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Top 5 things to see on your walking tour of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a few magnificent sights, but mostly you can expect a charismatic cityscape, eccentric shopping, and a whole load of attractions unlike anything else! Here are five of its biggest draws.

Dam Square

Dam Square

Not only the most important square in the city, but the whole country! Here you'll see the Royal Palace, National Monument, and 15th century Nieuwe Kerk, New Church.

Red Light District

Red Light District

First time in Amsterdam? You might be surprised to find the Red Light District is actually quite civilized! Go during the day to check out historic buildings and quirky shops.

Anne Frank Museum

Anne Frank Museum

There's little to see from outside but huge queues, so if you want to learn about the famous diarist's attempts to evade the Nazis, book a tour with skip-the-line access!

Museum Square

Museum Square

Museumplein boasts three of the best art museums in Europe: the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk, and the Van Gogh Museum. They're worth seeing even if you don't enter any of them!

Vondelpark

Vondelpark

Around the corner from Museumplein is one of Amsterdam's most beloved parks. If it's a sunny day, push your aching feet just a little further to end your walking tour here.

Planning Your Visit

How hard is it?

Amsterdam is small and flat, but the labyrinthine layout of the city's canals and narrow streets mean even the shortest of walking tours will last at least two hours (although they're unlikely to last more than three). That said, you'd probably end up walking a lot longer trying to navigate the streets without an expert. The Dutch capital is an easy city to get lost in!

How do the free tours work?

If you're visiting Amsterdam on the cheap then you might choose to opt for a free walking tour. If so, remember your guide does this for a living so bring some cash in order to pay what you think it was worth at the end. Otherwise, be prepared to shuffle away sheepishly!

What people are saying about Amsterdam

Excellent combo tour to see Amsterdam from the streets and the water

Giovanna was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable showed great reference pictures, we joined another couple so it felt very personal. She speaks clearly and answered any questions fully. Lovely to visit the Cheese Shop and tour. thank you for the gift too, I would strongly recommend. Classic Canal Tour was very relaxing, was concerned at first that our Captain was multitasking but soon realised how skilled he was, very pleasant way to spend time seeing Amsterdam from a different angle.We were very well looked after, would recommend this tour.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour and Canal Cruise Combo Reviewed by Dorothea, 07/24/2019

It was super! But not enough time for Volendam.

We really liked the tour! Comfortable bus, funny and informative guide. The only thing we didn't like was lack of free time in Volendam. 30 minutes are terribly not enough for this charming place! Especially if you want not just to explore the village but also grab some food. And give a try for russian language. There are quite a lot of us visiting your country.

Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour from Amsterdam Reviewed by Kateryna, 07/21/2019

Great tour, would have been better if a show was included

The tour was great. Being shown all of the “coffee shops” and window brothels on the RLD, was very cool to see. The only thing that would make this tour great, was if a show was included in the price. I feel that for $40+ there should be a little more included maybe a show, or a visit to a coffee shop, etc.

The guide Manuel was extremely informative, accurate and entertaining.

We had a wonderful time with Manuel who was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Anne Frank. He provided us with insightful information related to the sights visited along with him being super approachable and friendly. I highly recommend the tour with Manuel for future references.

Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank Walking Tour Reviewed by Tamara, 07/19/2019

Informative in a story telling way with a lovely guide

Very nice guide who knew her stuff and could answer all sorts of questions on Dutch culture, religion shopping /eating and of course on the history of Anne Frank. We saw parts of Amsterdam we wouldn't have seen on our own.