– The Old Church
– Amsterdam’s oldest streets
– Dam Square
– The Royal Palace
– The Dutch stock exchange
– Amsterdam’s UNESCO canal ring
– Anne Frank House (no entry)
– Anne Frank’s statue
– Typical Dutch canal houses
– Amsterdam’s 2nd Red Light District
– History of the Dutch slave trade
– Coffeeshops (= cannabis shops)
– Amsterdam’s oldest café
– The VOC (= world’s first corporation)
– The Wester Church
– And much more…
Get educated about the history of world’s most liberal city. Learn about the Dutch culture & explore the best higlights during the Amsterdam History Tour.
During this Amsterdam history walking tour, legal sex work in Holland will also be discussed and city’s second Red Light District (the Singel-area) will be visited, but they play a minor part in this tour in comparison to our Red Light District tours.
Get acquainted with Amsterdam’s rich history and the culture of its people during our Amsterdam History Tour. Our experienced and funny local guides will take you on an engrossing cultural walking tour along Amsterdam’s historic canals and through its medieval center. We explain the appearance of the now world famous Dutch tolerance and freedom and how these values lead to Amsterdam’s financial development; turning a small fishing town in a swampy area into the center for globalisation.
You’ll get to see the beautiful canals, Dam Square, the Royal Dutch Palace, the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam’s Stock Exchange, the New & Old Church, window brothels, wonderful old streets, Magna Plaza and much more.
Our guides expound on how these same values still shape the attitudes of the people of Amsterdam. This Amsterdam History Tour is a great way to get to know the city and to see the Amsterdam’s best highlights. Don’t forget to bring a fully charged camera!
The meeting point for the Amsterdam History Tour is 2 meters in front of the white National Monument on Dam Square, Amsterdam’s main square. Our tour guides can be recognised by a white umbrella with the green text “Tours in Amsterdam” on it. The guide will be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.