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Beautiful Amsterdam - See the history and the canals
Hey there! I'm Alex, a tour guide in Amsterdam for many years. I'm very passionate about this city, even after having to move out a while back I still call it home. Like so many I am and always have been in love with Amsterdam. A sleazy place to do a pub crawl and visit the Red Light District for many, I would like to convince you of the opposite: Amsterdam is vibrant, beautiful, alive. Outside the tourist traps that Google Maps will send you there's a city worth exploring. One that's both loud and quiet, that harbors a unique artistic side that a lot of people miss out on. One with a fascinating and important history, both in contributions to society in the form of of the arts, science, and commerce and one with lessons to learn from the past. I know this text was supposed to be about me, but I'd rather talk about Mokum. Join me and I will try to convice you that this city is worth falling in love with!
Join me on a fascinating walking tour of Amsterdam, and discover the city's rich history and vibrant culture. As a seasoned local guide,
I will take you on a journey through the charming neighborhoods of Amsterdam, showing you hidden gems and sharing fascinating stories along the way. You'll explore famous neighborhoods such as Jordaan, the famous canals as well as lesser-known spots that only a true insider like me could show you.
With my deep knowledge of the city's history and culture, you'll come away from this walking tour with a newfound appreciation for all that Amsterdam has to offer. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and let me show you the best of Amsterdam!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, NetherlandsDam, 1012 Amsterdam, NetherlandsDirections
1Outside visitDam Square
The vibrant heart of Amsterdam. Experience the bustling energy as you explore this historic square, home to the Royal Palace and the National Monument. It's where Amsterdam's history starts, it's where protesters protest, hippies smoked pot in the 60s and where the Second World War is remembered annually. It is also the start of our tour ;)
The mesmerizing Amsterdam Grachtengordel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the city's 17th-century canal belt, marveling at its picturesque canals, charming bridges, and elegant canal houses. Discover the historical significance of this engineering marvel, which shaped the city's identity. Stroll along the water's edge, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and witness the unique blend of architectural splendor and cultural heritage that defines Amsterdam.
See Amsterdam's iconic Westerkerk, a 17th-century Dutch Protestant church. The Westerkerk and it's church tower are local icons, you'll see them in many paintings, hear about them in Amsterdam folk songs and try to spot them on roof top parties whilst looking at the Amsterdam skyline.
Discover the Homomonument, a powerful symbol of LGBTQ+ rights and equality in Amsterdam. This significant memorial, located in the heart of the city, commemorates the struggles and celebrates the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community.
5Outside visitRoyal Palace Amsterdam
Behold the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, a majestic architectural masterpiece. Explore the opulent interiors, adorned with exquisite artwork and grandeur fit for royalty. Learn about it's history and why many travelers actually overlook this building.
6Outside visitVOC dutch east indie Compangie
Learn about the Dutch East India Company, an influential trading entity that shaped global history where a dark colonial history goes hand in hand with innovations that created the world we all live in still today.
7Outside visitRembrandt House Museum
See Rembrandt House, the former residence of the legendary artist. Stand in awe of the historical building where Rembrandt once lived and worked, and imagine the artistic genius that thrived within its walls.
Experience the vibrant energy of Waterlooplein, Amsterdam's bustling flea market square. Explore a treasure trove of eclectic stalls, from vintage clothing and unique antiques to diverse food offerings. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and discover hidden gems at every turn. Waterlooplein is as Amsterdam gets!
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).