Amsterdam: Architecture Cycling Tour
- Duration: 2.5 hours
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your tour begins at the Beursplein/Damrak from where you rent the bicycles. From this point the tour heads in the direction of the IJ and Amsterdam Central, following the water on a bicycle to several most beautiful spots boasting lovely views. Discover both industrial and pittoresk architecture in contrast, including the warehouses around Brouwersgracht. As you partake in this sightseeing, learn important information and cheerful stories about the general living and history of Amsterdam. At the conclusion of your cycling experience, make your way back to your tour starting point.
Get your bearings in Amsterdam on a 2-2.5-hour orientation 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. Meet your guide by the statue of the bull on Beursplein and learn how the city evolved from the Amstel River in the 12th century. Get a local’s perspective with a private guide 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. Along the way, marvel at the monuments of Dam Square, including the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kirk. Continue to the Westerkerk in the Jordaan district on the banks of the Prinsengracht canal. Discover a street full of artists’ squats and see some of the leaning houses of Amsterdam. Go to one of the oldest inner courts of the ci...
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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We had chosen this option as there was an option to book a German speaking tour. In fact, the tour was conducted in English, which was completely unproblematic in our case, the tour was nice and competent. In other cases, however, this could be problematic. Otherwise there is nothing to complain about. Definitely a worthwhile and recommendable undertaking, therefore 4 stars.
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.