After breakfast, your guide will take you on a full day tour of Amsterdam - the capital of the Netherlands - even though the official seat of the government is in The Hague. Blessed with great infrastructure this easy-going city is not difficult to navigate and an excellent place to discover on foot, by bike, by tram or via the intricate and interesting canal network.
In the morning your guide will take you via the De Negen Straatjes - Amsterdam’s most picturesque streets that
connect the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and the Singel. Our first stop is a house that nearly everyone around the world has heard of - the Anne Frank Huis. Although she only spent 25 months of her short life hidden in the secret annex, during the Second World War, her personal diary became one of the most read books in the world. A visit to the house will leave you with many mixed emotions and it's yet another experience you will never and can't ever, forget.
Your private canal boat the Ondine awaits you right in front of the Anne Frank Huis. Embark on your authentic saloon boat which was built in 1909 at the famous shipyard ’t Kromhout in Amsterdam. Enjoy your private cruise and you will get a fantastic impression of the canals and architecture of Amsterdam. It is by far the best way to discover the city. While you are sailing you can enjoy some typical Dutch treats like bitterballen and drinks.
We disembark near The Lebanese Sajeria restaurant, where you can enjoy a Lebanese Mezze and culinary experience of sharing food. On the dining tables you will find bowls and plates with a variety of deliciously scented snacks, and glasses with typical Lebanese drinks.
After lunch, we travel on foot and by tram to Het Rijksmuseum. The museum’s collection offers an impressive overview of Dutch art and history, including works by 17th- century Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals.
Our last stop of the day will be The Diamond Museum. Let yourself be enchanted by glittering gemstones, admire the wonderful collection and learn about 400 years of diamond history in the only diamond museum in Europe.
In the late afternoon we return to our hotel and you have the rest of the day free at your own leisure. If you want to experience a typical Dutch restaurant in the evening, then head for the Piet de Leeuw on Noorderstraat 11 in Amsterdam, with its typical Dutch authentic wooden furniture and floorboards, shiny beer pumps, oil-painted ceiling and wrought iron lamps. The restaurant within walking distance from your hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Snacks & Lunch
Accommodation: Amsterdam Flower Market Hotel, Amsterdam (or similar)