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Hermitage Amsterdam Tours

Hermitage Amsterdam
An outpost of St. Petersburg’s famous Hermitage Museum, the Hermitage Amsterdam showcases revolving exhibitions of painting and historical artifacts, often with a Russian theme. The sprawling Amstelhof building dates back to the 17th century, stretches along the Amstel riverfront, and features an inner garden courtyard.

The Basics
The Hermitage Amsterdam opened in 2009. It’s housed in a former home for the elderly, known as Amstelhof. The imposing building with its 335-foot-wide (102-meter-wide) frontage on the Amstel River dates back to the late 17th century. In 2007 a 2-year project transformed the space to accommodate works of art that belong to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Past exhibitions at the museum have covered the Russian court of the 19th century and the pioneers of modern art from Matisse to Kandinsky. For those interested in viewing the building’s exterior, Amstel river cruises pass by regularly, as do select Segway tours. The hop-on hop-off bus stops nearby, and some city passes offer discount admission.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • For art lovers, the museum is a must-visit while in Amsterdam.
  • Entry to the museum is via paid ticket. Children under 11 go free.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • Visitors can still see the building’s original kitchens in the basement.

How to Get There
Hermitage Amsterdam is located along the Amstel River at Amstel 51, near Waterlooplein. It’s 10 minutes by tram from Central Station. There’s a limited number of parking spaces near the museum. Hop-on hop-off boats stop at Waterlooplein and hop-on hop-off buses stop nearby at the Jewish Historical Museum.

When to Get There
Hermitage Amsterdam is open year-round except for major holidays. The museum is busiest in the afternoons, so plan to arrive early for a quieter experience. The museum is near Amsterdam’s Botanical Garden, and a visit to both can be easily combined.

Visit Amsterdam’s Famous Flea Market
Amsterdam’s most famous flea market at Waterlooplein is just a short walk from the Hermitage Amsterdam, and it’s open six days a week (closed Sunday). With sellers offering everything from vintage fashion to antique furniture and second-hand books—as well as food trucks serving up delicious snacks—it’s fun to spend some time browsing here.
Address: Amstel 51, Amsterdam 1018 EJ, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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Get the most out of your Amsterdam stay — and save money — with the I amsterdam City Card. With this pass, you enjoy unlimited use of public transport, a canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. Plus, gain entry to 44 museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandthuis Museum, Van Gogh Museum (with time slot booking option) and Hermitage Amsterdam. Use your pass to discover this marvelous city at your own pace!
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  • 1 to 4 days
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide. Upgrade your canal cruise with a 1-Day Amsterdam Public Transport ticket which is valid on trams, buses, ferries, and the metro.
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  • 1 hour
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2.5 hours Amsterdam Pedicab Tour

2.5 hours Amsterdam Pedicab Tour

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This private sightseeing tour of Amsterdam takes you around the historic city center by rickshaw (aka pedicab). Travel with ease while your driver-guide narrates the highlights; you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and other attractions. With a customized itinerary, your driver makes brief stops at Vondelpark or other scenic spots. Pickup and drop-off include hotels and cruise port.
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  • 2 hours
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Bike Tour

Amsterdam Bike Tour

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During your stay in Amsterdam, you can not miss a bike tour through the city’s canals. The city bike tour of Amsterdam is the best way to get to know those parts of the city that are harder to reach by walking. Walking you can do 80% of the city and with the bike tour, we take you to travel 20% that you lack. Always safely, through independent bike lanes and away from the large crowds of downtown! For 2.5 hours on wheels, we will take you to the most memorable places in the city: parks, museums, windmills … In this tour, we will not only see the most important thing about the Dutch capital and its best landscapes but also tell you the stories that make these sites special. Do not hesitate! Get on the bike and discover Amsterdam with us on two wheels. It will be a memorable adventure! The tour includes the bicycle rental during the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Amsterdam Bike Tour with canal cruise all drinks included

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Amsterdam Bike Tour with canal cruise all drinks included

During your stay in Amsterdam, you can not miss a bike tour through the city’s canals combined with a 1h canal cruise all drinks included (beer, wine or soft drinks). For 2.5 hours on wheels, we will take you to the most memorable places in the city: parks, museums, windmills … In this tour, we will not only see the most important thing about the Dutch capital and its best landscapes but also tell you the stories that make these sites special. Do not hesitate! Get on the bike and discover Amsterdam with us on two wheels. It will be a memorable adventure! At the end of the bike tour, you could enjoy a 1h (aprox.) canal cruise with unlimited drinks. This cruise route takes us through the principal canals, Amstel River and seven bridges, some of Amsterdam’s most notable locations. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

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Amsterdam is a a canal city so see it the best way possible: from the water. Aboard a well-equipped boat, cruise through the city's canals, soaking up the sights, while your skipper and hostess provides background information about each of the landmarks.
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  • 1 hour
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Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board - Small-Group & Live Guided

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On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our 100% electric luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam.
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
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Luxury Summer Boat Tour with Bar on board

Luxury Summer Boat Tour with Bar on board

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Board a customized electric boat for a one-of-a-kind cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. Choose your sailing time and relax during a luxurious 1-hour ride on a small, open boat. The narrated tour begins and ends at a convenient location, in front of the Anne Frank House. Blankets and pillows are provided.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise with 4-Course Dinner and Drinks

Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise with 4-Course Dinner and Drinks

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This Amsterdam dinner cruise pairs a freshly prepared 4-course meal with the illuminated sights around the city’s romantic canals. Dine on top-quality food—with your choice of meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes—on one of the few Amsterdam sightseeing boats to offer meals that are cooked on board. Sip a welcome drink from the bar and savor the sights, including attractions like the Anne Frank House and Hermitage Museum. Beer, wine, or soda are included along with coffee and tea on your excursion.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes to 2 hours
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Amsterdam city center run tour

Amsterdam city center run tour

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Joy is for the grab. Just run at easy (!) pace. Inhale the warm atmosphere of Amsterdam. The pretty sights are waiting for you. Meanwhile, you burn some calories. Our guide will tell you about past, current and future developments in Amsterdam. On an entertaining way, just read the reviews! You can let go of all your worries, except one: Being hit by a bike:-)
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$36.79
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Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Tour

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Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Tour

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Considered, from centuries XVI and XVII, like the European Jerusalem by ample freedom of cult that was exerted within its limits. Amsterdam will host much of the Jewish population being expelled in different parts of Europe for religious reasons. On a route through the old Jewish quarter, which will not take you more than a couple of hours, the traveler can enjoy the various points of interest in the area From Waterlooplein, where the Spinoza monument is located, to the Amsterdam Zoo, site of the National Holocaust Memorial, and from the Hermitage area of Amsterdam, location of The Shadow Canal Monument, to the Nieuwe Herengracht canal, where we will find the Impressive Portuguese Synagogue, during the tour of the Jewish cultural district travels more than 45 points of interest related to the culture of the Jewish community of the city.
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  • 2 hours
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Amsterdam Highlights Small Boat Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Small Boat Tour

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Step aboard a small boat for a cruise down Amsterdam's central canals. You'll get unobstructed canal-side views of the historic buildings and chances to snap photos. Your guide will provide commentary as you cruise and you can sip a soft drink or glass of beer or wine. The hour-long journey leaves plenty of time in the day for other explorations.
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  • 1 hour
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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We depart from the Rijksmuseum and sail through a beautiful area that was created by the Dutch in the 18th century. From here we will discover old Amsterdam and the beauty of the canals. The view from our 100% electrical luxury boats is amazing and a must when visiting Amsterdam. Sit back and relax on our boats and let our skipper and hostess guide you through the small canals where all large boats can't come. Relax with a drink and enjoy the best tour of the city!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Light Festival Night Boat Tour with Drinks Included

Amsterdam Light Festival Night Boat Tour with Drinks Included

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Enjoy the most popular Amsterdan Light Festival with true locals on a live guided tour with us on the newest and trendiest boats. Cruise through Amsterdam on an eco-friendly electric boat and be dazzled by the city's light festival. See the works of talented artists and their creations that play with light in the most unique ways to display this year's theme of "Disrupt." This mesmerizing experience takes you through the city so you can see its charming buildings lit up and beautifully decorated in the holiday spirit. While cruising through the eastern part of Amsterdam enjoy unlimited drinks and a taste of Dutch Christmas bread. See 20 pieces of artwork as you glide down the Heritage Canals of Amsterdam, sail along Amstel River, and pass by the Maritime Museum and Amsterdam Zoo. Enjoy the company of your local skipper and hostess as you explore the city from the perspective of the water.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$48.49
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Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Private Tour

Amsterdam Jewish Quarter Private Tour

Considered, from centuries XVI and XVII, like the European Jerusalem by ample freedom of cult that was exerted within its limits. Amsterdam will host much of the Jewish population being expelled in different parts of Europe for religious reasons. On a route through the old Jewish quarter, which will not take you more than a couple of hours, the traveler can enjoy the various points of interest in the area From Waterlooplein, where the Spinoza monument is located, to the Amsterdam Zoo, site of the National Holocaust Memorial, and from the Hermitage area of Amsterdam, location of The Shadow Canal Monument, to the Nieuwe Herengracht canal, where we will find the Impressive Portuguese Synagogue, during the tour of the Jewish cultural district travels more than 45 points of interest related to the culture of the Jewish community of the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.16
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Romantic Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise With Wine and Dutch Cheese

Romantic Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise With Wine and Dutch Cheese

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Unwind from busy sightseeing or set the mood for a romantic night on this relaxing candlelight cruise along Amsterdam’s fabled canals. Aboard a glass-enclosed boat, admire beautiful waterfront views of the UNESCO-listed canals as you sip wine and enjoy delicious snacks. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a day and cozy up with that special someone.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

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Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary in Amsterdam with a hop-on hop-off cruise ticket that’s valid for 24 hours. Your ticket lets you disembark at one of seven stops around the city, allowing you to explore at your own pace and only discover the attractions that capture your attention. Plus, recorded commentary provides context integral to understanding Amsterdam’s history and culture.
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  • 1 day
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$26.31
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Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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