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  • Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    1. Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    Explore Amsterdam with a local guide who knows all the city’s secrets. During this walking tour, learn about the city’s heritage as you visit popular sites, as well as some local gems along the way. Learn about the history of the city, from its beginnings as a muddy village on the River Amstel to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. Topics covered range from the history of sex work and drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. Whether you go on to visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay.

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    2. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

  • Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

    3. Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Download a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the exciting and historic city of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most culturally famous cities! Home to hundreds of 17th century canals, over 50 museums, including the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and hundreds of coffee shops, Amsterdam is an engaging and fascinating city. Rich with history from World War 2, you’ll learn about its German occupation and its recovery, walk through its infamous Red Light District neighborhood and admire many historic buildings and architecture along the way on this audio tour! You will also see Central Station, Berlage Stock Exchange, the National Monument, New Church, Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, Beguine Court, The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum, Old Church and New Market on this tour. Take your time and enjoy the si...

  • Amsterdam: Private Hidden Gems Discovery Tour

    4. Amsterdam: Private Hidden Gems Discovery Tour

    Join a 3-hour walking tour through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing the Old Town, the Red Light District, and the Jordaan District. As you travel, learn about all the sights, including some hidden gems only known by locals. Get to know more about Amsterdam, beyond the Red Light District and the coffee shops. Learn about its rich history, interesting architecture, Dutch culture, and present-day activities. Walk past hidden courtyards and beautiful sights like the Noordermarkt, Westertoren, Anne Frank's House, Westerstraat. See the palace on Dam Square which was originally built as the city hall. Visit the Nieuwe Kerk and pass the former main post office, as you learn about the origins of the canal district and the Dutch Royal Family. Discover interesting historic facts about the most famous places in Amsterdam.

    Die Stadtführung war super nett, mit viel Hintergrundwissen und geheimen Tips. Wir haben viel von Amsterdam gesehen und erfahren. Wir können es empfehlen, es lohnt sich!!

  • From Brussels: Day Trip to Amsterdam

    5. From Brussels: Day Trip to Amsterdam

    Explore Amsterdam on a full-day tour from Brussels and learn the history of the city from an English-speaking guide. Discover where the city was founded in the 13th century on Dam Square and admire the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and Royal Palace. Venture into the oldest part of Amsterdam to see the Oude Kerk (Old Church) and wander the infamous streets of the Red Light District. Continue to De Waag to look at the remains of the medieval wall, and then go into the Jewish Quarter where Rembrandt once lived. End at the flower market, and get 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. Discover the famous coffee shops or try some local cheese.

    The guide explained well everything. It was a little mechanic and the relation to the group was strictly professional. The bus was ok but the people that sit behind me were not friendly at all, unfortunatelly. A lot of people that have done the tour smoked, including the guide, from the moment we left the bus and we were walking... that was really disgusting.

  • Amsterdam: Red Light District & Historical City Center

    6. Amsterdam: Red Light District & Historical City Center

    Learn about the history and the challenges of Amsterdam's Red Light District and explore the sights around the center of the city on this combination tour. Meet your guide and walk the streets of the inner Red Light District. Hear interesting stories and about this famous area and the people who work there. Come out of the Red Light District and explore historic sights in the center of Amsterdam. See the stunning Grachtengordel and the magical Jordaan Quarter.

  • Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour with a Local

    7. Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour with a Local

    Join a private walking tour through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing through the Old Town, the Red Light District, and the Jordaan District. As you travel, learn about all the sights, including some hidden gems only known by locals. Get to know more about Amsterdam, beyond the Red Light District and the coffee shops. Learn about the city's rich history and interesting architecture, as well as about Dutch culture in general. Walk past hidden courtyards and beautiful sights like the Noordermarkt, Westertoren, and Anne Frank's House. See the palace on Dam Square which was originally built as the city hall. Visit the Nieuwe Kerk and pass the former main post office, as you learn about the origins of the canal district and the Dutch Royal Family. Discover interesting historic facts about the most famous places in Amsterdam.

  • Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague: Full-Day Small-Group Tour

    8. Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague: Full-Day Small-Group Tour

    Meet your guide and driver at the Heineken Experience. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan for the 90-minute ride to Rotterdam, the first destination on this full-day tour. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and well known for its commercial harbor. Stop at Spido for a 75-minute boat tour, the best way to view one of one of the world’s largest ports. You’ll see Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. Visit the picturesque city of Delft, the birthplace and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. It is known as the Prince’s City, as countless members of the Dutch royal family have moved here, married here, and have been buried here for centuries. Explore Delft’s historic town center, filled with historical monuments such as the Old Church, the New Church, and the Town Hall. Visit De Del...

    Top notch it was really worth it! The boat trip in Rotterdam's harbor was memorable. The visit of Delft was just the right amount of touring and some time to ourselves. The Didn't do much in the Hague but at least went there. The day was full throughout. Our guide Willem did an excellent job with his maps and historical story-telling, which filled in alot of the blanks for me . Very well done and would recommend it.

  • Amsterdam: Sightseeing Tour by Bike

    9. Amsterdam: Sightseeing Tour by Bike

    Experience Amsterdam like a local on a sightseeing tour by bike. Get a short safety briefing at the bike store before you head off, and then enjoy the freedom of the road as you pedal around one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Follow designated bike paths from Dam Square to find monuments such as the Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace and National Monument. Stop to take photographs and listen to a fascinating commentary about the history of the buildings along the way. Continue to the beautiful floating flower market of the Bloemenmarkt.  Pedal along the banks of the historic canals in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Belt. Admire the 19th-century merchant houses and take a break in Museumplein, where you will find the iconic I Amsterdam sign in bold letters. 

    They were not expecting us at the shop for the tour as we only booked on the day. We were lucky enough that a guide was free and came to take us on the tour which was great.

  • Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise and Drinks

    10. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise and Drinks

    From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Your guide will then take you to the cruise boat to continue the tour of the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax with your included drink and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways and on this cruise you will see the most principal canals as well as the Amstel River and the famous seven bridges.

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What people are saying about Nieuwe Kerk

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 198 reviews

I took the city walking tour and I was amazed: I already knew Amsterdam is a very interesting city, but I was surprised it has such a rich history. Our guide Miguel was great, he explained many stories and funny things about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We learned to know the city from different points of view and we got nice indications about good restaurants and bars. After the tour we had a cheese tasting, they explained us their cheese is made with traditional methods. We tried delicious cheeses (even a 3 years old one) and wines. Highly recommendable!

it was easy and very quick, booked just few hours before the tour, wasn't sure to get the place. excellent service. our guide pablo was very professional despite being very young, new almost everything about not only Brussels but also Amsterdam. it was a very nice tour. 100% recommended with pablo

The explanations of Pablo de Zaragoza (our guide) were excellent. Amsterdam itself is a chaotic city, the city itself did not like me much,

Yesterday we made a very nice and interesting bike tour through Amsterdam with Mr. Hamburger as guide. Really recommended.

Excellent experience, to know, learn and fall in love with Amsterdam, the city of respect and tolerance.