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Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

1. Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam 2ith an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam Airport Express: Return Trip to the City Center

2. Amsterdam Airport Express: Return Trip to the City Center

The Amsterdam Airport Express provides a quick and easy transfer from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the city center of Amsterdam. Departing every 8 minutes from bus platform B17. This bus takes you directly to Stadionplein, Emmastraat, Museumplein, Rijksmuseum or Leidseplein. From there, you can get to many hotels in Amsterdam very easily. If you travel at night the same bus N97 goes twice per hour between 1 AM and 5 AM in both directions. Sit back and relax during the 25 minutes trip while you charge your smartphone, use the free WiFi and check your bus stop on one of the screens. The bus has a low entry so you can bring your luggage inside the bus and keep it with you. Full list of stops in both directions: Amsterdam Airport Knooppunt Schiphol Noord Anderlechtlaan Amstelveenseweg Olympisch Stadion Haarlemmermeerstation Emmastraat Museumplein Rijksmuseum Leidseplein Busstation Elandsgracht

Ultimate Leidseplein Party Pub Crawl

3. Ultimate Leidseplein Party Pub Crawl

Meet people from around the world at the clubs and bars in the Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein area, Amsterdam’s busiest nightlife destination. Join this Ultimate Leidselein Party and check out 5 of the coolest bars and hottest clubs in the city. Included in your 5-hour pub crawl package are visits to 6 bars and clubs, with free admission to each venue, and 1 free beer, wine, or soda at every location. From 20:30-21:00 enjoy an unlimited supply of vodka shots and complimentary shots during the evening at various stops on the tour.

Amsterdam Nightlife Scene 2 or 7-Day Ticket

4. Amsterdam Nightlife Scene 2 or 7-Day Ticket

Enjoy complimentary entrance to more than 20 clubs in Amsterdam for 2 or 7 days, and experience the city’s nightlife scene on Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein, and near Central Station. Choose events from a list of clubs popular with the locals, including the exotic Club Prime, the techno club John Doe, Latin club El Punto Latino, spicey welcome shots at Hotshots, or go to the Hush the Silent Disco Club. Dance the night away at Club Club Rare or see some live performances at Waterhole. Visit one of the biggest clubs in the center of Amsterdam, Melkweg on Cheeky Mondays. Hear crazy music at Club Smokey and join boisterous karaoke singers at Candela or The Palace. Get free entrance to Holland Casino Amsterdam. Meet the locals and mix with people from around the world. Discover which clubs in Amsterdam best suit your mood. Party all week long, and spend your nights out when and where you want to go. You will never be bored with this ticket! Ladies even get a free make-up touch-up at Douglas, with an Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket. Before your big night out, visit King Cross or Suzy Wong and benefit from 2 for 1 on all cocktails, unlimited for 2 or 7 days with this ticket. You can also go to the biggest casino-entertainment venue in Amsterdam, Holland Casino, where you get free entrance and a welcome drink, also. Some relevant extras: • The first ride free up to €10 • Get a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app. Sign up in the UBER app with the code on your Nightlife Ticket to get back after your night out. Only valid for new users. • Double up your beer • Buy any beer, and get Amsterdam’s finest house-brewed beer from Delirium. • Relax Lounge. The day after you go out you can even enjoy a massage at the Relax Lounge studio with a 2 for 1 offer on your Nightlife Ticket to recharge yourselves.

Amsterdam: Historic Tram Ride

5. Amsterdam: Historic Tram Ride

Join this tour aboard an authentic 100-year-old tram to discover the sights, smells, and sounds of historic Amsterdam. Start your experience from Concertgebouw/Museumplein. The conductor will welcome you aboard the tram and invite you to take a seat while the smells of the tram’s varnished teakwood transport you to another time. Then the bell rings and the adventure back in time begins. As the driver takes you around the city, the conductor will tell you all you want to know about the historical trams and about the history of Amsterdam. Starting from Concertgebouw/Museumplein, you’ll pass Albert Cuyp Market, Heineken Brewery, Amstel River, Artis Zoo, Resistance Museum, Waterloo Square, Rembrandt Square, Leidseplein, Rijksmuseum, before arriving back to Concertgebouw.

Amsterdam: Museum District Walking Tour & In-App City Guides

6. Amsterdam: Museum District Walking Tour & In-App City Guides

Gain unparalleled insight into the modern and historic aspects of Amsterdam with this incredible combo experience. Tour the iconic Museum District with the assistance of a local guide. Then, enjoy 3 days of access to a resourceful smartphone app full of resources to explore the city. Become immersed in the city's creative, youthful, and liberal culture as you join your guide on a walk around the Museum District. Come across the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Moco Museum, Stedelijk Museum, the Museumplein, and many more iconic sites. Discover the trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots along the way. After your guided tour, download the included app on your smartphone to discover even more of the city. Access a variety of interactive routes that will bring you to different areas and provide important facts.

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour private or public walking tour of Amsterdam with a small (private) group of maximum four travelers and a guide. The small group size makes it easy to explore this gorgeous but busy city and enhances the feeling of escaping mass tourism. Learn about the city's interesting history and cultural life. You will certainly be impressed by the city's architectural beauty with static and imposing canal houses, its people and its relaxed, open-minded atmosphere. The easiest way and place to meet your guide is at the National Monument on Dam (Dam Square) since you truly cannot overlook the giant white pillar. Dam is the heart of the city and the place where the Amsterdammers built a dam over the river. Because this is where the city originated one could say that this is where all the magic happened. Nowadays the beautiful square is a symbolic location because it houses important national symbols such as the National Monument, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the Royal Palace. Follow your guide who leads the way through quaint alleyways with cobble-stoned streets where no other tourists are to be found. In the Dutch 17th century Holland was incredibly wealthy and powerful. The architectural heritage from those colonial dark days is seen all over this compact city, just like its classical character with gorgeous canal houses and historical houseboats. Admire the Waag, a medieval, fairytale-like building that once served as the gate to Amsterdam and other important sights such as Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk (Wester Church). Make sure to have enough space on your phone to take hundreds of photos because no matter where you look there will be something picturesque to see. Wander a bit off to take that perfect shot, because with the headsets that are used during the tour you can hear your guide even from a distance. Be surprised about Dutch culture and enjoy the entertaining stories your spontaneous and enthusiastic guide shares with you and learn about the city’s vibrant history and the dynamic between history, tolerance, religion, and pragmatism. Curious? Book below and be sure to enjoy a high-quality, off-the-beaten-path walking tour full countless of marvelous views.

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What people are saying about Leidse Square

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4.3 / 5

based on 3,408 reviews

We had a lovely time bicycling around Amsterdam. Even though we were here a few days prior to this tour we learned a lot and got a chance to experience what it is like to bicycle in a city filled with tons of bikes which is truly interesting and challenging to say the least. The tour guide was very nice and provided many a chance to stop and hear much about the different areas of the city and we had plenty of time to take pictures as well. We would definitely recommend this tour.

I don’t remember our English speaking guide, but he was super nice , explained very well at every stop we did and he was always looking and waiting for the whole group. You wouldn’t be able to ride a bike in the city unless you have an experience guide.

What a great activity. The guide was awesome and explained everything very well. I took this tour with my daughter and It was a great experience. I strongly recommend to do this bike tour!! Thank you

Excellent way to start learning about Amsterdam sights / history etc. Guide was also quite good and caring. (Bring a rain jacket to enjoy this Dutch experience)

Mariel has guided us very well. She knew fantastical places with interesting stories. Tank you Mariel.The bikes were fantastic.