1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. The Jordaan

Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 40871
Explore the highlights of Amsterdam on a private 2-hour walking tour tailored to your interests. Discover how the city became a center of world power in the 17th century, and admire the well preserved merchant houses along picturesque canals.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the history of Amsterdam on a stroll through the medieval center
  • Discover hidden churches, the Old Church, and Oude Manshuispoort
  • Stroll through the infamous Red Light District
  • Wander Amsterdam's old Jewish District
  • Visit the Begijnhof women's homes
  • Go to Chinatown and the Nieuwmarkt
Full description
Enjoy a private walking tour of Amsterdam with your own personal guide, and stroll through the medieval center to see parts of the old city wall. Continue along the famous canals to explore Chinatown, the former Jewish District, and the infamous Red Light District.

Learn how Amsterdam was built on a reclaimed swamp, when the land was buried in mud and the harbor was almost inaccessible. Connection with the North Sea was not realised until the 19th century, but Amsterdam had already became one of the most important cities in the world.

As you stroll, you will learn about its position as a major science and cultural center, and discover how in 1650 its population of 220,000 inhabitants made it the 3rd largest city in Europe.

Your guide will explain key aspects of Amsterdam’s story, passing sights such as the 17th-century Oostindisch Huis, the Amsterdam headquarters of the East India Company. Discover old pawn shops and handsome merchant houses in the Jordaan district. Walk the banks of the Herengracht, one of the first 3 major canals of the city, and more.
Includes
  • 2-hour walking tour, adapted to your wishes
  • Guide
  • VAT
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Amsterdam Central Station, in front of the main entrance.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• An interest in architecture and history is enough to enjoy this tour

From US$ 194.41 Per group up to 10

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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We really liked the city guide, he earned 5 stars. What we didn't like was that when we booked the tour our hotel was chosen as the meeting point. Two days before our departure we were informed by email that the meeting point with the city guide has changed and should now be at the main train station. However, the city guide was not informed of this change, so that we could only wait for a long time to start the tour after a long phone call.

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August 21, 2019

The guide presented Amsterdam in detail and with very good specialist and background knowledge. It went into the wishes and ideas of our travel group in detail and took into account the different mobile capabilities of the individual group members. Despite the many tourists in the individual quarters, he knew how to inform our group about niche areas.

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August 11, 2019

Very hard-working, spoken softly and not connected enough

June 3, 2019

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Product ID: 40871