Tour of Amsterdam's historical centre

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Aldo
Quality Verified Registered on January 28, 2023

Hello, I'm Aldo, I have been working as a guide in Amsterdam for over two years. I'll let you know the history of the place, how it started, how it grew, depending on what you like I can make recommendations on where to go, what to eat, what to drink, where you can get cheap and good things, where you can have a good party. All my tours are designed so that you have fun and a good time while you learn about the area where you are walking.

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Tour description

Get to know the heart of Amsterdam with an archaeologist!

I'm going to explain to you everything about the history of the city centre. You'll get a full picture of why Amsterdam is the way it is today as you walk through the oldest part of the city. I will answer all your questions as we pass by some of the most iconic areas and at the same time you will be entertained by many of the anecdotes about centuries past. The tour is like walking with a friend who knows a lot about the area.

These are some of the topics/places we will see along the way:

  • City foundation
  • Clandestine churches
  • Jewish Quarter
  • 17th century/East India Company
  • Construction of canals and city architecture
  • Typical Dutch food

At the end I will give you a list with a series of recommendations that include places of interest and museums mentioned throughout the tour, as well as high-quality places to eat, drink and party. For each of these recommendations you will have a direct link to either buy your ticket or find out the location of the site.

 I am looking forward to see you!

 Important information you should know:

*The itinerary might change due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. weather conditions, season, maintenance in the area, etc.). 

*Groups of more than 4 persons, even in separate reservations, can only join through the paid option (10 euros per person).

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Dam, 1012 JL Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dam, 1012 JL Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    I will be next to the monument on Dam Square with a black and red scarf.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Dam Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace Amsterdam
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Tuschinski Theater
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Willet-Holthuysen Museum
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Portugese Synagoge
  • 8
    Outside visit
  • 9
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Iñigo 18 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Aldo realmente conoce la ciudad y hace que el tour no solo sea entretenido pero también mjy informativo
Ricardo 16 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great tour guide!
Anastasiia 11 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Very nice tour! Definitely recommend 👍
Adriana 08 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Super preparado y ameno. Un aplauso para Aldo
Rosalba 03 May 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Visita muy amena e interesante. Hice el Free Tour con mi familia, tanto a las personas mayores como a las adolescent nos gusto mucho. Aldo feu muy amable, siempre dispuesto a satisfacer cualquier duda y darnos buenas recomendaciones.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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