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Top 5 things to see on your walking tour of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a few magnificent sights, but mostly you can expect a charismatic cityscape, eccentric shopping, and a whole load of attractions unlike anything else! Here are five of its biggest draws.

  • Dam Square

    1. Dam Square

    Not only the most important square in the city, but the whole country! Here you'll see the Royal Palace, National Monument, and 15th century Nieuwe Kerk, New Church.

  • Red Light District

    2. Red Light District

    First time in Amsterdam? You might be surprised to find the Red Light District is actually quite civilized! Go during the day to check out historic buildings and quirky shops.

  • Anne Frank Museum

    3. Anne Frank Museum

    There's little to see from outside but huge queues, so if you want to learn about the famous diarist's attempts to evade the Nazis, book a tour with skip-the-line access!

  • Museum Square

    4. Museum Square

    Museumplein boasts three of the best art museums in Europe: the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk, and the Van Gogh Museum. They're worth seeing even if you don't enter any of them!

  • Vondelpark

    5. Vondelpark

    Around the corner from Museumplein is one of Amsterdam's most beloved parks. If it's a sunny day, push your aching feet just a little further to end your walking tour here.

Planning Your Visit

  • How hard is it?

    Amsterdam is small and flat, but the labyrinthine layout of the city's canals and narrow streets mean even the shortest of walking tours will last at least two hours (although they're unlikely to last more than three). That said, you'd probably end up walking a lot longer trying to navigate the streets without an expert. The Dutch capital is an easy city to get lost in!

  • How do the free tours work?

    If you're visiting Amsterdam on the cheap then you might choose to opt for a free walking tour. If so, remember your guide does this for a living so bring some cash in order to pay what you think it was worth at the end. Otherwise, be prepared to shuffle away sheepishly!

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13,383 reviews

It was an amazing tour with our guide Stephan. He was very friendly and accommodating. Because we did this tour earlier in the day the Red Light District was still very active. Stephan his story telling was excellent and he was a great guide overall. A must do for anyone visiting the city. Highly recommended!

The tour guide Daniel /(Wybe) was very friendly and patient. He gave very detail explanations about Anne drank and also the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend for anyone who has an interest in history.

Elena was the best Italian guide ever met! She knows a lot and explain in a very easy to understand way, also for kids ! She makes the tour so interesting and fun ! Such an interesting and prepared girl !

This tour comprises a lot more information than one expects! It is a wonderful way to get to know the city on foot.

Super good guide he showed a lot and was good at telling and catching people's attention