Brilliant day. Try not to do this on a weekend if possible and the Heineken Experience was bursting and the seems. A definite trip if your in Amsterdam.
The Heineken Experience is exactly what you probably expect -- a classic tourist trap with some included beers -- but hey, why not venture to the origins of this awesome beer?! The pizza on the cruise was awesome and the cruise itself took an interesting route - no narration, purely taking in the sites. However, be warned, each table seats four -- so if you're a couple (like us), you may end up sitting with another couple. Perhaps arrive early and hope to get lucky? Or, maybe buy three tickets to get the romantic experience?
The heineken factory is a must !! To see...very interactive......very informative.
The pizza canal cruise..was also definately worth every cent. Great hosts.. great food and drink...amazing sights on this night viewing of amsterdam
Had a great time learning about the history of this great brand. Very friendly and welcoming staff and souvenirs were practical and affordable. Totally interactive tour that allows you to get involved. Enjoyed the time we spent at Heineken and got to sample some product too!!
waste of money; you are better of by using the trams around the city and buying the the Heineken tour on your own.. we spent almost an hour waiting for any of the boats to stop at one of the designated location, and when it did, the route taken was way different from what it was published so we had to change plans.
highly recommended.. we are group of 6 so it was really more savings for us.. we used our gold ticket for maddam trussaud(20euro).. house of bols(14,5euro), heineken experience(16euro-the best), city hop in hop off(18euro-includes gassaan factory tour).. one ticket we haven't been able to use because of short stay..
Doing what: Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
We really enjoyed both the experiences but would have liked more commentary on the Canal cruise. Heineken Experience really value for money.
We loved the Heineken experience! It was a lot of fun. The boat channel ride was great also! The staff was exceptional and the captain took time to talk to us! We truly loved Amsterdam and can't wait to go back! Thank you from New York City! Ivy
Amazing at heineken. Amazing canal bus too ,like it
Skipping the line for Heineken Experience well worth it. Pizza was okay. Canal cruise was
The directions on the ticket are unclear as to where you check in. We walked from our hotel near Centaal Station to the Brewery only to find out that we needed to check in with the boats elsewhere. We were directed to a canal cruises location across from Rijksmuseum. The young woman behind the counter checked us in, but said that the boat was leaving from Centraal Station, although she was not entirely sure. Logistically speaking the Heineken Experience would have needed to be completed before the boat tour, and there were several boats leaving from directly across the street. We were under the impression that we would complete the brewery tour and then walk across the street to the boats for dinner. Then be let off either at the same location that we started, or at Centraal Station. Not to complete the brewery tour, walk 2.5km to the boat, and then depending on where it dropped us off, walk back to our hotel.
We did end up being able to access the Brewery on another day with the passes, but it was only because the receptionist at the Heineken Experience was supremely confused, and probably felt a little sorry for us.
I was disappointed that we did not get to see the city by boat and couldn't find anyone either at our hotel or at the canal tours location that could provide us direction or clarity on the tour. It was certainly a waste of money.
I would recommend waiting until you are in Amsterdam to purchase any of these tour packages. While you may save money by buying online with the best exchange rate available. The tickets include no information to let you know where to go, or when to be there, and you may end up like me. Spending $135 for 2 tickets to the Heineken Experience and a whole lot of confusion.
This was a great way to see Amsterdam by Canal and by Road.
The Heineken experience was a great insight to the brewing of the beer and the history of the company.
This tour had amazing value for money.
Me and my partner chose to do the Heineken Experience during the day and the pizza cruise at night. The pizza cruise was fantastic, super friendly staff and UNLIMTED alcohol, came off feeling very merry ;) would recommend to anyone that's a fan of pizza and beer
Fantastic well worth the price, great tour you learn some interesting facts about Heineken and then you get pizza and can drink as much as you want. #livingthedream
The Heineken brewery tour was interesting and fun and included two free beers or soda and a souvenir glass. The canal cruise offered a view of the city at night along with enough pizza, all the beer, wine or soda you could drink and ice cream. Well worth the price. Tour guide only pointed out a few landmarks or interesting buildings. Two fun things to do in Amsterdam.
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