Guided tours in Amsterdam

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Amsterdam, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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A guide for first-time visitors to Amsterdam

Whether you are planning to spend a day in Amsterdam or are a seasoned tourist, there are a few things to keep in mind before you head out. These tips will help ensure that you get the most out of your visit.

Van Gogh Museum

Located in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum is home to the world's largest collection of works by the famous Dutch painter. The museum displays a mix of paintings, drawings and personal items that illustrate Van Gogh's life.

Tickets to the Van Gogh Museum are available for purchase online. These tickets provide visitors with entry to all the temporary exhibitions. These temporary exhibits range from Impressionist to Post-Impressionist art.

The Van Gogh Museum is a popular destination for tourists. A multimedia guide is available to give you an in-depth overview of the museum's collection. There are 11 languages available. These multimedia guides are also available for adults and under-18s for EUR3. If you want to avoid waiting in line, purchasing tickets online is a good idea.

Aside from the collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, the museum also features other works by the artist's contemporaries. For example, the museum has pieces by Japanese prints, French prints and works by touring artists. There is also a cafe and gift shop on the ground floor. There are several tram lines that connect the museum to other locations in the city.

The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands. The museum attracts around 2.5 million visitors per year. It is located in the Museum Quarter, which is a busy tourist neighborhood.

Although the museum is quite large, you can complete the visit in less than two hours. You can use the Rijksmuseum app to create your own route through the museum. The app allows you to zoom in on the artworks to get a better look.

The best time to visit the Van Gogh Museum is during the week. On weekends, the queue can be quite long. It's recommended to visit on sunny days.


Heineken Experience

Located in the old brewery in the centre of Amsterdam, the Heineken Experience is an interactive museum which focuses on the history of the famous beer brand. Visitors can tour the original brewery, learn about the beer's brewing process, and discover the company's history and future plans. It is a unique location and has been welcoming visitors since 1991.

The Heineken Experience is a four-floor building which is home to a collection of exhibits and interactive expositions. There are four different versions of the Heineken Experience: The self-guided tour, the guided tour, the 4D tour, and the VR ride.

The self-guided tour is the most popular version. This one takes visitors through the various aspects of the museum and includes a free sample of Heineken, as well as a free coffee or tea. This tour takes about an hour and a half to complete.

The guided tour is led in small groups, and can last for approximately 1.5 hours. You will be able to see the old copper brew kettles, malt silos, and Shire horses that used to pull promotional drays. The tour also includes the famous "Brew Your Ride" exhibit which shows how the beer brand came to be. It is a great way to experience the brewing process firsthand.

The Heineken Experience also includes a free canal cruise. You can opt to go on the cruise for an hour, or if you have time, you can take a longer excursion which lasts for up to three hours. A snack box is included on the cruise.

The Heineken Experience also has a souvenir shop. It sells customised Heineken glasses, as well as other memorabilia related to the beer brand.


Anne Frank House

Visiting Anne Frank House is one of the highlights of a trip to Amsterdam. This small museum in the Jordaan district is the perfect place to learn about the Jewish community during World War II.

The Anne Frank House is a small but perfectly preserved museum, with several exhibits that give visitors an understanding of the perils faced by the Jewish community during the Second World War. It also offers a look at the resilience of the human spirit.

If you are wondering how to spend one day in Amsterdam at Anne Frank House, here are a few things you need to know. The museum only sells tickets, so you will need to buy a ticket before you arrive. It is best to go online to purchase your ticket, as the queues can be long.

In addition to the requisite ticket, you will need to bring your own camera, umbrella, and water. If you are planning on taking a photo of the exterior of the museum, be sure to take permission from the house owners.

There are several other fun things to do in the Anne Frank House, but the main draw is seeing the interior of the home where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis. It is also worth seeing the Secret Annex, where they spent two and a half years.

You should probably visit the Resistance Museum before you go to the Anne Frank House. It is a well-set up museum, and the free audio guide is worth a look.

Another cool thing to see at the Anne Frank House is the new exhibition called Reflections. It has several exhibits, including large video projections and several politicians and authors. It also has an interactive way of telling the story of Anne and her family.

Red Light District

Whether you want to experience the Red Light District in Amsterdam or are just interested in the history of this infamous area, there are many options for exploring the neighborhood. You can take a self-guided tour, learn about the history of the area, or sign up for a guided tour.

There are several museums that can be visited while you are in the area. The Red Light Secrets museum gives an insider's look into the infamous district. The museum features a window experience and a discussion of the history of prostitution.

The Erotic Museum is a former warehouse and provides visitors with a glimpse of the sex industry. You will have the opportunity to see replicas of some of the most famous windows in the city. You will also have the opportunity to take pictures of the windows.

The 5D Porn Cinema is a world first for the city. The theater is located next to many of the window brothels. The movie is a fun erotic film. You will also be able to see a variety of special effects.

Kokopelli is a smart store that sells Magic Truffels, a legal psychedelic drug that keeps users high for 4 hours. They also have a lounge where you can enjoy a view of the Damrak. It is a great place to relax.

You can take a walking tour of the Red Light District. The tours are hosted by licensed guides. These guides will explain the history and changes to the area. You will also have time to enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at a popular cafe.

You can also book a private tour. These tours are designed for small groups, usually with 15 participants or more. These private tours include an overview of the area, a commentary on its history, and a visit to the Sexmuseum.


Located in the middle of the city, MuseumsQuartier is home to over 60 cultural institutions and is one of the largest art districts in Europe. With a little planning, you can make a day of it, and not feel too guilty about doing so.

You'll be surprised at the number of attractions to be found in this cultural hotspot. There's the Leopold Museum and its famous collection of Viennese modernism, the Art and Design Museum, the Kunsthalle, the Naturhistorisches Museum, and even the MUMOK (pronounced "mouse"). The MUMOK is an interactive children's museum with a well crafted museum display of the best modern and contemporary art from across the central European continent.

The MQ is also home to the MQ Point, an information and ticket office for the MQ and other nearby attractions. You can purchase an MQ Duo Ticket, which is a convenient one-two punch to the MQ. You can also opt to pay for a skip-the-line tour of the MQ, allowing you to get the most out of your visit. The MQ has something for everyone, whether you're an art lover, an architecture buff, or just looking for a good time. The MuseumsQuartier isn't a place you'll want to miss. Despite its ubiquity, the place is packed with a lot of tourists and locals, so plan your stay well in advance. Getting around is easy, thanks to the public transport system and the MQ's convenient location. The MuseumsQuartier is a ten minute tram ride from the city center. Alternatively, you can hop on the metro and take a quick stroll to the nearest metro stop. For those with a penchant for shopping, you'll find all the best brands in the Naschmarkt area.

Day trips from Amsterdam

Whether you are planning a holiday to Amsterdam or are already there, there are many great day trips from Amsterdam. From historic sites to beautiful gardens, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Zaanse Schans

Located near Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Zaanse Schans is a charming little town on the banks of the Zaan River. The village is a great place to visit if you want to see the history of Dutch architecture and enjoy a bit of nature. The town is also home to a number of museums and attractions.

Zaanse Schans is a wonderful day trip from Amsterdam, and it's easy to reach by train or bus. Located about 45 minutes from the center of the city, it's a great destination for a half-day trip. The area is beautiful, and it's also a great detour from the busy streets of Amsterdam.

Keukenhof Gardens

Located just outside of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Keukenhof Gardens is a day trip destination that is worth a visit. The massive garden is known for its millions of tulips and other flowering plants. If you want to experience this beautiful place, it's best to plan your visit during the month of May.

Depending on your interests, you can choose to do a private tour or join a group tour. The latter will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the flowers without having to worry about missing a bus back to the city.

During the spring, you can expect to see millions of tulips in bloom. This is the perfect time to see the beautiful flowers, but there are also other types of flowers. On a cloudy day, you might not get the full effect of the tulip display.


Located about twenty minutes from Amsterdam, Volendam is a small town with plenty of touristy sites to explore. It's also a good place to stock up on souvenirs. You can buy a variety of traditional Dutch items such as wooden clogs.

Visitors can see old wooden houses, windmills, and fishing boats. There is also a museum, where visitors can learn about the history of the town. There is also a cheese factory where you can try cheese and other products. You can take a stroll along the waterfront or get photos taken at the various locations.

Volendam is known for its picturesque houses and architecture. There are many cafes and shops to visit. Several Dutch singers were born in Volendam.


Located fifteen minutes outside of Amsterdam, Haarlem is a beautiful town with lots of historic architecture. The quaint town has plenty of shops, museums, restaurants and cafes to keep you busy. It's a perfect day trip from Amsterdam.

The Grote Markt is the main square of Haarlem. The square is often home to weekend markets. The market is also home to temporary exhibitions and restaurants. The town hall in the center of the Grote Markt is impressive.

The Frans Hal Museum is one of the best attractions in Haarlem. It features a collection of religious works. The museum is near the Teyler Museum. If you love music, you can visit the Little Room. The Little Room regularly hosts the Dutch Chamber Orchestra. The acoustics of the room are some of the best in Europe.


Visiting Leiden on a day trip from Amsterdam is a great idea. It is a charming city that has many world class museums and isn't too touristy. During the Eighty Years' War, Leiden was devastated, but it left many remnants behind. It's also home to some beautiful and colourful buildings.

One of the best ways to see Leiden is by boat. There are several companies that offer boat tours of the city. These boat tours include all the main attractions and give a new perspective on the city from the water.

Another great way to explore the city is by bike. Bikes are cheap and can be rented in the city center. However, it's not recommended to rent a bike for the entire day.


Visiting the Netherlands for a day trip can be a great way to explore all the great things the country has to offer. Whether you are looking for museums or historical monuments, there is plenty to see in the region. Fortunately, travel to these destinations is easy, and most of them are within a short train ride of the city.

The Dutch rail network is very well connected, and you can find a website or app to help you plan your journey. Rotterdam is a great place to start your journey, and a 35 minute train ride will get you to this booming city. You can choose from the many day trips from Amsterdam to Rotterdam available, and a guided tour can give you a comprehensive overview of the region's highlights.

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