Historic tour Amsterdam
Experience Amsterdam as an open air museum
With our 4-hour walking tour through the historic city center of Amsterdam, we will explore places unseen by most tourists. We’ll stroll through China Town, Nieuw Markt, the historic Jewish neighborhood old shipyards , canal houses and wooden Amsterdam bridges. You’ll learn about the Medieval defense walls ,city gates and towers.
We’ll visit secret inner gardens called hofjes in Dutch. We’ll stop by markets, such as Waterlooplein market, and discover beautiful little parks where you can sit and enjoy. Visit neighborhoods where Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt van Rijn and Anne Frank once lived. Explore the cobblestone streets where only bikes and walking people are allowed.
Did you know that Amsterdam has more than 8000 buildings that were built in the 16th, 17th and the 18th centuries? There are 165 canals, 75 museums and 32 day markets throughout the city. You’ll enjoy a stroll through our world famous flower market.
During this walking tour you will discover that Amsterdam is one big open-air museum!
Dates and times
This is a daily walking tour.
- The first tour begins at 8:00 a.m. (08.00 hour)
- The second tour starts at 1:00 p.m. (13.00 hour)
- Medieval Defense wall, Towers and City gates
- Schreierstoren part of the medieval defense towers 1480
- The Waag -1488
- Montelbaans Toren -1516
- Munt Toren
- The Nieuwmarkt – You’ll see buildings dating back to 1488
- The Golden Bent with 21 monuments
- The Jordaan
- Red Light District
- China Town
- The Jewish neighborhood
- In the steps of Rembrandt
- Rembrandt House
- Waterlooplein Market
- Hortus and Plantage Neighborhood
- Entrepot Dock
- Maritiem Museum
- The Windmill
- Tropen Museum
- The Old Amstel bridge and Locks
- Albert Cuyp Market
- Museum Plein – I amsterdam
- Van Gogh Museum
- Rijks museum
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Tours starts in front of the Monument on Dam Square
- Dress lightly, but bring a jacket.
- Wear sensible shoes.
- Try to be there 15 minutes early.