With 62 miles (100 km) of canals, lively city parks, bobbing houseboats and the steady whir of passing cyclists, there's something to see around every corner in Amsterdam. Out in the fresh air on a Segway tour, you'll experience it all, whizzing around top attractions like the Canal Ring and Dam Square and covering twice as much ground as you would on foot.
Here's some of our favorite ways to fit in a trip around Amsterdam's Museum District and 17th-century bridges on two wheels. You cover more ground in less time than walking or biking, a perk for travelers who want to max their sightseeing time.
Typically limited to fewer than 10 people, small-group tours maintain a personal feel and help you stick to a budget. Follow your guide past the city's major landmarks and befriend fellow travelers from around the world along the way. Most Segways are equipped with a headset and microphone so you can hear all of your guide's insider tips and Amsterdam trivia as you travel. Depending on the tour you choose, you might sample cheeses, or stop to enjoy the famous Dam Square.
Private tours are popular among families and groups of friends, as you get personal attention from your own private guide as you pass the Tulip Market, snap photos with the I Amsterdam sign, cruise over the city canals, or check out Westerpark for a nice slice of Dutch life. Ask as many questions as you like and enjoy a more flexible departure time to better fit your group's schedule.