Highlights of this tour
- Amsterdam canals
- Old Church
- Royal Palace
- t’ Spui
- Hidden book market
- De Waag
Visit the historical highlights and learn all the ins and outs about the local development, architecture, and infrastructure of the capital of The Netherlands during this Historical walking/rolling tour Amsterdam.
Your private guide picks you up at your hotel in Amsterdam city center or directly at the cruise port, and tells you everything about the districts and monuments you see during the tour. Your historical walking tour Amsterdam starts at the Red light district, the oldest part of the city. During the tour, you have time for a coffee or a typical Dutch beer in between the historical stops.
The tour passes along the famous canals of Amsterdam that have 1500 bridges from the 17th century and the typical canal houses. Your local guide will explain more about these canals, its history, and its functions. Furthermore, you cross through Begijnhof and ‘t Spui. Begijnhof is the only medieval courtyard in Amsterdam, and ‘t Spui is a well-known street with many restaurants, cafés, and old bookstores.
During your private tour, you also visit the oldest existing building in the City: the 13th century Old Church in the Amsterdam Redlight District. On the Dam square, you can admire the impressive Royal Palace, built as a city hall in the 17th century. Later, it became the Royal Palace of King Louis Napoleon, and after that until today, it functions as the Dutch Royal House.
The tour continues with a stroll along De Waag. A beautiful 15th-century building on the Nieuwmarkt in the center of the city. Initially, the building operated as a city gate. Later, De Waag served many other functions. For example, it used to be a guild house, a museum, and a fire station. Today, it is open as a restaurant.
When ending the tour, your private guide brings you back to your accommodation in Amsterdam or the cruise port.
Want to get the most out of your Amsterdam trip? Check out this list of wheelchair accessible restaurants in Amsterdam.
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