Description

Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Brussels, hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and drive out of the city to begin your tour. Travel through low-lying countryside dotted with traditional Dutch windmills, before arriving in Amsterdam approximately three hours later.
First, visit a traditional craft center with your guide and admire all that makes Holland so special. See tasty cheeses, wooden clogs and beautiful pottery on display and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. Afterwards, enjoy a little time for lunch (optional) and head off along the Amstel River and make a photo stop at a traditional, quaint windmill.
Continue on to the center of Amsterdam — passing the Dutch National Bank and the famous Heineken brewery — and perhaps take the opportunity to explore the picturesque canals on an optional boat tour (own expense).
From there, travel on to the famous Dam Square in the historic center of the city and follow your guide on an informative walking tour. Admire the Royal Palace of Amsterdam — built as a town hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. Wander along tranquil canal ways and through the infamous red light district.
At the end of your walking tour, enjoy a little free time to stroll along the shopping streets at your leisure then hop back aboard your coach for the journey back to Brussels.

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Canal boat tour (optional)
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
Additional Information
  • The drive to Amsterdam from Brussels is approximately 3 hours
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point
Grasmarkt Straat 82
Booking is cancellable 3 days prior to service date.

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Reviews

There are 100 review(s)
  • ginman

    2011-09-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent trip. Had a great guide. We saw lots of the highlights of Amsterdam, including the infamous red light district. There is not a lot of free time (about 2 hours) as it takes about 2.5hrs to get there by bus, but certainly it gives the visitor a very quick brush over some of the highlights of this exciting city. Recommended tour and would certainly book a longer stay in Amsterdam next time.

  • Tetyana S

    2011-09-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    Loved the trip very informative! Suggesting anyone, who is staying in Brussels.

  • P K

    2011-10-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Love the city

  • Estelle B

    2011-10-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour, enjoyed the canal cruise and the cheese and clogs tour!

  • Stacie D

    2012-03-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent tour and tour guide made the tour very personable, and it was too bad he did not do the Bruges and Ghent tour the next day as well.

  • Shana / Portugal

    2012-04-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    Totally recomend it!

  • rebecca.scott

    2012-04-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    excellent

  • GUELMY A

    2012-05-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great Travel! Great Guide!

  • elenkod

    2012-05-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    Amusing, love it!

  • Alba L / Brazil

    2012-05-26

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was excellent; The guide was really nice and knew a lot about everything. I had a great time. I suggest everybody go there.

  • James A

    2012-06-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    This again was a beautiful experience.

  • Adisa

    2012-06-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    Just a great trip. I enjoyed it very much

  • Lesley S

    2012-07-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    This was a brilliant trip. The bus driver was very good, the tour guide was very informative and organised the canal cruise before we arrived in Amsterdam! A trip well worth going on and highly recommended.

  • Tin Tin

    2012-07-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    Enjoyed every minute. Tour guides were brilliant.

  • anne d

    2012-07-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    A most enjoyable trip and excellent value for money.

  • GIANNIS / Cyprus

    2012-08-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very good trip.

  • ELIAS T

    2012-08-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    All was excellent.Tour guide was very helpful..Amsterdam a city not to miss.Boat trip a must

  • D North

    2012-08-30

    1 2 3 4 5

    Amsterdamn was amazing ! Very informative guide and a load of fun. Spent a long time traveling on the coach but still felt you had enough time to catch the sites. Would def do this tour again and would have have no issues with booking through Viator. Excellent service.

  • earlytravel

    2012-09-08

    1 2 3 4 5

    Wonderful. Even though there was some confusion with the buses. We left a bit late. Would recommend it. Was worth the time and money. Great saver if one only want to see the immediate city. Save on hotel fee for a night.

  • Evangelia B

    2012-09-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    Convenient and well-organized way to see Amsterdam. We took a boat tour in the canals, and also enjoyed the cheese - making farm.

  • ARZU Y

    2012-09-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    everything was good. the only bad thing was that the guide was talking 3 languages thats why he couln't tell too much about tha histories too much. He tried to the best but the bus was full of peaople with spanish , frech and others. In my oppinion ıts better to make seperate tours

  • sheelagh l

    2012-11-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    loved amsterdam ..althoughit was a long bus journey we still had plenty of time to see all we wanted ..the canal boat trip ,anne frank s house and the red light distrit ..our guide was really good and informative ..beautiful city ..

  • aida b

    2012-11-28

    1 2 3 4 5

    A day well spent!

  • sherry

    2012-11-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    I loved The trip, Specially the country Side . The river cruise was a waste of time !

  • Lauren / USA

    2012-12-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour was really great!! We got to see a lot of the city in a short time period! The free time was also great to go explore and see more around the city center! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to see Amsterdam in a day! Also the stop before Amsterdam was a l

  • Penny / United States of America

    2013-05-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Our tour guide was very informative and pleasant. The actual tour was filled with great sites and information to last a lifetime! I wish I had recorded our tour guide! Beautiful city, lovely river boat ride as well.

  • hdalaan / Saudi Arabia

    2013-06-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    Was OK

  • Innesa Y

    2013-07-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was a wonderful tour. The bus was very comfortable and we like a lot our guide. Canal tour was very informative and we could see all beauty of Amsterdam.

  • Francisco R / Puerto Rico

    2013-07-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    We loved this tour. The drive through the countryside was really nice. The cheese farm visit was charming. The cheese was delicious. Amsterdam was beautiful and vibrant. We did not take the optional canal boat tour. Instead we had a picnic in front of the Rijksmuseum. During our free time in Dam Square we were able to visit the Anne Frank House, as well as walk around the shops and red light district. Everything was very interesting and beautiful. The guide, Jean Pierre, was excellent. He was fluent in various languages and gave us a lot of information. This tour was one of the highlights of our vacation.

  • Randall D

    2013-08-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    We enjoyed this tour immensely. We liked the boat ride through the canal and also some time on our own. Also liked the stop at the farm though it was somewhat touristy .

  • Marie F

    2013-08-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    I travelled from Brussels to Amsterdam on 27 July 2013. The whole morning, it was raining in Brussels going to Amsterdam, this did not spoil the tour however. Indeed, we were on the bus but the tour guide kept us entertained by explaining and saying something about the places we passed by. Fortunately, the sun was up around lunchtime and we took the canal boat tour (15 EURO not included from the package). This was a lot of fun and it will make one appreciated the beauty of the city centre of Amsterdam. I was able to take several pictures from the beautiful views presented while on the boat tour. The tour just got exciting as we reached the city centre, there, we were given about 3.5 to 4 hours to explore the city on our own and do whatever we wanted. Around 4:30 pm or 5 pm i believe, we gathered at our meeting place and headed back to Brussels. The time given for us to explore AMS was enough to see all the major tourist sites to see in Amsterdam and allowed us to have a feel of AMS by walking and exploring around. True enough, the famous bikes with big baskets in front of it that allows people to put things or groceries are a delight to see. The architecturally designed buildings and canals proved their beauty for real as was read from the books and articles about Amsterdam. During the boat tour, the house of Ann Frank was shown and Van Gogh museum. During our free exploration, i was able to visit and see more beautiful canals, stunning edifices, the red light district, cafes and restaurants that captured the true spirit of Amsterdam. Indeed, i was lucky to be visiting at the best time - Summer. Overall, i recommend to travellers on a short visit to take this tour. This will pretty much summarize all the spots you wanted to see and saving your time locating these spots if you were travelling alone. Also, it allowed me to meet people from the bus and made me feel like i was taking the tour with company than feeling alone :)

  • E. P

    2013-08-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    I liked the tour very much and I would do it again and again.....

  • Johanna V

    2013-08-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very good and convenient trip. I recommend it to anyone. Hotel pick up and drop off, was great. Very organized and nice guy in charged. No conflict, not drama!!! The only negative that I can mention is the trip to cheese factory was canceled due to huge traffic jam in the autobahn. But it is not their fault. things happen.... Other than that was great!!

  • ELEONORA R

    2013-08-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great Trip!

  • Claudine W

    2013-09-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour, very knowledgeable guide, had a great day ! The only thing I would recommend is that when you get to Amsterdam not to spend too long getting something to eat as this takes away from your sight-seeing time available.

  • AJAY K

    2013-10-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    excellent use of whatever time they had with them, covered almost all good places of interest, very good service as well with friendly staff

  • rosenarciso_91381

    2013-11-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    The boat trip was not included but we did but it would have been ok even if we didn't do it. We had the time to walk around, wish the tour guide would have guided us around before the free time.

  • Louis V / USA

    2013-11-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    An outstanding trip which exceeded my expectations.

  • Heidi K

    2014-04-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    Awesome day trip to Amsterdam! Tony our guide provided just the right amount of info without overdoing it. I do think they could make one bathroom stop during the 3 hour drive. Once again a great day!

  • Galina N

    2014-04-26

    1 2 3 4 5

    excellent

  • Gurkiran S

    2014-06-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    The guide was incredible, kept us informed and had some interesting observations.

  • Saurabh Agarwal / USA

    2014-06-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour for a 1 day trip. Covers all 'must see things' in Amsterdam.

  • ChemDevil / USA

    2014-06-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    Fantastic experience! Everything was well organized and efficient.

  • TAMLCM / USA

    2014-07-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Took this tour in April. It was a great tour. Guide was very informative.

  • Lei X

    2014-07-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    This trip was great. People in Amsterdam are all very happy and full of energy. I met a lady in the group from New York. We took a lot of pictures during the boat cruise and walking tour. We also visited the flower market, cheese shops, ice cream shop and even a shoe store. The only thing not great about it is we did not have enough time to do everything. We did not have enough time to visit the museum and some historical sites. We pretty much ate in the busy street while still walking. We rushed through some of the main street. Overall, it was a great trip except the round trip ride to Amsterdam was a little long and the time we spent in the city is way too short. But on the bus, it was a good time to catch some sleep.

  • Cheryl R

    2014-07-30

    1 2 3 4 5

    what can I say, this was great. tour guide was very good. scenery was nice and saw a lot of interesting things.

  • Shahrbanoo N

    2014-08-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was amazing.We enjoyed a lot. We were lucky it was sunshine and warm in Amsterdam.

  • George C

    2014-08-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    The four of us, my wife and two sons had a great time on the day trip. The guide did an excellent job. We only wished we had more time to see Amsterdam.

  • Mckenzie C

    2014-08-25

    1 2 3 4 5

    Loved Amsterdam!! The tour was divine!

  • Philip C

    2014-10-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    Well organized and interesting tour. A full day trip covers a lot more than I expected. Love the visit to the cheese factory and the boat trip. The tour guide is informative and efficient.

  • Vol

    2014-10-08

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very much enjoyed the bus ride and the tour

  • Mikhail S

    2014-10-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    Awesome trip, hopefully there would be less traffic and good weather. Recommend the boat tour if you never been to Amsterdam before, otherwise check out Heineken factory(keep track of time and don't stall in the beginning - more fun at the end) while everyone goes on the board ride.

  • Jennifer N

    2014-11-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    A fantastic tour! We had an incredible tour guide who was very knowledgeable about not just Amsterdam but Holland, the Netherlands as a whole, Belgium, and the fascinating history that twines around all these places. The tour went at a good pace. You could tell that the driver and the tour guide wanted to do their best to conserve time and thus allow us to enjoy as much time in Amsterdam as possible. Bathroom stops were timed well, both on the bus ride and throughout the tours. Amsterdam is such a beautiful, fascinating city. On the guided walking tour, you got a good introduction to the layout and the history of the city, but then you get several hours to explore more on your own time if you like. Highly, highly recommend this tour--but Amsterdam is a must-see no matter which tour you take, or if you take a tour at all!

  • James B O

    2014-11-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    A very experienced guide who was extremely informative.. Whilst it was a long day it was also a great experience and can be highly recommended.

  • shantrell m

    2014-12-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was great loved every minute of the bus tour and once we got to Amsterdam the tour around the city! I feel like I got the full experience and I really enjoyed the dairy farm tour! I would definitely recommend this tour to others!

  • eparker

    2015-05-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing!

  • NEERAJ A

    2015-05-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    The best you can get in the given time.. Also once you come back..you can enjoy Grand Place in the evening.The trip had enough time.. To explore Amsterdam..

  • Claudia K

    2015-05-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing!

  • Steven P

    2015-05-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing!

  • Kshitij

    2015-05-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very Nicely done tour. Good Guide. Highly recommended.

  • Milan G

    2015-06-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was well organized day trip. Additional charge for boat tour was 15 per person. Boat tour was excellent, too.

  • Josiane B

    2015-06-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour is amazing it makes you discover all the points and info you need we felt so happy wish to go back again don't miss it

  • Lynn M

    2015-06-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    An amazing day and a fantastic guide. There were 5 in our group and everyone had a wonderful time would recommend this trip to anyone .

  • Shant D

    2015-06-26

    1 2 3 4 5

    GREAT JOB THE DRIVER AND COMMENTATOR.

  • Jennifer E

    2015-07-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    If you are looking to get out of Brussels for the day, this is the trip for you. Our guide was very informative and he made the travel time go by quickly. It is a short time to see Amsterdam, but it hits all the key places to see and the boat tour was the best part. It was extra but not much extra. Would highly recommend.

  • Harriette S

    2015-07-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    Wonderful trip. Loved visiting the cheese farm and seeing how wooden shoes are made. Amsterdam was gorgeous. Our guide was fantastic at recommendations and gave us options. He was good about making it about what we wanted to see and do. He also spoke 8 languages. It was wonderful!

  • dwinu

    2015-08-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent tour and excellent guide. Viator should have a telephone line manned at all times not an answering machine as I needed to contact the guide. An email sent a week before the tour was answered a day after the tour, still I highly recommend Viator tours. Thanks

  • jan

    2015-12-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    Time is limited but we managed to see all the highlights of the tour. Very informative and highly recommended.

  • Tsvety

    2016-04-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    Our tour was really nice, a good introduction to the city and ended with the most beautiful boat tour. The guides info and advise save a huge amount of time, as well as you have the sufficient time to enjoy the sights themselves.

  • Joseph F T

    2016-05-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    Beautiful city, excellent guide, not rushed or hurried along. Boat trips were very cheap for a good length. Saw so much. Really enjoyed it

  • Magdalena / Australia

    2016-05-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    Highly recommended. This was a perfect one day trip to another country with interesting Cheese Farm visit and Amsterdam exploring including Dam Square, Red Light District and canal boat trip. All our tour members opted for canal trip and it was worth it.

  • Arlene S

    2016-05-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    The day trip to Amsterdam was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. There was enough free time to wander around Dam Square and surrounding areas.

  • Cecilia C

    2016-06-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    It's amazing! Tour guide is great and bus driver is fantastic. The group enjoyed the tour tho was raining that time.

  • Chelsea Y

    2016-10-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour! The cheese was delicious and it was nice to be able to have both a guided tour and free time in Amsterdam. I wish I had known the wait to get into the Anne Frank house was so crazy because I would have loved to tour it. Bruno is a fantastic guide! He offered an extra excursion to do a boat cruise through the canals which was great.

  • Tushar

    2016-10-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    Little hectic but nice way to introduce with wonderful city Amsterdam

  • Gemma p

    2016-10-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    Brilliant. Bruno our tour guide was the highlight of this trip for me.... he was funny and friendly....slightly crazy and had lots of useful facts and tips.

  • Wesley D

    2016-12-12

    1 2 3 4 5

    I wish this could be a 2-3 day tour. Very Highly recommended and I need to plan another trip to Amsterdam!

  • Elena G

    2017-03-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    Our tour guide Lucy was very good, with too much knowledge about Brussels and Amsterdam. It was very helpful, friendly and fun. The trip was very nice and worth it. We had enough free time in Amsterdam to explore and eat in this beautiful city. But I will definitely go back more days. The Amstelveen area where the Cheesefarm was, was lovely, and the cheese tasting also.

  • Hadi H

    2017-04-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    very Affable tour leader and very nice trip

  • amit k

    2017-07-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    Amazing!

  • Ahmad

    2017-07-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    Its was really nice. Pick up from hotel, guidance and transportation.

  • Llyuda

    2017-08-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very nice tour

  • Laura C

    2017-09-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was a great day :-

  • ASHAD P

    2017-09-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    Youhan was amazing!!!!

  • Burgundy H

    2017-09-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour! Guide was super friendly and did an amazing job translating in several different languages! Cheese farm is super cool! Great trip overall! Highly recommend if you don't have time to stay a few days in Amsterdam. Oh, and definitely pay the extra 16 euros for the river cruise, that made the trip ever better!

  • ALEX P

    2017-09-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    I had been on the Amsterdam Tour of Brussels City Tour on 26th August 2017. It was a well organised Tour and we enjoyed this trip. Mr Neven, our Tour guide was simply amazing and magnificient, the best guide that I have come across to date.I would repeat this tour just to be with him for some time.Though we had a small hiccup on the pick up from the hotel and missed our first booking, the Brussels City Tour people were very kind and rescheduled our trip. They are strongly recommended.

  • ecalypso

    2017-10-08

    1 2 3 4 5

    I loved this trip to Amsterdam from Brussels. Bruno was our guide and was superb -- he was incredbily knowledgeable and conscientous, even though he was tasked with navigating a huge swarm of tourists through the crowded streets and corridors. Amsterdam was lovely, though there wasn't enough time to really get a feel for the city. The canal ride was fun though I'd pass it up next time, as I'd had preferred more time to explore on my own. This was an added treat and who cares if they get a group discount? We're on vacation. They're here to make money. They DO get us to the pier and we don't have to wait in line, so I see it as win / win. Overall it was an excellent tour for those who want a taste of Amsterdam. My only real issue was with them dropping us off -- seemingly in the middle of nowhere -- although I'm sure it was close to the starting point. Most of us though are tourists i.e., 99 of us and had no idea how to get home. I ended up getting hopelessly lost and had to take a cab back to the point of origin. Other than that I loved this trip and would highly recommend it to others.

  • hueynate

    2017-10-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Certainly nothing close to enough time to experience Amsterdam but if you have 1 day to work with, this tour is definitely worth it.

  • MrsSammy

    2017-11-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Loved this day trip to Amsterdam. Great to visit a local cheese factory. We opted for the canal boat ride and learned more about the art and museums of the area and of course the canal and dam system. It's a full day as its about three hours to Amsterdam from Brussels.

  • astaneh.leili

    2017-11-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    very good timing. for a day trip, we covered as much as we could with a very nice guide.

  • sh.samir

    2017-12-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    Best place in Europe - must visit, enjoyed guided canal ride, one suggestion book 'Van Gogh Museum' or 'Rijksmuseum' in advance if you want to visit it.

  • Evgenia G

    2018-01-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Beautiful trip! Well worth it. Absolutely loved it. Great guide. Highly recommended!

  • J. RC

    2018-01-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Lovely place

  • dilos

    2018-04-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent!

  • michelle.long

    2018-07-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to gain knowledge of Amsterdam and it's impact on history. Never knew the vast knowledge they had with controlling the water with levies and dams and man made canals. Really liked the cheese tour -fun to see the process. Best part of it was the boat ride - highly recommend you take this. Knowledgeable tour guide and ensured all were together and didn't miss our bus after free time. Driver did an excellent job maneuvering in all of that traffic!

  • Mary-D / United Kingdom

    2018-08-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    Again another amazing trip.Our guide was called June, she was amazing, very knowledge again. My favourite part was stopping by the cheese factory which was fun. I love cheese so I enjoyed that alot. The drive to and from was really good, smooth like before the coaches are very comfortable.I would recommend to tour to anyone, and the boat tour we enjoyed it so much. Nice to see Amsterdam from a different point of view as well as learn some more interesting facts about the city.

  • lhontucan

    2018-09-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was a beautiful day when we travelled to Amsterdam from Bussels, month of August. Me and my friends enjoyed the views, places we've visited and the tour guide is full of informative details about the place. I would also recommend if you stay at Hilton Brussels hotel, it's the pick up point of guests.

  • Russell P

    2018-09-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    The diary farm was incredible. Loved the scenery, and the guides was very informative. The optional canal boat cruise was ok, would have preferred to sight see.

  • lux

    2018-10-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    what a simple but informative tour it was. thank for for such an excellent tour

  • Lama K

    2018-10-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was an amazing experience, the city is beautiful. Thanks to our tour guide Bruno who made this experience super special.