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Amsterdam in a Nutshell: The Royal Palace, Canal Cruise and more!

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Key Highlights

  • Included Canal Cruise - a must do in Amsterdam!
  • Our destination in a Nutshell products show you the very best of a city in just one day!
  • This tour features The Albert Cuyp Market, Diamond Factory and traditional Dutch windmills
  • Know more about the history of Amsterdam from a live guide speaking English, French, German and Spanish
  • Meeting point easily accessible; 15-minute walk from the cruise terminal and 5 minutes from Central Station
  • Offered at a good value as against other Keukenhof tours departing from the cruise terminal
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview
    This great-value combo tour combines the highlights of Amsterdam by bus and boat.

    Combine an Amsterdam canal cruise and an Amsterdam city tour for a perfect introduction to this wonderful city.

    Your Amsterdam city tour will take you past some of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the Royal Palace, the Skinny Bridge and the National Monument.

    Easily accessible from the cruise terminal, the meeting point for this city tour is only a 15-minute walk from the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam and is offered at a better value as compared to the other similar tours departing from the cruise terminal.

    A canal cruise is a must-do in Amsterdam. You will see many of the iconic symbols of Amsterdam such as the windmills and 17th Century Merchant Warehouses which line the canal banks.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    04 Nov  - 18 Mar  : Wed, Fri & Sat
    18 Mar  - 03 Nov : Daily


    3.5 Hours

    Start time

    22 Mar - 03 Nov : 9:00am
    04 Nov - 17 Mar : 9:15am

    Meeting Point

    De Ruijterkade 34a, in the IJ hall of Central Station on the far eastern side.

    Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour start time, your seats are guaranteed until this time.

    Ending Point

    The tour concludes at the original point of departure


    You will be picked up from 26, Damrak in Amsterdam for this Amsterdam city tour and Canal Cruise. You will first travel by coach through the old and new parts of the city and then take a one hour boat ride along the canals. On this Amsterdam sightseeing tour, you will see:

    The Royal Palace: Originally built as the city hall for the magistrates of Amsterdam, it is now used mainly for official state functions.

    The National Monument: A tall obelisk built as an homage to the victims of WWII. The two lions that stand beneath are the heraldic symbol of Netherlands.

    The Skinny Bridge: A traditional double-leaf, Dutch draw-bridge, also called Magere Brug. It connects the banks of the river Amstel and opens every twenty minutes or so to let boats through.

    The Albert Cuyp Market: Considered by many to be the best-known and busiest outdoor market in Europe.

    Diamond Factory: Visit one of the diamond factories for which Amsterdam is so well renowned.

    You will then board a boat for your Amsterdam canal cruise. As you journey along the canal banks you will see traditional Dutch windmills, seventeenth century merchant houses, churches with bell towers, seventeenth century warehouses and the old harbour.

    Your tour will end at 26 Damrak, Amsterdam.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 2 ½ hours Amsterdam City Tour
    • 1 hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise
    • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
    • Amsterdam tour with live guide – guide speaking English, French, German and Spanish
    • Stop at a windmill


    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
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  • Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    You can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Itinerary is subject to change.

    Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour start time.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Great Tour

      Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour...

      S Jales, United Kingdom
    • Clever Clogs

      My friend and I did this trip on Wednesday,11th September and it was excellent.It was our first day in the Netherlands and it whetted the appetite for spending longer at the...

      Mr John V Lloyd, United Kingdom
    • The Best Tour

      Very Good...

    • The bus tour was good, informative and our driver was very funny. He had no trouble swapping from English to Spanish in a flash. We took the canal tour the following day which was a good way to get your bearings around the city.

      Nicole Fardon, Australia, 11/Dec/2015