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 Rijksmuseum Area
Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Although the Dutch capital is small compared to cities like Berlin, London or Paris, there are numerous attractions and museums to visit here, and then we’re not even talking about the nightlife or shopping this city offers you. Because of this overload of things to do and see, you may end up feeling confused and miss out on the best attractions and activities. That’s why we’d like to tell you a little bit more about one of the most visited areas of Amsterdam: the Rijksmuseum area.
If you are planning a trip to the Netherlands and you will spend some time in Amsterdam, then you are probably thinking about visiting its leading art museum – the Rijksmuseum. Also known as the National Museum, this Amsterdam attraction has around 5000 paintings from Dutch and Flemish masters from the 15th to the 19th century including Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. If you own an I Amsterdam Card, an advantage for you is that entry here will be free. Make sure to check our offers to learn more about this great attraction pass, that could save you a lot of money and time during your vacation!
Get to know Rijksmuseum area in Amsterdam
After you’ve taken enough time to explore the museum, and you find yourself in the streets of Amsterdam again, you will be happy to know that from here it’s very easy to find plenty of other fun and interesting things to do and see around the Rijksmuseum. Here are a few ideas:
If you haven’t seen enough art yet, then you could continue with the Van Gogh museum, located on the Museum Square only 300 meters away from the Rijksmuseum. (Although you might want to save that for another day, 2 big museums in 1 day is not for everyone…) The Van Gogh museum attracts more than 1.5 million visitors every year and is dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. Entrance is not cheap, but it could be for free if you hold the I Amsterdam Card or the Holland Pass.
Also the Concertgebouw (concert building), the Vondelpark (the biggest park in the city center), and Albert Cuyp market are great places to visit when you’re wandering around in the Rijksmuseum area. You can reach them all easily on foot, as distances in the Amsterdam city center are usually not that long. Here’s another idea – what about a visit to the Heineken Experience? You can find it a bit north of the Rijksmuseum. Experience the age old beer making process, learn about the history of pilsner and taste some real Dutch Heineken beer. If it’s getting late and you’re looking for restaurants, bars, or clubs then the Leidseplein square is not far either! Learn more about the top attractions 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!