Dam Square Tours

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Dam Square is the main city square in Amsterdam and is one of the most well-known locations in all of the Netherlands. Located in the historical center of the city and just 750 meters south of Amsterdam Centraal Station, Dam Square is home to an array of notable buildings and frequently hosts events of national importance.

The square sits over the original location of the dam in the Amstel River and has been surrounded by land on all sides since the mouth of the river was filled in the 19th century. On the west end of the square you will see the Royal Palace, which was the city hall from 1655 until its conversion to a royal residence in 1808. Next to the palace are the Gothic Nieuwe Kirk (New Church) and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. On the east end of the square is the National Monument, a stone pillar erected in 1956 to memorialize the Dutch victims of World War II. 

Dam Square is also home to the Amsterdam Diamond center, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and thupscale department store De Bijenkorf, which has stood on the square since 1914. Behind the De Bijenkorf building is the Beurs van Berlage, the old Stock Exchange building that is now used as a concert hall and exhibition space.

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Dam Square is just a five minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station along the Damrak, Amsterdam’s main drag. You can also get there by taking trams 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25 and exiting at the stop across from the Bijenkorf warehouse.  
 
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Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Discover the buzzing nightlife, legendary coffee shops and racy reputation of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District on this 1.5-hour night walking tour. Wind your way through the streets of Amsterdam’s most iconic neighbourhood and embrace the weird, wonderful and wacky! Along the way, see oddities like the world’s first condom shop and the Museum of Prostitution; weave through colorful Chinatown; and snap photos of Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private 90-Minute Amsterdam Kickstart Tour

Kickstart your visit to Amsterdam with this private, 1.5-hour tour of the city’s hotspots, culture and can’t-miss attractions. Stroll through some of the most interesting areas, like Dam Square and the Red Light District, while a friendly guide shares insight and tips on the best places to shop, dine and explore like a local.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local

See Amsterdam in a unique light on this private, 3-hour tour of the port city’s most notable landmarks, plus tucked-away treasures that most visitors miss. Join up with a local guide to learn the fascinating history behind highlights like the Flower Market, Red Light District and Rembrandt’s house, and discover hidden gems that lie off the beaten tourist track for an eye-opening exploration.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Semi-Private Guided Walking Tour: Amsterdam City Center

Immerse yourself in the history of Amsterdam during this walking tour of the city center. Spend 2.5 hours in the company of an engaging guide and small group of just 10 people or fewer.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: 8h Amsterdam and Holland Countryside Tour

Experience highlights of Dutch history and culture on a private, full-day tour of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside. Begin with a walking tour of Amsterdam’s most important landmarks and charming neighborhoods, and then step back into the 17th century with a lunch stop in quaint De Rijp village. Admire a land of green pastures, wooden houses, and windmills in the UNESCO-listed Beemster Polder, and see how Gouda cheese is produced at a local dairy farm. Throughout the day, enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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1-Hour Amsterdam Guided Bike Tour

Check more Amsterdam attractions off your list in less time during this 1-hour bike tour of the Netherlands’ capital city. Cycling at a relaxed pace, you’ll see highlights such as Dam Square, the Bloemenmarkt flower market, and Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about history, local traditions, and architecture, and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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1.5-hour Amsterdam Bubbly Bike tour

Inject some fun into your sightseeing tour of Amsterdam on this 1.5-hour bubbly bike tour. Hop aboard the multi-passenger bike and pedal your way around the city, sipping beer and sparkling wine as you pass Amsterdam landmarks such as Kings Palace, Dam Square, and the Anne Frank House.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Dutch Culture Education Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Get acquainted with Dutch culture on a private 2-hour walking tour of Amsterdam. While listening to informative commentary from your guide, you’ll visit iconic locations like Dam Square and the Red Light District. Relish the freedom to customize the itinerary of your tour according to your interests; choose to visit places connected to Rembrandt, the city’s oldest buildings or Amsterdam’s renowned ‘coffee shops’ to gain an alternative perspective of the Dutch capital. This private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide while discovering the best of Amsterdam.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels

Witness the winding waterways and beautiful architecture of Holland’s picturesque capital on a full-day trip to Amsterdam from Brussels. Cross the Dutch border after a short and scenic journey in a comfortable coach and immerse yourself in the quaint canals, cobbled streets and ambient squares of Amsterdam; customize your itinerary according to your interests and enjoy leisurely independent exploration of the city on arrival. Experience a canal ride in order to see the city from an alternative perspective and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Brussels hotel.
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Walking Tour

This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, the Rembrandt House Museum and the infamous Red Light District. During this 3-hour morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Amsterdam Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transfer

Stave off boredom on your Amsterdam layover with this private, 3- or 5-hour city tour, which includes round-trip transfers from Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport. When your plane lands, meet your driver-guide and set off to explore the city in a private vehicle. See the city’s iconic canal networks, visit a museum, try Dutch snacks or check off Amsterdam’s most famous landmarks before returning to the airport in time for your flight. The itinerary for this tour is entirely customizable and can be tailored to suit your interests.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

Discover the truth behind the famous Amsterdam Red Light District on a private 2-hour tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the Netherlands’ capital. As you stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, you’ll pass Oude Kerk (Old Church) and explore Chinatown. Plus, stop to sample three Dutch specialities, including cheese, kroket (croquette), and stroopwafel (thin waffles).
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting 3-hour bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourists trail. Glide past the ambient Dam Square; see the historical landmarks and illuminated doorways of the infamous Red Light District; and delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private 4-hour walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a knowledgeable private guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and delve into the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

Relish the rich artistic heritage of Amsterdam on a private walking tour of sites associated with painting pioneer, Rembrandt van Rijn. With an expert guide, delve into the life and works of the influential artist while sites integral to the painter's life and work. Discover the exhibits within the Rembrandt House Museum, the former residence in which many of his masterpieces were painted, and then tour the iconic Rijksmuseum to see some of Rembrandt’s most celebrated paintings. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour, the itinerary of which can be adapted to suit your interests.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise or Rijksmuseum

Perfect for first-time visitors, this Amsterdam sightseeing tour takes you past major city landmarks. From your comfortable coach, view sights such as the Royal Palace, National Monument and Albert Cuyp Market, with onboard commentary from your professional guide. If desired, select the option to add on a visit to the Rijksmuseum or an 1-hour cruise exploring the majestic canals of romantic Amsterdam.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour

Delve into the rich historical heritage of Amsterdam on a private 2-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. As you stroll the tree-harbored canals and serpentine streets of the city, listen to enriching anecdotes about the captivating Dutch capital. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of social centers, Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt; marvel at the Gothic grandeur of Oude Kerk (Old Church); and delight in the infamous ambience of the racy Red Light District. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Amsterdam Small-Group City Segway Tour

Experience the best of Amsterdam in two hours on a fun Segway city tour. Hop aboard your electric self-balancing transportation device, and cruise effortlessly around the key sights. Glide across the famous Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, wheel around the charming canal quarter, and coast to top Amsterdam attractions such as Dam Square, the Botanical Gardens and more. Make regular stops for photos and hear fun facts about the sights from an informative guide. Numbers are limited to nine on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Walking Tour Including Dutch Snacks

Trace more than eight centuries of Dutch history and cultural traditions on a walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an informative local guide. Stroll past top attractions such as the Royal Palace, Rembrandt House Museum and thought-provoking Anne Frank House, and visit hot spots including Dam Square and the Red Light District. You’ll stop en route to sample typical snacks and a shot of local gin. Upgrade to add on a 1-hour canal cruise through the World Heritage–listed waterways.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-Day Super Saver: Guided Amsterdam City Tour, Delft, The Hague & Madurodam Miniature Park

Enjoy two top-selling Holland tours in one memorable day. See Amsterdam on a city tour combined with an afternoon trip to Delft and The Hague with this Amsterdam Super Saver. Listen to guided commentary as your coach passes by popular attractions including the Royal Palace, the Skinny Bridge and the Red Light District. Later, witness how Delft pottery is produced at De  Delftse Pauw, view the Binnenhof and the Peace Palace, and admire Dutch landmarks in miniature at Madurodam. You'll save money with the discounted price!
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Private Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Take a bite out of Amsterdam’s delectable culinary culture on a private walking food tour that takes you to authentic eateries and street markets, with a serving of history along the way. See landmarks including Dam Square, the Waag, and Chinatown with a foodie guide, stopping to sample local specialties like Dutch pancakes and croquets, gouda cheese, and sweet stroopwafels. It's a fun and personalized wait to satisfy your curiosity — and your stomach.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Half-Day Tour of Red Light District and Jordaan District with Private Guide in Amsterdam

Get the inside scoop on some of the Dutch capital's most fascinating neighborhoods with a private, 5-hour walking tour of the Red Light District, Jordaan area, and other sights. Learn the background behind the city’s famously liberal attitudes towards prostitution and drug use, and let a local show you other urban highlights like the Anne Frank House, Rembrandtplein, the Begijnhof, and the lively Albert-Cuyp Market.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Amsterdam Walking Tour Including Refreshments

Discover history, canals and landmark architecture in vibrant Amsterdam on this private 3-hour city walking tour. Accompanied by your own informative guide, stroll around the heart of the charming Dutch capital and see highlights such as Dam Square and the De Wallen red light district. Learn about Amsterdam’s World War II history, stop to see the Anne Frank House, and amble through the delightful 17th-century canal district. As you explore, gain insight into the city’s culture and history from your guide, and break for a refreshing drink along the way.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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