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When you think of Amsterdam there’s probably one of two visuals that come to mind: 19th-century brick homes lining the canals with bicycles parked along the bank — or that one that depicts the Red Light District and coffee shops. However there are more things to do in Amsterdam than what meets the eye: a bike ride through the Westzijderveld nature reserve, food tours in the Jordaan district, and plenty of activities along the canal that don’t require two wheels. Explore more in this Dutch metropolis with locals on Airbnb Experiences.

Top-rated activities

Edibles workshop, Get baked Amsterdam
Want to learn how to make your own delicious brownies and maybe even considering adding that special Dutch herb? Then we can't wait to meet you. We'll be meeting you at the local dispensary that we are cooperating with. Here you will buy the special ingredient that you need. After, we will walk back to our house where the workshop will start. There we will be teaching you how to make delicious brownies (9 pieces per pair) and gummies, step by step. Meanwhile, we want to educate you on the Netherlands in general, such as history and customs. As well as telling the story about its extraordinary relationship with cannabis: history, developments, and current laws and policies. We find it important to facilitate a safe, welcoming and trustworthy environment for everyone who wants to participate in the Dutch culture (of cannabis). Or even just to observe and instead learn how to make normal brownies and gummies from scratch with people from all over the world! We cater to vegan and gluten-free dietary wishes but only with a minimum of 2 people, since the baking takes place in pairs. Please note: we do NOT provide any of that special ingredient or drugs, and it is crucial to be on time. Other things to note: - Bring between 5-10€ p.p. extra for the dispensary - Big group or private booking? Send us a messages and we will get back to you asap.
Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Tour
In December is the start of the most amazing and beautiful festival in the world. The Amsterdam Light Festival. You will be indulging yourself in an almost Disney-like Winter Wonderland. In a beautiful cosy boat you will experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. The boat is fully covered and has nice comfy pillows and blankets. So rain and cold are covered. And for sight the sides can be fully opened but also half opened on the spot. An unique way to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. It is a 75 minutes cruise. No more tickets or in need of a private cruise? Contact me with a DM! Also when you are looking for a day cruise! There will be a lot more than 12 guests on the boat. This is a tour combined with a bigger company. They are rated as the number one day cruise worldwide. But that also means that there will be more people on the tour. This will be an amazing tour but it is not a small group tour. Other things to note Weather conditions in wintertime can be cold and wet. The boat will have a cover, but is not heated. We have blankets. There is no toilet on the boat! The cover is most of the time sufficient to have a great experience. But possibility exists that visibility can be limited due rain
Buddha Lounge Boat tour -Smoke& Cruise in style
Dear Guests from all over World Welcome on of the most liberating and relaxing boat rides of Amsterdam! We like to bring you together as like minded people who have the same attitude towards celebrating life. No parental control, rules or any form of stress. Just relax. Cozy up in our comfy seats. Enjoy your drinks and smokes during this 70 MINUTES Smoke, People and Animal friendly ride. This is a 420 Friendly Boat Tour. Smoking weed is allowed, but do bring your own supplies. We do not sell any. We also have a real Hookah/Shisha onboard which you can smoke (additional €25/please text us if you want to reserve one). We are no mainstream guided tour. Some people just want to chill and relax. And the stories we do tell are lighthearted and fun. If you are curious (or alone)we advise you to sit in front of the boat, close to the captain. Ask questions so we know how we can serve you. Please note we do not provide drinking parties for bachelor groups. We do not tolerate drunk , loud of disrespectful behavior from groups of persons. This Boat Tour is a wonderful way to see the canals of Amsterdam in a casual, 420 friendly setting. No matter what your color, background or preferences you are welcome. We do NOT provide cannabis products. Please bring your own supplies. Thank you. Namasté.
The Million Tulips & Windmill Tour
** Afternoon Tours possible too ** (Maximum 6 people per tour. Private tour possible too.) ( Keukenhof Tulip tickets not included , I can provide the express lane tickets) - We meet at Café Kobalt, Singel 2 (5 min from Central Station) - We will start at the Keukenhof Gardens where we can enjoy 7 million flowers and smell the most intoxicating scents. - After we will go the area of ​​the windmills where we will visit a windmill inside and experience the intimidating power of the wind. - We do a cheese tasting of 20 different flavors of cheese; where your imagination stops is where this cheese farm creates a new flavor…. - We visit a wooden shoe workshop and see what happens when you blow into a wooden shoe ;-) All this intertwined with many historical stories, fun facts and personal stories. Please note: The flower fields OUTSIDE the Tulip Gardens USUALLY ONLY BLOOM IN APRIL. In May they start clipping them. INSIDE the Tulip Gardens there always be tulips until May 7th.
Stunning photoshoot in Amsterdam
***30% Discount on sessions for couples!*** ***All sessions guaranteed 50 EDITED PHOTOS*** Prices: Solo traveler (possible shared time slot), 150€ Private session, solo traveler ( 1 person), 160€ Private session, couple (2 people), 210€ Whether you are experienced with photoshoots or this will be your first time, this experience is perfectly suitable for you! We'll meet in the center and together have a walk in the beautiful streets. All you have to do is be yourself and enjoy the moment. I will take care of capturing you in beautiful, natural and spontaneous ways. At the end of the walk we'll sit for a coffee and you get a first look of the pictures. You can let me know your favorites! Afterwards, while you are enjoying the rest of your trip, I'll edit your pictures. You'll receive the best pictures in a digital format. I usually take a lot of pictures so expect at least 50 professionally shot and edited pictures of you in this magical city. Feel free to check out the reviews from previous guests to get an even better picture of the experience. Important things to note: **The price is per person.** **For couples the session is always private (you need to book 2 spots)** If you are a bigger group wishing for a private session, please contact me. My style is natural photo’s.

Most popular in Amsterdam

Tip-Based Walking Tour of Amsterdam
Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with the Nr 1. Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam! On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts, and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam. Be prepared to challenge all your preconceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way. “From the Red Light District to the evolution of Amsterdam as the global center of world trade in the 17th century, its transition from a republic to a monarchy, the tragedy of the Nazi occupation, and its enlightened and effective attitude to drug control, your guide will stitch these diverse items together with humorous personal anecdotes and insightful commentary. on the underlying social and cultural mores of the Dutch people”. *Tip-based walking tour means you can join this tour almost for free (you will only be charged the tourist tax & booking fees) after which you can tip your guide what you think the tour was worth!
Boottocht door Amsterdam winter edition
First of all we want to thank you all for choosing our experience. We are proud to announce that we have won an award from Airbnb for the most popular experience and the 3rd best Airbnb experience in the world! Besides that we received more than 75 different nationalities on board. It was also an honor to be invited by airbnb to have lunch with Nathan Blecharczyk (co-founder of Airbnb) to talk about our experience. This would never have been possible without you. Thank you dear guests Do you want to experience Amsterdam in a more authentic way? Step aboard on our beautiful large luxury sloop with enough space for everyone and discover the city like a real explorer. We’ll welcome you on our stylish, electric sloop with unlimited drinks and delicious Dutch snacks and we will also stop at one of Amsterdams best boat catering to pick up real Amsterdam 'bitterballen'. So lean back, relax en listen to our amazing stories about the secrets of Amsterdam. During our tour there is always a lot of interaction between the guests and our captain, because we always have a maximum of 12 guests aboard. This guarantees you a personal and amazing experience in the historical city of Amsterdam. You will cherish memories that you won't forget. Of course children are welcome!
Award Winning All Inclusive Canal Cruise
The official award winning luxury canal cruise! We are so happy to announce I've been officially awarded "the best of the best" Travellers Choice award 2022. The Friends and Family boat tour. With a fun group (20) on a full electric boat, you will even see and hear more than on those glass busses. During summer time we use an open boat, during winter time a closed/covered boat. You will go on the most relaxing, comfy and fun family and friends boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. But not just any boat ride. You will be indulged with stories, history and humor. But besides that, you will also be meeting guests from all over the world. And they all speak English. Get to know France, India, Spain, Andorra, Italy , US and so much more while your at it. It will be the experience of a lifetime. I am a 100% sure you and your family and friends will have a great time. You will love it! Note: - No more tickets or in need of a private tour, contact me first I can always arrange something. - This is a relaxing canal tour, not a booze-cruise Other things to note All ages are welcome. There is no toilet on the boat. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking or own beverages allowed. Cancellation due bad weather is a possibility.
NO DIET CLUB - Let's get thick in DAM !
NOT YOUR BASIC FOOD TOUR ! (All food is included) - By bike during the week - By walk during the week ends (too busy) and rainy days (safety first !) ⚠ Hygienic measures : group of 10 people maximum. Hydroalcoholic gel before and after each tasting After having a blast with our food tours in Paris and London we are thrilled to launch a third tour in the iconic Amsterdam, city of fun, bikes and canals . On the menu ? A beautiful ride around the canals and 4 hours of food porn/diversity. Ride and eat like a local ! Of course there will be a few classics but not only ! Some crispy bitterballen, fries and serious dips, a warm and gooey stroopwafel, the best apple taart in the city, bacon and sausages sandwichs, fried calamari or fish, cheese croissant and herring for the bravest ! - Bike rent : 12€ for the all day, we'll go rent them with you ! The bikes are new with 3 gears and good brakes ahah. Safety First ! (VEGETARIANS ARE WELCOME) (DRINKS OTHER THAN WATER ARE NOT INCLUDED) ▶ What this tour is about ✔ - Many tastings to share - Calories - A nice ride around the canals - What locals eat - Lots of fun - Funny/bad jokes - Pictures and souvenirs - Smiles - A list of serious recommendations in Amsterdam - New friends from all around the world ✌
Visit to the Dutch Countryside
Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside. Our bus will pick you up near Central Station in Amsterdam. The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church. Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans. Other things to note Please note there is not a private tour. The groups are more than 15/30 people. Busy days are even more. We will provide 2 guides (1 for English group and 1 for the Spanish group).

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Things to do near Jordaan

Edibles workshop, Get baked Amsterdam
Want to learn how to make your own delicious brownies and maybe even considering adding that special Dutch herb? Then we can't wait to meet you. We'll be meeting you at the local dispensary that we are cooperating with. Here you will buy the special ingredient that you need. After, we will walk back to our house where the workshop will start. There we will be teaching you how to make delicious brownies (9 pieces per pair) and gummies, step by step. Meanwhile, we want to educate you on the Netherlands in general, such as history and customs. As well as telling the story about its extraordinary relationship with cannabis: history, developments, and current laws and policies. We find it important to facilitate a safe, welcoming and trustworthy environment for everyone who wants to participate in the Dutch culture (of cannabis). Or even just to observe and instead learn how to make normal brownies and gummies from scratch with people from all over the world! We cater to vegan and gluten-free dietary wishes but only with a minimum of 2 people, since the baking takes place in pairs. Please note: we do NOT provide any of that special ingredient or drugs, and it is crucial to be on time. Other things to note: - Bring between 5-10€ p.p. extra for the dispensary - Big group or private booking? Send us a messages and we will get back to you asap.
Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Tour
In December is the start of the most amazing and beautiful festival in the world. The Amsterdam Light Festival. You will be indulging yourself in an almost Disney-like Winter Wonderland. In a beautiful cosy boat you will experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. The boat is fully covered and has nice comfy pillows and blankets. So rain and cold are covered. And for sight the sides can be fully opened but also half opened on the spot. An unique way to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. It is a 75 minutes cruise. No more tickets or in need of a private cruise? Contact me with a DM! Also when you are looking for a day cruise! There will be a lot more than 12 guests on the boat. This is a tour combined with a bigger company. They are rated as the number one day cruise worldwide. But that also means that there will be more people on the tour. This will be an amazing tour but it is not a small group tour. Other things to note Weather conditions in wintertime can be cold and wet. The boat will have a cover, but is not heated. We have blankets. There is no toilet on the boat! The cover is most of the time sufficient to have a great experience. But possibility exists that visibility can be limited due rain
Buddha Lounge Boat tour -Smoke& Cruise in style
Dear Guests from all over World Welcome on of the most liberating and relaxing boat rides of Amsterdam! We like to bring you together as like minded people who have the same attitude towards celebrating life. No parental control, rules or any form of stress. Just relax. Cozy up in our comfy seats. Enjoy your drinks and smokes during this 70 MINUTES Smoke, People and Animal friendly ride. This is a 420 Friendly Boat Tour. Smoking weed is allowed, but do bring your own supplies. We do not sell any. We also have a real Hookah/Shisha onboard which you can smoke (additional €25/please text us if you want to reserve one). We are no mainstream guided tour. Some people just want to chill and relax. And the stories we do tell are lighthearted and fun. If you are curious (or alone)we advise you to sit in front of the boat, close to the captain. Ask questions so we know how we can serve you. Please note we do not provide drinking parties for bachelor groups. We do not tolerate drunk , loud of disrespectful behavior from groups of persons. This Boat Tour is a wonderful way to see the canals of Amsterdam in a casual, 420 friendly setting. No matter what your color, background or preferences you are welcome. We do NOT provide cannabis products. Please bring your own supplies. Thank you. Namasté.
The Million Tulips & Windmill Tour
** Afternoon Tours possible too ** (Maximum 6 people per tour. Private tour possible too.) ( Keukenhof Tulip tickets not included , I can provide the express lane tickets) - We meet at Café Kobalt, Singel 2 (5 min from Central Station) - We will start at the Keukenhof Gardens where we can enjoy 7 million flowers and smell the most intoxicating scents. - After we will go the area of ​​the windmills where we will visit a windmill inside and experience the intimidating power of the wind. - We do a cheese tasting of 20 different flavors of cheese; where your imagination stops is where this cheese farm creates a new flavor…. - We visit a wooden shoe workshop and see what happens when you blow into a wooden shoe ;-) All this intertwined with many historical stories, fun facts and personal stories. Please note: The flower fields OUTSIDE the Tulip Gardens USUALLY ONLY BLOOM IN APRIL. In May they start clipping them. INSIDE the Tulip Gardens there always be tulips until May 7th.
Amsterdam Booze Cruise with Unlimited Drinks
Explore the beautiful canals of Amsterdam on a luxury boat cruise with a fully stocked bar and drinks onboard. Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials.

Things to do near De Wallen

Bill's Bike Tour - Top Rated and Safest Amsterdam Bike Tour
For the full 4 hour experience check airbnb.com/experiences/314651 Hi friends! Let me start by saying good job and well done. You found the top rated and safest bike tour in Amsterdam! During 2 hours of nonstop fun on a typical Dutch bike you will be fully immersed in the local Amsterdam biking culture. In this unique bike tour you will escape the crowded city center and explore Amsterdam through the eyes of your local hero Pim (Bill in English). Bill will show you the Amsterdam people from Amsterdam like (rather than what the big tour operators focus on). You will bike along a carefully selected route of pretty precincts, calm canals, neat neighborhoods, quiet quarters and daring drawbridges. We will make frequent stops and showcase house boats, leaning houses, repurposed industrial buildings, typical Amsterdam architecture and chocolate tasting. This once in a lifetime biking experience typically centers around what Bill looks for himself when he travels: a fun, light hearted, authentic experience with friends for a day, away from the tourist mayhem and the familiar tunes of the big tour operators. Instead, Bill tells original stories based on his personal experience living in Amsterdam. Biking along the hidden gems of Amsterdam, Bill reveals the secrets of Dutch liberalism and Amsterdam culture. Are you ready to meet the real Amsterdam? Hop on and join the ride!
NO DIET CLUB - Let's get thick in DAM !
NOT YOUR BASIC FOOD TOUR ! (All food is included) - By bike during the week - By walk during the week ends (too busy) and rainy days (safety first !) ⚠ Hygienic measures : group of 10 people maximum. Hydroalcoholic gel before and after each tasting After having a blast with our food tours in Paris and London we are thrilled to launch a third tour in the iconic Amsterdam, city of fun, bikes and canals . On the menu ? A beautiful ride around the canals and 4 hours of food porn/diversity. Ride and eat like a local ! Of course there will be a few classics but not only ! Some crispy bitterballen, fries and serious dips, a warm and gooey stroopwafel, the best apple taart in the city, bacon and sausages sandwichs, fried calamari or fish, cheese croissant and herring for the bravest ! - Bike rent : 12€ for the all day, we'll go rent them with you ! The bikes are new with 3 gears and good brakes ahah. Safety First ! (VEGETARIANS ARE WELCOME) (DRINKS OTHER THAN WATER ARE NOT INCLUDED) ▶ What this tour is about ✔ - Many tastings to share - Calories - A nice ride around the canals - What locals eat - Lots of fun - Funny/bad jokes - Pictures and souvenirs - Smiles - A list of serious recommendations in Amsterdam - New friends from all around the world ✌
Visit to the Dutch Countryside
Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside. Our bus will pick you up near Central Station in Amsterdam. The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church. Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans. Other things to note Please note there is not a private tour. The groups are more than 15/30 people. Busy days are even more. We will provide 2 guides (1 for English group and 1 for the Spanish group).
Tip-Based Walking Tour of Amsterdam
Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with the Nr 1. Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam! On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts, and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam. Be prepared to challenge all your preconceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way. “From the Red Light District to the evolution of Amsterdam as the global center of world trade in the 17th century, its transition from a republic to a monarchy, the tragedy of the Nazi occupation, and its enlightened and effective attitude to drug control, your guide will stitch these diverse items together with humorous personal anecdotes and insightful commentary. on the underlying social and cultural mores of the Dutch people”. *Tip-based walking tour means you can join this tour almost for free (you will only be charged the tourist tax & booking fees) after which you can tip your guide what you think the tour was worth!
Shaker Cocktail Club, learn how to make cocktails
Welcome to the Shaker Cocktail Club, You are just at two steps away from realizing your dream to become a master of Mixology! Throughout the 2-hour class, we will talk about mixology, only talk ? No, I will also teach you how to make two delicious cocktails, we will make them step by step together and you will be enjoying your creations! During this masterclass, everyone gets to use their own “bar station” stocked with all the equipment needed to create excellent cocktails - shakers, strainers, muddlers, jiggers, etc. meaning everyone will make their own cocktails at the same time! Using all the bartender’s material will not be a mystery anymore! ⇨ Instagram : @shakercocktailclub What’s included? - 2 hours of masterclass with a professional bartender - 2 delightful cocktails - All the ingredient and all the material/Person - A journey through the world of cocktails with the history of mixology and many anecdotes - All you have to know to create your own cocktails at home (the technics and some tips) Ready to join the Cocktail Club? Let's shake together!

Things to do near Sloterdijk

Boottocht door Amsterdam winter edition
First of all we want to thank you all for choosing our experience. We are proud to announce that we have won an award from Airbnb for the most popular experience and the 3rd best Airbnb experience in the world! Besides that we received more than 75 different nationalities on board. It was also an honor to be invited by airbnb to have lunch with Nathan Blecharczyk (co-founder of Airbnb) to talk about our experience. This would never have been possible without you. Thank you dear guests Do you want to experience Amsterdam in a more authentic way? Step aboard on our beautiful large luxury sloop with enough space for everyone and discover the city like a real explorer. We’ll welcome you on our stylish, electric sloop with unlimited drinks and delicious Dutch snacks and we will also stop at one of Amsterdams best boat catering to pick up real Amsterdam 'bitterballen'. So lean back, relax en listen to our amazing stories about the secrets of Amsterdam. During our tour there is always a lot of interaction between the guests and our captain, because we always have a maximum of 12 guests aboard. This guarantees you a personal and amazing experience in the historical city of Amsterdam. You will cherish memories that you won't forget. Of course children are welcome!
Winter Wonder Walk
See the highlights of the historical city center of Amsterdam in winter- and Christmas time during this 2-hour Winter Wonder Walk with a local guide. A Christmas treat and glühwein or hot chocolate are included in the tour! PLACES TO SEE Discover the magic of Amsterdam in winter, on a 2-hour winter walk, and enjoy the sights this city has to offer, while listening to the lively stories of our local guide. The tour starts at Dam Square where you will receive a winter hat to spend this Winter Wonder Walking Tour as warm as possible. The tour will end close to the Noordermarkt, in a local restaurant, where a glühwein/hot chocolate will wait for you, and along the way you will get to taste a delicious Christmas treat!
The Windmills, Cheese and Chocolate Tour
The Windmills, Cheese & Chocolate Tour ⭐️Private tour possible ⭐️ ⏰Flexible times possible ⏰ Starting from 2 - 6 people as a group/family or friends. (Corona-Safe) We meet at Cafe Kobalt across of Central Station. You can carpool with me for free to Zaandijk in my car , we then walk over the bridge towards the windmills Zaanse Schans. And then we start the tour. - We pass the first dutch supermarket from 1887. - We see the 17th and 18th century Windmills; Spices-windmill, Wood-windmill, Paint-Windmill. We will visit one windmill inside with a spectacular view on top of the windmill. Entrance included. - After we will visit the cheese-farm and have a free cheese tasting. - We visit an old Dutch Bakery for a small tasting of Dutch pastries. - Visit to a Wooden Shoe Workplace and see the history of Wooden Shoes. OPTIONAL add-on (not every day) - Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle. A beautiful 13th century castle with lots of history and stories. ( ask for price) We visit the castle rooms and all 4 towers and the castle gardens. OPTIONAL add-on (not every day) -Marken Fisherman’s Island. 13th century old island with lots of history and unique wooden houses on poles and the cozy harbor. 90 minutes extra (ask for price)
Sebi Boat Tours
MODIFIED DEPARTURE TIMES from December 1st, 2022 till January 22nd, 2023 : Departure at 18.00: We will include the Light Art Festival route into our evening experience starting at 18.00 so you can enjoy all the beautiful art works and light decorations! All this while enjoying a nice glass or two or three... of gluhwein (mulled wine), wine, beer, soda etc. and some salty nuts, dutch cheese and dutch fried snacks. Departure at 14.00: Join our original daylight tour of Amsterdam Welcome, We are Sebi Boat Tours, two true Amsterdammers who want to share their love for this beautiful city. We offer one of the best Amsterdam canal cruise experiences of the city. Our goal is to give our guests an intimate, unique, relaxed and well-cared for experience, so they can enjoy Amsterdam as we do every day. Our electric boat has also been specially designed to sail through canals where large tour boats cannot enter. Sebi will take you on a two-hour cruise through the historic canals, the Amstel River, and many other well-known locations such as the Skinny Bridge, the dancing houses and the seven bridges. In the meantime, Sebi will pass on his years of knowledge; about the canals and its buildings, some basic information about the origins of the city, about current events, about Amsterdam people and their habits. Both in English and Dutch and German if desired.
Paint & Sip
Meet with like-minded people, sip your wine and enjoy painting in a relaxing atmosphere at our painting studio in the centre of Amsterdam next to Oosterpark. What makes it unique to paint at my studio: -Everyone is welcome; the ones who would like to paint as a hobby, benefit from the therapeutic side of painting as well as the ones who would like to become artists and follow the sessions in long term to learn essential painting techniques. I offer an organic and free space to learn from your own experiences and from each other with the guidance of an art teacher who has official training and long experience in the field. What is our concept: -You will learn some basic techniques for drawing and painting. The lesson will be tailored to your level and interest. Everyone will get tips and feedbacks individually. So it’s suitable for absolute beginners. What we are going to make: -You can work experimental, abstract, bring examples/photos you wish to paint or reproduce/interpret artworks done by other artists. You will receive a wide selection for both beginners and advanced. All the art materials are provided at the studio; canvases (24x30cm), colours (acrylic, watercolour, oil colors), brushes, palettes, paper, pencil, cleaning equipments, aprons to protect your clothes. There is no additional payment reflected.

All activities near Amsterdam

Edibles workshop, Get baked Amsterdam
Want to learn how to make your own delicious brownies and maybe even considering adding that special Dutch herb? Then we can't wait to meet you. We'll be meeting you at the local dispensary that we are cooperating with. Here you will buy the special ingredient that you need. After, we will walk back to our house where the workshop will start. There we will be teaching you how to make delicious brownies (9 pieces per pair) and gummies, step by step. Meanwhile, we want to educate you on the Netherlands in general, such as history and customs. As well as telling the story about its extraordinary relationship with cannabis: history, developments, and current laws and policies. We find it important to facilitate a safe, welcoming and trustworthy environment for everyone who wants to participate in the Dutch culture (of cannabis). Or even just to observe and instead learn how to make normal brownies and gummies from scratch with people from all over the world! We cater to vegan and gluten-free dietary wishes but only with a minimum of 2 people, since the baking takes place in pairs. Please note: we do NOT provide any of that special ingredient or drugs, and it is crucial to be on time. Other things to note: - Bring between 5-10€ p.p. extra for the dispensary - Big group or private booking? Send us a messages and we will get back to you asap.
Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Tour
In December is the start of the most amazing and beautiful festival in the world. The Amsterdam Light Festival. You will be indulging yourself in an almost Disney-like Winter Wonderland. In a beautiful cosy boat you will experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. The boat is fully covered and has nice comfy pillows and blankets. So rain and cold are covered. And for sight the sides can be fully opened but also half opened on the spot. An unique way to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. It is a 75 minutes cruise. No more tickets or in need of a private cruise? Contact me with a DM! Also when you are looking for a day cruise! There will be a lot more than 12 guests on the boat. This is a tour combined with a bigger company. They are rated as the number one day cruise worldwide. But that also means that there will be more people on the tour. This will be an amazing tour but it is not a small group tour. Other things to note Weather conditions in wintertime can be cold and wet. The boat will have a cover, but is not heated. We have blankets. There is no toilet on the boat! The cover is most of the time sufficient to have a great experience. But possibility exists that visibility can be limited due rain
Buddha Lounge Boat tour -Smoke& Cruise in style
Dear Guests from all over World Welcome on of the most liberating and relaxing boat rides of Amsterdam! We like to bring you together as like minded people who have the same attitude towards celebrating life. No parental control, rules or any form of stress. Just relax. Cozy up in our comfy seats. Enjoy your drinks and smokes during this 70 MINUTES Smoke, People and Animal friendly ride. This is a 420 Friendly Boat Tour. Smoking weed is allowed, but do bring your own supplies. We do not sell any. We also have a real Hookah/Shisha onboard which you can smoke (additional €25/please text us if you want to reserve one). We are no mainstream guided tour. Some people just want to chill and relax. And the stories we do tell are lighthearted and fun. If you are curious (or alone)we advise you to sit in front of the boat, close to the captain. Ask questions so we know how we can serve you. Please note we do not provide drinking parties for bachelor groups. We do not tolerate drunk , loud of disrespectful behavior from groups of persons. This Boat Tour is a wonderful way to see the canals of Amsterdam in a casual, 420 friendly setting. No matter what your color, background or preferences you are welcome. We do NOT provide cannabis products. Please bring your own supplies. Thank you. Namasté.
The Million Tulips & Windmill Tour
** Afternoon Tours possible too ** (Maximum 6 people per tour. Private tour possible too.) ( Keukenhof Tulip tickets not included , I can provide the express lane tickets) - We meet at Café Kobalt, Singel 2 (5 min from Central Station) - We will start at the Keukenhof Gardens where we can enjoy 7 million flowers and smell the most intoxicating scents. - After we will go the area of ​​the windmills where we will visit a windmill inside and experience the intimidating power of the wind. - We do a cheese tasting of 20 different flavors of cheese; where your imagination stops is where this cheese farm creates a new flavor…. - We visit a wooden shoe workshop and see what happens when you blow into a wooden shoe ;-) All this intertwined with many historical stories, fun facts and personal stories. Please note: The flower fields OUTSIDE the Tulip Gardens USUALLY ONLY BLOOM IN APRIL. In May they start clipping them. INSIDE the Tulip Gardens there always be tulips until May 7th.
Amsterdam Booze Cruise with Unlimited Drinks
Explore the beautiful canals of Amsterdam on a luxury boat cruise with a fully stocked bar and drinks onboard. Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials.

Your guide to Amsterdam

Where do locals hang out in Amsterdam?

Oud West

Also called Old West, it’s conveniently located near the city center, on the eastern edge of Vondelpark, but far enough away to attract laid-back locals as a shopping and dining destination. The De Wallen bustles with activity in its food hall, as well as its art deco–inspired cinema where you can catch independent films. There are three thoroughfares to explore — Overtoom, Kinkerstraat and De Clercqstraat — for food that goes beyond herring as well as artisanal coffee shops.

Amsterdam-Noord

This neighborhood is a ferry ride from Centraal Station that takes only minutes. Situated along the northern shoreline, it puts a spotlight on a more modern Amsterdam with one development in particular: Buiksloterham. The district contains mixed-use buildings that house cinemas, restaurants, and even an underground club. Head toward the water to find NDSM Wharf, a hotspot for live music, street art, and other cultural events in the former shipyard.


What are the best ways to explore Amsterdam by bike?

Explore Zaanse Schans

Meet in the city center for a 4-mile round-trip ride to the Dutch countryside. You’ll pedal through meadows, admiring the villages and pastoral landscapes as you go, before you arrive in Zaanse Schans. Here you can meet villagers, see how clogs are made, and sample cheeses before heading back into Amsterdam.

Pair a bike tour with a canal cruise

For a more quintessential Dutch experience, head out for an afternoon bike tour to ride past the windmills, museums, and parks with a local guide who points out hidden gems and must-see places such as the Royal Palace Amsterdam. Afterward, hop on a boat to enjoy an early evening cruise along the canal for an hour.


What are the most unique museums in Amsterdam?

Rijksmuseum

While it may not immediately seem unique given its a major attraction, its story of reinvention is. For some 10 years, the Netherlands national museum was closed for renovations, reopening in 2013. Today, it hosts some of the most impressive exhibits of Europe, rivaling the Louvre and other major art institutions. Here you can find some of Holland’s most prolific artworks by Rembrandt and Vermeer. For a more curated visit, join an art historian on a walking tour of the museum and its surroundings.

Amsterdam Cheese Museum

Within walking distance to the Anne Frank House, you’ll find this homage to fromage which feels more like a storefront than a museum. Still, you’ll learn plenty of lesser-known facts about the Dutch people’s love of this food, as well as have the chance to try samples.

Amsterdam Tulip Museum

If you really want to know what you’re admiring on your day trip to Keukenhof, visit this small museum along the Prinsengracht canal to learn about the different types of tulips, the botany, and even the breeding process. One of the best reasons to go: You can buy bulbs to take home and plant in your own garden.