This Amsterdam tour was designed just for you: it is unique and entertaining, informative and quirky. On this Amsterdam walking tour, stroll along the beautifully historic canals and cobblestone streets of Amsterdam as you learn about this wonderful city's glorious past. From Amsterdam's humble beginnings as a fishing village to its rise as a major international trader during its Golden Age, you'll be surrounded by the effects of eight hundred years of culture. Your wonderful guide will escort you through Amsterdam with unscripted dialogue that includes stories, facts, odd details, and things you probably wouldn't expect to hear. You will visit de Jordaan, where typical folk culture once flourished in the narrow, picturesque streets and small town houses. Continue to Dam Square, where the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the National Monument are located.
From there, head to the Begijnhof, a courtyard surrounded by beautiful 16th century houses, which remains an interesting part of Amsterdam with its unique atmosphere. At the Begijnhof, you will find the imposing and restored wooden house that dates back to 1528, and is one of the oldest houses in the Netherlands. Continue across the Damrak to the Red Light District, where your guide will tell you some of Amsterdam's best secrets. You will walk through markets and flower gardens. You'll amble across foot bridges that span several beautiful and iconic canals. This Amsterdam city tour is a wonderful way to get on your feet and get to know the city. You will not want to miss this one.