What are the best walking tours in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is a great city for walking, as the majority of the old historic center is only accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. But if it’s the first time you travel to Amsterdam, it can be easy to get lost or miss out on some great attractions and sightseeing opportunities. Fortunately, there are a number of guided walking tours available that will show you around town and take you to the city’s key points of interest. What do the different walking tours offer? Let’s take a look!
What to visit in Amsterdam: two fantastic walking tours
‘What to visit in Amsterdam?’ is an often-asked question that merits more than a single answer. There are a lot of attractions in Amsterdam which are well worth visiting—so many in fact that it can be difficult to decide on where to start. The following two walking tours are a great choice if you don’t know what to visit in Amsterdam and you want to get a gist of what the city is all about:
1) Amsterdam Walking Tour
The Amsterdam Walking Tour offers one of the most complete city-sightseeing experiences. You will be accompanied by an expert guide (fluent in English and Spanish) and taken to some of the city’s most important landmarks, including highlights such as the historic canal ring, the beguinage Begijnhof, and the central Dam Square. For a small price, there is the option of tasting Dutch delicacies like jenever (Dutch gin), stroopwafels (syrup waffles) and haring (pickled herring). These walking tours are available from March 23rd through October 30th and have an average duration of two and a half hours.
2) Red Light District Walking Tour
If you’re more interested in discovering all of the Red Light District’s secrets, these walking tours are the ones for you. The Red Light District Walking Tours will take you on a safely guided walk through Amsterdam’s most notorious neighborhood, and include a visit to the Museum of Prostitution (the only one of its kind in the world!). Here you will learn everything there is to know about the history and current practices of the so-called ‘oldest profession in the world’.
You can find tickets for both of these walking tours here!