5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:  4 or 8 hours
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. Choose a half-day or full-day tour, depending on your preferred pace.

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. Choose the half-day tour or enjoy a slower pace on the full-day tour, which includes two extra snacks and a beer or soft drink. 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This walking tour was a great way to start our visit in Amsterdam. We saw a lot of the city. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and accommodating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

william was a winderful guide. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the country and city. He spent an extra hour with us. i would reccommend him highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were picked up by our tour guide, Massimo from our hotel as promised. it was 4 hours of nice pace walking along the township of Amsterdam. Massimo enquired to see what we had done already to ensure no overlapping, which was very thoughtful. He took us along the canal areas of Jordan, explaining the key sites and always took any questions we had, walked to the museum area, saws he flower markets. The tour A took us through Chinatown, the red and blue light district. The tour also included an Amsterdam snack and tram ride. Whilst we chose not to use the tram ride, Massimo still gave us the ticket which we conveniently used at another time. If you are looking for a snap shot of Amsterdam, this is the tour to do, we were blessed with the great weather and a very good your guide, highly recommended !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was very good. A private tour is the only way to go. The personal attention makes a big difference.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very informative tour. Linda V. was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

GUIDE WAS OUTSTANDING, VIATOR THE COMPANY DID NOTHING TO HELP

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent. Our guide tailored the tour to our interests. We feel we have a pretty good understanding of the Amsterdam architecture, history, and life style.

David W
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were picked up at our hotel and walked through the all the well known parts of Amsterdam by our guide who was informative, gracious and patient with all our questions
Undoubtedly the best features of the tour were those off the beaten track of the normal tourist and focussing on what the locals saw, did, ate and drank.
We would recommend this approach over the traditional group approach

David G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed a really interesting walk, and Linda, our g.uide could not have been any more interesting or helpful. Another great day out with Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

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