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  1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Grachtengordel

Amsterdam: Hit The Streets With a Local

Product ID: 108250
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Discover Amsterdam's highlights and secrets on this small walking tour of max 8 people. Orientate yourself with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide to see Amsterdam’s most curious sites like Prinseneiland, The Joordan and 9 Straat Canals.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hit the streets to enjoy Amsterdam: a great cultural and architectural treasure of Europe
  • Immerse yourself in local life of Amsterdam and enjoy the city like a local with a local in just 3 hours
  • Tour the authentic shops and eateries
  • View the marvellous architecture
Full description
Join your small group at the " I Amsterdam" visitor center just across the Central Station, where there will be a maximum of 8 people for an intimate experience. Your guide is a professional guide with a license and also a local from Amsterdam who is very knowledgeable. Start at the Prinseneiland among the neighborhood’s most striking monuments, markets, street art hotspots, and little-known local haunts. Learn whether or not this colorful micro sub inspired The Beatles; it certainly makes for some good photos. See also the submarine which is just one of hundreds of boats moored on Prinseneiland. Many are classic wooden sailing crafts or barges, and the wharf-lined docks are a bustling place to investigate on foot.


The area attracts many artists and has much to offer visitors. See the picturesque and very expensive homes which in the past were all warehouses, used for storing the goods that came from Amsterdam’s port.  Continue onto the Joordan, which is Amsterdam's most famous neighbourhood. Watch how the gentrification of decades has worked to attract more galleries, restaurants, specialty shops and upwardly-mobile residents to its higgledy-piggledy scenic streets. Follow your guide to 9 Straat Canals, Amsterdam's 17th century canal ring area, and enjoy one of the marvels of the world’s architecture. Learn as your guide documents the history of this unique urban development. 

Take pictures of these 9 picturesque alleyways in the Amsterdam canal belt. In the heart of UNESCO’s World Heritage, just behind Dam Square and on the way from Anne Frank's House to the Rijksmuseum is De 9 Straatjes, which is the ideal neighborhood to get to know Amsterdam in all its variety and richness. The area offers a great overview of the architectural style of Amsterdam heritage. After 400 years it is still very lively with artesan businesses, hidden cafes, hotspot restaurants and galleries, and specialized and authentic shops.  It’s also a great place for a bite to eat and end your walking tour.
Includes
  • Professional and local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Not wheelchair accessible