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Amsterdam: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour with Audioguide

1. Amsterdam: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour with Audioguide

Hop onboard a state-of-the-art bus and explore the Dutch capital from a new perspective. The bus boasts an open-top roof (weather permitting), providing panoramic views of Amsterdam from start to finish. Travel around the city at a leisurely pace, admiring the city’s highlights as well as hidden gems along the way. The tour starts at the IJ River, from there drive along the famous Canal Belt and watch the locals go about their day. See a selection of the city’s picturesque canals, including the Brouwersgracht and the Prinsengracht, as well as sights such as the Haarlemmerpoort. Next, explore the Museum Quarter and admire Museum Square, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Royal Concert Building. Later, drive along the Amstel River, soaking up epic views from the bus and snapping photos for your vacation album. Finally, discover the historic Jewish Quarter and the Old City Center, where you can find landmarks including Nieuwmarkt Square, the Red Light District, Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and Central Station.

Amsterdam: City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital city, on our epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3 day ticket! With the help of our Amsterdam guided city tours, you will gain an unparalleled insight into both the modern and historic Amsterdam. Our Amsterdam guided walking tours go far beyond introducing its most famous landmarks; they show you its trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots too. So whilst our guided tours will give you a fun yet informative insight into Amsterdam, above all they immerse you in the city’s creative, youthful, and liberal culture. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. As well as our highlights tour, we have a number of alternative routes that knit together to show you the fabric of Amsterdam. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Amsterdam and its incredible history. Essential Amsterdam includes: Flower market Anne Frank House Red Light District Madame Tussaud's Rembrandt House Museum Damrak National Monument Waterloo Square Market Bushuissluis Bridge New Church Singel Beursplein Blauwbrug In Van Gogh's Footsteps includes: Vondelpark Van Gogh Museum Rijksmuseum Moco Museum I Amsterdam sign Museum Market Museumplein Stedelijk Museum Concertgebouw Paradiso Leidseplein Our 6 self-guided routes main sights: Noorderkerk Amstel River Heinekein Experience Nieuwe Spiegelstraat De Waag Basilica of St. Nicholas Old Church Homomonument Groenburgwal Canal Dutch National Opera The Big Church The Portoguese Synagogue Yellow Bridge ...and many more!

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

3. Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour private or public walking tour of Amsterdam with a small (private) group of maximum four travelers and a guide. The small group size makes it easy to explore this gorgeous but busy city and enhances the feeling of escaping mass tourism. Learn about the city's interesting history and cultural life. You will certainly be impressed by the city's architectural beauty with static and imposing canal houses, its people and its relaxed, open-minded atmosphere. The easiest way and place to meet your guide is at the National Monument on Dam (Dam Square) since you truly cannot overlook the giant white pillar. Dam is the heart of the city and the place where the Amsterdammers built a dam over the river. Because this is where the city originated one could say that this is where all the magic happened. Nowadays the beautiful square is a symbolic location because it houses important national symbols such as the National Monument, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the Royal Palace. Follow your guide who leads the way through quaint alleyways with cobble-stoned streets where no other tourists are to be found. In the Dutch 17th century Holland was incredibly wealthy and powerful. The architectural heritage from those colonial dark days is seen all over this compact city, just like its classical character with gorgeous canal houses and historical houseboats. Admire the Waag, a medieval, fairytale-like building that once served as the gate to Amsterdam and other important sights such as Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk (Wester Church). Make sure to have enough space on your phone to take hundreds of photos because no matter where you look there will be something picturesque to see. Wander a bit off to take that perfect shot, because with the headsets that are used during the tour you can hear your guide even from a distance. Be surprised about Dutch culture and enjoy the entertaining stories your spontaneous and enthusiastic guide shares with you and learn about the city’s vibrant history and the dynamic between history, tolerance, religion, and pragmatism. Curious? Book below and be sure to enjoy a high-quality, off-the-beaten-path walking tour full countless of marvelous views.

Amsterdam: Rembrandt City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Amsterdam: Rembrandt City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour

Your self-guided walking tour adventure begins at the famous Dam Square, in front of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Listen to your audio-guide introduce you to the dynamics that fueled the booming development of the city and the so-called Dutch Golden Age during the 17th century. Continue the walk towards the De Wallen neighborhood, the medieval heart of Amsterdam and home to the lustful red-light district. Here, marvel at the oldest church in Amsterdam, where Rembrandt’s children were baptized and the place where his beloved wife was buried. Move onto the Waag building next and admire its fascinating architecture while listening to stories about the background of Rembrandt’s celebrated painting, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. Discover more about the dominant position of the guilds in Amsterdam’s economy as you enjoy a beautiful stroll through the scenic city streets. Stumble upon the beautiful canal houses of some of Rembrandt’s most affluent clients, such as the Trippenhuis, the Star House, and Jan Six’s house. This is a great opportunity to see some of the places where Rembrandt painted his famous portraits and learn about his professional contacts and career evolution. Throughout the tour, admire an array of prominent symbols of the thriving Golden Age, including the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company. Follow Rembrandt’s rapid rise to a first-rate master painter and his later financial collapse as you move from his house to the places that inspired him, including the stunning Zuidekerk and the dreamy Blue Bridge. The tour ends in from of the Rembranthuis Museum where the great painter lived a large portion of his life and where he produced a selection of his masterpieces.

Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Historic Private Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Historic Private Walking Tour

Start your tour at the Victoria Hotel opposite Central station. Follow your guide to many noteworthy historical buildings on the eastern side of the city, including a large collection of so-called gable stones, the House of Riga and the former Hidden Church. Pass by some very narrow streets in the Red Light District, see Nieuwmarktsquare with its former gateway to the city dating back to the late 1400's, and pass by the Rembrandtsquare on the way to the Amstel river and the Seven Bridges. Walk to the Spui, passing by mansions with large late century ornaments, in order to see Begijnhof courtyard and nearby Civic Guards Gallery. During your tour, have a break at either Rembrandtsquare or Amstelveld.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam Red Light District

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Jan was amazing. Had great in-depth knowledge and fun stories to tell. Wish we had more time with him.

Great city, great guide, was fun

A great city tour with a very friendly city guide. Has responded to all requests. ONLY RECOMMENDED!