Posted February 14th, 2013, 12:06 AM
My daughter and I spent several days in Amsterdam before our Russian River Cruise last July. Amsterdam is so easy to explore on your own- and everbody speaks English- just an fyi in case you've not been there before. I was so shocked by how walkable and easy it was! We then booked several tours thru Viator online. We took a day trip thru the Holland countryside to see the windmills, Delft pottery, Madurodam and Volendam- it was quite reasonable. We also saw The Hague and toured a wooden shoe factory. We rented a private room and bathroom on a houseboat in the Jordaan area which gave us easy access to everything.
If you've not already done so, get your tickets to the Anne Frank house online ASAP.
Of course if you desire a truly private outing, everybody else has great recommendations.
Have a great trip!