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Amsterdam: Red Light District Tour in German or English

Amsterdam: Red Light District Tour in German or English

Discover Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District on a fun tour with a German OR English guide. Learn how much on average a prostitute earns per night, how many customers they have per shift, and which sexual acts pay the largest sums. Additionally discover the history of coffeeshops in Amsterdam, what the political situation around them looks like and how coffeeshops in Amsterdam are regarded both a blessing and a curse for the city. Red Light District Tour and Highlights From the National Monument on Dam Square go to Warmoestraat, one of the most famous gay streets in Amsterdam. Pass the Condomerie, a fun condom store and learn about Amsterdams contraception history. Take a look at the Oude Kerk, the oldest church of Amsterdam, and explore its paradox connection to the red light district. Discover more about the process of negotiations between customers and prostitutes, about their income and expenses, prices, room rental and taxes, but also about the women's security. Dive into the Red Light District’s origins and visit the harbor, the reason the red light district came about. Catch a photo opportunity in front of the “dancing houses,” one of the most picturesque spots in Amsterdam. Learn more about the history and politics of the coffeeshop business in Amsterdam, how it was established, what issues the city has to tackle and what the future of coffeeshops in Amsterdam may look like. This tour does not include an inside visit of a coffeeshop. You will get the chance to explore them at your own pace after the tour if you wish. Equip yourself with recommendations from your guide on how to keep exploring the Red Light District at your own pace. Get tips on visiting a 70s peepshow, which you can experience on your own after the tour.

Amsterdam: Cultural Inner City Tour in German or English

Amsterdam: Cultural Inner City Tour in German or English

Visit famous sites of Amsterdam downtown and get an overview of the city on this walking tour dedicated to culture and history. Profit from tips every adventurous traveler needs to know and make the best of your trip. Find out which food you should taste and which districts can be discovered independently by bike. Listen to your guide telling you which architectural designs were popular in the past and get an idea of the people of Amsterdam. Hear stories about how merchants, salesmen, and the poor used to live in the Middle Ages, why the world of art blossomed in the Golden Era, how World War II has changed the people of the city and what it feels like to live in the tolerant, multicultural city today. Start your tour in the heart of the city at Dam Square, where Amsterdam was founded. The tour leads you past the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the New Church Nieuwe Kerk, and past the former main post office, to Torensluis Bridge. See one of the tiniest houses of the city and learn more about the colonial times at the statue of Multatuli on Torensluis Bridge.  Stroll past romantic canal-side houses and cross Spui Square to get to the pearl of Amsterdam – Begijnhof. With its entrance hidden in a narrow side street, this very special hofje is waiting for you to be discovered. On the way back to Dam Square you will see the river that the city owes its name to: the Amstel. The city tour ends at the national monument that was originally built to remember the victims of World War II but is now a memorial to all victims who lost their lives in any war worldwide.

Amsterdam: Guided Cultural Food Tour

Amsterdam: Guided Cultural Food Tour

Get to know Amsterdam in the most beautiful way: from a culinary perspective. Let yourself be seduced by different tastes and get to know the food variety of the Dutch capital. During the tour you will try several delicious delicacies, which together make a full meal. Not only typical Dutch delicacies are served, but also delicious snacks that make Amsterdam what it is known for: a wonderful multi-cultural city. But it is not just eating. Dive into the life of Amsterdam between the food stops and get to know the urban development of the past centuries. Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with its crooked canal houses. Let the charm of the small streets and the many cafes take your breath away, while your city guide will take you on a relaxed journey through her stories and explanations into all epochs of the city's history. Visit the major sightseeing hotspots in central Amsterdam and get a comprehensive overview of the city on this 2.5-hour cultural food tour.

Amsterdam: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Amsterdam: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Amsterdam Centraal, the central station of Amsterdam. Visit the Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas with its beautiful interior and exterior and explore the Beurs van Berlage as you learn its history. Photograph the Oude Church, one of Amsterdam's oldest churches. Marvel at Amsterdam's Dam Square, built by the famous architect Jacobus Oud. Gaze at the imposing Palace that awaits you. Admire the Westerkerk with its unique aesthetics. See the Anne Frank monument and be reminded primarily of the suffering of Anne Frank and secondarily of the victims of WWII. Finally, stop by the famous 9 Streets, the icing on the cake of this unique tour. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Amsterdam: City Exploration Game and Walking Tour

Amsterdam: City Exploration Game and Walking Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a fun game on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Amsterdam. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from Amsterdam Centraal, the central station of Amsterdam. Visit the Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas with its beautiful interior and exterior, and explore the Beurs van Berlage as you learn its history. Photograph the Oude Church, one of Amsterdam's oldest churches. Marvel at Amsterdam's Dam Square, built by the famous architect Jacobus Oud. Gaze at the imposing Palace that awaits you. Find out about an unresolved murder at Red Light Secrets Museum and admire the Westerkerk with its unique aesthetics. See the Anne Frank monument and be reminded primarily of the suffering of Anne Frank and secondarily of the victims of WWII. Finally, stop by the famous 9 Streets, the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Amsterdam: Culinary City Tour

Amsterdam: Culinary City Tour

Liebevoll geführter Rundgang durch das historische Stadtzentrum Amsterdams und den Grachtengürtel, angereichert mit umfangreichen Informationen, Anekdoten über die Geschichte und das Leben in Amsterdam, einst und jetzt, und, natürlich, mit kleinen, typisch niederländischen, leckeren Gaumenfreuden! Werdet Teil der wunderbaren, niederländischen "Geselligkeit". Wir probieren: die besten Pommes der Stadt, köstliche Waffeln, den landestypischen Hering, Schokolade / Pralinen, Kuchen und Kaffee.... Bitte habt Verständnis, dass es durchaus vorkommt, dass eine der Spezialitäten z.B. ausverkauft ist oder das entsprechende Geschäft Ruhetag hat. In diesem Fall biete ich Euch, nach Absprache, eine Alternative an.

Amsterdam: Guided Off-The-Beaten-Track Walking Tour

Amsterdam: Guided Off-The-Beaten-Track Walking Tour

Starting from the Beursplein walking through the Citycenter to Dam square the first thing to do is to talk about the most important sights on the Dam: the Royal Palace, National Monument and the Nieuwe Kerk. If possible ( open for public ) take a look inside, with its rich history and beauty. Learn about how Amsterdam was built and expanded into the most important trading metropolis in Europe. The immeasurable wealth of the Golden Age and the Dutch monarchy. Pass the Magna Plaza building to enter the "Torensluis", Amsterdams former Maut bridge, with all information about the creation of the canal belt and its development. Amsterdams unique architecture with the countless beautiful and loving details. Continue along Amsterdams most beautiful canals in the direction of the Haarlemmer Buurt and the Western Islands, where both the former, small shipyards and pure life in Amsterdam can be found. ( you can also swim if you want....) In a curve back, pass the modern, newly designed Westerdoks and the unique Houseboats, to Brouwersgracht with converted warehouses, to the outermost canal, Prinsengracht and the well-known Jordaan district. A short visit at the Noordermaarkt, if it"s a market day we stroll along the diverse market stalls, maybe you want to try a Haring or Amsterdams best Icecream? ... and if wanted recommendations for the nice dinner restaurants around, the best Appeltaart ever and the most tasty drinks. See the famous Anne Frank house and the Westerkerk, with it"s tower and eventful history, located around the full life on the smaller canals of the Jordaan. If wanted, accompaniment back to the meeting point on the Beursplein, after the Homomonument have been seen. Of course there is the possibility of strolling into the Jordaan district on your own from here, browsing the numerous shops of the 9 Straatjes, eating out or strolling to the fancy shopping areas of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Red Light Tour Exclusive and Peep Show

Amsterdam: Red Light Tour Exclusive and Peep Show

This exclusive tour will take you on a journey through culture, history, and vibrant stories about Amsterdam's infamous red light district. Discover the political situation around the district, how sex workers make a living, what they earn, and how the system works. Walk through the narrowest alley in Amsterdam and hear why it was the hottest place in the red light district. Explore the socio-political history of coffeeshops and take a critical perspective on sex work in Amsterdam's Red Light district. Enjoy a tour that takes place in very small groups of up to 4 people. This allows your guide to take you through the centre of the district and show you different establishments as well as the famous red windows. Embark on this unique tour as new tourist regulations in Amsterdam prohibit bigger tour groups to walk directly through the district. You will get the most authentic experience while seeing what it is all about right where it happens: in the heart of the district. Visit an iconic 70s peep-show (one of the last live peep-shows in the world) to round up your visit with a first-hand experience of what the district has to offer.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Explore Amsterdam on your terms with this self-guided audio tour, accessible on your smartphone! Immerse yourself in the beauty of this historic city at your own pace and in your preferred language. From the beautiful canals to the imposing palace on Dam Square, Amsterdam never ceases to amaze. You will be introduced to special places such as the Oude Kerk, the National Monument on Dam Square, the Rembrandthuis and the Beurs van Berlage. You will also pass Ships Chandlers, the only building in Amsterdam that still has all of its 17th-century stained-glass windows. Are you curious about the mysterious story of the Trippenhuis? Or would you rather walk through the Begijnhof in peace and quiet? We have carefully crafted the most beautiful walking route for you and gathered more than 29 captivating and interesting stories. You'll pass by all the well-known landmarks but will also be surprised by new discoveries and hidden gems. Explore Amsterdam's rich history, embrace its vibrant present, and be delighted by its captivating legends and stories. Whether you're embarking on a solo adventure, enjoying a romantic city stroll with your partner or exploring the city with friends or family, our self-guided audio tour caters to all preferences. Plus, you'll receive a nice discount when you do the tour with companions.

Amsterdam: E-Bike Sightseeing Tour in English

Amsterdam: E-Bike Sightseeing Tour in English

Experience Amsterdam like a local on a sightseeing tour by electric bike. Get a short safety briefing at the bike store before you head off, and then enjoy the freedom of the road as you pedal around one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Follow designated bike paths from Dam Square to find monuments such as the Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace and National Monument. Stop to take photographs and listen to a fascinating commentary about the history of the buildings along the way. Continue to the beautiful floating flower market of the Bloemenmarkt.  Pedal along the banks of the historic canals in the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Admire the 19th-century merchant houses and take a break in Museumplein, where you will find the iconic I Amsterdam sign in bold letters.  With the electric bike you can go up to 25km/h with pedal assist. You don't have to worry about getting tired during the tour.

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What people are saying about National Monument, Amsterdam

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(152 reviews)

We were guided by Marina and it was wonderful... We learned a lot about the history of Amsterdam in a very loving and informative way and were also able to pick up a number of tips. After the tour we see the great city with different eyes. Thank you very much.

Risheet was SUCH a good tour guide. Funny, charismatic and very kind. He was very knowledgeable and open to communicating and conversations about the tour. My husband and I loved the guide, learned a lot. We’d recommend this tour to anyone!

I did the tour last year with another group and because of the good experience I did it again. It was again very well organized. Johanna, the tour guide, led us in a relaxed and witty manner and had a lot of interesting information.

The tour was great. Lea told us everything about the red light district. It was very exciting. If you are in Amsterdam, this tour is a must. And it is best to do it with Lea.

Loved how accommodating she was. Could improve visibility it was difficult to find her