Itinerary and optionals of the 4 hours Amsterdam Private City Tour.
Of course we would like to show you all the highlights of Amsterdam.
We will give you a wide orientation on the city of Amsterdam and we will see Amsterdam’s seventeenth century canal belt area, Rijks Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House and more historical sites.
We will do a combination of sightseeing from the van and short walks.
Price of the half day Amsterdam Private City Tour € 300 or USD 360 per group.
Additional hours or hours less € 75 or USD 88.
Not to be missed highlights of Amsterdam as described in Hans Langh’s blog:
The Pijp area, Dam Square, Jewish Amsterdam, Central Station, flea markets, Royal Palace, Amsterdam Museum, Anne Frank House, King’s Day, Maritime Museum, Old Church, Jordaan Area, National Holocaust Monument, NDSM Area, Nemo Science Museum, New Church, Our Lord at the Attic, Heineken Experience, Amsterdam Windmills, ADAM lookout tower, National Monument, City Archives, Van Gogh Museum, Museum Quarter, red light district, Vondelpark, Saint Nicolas Church, Rembrandt House, museums along Amsterdam canals, Amstel river, Schreierstoren, Newmarket Area, Amsterdamse Bos, Resistance Museum Amsterdam, RijksMuseum.
Included in my Amsterdam Private City Tour can be:
Amsterdam RAI is the largest exhibition and conference center in the Netherlands, hosting most of the international trade fairs, exhibitions, and congresses held in Amsterdam.
Berlage (1856 –1934) was a prominent Dutch architect and is considered to be the “Father of modern architecture” in Holland. One of his most important works is the architectural plan for Amsterdam’s South District ‘Plan Zuid‘.
The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933. Anne Frank lived with her family at the Merwedeplein 37 in Amsterdam from 1933 to 1942.
Amsterdam is a city of museums. The Dutch Masters from Rembrandt and Vermeer to van Gogh and Mondrian.
Van Gogh Museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of the works of the world’s most popular artist – Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Each year, 1.6 million visitors come to the museum, making it one of the most popular museums in the world.
The famous Amsterdam Philharmonics is called Concertgebouw at Museumplein facing the Rijksmuseum. Concertgebouw serves as home to the famous The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Albert Cuyp street market is the place to discover Amsterdam’s typical sense of humor and easy-going atmosphere.
The Leidseplein, the heart of the Amsterdam nightlife. Cinemas, discos, theaters and a casino are located right on the square or within easy walking distance. Music temples ‘De Melkweg’, The Milky Way and ‘Paradiso’, and clubs ‘Sugar Factory’ and ‘Jimmy Woo’s’.
Amsterdam has 165 canals — with a combined length of 60 miles and 1,281 bridges — many of which can open to let ships pass. Houses along the canals are decorated with beautiful gables. The main types of the gable is the spout gable, the neck or bottle gable, the clock gable, the bell gable and the stepped gable.
Enjoy a good glass of Heineken. Heineken stands for enjoying life.
Experience Heineken in Amsterdam.
De Bijenkorf is an institution of fashion and style. Setting trends and defining taste since 1870. The Bijenkorf the biggest department store in the town center. De Bijenkorf is Amsterdam’s equivalence to London’s Harrods or New York’s Macy’s.
The National Monument is a World War II monument on Dam Square.
Hic ubi cor monumentum patriae cordibus
quod intus gestant cives ad astra spectet dei.
The Royal Palace is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of the monarch by Act of Parliament.
The New Church is in use by the Dutch royal family for inaugurations, most recently that of King Willem-Alexander in 2013.
Munttoren, The Mint Tower. One of the 3 medieval gates from the city wall. It was built in 1480, destroyed in a fire and rebuilt in renaissance style in 1620. The name comes from the fact that it was used to mint coins in the 17th century.
New Metropolis is the largest science center in the Netherlands and has five floors full of exciting things to do and discover. The home of NEMO is a striking green architectonic highlight next to Amsterdam Central Station.
The Schreierstoren was part of Amsterdam’s medieval stone city wall. It was erected in 1485. From here the explorer Henry Hudson set sail in 1609 on his discovery journey to Northern America. A plaque on the tower reminds on this event.
The Nieuwmarkt (new market)is a square in Amsterdam’s Chinatown, next to the Red Light District. Many cafés, bars, restaurants and interesting shops surround the square. De Waag, built in 1488, was originally a defensive tower of the medieval city wall.
The Netherlands Maritime Museum shows four centuries of Dutch naval history. Maps, paintings, navigational instruments, weaponry, and ship replicas. And an extensive exhibit on the Dutch East India Company.
Muziekgebouw aan het IJ is a concert hall for contemporary classical music and Bimhuis is part of the Muziekgebouw.
Amstel in the movies: Diamonds Are Forever James Bond, 1971.
Amsterdam ArenA has 53,052 seats during football matches and 68,000 places during concerts.
Skinny Bridge is far not skinny anymore, but one of the most beautiful bridges of Amsterdam. The bridge is situated on Amstel, between Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht.
Amsterdam’s main train station is the real heart of the city. Every day 250 000 people go through the Amsterdam Central Station. Built between 1881 and 1889, by Cuypers architect of some other important public buildings in Amsterdam as Rijksmuseum.
The Wallen district is in fact one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city, like the gothic Oude Kerk, or Old Church. Prostitution is legal in Holland, and in the Red Light District, it has seen a long tradition of tolerance.
The Amstel sluices, or locks, date from 1674 and allowed the canals to be flushed with fresh water from the lakes and Amstel river. Still operated by hand until recently. Four times a week in summer, and twice a week in winter, the locks are shut to flush the canals.
The Shipping House is an extraordinary example of the Amsterdam School beautiful architecture style. The Amsterdam School originated as an association of friends and took over from the Amsterdam society of architects Architectura et Amicitia in 1916.
Hans Langh is always happy to answer questions before you make a reservation (special requests about combining or changing tour pickup and drop off points). Arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol we would like to know your flight number to return you to Schiphol in good time for your onward flight. I would like to hear from you. To book a tour at short notice, same or next day, call Hans Langh on +31 6 14350386.