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Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Travel easily in Amsterdam and the surrounding area by purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (ARTT).  You can use the ARTT for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Hilversum, Hilversum Mediapark, Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk. The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion). During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid: From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion

Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, A'DAM LOOKOUT, H'ART Museum, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. Benefit from discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Johan Cruijff Arena, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. Enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam and 24-hour free bicycle rental. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions (timeslot booking may be required): • A'DAM LOOKOUT • Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Museum • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam • ARTIS Royal Zoo • ARTIS Micropia • ARTIS Groote Museum • Cobra Museum Amstelveen • Diamond Museum • Self guided Foodie Tours • Embassy of the Free Mind • EYE Filmmuseum • Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam • Fun Forest • Gassan Diamonds • Geelvinck Pianola Museum • Grachtenmuseum - Museum of the Canals • H'ART Amsterdam • Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden • Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography • Jewish Cultural Quarter - Portuguese Synagogue • Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter • Luther Museum • Moco Museum • Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum • Museum de Dageraad • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder • Museum Het Rembrandthuis • Museum Het Schip • Museum Tot Zover • Museum Van Loon • Museum Willet-Holthuysen • De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam • Outsider Art Museum • Oude Kerk • Rijksmuseum • Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum • Science Center NEMO • The Studio NEMO • Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • THIS IS HOLLAND • Wereldmuseum • Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum • Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum In Haarlem: • Frans Hals Museum • Teylers Museum • Verwey Museum In Volendam/Marken: • Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) • Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: • Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans e.g.: • Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience • Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) • Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House • Mills 25% Discount: Music & Stage • Bimhuis – Jazz • Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre • Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music • Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% Discount Attractions e.g. • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours • Fabrique des Lumieres • Heineken experience • House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) • NXT Museum • Our House • Rembrandts Amsterdam • STRAAT museum 25% discount at Transport & Rentals

Amsterdam: Anne Frank Guided Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Anne Frank Guided Walking Tour

Take an immersive and deeply moving journey of one of history's most poignant stories on this Anne Frank Walking Tour. Begin your tour by meandering through Amsterdam's picturesque streets as a knowledgeable guide shares insights into the Frank family's life and the escalating dangers they faced. See lesser-known sites related to the Holocaust and the resistance in Amsterdam, illustrating the broader context of the Jewish experience during the war. End the tour outside the Anne Frank House, the secret annex where Anne and her family hid for more than two years. Throughout the tour, listen to themes of tolerance, abuse of human rights, and the importance of historical memory. Hear an impactful exploration of a young girl's courage and a lasting reminder of the need for empathy and understanding in our world.

Haarlem: Sightseeing Canal Cruise through the City Center

Haarlem: Sightseeing Canal Cruise through the City Center

Explore and uncover the enchanting historic city center of Haarlem from a distinctive vantage point during a 50-minute canal cruise through the old town. Embark on your journey after meeting your skilled skipper and boarding the boat in the city center. Immerse yourself in the discovery of Haarlem's unique architecture, charming buildings, and idyllic canals. While on board, take in the sights of landmarks such as windmill "de Adriaan", Teylers court, Frans Hals Museum, and the Jopen church. Sail with a crew boasting extensive experience navigating the waters of Haarlem. The boat is equipped with heating for your utmost comfort during the cruise.

Haarlem: Open Boat Canal Tour in the Historical City Center

Haarlem: Open Boat Canal Tour in the Historical City Center

Join this guided boat trip along the Spaarne River and see the sights from Haarlem’s oldest open canal. Immerse yourself in the stunning views of Teylers Museum, St. Elisabeth Gasthuis, St. Bavo Church, and many more famous buildings. Meet your guide and fellow travelers at the pier to begin your tour. Jump aboard, take a seat and enjoy the scenery from the open boat.  Cruise along the magnificent Spaarne to the Nieuwe Gracht. Admire the Wildemansbrug, Begijnebrug, and Korte Jansbrug bridges. Glide along the river and listen as your guide tells you about Haarlem’s history as you glide along the river. Make sure you take photos of iconic sights and monuments, such as the former hospital De Egelantier, de Nieuwe Kerk, the new church, and the city theater. See iconic sights such as the Kathedraal Sint Bavo, club Patronaat, Barnaart residence, the medieval horse stables, Adrian’s Windmill, Teylers Museum, and the St. Bavo Church.

Haarlem: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Haarlem: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

⛵ Stap aan boord van de XXX10 naast het het oudste station van nederland voor een onvergetelijke tocht door de grachten van Haarlem! Onze gezellige antieke sloep uit 1954 biedt comfort, zelfs bij regen ️, dankzij onze overdekte boten. Geniet van gekoelde drankjes, lekkere snacks en heerlijke kazen terwijl je langs iconische bezienswaardigheden zoals Molen de Adriaan en het Teyler Museum vaart. Ontdek de geschiedenis en cultuur van Haarlem met interessante verhalen van onze ervaren bemanning. ️ Na een ontspannende en informatieve tour laten we je weer veilig achter bij het Teyler Museum, met prachtige herinneringen aan een betoverende reis door de grachten! ⛵ Step aboard the XXX10 next to the Teyler Museum for an unforgettable journey through the canals of Haarlem! Our cozy antique sloop from 1954 offers comfort, even in the rain ️, thanks to our covered boats. Enjoy chilled drinks, tasty snacks, and delicious cheeses as you cruise past iconic landmarks like Molen de Adriaan and the Teyler Museum. Discover the history and culture of Haarlem with intriguing stories from our experienced crew. ️ After a relaxing and informative tour, we'll safely drop you back at the Teyler Museum, leaving you with wonderful memories of a magical canal adventure!

Haarlem: Dutch Windmill & Spaarne River Sightseeing Cruise

Haarlem: Dutch Windmill & Spaarne River Sightseeing Cruise

Immerse yourself in the lesser-explored beauty of the city of Haarlem with our enchanting Mill to Mill boat trip. Sail along the serene Spaarne river. This experience is tailored for those seeking to delve deeper into Haarlem's captivating essence beyond its bustling city centre. Picture yourself leisurely cruising past iconic landmarks like the historic Mill the Adriaan, the impressive Weighing House, and the culturally rich Teylers Museum. Our experienced crew, seasoned in navigating Haarlem's waterways for years, guides this memorable excursion. Suitable for all ages, our cruise invites both adults and children to marvel at the captivating sights and immerse themselves in Haarlem's rich history.

Haarlem: Frans Hals Museum Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

Haarlem: Frans Hals Museum Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide

Enjoy a combination entry ticket to the HOF Museum and the Frans Hals Museum. The locations are 7 minutes away from each other in the historical center of Haarlem. Experience the collection’s stimulating mix of old masters, modern, and contemporary art. Show your ticket at the door and explore the Frans Hals Museum, a place where old and new connect in a way that challenges visitors to take a fresh look. Take in highlights like the six Civic Guard paintings by Frans Hals himself. Go for a short 7-minute stroll to the museum’s HOF location which features the world’s largest collection of paintings by Frans Hals, alongside old masters and modern art. On view now in Frans Hals Museum HOF: are the exhibits 'Haarlem Heroes,' 'Other Masters'(permanent collection show), and from 30 September 2022, 'Newcomers.'

Food Tour: In the Food-steps of Haarlem

Food Tour: In the Food-steps of Haarlem

Explore the city of Haarlem during this foodie scavenger hunt. A combination of food, fun facts and history. This self-guided tour starts at A Loja Portugese Delicatessen at Anegang 5. From there, you'll receive your first clue to find your next bite. At every stop, you will receive a new clue to get to the next location. In case you can't find the next stop, you can always use Whatsapp to get some help. Collect all the stamps on your stampcard in order to finish. The route takes 2 to 3 hours and includes 5 bites to fill you up for lunch.

Secrets of Haarlem, self-guided interactive discovery game

Secrets of Haarlem, self-guided interactive discovery game

Set off on an exciting self-guided journey of discovery ️ as you wander through the enchanting streets of charming Haarlem. All the information you need for your adventure will be in the email sent to you by Secret City Trails. Simply fire up the playlink and kickstart your adventure. Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Cryptic indications make you wind through the city's streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually would not have noticed. Once you've arrived at the correct stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Explore: Discover local bars, enjoy historical sights, hidden courtyards and the charming golden streets. Find cool statues, plazas such as the famous market square as well as cosy cafés hidden on narrow streets. Unlock the enchanting stories of the Golden Age of the Netherlands! Made by locals: Our passionate local creator designed an interactive walk through the city. This walk will take you from one location to the next. As you solve each riddle, you will unlock fun facts as well as fascinating information on the history of the city. Finally our creator shares their best local recommendations with you. Made for you: Whether you are already familiar with Haarlem or just beginning to explore its wonders, prepare to encounter new delights that will spark your curiosity wherever your adventures lead you next. Secret City Trails provides an ideal adventure for all, from curious minds to puzzle enthusiasts, history buffs, and architecture aficionados. Perfect for friends, families, couples, solo travellers, locals, visitors, schools, and companies alike, this immersive experience unveils the city's hidden treasures in a fun and educational way. Ready to start? Set yourself up for a day of exploration on this interactive city discovery experience and inject some extra fun into your city trip. So, put your thinking cap on, keep your eyes wide open and let your imagination run wild as you crack this Secret City Trail.

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