A visit to the Rijksmuseum will drive you through the Dutch history and you will get to know Amsterdam’s cultural Heritage in depth. See the most famous paintings from the Golden Age: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals.
The Van Gogh Museum has the most important collection from arguably the best known Dutch artist. You will get close to his paintings and get to know about the materials, techniques, use of colors, sources of inspiration and influences in his work.
Outside Amsterdam, you will be surprised, as in a few minutes you will be surrounded by fertile land, pristine towns and lots of canals and lakes. Marken is an old fishing town on a former island, with its typical green and white wooden houses. Onto Edam, an historical town filled with cute houses and fairy tale canals and bridges. Top your day off with a visit to the collection of old water pumping windmills in Schermerhorn, where you will be lucky enough to go inside a centuries old working windmill.
A food related tour would focus on an afternoon in de Pijp, which is a cool area stuffed with fantastic cafés, restaurants and tiny coffee bars. Of course, a visit to Amsterdam wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the Albert Cuyp market, flanked by over 100 shops with the most diverse offer. In the old times, the Heineken Brewery attracted workers from diverse countries, making out of this area a multicultural hub, followed by students and artists. Tastings include delicious Dutch apple pie, famous semi soft to hard cheeses to the guilty-pleasure snacks as a kroket with mustard and poffertjes covered with powder sugar.