Lovely visit, actually reading the book first, made me feel like I was already there. The whole tour was well presented. Celia very good guide, knowledgeable and pleasant.
A good way to see the city.
The tour went exceptionally well from the check in and the boats and drivers.Having the prepaid Van Gogh museum voucher/ticket was most helpful. I went on both the green and orange lines and enjoyed every minute.
This was a terrific thing to do. We had access to four of the most important things on our trip itinerary directly through this pass, I will definitely use this again.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
We were brand new to the city. There were a LOT of extra folks in town. We were unsure of how to get the lay of the land. This is the way. Very good experience!
It was a good tour, I mean I do give it 5 stars but I guess it got kind of boring towards the end its more about the jews than the holocaust like i thought it would be. Again interesting but is longer than it has to be. Also the anne frank museum was crazy packed.
It was great! We loved the Canal Bus Tour. It was so easy to stay at each stop and find a Canal Bus soon to go to the next stop. The Boat Guides were nice and very informative
I'm sure VIATOR needed to pay out heavily to get immediate access for participants entering the Anne Frank House. This assured the pricing for this tour would be overpriced relative to other Amsterdam tours. The Diamond Factory wasn't much more than a glorified sales pitch. The Jewish Historical Museum and Portuguese Synagogue were fine as fill-ins, but the strength of my rating is most all due to the emotional trip to the Anne Frank House. Amazing that all visitors walked slowly thru this unchanged interior in total silence, most assuredly out of respect to what took place back in the 40's.
Excellent tour. Compact and great overview. uide was amazing and very knowledgable. Would highly recommend it.
Wonderful helpful staff and such a good arrangement :as they say 'Hop on and off , bus stops easy to find. You really discover Amsterdam. It's a joy to explore the different districts, visit the Museums etc. Congratulations, it's a pleasure for tourists!
The guide was superb. I thought the diamond shop was interesting though I did not really need the sales pitch.
Canal bus probably the best way to see everything you need to in Amsterdam. There are 3 lines - red, green and orange. There is plenty of time in a day to use all of them which will get you around most areas of the city. Excellent value.
Skip the Line : Van Gogh Museum isn't really skip the line. You will still have to queue, although you will join the shorter yellow queue rather than the longer green one. We had to wait about 35 minutes but, despite that, it was well worth the wait. Not to be missed!
We purchased these tickets to get an idea of the city and landmarks. This proved a good choice, as we rode the entire loop and gained the knowledge of the entire city. It would also be good to use as transportation around the city if you plan the sites and times. The major sites are serviced from the On and off bus. However, the stop by the Marriot is a little tricky to understand at first.
This was a fabulous way to see the city, 75 minutes round trip on the bus on a GOOD traffic day and I would an hour on the canals. I would definitely recommend the canal trip - its faster, more scenic and accesses the same city areas. Oh - and no need to check for pushbikes on the canals :
It was nice to ride the bus and have the audio guide. We had little time so this was a great way to see a lot in a short period.
Very informative tour, we have deep dived into the Jewish history in Amsterdam. Wonderful tour guide who explained very well.
Everything worked OK, EXCEPT.....
We were not allowed to skip the line at either the Reichs Museum or the Van Goh Museum. After showing our Holland Pass, we were directed to the back of the line in both places. Also, in the Reichs Museum, they just scanned our Holland Pass tickets and let us in. Later we had to exit to use the bathrooms, and when we tried to return, we were told we did not have tickets and that the Holland passes would not work. That started a hassle to get back in.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
A good idea if you don't have much time!
We enjoyed the Anne Frank house. Plan to spend a bit of time here. Make sure to either book a tour or purchase tickets online early as lines can be long.
It was nice and we enjoyed the trip, we got down at wind mill and 9 and came back in time to catch the 4.17pm train to Paris.
It was good tour except I didn't like the bus tour. It was going too fast and because yellow barrier around the window obstructed my view and the pictues came out bad.
Loved it- the tour was wonderful
Heineken excellent an enjoyable well organised system. We arrived before lunch and so missed queues which as we left at 1:00 pm were stretching along way back. Could be useful advice for prospective visitors. The hop on hop off worked well, but according to the info we received there were 4 possible routes, there are only 2 and we did not find the company who were headed up as the canal boats we were supposed to use another firm sorted our tickets.It wasn't a problem but could have bee frustrating had not the Dutch been so helpful
We were alittle confused with this tour because we thought it was a hop on/off bus but it's actually a boat....aka canal bus. It was a nice way to get from one place to the next though and gave some nice history along the way. Heineken experience was great an worth a trip. Could take up to three hours if you are really interested in it!! They also provide a free shuttle boat back to the city center and to their store which gets you a free gift!
The Jewish history of Amsterdam is an integral part of any 1st time visit to the city, and this tour sums it up nicely by taking you to the main spots.
The guide was very interesting and a good man in general and told the stories from a native's point of view.
Keep in mind that this is mostly a self guided tour. The guide takes you from place to place and tells you stories along the way, but once you reach a spot, you get an audio guide and you're on your own.
On our day it was raining badly so he had even less possibility to tell us things while we were walking.
Still very much recommended
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