Amsterdam's Highlights Private Walking Tour

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  • 3 hr

Explore Amsterdam in a half-day with a private guide to enjoy the best of the city.

Itinerary Details

On your private half-day tour of Amsterdam, trace the city’s fascinating history, delving into backstreets and highlights of the city. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of a private guide on a fascinating, immersive tour of Amsterdam’s landmarks.
  • Learn the layout of Amsterdam around four concentric semicircles of canals
  • Explore Dam Square, home to the iconic Koninklijk Palace, a royal residence.
  •  See the smallest house in Amsterdam and visit the first condom speciality shop in the world.
  • Visit Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam's famed floating flower market.
  • Walkthrough Begijnhof, one of the oldest and picturesque courtyards in Amsterdam.
  • Discover the Dutch love affair with pedal power in a city of 513km cycle paths
  • See Torensluis Bridge, Anne Frank’s house, Westerkerk 
From its humble beginnings as a fishing village by the Amstel river, Amsterdam has enjoyed a rich and storied history. By the 17th century, it had grown into a lively port town, attracting wealthy merchants and artisans from all over the globe to enjoy the high life in one of the world’s most prosperous cities. Today Amsterdam is characterised by centuries-old canals, painted houseboats, and streets filled with cyclists. World-class museums and galleries boast highly-prized art collections, while elegant spire-topped churches gaze down on an extraordinary number of stone bridges - more than 500 at last count.

On your tour, you will explore Dam Square, once the mouth of the Amstel River; marvel at the ornate grandeur of the cupola-topped Koninklijk Palace, one of a trio of Dutch royal residences. Admire the stunning facade of the 800-year-old Nieuwe Kerk, which is such a part of the Dutch identity and is considered “Amsterdam’s living room”. Stroll Torensluis Bridge and pass by the house of Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank before stopping to admire 17th century’s Westerkerk’s soaring tower. In atmospheric Nine Street, yield to the bustle of pavement cafes, florists and boutiques before marvelling at the rainbow of vivid fragrant blooms in Amsterdam’s famous flower market. See where booksellers and street artists vie for attention (on Fridays) close to the leafy courtyard of Begijnhof, a haven of quietude in the city’s buzz and bustle. Your tour finishes in the Joordan District – the foodie district of Amsterdam, where your guide will happily recommend various dining options to you. 

Tour duration
3 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Tickets included
  • No tickets required for this tour 

Other inclusions
Food & drink ( not included)
Gratuites, optional ( not included)

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs, Master, Seniors

Attractions along this route:

Dam Square
Lying in the very heart of the Dutch capital, Dam Square is surrounded by scenic and notable buildings.

Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace)
Amsterdam’s Royal Palace is one of the best examples of Dutch Baroque.

Nieuwe Kerk (New Church)
Used for Dutch royal investiture ceremonies, this magnificent church is full of history.

Anne Frank House
The house in which Anne Frank and her family hid from Nazi persecution.

Westerkerk (West Church)
This 17th century Protestant church has a tower with breathtaking views of the city.

Jordaan district
A former hotbed of leftist politics, this picturesque district has a vibrant and varied local community in its courtyards, cafés and restaurants.

Amsterdam's picturesque ancient court has a fascinating religious history.

Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market)
The city's most fragrant attraction is the only floating flower market on the planet.
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