Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise
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Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands
Amsterdam Centraal (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑmstərˈdɑm sɛnˈtraːl]; abbreviation: Asd) is the largest railway station of Amsterdam, Netherlands. A major international railway hub, it is used by 162,000 passengers a day,making it the second busiest railway station in the country after Utrecht Centraal and the most visited Rijksmonument of the Netherlands.
National and international railway services at Amsterdam Centraal are provided by NS, the principal rail operator in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Centraal is the northern terminus of Amsterdam Metro Routes 51, 53, 54, and stop for 52 operated by municipal public transport operator GVB. It is also served by a number of GVB tram and ferry routes as well as local and regional bus routes operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS.
Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889. It features a Gothic, Renaissance Revival station building and a cast iron platform roof spanning approximately 40 metres.
Since 1997, the station building, underground passages, metro station and the surrounding area have been undergoing major reconstruction and renovation works to accommodate the North-South Line metro route, which was opened on 22 July 2018. Amsterdam Centraal has the second longest railway platform in the Netherlands with a length of 695 metres.
Pass By: NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam The Netherlands
NEMO Science Museum (from latin Nobody) is a science centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in the Oosterdokseiland neighbourhood in the Amsterdam-Centrum borough, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and the Kattenburg. The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands. It attracts around 670,000 visitors annually, which makes it the eighth most visited museum in the Netherlands.
Pass By: Magere Brug, Kerkstraat Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam The Netherlands
The Magere Brug (English: Skinny Bridge) is a bridge over the river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It connects the banks of the river at Kerkstraat, between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht
Pass By: Singel, Amsterdam The Netherlands
The Singel is a canal in Amsterdam which encircled the city in the Middle Ages. It served as a moat around the city until 1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel. The canal runs from the IJ bay, near the Central Station, to the Muntplein square, where it meets the Amstel river. It is now the inner-most canal in Amsterdam's semicircular ring of canals.
Pass By: St. Nicholas Basilica, Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam The Netherlands
The church is built on a previously urban site, necessitating a northwest-southeast axis to be adopted, rather than the standard east-west axis. It lies between the street, Prins Hendrikkade, and the canal, Oudezijds Kolk.
When built, the church was called St. Nicholas inside the Walls, i.e. inside the Amsterdam City wall, the oldest part of the Amsterdam defence works. The architect, Adrianus Bleijs (1842-1912) designed the church based on a combination of several revival styles: the most prominent being the Neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance.
Pass By: Stromma Netherlands, Amsterdam The Netherlands
Tourist company Stromma Netherlands (formerly Canal Company) has been part of the Swedish Stromma Group (Strömma Turism & Sjöfart) since 2016. As part of this group, Stromma Netherlands has been active in shipping and tourism for over 200 years. With a long history in Amsterdam, starting with Rederij Bergmann and Meijer’s Rondvaarten (in the 1920s), we grew from the oldest and largest shipping company in Amsterdam into an international tourist business. Stromma Netherlands carries the brands 'Canal Tours Amsterdam', 'Canal Tours Utrecht', 'Hop on-Hop off', 'Amsterdam Excursions' and 'Amsterdam Pass', with distribution channel Stromma.com.
Stop At: Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam The Netherlands
In 1991, the brewery opened to the public as a brewery tour and visitor centre, known as the "Heineken Treat and Information Centre" (Although the Heineken "Experience" began in 1991, there were tours of the original brewery while it was still fully operational.) (Dutch: Heineken ontvangst- en informatiecentrum). The attraction grew to become one of Amsterdam's most popular tourist attractions and by 2001 the visitor centre changed its name to "Heineken Experience".
After a year of extensive remodeling and expansion, the Heineken Experience reopened to visitors on 3 November, 2008. The latest transformation of the visitor experience comprises four levels of historical artifacts, product exploration and sampling, and interactive exhibits which employ the latest high-tech multi-media technologies.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. The dependency displayed small exhibitions in the adjacent Neerlandia Building from 24 February 2004 until the main museum opened on 19 June 2009.
It is currently the largest satellite of the Hermitage Museum, with a total area of 12,846 m2 (138,270 sq ft) and fits with the museum's plan to make its collections accessible to more people. The exhibition area covers 2,172 m2 (23,380 sq ft) and is contained within two large exhibition halls and smaller exhibition rooms. The remaining space holds lecture halls, offices and staff accommodations and a restaurant
Pass By: Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam The Netherlands
The museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains many artefacts associated with shipping and sailing. The collection contains, among other things, paintings, scale models, weapons and world maps. The paintings depict Dutch naval officers such as Michiel de Ruyter and historical sea battles.
The map collection includes works by 17th-century cartographers Willem Blaeu and his son Joan Blaeu. The museum also has a surviving copy of the first edition of Maximilianus Transylvanus' work, De Moluccis Insulis, the first to describe Ferdinand Magellan's voyage around the world.
Pass By: Houseboat Museum, Prinsengracht 296 K, 1016 HW Amsterdam The Netherlands
A houseboat (different from boathouse, which is a shed for storing boats) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power. Float house is a Canadian and American term for a house on a float (raft); a rough house may be called a shanty boat. In Western countries, houseboats tend to be either owned privately or rented out to holiday-goers, and on some canals in Europe, people dwell in houseboats all year round. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, Amsterdam, London, and Paris
Pass By: Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263-267 Museum entrance Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam The Netherlands
The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
- 2 beers at the Heineken experience
- 90-minute canal cruise
- Pizza of your choice (6 options)
- Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
- Ben and Jerry's ice cream
- Entry/Admission - Heineken Experience
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Well organised and very informative staff very friendly too good to learn the history The pizza canal tour was a lot of fun great to see Amsterdam like this and plenty of wine and pizza and snacks well worth every penny
Heineken Experience was good, each has 2 glasses of beer to drink. Tour was very interactive and informative. The Canal Pizza cruise was lousy. The guide was too busy serving everyone drinks and cant be bothered to explain what are we seeing and where are we or anything. when we reminded her, she just brushed us off. Only good point was the pizza was nice.
Both experiences were lots of Fun. We loved the Heineken Experience...very interactive. Our struggle was in accessing the vouchers. You need to make it easier for the tourist. We shouldn’t have to travel to 3 different places to get our actual vouchers. We should be able to print off internet and go like other tours. I would have given you 5 Stars otherwise.
Fabulous Experience! Highly entertaining and interesting! I learned a lot about the brand. I especially loved the super cold Heineken at the end of our tour and it was cool to have a bottle of Heineken engraved with our names-great souvenir! Pizza cruise was amazing. I loved the whole experience cruising down the canals enjoying a nice glass of wine!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Heineken museum. It proved to be very interesting. We are planning to return.
This was a great tour. We loved the Heineken Experience which involved a great tour of the brewery and was very informative. There were guides in each of the areas to explain the brewing process. We loved seeing the horses who pull the big beer wagon and of course the beers and the view from the top was excellent. We also purchased a barbeque lunch at the top. All of the staff were very friendly. We also enjoyed our canal pizza cruise which was very well organized with delicious pizzas and unlimited wine and beer. A great way to see the city in the late afternoon. A definite recommendation from us and we would do it again.
Eight of us on the tour, had a great time.
The heineken experience was great, the capt and the crew of the canal cruise were also great. The food was not good at all and the issues with getting our passes was a mess. We got the run around from the company on which building to get our ticket for each event. They didn't make it easy and it was very stressful to deal with especially being during our vacation.