Guided tour

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

4 reviews

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

From US$ 45.07 per person

Explore the origins of Amsterdam on a walking tour with a personal guide experienced in the artistic, cultural, and historic details of the Netherlands’s most famous city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group available


  • Learn the history of how Amsterdam came about
  • Discover the relation between the Red Light District and the church
  • See typical Dutch architecture and learn why the houses are so narrow
  • Go to one of Amsterdam's most amazing sights, where only women live
  • Discover weird and wooden houses, old streets and markets
Full description
Discover the origins of Amsterdam on a 2-hour walking tour with a guide. Learn where the name Amsterdam came from, why the Dutch are so good at managing water, and more. Old markets, wooden houses, funny corners, curious stories, old streets, windows with red lights, strange smells, crowded squares, monumental buildings, an oasis in the middle of the city, bourgeois orphans, money makers, and more are all on the itinerary. You will learn the relation between the church and the Red Light District, and how and why the typical narrow Dutch houses came about. You could just read a history book on the subject, but on this immersive walking tour of Amsterdam, you won’t just learn the history of the city; you’ll experience it!
  • Local guide with an artistic and historical background
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

    Select participants and date



    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    The meeting point will be agreed with the client.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    Know before you go

    • There will be no entrance fees to pay
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Value for money
    • Service
    • Organization

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:


    Vanessa was great, she was very friendly, she made the tour fun and interesting. I would recommend doing this tour at the start of the trip to Amsterdam as she shows you some parts of the city which you will want to explore more which you won't find on other tours.

    July 8, 2013

    friendly, informative and really interesting

    I would really recommend a private tour instead of a group because you learn a lot more. Vanessa Barberà was a wonderful tour guide and very knowledgeable of the city. She taught us a lot of interesting things we wouldn't have known otherwise. I would highly recommend booking Vanessa for a tour guide.

    June 30, 2013

    Organized by

    Product ID: 31868