This historical Amsterdam tour will take you through the city’s heritage from its beginnings to present day, all in the company of an expert local to guide you. You’ll meander through several different neighbourhoods, making stops along the way to get you in touch with real local life in this beautiful city.
You’ll begin this Amsterdam tour by meeting your local guide and heading into the oldest part of the city. Here you’ll see the old church and hidden Catholic cathedral, surround by red light windows. Learn all about Amsterdam’s humble beginning here with your local guide, and discover its roots as a beer port as you stop off at a small brewery in this area. It’s fair to say that history is definitely worth pay attention to if beer’s involved!
After exploring the brewery, you’ll take a further look into downtown and Amsterdam’s history by talking about the city’s oldest dike, its Chinatown neighbourhood, and the medieval gatehouse. Your last stop in downtown will be at the Dutch East Indies House, a fascinating and breath-taking building.
Next on this Amsterdam city tour you’ll head into a more picturesque part of town – the canal district. Here, you’ll enjoy the more day-to-day lifestyle amongst the 16th and 17th century canal homes. This is definitely the spot in which to take all those classic Amsterdam photos to show to friends and family back home. You’ll also stop off at some quaint local shops and flower markets along the way, and your local guide will be giving you all the info on what this area means to the locals.
For a final dose on Amsterdam history, you’ll head into the free gallery of the Amsterdam Museum to learn more about the roots of this city, and take a glimpse of the Begijnhof, one of Amsterdam’s oldest courtyards, which is surrounded by historical buildings with ornate facades.
This tour finishes with a local favourite – pancakes. Take time to enjoy these beloved local treats, and reflect on all the history you’ve soaked up on the tour. From here, your local guide can offer you recommendations of what else you can get up to in the local area, or if you’re too mentally exhausted from the onslaught of local history, they will also be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, local snack
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities your guide.
Dress standard: Comfortable walking shoes
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
Confirmation of booking: Please contact Amsterdam Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below 6 years are not permitted on this tour.