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Amsterdam – Classic or Alternative!

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  • Amsterdam Canals © NBTC

    Amsterdam for groups, group holiday to the Netherlands © NBTC
  • Castle Muiderslot, Amsterdam - Holland ©NBTC

    Castle Muiderslot, Amsterdam - Holland ©NBTC
  • Anne Frank Huis © NBTC

    Anne Frank Huis
  • Amsterdam Oude Kerk ©NBTC

    Amsterdam Oude Kerk ©NBTC
  • Medemblik Steam Train ©NBTC

    Holland, Netherlands, Medemblik Steam Train ©NBTC
4 day tour
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Discounted canal cruise voucher

From its canals to its world-famous museums and historical centres, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. The City is awash with museums such as the Anne Frank House, Maritime Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Instead of the typical tourist experience, enjoy a visit to Castle Muiderslot, Naarden, or a behind the scenes tour of the theatre, concert hall or opera house.


Dates throughout 2019

Suggested Excursions

Amsterdam Sightseeing

Enjoy a free visit and tour of the famous Gassan Diamonds factory where you can see the process of diamond cutting and polishing. Museum fans are spoilt for choice with great museums such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Franks House. For the energetic, explore this unique city on foot with its famous tree-lined canals and preserved 17th century gabled houses. A number of canal cruise options are available including the usual 75 minute cruise or lunch/dinner cruises.

Alternative Amsterdam

Had your fill of cheese? Is your cupboard too full of clogs? Do diamonds not sparkle for you anymore? Instead of the typical tourist experience, why not enjoy a visit to Castle Muiderslot, Naarden, and a behind the scenes tour of your chosen theatre, concert hall or opera house?

Local Excursions

An excursion to Volendam, a pretty Dutch fishing village north of Amsterdam, where the locals still dress in traditional costume. There are plenty of tourist shops and restaurants (try the local smoked eels!) and the possibility to take a local ferry to the nearby island of Marken. Just a short drive from Amsterdam enjoy a cruise and steam train round trip, with a coastal cruise from Enkhuizen to Medemblik and a steam train journey from Medemblik to Hoorn. Be part of a vibrant and stunning living and working community that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries at Zaanse Schans. It’s packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, relocated here piece by piece since 1961.

Seasonal Events

Amsterdam has a number of events in the local area. In Spring time the famous Keukenhof Gardens shows off its fantastic flowers (22nd March – 13th May 2018). Keukenhof is only one hour’s drive from Amsterdam and is a wonderful day out. In the winter Amsterdam hosts its annual Light Festival. From December through January the city is awash with light. Walk or sail alongside light sculptures created by leading artists and beautifully illuminated buildings and bridges.

Suggested hotels

Mercure Amsterdam City ****

Located at the Amstel river, only a 6-minute walk from metro station Overamstel which provides direct access to the city centre. The hotel offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and a bathroom with bath or shower. Guests can make use of the sauna and Turkish steam bath facilities. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or other refreshments at the hotel’s FLOOR restaurant and lounge, where small bites, lunch and dinner are also served.

Novotel Amsterdam City ****

The hotel offers modern rooms with flat-screen TV and is less than 15 minutes’ walk from Amsterdam RAI convention centre. The amenities include tea/coffee facilities and a minibar. Station RAI is less than a 5-minute walk away and features tram and metro links into the city centre.

 4 days
2018 dates prices available on request


All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with coach driver's free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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