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Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with a Native German Guide

1. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise with a Native German Guide

After gathering at the meeting point and meeting your guide, you will begin your journey on a comfortable small boat That will take you through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. You can listen to the anecdotes and stories about the sights as you enjoy a true voyage of discovery on the water. Throughout the duration of your tour, you will pass 17th-century canal houses, numerous picturesque bridges, the Wester Church, and the Anne Frank House. In addition to the captain, a German-speaking city guide will be on board to narrate the canal trip live in a personal and passionate manner, without the use of headphones, while you enjoy unlimited drinks on board. Lean back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and let the city impress you from the modern canal boat. The tour will take place under any weather condition, as the boat can be adapted to the weather. In addition, the boat is equipped with an electric motor, which allows for a quiet and environmentally friendly journey. Sailing through the canals of the city is the Amsterdam way of living. Come and experience this authentic Dutch experience!

Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Highlights Canal Cruise

Learn the vibrant history of Amsterdam from its historic waterways on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes in more than 100 highlights! Board the boat by the Stromma Central Station or the Rijksmuseum in the city center, and set sail from the IJ waterfront. The on board commentary will explain the city’s emergence in the 13th century, to the merchants of the Dutch East India Company that led to the so-called “Golden Age.” See some of today’s modern architecture as you cruise around the southernmost part of fashionable Amsterdam-Noord. Sail past old warehouses, dockyards, and boatyards. Cruise under enchanting bridges from the past and present. Watch the centuries merge as you experience Amsterdam in its purest form - as a seaport. Along the way, you will pass many of Amsterdam’s most famous monuments, and discover why UNESCO declared the city’s canals a World Heritage Site.

Amsterdam: The Canals City Exploration Game

3. 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: Culinary Cultural Tour

4. 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: Private or Public Walking Tour

5. 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: Guided Off-The-Beaten-Track Walking Tour

6. Amsterdam: Guided Off-The-Beaten-Track Walking Tour

Starting from the Beursplein walking through the Citycenter to Dam square the first thing to do is to talk about the most important sights on the Dam: the Royal Palace, National Monument and the Nieuwe Kerk. If possible ( open for public ) take a look inside, with its rich history and beauty. Learn about how Amsterdam was built and expanded into the most important trading metropolis in Europe. The immeasurable wealth of the Golden Age and the Dutch monarchy. Pass the Magna Plaza building to enter the "Torensluis", Amsterdams former Maut bridge, with all information about the creation of the canal belt and its development. Amsterdams unique architecture with the countless beautiful and loving details. Continue along Amsterdams most beautiful canals in the direction of the Haarlemmer Buurt and the Western Islands, where both the former, small shipyards and pure life in Amsterdam can be found. ( you can also swim if you want....) In a curve back, pass the modern, newly designed Westerdoks and the unique Houseboats, to Brouwersgracht with converted warehouses, to the outermost canal, Prinsengracht and the well-known Jordaan district. A short visit at the Noordermaarkt, if it"s a market day we stroll along the diverse market stalls, maybe you want to try a Haring or Amsterdams best Icecream? ... and if wanted recommendations for the nice dinner restaurants around, the best Appeltaart ever and the most tasty drinks. See the famous Anne Frank house and the Westerkerk, with it"s tower and eventful history, located around the full life on the smaller canals of the Jordaan. If wanted, accompaniment back to the meeting point on the Beursplein, after the Homomonument have been seen. Of course there is the possibility of strolling into the Jordaan district on your own from here, browsing the numerous shops of the 9 Straatjes, eating out or strolling to the fancy shopping areas of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour of Jordaan & De 9 Straatjes

7. 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 Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

8. Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at your hotel or if you travel to Amsterdam from elsewhere at a central point in the city. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town and it’s original highlights. Your guide will take you to some of the city’s most important highlights such as Dam Square, where you can see the royal palace and national monument to commemorate all Dutch war victims. Walk past the West Church, the most important church of the city just around the corner from Anne Frank’s House. Explore the museum area with the Rijksmuseum and van Gogh museum. In addition to all the sights, your personal Amsterdam guide will reveal the city’s unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport and more. Finally step aboard a glass roofed canal boat and experience the city from water level. This cruise passes many of Amsterdam’s famous attractions. Canal houses from the Golden Age, the Stopera and a part of the harbor: the canal cruise takes you past all of these sights. Canal cruises are the ultimate way of getting to know the city and you’ll find out just why the canals of Amsterdam have been given World Heritage status by UNESCO.

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What people are saying about Westerkerk

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4.3 / 5

based on 157 reviews

Very Enjoyable tour of Amsterdam via the canal. Friendly Driver with great info all along the tour. Price was also teally good compared to other tours…

Short excursion in the canals with some information given by the captain throughout the tour..., very nice!

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Absolutely a must. Very nice boat and driver and nice tour of Amsterdam

Very nice walk on the canals of Amsterdam, to do absolutely.