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Blue Boat Company

Welcome at Blue Boat Company! Our luxurious boats are ready to guide you through Amsterdam’s many canals. Our canals have been awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage status and taking this 75-minute City Canal Cruise will reveal why. Passing all of the city’s highlights, this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city. Our boats sail 365 days a year. In summer we open our roofs so you can enjoy the sun and a little breeze goes through the boat – in winter we turn on the central heating for you. Or take our Evening Cruise and explore Read More

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Cheese & More by Henri Willig

In het heart of Amsterdam you will find “De Proefzolder”- Cheese Tasting by Henri Willig. Here you can experience the traditional cheese making process in an authentic cheese factory atmosphere. With the aid of our multilingual guides and a short film you will discover the traditional cheese making process. You can sample cheese for yourself. Try the taste sensations of the various quality cheeses over a glass of wine or beer. A fun and tasteful experience for only € 9,95 p.p. The tasting takes place at 4.00 pm every day and on Fridays and during the weekend also at 2.00 Read More

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Brings you close to the most unbelievable and amazing exhibits around the world. Enjoy a full experience behind the doors in Amsterdam and see the world through our eyes. Experience two amazingly unique attractions on 5 incredible floors. Odditorium in Dam Square is a “must see” when you visit Amsterdam! Feel like you’re in the movie when you ride Ripley’s 5D Moving Theatre! Plus a lounge on our top floor where you can enjoy a view of the Square. Don’t forget to check out Mr. Ripley’s Boat and enjoy the shooting gallery while you’re here! Read More

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Diamant Museum

Diamant Museum A visit to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam sends you to a journey that starts 200 kilometres below, the surface of the earth’s crust. There you will learn how diamonds are formed through a process, of billions of years to their final shape we all know and love. But it doesn’t stop there because at our museum you can see actual diamond cutters and goldsmiths turning these precious stones into the most beautiful jewelry. We are located in the heart of Amsterdam next to the famous Museum Square between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Diamond Workshop We Read More

Coster Diamonds AMSTERDAM

Coster Diamonds

Royal Coster Diamonds, 175 years of craftsmanship The world’s most trusted diamond factory has a rich and compelling history. In our diamond facts section, we discuss some remarkable facts about diamonds in general or about the legacy of Coster Diamonds. Today we discuss the subtitle of our famous logo: Since 1840. Coster Diamonds was actually founded before that date, but we just can’t proof it. Coster Diamonds,royal partner From the 7th of july you can get Royal Diamonds in Amsterdam at Royal Coster. It pleased His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands to bestow the Royal Title upon Coster Diamonds. Read More

omniversum

Omniversum

With a screen that spans a massive 36 metres wide x 18 metres high Omniversum is the biggest theatre in The Netherlands. But visiting Omniversum goes beyond just seeing a movie on a huge screen. The size of the screen combines with a set of revolutionary projection systems, customised theatre geometry and 8,000 watts of digital surround sound to deliver the ultimate movie going experience. Don’t just watch the movie, become part of it! See the official website here

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Het Rembrandthuis

Het Rembrandthuis In the Rembrandthuis, Rembrandt lived and worked in this beautiful and monumental house between 1639 and 1658. Based on an inventory of the time, the house has been redecorated with furniture, art and objects dating from the 17th century. In the Rembrandt House there are daily demonstrations of etching and paint preperation that show you the way he worked in that period of time. On top of that, there is a continual workshop that is offered at no additional cost, giving you the opportunity to do your own etching in Rembrandt’s student studio (Leerlingenatelier). The Rembrandt House owns Read More

Vincentre Museum

Vincentre Museum

Vincentre Museum Gogh Village Nuenen You can’t get closer to Van Gogh In Nuenen you can walk where Vincent once walked, and still see what Vincent once saw. You can experience in real life the lovely and unique locations he painted. Vincent van Gogh lived for two years in Nuenen. During his stay he produced almost 25% of his total work and produced his first world-famous painting the “Potato Eaters” There are still 22 Van Gogh locations in Nuenen, the village is a real outdoor museum about Vincent van Gogh! What makes it so special is that you can see Read More

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The Jewish Cultural Quarter

ONE TICKET FOUR LOCATIONS THE JEWISH CULTURAL QUARTER in the heart of Amsterdam Beautiful synagogues, striking buildings and impressive monuments colour the streets of Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Quarter. Stroll through this area and visit the intriguing Jewish Historical Museum with it’s fascinating JHM Children’s Museum, the imposing Portuguese Synagogue, and moving National Holocaust Memorial. Four cultural institutions accessible with a single ticket. See the official website here

The Zaanse Schans

De Zaanse Schans

Visit the wooden shoe workshop at De Zaanse Schans! See the clog makers at work in the workshop and learn about the history of wooden shoes in the museum – admission is free! We have the largest wooden shoe inventory in all sizes and colours! Be sure to try some on and experience what it feels like to walk on wood! Making a picture in the giant wooden shoe will complete your visit! From Amsterdam CS by bus (Bus 391) or train (station Koog-Zaandijk) in only 15 minutes. Open daily, all year round! See the official website here

De Oude Kerk

De Oude Kerk

De Oude Kerk, oldest church in Amsterdam, is now a centre of cultural activities in the heart of the old town centre. The beautiful light through the high windows, the medieval church furnishing, gravestones (such as Saskia van Uylenburgh’s, Rembrandts first wife) and the magnificent painted wooden vaults, create a unique atmosphere and give away something of the buildings’ unique history. The Oude Kerk was built in different phases and ages and has a total surface area of 4000 m2. There are two organs: a transept organ (1658) and the well-known Vater-Müller organ (1724/1738), nowadays both used for concerts. In Read More

De Nieuwe Kerk

De Nieuwe Church

De Nieuwe Kerk is famous for its beautiful exhibitions. In 1998 it had almost half a million visitors, making it one of the top three most popular exhibition locations in the Netherlands. The Nieuwe Kerk has become famous for its exhibitions presenting the cultural treasures of distant lands, and revealing the religious beliefs of other civilisations. This historic building stands at the heart of Amsterdam, next door to the Royal Palace. The building itself is well worth a visit. One of the oldest churches in Amsterdam, it is also used for the inauguration ceremony for the Dutch monarchs. In 1980, Read More

Nemo Science Museum

Nemo Science Museum

Nemo Science Museum When did the first electrical appliances appear in our homes? What were they? The story of technology and science is even more compelling when set against the background of the past. It’s a past you can see and touch in our special heritage collection of 17,000 artefacts in the Nemo Science Museum. The NEMO Science Museum collection shows how energy has shaped and influenced our world. NEMO has a total of approximately 17,000 artefacts in its care that tell the story of humankind and energy in its broadest sense: from the parlograph to the Walkman, from the Read More

Madame Tussaud’s

Madame Tussaud’s

Madame Tussaud’s Imagine… meeting famous pop stars, glorious Dutch painters, and international celebrities. From past to present, Madame Tussaud’s proudly presents them all! Step back in time and witness Holland’s Golden Age. Be part of Vermeer’s’ three-dimensional paintings and visit Rembrandt in his studio. Always wanted to chat with Anthony Hopkins or stand next to Marilyn Monroe while the wind rustles her dress? Now is your chance! At Madame Tussaud’s you’ll be the closest to the stars you’ll ever get! Opening Times: open daily from 10.00 – 18.30 (entrance closes at 17.30) See the official website here

Romantic Horse-drawn Carriage

Romantic Horse-drawn Carriage

Romantic Horse-drawn Carriage “Would you like to enjoy Amsterdam with an nostalgic and romantic touch? Spoil yourself, and see the sight by horse and carriage. The coachman is also your guide and while riding along the loveliest spots in Amsterdam, your guide tells you all sorts of details about the city and its history. The tour begins and ends at our regular stand at the Damsqaure (Dam) in front of the Royal Palace daily from 11am to 6pm. Ask at your hoteldesk for our special Pick-up service.” See the official website here

Hollandsche Schouwburg

Hollandsche Schouwburg

The Hollandsche Schouwburg is a monument commemorating the Dutch Jews murdered during World War II. See the official website here

Holland Internationaal Canal Cruises and Excursions

Holland International Canal Cruises and Excursions

Holland Internationaal Canal Cruises and Excursions Open daily from 8.30-22.00. Many options: CityTour by Boat, 1-houre Canal Cruise, Candlelight Cruise, Dinner Cruise and Ultimate Cruise. Canal Cruise Take a canal cruise in Amsterdam. Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre, floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city. Whether you’re a first-time or frequent visitor, everything in Amsterdam seems a bit more magical when viewed from a boat. See the official website here

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Heineken Experience Amsterdam

Heineken Experience Amsterdam The Heineken Experience is located in Heineken’s first brewery in Amsterdam’s city center. In 1988 the brewery was closed when it became unable to meet the high production demand. Since 1991 it has been welcoming visitors from all over the world, and now offers visitors a self-guided interactive journey through the world of Heineken. During the 90-minute visit, you’ll learn about the history of the Heineken company, the 4 natural ingredients used in making the beer, the brewing process, and the tasting room. You’ll also hear about the Heineken brand and the partnerships with UEFA Champions League Read More

Gassan Diamond

Gassan Diamond

Gassan Diamond Amsterdam has been known as “the City of Diamonds” for over 425 years, in fact, the ´brilliant cut´ which was originated in Amsterdam is known as ´The Amsterdam cut´ in some circles. Therefore when organizing a trip to Amsterdam, diamonds should be part of your itinerary. And with a selection of themed and customised tours, a visit to Gassan Diamonds makes a dazzling addition to any itinerary. In the greenest museum quarters of Amsterdam known as “de Plantage” you will find Gassan Diamonds. This formerly steam driven diamond factory, originally build in 1879, is the oldest diamond factory Read More

Artis

Artis

In 2009 it was exactly 150 years ago that Artis opened its doors; it has, of course, changed considerably since then. However, the winding paths, majestic trees and the monumental historical buildings still give Artis a special, 19th century atmosphere. There are more than 8000 animals in the zoo, as well as two museums – the Zoological Museum and the Geological Museum – a very sophisticated Planetarium and a magnificent, recently renewed Aquarium. The new restaurant ‘de twee cheetahs’ overlooks the African Savannah. Is open every day from 9am to 5pm. See the official website here

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