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Amsterdam: Culinary Cultural Tour

1. Amsterdam: Culinary Cultural Tour

Munch on some classic Dutch snacks and take in the charm of the Grachtengordel and the Jordaan District on this culinary cultural tour of Amsterdam. Start your tour checking out the Royal Palace, National Monument, and Nieuwe Park. Stroll Admire the charming Grachtengordel and the Jordaan District. Learn about the landmarks and the local history over some herring or a stroopwafel and coffee.

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. You will visit: Amsterdam Centraal - starting point Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas Beurs van Berlage The Oude Church National monument Royal palace Anne Frank monument Anne Frank House Westerkerk Amsterdam Museum - ending point Jordaan and more

Amsterdam: Private Night Tour of Speakeasies and Bars

3. Amsterdam: Private Night Tour of Speakeasies and Bars

Join a local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam after dark. Explore the ultra-trendy Jordaan district and up-and-coming Amsterdam East, stopping off at some of the city’s best speakeasies and bars. Enjoy a night out customized to your preferences. Listen to live music, relax at a cozy pub, or dance the night away. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide in the Jordaan neighborhood, where you can mingle with locals in an old-style eatery, or chill out in a relaxed space like Bar Oldenhof. Visit quirky cocktail bars, tiny tasting rooms serving Jenever (local gin), and electrifying clubs, or simply watch the world go by with a glass of wine at a classic pavement café. End your night in Amsterdam East, sharing a drink with your guide at one of the city’s best bars or coolest venues, with Bar Bukowski being highly recommended. Receive local tips and recommendations from your guide to get the best out of your stay in the city.

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

4. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Amsterdam with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Amsterdam like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Amsterdam to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the exciting and historic city of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most culturally famous cities! Home to hundreds of 17th century canals, over 50 museums, including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and hundreds of coffee shops, Amsterdam is an engaging and fascinating city. Rich with history from World War 2, you’ll learn about its German occupation and its recovery, walk through its infamous Red Light District neighborhood and admire many historic buildings and architecture along the way on this audio tour! You will also see Central Station, Berlage Stock Exchange, the National Monument, New Church, Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, Beguine Court, The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, Old Church and New Market on this tour. Take your time and enjoy the sights of this remarkable city.

Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour of Jordaan & De 9 Straatjes

6. Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour of Jordaan & De 9 Straatjes

Join an enthusiastic local guide on a private walking tour to get a unique glimpse of the ultra-trendy Jordaan district and De 9 Straatjes, its adjacent micro-neighborhood lined with vintage boutiques and niche outlets. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide and start at the National Monument across from Dam Square, before heading to the quaint and quirky De 9 Straatjes to explore original stores selling clothing, books, art, and food.  Walk down the picturesque paths to Bij Ons Vintage, one of the city’s most famous vintage stores, and sift through stylish clothes from decades ago. Cross a couple of the area’s iconic canals on your way to browse through Galerie Geluk’s gorgeous Asian antiques, jade carvings, and intricate jewelry. Once you’ve done some more window-shopping – or regular shopping – squeeze in some sightseeing at the 400-year-old Westerkerk, an iconic monument at the edge of the Jordaan.  Pass a street musician or two as you explore the independent art galleries, fantastic restaurants, and fresh markets that make this neighborhood famous across the Netherlands.  Visit fashion-forward attractions like the chic Hutspot concept store and LENA The Fashion Library, and wind down with your local guide over a coffee at a cobbled café.

Amsterdam: National Monument and City Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: National Monument and City Walking Tour

The guides will be waiting for you at Dam Square, in front of Madame Tussauds (Wax Museum), one of the most spectacular and popular places in the city, which you will have the opportunity to get to know in detail. In the center of Dam Square, towering above the other buildings, stands the spectacular Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the venue for the country's most solemn events, such as awards ceremonies and official receptions. Our tour then moves on to the National Monument. The Netherlands was one of the territories that suffered most from the consequences of the Second World War. This work of art commemorates and serves as a tribute to all those who lost their lives during the war. You will learn everything you need to know about this monument from the expert local guides who will accompany you at the time. This tour through the streets of Amsterdam will take you to the most important church in the Netherlands. This is the New Church or Nieuwe Kerk. A spectacular place of worship that will captivate you as soon as you see its 15th-century façade, which stands out from the rest of the buildings and premises around it. It is here where the Kings are married and crowned, that's why its importance. This impressive guided tour of Amsterdam aims to show you everything, and the next stop is one of the most unknown corners of the city, the Beguinary, built with the idea of being occupied by women who were lonely due to the absence of their relatives and where they carried out charity work. From there we will go directly to the Singel Canal, where, among other things, you can be amazed at the Amsterdam Flower Market. A spectacular place with one of the most beautiful postcards of the city. Before we finish our guided tour of the capital of the Netherlands, it's time to delve back into history, and more specifically into the Second World War. We will visit the Jewish Quarter, very important for the city and relevant to understand one of the darkest periods of the old continent. Anne Frank's family lived there in hiding, so you can visit the Anne Frank House, where she had to protect herself from the Nazis. Continuing with history, several centuries before the outbreak of the Second World War, the city was surrounded by walls to protect it from its enemies. Therefore, a key point to stop at on our tour is the so-called St. Anthony's Gate, the point through which Amsterdam was entered in the past. Our visit will end in the surroundings of the Central Station, a spectacular building that has been around for more than a century and is nowadays the main entrance to the capital of the Netherlands. It must be said that these are just some of the places you will enjoy, as during the visit you will also discover magical and sensational places that will make you fall in love with Amsterdam forever, and you will also be able to taste some of the most typical cheeses of the country. What are you waiting for, book now, we are waiting for you!

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

8. 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: Sightseeing Tour by Bike

9. Amsterdam: Sightseeing Tour by Bike

Experience Amsterdam like a local on a sightseeing tour by bike. Get a short safety briefing at the bike store before you head off, and then enjoy the freedom of the road as you pedal around one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Follow designated bike paths from Dam Square to find monuments such as the Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace and National Monument. Stop to take photographs and listen to a fascinating commentary about the history of the buildings along the way. Continue to the beautiful floating flower market of the Bloemenmarkt.  Pedal along the banks of the historic canals in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Admire the 19th-century merchant houses and take a break in Museumplein, where you will find the iconic I Amsterdam sign in bold letters. 

Amsterdam: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

Get an authentic experience of Amsterdam on a personalized tour of the city center with a local guide. Marvel at the city's history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you're led down its liveliest streets and those off the well-trodden tourist trail. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your local guide in the heart of Amsterdam at the National Monument, and see iconic landmarks like the 400-year-old Westerkerk and Dam Square. Pass by the iconic venues that put Amsterdam on the map, like the Anne Frank House, and experience the city's food culture at the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store, as well as the quaint cafes and restaurants lining the ultra-trendy Jordaan district. Explore De 9 Straatjes, Jordaan’s adjacent micro-neighborhood that connects the city’s main waterways, packed with vintage boutiques and niche outlets. Stroll along the banks of the canals and savor the floral fragrance at the Bloemenmarkt, the world's first floating flower market founded in 1862. Finally, head to Amsterdam-Noord, a lively area known for its vast green parks, charming villages, and contemporary art scene. Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you've booked, someone from the local partner's team will be in touch, so just let them know if you have any special requirements.

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What people are saying about National Monument, Amsterdam

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4.6 / 5

based on 100 reviews

We went on this game-tour on our own pace, we had stops for photos , lunch , Cafe any time and the riddles were well designed . Super!

We just arrived in Amsterdam after a long flight and wanted to get to know the city. The tour was a perfect introduction.

It was very entertaining. Because there was no time limit, breaks and visits to the sights could be easily integrated.

This was so cool to do at the beginning of our city trip! We already had a view of the beautiful city! Top!

Anna was a great guide. Very knowledgeable, patient and willing to take me to see whatever I asked for.