Amsterdam Highlights

Quick Details

Duration: 3 hours

This tour runs everyday with two sessions

  • Morning tour leaves at 10:00
  • Afternoon tour leaves at 14:00

Meeting Point

  • Private Parties: We meet you personally at your hotel.
  • Shared Parties: We meet at the Central Station. Your guide will have a signboard saying ” Walks In Europe”

Amsterdam Highlights and Secrets On Foot

Amsterdam is one of the great cultural and architectural treasures of northern Europe, though frequently overlooked in favor of the likes of Brussels and Paris. In this three-hour walking tour of Amsterdam, you orientate yourself with a friendly and knowledgeable Walks in Europe guide, and get to see Amsterdam’s highlights including Museum Quarter, the infamous Red Light District, and more.

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 the 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.

One of Amsterdam’s most unique sites — and one which is perennially popular with visitors — is the yellow submarine on Prinseneiland, which is included in your tour Amsterdam Highlights tour.

Whether or not this colorful micro sub inspired The Beatles is debatable, but it certainly makes for some good photos. The submarine is just one of hundreds of boats moored on Prinseneiland, many of which are classic wooden sailing craft or barges, and the wharf-lined docks are a bustling place to investigate on foot.

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.

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    • Navigation tour to understand the city
    • The Museum Quarter
    • Amsterdam Dam Square
    • Hit the streets and get walking
    • Best way to see Amsterdam
    • Prinsen Eiland Yellow submarine residence
    • Red light district
    • Sculptures of an unknown street artist
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    • Scholarly and local Walks In Europe guides
    • Small groups of 8 or private tours
    • Coffee break with chocolate
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    • Transport back to hotel
    • Lunch