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
Visiting the Netherlands? Don’t miss the famous Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam – it’s a must-see!
The Van Gogh museum offers the world’s largest collection of works by the renowned Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The museum’s collection includes 200 paintings, 500 drawings and many of the artist’s letters. Also Vincent’s wonderful collection of Japanese prints can be seen in the museum. Although the museum is named after Van Gogh, there’s plenty of pieces displayed from other 19th century artists as well – impressionists and post-impressionists like Pissaro, Monet and Gauguin – that are worth seeing. Some of these artists knew Vincent personally, were even his friends – although he was a difficult, troubled man that wasn’t easy to get along with. You might have heard the story about how his mental illness led him to cut off part of his own ear…
Make the most of your visit to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam
More than 1.6 million people visit this museum each year and it is the world’s 25th most popular museum – bringing lots of tourists to Amsterdam year after year! Being such a popular tourist destination, we suggest you pre-book your tickets or even get one of those ‘skip the line‘ tickets to avoid spending most of your day waiting in long lines. Another option is purchasing an I Amsterdam Card or Holland Pass, that will grant you free admission or give you discount to the Van Gogh museum and many others, like the Nemo Science Center, Heineken Experience or Rijksmuseum. Not only will these city passes give you free entry to lots of museums and attractions in Amsterdam; they will also get you discounts on numerous shops and restaurants scattered around the city. Another great benefit of the Pass is the free public transport which is a great advantage, saving you both precious time and money. Furthermore you will get discounts on cruises and bike rentals, which are both great ways to see the city.
Opening hours to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam are from 9:00 to 18:00 daily and Friday’s closing time is 22:00. The ticket office will close half an hour before the museum so don’t come at the last minute. An average visit will take you about 1.5 hour, but if you want you can easily spent hours watching all the works of art. Admission for adults is 15 Euros which is not cheap, but on the other hand children till the age of 17 are for free. The museum, that’s located on the Museum Square, is easy to reach by foot, tram, and bus. You can also get there by car, but it can be hard to find parking in the center of Amsterdam… One last tip: visit the museum from 9:00 – 11:00 or after 15:00 in the afternoon. The busiest times are between 11 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.
If you want to enjoy one of the most popular parks in the city, then the Vondelpark is a beautiful place to relax and escape the crowds- it marks as one of the loveliest Amsterdam attractions to see! Watch our free travel videos for more information about the Van Gogh Museum, the Vondelpark, Coffee Shops and many more things to see and do in 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.
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!