4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:2.5 - 3.5 hours
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.


  • 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!

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Walking Tour Including Dutch Snacks and Optional Canal Cruise

Upgrade your city walking tour with an Amsterdam canal cruise!

Meet your guide at the Damrak in the morning or 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Jose was a great tour guide. Even though this particular tour was in both Spanish and English he was thorough and answered all questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide was very informed and personable.He provided a good historical perspective but also included humorous anecdotes and stories. The tour was just the right length and very interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very good an knowledgable group leader. Learned a lot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The walking tour was extensive and fantastic - the guide was entertaining and informative about the history and attractions giving us a huge insight into Amsterdam. Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Edgar our guide was excellent despite the cold wet weather. The tour covered everything considered to be necessary, plus some

We didn't really need the canal boat tour afterwards

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This tour was great. Our guide Steve was very knowledgeable . He made the tour very interesting and fun. He tried to get my daughter to eat the herring without much success. He answered questions and gave us great insight into the history of Amsterdam.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This was a great intro to the city when we arrived. It helped us to get our bearings straight for our three day stay in Amsterdam. It was long, because the speaker gave the info in both English and Spanish. We never were offered the optional canal cruise, so don't understand what that was about.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2014

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. We were a group of 6 and all felt that the tour would have been more complete if instead of snacks we had the ability to sample more food. We expected more of a walking food tour. We did not do the canal cruise that day but did it separately the following day and also found that worthwhile.

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