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.
Amsterdam Nieuwendijk Area
Amsterdam is a small city boasting many attractions for every type of tourist – varying from historical sites to cool nightclubs. Sometimes a city with too much to do and see can overwhelm you and you might forget or simply not know about the best places in town. Nieuwendijk is one of those places not everyone immediately thinks about, or has even heard about, but if you’re into shopping and you would like to get to know the city better then this is a great spot for you!
Nieuwendijk is one of the main shopping streets in Amsterdam, and Nieuwendijk area is a very nice area to explore. If you have a passion for fashion then you shouldn’t miss this street as the best fashion boutiques are situated here. Not far from here you can find many famous attractions and sights, such as the Dam Square, the Anne Frank Museum and the Red Light District, just to name a few.
The Dam Square is a short walk (about 140m) south east from Nieuwendijk and it is the number one spot to have a fun-filled day. You have the option of heading to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, to visit the huge Dutch department store “De Bijenkorf” or the historic Royal Palace.
Explore Nieuwendijk area in Amsterdam
Once you have explored these great places, why not head to the world famous Anne Frank House, which is about 650m to the west of Dam Square. If you have read the book of Anne Frank, you might like to know that you can actually witness the diary the Jewish girl wrote in its real form at the museum. It’s usually open between 9 am and 7 pm.
If all of these attractions have been ticked off your list then next could be the notorious Red Light District, also in Nieuwendijk area. To learn more about this much talked about district in the Netherlands, you could take a guided tour. There’s more to this place than just sex clubs and half naked women behind neon light windows! You might be surprised to find a Buddhist temple here, or an Old Church with beautiful interior. Or just enjoy the many bars and cafes you can find here, there’s always something to do!
If you prefer to continue shopping after you’ve been to the Nieuwendijk, then you’re in luck: the nearby Kalverstraat is one of the most upscale shopping areas in the Netherlands where you are bound to shop till you drop. If you didn’t find what you were looking for in Nieuwendijk then you must surely succeed at the Kalverstraat. Learn more about the best things to see in Amsterdam by watching our special video guides.
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.
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!
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!
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!