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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.
Stop At:  
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:  
This is the largest retail space in the nation. We will pass by this on our walk
Pass By:  
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:  
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour.

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Excellent Tour
, 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.
Rainy,Windy but great experience
, 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
Excellent walking tour of Amsterdam worth every penny.
, 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.
Best decision ever
, 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.
Anna was awesome!
, 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.
Natalies history tour
, Feb 2020
Natalie the tour guide was excellent she was very informative. Her knowledge for the history of Amsterdam was outstanding
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Good to know Natalie is still delivering relevant and interesting experiences. Thank you for the review.
Excellent Walking Tour!!!
, Feb 2020
The guide is very knowledgeable of the history of Amsterdam and was able to communicate this information very easily. Tim
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you Tim for your comment and for enjoying the History
Very Good Tour
, Nov 2019
The tour guide, Sean, was friendly, informative, and took time to understand the interests of his “audience”.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Well thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to get out of the office am doing back in touch with the city guests.
Walking tour with Ollie
, Sep 2019
I'm glad i booked a walking tour on my first full day in Amsterdam. There is so much going on all around it helped to have someone who had a familiarity and knowledge of the city. It was nice that it was a small group and we all had the opportunity to walk and talk with Ollie individually. Ollie was very knowledgeable and a nice guy.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Well happy to know Olie was interactive with you, and had the time to answer questions. he is very good in small groups.
Wonderful Tour
, Sep 2019
Natalie was a wonderful tour guide. We had a relatively small group and it was easy to hear everything and move along in a timely manner. Natalie had lots of interesting information to share. Tour was very interactive and it was a friendly group. I highly recommend this tour for a great introduction to Amsterdam. It was time well spent.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review. I will let nat know she is fun and efficient. Great combo.
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