsterdam with a day at the beach? The beach of Zandvoort – also known as Amsterdam Beach – lies but a short drive from the city and provides a great escape. This sandy beach is very popular in the summer – you can even go for a swim – and wintertime.
Alkmaar Cheese Market
The city of Alkmaar lies north of Amsterdam and is one of the well-known ‘cheese cities’ of the Netherlands. Much smaller and more intimate than Amsterdam, this historic city takes you back to the times when the cheeses were publicly weighted at the Waag. You can visit the Cheese Market on every Friday morning from 10.00-13.00 and most likely every Tuesday evening in 2018.
City trips to The Hague and Rotterdam
Not only Amsterdam is worth taking a city trip to. If you have a couple of days in The Netherlands why not take a tour to the nearby cities of The Hague and Rotterdam as well? The Hague is the governmental capital of The Netherlands and home of the stunning Peace Palace while Rotterdam is a modern harbor city with the only skyline of The Netherlands. PRGTE can help you with a (customized) tour to these cities as well.