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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: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

    2. Amsterdam: Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine Option

    Sit back and relax whilst you enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute city cruise that will acquaint you with the city's famous landmarks, culture, and entertain you with stories from its rich trading history. Seeing the city of Amsterdam whilst aboard a covered and heated boat is the best way to discover one of Europe's most exciting cities.  During your cruise, your skipper will take you through to many of the city's highlights, as you relax and take in all the sights and sounds. This cruise is conducted in a group with a maximum of 24 people, and will provide you with both an immersive and interactive tour. There is also enough time during the tour for questions and recommendations you might require for the rest of your stay as you enjoy this beautiful city. Choose between a standard option where you can add unlimited drinks, or book right away with Dutch cheese, wine and other beverages all i...

    The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

  • Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

    3. Amsterdam: Small-Group Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

    Discover the sights of central Amsterdam on a 3-hour bike tour. With an expert guide riding by your side, you’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspot as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so mu...

    Discovering the city with bikes was really nice. We did not get tired at all. Our guide was a very friendly and cute woman. I am suggesting to everyone.

  • Amsterdam: The Famous Boom Chicago Comedy Show

    4. Amsterdam: The Famous Boom Chicago Comedy Show

    Boom Chicago creates smart and funny comedy shows at their theater complex on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam. A Boom Chicago show is a fast-paced mix of sharp writing, quick improvisation, video and music. The theater has a full bar and drinking during the show is part of the fun. In the main theater, there is a drink service at your tables. Before and after the show enjoy modern pinball machines and classic arcade games. Over the last 25 years, more than a million people have seen Boom Chicago perform live, and they have launched the careers of many famous comedians like Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz and Kay Cannon. See the next generation on stage at Boom Chicago.

    We liked it a lot. American English is sometimes a bit hard (and we speak English quite well also the teens) Nice surprise extra after show. The children liked it a lot -for me the topics were a bit obvious - drugs and girls :) I think it is my age:)

  • Amsterdam: Private Night Tour of Speakeasies and Bars

    5. Amsterdam: Private Night Tour of Speakeasies and Bars

    Join a local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam after dark. Explore the ultra-trendy Jordaan district and up-and-coming Amsterdam East, stopping off at some of the city’s best speakeasies and bars. Enjoy a night out customized to your preferences. Listen to live music, relax at a cozy pub, or dance the night away. 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. Meet your guide in the Jordaan neighborhood, where you can mingle with locals in an old-style eatery, or chill out in a relaxed space like Bar Oldenhof. Visit quirky cocktail bars, tiny tasting rooms serving Jenever (local gin), and electrifying clubs, or simply watch the world go by with a glass of wine at a classic pavement café. End your night in Amsterdam East, sharing a drin...

  • Amsterdam: Self-Guided Culinary Scavenger Hunt

    6. Amsterdam: Self-Guided Culinary Scavenger Hunt

    Join this activity for a unique way to experience Amsterdam's food scene. Learn about some of Amsterdam's hottest spots by getting clues that lead you from one location to the next. This self-guided tour starts at Restaurant Prins van Oranje, opposite the Anne Frank House. From there, you'll receive your first clue to find your next bite. In case you can't find the next stop, you can always use Whatsapp to get some help. Choose between the Jordaan neighborhood route and the 9 streets (9 straatjes) neighborhood route. Each route takes 2-3 hours and includes enough bites and drinks to fill you up for lunch.

  • Amsterdam Magic Show

    7. Amsterdam Magic Show

    Marvel as 7 international award-winning magicians perform tricks in 7 different styles before your eyes at the acclaimed Amsterdam Magic Show. Located just a 5-minute walk from Anne Frank's house and a 10-minute walk from Dam Square, the 1920s-era cabaret theater is situated in the historic Jordaan area. Walk into a secret oasis and be enveloped by its intimate ambiance. Enjoy a welcome glass of Prosecco on arrival. Then, journey into a world of magic, mystery and merriment, and see pre-show tricks performed before your eyes as you take your seats for the 2-part performance. Get ready for 105 minutes of pure entertainment (with intermission) as the lights dim and the host announces the first stage act. Experience the mind-reading skills of "Timon," the European Champion of Mentalism, and watch a unique style of silent magic performed by the current Dutch Street Magic Champion, "Quintu...

    We were looking for something different to do in Amsterdam and came across this magic show. I was a little sceptical as I had a bad image of magicians in my mind, either cheesy male models or boring and old-fashioned. It was AMAZING! There were 3 close-up magicians before the show performing little 30 second pieces of magic in front of your nose that was honestly mindblowing. So even before the stage show started we were having a fantastic time! And the free glass of champagne of course helped! Then the stage show started, there were 6 different magicians on stage, each doing 10 or 15 minutes. So you never get bored! All the acts were so different and unique that it really is a delight for your senses. We got to meet all the magicians, most of which are European champions and celebrities in the magic world. Then after the show there was this party atmosphere, everybody got a drink and the magicians started doing all their newest acts for us. It really was an unforgettable night!

  • Amsterdam: 3.5-Hour Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan

    8. Amsterdam: 3.5-Hour Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan

    Enjoy a guided walk through the unique cultural and historical sites of the Jordaan neighborhood, as well as a substantial meal in the form of a doze. Learn how Jordaan went from a working-class neighborhood to a sought-after area, full of specialty shops and amazing restaurants. Admire its picturesque network of canals and buildings. Discover local haunts, and meet the families that are keeping Dutch food traditions alive. See historical sites that few tourists ever experience, and be entertained with stories and insights into Amsterdam’s culture and history from an experienced local guide.

    It’ was a wonderful way to spend part of a 24 hour layover in Amsterdam. The guide was engaging and the food was good.

  • Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise and Drinks

    9. 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.

  • Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    10. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    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.   After the tour, you will visit Reypenaer, one of the most prestigious cheese shops in the city, where you will taste 6 different kinds of Gouda cheese with a glass of wine. Learn the difference between these types of cheeses as well as their history.  From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the ai...

    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!

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What people are saying about The Jordaan

Discovering the city with bikes was really nice. We did not get tired at all. Our guide was a very friendly and cute woman. I am suggesting to everyone.

Thank you for the experience. It was a great 3 hour ride! It was very fun and everyone was waiting if you're falling behind.

The boat was super comfortable and our hosts were welcoming, funny and they gave us interesting information.

A nice trip to join in Amsterdam. Yummy cheese and a good wine or other Softdrinks.

Everything was perfect. I can recommend to everybody ❤️