The Jordaan
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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: 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: Private Bike Tour with a Local

    3. 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

    4. 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 Highlights Bike Tour

    5. Amsterdam: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

    See Amsterdam like a local on a private bike tour. Bike along the banks of the pretty canals in the Canal Belt, and pedal over drawbridges to discover hidden courtyards and secret churches. Continue to Vondelpark, the city's largest and most beautiful park. After a long ride through the leafy park, head to Museumplein to discover Amsterdam's most important museums. See the city’s most important highlights, such as Dam Square, Anne Frank’s House, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh museum. As a private tour, the itinerary can always be customized to your interests, ensuring you see the things you want to see and enjoy a tour that suits you.

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

    6. 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 Night Tour of Speakeasies and Bars

    7. 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: Secrets of Jordaan City Discovery Game

    8. 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 Hidden Gems Discovery Tour

    9. Amsterdam: Private Hidden Gems Discovery Tour

    Join a 3-hour walking tour through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing 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 its rich history, interesting architecture, Dutch culture, and present-day activities. Walk past hidden courtyards and beautiful sights like the Noordermarkt, Westertoren, Anne Frank's House, Westerstraat. 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.

    Die Stadtführung war super nett, mit viel Hintergrundwissen und geheimen Tips. Wir haben viel von Amsterdam gesehen und erfahren. Wir können es empfehlen, es lohnt sich!!

  • Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

    10. Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

    Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at your hotel or if you travel to Amsterdam from elsewhere at a central point in the city. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town and it’s original highlights. Your guide will take you to some of the city’s most important highlights such as Dam Square, where you can see the royal palace and national monument to commemorate all Dutch war victims. Walk past the West Church, the most important church of the city just around the corner from Anne Frank’s House. Explore the museum area with the Rijksmuseum and van Gogh museum. In addition to all the sights, your personal Amsterdam guide will reveal the city’s unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport and more. Fina...

    Our guide picked us up at our hotel for the walking tour. He gave us choices and went at our pace. We learned so much about the city and were able to navigate with some assurance after his tour. We asked questions about their way of life and felt that we got a real feel for the way of life in Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about The Jordaan

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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!

Our guide Alexandra was amazing! We were only in Amsterdam for one day and wanted to see as much as possible. This tour is exactly what we needed. In a couple hours you will learn so much about Amsterdam. Alexandra is really knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. It felt like doing a tour with a friend. Highly recommended!

A very nice, varied and exciting way to explore a city. You could repeat or learn some English straight away. Gladly in another city again.

Our guide was excellent.

It was our first time in Amsterdam. Our guide was prompt, extremely informative, and took us on s fantastic tour of the city

Patricia was just magnificent

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