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Ijmuiden Amsterdam Shore Trip - Best of Amsterdam


This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port in Ijmuiden
  • Private Vehicle with English Driver and Guide
  • Included - Canal Cruise
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $642 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $436 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $332 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $270 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $228 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $198 Per Person (Private Tour)

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IJmuiden Amsterdam Shore Excursion

This full day Amsterdam shore trip includes a driving tour and a walking tour plus a canal cruise and some free time for lunch and self exploration.

After meeting your guide at the pier in Ijmuiden you have about a 30 minute drive into the city. Once you are there you enjoy a scenic city driving tour. Much of the cities charm, however, is found when you are on foot, so a walking tour is included. You will see sites such as the Beguines, the Flower Market, the Opera and Ballet Houses, the Skinny Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, the Red Light District and much more.

The Beguines is the oldest of many hidden courtyards in Amsterdam. It was created in 1346 to house Beguines, pious catholic women who lived and dressed like nuns (though they did not take formal vows). These women lived together in small urban communes known as Beguinages. Amsterdam's oldest house is located in this courtyard.

The Flower Market takes place year round Amsterdam. What makes it unique is that the market is floating on the Singel Canal. The market started in 1862 on barges which brought flowers from the countryside. Today the barges are permanently docked here and in addition to flowers, you will find typical Dutch gifts. A short amount of free time to pick up some souvenirs is provided.

You will see the Skinny Bridge, which is the most beautiful bridge in Amsterdam. Your guide will tell you the tales about how the bridge got its name.

In the Red Light District you learn about (and see) what the district is famous for, brothels and women selling their wares. However, you also see that this is one of the most beautiful districts in the city. There are long winding narrow, cobbled streets with charming 14th century architecture and the important Gothic Old Church.

Next is free time for lunch.

After lunch you enjoy a canal cruise, which for many people (over 3 million each year) a canal cruise is the best way to see Amsterdam. You cruise past famous houses with their gables and glide under historic bridges as you hear about the Venice of the North. When your boat cruise is done, you will understand why Amsterdam truly is one of the most charming cities in the world.

Later this afternoon your free time is dependent on the morning and early afternoon activities. Your driver-guide will bring you back to the pier in Ijmuiden at the end of the excursion.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Amsterdam shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Amsterdam shore trip using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Drive to Amsterdam - 30 Minutes
  • Amsterdam Driving Tour - 1 Hour
  • Amsterdam Walking Tour - 2.5 Hours
  • Free time for Lunch - 1.5 Hours
  • Canal Cruise - 1 Hour
  • Free Time - 1 Hour
  • Return to pier - 30 Minutes