Tours and Excursions

If you are spending time in a new city, guided tours and excursions are a great way familiarize yourself with the area, as well as see some of the great sights. Tours can vary from regular walking tours to helicopter or boat tours, depending on the location. If Amsterdam is where you will be heading, Canal Boat Tours is among our top picks.


If you are looking for a cost effective (aka free) canal cruise alternative, take the public ferry across the IJ River. The public ferry service, which is part of the public transportation company GVB, is completely free. You can go by foot or...  Read More

Artis Zoo

A regal entrance detailed with gilded eagles and ornate gates welcomes visitors to this intriguing zoo, which was instituted in 1838 and still boasts a 19th century ambience. With more than 6000 animals representing 700-some species, the zoo...  Read More

Eastern Canal Ring
Museum van Loon

This gracious, beautifully ornamented canal house dates from the late 17th century and is a virtual time capsule of decorative arts, family treasures and city history. Purchased by the Van Loon family (one of Amsterdam's foremost dynasties) in...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District
Touristbus Amsterdam

These sightseeing tours are onboard converted American school buses which have a transparent roof and are deemed eco-friendly. They're ideal if you don't have much time and want a two-hour fix of the major highlights, such as the Anne Frank...  Read More

Old City Centre/Old Side

In the Golden Age food was at the heart of social, economic and political life in Amsterdam. Food was everywhere. Imagine Oxen walking the streets on their way to the cattle market on Spui. Or on Dam square, a large fish market took place daily...  Read More

Heineken Experience

This interactive attraction is housed in the 19th-century brewery that Heineken built and occupied until 1988. Visitors are educated about the brewery's history, taken on a tour of the bottling process, and provided details about how beer is...  Read More

MacBike Tours

If you want to go Dutch and prefer DIY tours at your own pace, rent a bicycle from one of MacBike's outlets and pick up one of their English-language bike tour leaflets with various themed suggestions for trips in and around the city. You can...  Read More

Central Canal Ring
Canal Boat Tours

Experience picturesque Amsterdam from the waterways. Especially when the sun is shining, there is no better way to see the sights than by boat. Wind your way through Amsterdam's canals and appreciate the attractions from the water. With a...  Read More

Old City Centre/New Side

Tour the town in style. Regardless whether you need a break from walking or just want to relax and see the sights, Karos Horse and Carriage Tours is the perfect way to admire Amsterdam's beauty, as well as learn about the city and its history....  Read More

Outside Amsterdam
Photo courtesy of Lipowski

The Keukenhof is home to more than seven million flowers in bloom all at once. Wander through a maze of reds, yellows, purples, pinks and the entire spectrum in between; the colors will absolutely astound you. With both indoor and outdoor...  Read More