AAB - Incoming DMC for the Benelux countries since 1997
in the morning : Jordaan tour by bike
theme tour through the Jordaan with stops for an explanation and a break in a brown café. Experience the atmosphere of Johnny Jordaan, auntie Leen and the Westertoren
in the afternoon : visit of OLH op Solder
tucked away in the heart of Amsterdam’s inner city lies a small marvel: Our Lord in the Attic Museum. Explore the narrow corridors of this uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house and climb the stairs to discover living rooms, kitchens and bedsteads furnished in Dutch Golden Age style, leading up to the literal highpoint of the museum: an entire church in the attic.
and the Biblical Museum (Bijbels museum)
even if you are not an avid Bible reader, the museum building is still quite a find. Situated in two historic houses - designed by Philips Vingboons - this atmospheric setting on the Herengracht houses is one of the oldest Dutch museums. A highlight is the 1718 painted ceiling by Jacob de Wit. There is also a life-sized reconstruction of the shrine housing the Ark of the Covenant and a superb collection of Bibles - including the oldest Bible printed in the Netherlands.
Early morning : visit of the flower auction in Aalsmeer in the south of Amsterdam - the international trading platform for plants and flowers is a world in itself. You have to get up early to see this world-famous auction, but it’s worth it. Experience the hustle and bustle of the auction floor, watch traders bidding against the clock and be amazed at the quantity of beautiful flowers traded daily from more than ten countries.
In the morning : visit of the Museum of the Canals (Grachtenhuis) in Amsterdam
the perfect way to learn more about the history of Amsterdam’s Canal Ring. The museum looks at the 17th-century city expansion projects that led to Amsterdam’s ring of canals which received UNESCO world heritage status in 2010. After seeing the interactive displays, you’ll look at Amsterdam in a whole new light when wandering through the city’s streets or taking a canal cruise
in the afternoon : excursion to the Zaanse Schans
located just north of Amsterdam, the Zaanse Schans offers a perfectly preserved glimpse into the Netherlands' industrial past with its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops.
In the morning : visit of the Rembrandthuis
during the height of his career, renowned Dutch Golden Age artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn lived in this house located just off Waterlooplein in the centre of Amsterdam. It is now a museum dedicated to both his life and his work.
In the afternoon : visit of the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
travel through time, history and fashion as you explore the impressive collection of handbags and accessories. As the world’s only museum with such an extensive and specialised collection, it tells the story of the humble handbag from the late Middle Ages to the present day
followed by a visit of Heineken Experience or the Bols gin Museum, incl. tasting