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 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. (Please note: Also 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).
Important: 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 +31 655
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. You can also go to one of the yellow information desks in the main hall and ask if they will call Schiphol Taxi (using the number above) on your behalf. This service is free of charge.
Please note that the hotel check-in time is 3:00 pm 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
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 6:00 pm 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.