Tour of Amsterdam's historical centre

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Aldo
Quality Verified Registered on January 28, 2023

Hi! I am Aldo, an archaeologist that arrived to the Netherlands more than two years ago. I am an easygoing person that likes to share with other people what I have learned about this country. I know a loooooooooot of details and I never get tired of answering questions. :D I will make you know the history of the city, how it started, how it grew. According to what you like I can give you recommendations about what to visit during your time here, what to eat, what to drink, where can you get cheap and good stuff, where there might be a good party. All my tours are thought so you can have fun and a good time while you learn about the area where you are walking.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

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 several of the topics/places we will see along the way:

  • City foundation
  • Red Light District
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Chinatown
  • 17th century/East India Company
  • Rembrandt House
  • 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 route may change because of unforeseen circumstances.

 *The maximum size per reservation is six (6) people. If your group is larger, contact me to discuss other options.

 *A minimum contribution of ten euros per person is suggested.

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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.

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    Dam Square
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  • 6
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    Rembrandt House Museum
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  • 9
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    Oudezijds Achterburgwal

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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Tania 01 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Muy interesante!
LARA 29 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Un recorrido de hora y media lleno de información. Aldo fue un guía estupendo q nos narró lde forma muy amena los entresijos de Amsterdam y su historia. 100% recomendable!!
Cristina 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Muy bien tour y muy bien guía 😃
Paula 12 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We had a great experience with Aldo and the tour for Amsterdam. Loved it
Isabel 05 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Qué pena el viento y la lluvia, el resto muy bien !!!
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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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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