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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)

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Explore Amsterdam in style – aboard a glass-roof sightseeing bus – and then visit Gassan Diamond Factory to learn about the city’s most glamorous export! After enjoying panoramic views of Amsterdam’s trophy sites, like the Royal Palace and West Church, take a walking tour around the diamond factory to see rough stones polished into sparkling gems. If you want to explore Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals, then upgrade to include a ticket for a 1-hour sightseeing cruise; it can be enjoyed on any day, not just on the day of your tour.

Highlights

  • 1-hour and 45-minute Amsterdam city tour on a glass-roof sightseeing bus
  • Learn about the city’s Golden Age history and UNESCO-listed canals from an audio guide
  • Pass top Amsterdam attractions like the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) and West Church
  • Visit Gassan Diamond Factory to see diamond cutters at work on a factory tour
  • Upgrade to include a 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There is no better way to get a good first impression of Amsterdam than on this tour. What is more, you can take great photos as you tour the city in a glass-roof bus -- so get your cameras ready!

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam City Tour: Sightseeing Bus Ride, Gassan Diamond Factory Tour and Optional Cruise

Enjoy panoramic views from your Amsterdam sightseeing bus!

Hop aboard your sturdy sightseeing bus in central Amsterdam, and then sit back to enjoy the ride! The roof of your bus is made from transparent glass (enabling 360-degree panoramic views) and if it’s a warm day, then the roof can be opened for an open-top bus ride instead!

Pass alongside Amsterdam’s famous canals, admiring the elegant canal houses and 17th-century tower buildings that abound, and hear their history from your audio guide. The city’s main canal ring is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with history dating back to the Golden Age when the city prospered with new-found affluence.

See top Amsterdam attractions like the Royal Palace where King Willem-Alexander was sworn in as king in April 2013, and then look out over the hustle and bustle of Dam – the city’s vibrant central square. Have your camera ready to capture photos of the Skinny Bridge, which spans the Amstel River, and admire the West Church near the trendy Jordaan neighborhood.

Hop off your bus outside Gassan Diamond Factory in the Nieuwmarkt district, and head inside for your 1-hour walking tour. Gassan Diamonds have been cutting and trading diamonds in the city for centuries, and as you explore the factory you’ll see cutters hard at work, transforming rough stones into dazzling gems.

Your tour finishes inside the factory, but you can stay longer to enjoy a hot drink in the on-site café or browse the gift shop, if you wish. Click on the 'View Additional Info' button below to see your sightseeing bus route.

Tour and Canal Cruise:
If you’re eager to see Amsterdam’s delights from the water, then upgrade to include a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the canals. Your canal ticket will be given to you together with your bus ticket, and it can be enjoyed on any date (not necessarily on the day of your tour). Cruise through the city and see several top Amsterdam attractions such as Holland Casino, the Anne Frank House, Central Station, Rembrandt House and Vondel Park.

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Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

It was good esp for those visiting amsterdam for just a day.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Once we found where to get the bus, the tour was pretty good. The directions to find the bus stop were not very clear and it wasn't marked. The tour was informative, but I could have skipped the diamond factory tour. We did take the optional cruise and that was nice to see the city from a different perspective. We loved visiting Amsterdam and this helped us see more of it.

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