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Essential Jewish Amsterdam

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

Enjoy a timeless tour of Amsterdam, focusing on Amsterdam's Jewish history 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.

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

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

Easy to Combine with:

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Baltic Cruises
  • Scandinavia

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Day 1
Arrival | Amsterdam

Upon your arrival into Amsterdam, you will be met by your driver and driver and transferred to your hotel The Pulitzer Amsterdam, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic 9 Streets neighborhood. 

 

The remainder of your afternoon and evening is at leisure. 

 

Exeter Services: Airport Transfer

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Day 2
Amsterdam | Amsterdam

This morning, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at 9:00am for an overview tour of Amsterdam.  You’ll see the most important parts of the city, including Dam Square and the 17th century Central Station building.  You will also explore the neighborhood of Jordaan with your guide.  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.

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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 on board while you have the perfect introduction to the city.

Continue onto Museumplein.  Today’s highlight will be a visit to the newly reopened 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.

Your afternoon is at your leisure.  You may choose to further explore the Rijksmuseum on your own or stop in the Van Gogh Museum next door.

We also suggest a visit 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.  Guides are not allowed to guide in the museum so we recommend exploring on your own. Tickets can be purchased on-line in advance and sell out quickly. Please advise if you would like assistance with obtaining tickets. Stand-by entrance is allowed after 3:30pm, first come, first serve and typically involves long lines.

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

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Day 3
Amsterdam | Amsterdam

Today, you will explore Jewish Amsterdam. You will start at 9:00am with an introductory panoramic city tour to include Waterlooplein-a square in the center of the city. The square became a market in 1893.  During World War II, the Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam was deserted as the residents were sent to concentration camps.  The market disappeared by 1941.  After the war, the square became a flea market and is still around today.

Next, your guide will take you to visit the Jewish Historical Museum.  The museum is housed in four monumental synagogues.  After, you will visit the Portuguese Synagogue, and The National Holocaust Memorial.

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

Hotel: The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Day 4
Dutch Countryside | Dutch Countryside

This morning meet your guide at 9:00am 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

Your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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