Pre-Trip Extension - Amsterdam
2 nights for only $295
- Two nights at the Hotel Vondel, Amsterdam
- Daily breakfast
- City Information
- Airport transfers
Make your own discoveries as you explore Holland’s exciting
capital city. Stroll through the Rijksmuseum to view works by the great Dutch
masters, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. 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 and where she penned
her famous diary. It’s all here: endless art, culture, history and shopping
within easy reach of our centrally-located hotel.
Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.
Single Supplement: $245
Day 1 - Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Amsterdam
Depart the U.S. for Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The
particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.
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 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 our 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: +31 654 354 601 or
+31 681 299 101). Transfers provided by any other company will be at your own
If you cannot find the VBT representative, or have been
delayed in customs or because of lost luggage, please go to the airport's Red
& White Meeting Point and wait there.
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. After checking in, 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 about 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 Dam
Square, 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 famously hid. Our hotel is located near major points of interest, and
you'll have ample time to browse Amsterdam's vast array of shops and be
entertained by the city's animated street life.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Amsterdam / VBT Air Package guests
arriveSpend 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. Later try one of Amsterdam's wonderful restaurants for dinner on your