Dam Square, Amsterdam, 1012 JS
Westermarkt 20, Amsterdam, 1016 DK
On this walking tour through Amsterdam by a private guide, you will learn everything you need to know about this great city in 2 hours. Your tour will start at the front of Amsterdam Central Station and will then pass by different sights such as the city's Red Light District, Anne Frank House, Rembrandt House and many other places you should see when visiting Amsterdam. Your local guide will tell you everything you need to know about Dutch culture, important events and the sights you pass by on this tour. After an hour and a half of your 2-hour walking tour, the group will stop for a short break at a central Amsterdam location. Here, you will have the opportunity to relax for about 15 minutes while enjoying some refreshing drinks in the relaxed atmosphere of Amsterdam. Enjoy the rest of your walking tour after a strengthening break and end your journey in central Amsterdam. Don't be shy to ask your private guide as many questions about this unique city -- your private guide will be happy to answers every Amsterdam question you have.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St. Nicholas Basilica, Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam The NetherlandsStarting at our designated meeting point of St Nicholas’ Basilica, we will firstly discuss the history of the city’s primary Roman Catholic Church. Built at the end of the 19th century at a time when Roman Catholics could once again profess their faith in public after three centuries of prohibition, the building is a blend of different architectural styles and artistic movements. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Weeping Tower, Prins Hendrikkade 94/5, 1012 AE Amsterdam The NetherlandsWe will then make our way towards the Schreierstoren, often known as the Tower of Tears or Weeper’s Tower. Originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam, this tower is mainly known for the belief that women wept there for their husbands who would leave from the port to go to war or to fish. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Zeedijk, Oudezijds Kolk to Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam The NetherlandsWe will then walk through an area known to be the Chinatown of Amsterdam. Zeedijk is a street in the old centre of Amsterdam and consists of a number of Asian markets, restaurants and shops, as well as the Zeedijk Buddhist temple, known to be the largest Chinese style Buddhist temple in Europe. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam The NetherlandsWe will briefly walk by and discuss the Museum Our Lord in the Attic, one of the most cherished museums in Amsterdam. The attic of this bourgeois’ house conceals a secret Catholic Church originally built in 1663, when Catholics lost their right to workship in their own way. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam The NetherlandsNext we will see the monumental church De Oude Kerk (the Old Church) which dominates over the Red Light District. The Oude Kerk is the oldest and for centuries was the most important church in Amsterdam. Although it lost this title to what is known as The New Church, it remains one of the grand sights to visit. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam The NetherlandsFrom here, we will make our way to the lively nightspot and market square, Nieuwmarkt which is found in the old city centre. This spot has been a centre for commerce and socialising in Amsterdam since the 17th century as the square’s location just inside the old city gate made it a convenient spot for traders and shoppers looking for fresh produce.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: In de Waag, 4 Nieuwmarkt, 1012 CR Amsterdam The NetherlandsDuring our time at Nieuwmarkt, we will also see what is known as “De Waag”, a 15th century building that is one of Amsterdam’s oldest remaining non-religious buildings. Originally a city gate and part of the walls of Amsterdam, the building has also served as a guildhall, museum and firestation, among other things. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam The NetherlandsMoving on, we will see both the Trippenhuis & Klein Trippenhuis. While the Trippenhuis is Amsterdam’s widest home, spanning an enormous 22m, the Klein Trippenhuis is one of Amsterdam’s narrowest houses located right across from the Trippenhuis.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Jodenbuurt, Amsterdam, NetherlandsWe will then walk towards the Former Jewish Neighborhood, or Jodenbuurt, an area which contains many historically important buildings that are currently preserved and managed by the Jewish Cultural Quarter.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam The NetherlandsNext we will pass by Rembrandt’s house, a historical building and art museum in which the Painter Rembrandt lived and worked between 1639 and 1656. The collection of the museum contains Rembrandt’s etchings and paintings of his contemporaries. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, NetherlandsFollowing, we will go to what is known as the Stopera, a building complex housing both the city hall and the Dutch National Opera and Ballet. The construction of this building was at least 60 years in the making. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: South Church (Zuiderkerk), Zuiderkerkhof 72, 1011 WB Amsterdam The NetherlandsYou will then be taken to see the Zuiderkerk, or what is known as the Southern Church. This church is a protestant church located in the Nieuwmarkt region and was not only a major part of Rembrandt’s life, but also features in a Claude Monet painting. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: The Amstel, Amsterdam The NetherlandsNext we will walk along the Amstel River, which has been a vital part of the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. Its currents have been supplying Amsterdam with water and transportation for over 800 years. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Magere Brug, Kerkstraat Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam The NetherlandsAt the river we will see two bridges, known as the Skinny Bridge and the Blue Bridge. While the Skinny Bridge is probably Amsterdam’s most famous bridge, spanning across the River Amstel from 1934, the Blue Bridge, which is not blue at all, is named after the wooden blue bridge that spun across the Amstel in the 17th century. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Blauwbrug, linking Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein, Amsterdam The NetherlandsAt the river we will see two bridges, known as the Skinny Bridge and the Blue Bridge. While the Skinny Bridge is probably Amsterdam’s most famous bridge, spanning across the River Amstel from 1934, the Blue Bridge, which is not blue at all, is named after the wooden blue bridge that spun across the Amstel in the 17th century. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Rembrandtplein, 1017 CT Amsterdam The NetherlandsFollowing, we will walk through one of the busiest squares in the city, Rembrandt Square. As you can tell by its name, Rembrandtplein is named after the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt. Here you will see a bronze-cast representation of his most famous painting, The Night Watch, which was displayed as part of the celebration of the artist’s 400th birthday in 2006. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Bloemenmarkt, Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam The NetherlandsAfter this, we will then walk through the flower market where you will see the Munttoren (“Mind Tower”). The tower was originally part of one of the main gates in Amsterdam’s medieval city wall. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Munt Tower (Munttoren), Muntplein, Amsterdam The NetherlandsAfter this, we will then walk through the flower market where you will see the Munttoren (“Mind Tower”). The tower was originally part of one of the main gates in Amsterdam’s medieval city wall. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Begijnhof, Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam The NetherlandsFollowing, we will see one of the oldest hofjes, or almshouses in Amsterdam, Begijnhof. It consists of a group of houses built around a secluded courtyard and garden, known to have provided homes for the Beguines – a group of unmarried women who lived together under vows of chastity. Today it is also the site of two churches. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Amsterdam Museum, Amstel 51, 1018 DR Amsterdam The NetherlandsNext we will pass by the Amsterdam Museum and the Walk of Art Gallery, which is free for everybody. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Prinsengracht, Amsterdam The NetherlandsDuring the tour you will also see the Prinsengracht, a canal that runs through the centre of Amsterdam. It is the third and outermost of the three main canals of Amsterdam, forming an expansion project that took 50 years to build. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam The NetherlandsYou will also wander past Westerkerk, a 17th century Dutch Protestant church. Located in the heart of Amsterdam it is the largest of its kind in the city. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The NetherlandsOne of the tour’s last stop includes the Dam Square. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known locations in the city, as it includes the Royal Place, New Church and National Monument. Duration: 10 minutes
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The NetherlandsMeet & Greet: Kickstart your tour in front of Café the Schreiertower where you’ll learn the meaning behind a spot called the “Tower of Screams”Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Red Light District (De Wallen), Red Light District (De Wallen), Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceChinatown Treasures: Wander through Chinatown together with your host and enter the He Hua Temple if possibleLively Nieuwmarkt: Check out what has been the center for commerce and socializing in Amsterdam since the 17th century and the story behind the name of “Blood Street”Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam The NetherlandsCanal Mansion: Take a look at Het Trippenhuis, a neoclassical gem where the Tripp brothers left signs of what type of business they used to run - let’s see if you can guess by the clues around the building!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The NetherlandsDam Square Gems: Explore Dam Square and learn about the architectural gems around this square, from the national monument, a palace, and a new churchDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Bloemenmarkt, Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam The NetherlandsFloating Flowers: Go to the Bloemenmarkt, the only floating flower market of the Netherlands where you can find the ultimate Dutch flower, tulips!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Rembrandtplein, 1017 CT Amsterdam The NetherlandsRembrandt Square: Discover some of the best nightlife spots in Amsterdam at the main square of the city and spot the statue of the famous Dutch master painter, RembrandtDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam The NetherlandsGoodbye & Recommendations: Say goodbye to your local host by the Spinoza Monument dedicated to a famous Dutch philosopher, and get recommendations on where to go and what to do during your stay in Amsterdam
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