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Amsterdam: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

Go on a 1-hour evening cruise through Amsterdam. Take in canal-side views of the city from an open boat. Don't miss out on a quintessential Amsterdam experience and the opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture. Let your skipper and hostess regale you with tales of old Amsterdam as well as stories about modern life in the Dutch capital. Get yourself a drink at the bar and enjoy it as you drift along, passing famous landmarks and quaint canal houses. Drift under brightly lit low-arching bridges and feel like you're sailing through a fairytale. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small group of people. Ask questions and get recommendations for what to do during the rest of your stay in Amsterdam.

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The I Amsterdam City Card

2. The I Amsterdam City Card

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I Amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Van Gogh Museum (time slot ticket required, book via iamsterdam.com/timeslot), the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, and Rembrandt House Museum. The card also comes with discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. You can also enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam. Complete listing offers I amsterdam City Card Enjoy free entrance* with the I amsterdam City Card to the following museums and attractions Free admission to the following museums/attractions: Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum Amsterdam Museum Amsterdam Pipe Museum ARTIS Royal Zoo Cromhouthuis Biblical Museum Cobra Museum Amstelveen EYE Filmmuseum Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Geelvinck Piano[la] Museum  Hermitage Amsterdam Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age – Hermitage Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage  National Holocaust Memorial - Jewish Cultural Quarter National Holocaust Museum Jewish Cutural Quarter Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography Jewish Historical Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter Klederdracht Museum – Dutch Costume Museum  ARTIS –Micropia  De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam Oude Kerk Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic Multatuli Huis - Multatuli Museum Portuguese Synagogue - Jewish Cultural Quarter  Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime MuseumMoco Museum Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture Rijksmuseum  Science Center NEMO Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Tassenmuseum Hendrikje - Museum of Bags and Purses Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum Tropenmuseum Van Gogh Museum Museum Van Loon Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum Museum Willet-Holthuysen Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tours Amsterdam Tulip Museum Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum A'DAM Lookout (entrance with I Amsterdam City Card until 6:00 PM) Amsterdam Metropolitan Area In Haarlem: Frans Hals Museum Teylers Museum Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House Tsar Peter House, Zaandam Mill Museum Zaan Time Museum Sawmill Dyestuff Mill De Zoeker Oliemolen (Oil Mill) De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill)  In Muiden: Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot  In Naarden: Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting  In Laren: Singer Laren  In Lelystad: In Zaanse Schans: Free Ferry from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Free giveaway In Amsterdam: De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) Eetsalon Van Dobben - Free croquette roll Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) Free canal cruise in Amsterdam Blue Boat Company Canal Company Canal Cruise Gray Line The #1 Canal Cruise Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. 25% discount – Music & Stage Bimhuis – Jazz Boom Chicago - English improv comedy theatre Het Concertgebouw - The Concertgebouw Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% discount - Attractions The Amsterdam Dungeon Amsterdam Icebar XtraCold (18+) Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise  Heineken Experience (18+) De Hollandsche Manege - Dutch Equestrian School Museum House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets  Museumphoto THIS IS HOLLAND Body Worlds Hop on Hop off Holland: Cheese, Windmills & Villages 25% discount - Transport & Rentals Pedal boat Bicycle rental & Bike Tours  Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself  25% discount - Food & Drink Blue AmsterdamDe Koffieschenkerij – Coffee bar at the back of the Oude Kerk  The Pancake Bakery Pancakes Amsterdam Restaurant-Café In de Waag Restaurant Pasta e Basta Restaurant Wagamama - Noodle restaurant Bourgondisch Lifestyle Amsterdam  Reypenaer Proeflokaal - Cheese tasting

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Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

3. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Tour

Paddle through the heart of Amsterdam and discover the city on a fun and active tour. Pass bridges, beautiful town houses, and famous museums. Experience the city from the water on a 2-hour paddle boarding tour along its canals and the river Amstel. Your tour begins in a quiet section of canal so you can get used to the paddle board. Once you feel safe, you'll cross the Amstel and hit the city. Admire stunning houses along the river and paddle through the network of canals and bridges. Depending on the group's skill level, paddle level head back via the Red Light District or de Oude Waal. Both locations have plenty of highlights to check out. The last part of the tour takes you past the Nautical Museum and a replica 18th-century ship, before finishing up back at the original meeting point.

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Amsterdam: Private Half-Day Tour with a Local

4. Amsterdam: Private Half-Day Tour with a Local

Explore Amsterdam’s main historical sites and landmarks on a private 4-hour tour. Choose which landmarks and points of interest you want to visit, and receive personalized recommendations from your personal driver.  Begin with an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Amsterdam by your English-speaking driver. Throughout the day, they will share their local knowledge and recommendations in each area you wish to visit. Walk through Dam Square, the Albert Cuyup Market, and the Red Light District. Admire the architecture of the Royal Palace and the Rijksmuseum. Take a photo of the famous Windmill of Amstel and the Amsterdam Canals. The tour is fully customizable and your driver will take you to the sights you want to see, and suggest other activities based on your interests. After 4 hours of exploration, be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about NEMO Science Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,937 reviews

It is the perfect tool for having no head aches during the trip. We had 2 cards of 72h each and we visited only 3 museums, Rijkmuseum, Van Gogh and Amsterdam Museum, because it takes time to visit properly and these are the most important to learn also about Nederlands and Amsterdam history, i wanted to visit Rembrand but didn’t. No time. Anna Frank’ s house museum is not included, it should be…The card is very useful for the transport, we traveled a lot from a point to another. The city public transport infrastructure is the best i’ve seen. We use it for a canal cruise with Stromma. And also at parking at P&R Arena to prove we let the car 3 days for visiting the city. Otherwise, 90 euro instead of 3 So, useful, the time slot for museums was easy to reserve. Very good tool

Excellent card for the many functions it offers. You can access many points of interest, and all means of public transport (no trains) to visit and get to know the city thoroughly

Our tour guide Gabriella was amazing! We’ve been we'll looked after, she made sure we had enough cheese and wine, whilst we found out everything about the canals.

The card was very worthwhile for us - but good organization is necessary for this, as a timeslot booked in advance is necessary for many activities.

Enjoyed Gijs and Morgane very friendly with knowledge