The network of scenic canals is a quintessential part of Amsterdam, called also Venice of the north. Holidaymakers are invited to take a relaxing sojourn along the city’s most secluded waterways passing under small bridges and by the pavement cafes and bicycle-lined streets. The multilingual audio guide will provide commentary while the passengers discover the iconic landmarks of the city including the Leidse Square, Anne Frank’s House, Rembrandt’s House, City Hall, Dam Square and Rijksmuseum.
- Duration: approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
- Tour departure point is near the Heineken Museum
- Tour departure time: daily; every 30 minutes in summer between 10am-5.45pm and every hour in winter between 10.10am-6.15pm
- Available audioguide languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese
- Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time
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Groupon’s Guide To Amsterdam
Sitting on the south bank of IJ Lake, Amsterdam is a port city connected to the North Sea, with Amstel River flowing through from south to north. Mixing vibrant nightlife and many diverse festivals with Renaissance architecture and cultural events, Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, is a convenient spot for exploration and relaxation.
Guests can take a breath of fresh air with a stroll through the Erasmus Park, where ponds, gardens and local attractions make for a nice day of adventure or lazing in the sunshine. Moving inside, travellers can visit the Van Gogh Museum, which exhibits the works of the great master alongside pieces painted by his contemporaries. In this city of many tastes, tourists may enjoy Asian or Indonesian cuisine at one of the city’s restaurants or have dessert in one of the famous pancake houses, before renting a bicycle for a refreshing ride along the canals. Amsterdam also boasts shopping streets, filled with a wide range of stores and street markets selling food and clothes.
The weather in the capital city of Netherlands features an oceanic climate, strongly influenced by the North Sea. The temperatures during the summer season are mild, with the average high of about 20°C. The city gets a great level of sunshine throughout the season. However, the average low temperature, especially in the evenings, reaches about 12°C. Starting from mid-September, autumn is a rainy and wet period, with October having an average of 13°C and November one of 9°C. Amsterdam rarely sees the temperatures drop below 0°C in winter, with the average high around of 5°C. The level of sunshine drops to one hour per day in December, but this improves as the season progresses. In the spring, the weather starts to heat up. Although March and April are still chilly, May is often very pleasant with highs reaching 20°C.