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SUMMARY:


Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands - With more than one million inhabitants in its urban area, it is the country's largest city and its financial, cultural, and creative centre. Amsterdam is colloquially known as Venice of the North, because of its lovely canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. There is something for every traveller's taste here, whether you prefer culture and history, serious partying, or just the relaxing charm of an old European city. Amsterdam always remains high in every traveller’s top pick of destinations, with endless amounts of things to see and do. 

You will get a chance to visit the infamous coffee shops and the Red Light District in Amsterdam, Europe’s most celebrated city for their tolerance of alternative living. There will also be an opportunity to explore Amsterdam at your own pace by bike.

We also visit Bruges in Belgium, a fascinating medieval city with many charms. Indulge in its artisan chocolate and try one of their many famous beers while wandering streets that have been unchanged for centuries. Students on this tour always fall in love with Bruges and often return to spend more time exploring this enchanted city.

HIGHLIGHTS:


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Nightlife Tour

Our tour includes a free night-life tour of Amsterdam's Redlight District and the Coffee shops. With Easy transport back to the hotel you can come back at your leisure or by our night shuttle service

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Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh gallery holds the most paintings produced by this famous Dutch artist, a must see for all art lovers!

Day 1/2: Departing in the late evening we travel overnight to Amsterdam, arriving in the early morning. We enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Amsterdam before taking an optional canal cruise of the city’s famous waterways. In the afternoon we have free time to visit the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s house and of course the Heineken Experience. In the evening we join our tour leader for a tour of the famous red light, before enjoying free time to visit coffee shops & possibly the sex museum.

Day 3: In the morning we can join our guide on a visit to Zaanse Schans “the Windmill Village”. In the early afternoon we depart Amsterdam, and continue to Bruges for a fascinating walk around this medieval city. We have free time to enjoy the old churches, narrow streets, beautiful squares, chocolate shops, Belgian waffles, and great restaurants. We continue our journey home arriving in the late evening.

AVAILABILITY

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

Return travel by executive coach & Eurotunnel / fast ferry
Services of an experienced tour leader
1 night bed & breakfast hotel in Amsterdam
Guided tour of historic Amsterdam and red light district
Evening out to enjoy Amsterdam’s famous nightlife
Optional visits to Heineken Experience, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s House & Sex Museum
Guided walking tour of medieval Bruges

ROUTE MAP

Amsterdam and Bruges

OPTIONAL TOURS:

CANAL CRUISE
Enjoy a 1 hour ride along Amsterdam's beautiful canals and bridges. An orientation tour will be given which will be available in 5 languages.

ZAANSE SCHANS
The typical Dutch village is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam.  It’s packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums - built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style. Demonstration on how to make the famous Dutch wooden shoes "Clogs" and cheese is available upon arrival.

STUDENT TOURS AND GROUP TRAVEL