Wander Along the Maze of Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Europe) for Seven Days & Six Nights at the Swiss˘tel Amsterdam for Two, Including a Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience, a Skip-the-Line Footsteps of Van Gogh Walking Tour, and a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Canal Cruise Optionour (Land Only)
Amsterdam boasts numerous charms, from its beautiful canals flanked by elegant 17th century merchant houses, to its collection of fascinating and world-famous museums, and the hundreds of festivals that mark space on the calendars of locals and visitors alike. But you'll find so much more to love about the Netherland's capital on this trip with two skip-the-line experiences: a visit to the interactive Heineken brewery, as well as the Van Gogh Museum. Top it all off with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, which allows you to see all that Amsterdam has to offer, including major landmarks such as the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House.
Enjoy contemporary luxury on an excellent location, just off vibrant Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam, where behind its historical facade of 19th century buildings stands the 4-star Swissotel. Amsterdam offers all the features of a major metropolis, though modest in scale, and you can easily see most of the city by just roaming through the labyrinth of alleys and waterways. Swiss˘tel Amsterdam provides a calm and comfortable oasis of tranquility contrasting sharply with the hum of the busy city. The 350-year-old Royal Palace, numerous shopping areas and theaters are just around the corner. Traveling to all corners of the city as well as the rest of the beautiful Dutch countryside could not be easier, with Amsterdam Central Station located at a stone?s throw and all major tramlines stopping right in front and at the back of the hotel.
All major sights and attractions are within walking distance. Some of the world's finest art collections reside in Amsterdam, alongside trend-setting design shops. The residents of Amsterdam, a big attraction in the historic city, are generally known as laid-back and friendly. 'Amsterdammers' are more than willing to give you directions, most likely in your mother tongue. And with its myriad of festivals each year, including the Tangomagia festival, HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show, Imagine Fantastic Film Festival, and the Holland Festival (just to name a few!), Amsterdam's reputation as a City of Festivals is justly deserved.
Spend some time dedicated to one of Amsterdam's quintessential highlights ? Heineken beer ? with a visit to the Heineken Experience. Discover the fascinating world of Heineken and learn about the brewing process as you explore the history and traditions of Holland's iconic beer on this self-guided tour. The original Heineken brewery from 1867 until 1988, the Heineken Experience today is more than a museum ? it's an interactive venue where you'll learn the extraordinary story behind this remarkable, world-famous brand. Experience what it's like to be a beer bottle in the 'Brew You Ride' and create a personalized beer bottle with your name on it! End your tour with two beers - proost!
Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh on your Footsteps of Van Gogh walking tour with a visit to Nuenen, where he lived from 1883-1885, and the Van Gogh Museum. This excursion to a range of locations in Nuenen that inspired the artist will give you insight into Vincent's life, as he was very productive in this village, completing more than 500 paintings and drawings within a period of just two years. One of these was The Potato Eaters, now one of his most famous works. During your time in Nuenen you'll visit the Vincentre Museum, explore some of the 23 'Van Gogh locations' by bike or on foot and soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality at the numerous shops and cafes. Then explore the world's largest collection of his works at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, including such famed works as The Bedroom and several self-portraits. As you study his masterpieces, drawings and letters, you'll discover the love, anxiety, hope and suffering behind his art, and track the creative development and continuous search of an artist who was constantly trying to improve himself.
Board your open-top, double-decker bus at Central Station to explore Amsterdam at your own pace, including the option to add on a one-hour canal cruise! With 11 bus stops around town and informative audio commentary, you will pass the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Icebar, Madame Tussauds, the National Maritime Museum and the Heineken Experience, and you're welcome to disembark and explore the eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the infamous Red Light District. In addition to main attractions like the thought-provoking Anne Frank House and lovely Vondelpark, you'll be introduced to some of the city's lesser-known gems such as Gassan Diamond Factory. Want to see the city from the water, too? Upgrade your hop-on hop-off bus ticket to include a one-hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise and glide around this romantic city's canals as you admire its Golden Age architecture from the postcard-perfect network of waterways.
Enjoy contemporary luxury in an excellent location, just off vibrant Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam, where behind its historical facade of 19th century buildings stands the four-star Swissotel. Amsterdam offers all the features of a major metropolis, though modest in scale, and you can easily see most of the city by just roaming through the labyrinth of alleys and waterways. Swiss˘tel Amsterdam provides a calm and comfortable oasis of tranquility contrasting sharply with the hum of the busy city. The 350-year-old Royal Palace, numerous shopping areas and theaters are just around the corner. Traveling to all corners of the city as well as the rest of the beautiful Dutch countryside could not be easier, with Amsterdam Central Station located at a stone's throw and all major tramlines stopping right in front and at the back of the hotel.
Your trip for two includes:
7 days/6 nights accommodations at the Swiss˘tel Amsterdam
Daily complimentary breakfast
All room-related taxes (including VAT)
Footsteps of Van Gogh Walking Tour, including skip-the-line entrance to the Van Gogh Museum
Skip-the-line admission to the Heineken Experience
1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour with canal cruise option
Complimentary wireless internet
Free concierge reservation service
Terms and Conditions
Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Tour runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. If tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. A minimum 45 day advance reservation is required. Please email us at email@example.com to find out the deadline.