Tours to Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the iconic Dutch capital, is distinctive for its quirky character, old merchants’ houses, tree-lined canals, and shops full of cheeses, chocolates and waffles. A treasure trove of museums and art galleries, Amsterdam’s art scene is forever ablaze, with the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum being among the top attractions. It isn’t just the pleasant ambience and scenery alluring visitors, during the spring and summer months tourists arrive to see the wonderful tulip fields and gardens - with the Keukenhof Gardens’ displaying seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths; a truly spellbinding sight.
Titan offers a wonderful array of tours to Amsterdam from river cruises and ocean cruises to escorted land tours focused on the region’s beauty during the contrasting seasons, including springtime flowers and the magical Christmas markets. And tours to Amsterdam usually feature canal cruises or walks through the atmospheric lanes, meandering between tilting architecture and captivating landmarks. It was during the Golden Age that Amsterdam became a key financial centre and one of the most important ports in the world; with continuing prosperity, numerous monumental buildings and impressive, classic Dutch structures were constructed which still remain today.
The city actually dates back to the 12th century, founded as a humble fishing village when fishermen developed a dam in the Amstel River. The settlement slowly grew over the centuries, bursting into commercial success in the 16th century, when an extraordinary period of trade with Dutch ships began to trade spices and other goods around the world. The city’s ever-increasing wealth meant the population doubled, rapid architectural development boomed, and the canal’s ring was expanded further - explosive growth was seen everywhere in the city.
Symbols of the Golden Age include The Royal Palace of Amsterdam, built as a City Hall for the region’s magistrates and transformed into a Palace by King Louis Napoleon Bonaparte in 1808. You may take a guided tour to discover the marble floors, beautiful paintings, stunning sculptures and grand chandeliers, along with the striking classical exterior.
Things to do/see
Anne Frank House reveals the city’s darker history. The Jewish wartime diarist hid in this 17th century canal house during World War II, before being arrested and transported to concentration camps, where she died a few months later. Explore this museum dedicated to Anne Frank’s life, with quotations from her diary, historic documents, film images and old belongings of those in hiding and their helpers; and step behind the moveable bookcase to discover the crammed Secret Annex which concealed her family, the Van Pels family and Fritza Pfeffer from the outside world.
A trip to Amsterdam wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Van Gogh Museum. Step inside Van Gogh’s world to discover the largest collection of his awe-inspiring work. The exhibition displays around 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters - among them are the iconic Sunflowers and Almond Blossom paintings.
Titan Tours to Amsterdam
Titans offers a superb collection of tours to Amsterdam, many of which are combined with other European destinations, some with excursions to hidden treasures and grand highlights, and others focused on seasonal highlights including the magical Christmas markets which can be enjoyed on Titan’s essential cruise - Amsterdam & German Christmas Market
The Springtime on the Rhine with Amsterdam
spends 10 days enjoying the springtime beauty on board the MS Serenade 1, with visits to many splendid European cities such as the historic university city of Heidelberg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Strasbourg, as well as Amsterdam. The Dutch Waterways and the Beautiful Keukenhof Gardens
tour also enjoys the Netherlands’ spring highlights with included excursions to the Zaanse Schans windmill village, Keukenhof Gardens and a revealing Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise.
The opportunities are endless with Titan’s well-thought collection of Amsterdam tours, so however you choose to explore, whether it be a river cruise, ocean cruise, land tour, or seasonal break, Titan’s will have an option for you!