Thursday, December 17, 2015

Amsterdam - A guided tour package

Date: 12th October 2015

Ane has bought a package for 2 person to Volendam, Marken, Windmills at a price of Euro90, i.e. 45/pax from the Tours & Ticket vide online booking. Should you wish to include a city tour, just add another Euro15 and it covers a whole day spent with their guides for 8.5 hours. It departs daily at 09.15 in the morning. A check-in time is 30 minutes before departure, usually at their main office at Damrak 26, Amsterdam Centrum. 

Inside the pick up bus to the Tour & Ticket's main office

View along the journey from Museum Quarters to Amsterdam Centrum

Should your stay is rather short in Amsterdam, you may preferably choose a combination tour which starts with an extensive tour of the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, a home to one the largest historic city centres in Europe. The city is well-known for its rings of 136 canals, along which thousands of decorated merchants’ residences and warehouses that were built in the 17th century, known as the Dutch ‘Golden Age’. Amsterdam has a lot more to offer besides the canals. The guided city tour company will show his participants to a great number of interesting and remarkable sights and amazing views outside the classic city centre. The tour also includes a visit to a diamond factory.

Double Decker bus that takes our group around the 3 places on 12th October

A visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the lovely Dutch countryside. The tour package that we took allowed us to see Zaanse Schans, the picturesque windmill village, with its typical green-timbered houses and warehouses. The tour company has arranged for us to visit and see a real working windmill. Next stop after the windmills was a visit to the famous and lively fishing village of Volendam. It is here that they took us to see the cheese factory/museum. We were allowed to have a lunch at Volendam traditional fish restaurant. Thereafter, the tour includes also a boat trip to or from the former island of Marken where we visited a local traditional clog maker.

At the windmills

At Volendam fishing market

What included in the package was a pick up from somewhere near the hotel, bus trip to all 3 places, boat ride and all entrances fee if charged. Lunch, shopping (mainly cheese at Volendam) and other things are at your own cost. There were 2 guides following our tour that day. Both speaks fluent English. During 5.5 hours journey, we were given a head set to listen to the important facts about Amsterdam. 

Should you interested to join their tour, do click and select your choice of visit at

Our 2 friendly and lovely guides

The boat that we rode that day, foods and drinks are available

At the clog factory

Souvenirs that you may purchase at the clog maker factory

Approaching city center on our return

We separately added a boat canal cruising using their services 

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