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Amsterdam Must-See Historical City Walk with Local Expert

Meet Amsterdam, the city which invented tolerance, liberalism and open-mindedness. This tour will bring you a colorful mix of must-see spots and local charms. It is a great way to explore the city, if you don’t know where to start. Discover the must-see landmarks, beautiful canals and important historic areas. All along the way your guide will bring Dutch culture and history vividly to life.

• This compact journey will introduce you to the most iconic Amsterdam spots
• You will get a better understanding of Dutch liberal culture
• Learn more about Amsterdam’s rich history and heritage
• Find out how a small fishing town became the center of world’s trade

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1 hour 45 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and dropoff
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Dam Square
    • Entry/Admission - Oude Kerk
    • Entry/Admission - Damrak
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace Amsterdam
    • Entry/Admission - Nieuwe Kerk
    • Entry/Admission - Westerkerk
    • Entry/Admission - Homomonument
    • Entry/Admission - Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
    • Entry/Admission - Anne Frank House
    • Entry/Admission - Noorderkerk
    • Entry/Admission - Red Light District
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    This 1:45-hour walking tour is a great way to visit all must-see Amsterdam spots and learn more about city’s history and culture. Knowledgeable local guide will explain all the must-knows about Amsterdam and present the information in a fun and clear way. If you really want to know more than just a few things about Amsterdam, then this is the best way to spend a couple of hours.

    Revel in the magnificence of the Dam Square, one of the most important areas in Amsterdam. The city center, the Royal Palace, museums, shops, musicians, tourists, tram stops—everything is here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam The Netherlands

    You will observe the Oude Kerk (Old Church), medieval building with rich history. An old, unusual-looking church is impressive, and it looks a bit like a gingerbread house.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Damrak 56, 1012 LL Amsterdam The Netherlands

    You will head to the Damrak, where remnants of old times are still visible. You will adore its architecture, especially the dancing house. Damrak is a popular tourist spot, where many famous attractions are concentrated.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Then you will enjoy the Beursplein square, which is often used for different events, cultural, political and entertaining. Added bonus: your expert guide knows this place so well, that you will discover things that even locals don’t know.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Palace Amsterdam, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

    You will adore the magnificent Royal Palace with rich decoration and history. The facade facing the square looks great, and not only on a sunny day. It is interesting to walk around and observe architectural details.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Nieuwe Kerk, Dam Old Centre: New Side, 1012 NP Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Next to the palace is the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). It is used for investiture ceremonies and royal weddings. The church is impressive, beautiful and even majestic.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    You will walk along the Amsterdam Canal Ring. There are more than one hundred kilometers of canals in Amsterdam, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. Main canals—Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht—were built in 17th century. Canal Ring area is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Marvel at the tallest Amsterdam church, the Westerkerk. Rembrandt was buried here, but nobody knows exactly where his grave is. This church was mentioned in Anne Frank’s diary, as girl’s house was nearby. Overall, many stories and anecdotes are related to this place, and your guide will be happy to share them with you. The Westerkerk looks elegant and beautiful, so you will definitely want to come back here again.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Homomonument, Westermarkt, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Homomonument commemorates all gay men and lesbians victims. Now it is an important site of Dutch LGBT-movement, and used for flashmobs, meetings and photo exhibitions. It is unique and recognizable, but easy to miss.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Explore hidden corners of the Keizersgracht (Emperor's canal), which is home to many monuments and historical houses. In winter it is a popular place for skating. It’s a great pleasure to stroll along the Keizersgracht and soak up culture and history. On the banks there are little boutiques and offices, and on the bridges over canal you will see parked bicycles.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263 - 267 museum entrance Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam The Netherlands

    You will learn more about Anne Frank and Jewish persecution, as you will pass by her monument and house. Anne Frank is the most famous victim of the Holocaust, and the author of “The Diary of a Young Girl”, which became a written document denouncing Nazism.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cafe Papeneiland, Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam The Netherlands

    You will pass by Cafe Papeneiland, one of the oldest Amsterdam cafes. It is astonishing that this place is still here and thriving. This is charming cozy place, which looks more like a pub, where locals meet over a glass of beer. Cafe is also famous for its apple pie, so some people come here just to try this simple culinary masterpiece.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Noorderkerk, Noordermarkt 44-48, 1015 NA Amsterdam The Netherlands

    The Noorderkerk is the place, where Amsterdam residents rebelled against Dutch Jews persecution.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Bulldog Rock Shop Coffeeshop, Singel 12, 1013 GA Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Take a glance at modern Amsterdam in front of The Bulldog Rock Shop. It is part of well-known coffeeshop chain, where the sale of cannabis in small quantities is allowed. Your guide will tell you about legalization and decriminalization.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Red Light District, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Then you will learn more about liberal Dutch culture in the second Red Light District. It is off the beaten path and provides more interesting and more unique experience. The authenticity of this vibrant place has its own charm.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Πλατεία Νταμ, Burgwallen Nieuwe Zijde, 1012 LP Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P109

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