5 popular city walking tours in Amsterdam

5 Popular City Walking Tours in Amsterdam

Explore the highlights and secrets of Europe’s best liberal city that is infamous for its 17th century historic canals. Join one of these carefully selected city walking tours in Amsterdam and learn more about this inspiring city.


Discover the history of the cannabis culture and get a first hand experience of Amsterdam’s coffee shop when you visit one with a knowledgeable guide. Walk through narrow streets and learn the history of the Red Light District. A walking tour in Amsterdam city gives you a full introduction to the Dutch capital in one day! The overview prepares you to dig deeper into an area or spots at a more opportune time suited to your itinerary.

Choose from the following carefully selected 5 value for money city walking tours in Amsterdam for timeless memories.

1 | Introduction to and Highlights of the City Walking Tours in Amsterdam

introduction to the city walking tours in Amsterdam

The introduction to and highlights of Amsterdam walking tour takes you to the main sights of the city with a knowledgeable tour guide.

1.1 | What to expect from the Introduction to the city walking tours in Amsterdam

The highlights:

1 | Amsterdam Old Town – Visit the Old Town area and explore the many sights including the Old Church, The Waag, Chinatown, and the smallest house of Amsterdam.

2 | Red Light District | Explore the atmospheric narrow streets of the Red Light area and see the first coffee shop. Learn about the history and the changes in the legal rules that applies to the district;

3 | Jordaan District – Take in the sights of the Dam Square and the Palace as you make your way to the famous Jordaan District. Jordaan area has a rich history and home to Westerkerk and Anne Frank’s house. Jordaan is an area that should top every visitor’s list to Amsterdam.

1.2 | What the tour includes

1 | Walking tour;

2 | Safety measures in place;

3 | Duration – about 3 or 4 hours depending on the provider you choose;

4 | Instant confirmation;

5 | Touch-free mobile ticketing;

6 | Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts;

*Tour available in English, German or Spanish

1.3 | Learn more and Book with your preferred tour operator:


If you prefer, you could undertake an exclusive, fully customisable private walking tour of the city of Amsterdam with a knowledgeable local guide > more details are provided here.



2 | Red Light District + Coffeeshop Walking Tours in Amsterdam

Red light district and coffeeshop walking tours in Amsterdam

The Red Light District and Coffeeshop tour is an opportunity for you to learn the history and how the city adopted its much known liberal attitudes from a guide.

2.1 | What to expect from the Red Light District and Coffeeshop Walking Tour

The highlights:

1 | An informative tour about the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of the Red Light District and how Amsterdam developed its liberal reputation.

2 | Experience the city’s narrowest street, and explore the area’s small shops and restaurants, as you walk through Chinatown;

3 | Visit a coffeeshop.

2.2 | What the tour includes

1 | Walking tour with a guide;

2 | Safety measures in place;

3 | Duration – 2 to 3 hours;

4 | Instant confirmation;

5 | Touch free and mobile ticketing;

6 | Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts;

7 | Private or small group available.

*Not suitable for under 18.

Learn more and Book with your preferred tour operator



3 | About WWII & Anne Frank Walking tours in Amsterdam

about WWII and Anne Frank walking tours in Amsterdam

In this small group tour, you shall learn about the events of World War II, the Jewish Quarter and most interestingly about the life of Anne Frank, and her diary.

3.1 | What to expect from WWII and Anne Frank Tours in Amsterdam

The highlights:

1 | Discover one of Amsterdam’s oldest Jewish settlement, the Jewish Quarter. Learn how the area developed over the centuries. Visit a 17th century Portuguese synagogue.

2 | Learn about Anne Frank – the girl who kept a diary when she and her family were hidden in an attic.

3 | During the tour, you will see the Jewish Historical Museum, Auschwitz Monument and the Anne Frank House façade.

4 | Learn about the Dutch Resistance in the Second World War.

3.2 | What the tour includes

1 | Walking tour with a guide;

2 | Safety measures in place;

3 | Duration: 2 hours;

4 | Instant confirmation;

5 | Touch free and mobile ticketing;

6 | Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts;

7 | Private or small group available.

*Tour available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

3.3 | Learn more and Book with your preferred tour operator


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4 | About Amsterdam’s History – Walking tours in Amsterdam

You may want to discover some of Amsterdam’s most iconic squares, buildings, canals and old streets, while learning about the city’s history, liberal culture and Dutch people.

4.1 | What to expect from History Walking tours in Amsterdam

The highlights:

1 | Dam Square and an introduction to Dutch culture;

2 | Learn about Oude Kerk and how this historic monument is intertwined with the Dutch culture;

3 | Walk along Amsterdam central and see Damrak, the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk. Learn about their significance to Amsterdam and the royal family.

4 | The Amsterdam Canal Ring – a historic and UNESCO listed heritage site. Learn about the city’s canals rich history and importance, turning a little fishing village into a world trade centre.

5 | In this tour, you will also hear about how freedom and tolerance were born in the Netherlands in the 16th century – the very same values shape the attitudes of Amsterdammers today.

4.2 | What the tour includes

1 | Walking tour and a guide;

2 | Safety measures in place;

3 | Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes;

4 | Instant confirmation;

5 | Touch free and mobile ticketing;

6 | Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts;

4.3 | Learn more and Book your tour


5 | Highlights and hidden treasures of walking tours in Amsterdam

highlights and hidden treasures walking tours of Amsterdam

Get to know Amsterdam beyond the Red Light district and Coffeeshops. Visit the most important sights of the Dutch capital along with some tucked-away gems in this private walking tours in Amsterdam.

5.1 | What to expect from Highlights + Hidden treasures walking tours in Amsterdam

The highlights:

1 | Walk through Amsterdam’s historic highlights – Old Town and Jordaan district and learn about their fascinating history;

2 | See interesting architecture and learn about the Dutch culture;

3 | Stroll through Dam Square, the Flower Market, Rembrandt House, the Royal Palace, hidden courtyards and many more;

5.2 | What the tour includes

1 | Walking tour and a guide;

2 | Safety measures in place;

3 | Duration: About 3 hours depending on the tour selected;

4 | Instant confirmation;

5 | Touch free mobile ticketing;

6 | Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts;

5.3 | Learn more and Book with your preferred tour operator:

Peruse all walking tours in Amsterdam provided by your preferred tour operator to suit your interests and itinerary

Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands

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52° 22′ 40.6416” N and 4° 53′ 49.4520” E
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City: Capital of Netherlands

Population: 1,149,000

Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)

Zone: Central European Time Zone | Central European Summer Time

Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station

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Explore Amsterdam by bike in 2 best rewarding ways

Explore Amsterdam by bike in 2 best rewarding ways

Experience a piece of Dutch culture like never before and explore Amsterdam by bike. There are many bike-friendly routes around Amsterdam city that takes you through the city’s historic and cultural sights such as the Dam Square, Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Exploring Amsterdam by bike is economical. It is also a fast way of discovering the green city, both the hidden and the best of the beaten-track in a few hours.

You can explore Amsterdam by bike in two rewarding ways:

1 |Independently and/or

2 | By guided bike tours.

This article sets out suggestions on the various options available to you to explore Amsterdam by bike along with useful cycling tips to be aware of for a safe bicycling experience.

Whilst we work hard to be accurate, and provide the best information possible, we also encourage you to please always check before heading out.

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Exploring Amsterdam by bike independently

Explore Amsterdam by bike in 2 rewarding ways

With almost 500 kilometres of cycling routes in and around the city, exploring Amsterdam by bike independently is a must-do activity for avid cyclists. Cycling through cobbled streets, quaint bridges, canals and colourful terraces that defines this green city along with 100 km of canals and its close proximity to the North Sea, is a rewarding experience in itself. The outstanding network of cycle paths extends outwards and you can explore for hours or days.

Head southwards along River Amstel to the picturesque town of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (9 kilometres) for a slice of riverside living. While exploring the south of the city, Amsterdamse Bos is the destination to fuel your lust for nature.

Traffic-free cycle paths abound as you venture outwards of Amsterdam city and towards the rural areas. It is an aesthetic wonder, much defined by serene and charming waterways.

Here are 5 of the best ideas to explore Amsterdam by bike independently:

1 | Amstel River

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Exploring Amsterdam by bike along the Amstel River is one of the most scenic adventures to undertake. The route takes you through the heart of town, passing through some old and new architecture, residential estates, cheese farms and the picturesque village of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. The route is 27 kilometres, beginning from the north of Amstel River, (from which Amsterdam derives its name) near Amsterdam Centrum. Follow the waterways. You may have to walk your bike some of the way, a perfect opportunity for you to stop and get some photos.

2 | Zuid and Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdam Zuid is located to the south and southwest of Singelgracht canal with Amsterdamse Bos lying on the edge of the city. The Dutch Forest is a haven of tranquility amidst evergreens and lakes. You may want to take a picnic with you so you could peaceful setting before returning to the buzz of the city.

3 | Flowers of Amsterdam

When you think of flowers in the Netherlands – you think of tulips! Right? When in Amsterdam, you could begin your flower cycle route from the Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market) in the city and continue on to end in Aalsmeer, near the largest flower auction in the world.

4 | Oost and Ijburg

If you want to see some modern architecture while you explore Amsterdam by bike, then this is the route for you. Start you journey from De Goodyer Windmill through the eastern area of Amsterdam, arriving at IJburg. A beautiful water route, and man-made islands.

5 | Haarlem, Amsterdam by bike

Haarlem, a historic town and a coastal area on the west of Amsterdam is worth exploring by bike. Located about 25 kilometres from the centre of Amsterdam, you will cycle through some of the busiest parts of Amsterdam. Do take care when you ride.


For more scenic routes to explore Amsterdam by bike independently, go to Royal Dutch Automobile Association, simply known as ANWB for guides and maps to design your very own adventure.


Exploring Amsterdam by bike via group cycle tours

Cycling in Amsterdam

There are several options for you to discover Amsterdam by bike if you wish to explore in a group.

1 | Central Amsterdam by bike small group tour

Explore the heart of the city of Amsterdam by bike with an experienced guide. Your journey begins from Central Station, Amsterdam and the highlights of this tour includes:

What to expect:

i | Ride to the western islands , passing through some charming drawbridges and warehouses;

ii | Continue on along Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts passing through trendy boutiques, and hip eateries;

iii | Enjoy a ride through the famous Museum Quarter, with Westerkerk and Anne Frank’s house in sight, enroute to Vondelpark, the most famous park in Amsterdam.

iv | After a pleasant break in the park, you will circle back to the Museum Quarter but this time passing through Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood;

v | You will cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge) over River Amstel before arriving at Maritime Quarter, where you can view the replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour.

vi | You will be guided back to your starting point;

vii | Duration: 3 hours

Live Guide: Available in English, German and Dutch.

Instant confirmation + Mobile ticketing.

Central Amsterdam by bike small group tour includes:

English or German-speaking guide

Small tour group (15 people max)

Bicycle

Helmet

Stroopwafel

Bottled water

Audio guide app (if audio guide tour option selected)

NOT INCLUDED:

Additional food and drinks;

Tips.

NOT SUITABLE

Children under 12 years

Pregnant women

People with mobility impairments

People who can’t ride a bike

Wheelchair users

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2 | Private bike tour of Ijburg districk – up to 10 people from € 250

Admire the contemporary houses and housing blocks of Ijburg;

Cycle the bike friendly streets and bridges of Amsterdam’s newest neighborhood;

Cross to the Steigereiland (Pier Island) to experience the Collage City Concept;

Marvel at colorful and do-it-yourself houses;

Find out why one of the new bridges is called “Dolly Parton Bridge”;

Pedal the grid-like streets of Haveneiland;

Discover the floating houses of IJburg;

Learn more and Book > Private bike tour of Ijburg districk – up to 10 people from € 250

3 | Amsterdam City Sightseeing tour by bike – 3 hours

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See the major attractions in Amsterdam by bike led by an experienced guide. Begin your journey in downtown Amsterdam and weave through the streets like a local!

What to expect:

i | Explore Amsterdam like a local on a bike tour;

ii | Follow designated bike paths from Dam Square to monuments such as Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace and National Monument.

iii | Stop to take photographs;

iv | Learn about the city’s history while you explore Amsterdam by bike;

v | Continue to the beautiful floating flower market of the Bloemenmarkt. 

vi | Pedal along the banks of the historic canals in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt.

vii | Admire the 19th-century merchant houses and take a break in Museumplein, where you will find the iconic I Amsterdam sign in bold letters. 

viii | Use of a bike for the duration of the tour.

Not suitable:

Children under 12 years

Pregnant women

People with mobility impairments

People who can’t ride a bike

Wheelchair users.

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4 | Explore Amsterdam by bike – Backstreets and Hidden gems

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Explore the backstreets and hidden gems of Amsterdam by bike in this 3-hour guided tour

What to expect:

i | Experience Amsterdam like a local with a grassroots bike tour company, Meet your guide to collect your bikes, and head off to find some of the city’s hidden gems.

ii | Start with the popular Jordaan area, riding the safe backstreets to cross over canals. Your guide will take you to courtyards and churches often missed by tourists, telling you the origin and history of each site along the way.

iii | End your tour of the Jordaan area at Anne Frank’s House, and learn about one of Amsterdam’s most famous and heroic former residents.

iv | After a relaxing break in a charming café, cycle to the Vondelpark for a ride in Amsterdam’s favorite urban oasis.

v | Next, go to Museum Square (Museumplein) to learn about the city’s most popular cultural attractions, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Concertgebouw.

Not suitable:

Children under 12 years

Pregnant women

People with mobility impairments

People who can’t ride a bike

Wheelchair users.

Learn more and Book > Explore Amsterdam by bike – Backstreets and Hidden gems

**Guided tours offered by our trusted partner – Get Your Guide


Whilst there are recommended cycle routes which you could explore independently, and cycling in Amsterdam with a group are both fun adventures to undertake, you may want to be aware about the following 6 useful tips for a safe cycling experience:

Useful tips for safe ways to explore Amsterdam by bike

1 | Adhere to traffic rules and regulations

Ensure you are familiar to the traffic rules and regulations in the Netherlands and Amsterdam city in relation to cyclists. In particular a working bicycle bell that can be heard by other traffic users who are at least 25 metres, working lights and reflectors which are mandatory for night-time cycling. As well, keep to the right side of the road and don’t ride on the pavements. Peruse the comprehensive guide on Traffic Signs and Regulations in the Netherlands, download the PDF to peruse.

2 | Avoid the Tram rails if you can!

You just need to be careful not to get your wheels stuck in the tram rails. Ensure you cross the tram rails at an angle.

3 | Bike parking policy in Amsterdam

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No bike parking sign in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a strict bike parking policy! You must not park where there are ‘No bike parking’ sign and words Verboden fietsen te plaatsenand. There are exclusion zones for bike parking areas around train and public transport hubs, so ensure you do not park here.

4 | Park bicycles in designated guarded parking facilities

Theft of bicycles in Amsterdam is high!

You are strongly advised to use one of the guarded parking facilities provided by the Amsterdam City Council. To learn more, visit the Amsterdam City Council web page to locate guarded parking facilities dotted around the city.

5 | Lock your bicycles!

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Do remember to lock your bicycle at all times when not in use by using certified locks. Certified locks can be purchased from any of the bicycle shops in Amsterdam city. They are little more expensive than ordinary locks but it is worth it.

Lock, securing your bicycle frame to a bike rack or a solid metal post.

6 | Insurance

Ensure your travel insurance cover your bicycle and cycling activities whilst on holiday in Amsterdam or wider Netherlands.

NB: Avoid rush hours and take a poncho with you – it does rain in Amsterdam!


Highly recommended read – Cycling in Amsterdam – 19 Useful tips for an enriched experience – next post.


Have fun exploring Amsterdam by bike!

xoxo

Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam on world map
52° 22′ 40.6416” N and 4° 53′ 49.4520” E
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Amsterdam Coat of Arms
Amsterdam Coat of Arms

City: Capital of Netherlands

Population: 1,149,000

Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)

Zone: Central European Time Zone | Central European Summer Time

Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station

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Fun Canal Biking in Amsterdam | 7 reasons to explore Amsterdam’s sustainable highlight

Fun Canal biking in Amsterdam | 7 reasons to explore Amsterdam’s sustainable highlight

Have a unique, fun experience exploring the historic canals of the Dutch capital at leisure. Reduce your carbon footprint by canal biking in Amsterdam.


Canal biking in Amsterdam
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A remarkable city built on waters, Amsterdam boasts all manner of canal cruises with its 200 tour boats, captivating the interests and imagination of its 3 million or so visitors each year. The cruises encompass large tourist boats, smaller boats with fewer passenger, open-top boats, boats with buffet lunch or boats on private hire. Therefore, when visiting Amsterdam, canal cruises are an absolute must experience activity.

Alongside canal cruises, canal biking is an eco-friendly activity that is popular and fun to experience whilst reducing your carbon footprint.

In this simple guide, you shall find 7 reasons on Why canal biking in Amsterdam is worth exploring and how you could experience canal biking in Amsterdam for timeless memories.

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Why Canal biking in Amsterdam is worth exploring

canal biking in Amsterdam

Canal biking in Amsterdam has been a popular activity since 1984 and is a great way to experience the canal city from the waters.

Rent a canal bike (pedal boats, pedalos) and head out to the waters by yourself, with your special someone or a group of friends for a truly personal experience of the canals. There is nothing quite like experiencing the city of canals from the waters. Enjoy the gentle breeze, summer sunshine, shades of the setting sun along with the spectacular views of the houseboats, incredible architecture of the gable-houses and the numerous bridges you shall pass under – all at your own pace.

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Bridges in Amsterdam

Here are 7 reasons why canal biking is worth exploring:

1 | Pedal power!

These engine-free boats are a remarkable sustainable highlight. With zero emission, not only do they contribute to the green environment but it is also a great opportunity for a simple workout. Moreover, if your feet tire, you could always swap with the others in the group.

2 | Noise-free

Engine-free boats means these are also noise-free! No engine-sounds to overcome when you speak or to endure during your cruise.

3 | Pedal at your own pace

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The Montelbaanstoren, Amsterdam | Netherlands

Views of Amsterdam’s historic buildings such as Anne Frank’s House, the Old City gates, the skinny bridge, the old tower and so many more are truly stunning. The experience is more rewarding when seen unhurried and self-guided, minus the sounds of the engine. You pedal your way around the canals as fast or as leisurely as you wish.

Suggestion: Pedal boat hire are usually for 1 hour or 1.5 hour but you could always hire the boat for longer by paying a little more.

4 | Money saver

Pedal boats are not only good for the environment but it is also less expensive than a canal boat tour – best of both worlds 🙂

Prices start from € 25.00 per group up to four persons and you may not pay anything if you book through your I Amsterdam City Card.

5 | Fun and close comfort for family

Most pedalos are equipped for four passengers, perfect for small groups.

Pedalling your way around the canals of Amsterdam is certainly a fun way to explore with family and friends. Being in close comfort of each other is definitely more enjoyable for the kids. This also means no unwanted or unpleasant company!

6 | Canal biking in Amsterdam come rain or shine!

Canal biking in Amsterdam is perfect for the summer. Even so, it does rain in this beautiful city. A waterproof hood is fixed onto the tour boat so, you could explore the canals unhindered. However, keep your ponchos handy as the sides are not covered and you may still need put your ponchos on.

7 | Flexibility canal biking in Amsterdam

Maps, directions, instructions and sailing tips are provided so you could navigate with confidence. There are four suggested routes to take ensuring you see all the major sights!

There are 100 pedalos that can be rented from four locations around the city. You have the flexibility to rent the pedal boat from one location and drop-it off at another.

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Pedal boat tours by Stromma Netherlands

There are 2 ways to experience canal biking in Amsterdam – by prior booking a pedal boat rental for your group, use your I Amsterdam City Card and enjoy a free ride and turn-up on the day and purchase your ride.

**Terms and Conditions apply with the I Amsterdam City Card.

1 | Book a pedal boat rental online

Choose a 1 hour or 1.5 hour rental. Customise the route to suit your interests.

What you need to know:

i | You’ll receive a free guidebook containing a map and canal routes around the city;

ii | Customise your route to see the city’s highlights – the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, and the Amstel River, as well as other attractions such as the Mint Tower, St. Nicholas Church, the Golden Bend, the Royal Palace, the National Monument, Albert Cuyp Market, and the old city gates.

iii | Wi-Fi access is available at the point of departure via the Canal Network;

iv | There is a 20€ deposit per pedal boat;

v | If you decide to return the boat to a different location there is 20€ charge.

What the pedal boat rental includes:

i | Pedal boat rental for the duration;

ii | Free guidebook

iii | Free Wi-Fi at the tour operator’s mooring and shops

Not included with the pedal boat rental:

Live tour guide

20€ deposit per canal bike (please pay on the day of your rental)

Learn more about the pedal boat rental and Book online


2 | Enjoy canal biking in Amsterdam with I Amsterdam City Card

To rent a pedal boat, using your I Amsterdam City Card you need to book a time-slot with Stromma Canal tours. Ensure your City Card is valid at the time of the activity.

Includes:

i | Free guidebook to customise your route;

ii | Rental of pedal boat for the duration;

iii | Free Wi-Fi at the tour operator’s mooring and shops.

To book:

Visit the office at Stationsplein 10 (opposite Amsterdam Central Station) or visit Damrak Pier 5.

Learn more and buy your superb value I Amsterdam City Card


Practical information about pedal biking in Amsterdam

Book in advance

Booking online in advance is highly recommended given that pedal biking in Amsterdam is a popular activity.

Digital ticketing

Touch-free digital ticketing is encouraged. You are also required to adhere to safety measures in place.

Where to go

You could go to one of the following locations:

i | Stromma Shop Rijksmusem – Stadhouderskade 520

ii | Stromma Shop Leidseplein – Leidse Bosje 2

iii | Stromma Shop Anne Frank House – Prinsengracht 279

Operating times

Pedal boats are available for hire from 11:00 in the morning. Last departure is at 4:00 p.m.

Closing times may vary depending on the weather or national holidays.

Recommendation

Highly recommended that you hire the pedal boat for 1.5 hour so you could really take your time and immerse in all the architecture and allure of the city you shall find along the way.

Book online with our trusted partner, Get Your Guide.


Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam on world map
52° 22′ 40.6416” N and 4° 53′ 49.4520” E
Amsterdam flag
Amsterdam flag
Amsterdam Coat of Arms
Amsterdam Coat of Arms

City: Capital of Netherlands

Population: 1,149,000

Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)

Zone: Central European Time Zone | Central European Summer Time

Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station

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Best Food Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Food Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Get to know the wonderful multicultural city of the Dutch capital by tasting some of the best local bites while on a 2-hour private food walking tour in Amsterdam. Enjoy the variety of delicious snacks while you experience many of the historical sights along the way through the heart of the city. Your local guide will share his knowledge about Amsterdam’s food traditions and culture, the influences of the many different cultures that make up the unique Dutch cuisines in Amsterdam.

What to expect on private Food Walking Tour in Amsterdam

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In this private food walking tour in Amsterdam with a local, you will sample some of the best in Amsterdam’s street foods and go to hip cafés. Stroll through the beautiful district of Pijp and taste an authentic stroopwafel, plus so much more…

1 | Walking tour through the heart of Amsterdam;

2 | Visit vendors, restaurants and Albert Cuyp market;

3 | Discover one of Amsterdam’s most vibrant districts – the picturesque Pijp area where hip cafés sit next to local bars, creating a unique vibe of the old and new;

4 | Sample the variety of delicious Dutch snacks and some amazing bites in the local eateries;

5 | 7 food tastings per participant;

6 | Enjoy the delicious authentic stroopwafel prepared by an Amsterdammer;

7 | Learn about Amsterdam’s food culture and traditions from your knowledgeable tour guide;

8 | See and learn about the historical sights along the way;

9 | Visit the best fishmongers in Amsterdam and end the tour at a beer café where you will be served a cheese platter!

The private Food Walking Tour in Amsterdam includes the following:

Food tasting7 food tastings per participant;

Duration: Two hours

Live tour guide: English | Dutch

Instant confirmation.

Mobile ticketing: Download on your mobile device or print your voucher.

Private group: Number of participants is limited.

Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours before the activity commences for a full-refund.

Tour is not suitable for:

People with mobility impairments.

Wheelchair users.

Important information for participants of private Food Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Involves lots of walking – please use comfortable shoes;

Summer activity: Bring a sun hat.

Autumn/Spring: Bring along a light jacket/coat and an umbrella.

Covid-19 precautions: Participants are advised to bring and wear mask at all times except when tasting food.

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