Historic Walking Tour of Amsterdam with Art Historian Guide

Cultural & Theme Tours in Amsterdam
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Tour description

Enjoy a pleasant 3-hour walk in the old center of  Amsterdam with an art historian guide. On this private tour with just your group and your professional guide, get plenty of information about the city's social and commercial history, its main institutions, the four big canals on the New Side, and the ancient Old Side in the eastern section of the city. Visit a spice shop, enjoy a coffee break, and hear stories of Amsterdam's sometimes-scandalous past. Price is per group, with a maximum of six people.

Meet your guide, a senior art historian, at 10am under the covered courtyard of the Amsterdam Museum. During this 3-hour walking tour, learn about Amsterdam's growth in the 16th century and its peak years during the Golden Age of the 17th century. Hear about the city's social and commercial history, and how the American Revolution was financed by Dutch bankers when you visit John Adams' house.Walk along the four biggest canals in the West Side, and the older houses at the ancient Eastern Old Side. Take a coffee break and put your feet up halfway through the tour, then take your time exploring the oldest spice shop in Amsterdam. See where the rich and famous inhabitants of Amsterdam lived, and hear about some juicy rumors and scandals that shaped the modern culture of the city. Admire examples of well-preserved, classic Dutch architecture before saying goodbye to your guide on the East Side of the city.

What's included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour

What's not included

  • Food and drinks


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Family friendly
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by an art historian