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Amsterdam: Self-Guided Escape Game and Sightseeing

1. Amsterdam: Self-Guided Escape Game and Sightseeing

An occult group has challenged you to uncover the identity of one of their most famous members. During this self guided experience, you will follow a treasure map and a series of clues left in an ancient book in order to unlock the lock box and discover his real name. You will pass by the major historical sites of the city on the 2.5km trail, solve puzzles, and learn about Golden Age Amsterdam. Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery? You'll have to play to find out! Other things to note All bookings are private. You will play with your own group - if there are other people they will play separately. We don't recommend playing alone. Part of the game goes through the Red Light District. Great for groups, great for teams and great for team-building! Large groups will be split into teams of 5 players who will then compete against each other.

Amsterdam: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

2. Amsterdam: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Take a self-guided tour of Amsterdam's most famous spots as you solve riddles in a scavenger hunt game. Download the app to your phone and head over to the Amsterdam Museum to start the game. Complete a challenge based on the location to move to the next exciting place. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to solve the riddles. Let the app guide you to each destination as you learn interesting facts. Pause at any point to take a break or spend more time sightseeing. You can start playing any time, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour from Amsterdam Centraal, the central station of Amsterdam. Visit the Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas with its beautiful interior and exterior and explore the Beurs van Berlage as you learn its history. Photograph the Oude Church, one of Amsterdam's oldest churches. Marvel at Amsterdam's Dam Square, built by the famous architect Jacobus Oud. Gaze at the imposing Palace that awaits you. Find out more interesting info about Amsterdam city at the Amsterdam Museum and admire the Westerkerk with its unique aesthetics. See the Anne Frank monument and be reminded primarily of the suffering of Anne Frank and secondarily of the victims of WWII. Finally, stop by the famous 9 Streets, the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

3. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

4. Small-Group Walking Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. At the end of the walking tour, your guide will let you know where to take the selected cruise boat to continue touring the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways, and on this cruise you will see the main canals, the Amstel River, and the famous seven bridges. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam's famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

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.

Amsterdam: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Amsterdam: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Amsterdam Centraal the central station of Amsterdam! Visit the Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas with its beautiful interior and exterior, and explore the Beurs van Berlage as you learn its history. Pass by Chinatown and Red Light District. Photograph the Oude Church, one of Amsterdam's oldest churches, and marvel at Amsterdam's Dam Square built by the famous architect Jacobus Oud. Then the imposing Palace awaits you. While Amsterdam Museum, will help you find out more intresting info about Amsterdam city. Admire the Westerkerk with its unique aesthetics. Still the Anne Frank House gives us a punch in the stomach and reminds us primarily of the suffering of Anne Frank and secondarily of the victims of WWII. The famous 9 Streets and Jordaan will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. End your tour colourfully at Tulip Museum.

Amsterdam: The Canals City Exploration Game

7. Amsterdam: The Canals City Exploration Game

Invest in a thrilling mystery game where the answers to clues lead you to the most secret and tucked away places of the Amsterdam Canals. Begin at the Dam Square and solve puzzles at your own pace all the way to the Amsterdam Museum. Find your way to the Descartes House, where the mathematician and philosopher lived for almost twenty years. Learn about the architecture of the Renaissance at the Westerkerk, and why Amsterdam's houses lean forward. Search for the smallest house in the whole city, and discover one of the oldest and smallest cafés tucked away in the center of Amsterdam. Play as a group, or on your own, and find the adventure in every clue.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

8. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

See masterpieces of art by Vincent Van Gogh on a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and mark the 125th anniversary of the artist's death with an art history guide. Get a fascinating look into Van Gogh's life and work, and learn how, despite selling only one painting during his lifetime, he became one of the best known painters in history. Your guide will talk about the lengthy correspondence he exchanged with his younger brother Theo, providing a glimpse into the way he thought, worked and struggled. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, the museum is even of interest to those with limited knowledge of art. Hear anecdotes about Van Gogh’s life, and see easy-to-miss details in paintings such as “The Potato Eaters” and “Sunflowers.” If you want to explore major works and issues at more length during the tour, this can be arranged free of charge for up to 30 minutes. This activity does not include an entrance ticket to the museum; please purchase it yourself before booking this tour.

Amsterdam: City Centre Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

9. Amsterdam: City Centre Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

Embark on a fun quest with your friends in the heart of Amsterdam. Solve riddles made up of cryptic directions on your phone to navigate through the city center. This alternative walk is designed to sharpen your senses. Let your curiosity lead you to some of the city’s most majestic canal views. Make your way to the famous courtyard in town. Uncover golden animals and free art spaces. Discover Amsterdam’s oldest café. Engage your senses with location-based riddles. Explore a free gallery curated by the Amsterdam Museum. Admire the most wonderful details around you on this short trail. Solve clues to unlock local stories, recommendations and amazing foodie offers along the way. Take your time and as many attempts as you need to answer riddles. Skip a riddle or ask for a hint if stuck. This discovery walk is a fun learning activity for friends, couples, families with kids, travelers, and even curious locals.

Amsterdam: Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore the history of Amsterdam with a private guide, starting at your hotel. The first stop is the central Dam Square, site of the Royal Palace and National Monument. Then, stroll down the pretty cobblestone streets of the medieval center, as your guide entertains you with fun facts about the city and its Golden Age of history. Learn how Amsterdam prospered in the 17th century when Dutch ships controlled most of the sea trade of Europe. Your guide will explain how Amsterdam became a key trade city for transporting goods, thanks to its unique network of canals. Walk the banks of the canals in the Canal Belt, pausing at places of interest, such as the Anne Frank House, Flower Market, Beguinage (Begijnhof), or Rembrandt Museum. As this is a private tour, you are free to state your preferences for a more personalized itinerary and see the sights that you want to see.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam Museum

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4.3 / 5

based on 217 reviews

Ben was a great host - the game was challenging enough to require some thought but not too difficult for us to give up. Most importantly, we saw lots of Amsterdam as we were doing it! Recommended.

Karl was an excellent guide- knowledgable and funny. We really enjoyed this experience and would recommend to others.

Great idea! Funny and challenging puzzles - but you need google maps to find the places.

Our guide was fantastic Laura I think Food was so good! Lots too :)

One of the best tour I have ever experienced… thank you