This would have been a great tour but our guide rushed us too much to make up time - did not get enough time to see the sights properly or to buy souvenirs - maybe would have been better if not so rushed
Tour was nice but felt rushed. Not enough time were given to really enjoy each location.
We booked a combined bus/canal tour for which we arrived on time. Unfortunately after we'd walked to the bus we continued to sit and wait and wait until we eventually left about a quarter of an hour late with no explanation as to why. The first part of the city tour was interesting but then we were dumped at the diamond factory for over an hour. I know the itinerary mentions a visit but if the whole tour is meant to take two and a half hours we certainly didn't expect to spend so much on just one area. Of the rest we spent about half an hour stuck in traffic. The tour operated in four different languages so by the time the guide said everything four times we'd missed heaps along the way. When we presented our voucher at the office to board the bus tour we were given tickets for the canal tour and told where to find the boat but when we arrived we found it was the wrong place and we had to queue for another ticket. After we had the new ticket we had to walk across the bridge to a different pier where we again had to wait and queue. The day was cold and wet and there was no cover for either the queue for the tickets or the boat. When we boarded the boat many of the seats and tables were littered with rubbish left behind by previous passengers.
Doing what: Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour
This was a really nice day.
This was a great experience and within a limited period you can cover the most important and famous land marks and places in Netherlands.
Even though it rained a lot of the day, we enjoyed both the morning city tour and especially the afternoon tour of the Windmills, Marken and the picturesque village of Volendam.
Was disappointed that this was a duplication of our Sept 5 tour
More time was needed iat the windmills and Volendam
Very big group, the bus was full. Not well managed, first we went to a wrong tour due to wrong information from the counter girl. Very limited information on tourist attraction given during tour as it was done in 3 languages. The city tour really noting much, they just take you around on bus and spend most of the time going to the diamond centre. The Volendam and Marken tour in the afternoon was good.
My biggest concern was that the trip to Zaanse Schans was rushed and not enough time was allotted for it.
On the other hand Volendam, the cruise out to Marken and the village of Marken itself were unique and well enjoyed. Picture postcard scenery.
The bus was comfortable, the tour guide informative. The only reason I give this tour a mere 3 is that not enough time was devoted to the actual stops. To devote only six hours, including travel time, to four stops (after the Amsterdam city tour) is really cramming way too much stuff into that much time. We had to cut our visit to Madurodam short due to time constraints. I would not do this tour again.
everything was in a rush, didn't have enough time to enjoy each places, or enough time to buy gifts.
Too much selling and not enough info
Fantastic way to see the sights in one day. Enjoyed it immensely!
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