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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
  • Visit Amsterdam's highlights away from the busy crowds
  • Wander the Red Light District and visit the Royal Palace and Dam Square
  • Learn about Amsterdam's history, culture, and architecture from your local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit places that coaches can’t reach on this introductory walking tour, perfect for first-time visitors.
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Professional guide
PPE for guides- Hand Sanitizer for guests
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Beursplein 5, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Beursplein 5 is the starting point address. This is the entrance to the NYStock Exchange. The small square is between the Central Station and Dam square in the center of the city. You are in the right place if you can see the Body World museum across the street.

Return Details

Spui 14, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your walking tour of Amsterdam begins in the morning in Dam Square, where your informative guide leads your small group around the historical center. Learn about Amsterdam's history, arts, culture, and architecture, from the city’s humble beginnings on the Amstel River to the glorious Golden Age to today.

View the Royal Palace, the famous Dutch East Indies company, the Begijnhof courtyard with its hidden church, the Amsterdam Museum and the old city gates. Admire perfectly preserved 17th-century gabled houses and peaceful tree-lined canals dotted with traditional Dutch houseboats.

Wander down the bustling shopping street of Kalverstraat, and in the Jordaan district, note the many upscale art galleries, specialty shops, and restaurants. Your guide also takes you into the alleys of the notorious Red Light District (de Wallen).

End your tour at Westerchurch, with plenty of time left in the day to continue exploring on your own.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Damrak
This is where your tour will begin- on a small square next to the Damrak.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dam Square
The Dam square is the heart of the downtown and we pass by this monument during the tour to talk about some historic buildings.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Kalverstraat
This is the largest retail space in the nation. We will pass by this on our walk
Pass By:  
Westerkerk
This monument is in the Canal District and can be seen during the tour for some great photos.
Pass By:  
Red Light District
There is more then one red light in Amsterdam. We will pass through a less known district but not interfere in the business going on. We give you some of the basic information in respect to the workers no stoping here.
Stop At:  
Royal Palace Amsterdam
The Palace is on our tour route. We tell some history of the building and its relativeness in todays city.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Maison Descartes
Some of our guides, on nicer days, will go west of the city center to the Jordaan. If you request at the start we will make the journey.
Stop At:  
WOW Tours
This is the starting point of the tour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nieuwmarkt
This neighborhood is in the middle of our tours in the East part of downtown. Here you will see and hear about the citys expanding history.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Portuguese Synagogue
Very Close to the New Market area is the heart of the Jewish district of Amsterdam. We will point out this historic Landmark as we discuss our historic link to Jewish immigration.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. The average tour size is between 4 and 8 people.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. * **Stringent Cleaning** - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests. * **Social Distancing** - Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE. * **Wellness Checks** - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY WOW Tours Amsterdam
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a lot of walking, but well worth it!" See review
  • "Avoiding the overload that can happen with some tour guides." See review
  • "Highly recommend WOW tours, small group and great great guide!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Loved this walking tour of amazing Amsterdam!
EricaBrookhart
, Sep 2021
We loved our experience with this walking tour! Sean had such great knowledge of the area and answered all of our questions. He also let us in on the lifestyle of people currently living in Amsterdam. So we got a history lesson of beautiful and extraordinary Amsterdam and also got some up-to-date insider info!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
WHOOPS. just saw this review. Thank You so much. My insider information was helpful then, Great! Sharing with your group was easy, you helped by asking interesting questions.
star-5
Definitely a tour to take
Gene_S
, Aug 2021
Sean was an amazing guide. He’s extremely knowledgeable but made the entire tour fun and relaxing. Highly recommend this tour for anybody interested in the history and anecdotes of Amsterdam
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Very nice of you to let people know I am still fun and relaxed. The company is welcomed.
star-5
A Must Do!
Mary_D
, Aug 2021
Guide was very informative! Great start to our stay in Amsterdam, a good first step. Lots of helpful hints.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for booking our tour, the company was great. I do hope your future holds many such trips to the Netherlands.
star-5
I would do this again and again
Allison_M
, Aug 2021
Sean was excellent. I think that was his name. He really took charge but also listened to us for ideas on how to customize our tour. We learned a lot, walked a lot, saw a lot and felt part of the experience. We did get some insight into the culture so got a better appreciation how recent history has changed social perceptions. The pace was perfect.
star-5
GREAT
Kerstin_T
, Jul 2021
It was so informative and fun. Shawn was such a cool and smart guide. We really enjoyed our tour. I totally recommend 👍
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Great couple. Thank you for letting folks know I am running tours again. Come back soon.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Marcus_H
, Mar 2020
Really excellent tour provided by Sean, relaxing manner and super informative. Very well done and highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you very much for the review. I had a great afternoon. Hope to see you again.
star-5
Rainy,Windy but great experience
ERIC_D
, Mar 2020
Ollie helped us forget the wind, the rain with a great and interesting talk. He gave us his enthusiasm for the city. The information were clear, precise. A very good way to discover Amsterdam.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Ollie is getting very good at entertaining people in the rain. We are all hoping for a brighter spring, and great summer. Please tell your friends we love to see them when traveling to the NL. Take Care
star-5
Excellent walking tour of Amsterdam worth every penny.
NPW
, Mar 2020
Ollie was an excellent guide. Hugely knowledgable about the history of the city and the economics of the City. We were taken to places off the beaten track which we would otherwise not have seen or known about. This tour was just what we hoped it would be. It was done at the groups pace with plenty of time to look at things and ask questions. Thankyou Ollie
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
I will let Ollie know you had a good time and thank you for the review.
star-5
Best decision ever
SandE_H
, Mar 2020
This was an amazing tour! Worth every penny!! It was raining so it was just my husband and myself with the tour guide Natalie for this three hour tour. Natalie new so much about the area and had great tips for traveling! I would recommend this tour to anyone who wanted to learn more about the amazing city of Amsterdam.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
So happy our guide Natalie added value to your trip by giving additional travel tips. We are more than a history tour and good to know our guides are sharing their best tips.
star-5
Anna was awesome!
Bianca_O
, Feb 2020
Such a good tour! Natalie is a history masters student and was very good at public speaking and teaching us about dutch history in an exciting way. She took us to some off the beaten roads too. Highly highly recommend. It helped us appreciate dutch history more and how it influenced modern day Amsterdam!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
So not sure who Anna is- but Natalie will be happy to know you had a good time on her tour. Thanks you for your feedback.

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