Essential Amsterdam

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

Enjoy a timeless tour of Amsterdam and her surroundings with Exeter International.  Our Essential Amsterdam is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to the city, with just a taste of the extraordinary experiences that only Exeter International can provide.

The Basics

  • Four nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast 
  • Private airport or train station transportation to and from your hotel
  • Private Exeter Guide at your service, as described in the program
  • Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
  • 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Highlight of Exeter's Essential Amsterdam
Private Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Easy to Combine with:

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Baltic Cruises
  • Scandinavia

Download PDF Itinerary here.



Please contact Exeter International for specific pricing and availability.

Day 1
Arrival | Amsterdam Netherlands Flowers

Upon arrival into Amsterdam, you will be met by your driver for your private transfer to your hotel in the center of the city.

Exeter Services: Airport Transfer 

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Day 2
Amsterdam | Amsterdam Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Your guide will meet you this morning in your hotel lobby for a walking tour of Amsterdam’s historic center. Admire the merchant houses, the floating flower market, hidden inner court yards, the Nine streets with fashion and design boutiques and the antique streets.

Continue onto the Museum district and a visit to the Rijksmuseum. This is the largest museum in the Netherlands, featuring an astounding 1.5 kilometers of art, and showcasing many works of Dutch masters, items of the Netherlands’ cultural history (artifacts, clothing, prints) and more.

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Afterward, see Amsterdam as it’s meant to be seen from your own private luxurious canal boat. Your guide will accompany you on this 1.5-hour tour and will narrate your journey. Enjoy snacks and drinks onboard while you have the perfect introduction to the city.

Exeter Services: Guide (4 Hours); Private Canal Cruise (1.5 Hours)

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Day 3
Amsterdam | Amsterdam Netherlands Flowers

Today, meet your guide to continue your exploration of Amsterdam. You will first visit the Jordaan with your guide, one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Amsterdam. This was once a working-class bastion and is now a gentrified hipster neighborhood of galleries, restaurants, and specialty shops. This is also where you will find some of the most scenic outdoor markets in the country.

Halfway through the tour, you will have the opportunity to stop for a coffee and to try some famous Dutch apple pie.

Afterwards, you will head to the Anne Frank Museum. The rooms here, though empty, reveal the atmosphere of the period her family spent in hiding. Anne’s original diary and other notebooks are on display. You may visit the museum at your leisure as your guide is not allowed to guide in the museum.

Exeter Services: Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Day 4
Dutch Countryside | Dutch Countryside

This morning meet your guide to explore a bit of the Dutch countryside. Start with a visit to a traditional local farm near Amsterdam. You’ll have the opportunity to taste different kinds of homemade cheese and learn about the production process. You can also see how typical Dutch wooden shoes are made.

Afterward, explore some of the smaller cities in the countryside. One stop is Volendam, the old fishing village at the Ijsselmeer. The village is characterized by countless little houses around the small fishing port. It’s a great place for a stroll and a place where one can try a traditional tasty Dutch style herring!

Continue on to Edam, a city with a rich history. It began in the 12th century, when farmers and fishermen settled along the little Ye river. With that ‘Yedam’ was created. This primitive settlement developed into an increasingly prosperous town well into the 17th century, with shipbuilding played an important role in this growth.

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver & Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Day 5
Departure | Amsterdam Amsterdam

Today, meet your driver for your transfer to the airport, where you will catch your onward flight. Cost of flight not included.

Exeter Services: Departure Transfer

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

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