The Jordaan
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Our most recommended The Jordaan Group Activities

  • Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    1. Amsterdam: Luxury Canal City Cruise

    Admire Amsterdam’s picturesque waterside landmarks on an eco-friendly, luxury cruise. Get unmissable photo opportunities and experience the most relaxing way to sightsee, free of traffic noise and congestion. Choose from 2 departure points: in front of the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum. Take in incredible views of the city’s famous landmarks from unique water vantage points as your local boat skipper tells you informative and entertaining tidbits about the sites along the route. See the 17th-century buildings lining the famous canals, as well new, stylish buildings showcasing the influential 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Sail by the Hermitage Museum then glide past the whimsical Skinny Bridge and the posh Amstel Hotel. View the popular neighborhoods from a unique perspective while relaxing in cushioned seats. Have the option to purchase festive cocktails and drinks f...

    Kamiel and Leticia were great. They gave us super interesting facts about the city and had a great attitude. The drinks were great.

  • Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    2. Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    Explore Amsterdam with a local guide who knows all the city’s secrets. During this walking tour, learn about the city’s heritage as you visit popular sites, as well as some local gems along the way. Learn about the history of the city, from its beginnings as a muddy village on the River Amstel to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. Topics covered range from the history of sex work and drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. Whether you go on to visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay.

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    3. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

  • Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    4. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Amsterdam is a world-class cycling city, and there’s no better way to explore it than on this 2-hour bike tour. Count on the years of experience of the first company in Amsterdam to offer guided bicycle tours, with friendly guides that will show you the authentic Amsterdam on a relaxed tour of the city. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Visit the old western harbor, cycling through a maze of idyllic canals, and ride into hidden courtyards where you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the picturesque city. In addition, you will get to explore the various diverse neighborhoods of Amsterdam, riding through the Jordan Quarter, where you will pass Rembrandt’s house, continuing to the Rijksmuseum, a state museum dedicated to art and history, and exploring the infamous Red Light District, where you can experience Amsterdam’s underground cult...

    Frank was an excellent guide and gave us lots of information, he easily answered all of our questions. A fun and great way to see the city. Thanks Frank

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

    5. 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: The Famous Boom Chicago Comedy Show

    6. 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 City Walking Tour

    7. 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 Small-Group Walking Tour

    8. Amsterdam Small-Group Walking Tour

    On this tour, you will hear stories that you would never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you will experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. After the tour, you will have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

    Very informative tour and great guide, very motovated. A nice way to be introduced to the city highlights.

  • Amsterdam: Secrets of Jordaan City Discovery Game

    9. Amsterdam: Secrets of Jordaan City Discovery Game

    Discover Amsterdam's Jordaan as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start on Johnny Jordaanplein. Simply open your e-mail link and your adventure will begin! Set off to explore Jordaan as you solve 14 clues, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues. Explore the charming streets of locals' favorite neighborhoods! Discover local cafes and galleries, find curious statues and wicked street art. See secrets hiding in plain sight and lovely local spots, for a different side of popular sights.

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour with Pickup

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about The Jordaan

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 313 reviews

Really enjoyable experience. We took a late slot, so we sailed around as dusk approached on a Sunday evening, the city was quiet but still full of excitement. Didn’t get the tour guides name, he was by himself so he was doing everything, explaining, sailing and bar keeping, but he was excellent and attentive.

Very pleasant cruise and much more sustainable option. Love that the boat is electric. Not crowded and more enjoyable than the glass covered ones. The skipper Paul and the guide Tamsin were super friendly.

Really interesting learning all about the history beautiful way to see the place, captain was lovely as was hostess, really enjoyable cruise and a great price

David and Melle made the whole experience great. And they both had a great sense of humour :)

It was really nice experience with a really friendly crew.