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The Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a wide-ranging introduction to Amsterdam’s highlights and history on this small-group walking tour. Pick between morning and afternoon start times, meet your guide right in the heart of the city, and set off on foot. You’ll see highlights like the Royal Palace and the Red Light District, will learn about the city’s origins and key moments in its history, will admire its UNESCO-listed center, and more.
  • Discover many of Amsterdam’s key sights, all in one tour
  • Exploring on foot makes it easy to soak up the city’s ambiance
  • Get up close and personal with the city’s UNESCO-listed center
  • This budget-friendly option lets you tip as much as you’d like

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Our guides support their tours with pictures, paintings and maps that help bring history back to life!
  • Super Local Guides who are are also happy to share share their (restaurant) recommendations with you
  • A unique souvenir

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Beursplein 5
      Beursplein 5, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

      We meet on the 'Stock Exchange Square' (Beurplein 5), which is located on the wide road between Central Station and Dam square called Damrak. Your guide will be at the meeting point 15 minuted before the start of the tour holding a big yellow umbrella.

    End point

    • Dam Square
      Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

      The Tour ends in front of the Royal Palace on Dam Square

    What To Expect

    Beurs van Berlage

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    In de Waag

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Oostindisch Huis

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Waterlooplein Market

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    The Amstel

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Royal Palace Amsterdam

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    1,277 reviews
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    Good but lacked in depth facts
    aLLISON_B, May 2023
    I was disappointed by the historical content. It did not go into great depths about East India company and its impact, didn’t point out jewish monument although we stood one bridge away or incorporate Anne Frank in any way. We went on a cruise tour before this walking tour and a few facts were different ( don’t know which were accurate lol) I would, however, recommend this tour to others
    Engaging and interesting!
    samanthajuman, May 2023
    Our tour guide was very insightful, passionate, and kept us all engaged. She told history like a story and I appreciated her energy. Highly recommend!
    Jaap did a great job.
    JE_G, May 2023
    Jaap was full of information, using anecdotes and humour to bring the monuments and venues to life. Highly recommended.
    Very good tour!
    Sarah_W, May 2023
    We had guide Japp, who was very knowledgeable about Amsterdam, he was providing a very good overview of the city, the origins and what it is like today. Answered any questions we had which was great, as well as recommendations of things to do, where to eat and what things were tourist traps. Easy walkable distance for the tour
    Jaap was knowledgeable &...
    Gail_R, May 2023
    Jaap was knowledgeable & had a great personality!! Very informative & pleasant experience!! Don’t know what else to say
    Walking the history of Amsterdam.
    Janet_B, May 2023
    Danni our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He explained the history of the Netherlands quite well. Enjoyed the banter between us. Enjoyed the entire walk.
    Excellent tour
    Donna_L, May 2023
    Jap was knowledgeable, gave great relevant history with a flair. Interesting and made us laugh. 2.5 hour tour and we’ll worth it. Also gave good recommendations.
    April 22, 2023 Walking Tour of Amsterdam
    Bernard_D, May 2023
    Our guide, Sergio, took the tour group of 20 people to parts of Old Amsterdam and told us about the history and interesting facts of each area. He was a most enjoyable tour guide and I would highly recommend him to other people wanting to do a walking tour in Amsterdam.
    Well done!
    Philip_C, May 2023
    We had a lovely time with great tour guide. He was very informative and had great wit. Very friendly with brilliant knowledge of Amsterdam.
    Jennifer_C, May 2023
    Interesting perspective about the real Amsterdam vs. tourist’s Amsterdam. The good, the bad and the raw details about what makes Amsterdam so fascinating from Karl, a passionate Amsterdammer. Learned alot!
    A walking tour well worth doing😊
    Rhondahill1, May 2023
    Really good, relevant information, intelligently well delivered , gave us a good understanding & insight of Amsterdam it’s history !
    Walking tour Amsterdam
    neal_b, May 2023
    Johnny was very informative as walking tour guide. Tour was at a good pace. He was friendly and open. Even feed us a stroop biscuit.
    Great overview of...
    blzarthan, May 2023
    Great overview of Amsterdam. Our guide, Johnny was entertaining and informative and made the walk fun. Good intro to the city.
    Fun and Informative
    William_H, May 2023
    The guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and had a sense of humor. His knowledge of history and culture made this outstanding.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Really the best walking tour!
    Maria_M, May 2023
    I can see why it’s the best rated tour! Accurate directions & easy to find the meeting place. The guide was punctual & we started the tour on time. Johnny was an awesome tour guide! Very knowledgeable & Goff sense of humor. My husband & I really enjoyed this tour.
    Great tour
    James_B, May 2023
    Johnny was knowledgeable and fun. He was able to answer our questions about history and culture. We were also able to get great recommendations for places to see and experience while in the city.
    Great walking tour of Amsterdam
    Wendy_W, May 2023
    Dani was our guide and he was fantastic! So knowledgeable and entertaining, it really was a fun and informative tour. I would highly recommend this walking tour, you get an idea of where the different areas are, you also learn some of the history and the way of life in Amsterdam.
    Great Walk
    Ron_H, May 2023
    Great walking tour with a good pace. Informative. Wally is a very good guide with the personality to hold your attention.
    Walk with The Best!
    Penni_M, May 2023
    Loved Johnny and the entire tour…. A beautiful day with beautiful, well behaved people who were truly interested in Amsterdam. Learning so much about the history and current culture of the old town area. Just long enough and we even got cookies.. Definitely recommend you take the walk
    Truly the best!
    This is the best city tour I have ever taken. Our guide, Walid, was very good at his job. He engaged with every person in our group. I learned more about Amsterdam in 2 1/2 hours than in my three previous visits. Skip the other tours and take this one for sure!
    A great start to Amsterdam
    Erica_L, May 2023
    We always take a walking tour when we visit a new city/country as a way to orientate ourselves. Dany was a great guide explaining many historical and cultural aspects of Amsterdam and Dutch people. Very knowledgeable, pleasant & professional.
    An excellent and fun tour
    Stanislaus_G, May 2023
    Johnie was great. Very welcoming and knowledgeable. The tour included many interesting people from all over the world. We all learned a lot about Amsterdam. I hightly recommend it.
    Great experience!
    Gale_H, May 2023
    Great tour! Gianni was an endless source of local history and traditions. We learned much about the city and its culture. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Amsterdam.
    Do this!
    maureen_b, Apr 2023
    We learned so much from this wonderful tour! We walked a bunch, and had some very thoughtful stops. The rest of our stay we were telling others about architecture, the XXX and so much more! We also got some great restaurant info ❤️ we tipped $50E for 2 people, and that was a bargain!
    Excellent, charming guide to an amazing city with rich history
    Abby_S, Apr 2023
    Jaap is a most charming and knowledgable guide. He brought the history of Amsterdam to life so that we could appreciate the Amsterdam of today. He made it fun and lively.
    Great tour and history of Amsterdam.
    Carol_K, Apr 2023
    Good information and great coverage of the city. Guide spoke a bit too fast so not all of his messages were understood. His stories were great.
    Great tour
    Lisa_R, Apr 2023
    Really a good tour! Our tour guide, Jaap, was fantastic, funny and informative. Definitely recommend.
    Perfect walking your!
    Sean_V, Apr 2023
    This is a fantastic walking tour. Walid our guide was fun, energetic and extremely knowledgeable about Amsterdam. This tour didn’t feel like it was 2 hours as Walid kept the group moving while he shared his stories.
    Great overview of Amsterdam
    Trudy_S, Apr 2023
    Enjoyed hearing about the history of Amsterdam from our guide, Sergio. Lots of information about the VOC and the merchant society that is Amsterdam during the Golden Age.
    Fantastic tour! Very knowledgeable guide who had depth of knowledge but kept the tone just right
    Gitte_W, Apr 2023
    Our guide was simply fantastic!! We spent about 2 hrs walking around Amsterdam in the rain getting a vast amount of information about the city, its history and current day subjects. There was not a question our guide could not answer and his delivery of the general knowledge was superb. The best guided tour I have ever had in a city! By the end we had forgotten all about the rain and just focused on enjoying our new knowledge of a great city and the great experience of the tour. I would highly recommend these tours.


    Product code: 152260P2

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