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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

This private walking tour shows you some of Amsterdam’s highlights from a local's perspective. With a knowledgeable private guide by your side, learn about the city's traditional houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum, see the Van Gogh Museum in the famous Museum District, enjoy typical Dutch snacks, and wander Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. You'll also see the Anne Frank House and Vondelpark.

Highlights

  • Private walking tour of Amsterdam
  • See the city like a local with your expert guide
  • Visit the Houseboat Museum to learn about the iconic houseboats lining Amsterdam's canals
  • Explore the Museum District, home to the Van Gogh Museum and Rjiksmuseum
  • See Vondelpark and the Anne Frank House
  • Wander the massive Albert Cuyp street market and enjoy a typical Dutch snack

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Try a typical Dutch window snack

You’ll be picked up from your Amsterdam hotel or Dam Square at your pre-determined time and taken to the tour starting point. This tour can be taken in English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese; simply advise at the time of booking which language you prefer.

Start with a tram ride to the Jordaan district, a former working class area that’s now an upscale hub full of students, art galleries, specialty shops and markets, as well as some of the city’s main attractions, including the Anne Frank House and West Kirk (West Church).

You've probably seen the slew of houseboats lining Amsterdam's canals. In Jordaan, you'll get an in-depth look at the story behind the city's houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum.

Next, head to the lively area of Leidseplein to try a typical Dutch 'window' snack — these 'windows' are unique vending machines that sell hot food like burgers and kroket (deep fried veal croquette). It may sound strange, but it's a must-try!

Continue to the Museum District, home to several world-famous museums including the Van Gogh Museum and Rjiksmuseum, as well as the Vondelpark.

Your last stop is a favorite of locals and tourist alike: Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Wandering the market's maze of aisles and vendors, you'll find everything from fresh produce to trendy clothing.

Customer Reviews

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We took this tour on our first day in Amsterdam - it was the right choice and our guide, Daphne, was
fantastic.

Dan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very informative tour. Hits all the high points and gets you oriented to the city in 4 hours. Lots of walking so be prepared. This does get you close to the residents as opposed to taking a bus tour. Ed did a fine job of walking at our pace and making sure we were enjoying ourselves.

Paerangi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Cool

Keith C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Harry was FANTASTIC.
It was wonderful to walk the city streets and backstreets to get a feel for the lifestyle of Amsterdam.
Harry answered all our questions and had many himself about our life style in Australia.
We really appreciated his knowledge and the humour he added along the way.
I would highly recommend a personal tour - worth every cent and more!

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Maria, our tour guide, was terrific. She met us at our hotel and we embarked on a four hour walking tour of Amsterdam. We got to see so much and Maria provided us with so much information, not only about the sights we were seeing but also some insight into what life is like in Amsterdam. She also provided us with a great deal of history. What a great experience!

Luciano C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Would recommend this to all. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Great city

GARY M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent trip :-

Dan United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was great, with good knowledge and was able to make adjustments as we requested.

Beverly C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Simon L'Ami was fabulous. We had a walking tour in the pouring rain, got soaking wet and Simon carried on as if the sun was shining brightly. Simon taught us how to figure out the city and showed us the main sites.
It was a great tour just wish we didn't have to do it in a rain storm.

Janice-grabow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour by our private tour guide Massimo Saracino, highly recommend him!

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