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Amsterdam and Bruges Weekend Tour from London

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London
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Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours, Day Trips
Duration: 2 days
Description
Itinerary

Day 1: London and Amsterdam

Stop At: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands
The Dutch National Museum, built in 1800, houses some of the most famous paintings from Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, among others. Located with walking distance to the Van Gogh Museum.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands
The main city square in Amsterdam and the place where the city gets its name from. A dam built on the River Amstel in 1270 formed the first connection between settlements on both sides of the river. Through the years, the dam was built upon and eventually had the town hall on it and currently is the location of The Royal Palace and National Monument.

Stop At: Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
This museum celebrates the artist’s life and works and has the largest collection of his works anyplace in the world.. Located in Amsterdam South, close to Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum, it attracts 1.6 million visitors a year. Here among his work “Sunflowers”, you can also see his “Self-portrait”.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam The Netherlands
The home of the original brewery which was started in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken. Now a museum, groups can go and learn all about the process involved in brewing one of the world’s most consumed beer. Having undergone remodelling, The Heineken experience has four floors of historical objects, product exploration, and interactive exhibits using today’s high-tech equipment.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263 - 267 museum entrance Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam The Netherlands
The most famous house in The Netherlands. Once the home of a young Jewish Wartime diarist, Anne Frank, escaped Nazi persecution for several years before her eventual capture. The house contains her personal belongings and exhibits the life and times of this young girl and her hardships.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 1 nights accommodation with breakfast included

Day 2: Bruges, Belgium

Pass By: Belfort, Markt 7, Bruges 8000 Belgium
At the Markt you can also find a medieval bell tower, the belfry of Bruges, which is one of the city’s most prominent symbols. It is 83 metres high and has a 366 steps staircase you can access by paying 5€ to have an overwhelming view over the whole city!

Pass By: Basilica of the Holy Blood, Burg 13, Bruges 8000 Belgium
This is an old, 12th century basilica in the city centre of Bruges. According to the old tradition the Count of Flanders brought the relic of the Holy Blood with him after the second crusade, having received it in the Holy Land (1150). From that time on, it has been stored in the church’s chapel.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Inclusions
Accommodation included: 1 night
Return coach travel
1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
Free map of Amsterdam and Bruges
Free guided walking tour of Amsterdam and Bruges
Visit to traditional Cheese & Clog Farm
Optional tours: Amsterdam canal boat cruise - €15 and Red Light District Tour -€15
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
Entry/Admission - Van Gogh Museum
Entry/Admission - Heineken Experience
Entry/Admission - Anne Frank House

Location

Meeting point
Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5ND, UK

Reviews

Aug 2017

The trip was fine eith the exception of the ferry, I think that we could be adviced that ee can prebook a room to sleep during the midnight ferry from Dover to Calai

Feb 2020

This tour was a disappointment. The tour description didn’t provide accurate and enough information. A few good things first: The tour guide was friendly and punctual. The pick-up point was perfectly described. I enjoyed the walking tour in Amsterdam and the canal boat ride (added for €15). However, travelers need to know what to expect from their tour. For example, here is the tour overview description: “Use overnight ferry transport to maximise your time in Amsterdam and Bruges.” What it does not mention is you travel by bus from Victoria Station to a rest area where you switch buses. Then you take that bus and drive on to the overnight ferry for 90 minutes. Around 3 a.m. you board the bus again, drive 3+ hours through France, stop and buy breakfast, and drive to Amsterdam. [note: the bus (“Pegasus Coaches”) has charging stations with usb access. This was nice. No wifi.] Under “What to Expect” in the tour description, it lists several stops such as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum as “Admission Ticket Free.” This is only true if you are 18 and under or a member. Another unfortunate detail is that you can’t check into your accommodation (included in the tour fee) until 6 p.m. That is a struggle particularly when you have had very little sleep and would like a short nap. First-time travelers should also know that Amsterdam reeks of pot. If you have breathing issues, this is good to know in advance because it will affect you. Our tour guide let us know about the wide availability of (pot) “edibles,” and that was a useful cautionary note. Back to the night ferry: the bus drives on to the ferry and parks. Then you are directed upstairs where there are couches and chairs, bathrooms, an arcade, café and vending. You feel the motion of the ferry, but none of us were bothered by it. Lastly, consider using Amsterdam transportation during your free time. I was struck by how clean and efficient it was. Even the train doors open quietly. Reviews often answer extra questions and that is what I am trying to do here. When I booked this tour, there was only one review listed. I hope this will be helpful to future travelers.

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