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When your cruise ship docks in Amsterdam, set off from port with your very own guide to discover the city like a local. On this private, 4-hour shore excursion, you'll explore Albert Cuyp street market, the Museum District and the Jordaan district, whose jumbled streets are laced with cafes, galleries and quirky shops. Learn about life in the liberal capital; try a typical Dutch snack in Leidseplein and visit the Houseboat Museum to learn about the city’s houseboat culture.


  • Private Amsterdam shore excursion
  • See the city like a local on a 4-hour walking tour led by an expert guide
  • Get a glimpse into Amsterdam's houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum
  • Walk through the Museum District, home to the Van Gogh Museum and Rjiksmuseum
  • Try a typical Dutch 'window' snack
  • Wander the vast Albert Cuyp street market
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Visit the largest Market in the Netherlands during your Walking Tour

When your cruise ship arrives at the Amsterdam port, you'll be greeted by your private local guide at the cruise terminal. Hop on the tram for a ride to the Jordaan district to begin your 4-hour city tour.
Once a working class area, Jordaan is now an upscale hub full of students, art galleries, specialty shops and markets, in addition to some of Amsterdam's top attractions, including the Anne Frank House and West Kirk (West Church). Your guide will take you to the Houseboat Museum for a look at the story behind the city's houseboat culture. You've probably seen the slew of houseboats lining Amsterdam's canals, and now you'll get to see what it's like to live inside of one!

Then, walk to Leidseplein, an area full of bars and restaurants. Here you'll try a typical Dutch snack from a 'window' — unique vending machines that sell hot food like burgers and kroket (fried potatoes). It may sound odd, but it's a must-try!

Your next stop is the Museum District, where you'll find the Vondelpark and numerous world-famous museums including the Van Gogh Museum and Rjiksmuseum.
Finally, head to Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. A favorite of locals and tourist alike, Albert Cuyp is home to a delightfully dizzying array of vendors selling everything from fresh produce and cheese to cosmetics and clothing.
After your time at the Albert Cuyp market, you'll be taken back to the Amsterdam cruise port.
Worry-Free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Amsterdam port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Laura L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was outstanding. Lia our tour guide was fantastic. She was very informative. Great guide to have if you have never been to Amsterdam.

Karen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really enjoyed this tour of City. Flower market was breath taking in it's beauty. Max was a fun and experienced guide.

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