The capital of the Netherlands and the liberal capital of Europe, Amsterdam is a fusion of history, culture, beauty, and fun. Explore the vast parks, winding canals, and extraordinary architecture of this unique and romantic city will have you instantly charmed. Enlighten your inner artist at the Van Gogh Museum, quench your thirst at the Heineken Experience, or relax at one of Amsterdam’s many coffee shops. Whether you’re interested in cultural tours, nightlife, or scenery, you’ll find the right vibe in Amsterdam.
Please note: The trip meets at the accommodation anytime after 16:00 Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly.
For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact [email protected]
The trip meets in Amsterdam at the accommodation anytime after 16:00. Your Bus2alps guide will be at the hostel to help check you in between 16:00 and 22:00. Luggage storage will be available for those of you arriving before 16:00. For those of you arriving after 22:00, you can check in at the reception desk and pick up your Bus2alps Welcome Package there.
Detailed information regarding your trip, including directions from all of Amsterdam’s different airports to the accommodation, will be emailed to you in the days leading up to your departure. For further information regarding this trip, or for help finding flights, please feel free to email [email protected]
Friday morning after breakfast, we depart for Sandeman’s New Europe Walking Tour of Amsterdam, which will take you to important sites like the Red Light District and Anne Frank House, while covering historical and contemporary facts about Amsterdam, its people, and its liberal culture. The tour ends easrly afternoon at which point a number of options are available to you. We’ll also be able to guide you to the Van Gogh Museum, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and the famous “I Amsterdam” sign. If you would like a delicious lunch or snack, we’ll show you an incredible pancake house built in an old carousel. You may also participate in another one of the additional Sandeman’s New Europe tours like the Red Light District Tour, or the Famous Coffeeshops Tour. If you have any other requests your Bus2alps guide will be happy to help you; otherwise, feel free to navigate the canals and explore the various districts, stores, pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops for the rest of the day. The night is free for you to explore the various bars, clubs, and shows of Amsterdam. I
Saturday gives you the opportunity to continue to explore Amsterdam, and visit any and all of the sites you may have missed on Friday. Early on Saturday morning, a guide will be bringing groups to the Anne Frank Museum. Saturday afternoon, your Trip Leader will also coordinate a group trip to the Heneiken Experience where you will receive entry with a group discount. The Heneiken Experience gives an overview of how the famous beer was created, brewed and the culture surrounding it. Bus2alps also recommends renting a bike for the day as a fun and exciting way to get around and see the city like a local. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the city from the waterways, check out one of the canal tours which is also an option during the Heneiken Experience. The night is free again to explore more of Amsterdam’s diverse and unique nightlife.
Sunday morning the trip ends with check out from the accommodation at 11:00 am. Please contact us for information regarding an additional night’s stay.