Discover Amsterdam Summer 2019 - Leisure Holidays

Discover Amsterdam Summer 2019Netherlands

From RM6,187 / per person for 6 nights
There is nothing like Amsterdam.

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Summary

Experience three quintessential icons of the Dutch countryside — windmills, cheese and wooden clogs. Journey to the North Holland towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam, where you can view working windmills at an open-air museum on the Zaan River, visit a dairy farm or cheese weighing house, and step inside a clog factory.

Then, enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting 3-hour bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourists trail. 

Lastly, 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.

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Itinerary

Flight

Flight included

Airport Transfer

Airport transfer to and from hotel included

Accommodation

5 nights hotel accommodation included

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Flight to Amsterdam


Day 2 - Arrival in Amsterdam

Upon arrival in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, meet your driver at the meeting area where a big red-white cube is located inside the airport. Your driver will then drop you off at your selected hotel. 


Day 3 - Dutch Countryside & Culture Tour from Amsterdam including Zaanse Schans, Edam & Volendam

After breakfast, make your own way (use public transports with I Amsterdam Card if purchased) to Heineken Experience bus stop by 8.15am and your pick-up will depart at 8.30am. Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River and is home to traditional 18th and 19th century architecture, including several functioning windmills. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be some free time to explore the village on your own, before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area. 

From there continue on to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. Most famous in Edam is beyond any doubt the public weighing house, where in summer still every Wednesday the famous Edam Cheese is being sold. After a stroll around this history-rich town, you’ll have the opportunity to see how Edam’s world-famous cheese is made and, of course, to taste it in a closeby cheesefarm. 

Finally, you will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbor has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over to see the small buildings and houses and take in the locals in their traditional Dutch clothing. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those at home or a memento for yourself, and to have photos taken in traditional Dutch costume. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the city, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction).

Optional - VIP Guided Red Light District Walking Tour

Get an insider glimpse into the Amsterdam Red Light district, undoubtedly the city’s most enigmatic neighbourhood, on a behind-the-scenes tour that includes a meeting with a sex worker. You’ll listen to facts and stories about the Red Light District that aren’t in the guide book and step inside a working brothel for a genuine perspective of the controversial area that’s rarely included on tours of the Red Light District.

Optional - I Amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam (1, 2, or 3 Days Pass)

Get the most out of your Amsterdam stay — and save money — with the I Amsterdam City Card. With this pass, you enjoy unlimited free public transport, a free canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. Plus, gain free entry to 44 museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandthuis Museum, Van Gogh Museum (with time slot booking option) and Hermitage Amsterdam. Use your pass to discover this marvelous city at your own pace!


Day 4 - Amsterdam City Bike Tour & Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

After breakfast, make your own way (use public transports with I Amsterdam Card if purchased) to Central Amsterdam by 10.45am to meet your guide and receive a short safety briefing before climbing onto your state-of-the-art cycle. Set out at a leisurely pace, following your guide along part of Amsterdam’s 250-mile (400-km) network of bicycle lanes.

Receive an insightful introduction to the Dutch capital as you visit an eclectic selection of prominent landmarks and cultural secrets; depending on your guide and the weather, expect an itinerary that features top sights like Museum Square, home to iconic institution, the Van Gogh Museum, and the ambient Dam Square. 

Admire the majestic façade of the Royal Palace before delving into the infamous depths of the Red Light District, home to historical landmarks and illuminated alleys in which prostitutes openly advertise their services. Hear of the country’s liberal laws that legalize marijuana and prostitution and cruise past popular nightclubs on your way to Vondelpark, a green oasis in the heart of the city. 

Discover the attractive Jordaan district or uncover the tragic history of Anne Frank as you visit her perfectly preserved house. Before your tour concludes, enjoy a refreshing drink (own expense) in one of your guide’s favorite hangouts and then return to the original departure point, where the tour concludes.

Amsterdam City Bike Tour will end approximately around 3pm. 

Then, you can head to Amsterdam Canal Cruises ticket office (opposite Heineken Experience) by 4.30pm and exchange your voucher for a Amsterdam City Canal Cruise. 

After that, board your sightseeing cruise in central Amsterdam, and pass by the city's top sights in a relaxing way. Your luxury cruise boat offers a unique vantage point for taking photos of this beautiful city and attractions such as Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House, City Hall, and the 'Golden Bend.' On board, put on the provided personal audio system to hear recorded commentary from a guide. This is the ideal way to enjoy the Dutch capital for first-time visitors.

Amsterdam City Canal Cruise will end approximately around 6pm.


Day 5 - Free and Easy

After breakfast, free at leisure to explore around Amsterdam (with I Amsterdam card if purchased).

Optional - Shopping Shuttle to Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet from Amsterdam

When visiting Amsterdam, get your shopping fix with a full-day excursion to the popular Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet. Search for mega-deals among 250 brands including designers like Hugo Boss and Michael Kors at the charming shopping center modeled after a 17th-century Dutch village. Enjoy deep discounts off your favorite apparel and accessories, and save an additional 10% with a VIP voucher. Includes round-trip transport in an air-conditioned coach.


Day 6 - Depart Amsterdam

After breakfast, free at leisure till your airport transfer arrive depending on your flight schedule. 


Take Note:

Departure transfer will arrive at the selected pick-up point 3.5 hours before your flight schedule. 

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Shopping Shuttle to Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet from Amsterdam

Enjoy a day out shopping at Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet: A daily shopping shuttle departs from the pick-up point in central Amsterdam and will take you directly to the popular Fashion Outlet.

1 Day I Amsterdam Card

Unlimited use for 24 hours from time of first use

2 Days I Amsterdam Card

Unlimited use for 48 hours from time of first use

3 Days I Amsterdam Card

Unlimited use for 72 hours from time of first use

VIP Guided Red Light District Walking Tour

Join the most exclusive small group tour in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Let your guide show you the Red Light District like you've never seen before.

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