Make your own discoveries as you explore Holland’s exciting capital city. Stroll
through the Rijksmuseum to view works by the great Dutch masters, like
Rembrandt’s The Nightwatch
. Visit the
Van Gogh Museum for an unforgettable look into
the famous painter’s life and work. Shop at the floating flower market, or
wander along the city’s many canals, lined with pretty gabled houses. See the
home where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis, and where Anne wrote
her famous diary. It’s all here: endless art, culture, history, and shopping
from your centrally located hotel.
Only available with the Air Inclusive Package.
Single supplement: $345
Depart from the U.S.
for the Netherlands.
The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight
itinerary and airline tickets.
Day 2 - Arrive in Amsterdam
Upon arrival at the Amsterdam
airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If any portion of your luggage
appears to be lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area -- VBT
representatives are not allowed into the customs area. (Also, please make
certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT
representative can identify you.) After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall
and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. Please
wait here while your representative helps make arrangements for your transfer
via taxi or minibus to your Amsterdam
hotel (transfer time is approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic).
Transfers are provided by Schiphol Taxi who will be looking for you and
carrying a VBT sign. You may be approached by other companies offering a
transfer. Please use only Schiphol Taxi, telephone +31 (0)655 70 30 69. Transfers provided by any other company will
be at your own expense.
Please note: If you cannot find the VBT representative, or
have been delayed in customs or because of lost luggage, please go to the Red
& White Meeting Point and wait there.
The hotel check-in time is 3 p.m., but the
staff will do their best to get you to your rooms as soon as possible. When you
have checked into your hotel, you have the rest of the day to relax or to begin
your exploration of the city. VBT provides you with City Information in your
Final Travel Booklet that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Amsterdam.
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam
Delve into Amsterdam's
cultural and historic riches at your own pace during this independent trip
extension. From the Van Gogh
Museum to the floating
flower market, you can expect to find an inexhaustible variety of delights in
this cultured capital. Take in the superlative collection of art by Dutch
Masters in the Rijksmuseum. Visit Anne Frank's house, including the attic where
she and her family hid from the Nazis until they were betrayed. Your hotel is
located near the major points of interest, and you have ample time to browse Amsterdam's huge array of
shops and be entertained by the city's animated street life.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam
Continue your independent exploration of the city's amazing
cathedrals, art galleries, museums and shops.
Day 5 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam
Spend the morning on your own. VBT Air Package guests will be arriving
throughout the day. Join your fellow
travelers at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the hotel for an introductory meeting with
one of our VBT Trip Leaders. After, try
one of Amsterdam's
wonderful restaurants for dinner on your own.