About The Amsterdam Walking Tour:
Put the coaches and canal boats to one side and see the Dutch capital on your own two feet. This 2.5-hour walking tour is led by a qualified guide and covers both famous and lesser-spotted sights.
Hear tales of old Amsterdam as you stroll through the picturesque Jordaan neighbourhood, where traditional folk culture once flourished in the narrow streets and small town houses. You'll then visit Dam Square, De Wallen, and the 'Begijnhof', an inner city courtyard surrounded by wooden houses dating back to 1528. Tours finish with a sampling of three Dutch delicacies: stroopwafels, herring and Jenever.
- Every day from March 22 - Oct 28, 2018.
- Sats and Suns from Oct 29 (2018) - Mar 17 (2019).
- Live English-Speaking Guide.
- Tours & Tickets Office at Damrak 26.
- 2.5 Hours.
- Adult tickets aged 13+ years.
- Child tickets aged 4-12 years.
- Children aged 0-3 travel free of charge.
This guided walking tour is a journey through the sights, sounds and flavours of the Dutch capital. In the company of a friendly English-speaking guide you'll depart from the Tours and Tickets Office on Damrak Street and venture into 'de Jordaan'. This historic neighbourhood is one of Amsterdam's quintessential 17th century districts. Originally a slum for the city's working class it's arguably now one of the most prominent examples of urban gentrification done right. Far from diluting the Jordaan's character, this process has served to protect its rustic atmosphere and historical landmarks.
Your guide will walk you though de Jordaan's narrow streets, museums, pubs and galleries. You'll be surprised at how many novel sights elude the untrained eye, such as secluded courtyards, stone plaques and trendy cafés. One notable courtyard you'll visit is the Begijnhof, a beautiful green space surrounded by some of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam. Highlights on this portion of the walking tour include the 'The Wooden House' (built around 1528) and the English Reformed Church.
The next stage of the tour takes place in Dam Square, where your guide will recount famous events that took place here throughout the centuries. In sightseeing terms, Dam Square is where participants will see the Royal Palace, the National Monument, and de Bijenkorf's flagship department store.
Later, you'll be guided into the heart of the Red Light District. 'De Wallen' as it's properly known may be defined by brothels, bars and window girls, but it's also home to lovely tree-lined canals and The Oude Kerk. Note that while the guides conduct the tour in English, they are also fluent in Spanish and can offer multi-lingual descriptions where necessary.
When the walking's over the tour's delicious conclusion begins. You'll be invited to try a selection of Dutch delicacies: stroopwafels (syrup waffles), haring (pickled herring) and Jenever (Dutch gin).
*Exact walking routes may vary by season and guide.