Nes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nes tours, things to do and tickets

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Duration: 5 hours
Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!

Opt for the Charm of Holland tour option to experience the best of old Holland in a small group, with all of the all-in option inclusions plus lunch at a traditional Dutch fishing restaurant. This luxurious tour departs every Friday!
Attractions: Nes Oode
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Amsterdam's Favorite Food Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with all the delicious treats and dishes Amsterdam has to offer. In a city that has been influenced by a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, you can find anything that tickles your fancy! In this private tour, you can taste the most authentic local bites of the Dutchies. During this local food journey, you can walk through the amazing Pijp area together with your private local insider. This area is the most cosmopolitan and vibrant district of Amsterdam and almost no travelers know how to truly discover this region on their own. Luckily you have your local friend by your side to show and tell you all there is! In the Pijp, Hip cafes are popping up next to the authentic local bars, creating a unique vibe of the old and new Amsterdam. Many family restaurants that passed on from generation to generation can still be found here, during the day there is the biggest market of Europe and you can find beautiful parks, Dutch architecture, and monuments along the route. Walk past all the local vendors at the Albert Cuyp market, where you’re always greeted with a warm smile. Enjoy the famous “stroopwafel” along the way, freshly prepared for you by a true Amsterdammer. You can also taste the best fish of Amsterdam, or as the locals call it: a “vissie”. Something that everyone loves is the fried fish, but if you'd really like to go local you're invited to taste a real herring! And of course, what are the Dutch without cheese? A delicious cheese tasting - freshly prepared from a local vendor - is also included for you to excite your tastebuds among other delicious tastings. Our awesome locals are waiting to give you the most amazing private food experience in Amsterdam. Check out their profiles and pick the host you like most for a delicious day in the ‘Dam'!
Attractions: Nes IJ
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Anne Frank & Jewish Culture: Walking Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Anne Frank is one of the most known historical figures during WWII and her diary has been shared all around the globe. Her story is a glimpse of the struggles & wishes of those that had to hide to save their lives from the Nazi attacks. Retrace history & understand more about Anne Frank and the Jewish community on this enlightening private tour. Visit places that represent & pay tribute to the victims of WWII as well as to all the Jewish community of Amsterdam. Go to the world famous Tuschinski theatre and find out how the cinema & the Jewish community are connected. Follow the historical trail to visit The Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Museum. Throughout your whole private experience, you'll hear interesting facts and stories about the Jewish community and Anne Frank. And ask away! Your knowledgeable host has a vast understanding of the subject and can answer your questions in a blink! Go back in time at the Hollandsche Schouwburg. Hear about the Jewish community hotspot which used to be here, later transformed into a deportation center by the Germans in 1942. Along the way, you'll visit the Auschwitz Memorial. Your local host will explain the meaning behind this monument & why it contains pieces of cracked mirrors with inscriptions that say “Nooit meer Auschwitz” (never Auschwitz again). Follow the 'Stolpersteine': cobblestones that commemorate Jewish victims of the Holocaust and that will take you to Anne Frank's House. Here, you'll say goodbye to your favorite local but not before hearing the story of this famous house that hosted Anne and seven others (Frank family, Van Pels family and dentist Fritz Pfeffer) when they went into hiding in the secret annex for two years. *Please note* This tour does not include the visit of the Anne Frank House. Let your local host know if you want to include a visit to the house and they'll personalize the tour for you.
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Amsterdam's Golden Age Architectural Gems Tour

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Duration: an hour
Join me on a walking tour where you'll catch a glimpse into the Golden Ages of Amsterdam. This journey back in time is possible thanks to its well-preserved buildings. Still standing and in impeccable conditions since the 17th century! Stroll along beautiful streets and canals and learn about the unique houses that give Amsterdam its distinguished look and atmosphere up until this day. I'll tell you all about the Northern Renaissance style and the use of different materials. Along the way, you'll see the former town hall and the architectural wonder, the famous 'Nieuwe Kerk' in the popular Dam area. Get to know the unique style of northern baroque architect Hendrick de Keyser, I will tell you all about him! Of course, I'll also give you insights about the different world-famous canal house facades, but most importantly how the Dutch were able to build all of those glorious structures on the swampy ground. On the route, I will help you spot hidden gems & places of architectural uniqueness that only locals know of! If there is any other place or architectural building you want to explore, just let me know and I will customize this tour 100% to your wishes! See you soon!
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Mmm... Amsterdam’s Best Family Food Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Mmm...Fall in love with all the delicious snacks and dishes Amsterdam has to offer. In a city that has been influenced by many different cultures and cuisines, you can find anything that fits your taste! The most authentic local bites of the Dutchies have been combined into one tasty Family Friendly private tour. Along the way, your kids can enjoy the thrills of a fabulous treasure hunt and take part in a quiz about Amsterdam - both are fun and educational. We’ve also included an active break for kids at the playground, where you can enjoy learning all about the picturesque Sarphatipark. During this local food journey, you'll walk through the amazing Pijp area together with your private host. This area is the most cosmopolitan and vibrant district of Amsterdam and almost no travelers know how to truly discover this region on their own. Luckily you have your local guide to show and tell you all there is! In the Pijp, Hip cafes are popping up next to the authentic local bars, creating an unique vibe of the old and new Amsterdam. Many family restaurants that passed on from generation to generation can still be found here, during the day there is the biggest market of Europe and you'll find beautiful parks, Dutch architecture and monuments along the route. Walk past all the local vendors at the Albert Cuyp market, where you’re always greeted with a warm smile. Enjoy the famous “stroopwafel” along the way - a yummy treat that each kid loves - freshly prepared for you by a true Amsterdammer. You will also taste the best fish of Amsterdam, or as the locals call it: a “vissie”. Something that everyone loves is the fried fish, but if you'd really like to go local you're invited to taste a real herring! Our awesome locals are waiting to give you the most amazing private food experience in Amsterdam. Check out their profiles and pick the host you like most for a delicious day in the ‘Dam'!
Private

Amsterdam Like a Local: Private Bike Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
When in Amsterdam, there's no better way to embrace the local culture and see the city than on a bike! Do as the Dutchies do and hop on a bike to move around the city, of course, with a local host by your side! Ready to spend a day feeling like a local? On this private tour, your bike will help you enjoy Amsterdam to the max. There’s so much more to see when you’re biking your way through the city. And no need to worry, Amsterdam is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. With endless biking lanes that lead you to the most beautiful sights and sceneries, you can truly experience the city to its fullest! So, hop on and follow your local host! During this biking experience, you’ll discover all the highlights and hip spots of Amsterdam. See impressive landmarks and monuments like the Homomonument, and cycle across the beautiful Skinny Bridge. Have you heard of the beautiful Vondelpark in Amsterdam? It’s also on the way and it's truly amazing! The best part? By bike, you’re from one place in another in a heartbeat. Throughout your bike ride, your local host will share unique stories and provide local insights. Take a break at a cozy cafe and mingle with the locals. The full route can of course always be adapted to your preferences too! The awesome locals are looking forward to sharing unique insights into the city life of Amsterdam along the red biking paths of the city. And if you have any requests, don't hesitate and let your local host know. They can adapt the tour to your wishes, 100%!

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Get an insider’s view of Amsterdam on this morning walking tour, the perfect way to experience the city’s must-see sights away from the crowds. Stroll along Amsterdam's enchanting canals, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, and see top Amsterdam attractions including West Market, the Royal Palace, Dam Square, the Rembrandt House Museum, and unique downtown areas.

Numbers are limited to 6 people during the COVID restrictions always a small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your expert local guide.

Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.
Social Distancing - Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE.
Wellness Checks - If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
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The Ultimate Dutch Food Tour with a Local

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Duration: 2 hours
The Netherlands is famous for many things, but something that doesn't get enough recognition is its food. As a big food freak and experienced history guide, I want to invite you to dive into the tasty mystery of Dutch food! Go off the beaten track into to the delicious heart & soul of Amsterdam. Discover the Dutch cuisine and how it has changed thanks to other influences and time. You'll find out that there is more to Dutch food than cheese or fries! Us Dutchies love us some sweets, but not just regular sweets. Try a typical anise-flavored treat that you would call candy, but we take it to another level and eat it on top of our bread. Of course, you'll also have a famous Dutch cheese tasting. Taste10 different types of cheeses and ask me all of your cheesy questions, but hey: don’t milk it! Leave the crowds behind and travel to a famous local neighborhood: the Jordaan area. Here you will find hidden gardens, typical Dutch brown bars, and most importantly: the best apple pie in town! In the heart of the Jordaan, you'll also visit a Dutch candy store and taste the typical Dutch “Black Gold” licorice. It's time to go international! My grandpa always told me that the best Dutch food is Indonesian food. Let’s find out if you agree with my grandpa while we try my favourite Indonesian treat with a Dutch touch to it. And for a real local treat, eat some raw fish! Herring is a local delicacy that for the Dutch is a must and they have been eating it for over a 1000 years! I also want to take you to my favorite café where you can try yourself on the wooden old Dutch game called “Sjoelen”. Here you can enjoy authentic Dutch Bitterballen paired with a local beer. By now you must be feeling like a local, so why not try a drink we call the “Headbunk”. Find out after you taste it, why we call it like that. This experience is unique and includes at least 5 tastings! I'll personalize the tour & tastings according to your preferences & requests. Try delicious food and discover the city with me. And remember: if it ain't Dutch, it ain't much!
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2-Day Essentials of Amsterdam Tour

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Duration: 6 hours
Join me for an ultimate walking tour around the old city center, the canal ring and the museum quarters. Enjoy the unique outlook of the city with a canal tour and complete your itinerary with a museum visit. Day 1 - (3 hours) On the first day we'll wander through the heart of the city. You'll see the old historical center where you can find the traces of the medieval and golden age. Stroll past the royal palace and the famous red light district. There's even an option to end the tour on a canal boat! Wouldn't that be the most stunning way to explore the city? Day 2 - (3 hours) On the second day we'll stroll around the Jordaan district and the UNESCO World Heritage Canal ring. Check out the most picturesque areas of the city center. We'll wander through the flower market and on the way you'll try a delicious local snack. We'll continue the walk to the museum quarters that's home of Dutch and International art treasures. End the tour with a museum visit (optional) You can choose any day or both day tours. The best part? The tours can be 100% personalized to your wishes. Just get in touch and let me know your preferences. Please note: - the given price includes tours for both days. - museums tickets can be purchased upon request - private guide in the museum is not included - canal tour fee and private guide on board upon request
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Van Gogh Museum - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour (Reserved Entry Included!)

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Duration: 2 hours - 3 hours
This 2.5 hour exclusive guided tour of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, will allow you will discover the major works of art inside the world's biggest Van Gogh collection. Your personal guide walks you through such masterpieces as Sunflowers as well as lesser-known works by Van Gogh and the artists who inspired him. Your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can follow your introduction to the great artist's life and work with further exploration of his art on your own.

Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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Duration: an hour
The number one attraction in Amsterdam and a must do for a first time visitor of our beautiful capital!

Amsterdam is best viewed from the water and during this 75-minute canal cruise, you'll understand why. You'll experience the best of the historic city center.

Discover the city's top highlights, iconic bridges and the 17th-century buildings lining the canals. You'll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a historical city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change.

While you're enjoying the views that pass you by, you'll listen to an audio guide (available in 20 languages) that tells you everything you need to know about Amsterdam; the stories, legends and historical facts. You can buy snacks and drinks in the ticket office prior boarding.

Did you bring the kids? Great! Let them be a 'Fresh water pirate' with the special kids audio commentary including a free goodie bag to enjoy themselves while on board.
Attractions: Nes
Private

Hi Amsterdam! Coffeeshops & Red Lights Tour

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Duration: 2 hours
Want to find out why Amsterdam is Snoop Dogg's favorite city? The first thing you will instantly notice when you take a deep breath in Amsterdam is....yes, that smell is burned cannabis! You will discover the fascinating culture of “getting high” in the Netherlands with a local. All you have to do is pick your favorite local guide and then you are all set to discover Amsterdam, one puff at a time. Find out why the Dutch are so chill regarding cannabis and let me tell you local and personal stories about the subject, like what it’s like to grow plants in your mom’s garden and bake a cannabis cake with your dad. You'll even visit a real cannabis garden and see how plants are grown the local Amsterdam style. To top it off, you'll see where the locals go to get their weed and have a sneak-peak of a couple of the local's favorite coffee shop. Also, you'll hear about the biggest and oldest ones in town! Learn how to get the best weed and smoke in a responsible way. Along the route, you will also have a chance to walk down the most famous part of old Amsterdam: The red light district! Walk through this famous neighborhood and discover its hidden gems with your private guide. Learn about its history and why for others it's a taboo but for the locals is just part of their city & culture. You don't have to smoke to enjoy this tour, this experience is to fully comprehend more about the city and the things the locals do. Customize? Looking for something different? Let your local guide know and they will fully customize this tour a 100% to your wishes!

Amsterdam Highlights 1-Hour Canal Cruise With Audioguide

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Duration: an hour
Step aboard a popular canal cruise boat and sail over historic waterways in and around the center of Amsterdam. Exploring a city has never been so fun and relaxed! You just take a seat at the big windows, relax and let the boat take you along famous sights during a 1 hour audio guided cruise.
What better way is there to enjoy Amsterdam along its UNESCO-listed canals during a canal cruise? Hear guided audio with fun facts and information on the sites along the way, such as the Anne Frank House, the Golden Bend, the National Maritime Museum, and the Skinny Bridge. Because of the variety of departure times, this relaxing overview by water is fun and easy to fit in your schedule. Don’t forget to wave at the passers-by on one of the many gorgeous bridges you will pass under!

The Amsterdam Dungeon Entrance Ticket

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Duration: Flexible
Hey, you there! Do you have nerves of steel and a great sense of humour? Then you've come to the right place! In The Amsterdam Dungeon you’ll come face to face with over 500 years of Amsterdam’s darkest history. Scarily good actors bring shockingly scary true stories back to life (as well as the odd corpse). This unique, interactive theatrical experience will stay with you for the rest of your life..

Oh… don't forget…. The Gallows Fields…
You won't want to hang around here for too long! Before you know it, you'll be the prisoner and the common people will decide your fate.. A visit to this unholy place isn't for the weak-hearted!

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Duration: an hour
Step aboard a glass-topped sightseeing boat with this 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise, and see the city sights by water. Then, cruise along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals to see the "skinny bridge" of Magere Brug, the affluent Golden Bend district, the Anne Frank House and more, as you learn about Amsterdam’s history from an audio guide. Boats depart at frequent intervals from morning till mid-evening.
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Amsterdam Home Dinner & Wine Pairing

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Duration: 3 hours
One of the things I'm more passionate about is food and I love it, even more, when I get the chance to share it with my friends at my cozy house. I love to cook a variety of cuisines; Indian food, traditional recipes from old Dutch kitchens and of course modern fusion and I would love to create a perfect menu just for you. Care to join for dinner? My husband and I welcome you to our house to enjoy a one-of-a-kind private dining experience in Amsterdam. This dinner is all about you, our main guest and we can't wait to see you. The menu is based on seasonal produce available locally and every dinner will consist of 3 or 4 courses. For spring, I would recommend a local flavor of white asparagus done the Flemish way or some summer freshness on the table with my special Ceviche! For Winter, a warming Boerenkool and worst or Australian homemade meat pie. But if there is something in the menu you wish to change, it is possible. This home dinner experience is 100% personalized around your taste. As a friendly note, we do have two small dogs (Dachshund/Teckel) named Klaartje and Flip and although they're always happy and welcoming to everyone, we understand some people do not like dogs. Please take that into consideration. So please join us and we look forward to meeting you!
Attractions: Nes
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Magical Evening Cruise on a Unique Boat

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Duration: 2 hours
All aboard my 100-year old Dutch boat 'Delphine', I'm your captain Vanessa, and I'm here to make your evening in Amsterdam even more special! Enjoy a 2-hour private boat ride through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam as the sun sets. The city shines under a different light at night, and I'm here to show you its beauty. My one-of-a-kind boat can take us to narrow waterways most tourist boats can reach. I'll take you through postcard-like grand canals, showing you historical monuments and beautiful Dutch architecture. The best part? You'll learn about the city at night from a real local - historical facts but also stories of Amsterdam and local insights. 'Delphine' is fully equipped and prepared for any weather, this way nothing can stop us! See the many houseboats on the canals where locals live whether summer or winter. We'll also pass iconic city highlights such as the Skinny Bridge, cruise through the Red Light District, the National Opera House, and much more! Take a drink (beer, wine or juice) and sit back and relax while watching the enlightened city life from the boat. You'll love it! How can I make your experience even more special? Let me know! I can personalize your evening boat ride 100% around your wishes. See you soon!
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Amsterdam From the Water on a Historic Boat

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Duration: an hour
Welcome aboard my traditional Dutch canal boat, 'Delphine'! I'm your captain Vanessa, and I will take you on a private boat tour through the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam. Join me and hop in my 100-year-old saloon boat, and enjoy a non-touristic ride just for you. My quirky boat is perfect to cruise in any weather condition. Different from other boats in Amsterdam, I made mine electric and with heating. This way, nothing can stop us! On this private tour, all you have to do is sit back and relax! I'll take you on a beautiful cruise along the canals while pointing at important landmarks, monuments, buildings and any other highlight that we might encounter along the way. And as a perk, enjoy a drink as you admire the stunning city scenery. 'Delphine' will take you through the 17th-century canal area, and I will tell you stories about Rembrandt & his fellow painters and of course, stories about contemporary life in Amsterdam. Cruise under the lowest bridges in town towards the Spiegelgracht followed by the beautiful Prinsengracht. Floating along the canal area, you can also see historical canal houses of the 17th century, contemporary houseboats, the skinny bridge at the Amstel river, the Anne Frank house and the beautiful bohemian neighborhood the Jordaan. Built in 1915, 'Delphine' only holds 12 passengers, and it fits under the smaller bridges no other regular boat can reach. This gives us access to smaller and more secluded canals, away from the touristy crowd. As your captain, I can personalize your boat tour in any way. Let me know your preferences, and I'll customize your experience to your wishes. See you soon!
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Red Light District by Night Tour

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Duration: an hour
The Red Light District is one of the most interesting and beautiful neighborhoods in the world, but has a bad reputation. It somehow became my mission to show visitors the many beautiful sides of the area. Join me on a private tour exclusively created for you and your friends and see the different side of the famous neighborhood! Many historical buildings and bridges have beautiful night light, creating a romantic and magical sight, that you'll love! Visit the heart of Amsterdam and see the oldest building in town, the place where Rembrandt got married and many other historic sights. This tour is an ideal mix of history and current changes in the Red Light District. Experience the famous Dutch tolerant culture in this tour: our multicultural society & acceptance of homosexuality. The area is known for it's window brothels and coffee shops, but due to a project of the city council many are being closed. Creatives (like myself) are able to rent these former window brothels and start businesses inside. During this tour we'll visit my former window brothel! Let me know what you'd like to discover about the district and I'll adapt my tour to your wishes!
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Old Amsterdam & Red Light District Tour

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Duration: an hour
The Red Light District is one of the most interesting and beautiful neighborhoods in the world, but has a bad reputation. It somehow became my mission to show visitors the many beautiful sides of the area. This tour is an ideal mix of history, current changes in the Red Light District and future plans for the neighborhood. Visit the heart of Amsterdam, the oldest building in town, the place where Rembrandt got married and many other historic sights. Experience the famous Dutch tolerant culture in this tour. Our multicultural society, acceptance of homosexuality and much more. The area is known for it's window brothels and coffee shops, but due to a project of the city council many are being closed. Creatives (like myself) are able to rent these former window brothels and start businesses inside. During this tour we'll visit my former window brothel!