BEST DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM 2024
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The Best Amsterdam Day Trips!
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Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience by going on Amsterdam Day Trips!
Why should you book a day trip from Amsterdam?
Even though Amsterdam has a lot to offer its visitors, traveling around the country during your longer stay in the Netherlands is always a fantastic idea. Discover the picturesque Dutch countryside and escape from the peak season crowds in Amsterdam.
The Netherlands’ incredibly efficient public transport system makes it easy to venture around the country or even take day trips to neighboring countries like Belgium. Spice up your travel experience by taking a break from Amsterdam and discovering more about what the Netherlands offers.
The hard work is done; here are the best day trips from Amsterdam!
Planning your trip can quickly get overwhelming with too many choices out there. Our carefully curated lists of the best Amsterdam day trips, attraction tickets, and guided tours will help you fulfill the potential of your trip and avoid situations where you get stressed out about your plans. There are various options on how to spend your time in Amsterdam. Take your time to explore the options and find what interests you the most. With our selection of the best value deals, you will surely have an unforgettable experience.
Explore more of Northwest Europe by going on a full-day tour from Amsterdam!
Escape the Dutch capital’s crowd and discover the majestic countryside around Amsterdam and neighboring countries by going on a full-day trip. It’s a great way to add value to your Amsterdam visit and experience different cultures, taste various cuisines, and learn new things!
Book your day tour from Amsterdam online to secure your spot and plan the rest of your journey stress-free. With our expertly curated selection, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect day trip – we’ve got you covered!
Recommended Amsterdam Day Trips
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Day Trips from Amsterdam Prices & Overview
Take a look at the price table overview of the Best Amsterdam Day Tours and read more about each day trip below.
All you need to know before going on Amsterdam day trips
Have a stress-free and enjoyable day trip from Amsterdam; plan at least two weeks before the start of your journey to avoid any disappointment. There are numerous options available, but many popular locations sell out fast. Take the time to figure out what interests you the most, find a day trip that suits your preferences, and don’t wait until the last minute; book your day trip early and ensure a memorable experience.
Book your Amsterdam day trip in advance.
Booking your perfect day trip in advance is highly recommended to secure your spot and allow for flexibility in planning the rest of your time in Amsterdam. This will provide you with enough time to explore the city or take more day trips and ensure you get the most out of your vacation.
Day trips are organized in small groups.
Enjoy a unique and tailored travel experience with our hand-picked day tours from Amsterdam. The tours are organized in small groups, allowing our knowledgeable guides to cater to your interests and provide an authentic and memorable experience.
Avoid the peak season.
Summer is undoubtedly a vibrant and exciting time to visit Amsterdam, but it’s also when the city gets incredibly crowded, making it hard to appreciate its charm. To fully savor your journey, we suggest waiting for the shoulder season, when you can relish Amsterdam’s splendor more peacefully. For example, spring is an ideal time to plan day trips, as nature blossoms, the weather is pleasant, and the number of visitors is relatively low, allowing you a more immersive experience.
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How to choose the best day trip from Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is a fantastic starting point for exploring the rich cultural diversity of the surrounding areas. With plenty of day trips to choose from, there’s always something special to experience just around the corner.
Discover the world’s largest spring garden and immerse yourself in a sea of vibrant colors as you stroll through the garden and admire over 7 million tulips, daffodils, and other spring flowers in full bloom on a day trip to Keukenhof Gardens. Learn about the history and cultivation of tulips in the Netherlands, and capture stunning photos of the unique floral display.
For those seeking a relaxed day out, visit Giethoorn, a small village known as Dutch Venice. It offers an entirely car-free experience. You can taste the local life by riding a bike through the small town or enjoying the scenic boat tour.
Chocolate lovers can indulge in a day trip to Bruges, the Belgian capital of chocolate and canals, and marvel at Burg Square with its impressive City Hall. Learn how Bruges impacted Flemish cultural heritage and climb the medieval tower to soak up its stunning panoramic view.
Explore a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage during your day trip to Zaanse Schans. This trip will also take you to Edam, where you can sample authentic cheese.
Meanwhile, beer enthusiasts’ perfect day trip would be visiting Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities, renowned for its local Kölsch beer and perfume named after the city. The city boasts a vibrant cultural scene and is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe.
Whatever your interest may be, an unforgettable day tour experience awaits you.
Experience more of Amsterdam!
Exploring a new city can be mind-boggling, but there’s no better way to discover its hidden gems than by joining a guided tour! Take advantage of our experienced guides and fully immerse yourself in Amsterdam’s sights, sounds, and flavors. Relax and enjoy your journey while the guides give you all the insight you need! To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve carefully selected a list of best-value tours in Amsterdam that will surely pique your interest. But don’t wait too long, as these tours are top-rated and tend to sell out fast. Think about what interests you the most and book your tour to secure the spot. All there is left to do after that is get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Amsterdam!
FAQ – Best Amsterdam Day Trips
Is going on day trips from Amsterdam worth it?Definitely! Even though many places around Amsterdam don’t get as outspoken as the Dutch capital, many day trips from Amsterdam can treat you with their unique charm. They offer a perfect getaway from the Amsterdams rush, allowing you to relax and take in all the diverse cultures and scenery from the surrounding area.
Where should I go within 2 hours in Amsterdam?The Netherlands has an excellent public transport system, making exploring countless destinations from the Amsterdam Centraal Station a breeze. Shorter journeys are just a train ride away. With a 15-minute trip, you can visit the charming fishing village of Volendam, famous for its picturesque scenery and traditional architecture. Immerse yourself in Dutch culture by seeing some residents wearing traditional Dutch costumes. Alternatively, a 20-minute train ride takes you to Haarlem, a Dutch city rich in history, as it’s one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Stroll through the Grote Markt square or marvel at the spectacular colorful tulip fields in the Keukenhof Gardens near Haarlem. Approximately a 50-minute train ride from Amsterdam can take you to the next two biggest cities in the Netherlands. Discover Hague, the world’s legal capital, and visit the Peace Palace or revel in the lush parks and beaches. Alternatively, explore the largest and busiest port in Europe by visiting Rotterdam, where you’ll be left speechless by the innovative architecture, especially if you decide to tour the cube house!
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Bike Tour Amsterdam
Become local for a day and discover Amsterdam on a bike. Cycle through the city, immerse in Dutch culture, and enjoy the informative tour with a local guide. Feel the true essence of Amsterdam’s renowned bike culture, where locals use bikes for work, transport, and family day out. Discover the city’s charm on two wheels, and embrace the most authentic way to delve into Amsterdam’s wonders.
Ultimate City Sightseeing
Canal Cruise Amsterdam
Experience the captivating beauty of Amsterdam city from an exclusive perspective. Treat yourself to the relaxing open boat cruise and embark on a voyage through the City of Canals. Enjoy the unique views of Amsterdam’s stunning architecture, charming canal houses, and picturesque bridges as the informative audio guide fills you with compelling historical and cultural insights.