Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

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Discover the diverse sides and facets of Amsterdam on an entertaining 2.5-hour walking tour. Learn more about the city's history, culture and its current affairs —your experienced German tour guide knows it all.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Visit the most beautiful sights of Amsterdam's city center on a leisurely walking tour in a small group
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the city and learn what life in Amsterdam was like in former times, and what it feels like now
  • Listen to the enthusiastic stories of a passionate German guide living in Amsterdam, while strolling alongside beautiful canals
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Visit famous sites of Amsterdam downtown and get an overview of the city on this 2.5-hour walking tour dedicated to culture and history. Profit from tips every adventurous traveler needs to know and make the best of your trip. Find out which food you should taste and which districts can be discovered independently by bike. Listen to your guide telling you which architectural designs were popular in the past and get an idea of the people of Amsterdam. Hear stories about how merchants, salesmen and the poor used to live in the Middle Ages, why the world of art blossomed in the Golden Era, how World War II has changed the people of the city and what it feels like to live in the tolerant, multicultural city today. Start your tour in the heart of the city at Dam Square, where Amsterdam was founded. The tour leads you past the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the New Church Nieuwe Kerk and past the former main post office, to Torensluis Bridge. See one of the tiniest houses of the city and learn more about the colonial times at the statue of Multatuli on Torensluis Bridge.  Stroll past romantic canal-side houses and cross Spui Square to get to the pearl of Amsterdam — Begijnhof. With its entrance hidden in a narrow side street, this very special hofje is waiting for you to be discovered. On the way back to Dam Square you will see the river that the city owes its name to: the Amstel. The city tour ends at the national monument that was originally built to remember the victims of World War II, but is now a memorial to all victims who lost their lives in any war worldwide.
  • 2.5-hour walking tour in German
  • 1.50 city tax (per passenger)
  • Breaktime snacks
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
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  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • This tour is in German
    • This tour is suitable for children
    • This tour does not include the red-light district, it will only be passed at the southern side. The coffee shop will not be visited
    • You won't have to pay admission fees during the tour
    • All sights can be visited for free
    • This is a walking tour that comprises about 4 to 5 kilometers of distance, so please wear comfortable shoes
    • Please bring water and a hat when it is hot outside
    • If you wish to make a guided tour of the red-light district, you may book this for an additional charge of 20 EUR
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    it was a wonderful and interesting tour!

    My friend and I enjoyed the very informative and entertaing tour. Our tour guide Anne is absolutely charming and has a gift to convey the information in an interesting and entertaing fashion. Her enthusiasm for the city of Amsterdam is inspiring. We chose the German speaking tour.because my friend is from Austria while I am from New York City. Thank you and best wishes to Anne!

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    April 12, 2018

    Vielen Dank für diese tolle und individuelle Stadtführung an unseren Guide Apollonio. Er hat einen klasse Job gemacht, konnte uns jede Frage beantworten und hat uns sehr herzlich durch diese tolle Stadt Amsterdam geführt. Es hat uns wirklich sehr viel Spass gemacht. Wir hatten das Glück, ein ganz kleine Gruppe von nur 2 Paaren zu sein. Beim plötzlichen Wolkenbruch mit kurzem Gewitter hat Apolloio uns spontan in ein kleines Restaurant geführt. Nach kleiner Kaffeepause mit "Sondereinlage" zum Rotlichtmillieu ging es dann nach dem Regen auch gleich weiter. Keine Standardführung! Sehr empfehlenswert!

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    August 18, 2020


    Unser Tour-Guide Andrea ist einfach super! Sie ist mit Abstand die beste, lustigste, sympathischste Stadtführerin, die wir uns vorstellen konnten. Die Führung war trotz typischen Amsterdam-Wetter☔️super informativ und kurzweilig; und das sowohl für Touristen, als auch für neu Zugezogene. Wir freuen uns schon jetzt sehr auf die nächste Tour mit ihr! Andrea‘s Allgemeinwissen ist hervorragend, und sie konnte alle Fragen sehr souverän beantworten.

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    July 26, 2020

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