Free tour

Golden Age Canals Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Noman
Quality Verified Registered on October 05, 2023

Meet a seasoned tour guide with a deep-rooted connection to the enchanting city of Amsterdam. Calling this city home possesses an intimate knowledge of its hidden gems, winding canals, and rich historical tapestry. A passion for storytelling and a keen interest in local history brings to life the tales of Amsterdam's vibrant past. These are not mere excursions; they are immersive journeys through time, where cobblestone streets whisper secrets and centuries-old buildings hold untold stories. Affable nature and easy rapport with visitors create an inviting atmosphere. Love for Amsterdam is contagious, as you weave together anecdotes, legends, and historical facts to offer a multifaceted view of this captivating city. Whether strolling along the iconic canals or exploring the charming neighborhoods, these tours are a window into the heart and soul of Amsterdam. For those seeking an authentic and enriching experience of this Dutch jewel, turn to a guide. Every corner of Amsterdam becomes a chapter in a story waiting to be discovered.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Are you ready to dive into the Amsterdam UNESCO canals and find the true heart of the city?

Beginning: The Old City

We begin in the heart of Amsterdam's old city, the red light district where the ancient pulse of the city beats strongest. Here, amidst cobblestone streets, stands the oldest church, its centuries-old spire a silent witness to the passage of time. Red light windows beckon from the lanes nearby and Amsterdam's Old City reveals itself as a realm where the sacred and the profane intertwine, where history whispers through the walls, and where the soul of the city is laid bare for those willing to seek it.

Amstel River: A Living Tapestry of Stories 

Our adventure then leads us to Central Amsterdam, where bridges whisper tales of the Dutch Golden Age. Find the Amstel River where tulips once ignited a craze, and discover hidden courtyards that have borne witness to the age of global empires.

The New City

The new city district stands as a testament to the city's  innovative spirit. Tall baroque townhouses line the narrow canals, their elegant facades reflecting centuries of architectural evolution. Built upon reclaimed swampland, this neighborhood symbolizes Amsterdam's triumph over nature and its transformation into a thriving metropolis. Today the houses seem to be dancing as they slowly fall over on their 400 year old foundations.

The Canal Ring 
The Canal Ring, often dubbed the "Venice of the North," boasts lavish townhouses, adorned with elegant facades and gabled roofs. A neighborhood for  merchants, traders, and the social elite of the time, life within the Canal Ring was one of luxury and refinement.

End: The Journey Culminates 
As the journey through Amsterdam's canals draws to a close, the towering Westerkerk emerges beside Anne Frank's house like a sentinel of history. This majestic church stands as a poignant symbol marking the end of an era—the end of the Golden Age.  Rembrandt, one of the most celebrated Dutch painters of the Golden Age, found his final resting place within the hallowed walls of the Westerkerk after passing away in 1669, just a few years before the Golden Age ended. Feel the weight of history, the passage of time, and the enduring legacy of those who shaped Amsterdam's rich tapestry.

Why Us? 

This tour isn't just about sightseeing; it's about experiencing Amsterdam with all your senses. Our passionate guides bring these stories to life. We promise a tour that's as unique as the city itself, with surprises around every corner.

Book Your Ticket to Amsterdam's Soul! 

Seize this opportunity to embark on an adventure you'll cherish forever. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now and be prepared to be captivated by Amsterdam's undeniable charm! Book now!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Prins Hendrikkade 95, 1012 AE Amsterd...
    Prins Hendrikkade 95, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Meet at the entrance to the tower of tears ( google: Café de Schreierstoren) [Prins Hendrikkade 95, 1012 AE Amsterdam] opposite the East end of Central Station. The entrance is on Prins Hendrikkade and overlooks the Gelderskade canal. The guide will have a colored flag on them or hanging from their pocket.

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    Oude Kerk
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    Nieuwe Kerk
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    Anne Frank House

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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Monique 18 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Norman knows His subject. Thank you
josua 18 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Ive always dreamed of seeing Amsterdam's canals and this tour was a dream come true
Ross 16 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Great tour with Noman really fun and interesting!
Anne 01 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Norman was a wealth of information, clearly passionate about the city with also a great sense of humour. He was mindful of his guests, reminded everyone to keep safe, lots of bicycles zooming everywhere!! Would absolutely recommend any tour Norman hosts 😊
Prabhav 28 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Reached the meeting pt 5 minutes late due to delayed tram. Still flund the group there and yet the guru didn't allow us to join the group. Happened similar for next day...we booked for 10.30 am, but they cancelled and changed the booking to 11.30 Am which unfortunately I was not able to join
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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