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Begijnhof Tours and Activities

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Originally built in the 14th century as a sanctuary for beguines, a community of Catholic women who lived like nuns, the Begijnhof is a secluded courtyard surrounded by some of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam. Today, single women still occupy the homes in the Begijnhof, and visitors can tour the grounds and the site’s two churches.

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Spui (north side), Centrum, Amsterdam, 1012 AB
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Live Guide - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Live Guide - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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US$33.28
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Bruges Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Bruges Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Explore one of Belgium’s most incredible cities on this Bruges day trip from Amsterdam. Journey in the comfort of a coach bus and relax as you listen to information about the city’s sights from your guide. Have ample time to explore the churches, canals, and shops on your own, snap photos of the iconic windmills, and sample famous Belgian chocolates on this tour that showcases the best of Bruges.
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  • 12 hours
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US$90.67
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Walking tour about the fascinating story of Anne Frank

Walking tour about the fascinating story of Anne Frank

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Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. See the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and the Auschwitz Monument; learn about events such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger, and end the tour outside the Anne Frank House (entrance not included).
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  • 2 hours
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US$32.71
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Amsterdam Icebar Experience Including 3 Drinks

Amsterdam Icebar Experience Including 3 Drinks

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Grab a seat at the coolest bar in Amsterdam with a fast-track package to the XtraCold Icebar, where everything—even the glasses—is made completely of ice. Relax first in the hip warm lounge, then slip on a provided thermal jacket for an arctic drinking adventure right in the heart of the Dutch capital. Admire ice sculptures illuminated by colorful lights as you sip three included drinks in the ‘chilled-out’ atmosphere.
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  • 45 minutes
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US$27.55
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Blue Boat Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

Blue Boat Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

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Lap up Amsterdam’s beautiful canals by night on a candlelight cruise. Board a comfortable boat, settle into the all-glass cabin in the glow of candlelight and enjoy the scenery as you cruise the UNESCO World Heritage site canals. Pass by floodlit landmarks such as the Westerkerk and Anne Frank House, and savor the twinkling lights and silhouettes of the canal bridges, merchants’ houses and churches. As you cruise, hear about the city’s history from the onboard commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Head to Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold, where you’re treated to a welcome drink plus two Smirnoff cocktails or Heineken beers — your choice —while relaxing in a frosty bar where everything, even your drinking glass, is made of ice! Continue this totally ‘cool’ experience by taking a canal sightseeing cruise on a luxury glass-topped boat. It’s the best way to see Amsterdam’s top highlights.
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  • 2 hours
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Volendam, Marken, Edam and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Volendam, Marken, Edam and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!
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  • 7 hours
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Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option

Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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Absorb the canal-front sights of Amsterdam on a leisurely 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Take a seat in a comfortable, glass-topped boat, and enjoy the views as you glide along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals and listen to the informative audio commentary. Drift by top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House and City Hall, and drink in the gabled townhouses, bridges and leafy canalsides from the peaceful vantage point of the water. A relaxing way to get to know the pretty Dutch capital for first-time visitors.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
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  • 3 hours
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Absolutely Amsterdam: Tip-Based Walking Tour With Super Local Guide (2,5 Hours)

Absolutely Amsterdam: Tip-Based Walking Tour With Super Local Guide (2,5 Hours)

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Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with FreeDam Tours - the best-rated walking tour in Amsterdam! On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam. Be prepared to challenge all your preconceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way! * Tip-based walking tour means you can join this tour basically for free (you will only be charged the booking fee, marketing fee and tourist tax) after which you tip your guide what you think the tour was worth. That motivates us to give you the best tour and you get the best possible value!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Bike Tour of Amsterdam's Highlights and Hidden Gems!

Bike Tour of Amsterdam's Highlights and Hidden Gems!

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Orientate yourself in Amsterdam and discover the city’s highlights as well as its hidden gems on a bike tour. Zip easily between landmarks, saving time and covering more ground that possible by foot, ideal for visitors with limited time in the city. Enjoy the more personalized experience of a small-group tour and gain insight into Amsterdam’s history and culture from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink (own expense) and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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  • 1 hour
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Amsterdam Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Amsterdam Private Tour

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See Amsterdam in a unique light on this private tour of the port city’s most notable landmarks, plus tucked-away treasures that most visitors miss. Join up with a local guide to learn the fascinating history behind highlights like the Flower Market, Red Light District, and Rembrandt’s house, and discover hidden gems that lie off the beaten tourist track for an eye-opening exploration.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Amsterdam Walking Tour

Private Amsterdam Walking Tour

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Gain an intimate glimpse of Amsterdam on this small-group walking tour, led by an experienced guide. Discover city highlights and hidden gems such as the Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Oude Kerk, as well as plenty of locally loved cafes and learn more about the city’s history and culture as you explore its picturesque streets on foot.
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  • 3 hours
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US$144.33
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Essential Amsterdam Private Tour By Bike / E-bike

The Essential Amsterdam Private Tour By Bike / E-bike

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Explore Amsterdam on a two-wheeled adventure while a local shows you the highlights and hidden gems of the city. Soak up the sounds and smells of Amsterdam as you bike from Westerkert to the Rijksmuseum. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride. You’ll be surprised by how much you can take in when you explore by bike. Pedal past Museumplein, the Hollowcast Memorial and other landmarks that you simply must see. Discover the serene Begijnhof garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Gaze around in wonder at your stunning surroundings as your host gives you all the insights. Then, hop back on and explore more of the city. The magnificent Rijksmuseum will stop you in your tracks. Amsterdam has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you are into its historic architecture or alternative districts there is a local to suit you. Every one of our locals brings their own unique perspective to the experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Full Coverage Amsterdam Private City Tour

Full Coverage Amsterdam Private City Tour

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Checkmark from your travel bucket list the main spots of the city on an extended tour of Amsterdam and get to know the city like the back of your hand. All you have to do is trust your local guide, they got you and will show the best of their city. Your local guide has a jam-packed itinerary full of history, culture, stories, and sights. See must-sees of the city, plus get current recommendations about local hot spots, family-owned eateries, and up-and-coming districts of Amsterdam you must pay a visit. Yes, this tour is the city guide that will help you enjoy Amsterdam in the best way possible. Withlocals Full Coverage City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 4 hours
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US$110.18
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US$110.18
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Amsterdam Historical City Walk
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Amsterdam Historical City Walk

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Get the best out of you stay with this 2-hour Historical City Tour with a local Italian, French or German Guide. You can choose your own language!
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Comedy Walks© Amsterdam

Comedy Walks© Amsterdam

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If you’re going to pay for a tour, why not include a few laughs in the deal? This 90-minute city tour is hosted by a professional comedian whose entire aim in life is to make you crack a smile. As you stroll the streets of Amsterdam, your host explains the lighter side of popular landmarks, attractions, and Amsterdam residents.
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Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)

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Amsterdam walking tour (small groups)

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Start your journey with the best introduction to Amsterdam. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. This 2.5-hour* walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Should I book Begijnhof tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Begijnhof can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Begijnhof 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Begijnhof costs USD 3.44. Guided Begijnhof tours start around USD 3.44 per person.
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