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Jordaan Tours

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Jordaan
Once a working-class neighborhood, Jordaan in central Amsterdam has become an upscale enclave favored by artists and designers. Grand 17th-century houses, art galleries, speciality shops, music venues, cafes, and restaurants line the leafy canals in this quintessential Amsterdam neighborhood, which attracts tourists and locals alike.

The Basics
The Amsterdam neighborhood of Jordaan attracts travelers looking to experience authentic Dutch culture while visiting essential landmarks and street markets. Travelers have many options to explore Jordaan on a half-day or full-day group tour, or on a walking or biking tour. Stops usually include essential attractions such as the Anne Frank Museum and Woonbootmuseum, a museum inside a 1914 freighter converted into a houseboat. Jordaan is also a great place to stroll, eat, and drink.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Jordaan is suitable for travelers of all ages.
  • The neighborhood is perfect for exploring like a local, which means by bicycle. Choose a guided cycling tour for ease or rent a bike to explore on your own.
  • When walking through Jordaan, be mindful of the bike paths; do not walk on the paths marked for bikes only.

How to Get There
Jordaan is accessible by taxi, bicycle, and public transportation. Take tram No. 13 or No. 17 to the Westermarkt stop at the center of the district.

When to Get There

For smaller crowds, the best time to visit Amsterdam is between April and May or September and November—before or after the summer high season. On Saturdays, go early to beat the crowds at Lindengracht market to shop for cheese, fresh fish, flowers, and handcrafted items. On Monday mornings, Westerstraat market features food stalls and all manner of clothing, from up-market brands to vintage.

Statue Spotting
As you stroll the picturesque canals, in between jaunts to coffee shops and markets, pay attention to the statues scattered throughout the neighborhood. They commemorate various local heroes such as Dutch patriot Johnny Jordaan and folk singers who helped to make Jordaan the Greenwich Village of Amsterdam—people such as Tante Leen and Manke Nelis whose likenesses stand at the corner of Prinsengracht and Elandsgracht.
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Private half day Dutch Food & History Tour in Amsterdam's Jordaan Area

Private half day Dutch Food & History Tour in Amsterdam's Jordaan Area

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Don’t waste time trying to hit the Dutch food hotspots alone, only to end up in tourist traps. Instead, join this comprehensive, intimate, and off-the-beaten-path food tour through the historical Jordaan district, during which you stop at eight distinct locations. Listen as your Amsterdam-local guide explains each foodstuff—such as Poffertjes (pancakes) or Gouda cheese—as you go.
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  • 4 hours
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$35.30
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Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
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Sebi Boat Tours

Sebi Boat Tours

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We are Sebi Boat Tours, two true Amsterdammers who want to share their love for this beautiful city. With our 100% electric boat which is open on sunny days and closed on rainy and windy days and has a toilet, we will provide a 2 hour intimate canal tour. We will pass all the highlights Amsterdam has to offer including the world famous canal belt, The Jordaan, The red light district, the river Amstel, the maritime area and places, where big tour boats cannot go. On the way we will make a stop at Amsterdam's best boat caterer, childhood friends of ours, to pick up some traditional Dutch snacks while you enjoy a wide variety of complementary drinks. All this while Captain Sebi will pass on his years of knowledge of the city and canals, on current events and Amsterdam people in Dutch, English and German!
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  • 2 hours
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$59.21
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Small-Group Amsterdam Bike Tour

Small-Group Amsterdam Bike Tour

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Cycle along Amsterdam’s flat and open city streets on this small-group guided bike tour. Explore the historic city at a leisurely pace as you pedal alongside the UNESCO-listed canals and visit the green oasis of Vondel Park. Pass top attractions like the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum, and check out Amsterdam’s oldest neighborhood, the Red Light District. This small-group tour is capped at 12 people, ensuring you receive personalized attention from your informative guide.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$29.82
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2-Hour Semi Private All-Inclusive Cruise on our Boutique Style boats

2-Hour Semi Private All-Inclusive Cruise on our Boutique Style boats

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Cruise Amsterdam’s scenic canals in a fully electric boat, while your hosts give you a glimpse into modern Dutch life. Enjoy an open bar with local goodies like craft beer, wines, and nonalcoholic beverages. A snack platter with fruit, cheese, cookies, and sausages is also provided. This peaceful, scenic cruise is a great choice for first-time visitors and those who want to escape the crowds on land.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Champagne Cruise in Amsterdam

Private Champagne Cruise in Amsterdam

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Sip Champagne as you glide along Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals on a private, 1.5-hour salon boat cruise. Board a classic, electric 1920s salon boat with a private captain at the helm, and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere as you explore the delightful De Jordaan neighborhood. Cruise the flower-lined waterways past 17th-century merchants’ houses, bridges and churches; and hear about the area’s history and landmarks. Along the way, celebrate the occasion with a complimentary glass of Champagne and unlimited free drinks from the open bar. Choose from different departure times during the day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Layover Escape Amsterdam's Airport

Layover Escape Amsterdam's Airport

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Make the most of your Amsterdam layover—instead of hanging out in the terminal, take a customized tour with a private guide instead. In just a few hours, you can squeeze in a sightseeing tour of the capital city, explore a neighborhood you may not have seen before, or fit in a quick shopping or dining excursion. This is a completely bespoke experience designed in accordance with your interests.
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  • 5 hours
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Ultimate Amsterdam Food Experience: Private And Personalized

Ultimate Amsterdam Food Experience: Private And Personalized

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Skip the run-of-the-mill group tours and see Amsterdam like a local on this foodie-focused private tour. In the company of a carefully selected local host, eat your way around the bohemian Jordaan neighborhood, trying everything from traditional favorites to unique global dishes.
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  • 3 hours
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A Full Day In Amsterdam With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Full Day In Amsterdam With A Local: Private & Personalized

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See Amsterdam through the eyes of someone who lives there on a personalized tour that lets you leave the guidebook behind and dive into local culture. Take a break from being a tourist as you explore neighborhoods of your choice or let your host design an itinerary based on your interests. Learn the best places in town to eat, drink, shop, and play according to your tastes for an experience that keeps on giving even after the tour ends.
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  • 8 hours
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Amsterdam Bike Tour

Amsterdam Bike Tour

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During your stay in Amsterdam, you can not miss a bike tour through the city’s canals. The city bike tour of Amsterdam is the best way to get to know those parts of the city that are harder to reach by walking. Walking you can do 80% of the city and with the bike tour, we take you to travel 20% that you lack. Always safely, through independent bike lanes and away from the large crowds of downtown! For 2.5 hours on wheels, we will take you to the most memorable places in the city: parks, museums, windmills … In this tour, we will not only see the most important thing about the Dutch capital and its best landscapes but also tell you the stories that make these sites special. Do not hesitate! Get on the bike and discover Amsterdam with us on two wheels. It will be a memorable adventure! The tour includes the bicycle rental during the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Amsterdam Walking Tour

Amsterdam Walking Tour

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See the HIGHLIGHTS of AMSTERDAM in a 2,5 HOUR Walking tour and be photographed at the same time? Shoot Me! Photography takes you to the most epic places in Amsterdam with a professional PHOTOGRAPHER. Tourists turn into models on this tour which takes you to all the famous places Amsterdam is known for. From a personal photoshoot with the Amsterdam skyline in the background, to a family portret near the canals in the city center. A perfect shot with your friends at Damsquare and a fun playful one of you on the Amstel. Its a guarantee you will go home with amazing pictures! The Red light district, Anne Frank House and of course the Jordaan are also part of this tour. The photographer takes amazing photos of you when and wherever you like. AND Yes! ALL PHOTOS are INCLUDED. You do not want to miss this…
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam International-Group Historical Bike Tour

Amsterdam International-Group Historical Bike Tour

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Pedal your way around historic Amsterdam and see the city like a local on this 3-hour guided bike tour. Cycle along Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways, landmark bridges and historic streets, and see the famous Red Light District, the bustling New Market and the lively Jordaan district. Stop along the way to admire the city’s quirky architecture and snap photos of attractions like the Old Church, the Royal Palace and the Western Church. This small-group tour has a maximum of 15 people and is suitable for all abilities.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour by Bike / E-Bike

Private Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour by Bike / E-Bike

What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Amsterdam on two wheels? Experience the child-like joy that only comes from biking as you whiz around from the Nemo Science Museum to De Gooyer Windmill. So hop on, blend in, and discover Amsterdam. You’ll be surprised by how much more you can see when you explore by bike. With narrow streets, trendy neighborhoods and must-see historical landmarks. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the unmissable Anne Frank Huis and Rijksmuseum, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Amsterdam that only the locals see. Follow your host to a windmill which is right next door to a brewery, and the locals’ favorite hangout, Vondelpark. Cycle through the winding streets of the cool Jordaan area, with wonky buildings and cute bridges at every turn. Finally enjoy a ride over the Torensluis, one of the widest bridges in the city, this is the perfect way to finish your cycling experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Architectural Highlights in Amsterdam

Architectural Highlights in Amsterdam

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Get a true local perspective on Amsterdam’s history, liberal culture, and hidden hotspots on a small-group walking tour led by a guide born and raised in the city. With a maximum of eight people, you’ll have plenty of space to ask questions while exploring vibrant neighborhoods like the Joordan, 9 Start Canals, and often-overlooked Prinseneiland. It's a great way to start any visit to Amsterdam away from the usual tourist track.
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  • 3 hours
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$90.07
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City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

City Canal Cruise with Bar on board and Departure to Anne Frank House

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Amsterdam is a a canal city so see it the best way possible: from the water. Aboard a well-equipped boat, cruise through the city's canals, soaking up the sights, while your skipper and hostess provides background information about each of the landmarks.
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  • 1 hour
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De Pijp: Explore Amsterdam's Trendiest Neighbourhood With A Local

De Pijp: Explore Amsterdam's Trendiest Neighbourhood With A Local

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Exploring the hot neighborhood of De Pijp with a local resident gives you an experience you won’t get by following an guidebook. This corner of Amsterdam has evolved from its working class roots to a vibrant, bohemian hangout for locals and visitors. Discover the famous Albert Cuyp market, local boutiques, Middle Eastern eateries and traditional pubs with your guide at your side.
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  • 3 hours
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$82.34
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Professional Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Professional Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

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You will get to know Amsterdam with the eyes of a local, from the traditional Dutch architecture, houses and crooked buildings, to the most beautiful canals and hiding places of Amsterdam. Along with all this, you will return home with photos taken by a professional passionate about sharing stories and unique moments.
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  • 1 hour
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$197.38
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Amsterdam Private City And Countryside Tour

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Amsterdam Private City And Countryside Tour

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Rather than following an itinerary devised by someone else, create your own sightseeing schedule on a private custom tour of Amsterdam—the ideal choice for first-time visitors looking to kickstart their trip. Traveling by coach and on foot for a more intimate glimpse into the area, you’ll visit only the sights you wish to see and benefit from the undivided attention and local knowledge of your private guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Amsterdam Small Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Small Group Walking Tour

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Get local insight into the bustling city of Amsterdam on this small-group, comprehensive walking tour, which typically covers several popular attractions such as Anne Frank House, Royal Palace, and the Jordaan district. Ideal for travelers new to Amsterdam or those short on time, this tour takes the guesswork out of seeing the top sights and offers a more intimate experience than other overcrowded tour groups.
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  • 3 hours
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