Explore Amsterdam with a local guide and see the city's architectural beauty, art, bikes and canal houses, plus more of the many curiosities that make it one of the most interesting capital cities in the world. This private 2-hour tour is interactive and family friendly, and gives you a well-rounded introduction to Amsterdam's history, culture, and unique lifestyle. Learn about the Golden Age, World War II, liberal Dutch policies, drugs, the Red Light District, and more as you wander past the city's most important landmarks.
Select from a morning or an afternoon departure time when you book, then meet your local guide in central Amsterdam at Beursplein 1 to begin your 2-hour walking tour of Amsterdam's most important sights. Visit the Old Harbor and Zeedijk/Chinatown, and learn about the city's long history–and struggle–with water, including canals, dykes, and houseboats. Pass by the Nieuwmarkt Old Gate and the former Jewish Quarter as you hear about the Golden Age and life in the 17th century from your guide. Discover the background of Amsterdam's unique lifestyle as your guide elaborates on Amsterdam's tolerance, the role of bikes, windmills, and the quirks of Dutch culture. Throughout the family-friendly tour, you are invited to participate in different ways before returning to the Beursplein.