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Vondelpark Tours

Vondelpark
Take a break from urban Amsterdam and discover Vondelpark, an English-style green spacegetaway in the heart of the city in Vondelpark. Opened in 1865, the 111-acre (45-hectare) park boasts an open-air theatre, a film museum, a lake, and a riding school. Several cafés, restaurants, and museums make the park a year-round attraction.

The Basics
The park’s close proximity to Museumplein makes it a convenient stop during a day of wider-city sightseeing. Active travelers can ride along scenic cycle paths on a bike tour, while culture vultures canstroll the park’s rich avenues on a walking tour. Discover the park’s hidden gems on a tour that focuses solely on Vondelpark, or explore the green space at your own pace by taking advantage of the hop-on hop-off buses that stop nearby.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Vondelpark’s is popular with families, joggers, cyclists, and wildlife-watchers.
  • Bring your binoculars for a closer glimpse of flora and fauna, including blue herons and over 150 different species of tree.
  • Remember your boots and umbrella during the rainy months, as some spaces can get muddy.
  • Vondelpark’s main paths and cafée terraces are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.

How to Get There
The centrally-located park is easily accessible by foot, bike, or tram. Trams number 1, 2, and 5 from Centraal Station stop at Leidseplein, directly opposite the park. Alternatively, you can take advantage of comprehensive sightseeing tours to find the park, along with other city attractions, with ease.

When to Get There
During summer, Vondelpark’s open-air theatre offers a programme of free events, including shows for kids—though be sure to book the often sold-out shows in advance.. The park is also particularly charming during fall, when green gives way to golden and amber hues.

New Names and Flat Fish
Originally named Nieuwe Park, Vondelpark was rechristened by locals in reference to the Joost van den Vondel statue located in the northeast. Vondel was a 17th-century writer, who remains a celebrated figure in Dutch culture. Look out for the Picasso-designed Figure Découpée (L'Oiseau), a surreal sculpture that offers fine photo opportunities and a perfect picnic spot.
Address: Vondelkerkstraat 12, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.84
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.66
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Vondelpark Guided Bike Tour in Amsterdam

Vondelpark Guided Bike Tour in Amsterdam

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The most appropriate way to explore one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities is by bicycle, so don’t miss out on this bike tour of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. Completely free of traffic, this beautiful park is the ideal place to discover by bike: feast your senses on rose gardens, winding canals, contemporary sculptures, and an open-air theater, and then refresh with tea or coffee after your tour. This family-friendly tour is limited to 15 people, to ensure you receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Cycle away from the urban noise and disappear into the countryside on this guided bike tour from Amsterdam. Visit a historical windmill, a farmhouse and factory, where you’ll sample Dutch cheese and watch how wooden clogs are made. This leisurely ride takes you along the Amstel River, past country villages and verdant fields dotted with cows. Learn about rural Dutch traditions and history, and wrap up your tour exploring Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos and Beatrixpark.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local

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Explore Amsterdam the way it was meant to be seen—by bike! On this private tour, hop aboard a quality rental bike and follow a local guide on a personalized tour of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, scenic paths and iconic attractions. It’s a great way to soak up the sights and atmosphere in one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities.
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  • 3 hours
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$86.15
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$86.15
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting 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 tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Amsterdam International-Group Historical Bike Tour

Amsterdam International-Group Historical Bike Tour

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Pedal your way around historic Amsterdam and see the city like a local on this 3-hour guided bike tour. Cycle along Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways, landmark bridges and historic streets, and see the famous Red Light District, the bustling New Market and the lively Jordaan district. Stop along the way to admire the city’s quirky architecture and snap photos of attractions like the Old Church, the Royal Palace and the Western Church. This small-group tour has a maximum of 15 people and is suitable for all abilities.
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  • 3 hours
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Culture Off the Beaten Path Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Culture Off the Beaten Path Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on a 3-hour bicycle tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stray from the conventional tourist trail to explore lesser-known neighborhoods home to landmarks like the Maritime Museum and the Rikjsmuseum. Weave your way through charming districts like Jordaan; gain fascinating insight into the rich historical heritage of Amsterdam. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 cyclists.
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  • 3 hours
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$59.72
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Vondelpark and Old West Neighbourhood Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Vondelpark and Old West Neighbourhood Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Go where the locals go! Explore Amsterdam's Vondelpark and the diverse Old West Neighbourhood with this self-guided GPS audio walking tour. The Old West neighbourhood will amaze you with its great diversity in streets & buildings on such a very small surface. This audio walk will show you the hidden gems and the ‘off the beaten track’ in Amsterdam. You'll be surprised about all that is found in such a short walking distance! Starting at the Vondelpark, we'll make our way through a vibrant 19th century neighbourhood with a local atmosphere. The tour ends at a former tram depot (De Hallen) which is now a centre for media, culture, fashion, food and local crafts. We’ll go from a church to a mosque, from a busy shopping street to a quiet street with a ‘village’ vibe next to a local market. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.48
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Amsterdam Bike Tour

Amsterdam Bike Tour

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During your stay in Amsterdam, you can not miss a bike tour through the city’s canals. The city bike tour of Amsterdam is the best way to get to know those parts of the city that are harder to reach by walking. Walking you can do 80% of the city and with the bike tour, we take you to travel 20% that you lack. Always safely, through independent bike lanes and away from the large crowds of downtown! For 2.5 hours on wheels, we will take you to the most memorable places in the city: parks, museums, windmills … In this tour, we will not only see the most important thing about the Dutch capital and its best landscapes but also tell you the stories that make these sites special. Do not hesitate! Get on the bike and discover Amsterdam with us on two wheels. It will be a memorable adventure! The tour includes the bicycle rental during the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

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Flytographer 30 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Amsterdam and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Amsterdam, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 30 minutes
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

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Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Amsterdam and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Amsterdam, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour
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$350.00
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$350.00
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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Amsterdam

Flytographer 120 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Amsterdam and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Amsterdam, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 2 hours
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$708.34
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Amsterdam Private Full Day Walking Tour

Amsterdam Private Full Day Walking Tour

Escape the crowd! Whether it’s just you and your significant other, or an extended group of friends, our private tour is specifically designed so that you will get to know Amsterdam intimately. Not only is there plenty of time for all your questions, but all so a chance to get all your travel tips and recommendations from the guide.  Get well acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets on our 6-hour tour, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on Canal Belt. You will be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings and the many houseboats. On a private tour your guide will be happy to tailor your experience on the day based on what you want to do and see. You’ll get personalized recommendations for where to eat and explore for the rest of your stay and of course, the chance to ask all the questions you want! To choose a Nova Fairy Tales experience is to discover Amsterdam, not just visit it!
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  • 6 hours
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$221.71
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$221.71
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local Expert Guide

Private Tour: Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local Expert Guide

Meet the most bike-friendly city in the world! On this private bike tour you will explore the most scenic paths with a local expert guide. Colorful districts, iconic landmarks and picturesque views are waiting for you. From art and history to food and people-watching. Amsterdam is culturally rich corner. • Surrender to the charms of iconic landmarks, comfortable lanes and picturesque views. • Fall in love with Chinatown, the Jordaan and the Nieuwmarkt • Explore the Houten Huys, the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis • Your guide can slightly change itineraries according to your wishes • Indulge in a Dutch dessert along the way
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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$130.00
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Amsterdam Highlights Bike Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Bike Tour

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Spin through Amsterdam like a local, save valuable sightseeing time, and see the sites with ease on this guided bicycle tour. With your guide to lead the way, discover top Amsterdam attractions like Anne Frank’s house and the Jewish Quarter. Explore diverse neighborhoods such as Amstel, historic Jordaan, and the Oosterdok, and escape the busy streets in the pretty Vondelpark.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.65
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Wooden Bike Experience

Wooden Bike Experience

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The wooden bike experience is not yet another touristic tour around the city center. It is a personalized experience in the urban and authentic side of Amsterdam. It brings visitors into the neighborhoods where the local live, shares the stories of locals and the history of the city, but also makes them live as Amsterdammers. It does all this while cycling around on an eco-friendly sustainable hand-crafted wooden bike. We welcome you in a secret garden in the center of Amsterdam with a cup of mountain tea to get to know each other before we cycle away. Dylan is there with a big smile and local advice for the best restaurants, bars, parks or whatever you want to ask! Helmets on and let's cycle away!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$45.91
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$45.91

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
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$21.84
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7-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam to Brussels (Return)

7-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam to Brussels (Return)

This 7-day rail tour takes you on a return journey from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels and Bruges! . The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the cities.
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  • 7 days
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$1,189.50
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$1,189.50

5-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges

5-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges

This 5-day rail tour takes you to Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges then you return back to Amsterdam. The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the cities.
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  • 5 days
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$904.02
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$904.02

7 Day Rail Tour - Netherlands Adventure

7 Day Rail Tour - Netherlands Adventure

This 7-day rail tour takes you on the ultimate adventure to Amsterdam, Haarlem and Rotterdam. The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the three cities.
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  • 7 days
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$999.37
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$999.37

Elisabeth's Tailor made tours and services in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Elisabeth's Tailor made tours and services in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

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Venice of the north, colourful, cosmopolitan, cultural, multicultural capital of the Netherlands. A tailor made tour can show you many attractions in the city with one of our personal qualified guides. We can arrange a guided walking tour, boat tour, bicycle tour, old timer trip, tuc-tuc or bus tour. Combinations of many different tours can also be arranged to meet your abilities and interests.
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  • 3 hours
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$236.12
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