Get an eye-opening look at Amsterdam on this 2.5-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Trace more than 800 years of history, culture and traditions as you explore the historical city center, walk along picturesque canals, and pass Amsterdam attractions including Dam Square, the Red Light district, Anne Frank House, Royal Palace and Rembrandt House Museum. Stop along the way to enjoy typical Dutch snacks and a shot of Dutch gin, and upgrade to enjoy a 1-hour canal cruise at the end, if you wish.
Meet your guide at the Damrak in the afternoon for your 2.5-hour walking tour of Amsterdam. Begin with a stroll around the historical city center as your guide delves into the fascinating history, culture and traditions of Amsterdam spanning more than 800 years. Pass top Amsterdam attractions including the Royal Palace, Dam Square, Maison Descartes and the Begjinhof. Your guide will point out the world-famous Anne Frank House, as well as Rembrandt House Museum and Amsterdam Museum, encouraging you to visit any of these landmarks on your own when the tour ends. Wander down inviting side streets and explore major areas including the Jordaan district and the infamous Red Light district, showcasing Amsterdam's provocative side. 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 also find out how Amsterdam's network of canals became a UNESCO World Heritage-listed icon. Other sights include the old city gates, the Floating Flower Market (Bloemenmarkt), Munt Tower (Munttoren) in Muntplein Square and bustling Rokin street and Kalverstraat street. Midway through your tour, taste some typical Dutch specialties including herring, cheese, waffles and jenever (Dutch gin). After your comprehensive overview of the city, end back at the Damrak. Tour plus Canal Cruise:Upgrade to include a 1-hour canal cruise after your walking tour! Admire Amsterdam from a different perspective as you float along picturesque tree-lined canals past traditional gabled houses, classic Dutch houseboats and unique historical sights.