City secrets & Dutch delights in Amsterdam
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25 Oct
Prices between
£1499 - £1499
  • Prices between £1499 - £1499
  • 4 days
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Trip highlights

Navigate the canals on a SUP safari

Soak up enchanting views of the streets from the water

Explore the Dutch landscape by e-bike

Encounter the historic windmills and rivers of the countryside        

Feast like a local in trendy Jordaan

Uncover a vibrant foodie scene with local insider knowledge

Uncover the urban haunts of Amsterdam

Wander along cobbled streets and canals to absorb the city sights

What's included?

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a city hotel

  • All activities, including SUP safari and brewery tour

  • Max 14 Flashpackers

  • Airport transfer to hotel

About this trip

Flowing canals, elegant streets and cultural delights make Amsterdam a city of quintessential European charm.

From vibrant bars to the iconic Red Light District, join us as we journey under the skin of the artistic, flamboyant capital.

Over a long weekend, we’ll glide down the canals on an SUP safari, cycle through the idyllic Dutch landscape, and explore the cobbled streets and graceful boulevards of a truly cultured destination. 

Encounter a city of timeless beauty and hedonistic charm – join us in Amsterdam to experience an urban adventure like no other.

Where you'll be staying

Hotel De Hallen, Amsterdam West

A stylish, converted tram depot located near the Jordaan neighbourhood

Housed in a vast former industrial building, this unique hotel combines urban grit and modern sophistication.

Why we stay here

Boasting minimal, brutalist interiors, elegant dining options, comfortable rooms and a fantastic location, unwind here after a day of sightseeing for a modern Dutch experience.

The Flash Pack Promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.


Day 1

Touch down in Amsterdam

Flashpackers, welcome to Amsterdam! An airport transfer will drive you into the city, where you’ll check into your boutique hotel. Meet your fellow Flashpackers and guide over a welcome drink, before we head out to explore the city streets. We’ll delve straight into Amsterdam’s hedonistic sights, starting our journey in the famed Red Light District. Located in the medieval city centre, De Wallen glows softly with decadent rouged lighting and risque window displays – a place where historical secrets meet modern thrills. Learn the stories of this intriguing neighbourhood, as your guide shares tales and anecdotes from Amsterdam’s shadowy past. After soaking up the atmosphere by foot, we’ll dine in a nearby restaurant in the 17th-century canal district. Look out at the lights of Amsterdam glistening across the canal waters, as we toast to the great adventure ahead.

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Red Light district, Amsterdam

Day 2

Paddle-boarding & foodie delights

Prepare to start the day with a truly unique experience, as we explore Amsterdam’s canals on an SUP safari. Gliding past leafy boulevards and flower-laden bridges, picturesque canal boats and shimmering reflections; Amsterdam’s waterways are brimming with adventure. Afterwards, we’ll hop back onto dry land to explore Jordaan, a district renowned for its working-class roots, radical politics and stylish bars. Settle into Jordaan’s bohemian atmosphere as we indulge our taste buds with a food tour, from local cheeses to sumptuous sugar-dusted pastries. Come evening, we’ll board a canal boat for a leisurely sunset cruise, replete with pizza and cold beer. Feel the canal ebbing beneath you as the drinks flow on-board, with the city lighting up with nightlife.

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Aboard a boat on the canals

Day 3

Idyllic landscape & craft beer

The morning is yours to take at leisure – perhaps needed after exploring Amsterdam’s famed nightlife. For those of you feeling fresh and energised, take advantage of the free morning to stroll through the lovely city streets or wander along the canals – it’s completely up to you. In the afternoon, we’ll head out on an e-bike expedition through the Dutch countryside – think rustic windmills, wooden houses and winding rivers. Breathe in expansive views of the landscape, as it rolls out in an endless flat stretch: you’ll see why this region is referred to as the Low Lands. We’ll end our biking excursion at a local microbrewery, located in an old 19th-century warehouse. Learn the secrets of the craft, gaining insight into local brewing techniques, before tasting the freshly made beers for yourself. We’ll then make our way back to the city, just in time for our farewell dinner. Tuck into delicious dishes and plentiful drink, celebrating the journey we’ve had.

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Cycling in the Dutch countryside

Day 4

Until next time, Amsterdam!

After breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel – then it’s all over to you. Explore the city further with your fellow Flashpackers (a plethora of museums and coffee shops are waiting to be discovered!) or make your own way to your next destination. What a trip it’s been: you’ve explored the enchanting city canals by paddle-board; you’ve navigated the idyllic countryside by e-bike; you’ve experienced the iconic sights of the Red Light District; and you’ve feasted on local delicacies galore. Not quite done with Europe? Check out our fairytale trip to the coasts of Croatia. Wherever you’re heading next, it’s been an incredible journey.

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On the map

Important notes

  • Fly in and out of Amsterdam Schipol Airport. Please try to arrive before 1pm on day 1, although we will arrange an airport transfer for you at whichever time you arrive.
  • Depart at your own leisure any time on day 4.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
  • We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.
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Trip dates

3 Nights
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