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Bruxelles, Belgium
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icon12 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Witness the winding waterways and beautiful architecture of Holland’s picturesque capital on a full-day trip to Amsterdam from Brussels. Cross the Dutch border after a short and scenic journey in a comfortable coach and immerse yourself in the quaint canals, cobbled streets and ambient squares of Amsterdam; customize your itinerary according to your interests and enjoy leisurely independent exploration of the city on arrival. Experience a canal ride in order to see the city from an alternative perspective.
  • Take a scenic drive through Belgium and Holland's windmill country
  • Admire Holland's traditional cheeses, clogs and pottery at a local craft center
  • Explore the historic center of Amsterdam with your guide
  • Marvel at top city attractions such as Dam Square, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and the Anne Frank House
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional multilingual guide
Hotel pick up & drop-off
Canal boat tour (optional)
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 61 , Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 61, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

The street right next to the Grand Place and 5 minutes from Central Station.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Depart from Brussels in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and begin your scenic journey to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Marvel at the traditional Dutch windmills and flower-filled fields that pepper the surroundings then disembark at a traditional craft center after approximately three hours of driving.

Browse enticing stalls bursting with wooden clogs, gorgeous pottery, fresh tulips and appetizing cheese as you explore the market. Enjoy an optional lunch (own expense) then stroll beside the Amstel River to capture fantastic photographs beside a quaint windmill. Return to the coach and continue to Amsterdam, passing the Dutch National Bank and the colossal Heineken Brewery as you travel to the center. On arrival, venture to the historical Dam Square to absorb the charming ambience of the enclave, and then embark on an informative guided walking tour with your knowledgeable guide. Marvel at the fabulous façade of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and stroll parallel to picturesque waterways as you explore the renowned red light district.

Peruse bespoke boutiques for special souvenirs then reconvene with your guide and group at a pre-arranged time to journey back to Brussels.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dam Square
Heart of the city and most crowded square of Amsterdam: Damplein with the Liberation Monument (1940-1945) a 22 M high obelisk.There is also the Royal Palace, now only used for representative purposes.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Heineken Experience
Founded in 1873 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken of the Netherlands. 2011: third brewer of the world's level. Today, the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam is the Heineken Experience Museum .......marvellous building with art deco elements. Heineken beer is a blond beer (pils) 5%.
Pass By:  
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Dominates the Damsquare. Inaugurated as Town Hall en 1655 during the Golden Age and became a palace by Luis Bonaparte, brother of the Emperor Napoleon. Townhall until 1808 and today the palace is used by the King to welcome wellknown visitors.
Stop At:  
De Gooyer Windmill
Types of Dutch windmill: poldermill, watermill and fluormill.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kinderdijk
Kinderdijk
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Red Light District
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The drive to Amsterdam from Brussels is approximately 3 hours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Brussels City Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The glory of Holland: Amsterdam and windmills galore?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during The glory of Holland: Amsterdam and windmills galore?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The glory of Holland: Amsterdam and windmills galore?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "I suggest that next time they drop people off at the same place where they are picked up." See review
  • "In just one word: it's awesome; don't miss the boat trip; we enjoyed all the history given by the guide" See review
  • "Good organisation Experienced driver, punctual and well kept timing, experienced and knowledgeable guide Good itinerary for one day trip" See review

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star-3
Too many people and too...
MarilynO
, Aug 2022
Too many people and too crowded and hot. Didn't like the boat ride as the weather is too hot. I only like the cheese factory as it is something I ghave not seen before.
star-1
An unusually bad experience
Joelle_B
, Aug 2022
I really wish I could’ve given this experience a better rating. There was a major conflict between the bus driver and the tour guide. This resulted in some unsafe driving on the part of the driver, a very awkward and inconvenient drop off, and genuine concerns of whether we would be able to get back home. The tour guide was wonderful though, and I’m sure this experience is much better under different circumstances. But for us, it was really unfortunate and disappointing.
star-5
Great day @Amsterdam
Pamela_R
, Jul 2022
The Windmills and in Amsterdam it was the Heineken experience :). The history told by our tour guide was impressive, he was serious but to the point and even took the time to explain to us the directions on how to get to the Heineken experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A nice fun day trip
Jeffrey_C
, Jun 2022
Very informative trip with such a nice and knowledgeable guide. The difficulty of translating into several languages was a feat in itself. I wish the trip was longer but due to travel time and it only being a day trip is the reason why time was limited.
star-4
Standard tour
Melissa_S
, Nov 2019
We enjoyed the tour but we wished to have more time to explore. The guide was knowledgeable and professional. However, at the end of the tour they dropped us off at a different place and we had to walk more to the hotel and we had to ask for directions. I suggest that next time they drop people off at the same place where they are picked up.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Customer, Your feedback does matter to us, as we strive to improve with each and every tour. Our main priority is to be able to offer an enjoyable and memorable tour. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back with an improved service! Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Amsterdam
nandgeagles
, Nov 2019
Visit to cheese factory worst of tour. A run down business that added nothing to tour except as a toilet stop. Such a business would be closed down in NZ as not acceptable. Tour guide was excellent and worth trip overall.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear customer, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We extremely value all the suggestions and take them into consideration. If you have any other suggestions or requests, you can reach us at info@brussels-city-tours.be or call us on +32 484 45 96 11. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours
star-5
Bruno was the best!!!
Amanda_S
, Nov 2019
Bruno and our bus driver are the best!!! We could not have had a better tour of Amsterdam if it wasn’t for these two!!! You
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! Kind regards, Brussels City Tours Team
star-5
To do !!
Narjes_C
, Oct 2019
Very nice trip with an excellent guide "Bruno" !!!!!! I recommand this trip with friends or couple 😍
star-5
Exited Journey
Mara_Z
, Oct 2019
We're very happy with the tour, everything are very good we can go to Netherland famous points only in 1 day, so everything already complete in this tour!
star-5
Worth the money!
Shirley_O
, Oct 2019
It was a wonderful trip. Bruno our guide was charming and knowledgeable. The driver was great also. I would recommend this tour! Amsterdam was busy but lovely and interesting
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
fun 3
Omar A
, Oct 2019
another great trip. I wish we went to another cheese making factory with one that actually is making it along with the shoe making. the guide was really awesome and knows his information well. cheese making should have been much better
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to get a taste of Amsterdam
Diane_E
, Oct 2019
This day trip is a great way to get a taste of Amsterdam. There's short walking tour, which you're free to opt out of. You'll get the most out of this day trip if you do some prep ahead of time. In order to optimize your free time - we had about 4 hours - come with a map, read up on some good restaurants and ideas of things to see, and walk along the canals.
star-5
GREAT TRIP
Camille_A
, Sep 2019
Have your camera ready for this wonderful full day trip. Lots to see at an easy pace. Make sure you try the canal tour during your free time in Amsterdam.
star-5
Great day trip to Amsterdam !
Rhonda_T
, Aug 2019
This was a great trip after a 45 min walking tour is Amsterdam we were given almost 3 hours to explore the city in our own . The guide was very knowledgeable . Loved it ! Will definitely visit this city again
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Amsterdam Day Trip
Donald_M
, Aug 2019
We signed up for an English speaking tour to Amsterdam for the day. Our guide Walter was quite good but the tour was half in Spanish. I had expected the Spanish tour to be separate and found it quite tedious when he had to give our his comments in both languages. The walking tour once we got to Amsterdam was hare as we had 53 people in the group and with no microphone for the guide it was lacking a lot. Too many people, too many languages brought down an otherwise nice tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Badly organized
Camilla_P
, Aug 2019
The trip to Amsterdam was supposed to start at 9 but we left at 9:30, the drive took way longer than anticipated and we pointlessly stopped 3 times on the way there, once to visit a cheese factory that most people had no desire visiting and that wasn’t even planned. The walking tour was extremely slowly and because we were supposed to go back to Brussels at 5:30 we didn’t even have time to visit the Van Gogh museum or anything else for that matter. Would recommend taking the train and spending a full day there instead of doing this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Loved the city but the tour could be improved
Jeni E
, Jul 2019
I loved having the tour taken care of as well as the unexpected stop at a cheese factory just outside Amsterdam. The guide, while friendly and competent, described a bus tour of the city after we visited the cheese factory and a one hour walking tour. The "bus tour" consisted of the guide describing sites that we saw as we drove to the coach drop off point, not really a tour. The walking tour disappointed immensely. We stopped at perhaps four or five points with several more left undescribed. When the guide told us that we had reached the end of the walking tour I found myself surprised. I would appreciate more to the walking tour and less free time.
star-5
Amsterdam
Colleen_H
, Jul 2019
Albert was really knowledgeable. Our tour was in spanish and english, and he did a great job speaking in both.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
alright
Wen_P
, Jul 2019
it was alright, mainly good about the convenience in transport. But explanation was unclear, especially when the guide had to use multiple languages at the same time
star-5
Awesome trip
Quest66563461158
, Jul 2019
In just one word: it's awesome; don't miss the boat trip; we enjoyed all the history given by the guide

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