Amsterdam and its Diamonds merchants

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Description

Description

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historical significance, it’s a city that never ceases to surprise. Our first stop will be the De Rieker Windmill, one of the eight windmills in greater Amsterdam located to the south. Built in 1636 in the town of Sloten, it was used as a polder windmill for the polder of the same name (Riekerpolder). Its purpose was to help drain water out of the surrounding land. In 1932, a pumping station took over and the windmill was thus dismantled to be replaced by lake Het Nieuw Meer. The windmill was built again in 1961 on the banks of the Amstel river, 8 km away from its original location. The portion of the Amstel banks between Kalfjeslaan and Borcht roads, where you can see the windmill today, attracts many tourists and passers-by, making it the perfect location for an old Dutch windmill. A statue of Rembrandt was erected close-by as a reminder that the painter drove his inspiration from the very banks of this river. Afterwards, we’ll head to the Diamond District to observe how the talented cutters facet the raw diamonds into the jewels we buy. Our guide will explain in detail how a diamond is valued. After our tour, you’ll be able to spend some time browsing the shop. Our coach will then take us to the Bloemenmarkt, the famous floating flower market. One of the most fragrant places in Amsterdam in any seasons thanks to its thousands of flowers and multitude of varieties, this unique market will make your head spin! At the end of our visit, we’ll return to the ship by coach.

 

Duration : approx. 4:00

  • Panoramic tour with stops to take pictures and free time.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.