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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Best Small-Group Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting, Wine and Optional Canal Cruise

Get to know Amsterdam’s Golden Age history on a 3-hour tour of the canals and medieval center, finishing inside a traditional cheese shop! The small-group walking tour focuses on the city’s 17th-century history, while taking in sights like Amsterdam’s Gothic-style Old Church (Oude Kerk). Head inside an artisan cheese shop to sample cheese with wine and learn about cheese production in the city. If you want to see the sights of Amsterdam from the water as well, then upgrade to include a canal sightseeing cruise ticket. The cruise can be enjoyed on any day, not just on the same day as your tour.

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see top Amsterdam attractions with personalized attention from a guide.


  • 3-hour Amsterdam walking tour including a cheese tasting with wine
  • Learn about Amsterdam’s prosperity and affluence during the Golden Age
  • Stroll around the city’s medieval center, admiring the canals and attractions like the Old Church (Oude Kerk)
  • Visit a cheese shop to learn about Dutch cheese production and then sample a selection with wine
  • Upgrade to include an Amsterdam canal cruise with your tour
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Best Small-Group Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting, Wine and Optional Canal Cruise

Learn about this charismatic city on your Amsterdam Shore Excursion!

Meet your guide near Dam – Amsterdam’s central square – and then set off on your walking tour of Amsterdam’s medieval center. While strolling around the pretty cobblestone streets at a gentle pace, your guide will entertain you with fun facts about the charismatic city and its Golden Age heyday.

The city’s period of prosperity covered the 17th century, when Dutch ships controlled most of the sea trade around Europe – almost monopolizing the fishing industry in the North Sea. At one point the country had more merchant ships than other European countries combined, and Amsterdam became a key trade city for transporting goods via its network of canals.

Stroll around the canal belt, seeing places of interest relating to the Golden Age, as well as Amsterdam attractions like the Old Church (Oude Kerk) and Amsterdam Museum – housed in a beautiful civic building.

After exploring, head inside a traditional cheese shop to learn about cheese production in the city, and, of course, to sample the wares! Enjoy a selection of artisan cheeses along with a glass of wine to complement the flavors. Your tour finishes here, but you can stay longer if you wish to shop for cheese and explore the shop.

Tour and Cruise:
Upgrade to include a canal cruise ticket with your tour, and see Amsterdam’s countless sights from the water. Your canal ticket will be given to you after your walking tour finishes, and it can be enjoyed on any date (not necessarily on the day of your tour). Cruise through the city on a tour lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes, seeing top Amsterdam attractions such as Holland Casino, Anne Frank House, Central Station, Rembrandt House and Vondel Park.

Customer Reviews

Carolyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

It was fabulous. We loved it.


4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

A really worthwhile tour with Fatima, a very helpful guide who gave an unhurried and informative tour of the city. Set us up beautifully for our stay and I thoroughly recommend it.

Valorie V

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

I thought our guide was great with us. He walked at our speed and knew the area. I left feeling like I saw Amsterdam which is what we were looking for. The only down side is when it came to the cheese tasting is was very disorganized as the shop was not expecting us and actually stated that they were not doing this any more. They made an effort but we felt like we were putting them out so we left. We did find the shop later in our trip and I will have to say it's not a friendly shop. So I would recommend finding a different location if you are going to continue with this portion of the tour. We would have liked it but it didn't distract from our overall experience with our guide and the tour of Amsterdam. I would go again.

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