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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.

Highlights

  • 2-hour private walking tour around Amsterdam
  • Stroll around the historical center and the infamous Red Light District
  • Admire landmarks such as Oude Kerk and the Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis) on Dam Square
  • Explore Amsterdam's notorious Red Light District
  • Hear fascinating facts and engaging anecdotes about the city’s history
  • Enjoy undivided attention from a private guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam old town on a private walking tour

Greet your guide in central Amsterdam at a time that suits your schedule, and then embark on an explorative walking tour of the eclectic and exuberant city. Relish the flexibility of this private tour by adapting the itinerary according to your interests. 
Enrich your knowledge of Amsterdam’s incredibly liberal and open society; hear of how prostitution and marijuana are legal before listening to anecdotes surrounding historical monuments like Oude Kerk, a 14th-century Gothic masterpiece, and the majestic Royal Palace on Dam Square. 
Stroll past De Waag, an ancient structure that used to serve as the city gates, and arrive at Our Lord in the Attic, a 17th-century canal house that harbors a secret Catholic church. Absorb the grandeur of the former Town Hall; learn of the city’s rich pawn broking history; and head inside a condom shop to see vast collections of latex sheathes. 
Next, amble towards the Red Light District to discover the controversial area in which prostitutes openly advertise their services beneath the red hue of illuminated doorways. Hear of the area’s history before visiting Zeedijk Street, an area full of chic diners and bars, and then bid your guide farewell at the tour’s original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A must do tour while in Amsterdam. Daphne was amazing. A lovely knowledgeable lady who showed us what we were interested in which wasn and #39;t all about the workers in the red light district. We looked at architecture and got a real feel for how life used to be. Thank you we loved it.

jenka3780

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was great!

Ed K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour, guide was excellent.

susan w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had trouble at first finding where we were to meet the guide. Once we were on the tour it was great and the guide was very informative! More signs are needed to let people know where the aviator Guides are.

Frank I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Guide and tour were outstanding . She had the challenge of taking us around town on Gay Pride day, which, brought some 300,000 partiers to the city. High light of our Baltic cruise.

M R H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great. Very relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the fact that the tour took in parts of Old Amsterdam as well was fantastic

Glenda P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Dinner was great and the tour was even better.

Georgina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We found this tour very interesting, the guide was great and really knew the area and the history of the place, he explained fully how it all worked, it felt like an intimate glance into a completely different world. The Museum of Prostitution was also very enlightening it certainly put a different perspective on the girls who work in this area, not an easy job by any means. If you do this tour you will come away well informed about a twilight world that most of us will not often come into contact with.

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was amazing!

Judy H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a private tour for 8. Our guide was great. She was humorous and informative. Afterwards, we were treated to an unexpected beverage at a local pub. You don't get the feel for this type of lifestyle if you just walk around in the daytime. The night tour really lets you sense the culture. As we were very late arriving, due to the hotel giving us wrong directions, we were pleasantly surprised that our guide waited for us for almost a half hour. At no time did we feel rushed to complete the tour.

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