Amsterdam Amstel River

Going on vacation to Amsterdam? You probably want to make it a trip to remember!

Luckily, there are many things to do in Amsterdam to make your vacation a memorable one. Amsterdam’s tourism is booming because of its well-known beautiful canals and numerous bridges that are lined with various restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other amenities. Lots of Amsterdam’s attractions are located around the river Amstel. Make some time to go and see some of the city’s most picturesque bridges like the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) – that even makes an appearance in the 1971 James Bond movie “Diamonds are Forever”! – and Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge) that cross the Amstel river.

Get to know attractions on the Amstel river in Amsterdam

Now what is a better way of exploring a city, than during a relaxing river cruise with stunning views of the historical city? The Amstel is the perfect place to do so! You may recognize the name Amstel from the famous beer brand but even if you’re not an avid alcohol fan, you may know that Amsterdam’s original name derives from this river that runs through the city.

Apart from the many boats that cruise the waters daily, there are many events on the river: for example the Heineken and Head of the River Amstel rowing races as well as the annual floating Gay Pride Parade. Check out the rest of our special video guides for the best tips on Amsterdam!



Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills, Delft and The Hague Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this combination of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Take a morning tour from Amsterdam to see the famous Zaanse Schans windmills and the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam. Then, continue your day trip from Amsterdam with visits to two don't-miss Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. If time is tight and you'd like to travel beyond Amsterdam, this action-packed, full-day tour shows you the best of the Netherlands. Even better, you'll enjoy about a 10% discount when you buy these tours in this way.

USD 92.65$

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the surrounding Dutch countryside and its wonderful windmills! Drive through idyllic landscapes criss-crossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses and old-fashioned cheese-making in Volendam. Watch a shoemaker make clogs in Marken, and capture photos of the windmills the Netherlands is famous for in the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans. Throughout this half-day trip, listen to commentary about the history, culture and sights of the Netherlands.

USD 46.33$

Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam

Discover Bruges – one of the most captivating cities in Belgium – on this day trip from Amsterdam. After traveling to Bruges by coach, you will receive a brief overview of city sights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, enjoy 5 full hours exploring the churches, canals and lace shops of Bruges on your own. See the Begijnhof, the city gates and the eye-catching windmills. And indulge in some delicious Belgian chocolates on your ride back to Amsterdam!

USD 81.07$

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

Simplify your trip to Amsterdam with the I Amsterdam City Card, a pass that gives you free admission to museums and public transport throughout the city. Gain free entry to 38 museums including the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandthuis Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam. Enjoy unlimited free public transport, a free canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. This pass is the perfect way for independent travelers to make the most of their time in Amsterdam and save money too!

USD 56.75$

Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour from Amsterdam

Experience the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens on this hassle-free tour from Amsterdam. Travel by comfortable coach through the Netherlands’ countryside filled with blooming flower fields, and then enjoy three hours walking through the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy among the vibrant display of millions of spring tulips!

USD 57.91$