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Dam Square

Dam Square

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Dam Square is the main city square in Amsterdam and is one of the most well-known locations in all of the Netherlands. Located in the historical center of the city and just 750 meters south of Amsterdam Centraal Station, Dam Square is home to an array of notable buildings and frequently hosts events of national importance.

The square sits over the original location of the dam in the Amstel River and has been surrounded by land on all sides since the mouth of the river was filled in the 19th century. On the west end of the square you will see the Royal Palace, which was the city hall from 1655 until its conversion to a royal residence in 1808. Next to the palace are the Gothic Nieuwe Kirk (New Church) and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. On the east end of the square is the National Monument, a stone pillar erected in 1956 to memorialize the Dutch victims of World War II.

Dam Square is also home to the Amsterdam Diamond center, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and thupscale department store De Bijenkorf, which has stood on the square since 1914. Behind the De Bijenkorf building is the Beurs van Berlage, the old Stock Exchange building that is now used as a concert hall and exhibition space.

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Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour

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Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. See the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and the Auschwitz Monument; learn about events such as the February Strike and Winter of Hunger, and end the tour outside the Anne Frank House (entrance not included).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.03
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$35.03
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Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

Amsterdam Red Light District 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Discover the buzzing nightlife and racy reputation of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District on this walking tour. Wind your way through the streets of Amsterdam’s most iconic neighborhood and embrace the weird, wonderful and wacky! Along the way, see oddities like the world’s first condom shop and the Museum of Prostitution; weave through colorful Chinatown, and snap photos of Amsterdam’s scenic canal ways.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.07
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$29.07

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.87
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$39.87

Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Culture Off the Beaten Path Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Amsterdam Bike Culture Off the Beaten Path Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on a 3-hour bicycle tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stray from the conventional tourist trail to explore lesser-known neighborhoods home to landmarks like the Maritime Museum and the Rikjsmuseum. Weave your way through charming districts like Jordaan; gain fascinating insight into the rich historical heritage of Amsterdam. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 cyclists.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.49
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$60.49
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7 Day Taste of Central Europe Tour Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium

7 Day Taste of Central Europe Tour Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium

This week-long adventure hits several of Europe’s great cities and is an excellent choice for travelers who want to make the most of their travel time. Beginning in Amsterdam, make your way through the Dutch countryside and on to several cities across Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany. See the highlights of each city via a luxury coach with the added bonus of traveling with a dedicated tour guide.
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  • 7 days
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$754.51
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Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Exploring Amsterdam’s history by bike gives you a chance to cover much more ground than you would on foot. This private bike tour is an ideal choice for those who want to orient themselves to the city. Customize your tour to the sights on your itinerary, or let your guide choose the highlights. Bike at a relaxing pace and enjoy a personalized tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$98.32
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$98.32
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Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

Guided Amsterdam Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Check more Amsterdam attractions off your list in less time during this quick and easy bike tour of the Netherlands’ capital city. Cycling at a relaxed pace, visit highlights such as Dam Square, the Bloemenmarkt flower market, and Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about history, local traditions, and architecture, and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.65
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$27.65
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$170.84
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$170.84
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Canal Cruise and Walking Tour Layover - Amsterdam

Canal Cruise and Walking Tour Layover - Amsterdam

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When your flight lands in Amsterdam, avoiding wasting layover time and head out to explore the city on this tour. Take to the canals on a sightseeing cruise and enjoy sweeping views from your vantage point on the water. Have time for an informative city walking tour. With round-trip travel from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol plus hand luggage storage included, you can relax and explore Amsterdam with ease.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.45
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$159.45
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Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

Private Tour: Anne Frank & the Jewish History of Amsterdam (4 hours)

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Learn about Amsterdam's Jewish history on this private tour. Visit what was once the Jewish Quarter, with its old Synagogue and former Jewish theater (Hollandse Schouwburg) before heading to the Anne Frank House via tram. Here you have the option of going inside to see where the famous diarist hid until she was finally captured during WWII. Tickets are not included, but we can advise you on the best way to visit after the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.84
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$111.84
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7 Day Rail Tour - Netherlands Adventure

7 Day Rail Tour - Netherlands Adventure

This 7-day rail tour takes you on the ultimate adventure to Amsterdam, Haarlem and Rotterdam. The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the three cities.
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  • 7 days
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$1,019.65
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$1,019.65

Private Anne Frank & Jewish Quarter Tour

Private Anne Frank & Jewish Quarter Tour

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Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and a dedicated guide on this private half-day tour of Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter. Your guide's commentary will focus on the story of Anne Frank and the role of the Netherlands in World War II. You'll visit the Portuguese Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and other important Jewish landmarks. Booking a private tour means you'll have plenty of time for questions and discussion.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.26
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$87.26
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4-Day Highlights of Amsterdam and Paris

4-Day Highlights of Amsterdam and Paris

Catch a glimpse of Central Europe's two most fascinating and vibrant cities. Your journey starts with a stroll around the Dutch countryside and windmills town, Zaanse Schans. And between 21 March till 10 May 2020, we will visit the beautiful garden of Europe, Keukenhof. Then you will continue to the bustling streets and canals in Amsterdam. After Amsterdam we are heading towards South to Brussels and arrive finally in the City of Lights, Paris with all its main attractions, Louvre museum, Galerie Lafayette, Eiffel tower and more, This tour will leave you a grandeur and historic feeling after those vibrant cities. You will end your tour in Paris with an unforgettable experience!
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  • 4 days
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$383.47
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$383.47

Customized Day Tour in the Netherlands with Art Historian

Customized Day Tour in the Netherlands with Art Historian

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Gain intimate insight into the Netherlands’ artistic heritage on this private tour from Amsterdam, led by a professional art historian. Benefit from your guide’s insider knowledge to create a fully personalized itinerary and choose from a vast range of museums, galleries, and attractions across the region, such as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, or Keukenhof Gardens.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$540.55
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$540.55
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Amsterdam walking tour with canal cruise (unlimited drinks)

Amsterdam walking tour with canal cruise (unlimited drinks)

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The perfect combination to know the Venice of the North. Starting with a walking tour through the city center combined with a 1h canal cruise with all drinks included (beer, wine or soft drinks). A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. The walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. and the canal cruise route takes us through the principal canals, Amstel River and seven bridges, some of Amsterdam’s most notable locations. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways! On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll 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’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.60
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$59.60
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Introduction to Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Walking Tour with a Local

Introduction to Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Walking Tour with a Local

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Kickstart your visit to Amsterdam on this private sightseeing tour of the city’s hotspots, culture, and can’t-miss attractions. Stroll through some of the most interesting areas, like Dam Square and the Red Light District, while a friendly guide shares insight and tips on the best places to shop, dine and explore like a local.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.75
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$14.75
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

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Discover the truth behind the famous Amsterdam Red Light District on a private 2-hour tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the Netherlands’ capital. As you stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, you’ll pass Oude Kerk (Old Church) and explore Chinatown. Plus, stop to sample three Dutch specialities, including cheese, kroket (croquette), and stroopwafel (thin waffles).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.76
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$99.76
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Elisabeth's Tailor made tours and services in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Elisabeth's Tailor made tours and services in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

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Venice of the north, colourful, cosmopolitan, cultural, multicultural capital of the Netherlands. A tailor made tour can show you many attractions in the city with one of our personal qualified guides. We can arrange a guided walking tour, boat tour, bicycle tour, old timer trip, tuc-tuc or bus tour. Combinations of many different tours can also be arranged to meet your abilities and interests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.17
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$239.17

Full-Day Total Amsterdam Discovery: Bike and Food Tour

Full-Day Total Amsterdam Discovery: Bike and Food Tour

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Maximize your time in the Dutch capital on this bike and food tour of Amsterdam. Ideal for lovers of culture and cuisine, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam’s historical, architectural, and culinary delights in just one day. Explore downtown and the Red Light District; cycle alongside UNESCO-listed canals; and sample Dutch classics such as cheese, pancakes, and fries. On this small-group tour, limited to 12 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.74
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$132.74
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Escape The Airport & See Amsterdam With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Escape The Airport & See Amsterdam With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.19
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$191.19
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Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-Up

Amsterdam customizable private tour with Hotel or Airport Pick-Up

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Escape the city and create your own itinerary on a private full-day custom tour from Amsterdam. With just your guide and private party, explore the Dutch countryside, replete with windmills and waterways, in order to learn of the Netherlands’ history. Opt to discover the picturesque villages of Marken and Volendam; or snap photos of the windmills in Zaanse Schans; or see the 'garden of Europe' at Keukenhof. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.  
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$398.62
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$398.62
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Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

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The best combination! Discover the secrets of Amsterdam with a professional guide and complete your visit with a cheese tasting On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. For the cheese lovers, this is the perfect combination to enjoy Amsterdam. Start your trip with our walking tour through the streets of downtown Amsterdam. And complete your visit to the city with a cheese tasting in one of the most emblematic cheese factory in the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.11
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$52.11
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Amsterdam city center run tour

Amsterdam city center run tour

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Joy is for the grab. Just run at easy (!) pace. Inhale the warm atmosphere of Amsterdam. The pretty sights are waiting for you. Meanwhile, you burn some calories. Our guide will tell you about past, current and future developments in Amsterdam. On an entertaining way, just read the reviews! You can let go of all your worries, except one: Being hit by a bike:-)
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.82
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$37.82
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Safe & Private Tour with a Local Expert

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See Amsterdam in a unique light on this private tour of the port city’s most notable landmarks, plus tucked-away treasures that most visitors miss. Join up with a local guide to learn the fascinating history behind highlights like the Flower Market, Red Light District, and Rembrandt’s house, and discover hidden gems that lie off the beaten tourist track for an eye-opening exploration.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.27
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$28.27
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dam Square can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 142 Dam Square tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Dam Square costs USD 6.99. Guided Dam Square tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 142 Dam Square tickets and tours on Viator.