The best way to visit the real life of any city is with the help of a trained and passionate tour guide. Participating in organized walking tours will allow you to see all the key spots and sites, learn about the real history behind them, and leave the city satisfied with your experience. Here is a list of some of the best walking tours available in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, some more specific than others, but all worth a try. Enjoy!
6 Great Walking Tours in Amsterdam
The Jewish Amsterdam tour will take you on a 3 hour walk around the Dutch Jewish neighborhood with a professional Jewish guide. During the tour you will visit sites such as the Portuguese Synagogue authentically preserved since 1675, the Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Memorial inside the former WWII deportation center. Tours on Sundays include a chance to visit Anne Frank’s house. Visit the website for more information and bookings.
Amsterdam World War II takes you around the city showing you the most important sites and monuments relating to the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam between 1940 and 1945. The tour takes you off the beaten track and into the traumatic episode experienced by the Dutch capital. If you have a passion for history, you can’t miss a visit to the Golden Age. Tours run approximately 2-3 hours. Small groups are preferred. Visit the website for more information and bookings.
Omy is a small local tour company that offers quality walking tours around the city of Amsterdam to individual tourists and groups. Visiting the city on foot is not only more eco-friendly but also a way to get a real feel for the Dutch way of life, by connecting with the local community. The passionate tour guides make all the difference in the world, helping you understand the why’s and how’s of all the places they take you. And then there’s the secret tricks. You’ll have to try out a tour to find out what they are! Visit the website for more information and bookings.
Come rain or shine, Sandeman’s New Amsterdam Tours are set on showing you the best of Amsterdam. With over 100 tours running every day and 4 million guests welcomed since 2004, Sandeman’s is one of the biggest walking tour companies in the world. Besides the regular daily free tours around the city, Sandeman’s also offers a number of private tours and the Jewish Amsterdam tour that takes you around the old jewish quarters. Tours last 3-4 hours. Visit the website for information and bookings.
What a creative and fun way of visiting the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Viewing the city not only from your own eyes, but also through the lens of a camera, giving you two experiences in one. Tim is a passionate professional photographer and a passionate professional photography tour guide who will show you the city like no other. His tours leave at a specific time to get the best lighting, and you spend the perfect amount of time at each stop to get the perfect shot. Tim leaves nothing to chance. Each tour welcomes a maximum of 4 people to give each of you the best possible shooting experience. Visit the website for more information and bookings.
Of course we’d be remiss to not mention our own walking tours in Amsterdam! On our daily tours we sample some of the most popular Dutch foods and see some of Amsterdam’s quirkiest and more interesting tourist sites. Stay tuned here on our travel blog and on our Twitter and Google+ pages for updates on when we launch our tours!