Amsterdam Getaway 3 Nights (MA)

Vincent van Gogh. Rembrandt. Gerard Heineken. They all spent time in Amsterdam, and now you can too. And Monograms has made it easy for you! On this 4-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a one-of-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer suggestions, help you navigate the city, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your vacation begins as soon as you arrive in Amsterdam. We can pick you up at the airport and seamlessly whisk you to your hotel, where your Local Host will be waiting to help you get settled. At your hotel, your Local Host will present you with a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city, so you can begin exploring immediately. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. Your sightseeing includes a cruise by glass-roof boat through Amsterdam's canals, the best way to see Amsterdam and its fascinating houseboats, famous bridges, and traditional homes. We’ll also take you to a diamond center and to the world-renowned Rijksmuseum. Here, you’ll see works by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. And never fear...we've included VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! After all, why be like all the other tourists wasting time standing in line?

You’ll have a full day in Amsterdam to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to visit the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum, take an excursion to the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, enjoy a candlelight cruise through Amsterdam’s Red Light District, or browse one of the many weekly markets. Your Local Host will offer suggestions and can help you arrange the activities you desire.

And don't forget...your package includes daily breakfast, so you’ll feel fortified each day before leaving for your adventures in Amsterdam. Between the guides and sightseeing we've arranged, the hotel we've booked, and the breakfasts we've included, your only job is to have fun! Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host to assist you throughout your stay, and it's a dream vacation!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guide with useful information and city map

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018 / 2019

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation includes in-depth sightseeing with an expert local guide. We've even included a visit to the world-renowned Rijksmuseum.

DAY
1
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Welkom—welcome! Your Local Host will help you maximize your time in the Dutch capital, nicknamed “Venice of the North,” with over 1,200 bridges crossing its waterways.

DAY
2
AMSTERDAM

Morning guided sightseeing includes a CRUISE by glass-roofed boat through Amsterdam's canals, where you’ll glide past traditional gable-roofed homes, fascinating houseboats, and the Westerkerk (Western Church). Take photos of the Anne Frank House, Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and the Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge). Visit a DIAMOND CENTER and learn how these precious stones played such an important part in local history. Admire the splendid works of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters at the world-renowned RIJKSMUSEUM.

DAY
3
AMSTERDAM

Your Local Host will have many recommendations for your leisure time today, including a visit to the Van Gogh Museum; and where to sample Dutch poffertjes—small, fluffy treats dusted with powdered sugar that are similar to pancakes.

DAY
4
AMSTERDAM

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Amsterdam

Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station

Oosterdoksstraat 4
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

An ultra modern 553-room hotel set in the heart of the city's historic district. The centerpiece of this property is the 11th-floor SkyLounge rooftop bar with outdoor seating offering some of the best views of Amsterdam and its river. There's also a cafe restaurant, a Starbucks coffee stand, and a 24-hour fitness center and lobby bar with library. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.

Location & Highlights

Convenient location within easy reach of Amsterdam¿s famous shopping streets and cultural heritage sites.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
Spacious contemporary guest rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows and feature Apple iMac PC/TVs, coffee/tea making facilities and iron & ironing board.

Activities & Excursions

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour

Learn all about the "world's oldest profession" on this revealing evening tour of the city's infamous Red Light District.

Price Range: $$

Discover Zaanse Schans & the Symbols of Holland

Tour a working windmill, watch wooden clogs being made, and visit a cheese farm on this exciting half-day guided excursion to Zaanse Schans!

Price Range: $

Biking in Amsterdam

Pedal your way past polders, dykes, and quaint, centuries-old villages on this exhilarating guided bike tour through the beautiful Dutch countryside.

Price Range: $$

Insider

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Amsterdam, HollandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Amsterdam. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Amsterdam and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Amsterdam insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Dam Square

Take a stroll to Dam Square, sit at one of the terraces and watch the people go by, to get a feel for the city. You'll see bicycles are a favorite means of transport - there are nearly as many bicycles as citizens.

Anne Frank House, The Rembrandt House

If you’ve read her Diary, you’ll want to see where Anne lived and wrote her remarkable and poignant story. The Anne Frank House, as well as the attractive Rembrandt House where the Master lived, are both on walking routes your Local Host will be pleased to tell you about to discover more of Amsterdam at your own pace.

Van Gogh Museum, Maritime Museum, Bags & Purses Museum, or T’IJ Brewery

Amsterdam has several splendid museums, these are just a few, ask your Local Host for more details according to your tastes. The Van Gogh collection has some 200 paintings, 550 sketches, and hundreds of letters from Van Gogh to his brother, Theo. Or maybe the more recently opened T’IJ specializing in biological ingredients; the second largest wooden windmill in the Netherlands stands next door.

Hortus Botanical Gardens

The Hortus has an expansive collection of more than 6,000 varieties of plants illustrating over 350 years of Dutch horticultural history. From the "coffee plant that fathered all the coffee in Brazil" to a nursery created exclusively for tropical palms, it’s a heavenly destination for plant-lovers the world over.

Markets

With over thirty weekly markets, there’s plenty of choice. Wander through the Albert Cuyp market, the Flea market on Waterlooplein, or see the Floating Flower Market on the Single.

Zoo, Planetarium, Vondelpark

Families may wish to visit the Artis Zoo and Planetarium or the Vondelpark where the locals go walking, biking, relaxing and pick-nicking. During the summer season concerts and plays are held in the park’s open air theater.

Shopping, P.C. Hoofdstraat, Jordaan

Wander along the P.C. Hoofdstraat near the Museum quarters to shop or browse for exclusive goods. Good buys in Holland include diamond jewelry, wooden articles such as clogs, embroidery and Delft pottery. In the 17th century, Amsterdam's canal diggers, bridge builders and stonemasons called the Jordaan home. Now eccentric, one of a kind, shops, chic restaurants and painstakingly manicured courtyards make this a unique spot.

Pancakes, Poffertjes and Pea Soup

When you’re ready for a snack, try one of the local pancakes, there are over 300 varieties! Or maybe sample the similar poffertjes. Then there are the many varieties of Dutch cheese. Pea soup is another specialty made with peas, potatoes, carrots, celery, smoked bacon, and sausage.

Rijsttafel

The Rijsttafel is a unique fusion of Indonesian and Dutch culinary traditions from colonial times. It was a Dutch custom to eat leftovers on Sundays, the Indonesian people decided to reinvent this by cooking everything fresh. The main dish of a Rijsttafel is noodles or rice with several small side dishes like meat, fish, and vegetables. Tiny plates of food, arranged from mild to very, very spicy fill the table. Round off with a sip or two of Dutch Jenever, an alcoholic drink similar to Gin.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).