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Amsterdam 3 day weekend tours from London

2 nights in Amsterdam hotel plus a visit to Bruges

Amsterdam three day weekend tour from London

Amsterdam: cheap weekend short break

A choice of two weekend breaks to Amsterdam from London

We have a choice of two value for money weekend 3 day breaks from London to Amsterdam.

Both are very similar in content and include a visit to Bruges in Belgium as well as Amsterdam.


The first tour is cheaper, but leaves you to explore Amsterdam independently without any tours included.


The second tour displayed is slightly more expensive but has a full Amsterdam sightseeing programme.

However, both tours only run once or twice a month, so which tour is available on your required dates is probably going to be as important a factor as the detailed content of each tour.


Common features of both Amsterdam tours

Both tours have Irregular departures all year departing Friday and returning to London late Sunday evening.

If there is a UK national holiday on a Monday the tour may run Saturday to Monday. Over Easter an extended tour departing Friday is run that includes Brussels.

Both tours are by coach to and from Amsterdam with a ferry used across the English Channel to France from Dover on most departures.

You will have the chance to see the famous white cliffs of Dover from the seas as the ferry departs the port of Dover. Some tours use the tunnel instead.

Pickups in London are early on the first day, think 6am.

Most of the first day is taken up travelling through France, Belgium and Netherlands to Amsterdam.

The entire second day is spent in Amsterdam and there is free time also on the first evening in Amsterdam.

The third day retraces the journey back to London with a visit to Bruge in Belgium a highlight of the day before arriving in London late evening.

Tour 1 - weekend 3 day short break by coach to Amsterdam, tour included highlights

Canals of Amsterdam, 3 day short break from London

Canals Amsterdam

  • Luxury coach and return cross channel ferry crossings

  • 2 nights' B&B hotel accommodation, with breakfast, all rooms en suite

  • Visit to traditional Clog and Cheese factory

  • Visit to Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North'

  • Plenty of free time to explore

  • Professional and friendly tour guide

  • Option to purchase a canal boat tour

Day 1

You are picked up in London from either Earl's Court, Victoria London Bridge or Eltham Rail Station. We then travel from Dover to Dunkirk by ferry, and then onwards through France, Belgium and the Netherlands, arriving at your hotel in Amsterdam around 6pm.


Your evening is spent at your own leisure in Monnickendam, just outside Amsterdam. Amsterdam is not too far away for a night out, buses regularly pick up outside the hotel if you want to head into town independently.

Day 2

Canals of Amsterdam, 3 day short break from London

After breakfast (included at the hotel) we'll visit a traditional Clog and Cheese factory, before we depart the hotel for our guided tour of Amsterdam. The rest of the day is at leisure in Amsterdam for you to explore independently perhaps following up on locations that caught your eye on the tour.


At 6.30pm the coach will take you back to the hotel, the rest of the evening is yours.

An evening meal with a 2 hour free bar is included at the hotel again.

Day 3

After breakfast (included) we depart the hotel and begin the journey south to Belgium where we stop off in the medieval city of Bruges, arriving around 12.30pm.


You have around four hours to discover this beautiful medieval town, famous for its architecture, lace and chocolate.


Our ferry crossing back to Dover is at 8pm and the coach arrives back in central London around 11.30pm.


Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Coach To Amsterdam Tour Ticketing

Tour 2 - Weekend 3 day short break by coach to Amsterdam

Day one you will enjoy a walking tour, followed by a Canal Cruise and end the day with an evening optional historical walking tour.

On the Sunday you will visit Zaanse Schanse, a living Dutch Museum. In the afternoon you have free time to pick from a wide range of activities and places to visit.

On the final day we make our way slowly back home, travelling via Bruges, a beautiful medieval European city. We arrive back in London during the evening by 10pm.

  • Walking tours of Amsterdam and Bruges

  • Evening Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

  • Visit and entry to Zaanse Schans, Dutch Living Museum

  • Visit to Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North'

  • 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in either a hostel or upgrade to a 3 star hotel

  • 3 days' use of executive touring coach plus return Folkestone-Calais Eurotunnel crossings

  • Professional and friendly tour guide

Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Coach To Amsterdam Tour Ticketing


Tour itinerary

Day 1

Heineken Experience Amsterdam

Heineken Experience Amsterdam

It is an early start with coach pick up points in London (Hammersmith, Great Portland Street and Embankment). From Folkestone we depart on the 9.30 Eurotunnel to Calais and arrive in Amsterdam in the afternoon, where you check into your accommodation choice.

After check in meet the guide for a walking tour, followed by a Canal Cruise through this wonderful city. We end the day with a historical walking tour (included in tour cost).

Day 2

After breakfast we begin the day with a morning coach excursion to Zaanse Schanse, a living Dutch Museum. If it is typical of Holland you will find it here. Windmills, Cheese-makers, Clog makers and typical Dutch dress.

We then head back to Amsterdam in time for lunch, with a free afternoon to visit Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Heineken Brewery, Anne Frank's House and Dam Square. The evening is free to enjoy this unique city.

Zaanse Schanse

Zaanse Schanse

Day 3

We depart Amsterdam after breakfast for the drive to Bruges, the 'Venice of the North'. One of Europe's best preserved medieval cities, and your chance to buy some Belgian specialities, beer and chocolate!

We depart Bruges late afternoon for our return ferry. Drop offs in London around 10pm.


Your hotel accommodation

There are two grades of accommodation offered on the tour.


The budget option is the excellent St. Christopher's at the Winston. A unique hostel in the heart of Amsterdam, located between Dam Square and the Red Light District, walking distance to the vast majority of major attractions the city has to offer.


If you wish to upgrade to a 3* hotel, a selection in the city centre are used, including Tulip Inn Amsterdam centre, Die Port Van Cleve and Nova Hotel. They are all good quality and of walking distance to many attractions. Rooming based on en suite twin/double rooms, bed and breakfast basis.


Departure points in London

There are several pick-up points early morning in London:


5.45am - London, Hammersmith Tube Station

6.05am - London, Great Portland Street Tube Station

6.20am - London, Embankment Tube Station

6.55am - London, Lewisham High Street, outside Police Station


If you require assistance on finding the joining point please use the “Contact Us” menu option at the top of the page and we will answer you personally in short order.


Prices & tour reservations

Prices may vary slightly through the year reflecting the seasonal nature of hotel prices in Amsterdam.

On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a date drop-down at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. Once we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.


Weekend 3 Day Short Break By Coach To Amsterdam Tour Ticketing

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £52

Stonehenge & London Day Tour (Apr-Oct only) - £61

Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £55

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £114

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £103

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £101

Windsor & Bath Day Tour - from £79

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £149

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £74

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £89

Stonehenge & Windsor (featuring extended time at Windsor) - £95

Stonehenge & Avebury - £109

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury (Small Group) - £149

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group) - £149

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £99

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford (Small Group) -£149

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £89

Shakespeare’s Stratford–upon–Avon - £57-75 (no admissions incl)

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £96

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £149

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £65

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Oxford & Cambridge Tour (May-Sep only) - £101

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace (Small Group) - £149

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £99

Canterbury, Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Rochester (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £94

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £99

Special Theme Tours

Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Day Tours by Train to Liverpool, Paris and Scotland

Beatles Liverpool Day Tour - £169

Day Trip to Paris - from £179

Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £199

2 to 12 Day Tours covering Great Britain, Ireland, Paris & Amsterdam

2-Day Avebury, Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford - from £174.25

2-Day Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford - from £195.21

3-Day Tours of English Regions (3 tours) - from £294.80

3 Days in Paris - from £339

2-Day Edinburgh - from £312

3-Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £329

3-Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekday - from £499

3-Day Amsterdam - from £315

6-12-Day tours of Great Britain and Ireland - from £925

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