2 hoursStart time
1000h (10:00am) & 1400h (2:00pm)
Duration: 2 hours
IJDok 159 (next to Aitana Roommate Hotel)Ending Point
Same as the meeting point
Your Amsterdam tour is incomplete without viewing the stunning canals of the Dutch capital. This tour gives you an unique opportunity to see the canals on a cool ride by Segway.
A Segway is a personal two wheeled, self-balancing and battery powered electric vehicle which guarantees a smooth and enjoyable drive. A 15 minute briefing will make you well versed with the vehicle, after which you are good to go on your Segway tour.
The famous canal district which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010 was built in the 17th century, the Dutch “Golden Age”.
This Segway tour will show you the most beautiful canals Amsterdam has to offer. The canal district consists of 4 main canals. The Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and the Prinsengracht with a lot of smaller canals connecting these main ones. You will tour these canals along with an expert guide who will share interesting anecdotes.
Enjoy a 2 hour Segway tour which will let you admire the best view of the canals of Amsterdam and simply enjoy and fall in love with the fun ride on a Segway.
To begin your Amsterdam Segway Canal Tour, make your way to IJDok 159 which is next to Aitana Roommate Hotel. After a 15 minute orientation on how to drive a Segway at ease; you will begin the tour.
Accompanied by an expert guide, you will explore the many canals of Amsterdam. On your Segway tour you will see the famous canal district which is an eminent example of urban planning and architecture of the 17th century.
The canal district consists of 4 main canals. The highlights of the Segway Canal tour include:
The Singel: This well-known canal of Amsterdam encircled the city in the middle ages. It served as a channel around the city until 1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel. The canal runs from the IJ bay, near Central Station, to the Muntplein Square, where it meets the Amstel River. It is now the inner-most canal in Amsterdam's semicircular ring of canals.
The Herengracht: This canal is considered to be the most important canal in the city. In the 17th century, the richest merchants and the most influential regents and mayors of the city lived on this canal. Even today, an address on the Herengracht is seen as prestigious and chic.
The Keizersgracht: Known as Emperor’s Canal, named after Emperor Maximilian of Austria.It is the second and widest of the three major canals in the city centre of Amsterdam, in between Herengracht and Prinsengracht.
The Prinsengracht: It is the fourth and the longest of the main canals in Amsterdam. It is named after the Prince of Orange and is popularly known as Prince Canal. Most of the canal houses along it were built during the Dutch Golden Age of the United Provinces. The bridges over the Prinsengracht canal connect with the streets in the Jordaan.
The tour ends at the point of departure.
The use of the Segway is not recommended for pregnant women.
The tour does not visit the inside of monuments and museums.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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