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Tour code: 2550LIN1A
Perfect for first-time visitors, this Amsterdam sightseeing tour takes you past major city landmarks. From your comfortable coach, view sights such as the Royal Palace, National Monument and Albert Cuyp Market, with onboard commentary from your professional guide. Select a morning or afternoon excursion, with the option to add on a 1-hour cruise exploring the majestic canals of romantic Amsterdam.


  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of Amsterdam
  • See all the famous highlights of Amsterdam including the Royal Palace, National Monument, Skinny Bridge and Albert Cuyp Market
  • Learn more about Amsterdam’s history and sights from your knowledgeable guide
  • Add on a 1-hour cruise along Amsterdam’s fabled canals for a more complete sightseeing experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I think this is the ideal option if you have only one day in Amsterdam. The comfortable bus tour takes you to all the essential sights, including historical buildings and monuments, a windmill and a diamond factory.

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

Let a knowledgeable guide point out traditional gabled houses and other fascinating attractions on a 2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour. Select a morning or afternoon departure and board a comfortable coach for both the older and newer parts of this dynamic city.
Discover highlights such as the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug), Royal Palace, Albert Cuyp Market and the National Monument on Dam Square. Disembark to visit a windmill on the Amstel River and stop at a diamond factory where you can witness traditional methods used to polish gems. This last stop is an optional visit that will last approximately 45 minutes.
Your introductory tour ends in central Amsterdam with the option to continue with a canal cruise.
Optional Canal CruiseFor a more in-depth Amsterdam sightseeing experience, opt to add on a 1-hour canal cruise. See canals lined with elaborate merchant houses, warehouses and churches built in the 17th century, considered the Dutch Golden Age. Drift under charming bridges made of brick and stone, and pass through Amsterdam's old harbor before returning to the pier.

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Customer Reviews

Bina M India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great introduction to Amsterdam...must do!

Parag P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


Padmanabhan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Truly amazing- Perfect guide Mr.Edgar for the perfect tour. He has great idea about the place and his narration was an icing on the cake. Majestic Holland where nature has been abundant. Must do for tourists. ..Earth's Beauty descends the countryside Zaanse Schans , Volendam, Edam, Marken, Dutch windmills reflects national heritage, cheese tasting meant indulgence, and wooden shoe factory visit signified a legacy . Weather was outstanding. Christmas decorations at homes and shops added a flavor. Nice Hospitality of Dutch a point to note..In all a Relaxed and refreshing tour. Thanks Viator. Salutes to Holland.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

great trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I really enjoyed this tour as it was more personal than the hop-on hop-off tour. The guide was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Plus, I felt I was able to see some hidden gems.

Norfaryanti K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was really great and fun! The bus was punctual. The guide managed to explain in various languages to suit the tourists on board. We stopped for 10 minutes at the Windmill to look around and take photos. Although it's drizzling, but we get to see the windmill close-up. Our second stop was at Coster Diamond house. It was an informative and brief tour on diamond. I'm very happy with the city tour! Thank you. It's highly recommended...

Adriena O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excelent guide, very good experience....can only recommend!!!

Margo A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was awesome. Guide was knowledgeable and bus was comfortable and clean. Would highly recommend.

Jan M Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was an excellent tour with an excellent tour guide, Wout. He made the information exciting and detailed and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is an excellent way to learn about Amsterdam. We added the 1 hour canal tour which gave us a different perspective and was also excellent.

Allan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very good. There is actually not that much to see architecturally from a bus ride in central Amsterdam but the commentary in English and Spanish on Amsterdam in general was very informative and amusing. We did go outside the built-up area to see a windmill famously painted by Rembrant but the highlight for me was a visit to a diamond merchant/factory and the opportunity to see some really expensive, sparkling diamonds. After the bus tour we went on a one hour canal boat tour but the timing for this is flexible so you don't have to go straight away.

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