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Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

1. Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

Visit famous sites of Amsterdam downtown and get an overview of the city on this walking tour dedicated to culture and history. Profit from tips every adventurous traveler needs to know and make the best of your trip. Find out which food you should taste and which districts can be discovered independently by bike. Listen to your guide telling you which architectural designs were popular in the past and get an idea of the people of Amsterdam. Hear stories about how merchants, salesmen, and the poor used to live in the Middle Ages, why the world of art blossomed in the Golden Era, how World War II has changed the people of the city and what it feels like to live in the tolerant, multicultural city today. Start your tour in the heart of the city at Dam Square, where Amsterdam was founded. The tour leads you past the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the New Church Nieuwe Kerk, and past the former main post office, to Torensluis Bridge. See one of the tiniest houses of the city and learn more about the colonial times at the statue of Multatuli on Torensluis Bridge.  Stroll past romantic canal-side houses and cross Spui Square to get to the pearl of Amsterdam – Begijnhof. With its entrance hidden in a narrow side street, this very special hofje is waiting for you to be discovered. On the way back to Dam Square you will see the river that the city owes its name to: the Amstel. The city tour ends at the national monument that was originally built to remember the victims of World War II but is now a memorial to all victims who lost their lives in any war worldwide.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Your guide will then take you to the cruise boat to continue the tour of the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways, and on this cruise you will see the most principal canals as well as the Amstel River and the famous seven bridges.

Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

3. Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Amsterdam: Murder Mystery Game on WhatsApp With Remote Guide

4. Amsterdam: Murder Mystery Game on WhatsApp With Remote Guide

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Amsterdam. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Winter Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam Winter Walking Tour

Discover the magic of Amsterdam in the winter on a 2-hour winter wonders walking tour, and see the city highlights, popping from warm place to warmer places, all the while listening to the city's inner secrets as told by a local guide in your chosen language. Start your tour at magnificent Dam Square, and hear how Amsterdam was founded in the 13th century. Pass by Amsterdam's most romantic bridges and centuries-old churches. Pass the dignified tower of Munttoren, go to the hidden inner court complex of the Begijnhof, and savor the fragrance of fresh flowers in the Flower Market. End your tour opposite to the Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

6. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Amsterdam with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Amsterdam like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Amsterdam to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour private or public walking tour of Amsterdam with a small (private) group of maximum four travelers and a guide. The small group size makes it easy to explore this gorgeous but busy city and enhances the feeling of escaping mass tourism. Learn about the city's interesting history and cultural life. You will certainly be impressed by the city's architectural beauty with static and imposing canal houses, its people and its relaxed, open-minded atmosphere. The easiest way and place to meet your guide is at the National Monument on Dam (Dam Square) since you truly cannot overlook the giant white pillar. Dam is the heart of the city and the place where the Amsterdammers built a dam over the river. Because this is where the city originated one could say that this is where all the magic happened. Nowadays the beautiful square is a symbolic location because it houses important national symbols such as the National Monument, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the Royal Palace. Follow your guide who leads the way through quaint alleyways with cobble-stoned streets where no other tourists are to be found. In the Dutch 17th century Holland was incredibly wealthy and powerful. The architectural heritage from those colonial dark days is seen all over this compact city, just like its classical character with gorgeous canal houses and historical houseboats. Admire the Waag, a medieval, fairytale-like building that once served as the gate to Amsterdam and other important sights such as Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk (Wester Church). Make sure to have enough space on your phone to take hundreds of photos because no matter where you look there will be something picturesque to see. Wander a bit off to take that perfect shot, because with the headsets that are used during the tour you can hear your guide even from a distance. Be surprised about Dutch culture and enjoy the entertaining stories your spontaneous and enthusiastic guide shares with you and learn about the city’s vibrant history and the dynamic between history, tolerance, religion, and pragmatism. Curious? Book below and be sure to enjoy a high-quality, off-the-beaten-path walking tour full countless of marvelous views.

Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Historic Private Walking Tour

8. Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Historic Private Walking Tour

Start your tour at the Victoria Hotel opposite Central station. Follow your guide to many noteworthy historical buildings on the eastern side of the city, including a large collection of so-called gable stones, the House of Riga and the former Hidden Church. Pass by some very narrow streets in the Red Light District, see Nieuwmarktsquare with its former gateway to the city dating back to the late 1400's, and pass by the Rembrandtsquare on the way to the Amstel river and the Seven Bridges. Walk to the Spui, passing by mansions with large late century ornaments, in order to see Begijnhof courtyard and nearby Civic Guards Gallery. During your tour, have a break at either Rembrandtsquare or Amstelveld.

Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

9. Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Amsterdam at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Royal Palace, Rembrandtplein, and Flower Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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What people are saying about Begijnhof

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,696 reviews

Great tour! We took the tour with our two kids (9 & 12). We had Laura as our tour guide and she did a wonderful job guiding us around the city and giving us very interesting stories and info along the way. Learned a lot. Ended at the Dutch Pancake Masters and the food was delicious!

Our guide Jonny was excellent, great fun to walk around with, he made the tour so interesting. Lunch was incredible. Really good value for money, I would highly recommend, a great way to start your trip to Amsterdam, it gives you an idea of what there is to see and do .

I had a great time on this tour. Our guide was very informative and knew all about the history of Amsterdam. We were able to see many sights in just a few hours and I enjoyed a delicious pancake lunch afterwards!

The walking guide was so interesting and knowledgable. We learned so much about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. This was followed by a superb pancake meal. Well worth the money paid.

The walking tour was great Xavier was a fantastic guide and kept us entertained and informed over a period of three hours I recommend this trip to all visiting Amsterdam