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  1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Amsterdam Red Light District

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Product ID: 31868
Explore the origins of Amsterdam on a private walking tour with a personal guide experienced in the artistic, cultural, and historic details of the Netherlands’s most famous city.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn the history of how Amsterdam came about
  • Discover the relation between the Red Light District and the church
  • See typical Dutch architecture and learn why the houses are so narrow
  • Go to one of Amsterdam's most amazing sights, where only women live
  • Discover weird and wooden houses, old streets and markets
Full description
Discover the origins of Amsterdam on a 2-hour walking tour with a private guide. Learn where the name Amsterdam came from, why the Dutch are so good at managing water, and more.

Old markets, wooden houses, funny corners, curious stories, old streets, windows with red lights, strange smells, crowded squares, monumental buildings, an oasis in the middle of the city, bourgeois orphans, money makers, and more are all on the itinerary.

You will learn the relation between the church and the Red Light District, and how and why the typical narrow Dutch houses came about. You could just read a history book on the subject, but on this immersive walking tour of Amsterdam, you won’t just learn the history of the city; you’ll experience it!
  • Local guide with an artistic and historical background

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• There will be no entrance fees to pay
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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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    5 / 5
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    5 / 5
  • Value for money
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Vanessa was great, she was very friendly, she made the tour fun and interesting. I would recommend doing this tour at the start of the trip to Amsterdam as she shows you some parts of the city which you will want to explore more which you won't find on other tours.

July 8, 2013

friendly, informative and really interesting

I would really recommend a private tour instead of a group because you learn a lot more. Vanessa Barberà was a wonderful tour guide and very knowledgeable of the city. She taught us a lot of interesting things we wouldn't have known otherwise. I would highly recommend booking Vanessa for a tour guide.

June 30, 2013

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