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  • Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour from Westerpark to Jordaan

    1. Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour from Westerpark to Jordaan

    Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam on a personalized tour of relaxed Westerpark and ultra-cool Jordaan, two very different neighborhoods that help to paint a full picture of the city. Between these areas, marvel at the city's history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down buzzing streets loved by locals and tourists alike. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Explore Westerpark, a neighborhood centered around its eponymous park just beyond Amsterdam's famous canal belt. Take a tranquil stroll through the sprawling lawns (one of the largest green spaces in the city) to Zuiveringshal West — a gargantuan cultural venue that’s the size of a small village housed inside a former gasworks, lined with all s...

    Riccardo was absolutely superb. He was born and raised in Amsterdam and attended university in England. His knowledge of the city and the area we toured is astounding. We all enjoyed visiting the Jordaan a delightful and charming slice of Amsterdam away from the maddening crowds. His answered all of our questions about all aspects of the city. This was one tour where I felt slightly guilty as I left feeling I received more than I paid for by the end of the tour. Reserve now.... you will not regret!

  • Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

    2. Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

    The best way to explore Amsterdam is like the locals do, on a bike. You will meet your guide in the bike shop and be given a city bike that is comfortable for you. During the tour you will stop at a number of interesting places where your personal guide will tell you about the history and architecture of the city. Discover some of the most important sites and learn all about the rich history of Amsterdam. Cycle along the famous canals and Dam Square. Cycle through the various different neighborhoods of Amsterdam, such as the Jordaan, where you will pass the Rijksmuseum, home to a rich collection of Dutch art and history. Discover other gems such as the Museumplein, Stedelijk Museum, and Concertgebouw.

  • Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

    3. 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 th...

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

    4. 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.

  • Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour with a Local

    5. Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour with a Local

    Join a private walking tour through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing through the Old Town, the Red Light District, and the Jordaan District. As you travel, learn about all the sights, including some hidden gems only known by locals. Get to know more about Amsterdam, beyond the Red Light District and the coffee shops. Learn about the city's rich history and interesting architecture, as well as about Dutch culture in general. Walk past hidden courtyards and beautiful sights like the Noordermarkt, Westertoren, and Anne Frank's House. See the palace on Dam Square which was originally built as the city hall. Visit the Nieuwe Kerk and pass the former main post office, as you learn about the origins of the canal district and the Dutch Royal Family. Discover interesting historic facts about the most famous places in Amsterdam.

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour with Pickup

    6. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour with Pickup

    Discover historical Amsterdam on a private walking tour to explore the sights. After your pickup, let your friendly guide describe more than 800 years of Amsterdam’s history and culture to you — from its humble beginnings on the River Amstel to the glorious Golden Age. Stroll around the world famous 17th-century Canal Belt, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, and formed by draining swampland to create a canal network of concentric arcs. Walk the banks of the canals, pausing at places of interest, such as outside the Anne Frank House and other Amsterdam highlights.

  • Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise and Drinks

    7. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise and Drinks

    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 included drink 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.

  • Jordaan, Anne Frank, and Vondelpark Tour in Spanish

    8. Jordaan, Anne Frank, and Vondelpark Tour in Spanish

    Begin your 3-hour tour at the Canal Ring, built in the 17th century and listed as a World Heritage Site. See the palaces of wealthy merchants, the narrowest house in Amsterdam, and the iconic houseboats. Continue to the Jordaan, known for its bohemian atmosphere, and for its famous brown cafés. Leaving the Jordaan, on the picturesque Prinsengracht canal, you will find the most famous house in Amsterdam: the house of Anne Frank. At the square close to her museum, learn its history in detail, as well as the way in which the Second World War was endured in Amsterdam. Visit also the church that Anne mentioned many times in her diary, the Westerkerk.  Take a walk through Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam. Close to Vondelpark you can find Museumplein, where the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are located.

    Good value for money tour. Our female guide was excellent, with a lot of knowledge and she took us to the different areas of the city as advertised. We did not go to the park because is too big and required extra time. Be prepared to walk if you really want to know the city, not only in this tour, because Amsterdam has very narrow streets mostly designed for pedestrians and bicycles. Be careful with the cyclists because they appear out of nowhere and "in groups". We visited many important areas, monuments, building, bridges and we had wonderful views of the city. We had time for coffee and restroom stops too. I greatly recommend it!

  • Amsterdam: Architectural Highlights Walking Tour

    9. Amsterdam: Architectural Highlights Walking Tour

    Enjoy your guide’s expertise as you begin with the roots of this unique maritime metropolis, Amsterdam’s medieval harbor. The most interesting architecture in the Dutch capital can be found along its waterfronts, from the historical canal area to artificial archipelagos. See the neighborhood’s most striking monuments, markets, street-art hot spots, and little-known local haunts that characterize this beautiful and lively area. It will be there that you will also learn how and from where the Dutch began to sail the seas of the world. You'll see Amsterdam’s unique housing boats, classic wooden sailing crafts and barges, and the wharf-lined docks which are a bustling place to investigate on foot. The area attracts many artists, and has a lot to offer visitors. See the picturesque and costly homes which in the past were warehouses used for storing the goods that came from Amsterdam’s port. ...

  • Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

    10. Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a Local

    Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time. Then, hop on your bike and cycle past Amsterdam's highlights to experience the vibrant city like a local. Enjoy endless bike lanes to some of the city's most beautiful sights and discover Amsterdam at its best. Along with historic monuments, your guide will take you to up-and-coming spots. Go to the Jordaan area and stop for a browse in some of the nearby markets. The route includes a few special surprises to give you a real feel for the city.  Itinerary: • Meet your host at star bikes rental near the Central Station • Pass by the West-Indisch Huis • Hidden Courtyard - discover one of the still-secret courtyards in town • Homomonument - pass by this understated monument giving respect to the gay community • Green retreat - cycle through the loved Vondelpark and see the ‘Picasso’s Fish statue’ • Coffee break - take a coffee and mingle with the l...

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What people are saying about The Jordaan

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Good value for money tour. Our female guide was excellent, with a lot of knowledge and she took us to the different areas of the city as advertised. We did not go to the park because is too big and required extra time. Be prepared to walk if you really want to know the city, not only in this tour, because Amsterdam has very narrow streets mostly designed for pedestrians and bicycles. Be careful with the cyclists because they appear out of nowhere and "in groups". We visited many important areas, monuments, building, bridges and we had wonderful views of the city. We had time for coffee and restroom stops too. I greatly recommend it!

Super tour with Sebastian!

The privately booked tour (there were four of us) with Sebastian was very nice. Without being boring (even for our young adults) Sebastian guided us by bike with an interesting and informative tour of the lively Amsterdam. We non-cyclists have always felt safe, which is not to be taken for granted with this high level of cycling. Definitely again !!!

We really enjoyed the tour with our guide Carolina. We saw a lot of the city and got interesting information. Carolina was a great guide and we will remember the bike tour well.

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

Patricia was just magnificent

She was friendly warm professional very knowledgeable She made out tour simply perfect