Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German
- Visit the most beautiful sights of Amsterdam's city center on a leisurely walking tour in a small group
- Immerse yourself in the history of the city and learn what life in Amsterdam was like in former times, and what it feels like now
- Listen to the enthusiastic stories of a passionate German guide living in Amsterdam, while strolling alongside beautiful canals
Hear stories about how merchants, salesmen and the poor used to live in the Middle Ages, why the world of art blossomed in the Golden Era, how World War II has changed the people of the city and what it feels like to live in the tolerant, multicultural city today.
Start your tour in the heart of the city at Dam Square, where Amsterdam was founded. The tour leads you past the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the New Church Nieuwe Kerk and past the former main post office, to Torensluis Bridge. See one of the tiniest houses of the city and learn more about the colonial times at the statue of Multatuli on Torensluis Bridge.
Stroll past romantic canal-side houses and cross Spui Square to get to the pearl of Amsterdam — Begijnhof. With its entrance hidden in a narrow side street, this very special hofje is waiting for you to be discovered. On the way back to Dam Square you will see the river that the city owes its name to: the Amstel. The city tour ends at the national monument that was originally built to remember the victims of World War II, but is now a memorial to all victims who lost their lives in any war worldwide.
- 2.5-hour walking tour in German
- Breaktime snacks
Prepare for the activity
On the stairs of the national monument (Nationaal Monument) at Dam Square. The monument is a big white pillar/obelisk. Your tour guide will be wearing a red name tag around his neck and/or have a dark blue-grey umbrella.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
• This tour is suitable for children
• This tour does not include the red-light district, it will only be passed at the southern side. The coffee shop will not be visited
• You won't have to pay admission fees during the tour
• All sights can be visited for free
• This is a walking tour that comprises about 4 to 5 kilometers of distance, so please wear comfortable shoes
• Please bring water and a hat when it is hot outside
• If you wish to make a guided tour of the red-light district, you may book this for an additional charge of 20 EUR