4 Days in Amsterdam
4 Days from $1,695 per person based on a minimum of two and a maximum of six guests.
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Amsterdam is a fun city, no matter what kind of fun you are looking for. It is also a city of art as validated by the collection of the Dutch Masters at the Rijksmuseum or the eponymous collection at the Van Gogh Museum. Most of all, however, Amsterdam is a city for visitors, especially from the USA since 98.5% of the population speaks English (in many cases better than us), the city is compact and bike, trams and feet are the best ways to get around. There is a lot to do in Amsterdam and during this short stay we intend to show you the highlights.
Whether you arrive at Schipol Airport or the railway station, you will be met and taken to your hotel to drop off your luggage. You will then proceed on an orientation tour of the city by foot since that is one of the best ways to see the city. You will stop for lunch before returning to your hotel to relax. In the evening you board a canal boat and tour Amsterdam through her canals as you dine by candlelight.
Today you really get to experience Amsterdam. You will start with a walking tour focused on the essential cultural and architectural sights of the city. Part of this will depend on your interests but could include the old stock exchange building, the flea market, Dam square, the Red Light district, Anne Frank’s house, the floating flower market and the old church. That is the tourist Amsterdam but we also introduce you to the personal Amsterdam starting with a typical Dutch lunch on the owner’s canal boat, following lunch you are invited to visit private gardens hidden away in the city and end the day by learning about the Dutch way of living over a home cooked meal in an Amsterdam home.
After breakfast you accompany your guide to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museums where your guide will give you an introduction to the old masters like Vermeer and Rembrandt including his masterpiece “The Night Watch”. At the Van Gogh museum you are able to follow the painter’s career over the years and his descent into depression and madness. You have a light lunch at the museum and then stroll through Amsterdam’s charming canal district and discover some of the city’s hidden gems. Some of its elegant 17th Century canal mansions house small fascinating museums with collections of paintings, tapestries, furniture, artifacts and more. In the evening you walk to a typical Indonesian “Rijstaffel” restaurant. From 1601 to 1945, Indonesia was a Dutch colony and much like the British love their Indian food so the Dutch love their “rice table” which is made up of a variety of dishes ranging from mild to hot.
After breakfast you are escorted to the station or the airport to continue your journey.