Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more


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. If desired, select the option to add on a visit to the Rijksmuseum or an 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 or a visit to the famous Rijksmuseum for a more complete sightseeing experience
  • Photo-stop at a windmill and visit to Diamond Factory

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

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.
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 or a visit to the Rijksmuseum.
Optional Canal Cruise For 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.
Optional Rijksmuseum This museum is the national pride of Holland and Amsterdam. It is also the largest museum in the Netherlands and home to an extensive and beautiful art collection, showcasing Dutch history during the period between 1200 AD and 2000 AD. Besides its highlights, The Night Watch of Rembrandt, The Milkmaid of Johannes Vermeer and the works of Jan Steen and Vincent van Gogh, the Rijksmuseum also hosts an unique exhibitions of contemporary artists and painters throughout the year.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Sep 2018

Good tour. We went to the location for the bus tour, however one could have easily missed the tour as they departed about 5 mins early. Did not use our optional canal cruise due to time restrains.

, Aug 2018

This description is misleading. Very disappointed. Was looking forward to an informative tour of highlights of Amsterdam. The tour director was very good, but our half day tour turned into a 2 hour tour. For one hour we were duped into a diamond factory stop, which turned into us being enclosed in a tiny room, forced to listen to a sales spiel about diamonds. This is the worst city tour I've ever experienced. Unfortunate, because all our other experiences in Holland were wonderful.

, Mar 2018

A nice evening but it was to include a walking tour of the Red Light District but they cancelled that portion and we didn't find out until the very end that it wasn't going to happen.

, Jan 2018

We actually did not signup for the canal part of this tour. Originally we had chosen Rijksmuseum after the sightseeing tour, but Viator messed up in the tour guides' system and we had to call the local office to get it sorted out. That being said, the tour group was very nice and accommodating of this error and comped us the canal cruise as a goodwill gesture which they did not have to do since it was not their error.

Sightseeing Tour - A lot of fun! The first bus tour we went on where there was a live person speaking to us the entire trip instead of being plugged into speakers. Fanny, our guide, was very informative and gave a lot of side commentary along the way. The tour takes you throughout the whole of Amsterdam and they even stop at a local windmill for you to take pictures! Unbeknownst to us, the tour is 2.5-3 hours long because there is a one-hour stop at the Diamond Museum which ended up being very interesting despite it being a sneaky attempt at getting you to buy some bling. Our driver, Stef, was very nice and even played Hallelujah on his keyboard in the bus! Though not while driving. We would give the bus tour itself 5 stars!

Canal Cruise - Cruises depart every 30 minutes and last an hour. The cruise is fairly informative and the sights to see are on both sides of the boat so pick any seat. We chose to sit outside, but it wasn't raining and wasn't too cold. The tour was your run-of-the-mill experience, though it would have been nice if they explained the sounds the ship was going to make as it tried to weave through the narrow passageways!

Rijksmuseum - What a museum! It is massive. Definitely recommend getting there early to avoid as much of the crowds as possible. You could literally spend days in this museum. We would suggest downloading the museum's free tour guide app before your visit so you can plan ahead of time which sections of time you want to make sure you visit. The museum provides sketchbooks and pencils so you to participate in the art experience and have both a cafe and restaurant on site for when you need to take a break before continuing on your sightseeing journey through the ages.

, Dec 2017

Recommended for first time visitors to Amsterdam

, Nov 2017

It was out first tour with Viator and the experience was too good. Amsterdam city tour with expert and friendly guide was fun filled and memorable. Our guide was not only informative but she was a knowledgeable person, we realized this especially during our visit to Art gallery and Gems factory. Observing view of Amsterdam while sailing in canal cruise was unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wish to be in Amsterdam again and again.

, Nov 2017

Very basic tour. Disappointed.
Optional Canal Cruise in another location with long wait times.

, Nov 2017

A good tour, certainly showing you the layout of the city. We got off at the Diamond factory and then spent four hours at the Rijkmuseum. Pre book tickets.

, Aug 2017

We weren't able to connect with this tour because of
distance of earlier tour

, Jul 2017

This tour was amazing!

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