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 Van Gogh Museum Area
Planning a vacation in Amsterdam? There’s plenty to see and do in the Dutch capital, whether you like art, shopping, history, culture, pubs or coffee shops – you will not be bored here! Sometimes a city destination that has so much to offer can be overwhelming and it could be hard to choose what you want to do if you only have a few days time. Luckily, Amsterdam’s city center is relatively small and you can do a lot of foot. Still, you will have to plan what attractions you really want to see, and maybe book tickets for the busiest museums, tours or shows in advance. One of the must-visit places in Amsterdam is the Van Gogh Museum. If you’d like to explore this museum, you will soon discover that there are many great attractions to visit around the Van Gogh Museum area as well…
The Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection by the most famous artist in the world: Vincent van Gogh. With 200 paintings, 500 drawings and several letters by Van Gogh, and works from his contemporaries as well, this Amsterdam attraction is visited by 1.6 million people yearly. So take into consideration that you won’t be the only tourist planning to go here! Queues can get very long, and purchasing skip-the-line tickets in advance is highly recommended if you don’t want to find yourself standing in line for hours before you can enter the museum.
Get to know the Van Gogh museum area in Amsterdam
Approximately 500 m north east from this museum is Weteringschans. This area is not only known for the Van Gogh Museum and landmarks like the Vondelpark and the Flower Market, but also the famous Rijksmuseum can be found here! This historical art museum, just 300 meters away from the Van Gogh, is one of the most well-known Amsterdam attractions and includes over 4000 paintings by eminent Dutch and Flemish artists of which Rembrandt’s “Nightwatch” must be the most famous example of all. Both museums are included in the I Amsterdam City Card and the Holland Pass, two convenient prepaid attraction passes – make sure to check our offers for more information!
Strolling through museums can be very tiring. Need a moment to just sit, relax and rest a bit? Head north to find the Vondelpark, where you can enjoy the greenery, chill out or even enjoy a picnic. This popular city park is especially nice during the summer months when you can take part in the fun activities it offers – like an open air theatre or rent a bike with the family!
After you have rested enough, we suggest you go to Leidseplein which is less than a kilometer away. Here you can either party, watch a live music show, see a performance at the Stadsschouwburg Theatre (a beautiful building worth checking out!), or if you are hungry – have a nice meal in one of the restaurants at the square. Find out more about the Leidseplein square and other hotspots 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!