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We’ll navigate the alleyways and beautiful canals to discover Amsterdam’s hidden secrets plus skip the line into the Van Gogh museum and explore the Red Light District and the Heineken Experience with our local guide Arthur.

Amsterdam 101 & Van Gogh Museum
COST: €49   •  TIME & DATE: Saturday 10am-3pm

• Skip-the-line into the Van Gogh Museum
• Take in the Royal Palace and Dam Square
• Visit the Albert Cuyp market (Europe’s largest!) and sample some Dutch delicacies
• Explore the local Flower Market
• Snap that iconic photo at the I AMsterdam sign

Heineken, Canal Cruise, & Red Light District
COST: €75 •  TIME & DATE: Saturday 4pm-10pm

• Entry into Heineken experience (including 2 drinks and the 4 story interactive museum)
• Cruise the canals by boat and take in the stunning views
• Take a tour of the Red Light district and discover its secrets

Add in a stay at our top-rated hostel or Book-Your-Own Accommodation
COST: €150 for 3 nights, add a 4th night for €50 extra

We stay at top rated hostels like The Generator and St. Christopher’s Inn
Our hostels are clean, safe, have a super fun vibe and are located in fantastic locations so you won’t miss out on any of the action!

Tour Features:

  • Skip-the-line into the Van Gogh Museum
  • Tour the Red Light District
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam on a boat tour
  • Snag a photo in front of the famous IAmsterdam sign
  • Discover the Heineken Experience
  • 3 nights in a top-rated hostel or book your own accommodation
  • Visit the Albert Cryp market

Upcoming Dates:

If your date isn't included, email us
and we'll try to squeeze you in!

Meet Your Tour Guide:

Arthur Bijholt

"Arthur was the best tour guide! He knew was really fun and informative, and showed all the historical spots and all the other cool spots Amsterdam is known for." Allison, November 2015

As a former history student, I’ll take you to all the best sights of one of the most preserved historical cities in the world, while taking you through all the ins and outs of Dutch culture. My regular 9 to 5 is running one of the best Comedy Clubs in the entertainment district of Leidseplein, where I’ll show you the “other” side of Amsterdam till late into the night!

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Arrive Thursay and begin to explore the city!  You can add on the Amsterdam chapter of Andy Steves' City Hopping on a Budget (cost €5) for some insider tips of what to be sure to check out!

Amsterdam 101 & Van Gogh Museum

COST: €49   •   TIME & DATE: Saturday 10am-3pm

  • Meet your local guide at Dam Square at 11am Saturday We recommend getting there 10-15 minutes early and just look for the bright orange shirt!
  • You'll get to see the Royal Palace, explore the canals and see Amsterdam's narrowest house
  • Next its onto the Flower market where you can explore the HUGE number of tulip bulbs for sale
  • We'll explore the Albert Cuyp market (one of Europe's largest) and you'll be able to sample some Dutch delicacies like stroopwafels and pick out the perfect souvenior
  • Our guide will take you through the museum showing you some of Van Gogh's greatest works and discussing his facinating and tumultuous life

Heineken, Canal Cruise, & Red Light District 

COST: €75  •  TIME & DATE: Saturday 4pm-10pm

  • Meet your local guide at the Heineken experience at 4pm.  We recommend getting there 10-15 minutes early and just look for the bright orange shirt!
  • We'll start out exploring the 4 story interactive Heineken museum where you can discover all the secrects to how they make their brew so delicious
  • After the tour you get to reward yourself for all of your learning with 2 glasses of Heineken 
  • Next its off to the canal cruise where you'll get to check out the city from a completely new angle
  • Finally we'll tour the Red Light District where you can learn all about how Holland has decided to handle prostitution and drug legalization
  • Before we wrap be sure to ask your guide about his recos for the best spots to hit up that night!
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More of a solo backpacker? WSA Detours are perfect for you. Go deeper into the world-famous city of fascinating architecture, red lights, canals, and herbal remedies. WSA’s Detour Insider Destination Guide will have you seeing the city's most popular sights, and help you to find the city’s best local cuisine and coffee shops!

Tour Features:

  • Entry to the Van Gogh Museum AND Heineken Experience
  • Stay at one of the city’s top rated hostels located right in the city center
  • Get the insider’s guide to the best things to do and where to do them
  • Optional evening canal cruise
Lauren Wallender, Elon University

Happy Backpackers

I definitely have WSA to thank for my exceptional experience in Amsterdam. One would think 4 days isn't enough to tour a city but WSA facilitated an optimum weekend full of sightseeing and fun. Amsterdam may have a notorious reputation for its lax drug and sex culture but there’s so much more to the city. Luckily, our tour guide, Arthur, native to the Netherlands, steered us away from the tourist traps and showed us around his beloved city, highlighting all of its gems. I'd definitely like to try other WSA trips in the future. It's hassle free traveling with an awesome itinerary - nice that the tour guides are flexible with the schedule and willing to cater the itinerary to the group's interest! Highly recommend WSA to any student with only a weekend to see a city.

Lauren Wallender, Elon University ~ Fall 2014

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