Explore local food markets and try your hands on Dutch cooking in a residential neighborhood
Duration: 3 hours
This tour runs everyday with two sessions
- Morning tour leaves at 10:00
- Afternoon tour leaves at 14:00
We meet at Central Station. Please walk in and locate the grand piano. Your guide will be waiting there with a signboard saying ” Walks In Europe”
Amsterdam Highlights Walking Tour
Join a small group ( or private) three-hour walking tour of Amsterdam to navigate yourself better in the city. You’ll be led by an expert local guide and once the tour finishes you’ll be comfortable walking in the streets of Amsterdam on your own. Discover Amsterdam’s highlights including Museum Quarter, Dam Square, the infamous Red Light District, and more. Between the sites, you will also get to learn about the canals; ask your guide to help you book a boat tour!
Dam Square, in central Amsterdam, was indeed once a dam, linking two settlements on either side of the river. It’s from this dam that Amsterdam takes its name. Today there’s little sign of the dam or the river, but instead, the square is lined by some of Netherlands’ most important public buildings, including the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kirke, and the National Monument. On 4 May, there are Memorial Day parades, which always draw a crowd, and several times a year the funfair also sets up in Dam Square.
Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter centers on the Rijksmuseum, and today it is one of the most upmarket neighborhoods in the city. The boulevards are wide, the architecture grand, and in addition to the Rijksmuseum, you can also see the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. On this tour, you will not be visiting any of the museums but your guide will give you all the necessary information so that you’ll be comfortable once you are ready for the museum tours.
And then, of course, there is Amsterdam’s Red Light District!
Red Light District is packed with parties at weekend nights, and host to a lively nightlife on every day of the week. Yes, this is the center of the city’s sex trade, but as you’ll discover on your walking tour, there’s far more to The Wallen (the district’s actual name) than that.
Your local guide will show you Chinatown and its Buddhist temple; gothic Oude Kerk, the oldest church (and oldest building) in Amsterdam; and the Nieuwmarkt, an open canal filled in during the 17th century so that the city’s daily food market could be held on the site. It’s a great place for a bite to eat and end your walking tour of Amsterdam Highlights.
- Navigation tour to understand the city
- The Museum Quarter
- Amsterdam Dam Square
- Red light district
- Scholarly and local Walks In Europe guides
- Small groups of 8 or private tours
- Walking tour
- Transport back to the meeting spot
- Museum admissions