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1. Posted by neilbcca (Budding Member, 7 posts) 24 Mar '12 18:21

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I am traveling to Africa, and will use Amsterdam as a one day stopover on both the inbound and outbound flights. I was hoping to see as much as I can in those 2 days, without a lot of duplication. Do they have a hop on hop off bus? and is it good? do they have boat tours on the canals?
Of course I want to see the red light district, just to look no touch Do they have tours for that?

2. Posted by Aussiemate 1989 (Budding Member, 26 posts) 24 Mar '12 19:41

yes they havea hop on hop off bus i didnt use it when i was there tho,and they have tours of the canals i enjoyed that and i done a walking tour of the redlight district also i highly recomend it!

3. Posted by Melly82 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 25 Mar '12 03:50

Hi there, yes there is a hop on, hop off bus, you can catch this at Centraal Station and other locations, I've never used the bus, so can't tell you what it is like. Here is the website which gives you the timetables and prices http://www.citysightseeingamsterdam.nl/

There are quite a few canal tours and a couple within walking distance of Centraal Station, so you cannot miss them! Some offer deals such as museum/gallery admission or wine and cheese with your tour.

There are walking tours as Aussiemate 1989 says, here's a link with more information on how to book http://www.newamsterdamtours.com/daily-tours/red-light-district-tour.html

Have a great time!

4. Posted by neilbcca (Budding Member, 7 posts) 25 Mar '12 10:23

Melly82
Thanks for all the info, I have checked out the sites you gave and now I want to spend more time in Amsterdam! but maybe another time I hope.
Theres 3 of us and I forwarded all the info to them, so thanks again!

5. Posted by neilbcca (Budding Member, 7 posts) 25 Mar '12 10:26

Aussiemate
I am going to take your advise and take the walking tour, the area looks like something you have to do walking, do you remember how long the tour was?

6. Posted by Aussiemate 1989 (Budding Member, 26 posts) 25 Mar '12 22:50

yeah walking tour is good lots of information regarding the red light district. tour was 90 minutes and was only about 12 euro from memory

7. Posted by omgcrayons (Budding Member, 5 posts) 2 Apr '12 19:09

I would recommend the "NEW EUROPE" Free walking tour. http://www.neweuropetours.eu/

They are free, and great. Usually younger crowds, great place to meet people. That tour goes through the RLD among other things in the city centre. I have taken these tours in several cities and I recommend them to everybody.

I am personally not a fan of "hop on hop off" busses, I leave those for my grandparents!

8. Posted by neilbcca (Budding Member, 7 posts) 2 Apr '12 21:49

Wow what a great tip!!
I found the web site and am going to book.
I like the idea of tipping for a tour, rather than paying for a so-so one and still being expected to tip also.
But I have also taken hop-on-hop-off and they cover a lot of territory in a short time, so they have there positives, especially as this is a one day stop over.