Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Time3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Trace more than eight centuries of Dutch history and cultural traditions on a walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an informative local guide. Stroll past top attractions such as the Royal Palace, Rembrandt House Museum and thought-provoking Anne Frank House, and visit hot spots including Dam Square and the Red Light District. You’ll stop en route to sample typical snacks and a shot of local gin. Upgrade to add on a 1-hour canal cruise through the World Heritage–listed waterways.
  • Walking tour of Amsterdam's highlights
  • Explore the city center, the Red Light district, Jordaan and Dam Square
  • See famous attractions including the Anne Frank House, Royal Palace and Rembrandt House Museum
  • Sample typical Dutch snacks such as herring, and try a local gin
  • Learn about Amsterdam’s fascinating history, culture and traditions from your guide
  • Upgrade to include a 1-hour Amsterdam canal cruise — highly recommended!

Set out in the afternoon with a history-savvy guide on this 2.5-hour Amsterdam walking tour, departing from the Damrak in the historic city center. Stroll past cultural highlights including the Royal Palace, Dam Square, Maison Descartes and the Begjinhof as you learn about Amsterdam’s storied past, spanning more than 800 years.

Hear tales of the city’s humble beginnings as a small settlement on the Amstel River, and learn how the Golden Age helped develop it into a unique, multifaceted metropolis. You’ll get a comprehensive overview as you meander down side streets and explore major areas including the Jordaan district and the infamous Red Light District, showcasing Amsterdam’s provocative side. 

Midway through your tour, stop to sample typical Dutch specialties including herring, cheese, waffles and jenever (Dutch gin).

Wander on foot by the old city gates, the Floating Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt) and Munt Tower (Munttoren) in Muntplein Square. Explore the busy pedestrian shopping street of Kalverstraat and the bicycle-clad street of Rokin. 

View, too, the exteriors of the Anne Frank House, Rembrandt House Museum and Amsterdam Museum. Consider returning to visit them (own expense) after your tour concludes back at the Damrak, with the option to add on a cruise along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed network of canals.

Optional Canal Cruise

For a more in-depth Amsterdam sightseeing experience, opt to continue your tour with a 1-hour canal cruise. Drift along picturesque tree-lined canals past classic houseboats and gabled merchant houses built in the 17th century. See charming stone bridges and pass through Amsterdam's old harbor before returning to the pier.

Reviews

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d
, Sep 2018

We were really looking forward to this as it was our first time to Amsterdam. We had booked using Viator before in Paris and had a great experience. Not so much this time. For some reason, with a large group of people, the tour guide decided not to use the ear pieces and attempted to do the tour just talking. Now if this was a small group of 8-10 it might have worked. This was a group of over 20. We left halfway through... Couldn't hear a thing he was saying.

M
, Sep 2018

The tour was very informative , our tour guide spoke several languages and was a native of Amsterdam so he was a great source of information

D
, Aug 2018

Disappointed with tour. Our guide rambled on with random stories/commentaries - some that we a tad inappropriate.

B
, Jul 2018

Local food tour was a great value. Our tour guide, Tyler, walked us though the small streets of Amsterdam in and around Spui Square with several stops for local food as well as excellent commentary on Dutch food, history and architecture. The tour included meats, croquettes, chocolates, desserts and drinks. Price of the food was included in the tour price.

b
, Oct 2017

The walking tour was OK, but not terribly interesting, and the guide was mediocre. The Optional Canal Cruise wasn't available when we booked.

k
, Sep 2017

Tour was good. We took the tour because it was supposed to be in Spanish, but was a mixed tour. So, first the guide gave all explanations in English and after finishing will start in Spanish, so expending so much time in each stop, wasting time for both English speakers and Spanish speakers.

a
, Aug 2017

Great tour of the sights of amsterdam. The information given to us from our guide (Garan) was fantastic.

M
, Jul 2017

The tour itself is great, but our guide Andy was 45 minutes late we were told due to traffic but the timing of giving us that information suggests a less palatable reason and the tour that I booked in English was given in both English and Spanish. Not fun paying for a tour that requires you to wait while each point of interest is explained a second time in another language before you can move on. I'd recommend looking for a company that doesn't combine languages on the same tour. The highlights of the tour as advertised are well-worth seeing, and but for the significant late start that cost us an hour and a half when you consider the time you're told to arrive, Andy was informative and entertaining.

i
, Jun 2017

Great way to get oriented to the city. Our guide told us lots of interesting stories, and took us to an amazing cheese shop!

R
, Jun 2017

Beautiful and informative. Although we got rained on, it is still a great place to walk!


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