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 Nieuwmarkt District
Are you planning to visit the Netherlands? Of course you’ll include a few days in the capital city: Amsterdam! This bustling city offers you a long list of amazing attractions, some of them are very famous – like the Van Gogh Museum, the Red Light District, the coffee shops or the beautiful city center with its canals and historic buildings – others are less known, like the Chinese neighborhood of Nieuwmarkt.
Although not one of the first things you think about when talking about Amsterdam, we highly recommended a visit to the Nieuwmarkt district. Actually, the Nieuwmarkt itself is a square, not far from the Red Light District. This square is situated in the middle of Amsterdam’s Chinatown. Let us tell you a little bit more about this fascinating area of the city that’s full of surprises…
Get to know Nieuwmarkt district in Amsterdam
So here you are, on your way to Nieuwmarkt. Located on the old side of the city just east of Damrak and Rokin, this is a great chance to enjoy a unique culinary experience while sightseeing the old town’s top landmarks. Stop for a snack in one of the Asian restaurants, admire the Buddhist temple or the old Bethany Convent, do some shopping in the many shops, or head to the ultimate meeting place and the beating heart of the old city – the Dam Square. The Red Light District and Oudezijds Burgwal – the oldest part of the city – are nearby as well.
The Nieuwmarkt square used to be a canal, but it was filled in the 17th century. Now it’s a square that’s surrounded with cafes and restaurants, and with a daily market. An interesting monumental building that you can see there is the Waag (the Weighing House), it has a very long history that’s worth exploring. Dating back from 1488, is has had lots of different functions, inside you will find a very charming cafe restaurant that is lid by 300 candles.
As you can see, you can easily spend a few hours in the Nieuwmarkt district! Interested in Amsterdam’s many other attractions? Then watch our Amsterdam video guides to get plenty of tips on how to make the most of your visit to this great city!
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!