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Amstel River Tours

Amsterdam might be most famous for its winding canals and pretty locks, but it’s the Amstel River that the city was first built around, even deriving its name from its early settlement at the ‘Amstel Dam’.

Today the river runs through the center of the city, lined with landmark buildings, stately mansions and colorful houseboats. A walk along the riverside pathway takes in a number of key sights: the regal Carré theatre, still a popular performance house; the post-modernist Stopera city hall and opera house, with its contemporary glass facade; and the neo-baroque domes of the St Nicolas church, all face the river front. A number of landmark bridges also cross the river, the most famous of which is the Magere Brug, or the ‘Skinny Bridge’, a white painted bascule bridge, rebuilt in the early 1900s. Don’t miss out on renowned tourist attractions like the Hermitage Museum, the Amsterdam Museum and Waterlooplein, either – all lie along the shores of the Amstel.

Throughout the year a number of festivities center around the Amstel River – the Bevrijdingsdag (liberation day) celebrations are televised from here; the Gay Pride Canal Parade brings a dash of color to the waters and the annual New Year light-show dazzles crowds along the riverbanks.

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat, Amsterdam, null
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Enjoy a brand new type of cruise boat which offers you the comfort of a large canal cruise boat. When the weather is fine, the partially open roof will allow ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.73
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Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam's top sights on this 1-hour canal cruise. See the Golden Bend, the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.20
Amsterdam Super Saver: Guided City Tour plus Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Half-Day Trip, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Guided City Tour plus Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Half-Day Trip

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This Amsterdam Super Saver combines two half-day tours into one memorable day, giving you a great value for your money. Start the morning with a fully guided ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.35
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Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise or Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise or Rijksmuseum

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Get your bearings on this 2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. See top Amsterdam attractions including the Royal Palace, National ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $29.45
Shared Cruise, Amsterdam, Half-day Tours
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Shared Cruise

Book Amsterdam’s most unique boats for tours with business contacts, friends or family and step aboard one of our luxury canal cruises. Enjoy the beautifully ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 days 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.77

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