Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Private Walking Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Amsterdam
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Tour description

Take a private 2-hour walking tour around the tree-shrouded canals and cobbled streets of Amsterdam’s historical center. Let your private guide lead the way to must-see sights and explain the stories behind them. Admire the architecture of the Gothic Oude Kerk (Old Church) and the traditional canal houses. Soak up the lively atmosphere of Nieuwmarkt and Dam Square, then weave through the crowds in the racy Red Light District. Enjoy personalized attention from a knowledgeable guide.

Greet your guide in central Amsterdam at 8pm, then set off to discover the charming, eclectic quirks of the diverse city center. As this is a private tour, you can move at your own pace and enjoy the undivided attention of your very own tour guide.Amsterdam is unlike any other place in the world. It’s a liberal and open society where few things are taboo: prostitution and marijuana cafes operate in the open and are located only a stone’s throw from major historical monuments.View the sights in and around the Red Light District. See the Oude Kerk, a Gothic church that dates back to the 14th century, as well as the magnificent Royal Palace on Dam Square. Pause at Nieuwmarkt square to admire De Waag, a 15th-century structure that served as the city gates until the early 17th century.Marvel as your guide also points out some of the lesser-known, yet equally fascinating sites. See Our Lord in the Attic, a 17th-century canal house with a hidden Catholic church, and a grand building that was once the town hall. Learn about the history of pawnbroking in Amsterdam and call into a specialty condom shop, where you’ll be wowed by the huge selection of latex. Venture into the heart of the Red Light District, where women grace the glowing windows in eye-popping underwear. Wander down Zeedijk street, a vibrant thoroughfare with plenty of dining and drinking options, and hear about the evolution of the area over the past few decades.After two hours of exploring, your tour concludes at the original departure point.

What's included

  • Private guide
  • One drink

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience