Amsterdam Walking tours

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Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

1. Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a private guided walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. You will hear all about Anne Frank’s family dynamics, their move from Germany, their time in hiding and her father’s life after the war. Start the tour outside the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic construction that still functions as a synagogue today. Find out about the background of the original Jewish neighborhood and how it developed over the centuries. Your guide will share stories of Anne Frank’s love of writing, the conditions she lived through in 1930s and 1940s Amsterdam, and how her diary became so famous. You will also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Over the course of the tour you will see the Jewish Historical Museum, Auschwitz Monument and the Anne Frank House façade.

Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter in a small group setting while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. As you meander through Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter, hear about Anne Frank's life and family dynamics. Learn about her family's move from Germany, their time in hiding, and about her father's life after the war. Listen as your guide shares stories of Anne Frank’s love for writing and the conditions she lived through during the 1930s and 1940s in Amsterdam. Discover how her diary became internationally famous. On your tour, also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Pass by important landmarks such as the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Auschwitz Monument, and the façade of Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

3. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour

Discover the secrets of Amsterdam's Red Light District on this guided walking tour. Learn about the women working in the district, the Dutch coffee shops, and the history of Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood. See the Old Church, Amsterdam's oldest building, and learn about the famed 'Dutch tolerance'. Be surprised by the open-mindedness displayed in the Red Light District, and wander around the city's narrowest alleys. Explore everything the Red Light District has to offer, from the famous 'Condomerie' shop to the Prostitution Information Center. Along the way, walk past sex and coffee shops while your tour guide explains everything about them. Be surprised as you witness how the neighborhood is an important part of Amsterdam and crucial to the city's history and development. See how the Red Light District continues to shock, yet charm to this day.

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a walking tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything the area has to offer. Stroll down some of the city’s narrowest alleys, nestled between calm canals and bustling larger streets. See the infamous red-lit windows of the district, where prostitutes wait for their next customers. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the first coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues from your local guide.

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

5. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

Join a walking tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District. From your local guide, hear about the beginnings of this notorious district and how it has changed over the years. Put the rumors to the test as you pass by the erotic window parlors and smell the aroma of marijuana drifting along the canals. Despite its reputation, be charmed as you discover the district’s vibrant history and explore its cobbled streets. Meander through the Red Light District's network of alleys lined with over 300 single-room cabins rented by sex workers. Learn about the interesting history of sex work in Amsterdam and the district's relationship to Dutch culture. Head down the narrow lanes and follow your guide into secret entryways. Become an expert on the area, people, and history in no time. Along the way, stop off at a local eatery to check out some local Dutch delicacies.

Amsterdam: Exclusive Heineken Experience VIP Tour Ticket

6. Amsterdam: Exclusive Heineken Experience VIP Tour Ticket

1867 was a good year for beer. It was the year Gerard Adriaan Heineken built a new brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. In the pumping heart of the old brewery, you can dive into the world of Heineken.  On this 2.5-hour guided tour, you will explore the history behind the Heineken family. Find out how a small Dutch brewer became the world’s most famous beer brand and hear everything about Heineken’s history in the Heritage Quarter. Together with your personal guide, you will get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes where you can find a special collection depot that holds around 120,000 objects.  Go to one of the hidden bars for a beer tasting and try out 5 different beers including matching snacks. This Heineken VIP tour ends with a personalized gift.

Amsterdam: Professional Photoshoot in the Canals

7. Amsterdam: Professional Photoshoot in the Canals

Turn your visit to Amsterdam into a memory that will last a lifetime with a photoshoot session in the canals. Let your professional photographer who knows all the best angles take snapshots of you outside this stunning landmark. Choose between a basic option of 10-15 photos, a premium option of 30-40 photos, or go all out with a VIP photoshoot with 60-80 photos at 3 nearby locations. All options include professionally edited, high-resolution digital photos. Meet your photographer at the Berensluis Birdge. Bring your smile and follow the instructions of your professional photographer to get some great shots. Enjoy the thrill of taking a private photo shoot at this iconic place. Get your picture taken alone or with the special people in your life. Be sent a personal link to your pictures within 24 hours. View and download the high-resolution images on your own device.

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Windows

8. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Windows

Discover all the secrets of the Red Light District of Amsterdam with a local Dutch guide during this walking tour. Learn about Dutch coffee shops, the history of Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood, and the women working behind the famous red windows. Wander around the scenic, calm canals and narrow, tree-lined alleys of the infamous area. Stroll past the Old Church, Amsterdam's oldest building, and learn about the famed 'Dutch tolerance'. See a different side to the usually-peaceful atmosphere Amsterdam offers as you walk past the bright, red-lit windows prostitutes stand behind, waiting for customers to join them. Learn about everything the Red Light District has to offer, from the Condomerie condom shop to the Prostitution Information Center. Listen as your guide tells you about the many sex shops, peep shows, bars, and coffee shops you walk past.

Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

9. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam's Jewish quarter with a guide. Walk past monuments and buildings still bearing scars from WWII. Your guide will bring history to life, giving you a sense of how the city’s citizens coped during the occupation. Travel back in time to the dark days of WWII, learning what life was like during the occupation by the Germans from 1940-1945 and how Anne Frank became an iconic symbol of the brutality of suppression. Hear the story about her diary and how it came to be published by her father Otto Frank. Learn why the Dutch tried to co-exist with the occupying army and hear about several events, such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger. Visit the Jewish Cultural Quarter, and listen to the history of the Portuguese synagogue and the Auswitz monument. Discover locations the Dutch resistance offered as secret hiding places to families like the Franks.

Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

10. Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

Discover infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam with a knowledgeable guide. Explore the district's narrow streets and learn about some of the oldest pubs of the city. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub. Meet your guide in central Amsterdam. Get a comprehensive overview of the history of the city. Start in the Old Town District and Amsterdam's Chinatown. Here your guide will tell you about the history of the city and about some of the city's oldest pubs. Hear stories and take a look inside famous pubs like t' Aepjen and t' Mandje. Continue to the center of the Red Light District where your guide will tell you everything about the sex work industry, peep shows, and the history of the Amsterdam Red Light District. Find many curiosities, like the narrowest street of Amsterdam, famous coffee shops, an indoor prostitution street, and many "smartshops." Hear what it's like to work as a prostitute in the Red Light District and find out about liberal laws. Walk to Dam Square where the tour will end. On your way to this area you'll see some of the last sights of the tour, like the Condomerie, the Royal Palace, and the Dam Square. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

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based on 13,383 reviews

Unfortunately the ex sex worker was ill so couldn't take the tour but we were still shown around by Machiel Mol who was excellent and informative

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and welcoming and the amount of pipes on display was astounding. We would highly recommend this secret gem!

This tour is very informative and worth it! Our guide chose the important paintings and explained well. We also skipped the line.

Our guide did a great job relaying the weight of the history while keeping the tour engaging.

Tom was an awesome tour guide! Good vibes and made the tour so much fun and insightful!