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Amsterdam Urban Adventures

Day tours, with a local


Amsterdam Urban Adventures provide the opportunity to enjoy the rich culture and attractions of this vibrant city on one-of-a-kind Amsterdam tours. In Amsterdam you can relax in a cafe along a canal, explore the parks or the eclectic new neighbourhoods that have made the city one of the leading capitals of modern architecture. You could also party in some of the best clubs Europe has to offer, join one of the many street festivals, go flower shopping on a floating market, or even treat yourself with one of the locally cut diamonds!


Amsterdam is surely one of the most interesting destinations in Europe. It is a city on water, below sea level, built almost entirely with dams that have shaped the iconic half-circle map of town. The big harbour that use to be the starting point of many vessels to the Indies or the Carribean has been converted into a dynamic and modern businness district. Meanwhile the seafront still bursts with activity, packed with cargo ships, ferry boats and private canal boats.

 

Below the dam line and water pumps powered by windmills extends the canal belt, where the houses of the richest merchants and noblemen of the dutch golden century are to be found. Right in the middle of it all is the sailors' neighbourhood, now better known as the Red Light District, which retains the libertarian attitude that continually arouses the curiosity of visitors.

 

Outside the first ring of canals one can find the imperial ring, with beautiful villas and world famous museums housing treasures of many famous dutch and international artists, all in a city that is more friendly to walkers or bikers than to cars! Taking an Amsterdam tour exposes the true side of this cultural city and allows you to explore beyond the major tourist attractions.

Frites in Amsterdam Amsterdam Food by Foot
from 3 reviews
From EUR 36.00

From snacking on salty fries, to savouring rich cheeses and sipping boozy spirits, this indgulent Amsterdam tour should come with a health warning!

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Beer in Amsterdam Amsterdam Beer Tour
from 2 reviews
From EUR 45.00

Bask in the glory of liquid sunshine on this Amsterdam tour that covers all the best bars, breweries and beer halls of this brew-loving city.  From a place where nuns used to brew ales, to the mothership of Dutch beer brewing - the original Heineken building - see, and taste, the Netherlands strong brewing history.  

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Bright Bikes Cycle Amsterdam
from 2 reviews
From EUR 36.00

As the world's most cycle-friendly city, you'd be nuts to leave without going for a spin. Join this Amsterdam tour and be led by a local cyclist who'll show you why Amsterdam is so bike-friendly.

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Queens Day (and Night)
Place: Amsterdam - [ 29/04/2014 - 30/04/2014 ]

A great street party in the night when everyone drinks beer together, then a day out in the park with the rest of the city, or strolling through the streets transformed in a gigantic flea market!

Roots
Place: Amsterdam - [ 23/06/2014 - 30/06/2014 ]

Music and culture festival, along with a market in the oosterpark.

Gay Pride Parade
Place: Amsterdam - [ 07/08/2014 ]

A very colourful parade along the canals!

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Ms. Anna D.
USA
14 May 2013
Sean was amazing. He was funny, knowledgeable, and I was so glad I actually signed up for two tours with him. He showed us cool places I never would have found on my own, knew a ton about the culture of the city, clearly was connected to the local culture (almost everywhere we went, people happily said hi to him) and really made the experience—and my trip—awesome. Would highly, highly recommend any of the Amsterdam Urban Adventure options!
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Mrs. Lillian B.
United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013
Our guide Shaun was great fun, he had lots of good stories to tell about life in Amsterdam. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back to the same places the next day and ate more yummy Dutch food. We will definitely be recommending this trip to our friends.
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Mr. Joseph S.
USA
27 Mar 2013
We had a great time with Sean. It was a nice relaxing beer tour, not like so many of the club tours offered elsewhere around the city. This tour was exactly what we were looking for.
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Ms. Alexa V.
United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013
Excellent tour. Loved the jenever slurping!Sean was a friendly and informative guide. A fun and different way to explore Amsterdam and meet fellow travellers
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Ms. Andrea C.
Spain and Canary Islands
30 Oct 2012
Loved it, loved the guide, he was funny and vry intelligent. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Mr. Carole F.
Australia
23 Aug 2012
I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the tour. Thank you!!! I would highly recommend it!!!!!
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Amsterdam Urban Adventures

The Amsterdam Urban Adventures team love the dynamic and enjoyable life along the canals of the Dutch capital, we are passionate to show travellers the authentic Amsterdam that they lovingly call home. So come on one, or a few, of our walking, biking, drinking and shopping tours.


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Responsible Travel with Urban Adventures

 

Wherever we go in the world, we take a responsible attitude with us. That means travelling in a way which both respects and benefits local people, their culture, their economy, and their environment. Please read on for more information on our Responsible Travel policy and how you can be a responsible traveller for your entire journey.


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