Private Panoramic Tour of Amsterdam

Price
from 57 USD
Duration
3 hrs
Activity Level
EASY
Tour Category
Private Tours
Private Panoramic Tour of Amsterdam

Tour the best of Amsterdam in the comfort of your private vehicle. Enjoy picturesque canals and charming gabled facades lining the waterways. Exploring drawbridges, wonderful house boats and the museum district will allow us to discover the stories and scenic views behind Amsterdam’s most outstanding sights. 

      

Highlights
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  • Canal district & Houseboats
  • Central Railway Station
  • Dam Square
  • Royal Palace
  • New Church
  • Old Church
  • Red Light District

Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometers of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. The most exciting feature of the canals are the houseboats. By origin houseboats were a way to deal with the Amsterdam housing shortage, however, nowadays they are still in high demand. Some of the houseboats once were cargo vessels and are now converted into houseboats, other boats were built specifically for this purpose. In Amsterdam you find these houseboats along the canals and the Amstel river and in the former Amsterdam docklands

1 hour

Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station of Amsterdam. It was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, who is also known for his design of the Rijksmuseum, and first opened in 1889. It features a Gothic/Renaissance Revival style building and a cast iron platform roof spanning approximately 40 metres. It's the main transportation hub of the city, linking the railway, the metro of Amsterdam and the city buses.

30 min
Dam Square is a town square in Amsterdam. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city and the country. On the west end of the square is the Royal Palace, formerly a city hall. Beside it are the 15th-century Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. The National Monument, a white stone pillar erected in 1956 to memorialize the victims of World War II, can be found on the opposite side of the square. Also overlooking the plaza is the upscale department store De Bijenkorf. These various attractions have turned the Dam into a tourist zone.
30 min

The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of the monarch by Act of Parliament. It was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House. The palace is located on the west side of Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam, opposite the War Memorial and next to the Nieuwe Kerk. Most of the year, the Royal Palace is open for visitors with audioguide or pre-booked group tours. It's closed for the special royal events.

20 min

The Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) isn't really brand new. It is a 15th-century church, located on Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace. It was built after the Old Church became too small for the growing city population, that explains the name. The Nieuwe Kerk is no longer used for church services but is used as an exhibition space. It is also used for organ recitals. The Nieuwe Kerk is a burial site for Dutch naval heroes, including Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, Commodore Jan van Galen, and Jan van Speyk. The poet and playwright Joost van den Vondel is also buried in the church.

20 min

The 800-year-old Oude Kerk ("old church") is Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church, founded ca. 1213. After the Reformation in 1578 it became a Calvinist church, which it remains today. It stands in De Wallen, now Amsterdam's main red-light district. The floor consists entirely of gravestones. The reason for this is that the church was built on a cemetery. 

20 min

De Wallen or De Walletjes is the largest and best known red-light district in Amsterdam. It consists of a network of alleys containing approximately three hundred one-room cabins rented by prostitutes who offer their sexual services from behind a window or glass door, typically illuminated with red lights. These "kamers" are the most visible and typical kind of red light district sex work in Amsterdam and are a large tourist attraction. De Wallen, together with the prostitution areas Singelgebied and Ruysdaelkade, form the Rosse Buurt (red light areas) of Amsterdam. Of these De Wallen is the oldest and largest area. The area also has a number of sex shops, sex theatres, peep shows, a sex museum, a cannabis museum, and a number of coffee shops that sell marijuana.

40 min

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting time: 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30
00:00 - 00:10 Meet your guide and driver by your hotel
  

Our panoramic drive takes us around the 60 miles of canals in Amsterdam to see the Old and New Church, the Dam Square, Royal Palace, a regal French Empire style structure once the residence of King Louis Napoleon. We will also pass the Central Railway Station, Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum, home to a wide collection of iconic artwork and come across some bright red lights of the infamous Red Light District.

  

Tour Highlights:

  • Canal houses
  • Picturesque bridges of Amsterdam
  • Old Town
  • Royal Palace
  • Dam Square
  • Red Light District
  • St. Nicholas Basilica 

03:00

The panoramic drive ends with a return transfer to your hotel.

Book this tour
  • Professional tour guide for 3 hrs 
  • Please choose your language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Comfortable A/C vehicle suitable for your private party's size for 3 hrs
  • Professional driver services
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Any other admissions/donations 
  • Other languages are available on request. A surcharge might apply. Please inquire with our managers.
Suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
Please don't be late to meet your guide as your tour will be shortened proportionally.

Persons using a wheelchair must be able to get in/out of the vehicle on their own.

DISCOUNTS:  Not available


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