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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

Get your bearings on this 3-hour Amsterdam city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. On your morning or afternoon tour, see top Amsterdam attractions including the Royal Palace, National Monument and Albert Cuyp Market, plus a diamond factory and windmill. If you have a little extra time, add on a delightful 1-hour cruise for a comprehensive introduction to this magical city of canals and gabled houses.


  • 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

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

Begin your Amsterdam city tour by boarding your air-conditioned coach in central Amsterdam. With thousands of monuments and historic buildings, Amsterdam has the largest historical city center in Europe. The city is distinguished by its three rings of canals lined by elaborately decorated merchants' residences and warehouses built in the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age. When the canals were built, 90 islands were created, connected by hundreds of charming bridges.

As you travel through Amsterdam, your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beautiful city. Admire highlights such as the Royal Palace, National Monument, the Skinny Bridge and Albert Cuyp Market. You will also see quaint gabled houses, visit a windmill on the River Amstel and stop at a diamond factory where you can watch gems being polished using traditional methods.

For a more in-depth Amsterdam sightseeing experience, opt to add on a canal cruise. Your 1-hour cruise takes you along canals lined with 17th-century merchant houses, centuries-old warehouses and churches with bell towers. You will also pass through Amsterdam's old harbor.

Whichever option you choose, you will end your introductory tour in central Amsterdam with a much better idea of all this dynamic city has to offer.

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Customer Reviews

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.

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...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

good informative tour of the city and the diamonds

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was a very well organized trip and the fact it was in different languages was impressive!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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