Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

Get your bearings on this 3-hour Amsterdam city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. On your morning or afternoon tour, see top Amsterdam attractions including the Royal Palace, National Monument and Albert Cuyp Market, plus a diamond factory and windmill. If you have a little extra time, add on a delightful 1-hour cruise for a comprehensive introduction to this magical city of canals and gabled houses.

What You Can Expect

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour
Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour

Begin your Amsterdam city tour by boarding your air-conditioned coach in central Amsterdam. With thousands of monuments and historic buildings, Amsterdam has the largest historical city center in Europe. The city is distinguished by its three rings of canals lined by elaborately decorated merchants' residences and warehouses built in the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age. When the canals were built, 90 islands were created, connected by hundreds of charming bridges.

As you travel through Amsterdam, your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beautiful city. Admire highlights such as the Royal Palace, National Monument, the Skinny Bridge and Albert Cuyp Market. You will also see quaint gabled houses, visit a windmill on the River Amstel and stop at a diamond factory where you can watch gems being polished using traditional methods.

For a more in-depth Amsterdam sightseeing experience, opt to add on a canal cruise. Your 1-hour cruise takes you along canals lined with 17th-century merchant houses, centuries-old warehouses and churches with bell towers. You will also pass through Amsterdam's old harbor.

Whichever option you choose, you will end your introductory tour in central Amsterdam with a much better idea of all this dynamic city has to offer.

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Days of Service


Meeting Time

9am, 12pm and 3pm



  • Amsterdam city tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Optional Canal Cruise


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure/Exchange Point

Central Amsterdam


2.5 to 4 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

9:15 AMTour
2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour departing at 9:15am From
$ 27.67
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2.5- hour Amsterdam city tour departing at 9am From
$ 27.67
9:15 AMTour
2.5-hr Amsterdam city tour and 1-hr canal cruise departing at 9:15am From
$ 39.84
9:00 AMTour
2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour and 1-hour canal cruise departing at 9am From
$ 42.05
12:00 PMTour
2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour departing at 12pm From
$ 27.67
3:00 PMTour
2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour departing at 3pm From
$ 27.67

Customer Reviews

Padmanabhan K

January 2016

Truly amazing- Perfect guide Mr.Edgar for the perfect tour. He has great idea about the place and his narration was an icing on the cake. Majestic Holland where nature has been abundant. Must do for tourists. ..Earth's Beauty descends the countryside Zaanse Schans , Volendam, Edam, Marken, Dutch windmills reflects national heritage, cheese tasting meant indulgence, and wooden shoe factory visit signified a legacy . Weather was outstanding. Christmas decorations at homes and shops added a flavor. Nice Hospitality of Dutch a point to note..In all a Relaxed and refreshing tour. Thanks Viator. Salutes to Holland.


November 2015

great trip


September 2015

I really enjoyed this tour as it was more personal than the hop-on hop-off tour. The guide was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Plus, I felt I was able to see some hidden gems.

Norfaryanti K

September 2015

The tour was really great and fun! The bus was punctual. The guide managed to explain in various languages to suit the tourists on board. We stopped for 10 minutes at the Windmill to look around and take photos. Although it's drizzling, but we get to see the windmill close-up. Our second stop was at Coster Diamond house. It was an informative and brief tour on diamond. I'm very happy with the city tour! Thank you. It's highly recommended...

Adriena O

July 2015

Excelent guide, very good experience....can only recommend!!!

Jan M

May 2015

This was an excellent tour with an excellent tour guide, Wout. He made the information exciting and detailed and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is an excellent way to learn about Amsterdam. We added the 1 hour canal tour which gave us a different perspective and was also excellent.

Allan G

May 2015

Very good. There is actually not that much to see architecturally from a bus ride in central Amsterdam but the commentary in English and Spanish on Amsterdam in general was very informative and amusing. We did go outside the built-up area to see a windmill famously painted by Rembrant but the highlight for me was a visit to a diamond merchant/factory and the opportunity to see some really expensive, sparkling diamonds. After the bus tour we went on a one hour canal boat tour but the timing for this is flexible so you don't have to go straight away.

Margo A

June 2015

This tour was awesome. Guide was knowledgeable and bus was comfortable and clean. Would highly recommend.

Joanne F

May 2015

good informative tour of the city and the diamonds

Heidi D

April 2015

It was a very well organized trip and the fact it was in different languages was impressive!!


January 2015

interesting trip in and out of Amsterdam with a very knowledgeable tour guid


March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Maxine P R

October 2014

Very informative tour of this lovely city which has so much history.

Pamela P

September 2014

We really enjoyed this excursion. to begin with the weather was lovely and hot, the lady comontator was exceptional really Informative, how she managed four languages so easily I just don't know! We feel we got a very good insight into Amsterdam including the architecture. We stopped at a lovely windmill and had time to take photos. The tour included an hours visit to a diamond factory and saleroom, very tempting but we were not pressurised into buying. All in all this three hour excursion get 5 stars from us.


September 2014

We loved the sightseeing tour and cruise add-on. We were only in Amsterdam for one day and learned a lot about this beautiful place. Did you know Amsterdam has more canals than Venice? The Red Light district was interesting too. In case you didn't know, the girls in the windows wear bathing suites. That was a relief because we were worried about that, being conservative southerners from USA. Nothing to worry about.


September 2014



September 2014

Another great tour! Tour guide was very informative!

Karen -lee W

August 2014

This tour was amazing!

Brenda B

August 2014

This tour was perfect for our first day in Amsterdam and our guide was great. We had a full bus and enjoyed a good overview of this city. Having the canal tour a part of this tour was perfect as it completed this day.
Thanks again for a wonderful day!!!


July 2014

Excellent tour!

Marcelo E

July 2014

Yes:) I recommend this tour, I you have a few time in Amsterdam this is the best way you can see the city:)

John B

June 2014

We had a great tour. The guide was very informative.

Ian L

June 2014

Great tour which gave us a great overview of the city and showed us areas we would not have seen otherwise Commentary was informative the guide was well versed. .


June 2014

Was very good. Very interesting. the weather was not the best but aniway we enjoy the tour.