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Best of Amsterdam Shore Excursion

ID 1573, Private tour

From $23.15 ($23.15 per person)

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Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Private/Custom Tours
  • Walking tours

Excursion options:

  • Admission included
1 — 3 hours
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Stop at the Weighing House to hear about the Rembrant’s first masterpiece
Walk along Amsterdam canals and see the finest canal houses
Learn about the tallest nation in the world and their «addictions»
Find out why Amsterdammers don’t use curtains

Itinerary

9:00 am - 12.30 pm
Meeting by the ship. The exact meeting time will be specified on your confirmation letter
Please note: the timing of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time

9:00 – 9:45 am
Red-light district
Stop in front of Old Church, and hear the story of the Miracle of Amsterdam

9:45 – 10:00 am
Stop in front of De Waag (Weighing House) and learn about Rembrandt's first masterpiece
10:00 – 10:15 am
Stroll through picturesque Kloveniersburgwal (canal and street) - learn about tilting houses.
10:15 – 10:30 am
Walk through Groenburgwal and Staalstraat
10:30 – 10:50 am
Option to stop at Droog - contemporary Dutch design store, with lovely cafe. Optional coffee break
10:50 – 11:10 am
Stop at Amsterdam Museum and learn about how Napoleon changed peoples' names
11:10 – 11:30 am
Visit the fabled Spui - site of the 1960's counter-cultural revolution.
11:30 am – 11:50 am
Enter the Canal Belt - the three large canals that semi-circle and feature its finest canal houses.
11:50 am - 12:00 pm
Stroll through the Nine Streets - Amsterdam's chic area of boutique stores and cafes.
12:00 pm
End tour.
You can stay in the city or walk back to the cruise terminal
Please, note that the tour order and the time spent at each venue may vary.


The tour begins at the edge of Amsterdam's most historic area, De Wallen. Dating to the 1200s, you'll explore little lane and cobble-stone alleys and stop at the fabled Old Church where the events behind the miracle of Amsterdam will be explained. As you walk, you might also notice that your are in the Red Light District - and you're guide will tastefully explain the District is casually incorporated into a regular part of Amsterdam city centre.
After that you'll pass by the old Weighing House, where Rembrandt painted his first masterpiece, and move into the Waterloolpein area. Along the way, Amsterdam's famous slanting houses will be explained as well as some stories about notable past citizens.

Next up, you'll visit the outside of the Amsterdam Museum and be able to admire the many old gable stones displayed on its exterior wall. Then onto the fabled Canal Belt where your guide will explain all about Amsterdam's canals - big and small, and your tour will end up in the trendy Nine Streets area which is known for its chic cafes and fashion stores.

You also have the option to stop off for beer or coffee (not included) at a classic Amsterdam establishment.

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Inclusions
-Professional Tour Guide
-Top Attractions: De Wallen (Red-light district), Weighing House, Kloveniersburgwal, Amsterdam Museum, Spui, Canal Belt, etc.



Price includes:
-English speaking guide for 3 hours; other languages are available upon request
-Pick up at the cruise terminal with the sign EXCOOR 

Price doesn’t include:
-Lunch and refreshments
-Drop off in the port
-Tips (recommended tips for guide: 10% of the tour cost)
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