Amsterdam Private City Tour from Antwerpen

Antwerpen, Belgium

We will start in the iconic Central Station surrounded by IJ and from there you will visit the three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht). In our way you will discover interesting old buildings like The Westerkerk ...

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Itinerary 

- (40') Central Station, Nicolas church, Three main Canals, houses and arquitecture.

Amsterdam Central Station is the main train station, the real heart of the city. It is an impressive Neo-Renaissance building that has been open to the public since 1889. 
Also the Nicolas church is a quite important symbol of the peace between protestants and catholics. It was built at the end of the nineteenth century. It's a blend of different architectural styles and artistic movements.

About the canals:
The 17th century Canal Belt was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2010. On each canal there are historic, important or interesting sights. Amsterdam has 165 canals, but tourists and locals alike are especially fond of the prominent ones in the city's medieval center.
- (30') Anna Frank House, Westerkerk (Eastern Church), and Homomonument.

Jewish Anne Frank hid in 1942 from the Nazis during the occupation of the Netherlands. Two years later she was discovered. In 1945 she died.
The Westerkerk was one of the first purposely built Protestant churches. Today the Westerkerk remains the largest church in the Netherlands that was built for Protestants, and is still in use by the PKN (Protestantse Kerk in Nederland) (entrance is not included).
Homomonument (gay monument) was the first of its kind. It was commissioned by the gay society and was officially unveiled in September 1987 at the Westermarkt
- Dam Square (20') Just a five-minute walk from Centraal Station. In Dam Square, we can find the Royal Palace (Koninklijk Palace), the National Memorial Monument and the Nieuwe Kerk. The royal palace was built during 17th century as city hall with a classicism style and after became the royal palace in the 19th century.
Nowadays is a museum but also one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of the monarch by Act of Parliament. The Nieuwe Kerk with a gothic style, is the second church built in Amsterdam but now is used for famous exhibitions as National Geographic and also for oficial dutch ceremonies as royal weddings.
The national memorial monument was built to commemorate the casualties of World War II.

- Beginhof (20')

One of the most extraordinary places in the center of Amsterdam. It leads to the Begijnhof (Beguinage), a medieval inner courtyard where the women of the Catholic sisterhood lived.These women lived like nuns but were more independent and had more freedom.
You will discover more about this unprecedented medieval movement and also about the religion in  netherlands.

- Flower Market (10')

Is the only floating flower market in the world, and one of the most fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam - in all seasons. This unique market exists since 1862. The flower market of Amsterdam is a particularly colorful place in the city.

- Munttoren (5')

The name of the tower refers to the fact that the guard house on side of it was used to mint coins in the 17th Century. 
- Canal cruise (60'). Under Request. Choose a canal cruise is one of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam. Continue your visit in Amsterdam in another way, admire a fantastic view of the city from the water. Know the historic buildings, the graceful bridges, the beautiful houseboats, and the typical Dutch houses going through the World Heritage canals, Herengracht, the Keizersgracht and the Prinsengracht. City Hall.

Know before you book

 

- Duration 8.30 hours

- Prices given per PERSON in US$

Lowest Price Guarantee

- No booking fees

- Full refund if port stop is cancelled or ship can't dock.

Amsterdam Private City Tour including canal cruise

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

- Pick Up at Hotel or Cruise Terminal

- Professional Local Guide (english, deutsch, portuguese and spanish)

- Private Tour

 

Exclusions:

- Canal cruise

- Gratuities

Cancellation Policy

- If your ship can´t dock due to inclement weather conditions there is no cancellation fee.

- If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee either.

- If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

- If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.

What to expect

From Antwerpen port to Amsterdam it takes about 2h 30 min. 
Once there you will enjoy the walking tour through the main attractives of this city during 2h 30min aprox.
We will start in the iconic Central Station surrounded by IJ and from there you will visit the three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht). 
In our way you will discover interesting old buildings like The Westerkerk (Eastern church) not the first Protestant church built in Amsterdam, but it was the first biggest in the world.
funny stories meanwhile you learn interesting history and legends about the past, the kings, and the citizens who inhabited. 
For example Anne Frank house with its interesting story, and The Homomonument wich commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality.
We will finish the first part of the tour arriving at the city center, dam square where you can find the National Monument, the town hall ( in the past "royal palace") and the Nieuwekerk.
Here you can decide to enjoy your free time or to continue 30' aprox

People who want to continue a little bit more (Optional) will see
-The beguinage with its interesting ancient history and its churches. 
-The Flower Market. 
- The Coin Tower (Munttoren) where the tour finish and it ll start your free time.
During your free time we recomend to taste some amazing holland cheese, a delicius holland bier, stroopwafels or haring, the typical fish that you must eat.

Also UNDER REQUEST you can choose to joy a 1h canal cruise.It's an activity that you can not miss because Amsterdam should be visited by foot and from another perspective, by water.
Amsterdam is also known as "the north Venice" and with this cruise you will explore the Grachtengordel, the main 4 canals of Amsterdam, declare World Heritage by UNESCO

After your free time we will see you again in our meeting point (Central Station) to return.