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Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

1. 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.

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Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour and see all the main sights of the historic center, including the enchanting bridges, barges, houseboats and mercantile houses of the Canal Belt. Get well-acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on the Canal Belt. Be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings, numerous houseboats, and, of course, some of the most famous sights in the city. Learn how the city evolved from a muddy town on the Amstel River in the 12th century to the modern day metropolis. Get a local’s perspective and discover some little-known secrets of the city, including tree-lined squares and private courtyards. Get priceless tips on how to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

3. 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 with your audioguide 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.

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Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour

4. Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour

See more of Amsterdam than you would on an organized walking tour, and experience the city like a local from the saddle of a bicycle. With about 881,000 bikes, cycling is the mode of transport of choice for Amsterdam’s 800,000 residents. Join them to discover some of the city’s quiet neighborhoods and local attractions. Cycle along bike lanes to historic highlights, such as the 15th-century De Waag. See former sections of the old city walls, remnants of old bulwarks, and a few really old churches. If you have any particular interests, your guide can tailor the tour to suit. Feel free to request a tour more oriented towards history or culture, architecture or landmark monuments. Get plenty of tips and recommendations to help make the most of your time in Amsterdam, including suggestions on slightly off-the-beaten-track sites for a more authentic experience.

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Amsterdam: Private City Walk

5. Amsterdam: Private City Walk

Learn the history and culture of Amsterdam on a private walking tour with a fun and knowledgeable guide, and skip the dry facts and dates found on so many group tours. By the end, you will feel as if a Dutch friend has shown you around, instead of a lecturer or history teacher. Besides explaining why the houses in Amsterdam look like they do, and how the Netherlands became the first republic in the world, your guide will point out things to do and places to visit in your own time. Ladies - and gents - can take a detour to the best shopping areas, although this is entirely optional! Feel free to provide the guide with any special interests you may have so that he can tailor the tour to suit. End with a walk through the Old Town to see architecture from Amsterdam’s “Golden Age” when it was one of the most influential cities in the world.

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What people are saying about De Waag Restaurant

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 27 reviews

I took the city walking tour and I was amazed: I already knew Amsterdam is a very interesting city, but I was surprised it has such a rich history. Our guide Miguel was great, he explained many stories and funny things about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We learned to know the city from different points of view and we got nice indications about good restaurants and bars. After the tour we had a cheese tasting, they explained us their cheese is made with traditional methods. We tried delicious cheeses (even a 3 years old one) and wines. Highly recommendable!

Rolf did an excellent job taking us through Amsterdam! Took us places I had never been although I lived there for a couple of years, told us interesting details and all with a lot of enthusiasm! Absolutely worth a big recommendation, hope to book him again next time I visit the beautiful town of Amsterdam!

Excellent experience, to know, learn and fall in love with Amsterdam, the city of respect and tolerance.