Binnenstad, Netherlands

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Binnenstad, Netherlands: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

1. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

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Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

Explore Amsterdam with a local guide who knows all the city’s secrets. During this walking tour, learn about the city’s heritage as you visit popular sites, as well as some local gems along the way. Learn about the history of the city, from its beginnings as a muddy village on the River Amstel to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. Topics covered range from the history of sex work and drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. Whether you go on to visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay.

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Amsterdam Royal Palace: Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Amsterdam Royal Palace: Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

Enter the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and explore the regal building with an audio guide in your chosen language. Learn the history of the 17th-century monument, still used for state visits, award ceremonies and other royal receptions to this day. Admire masterpieces of art from the Dutch Golden Age and see sculptures by artists such as Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck. Walk through the vast marble chamber of the Citizens' Hall and see notable features such as the statue of Atlas with the sky on his shoulders.

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Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Gay Bar Pub Crawl

4. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Gay Bar Pub Crawl

Begin your tour at the world-famous Prik Bar in Amsterdam. Prik is the Dutch word for bubbles, which is appropriate considering their wide selection of carbonated adult beverages. Next, stop for drinks and snacks at the beloved O'reilly's Irish Pub. There you and your tour will enjoy an exclusive room (air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter.) Next sashay on down with your tour towards the party on Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam's most gay-friendly street. Visit three bars and enjoy a wide array of drinks already waiting for you. Order a specialty cocktail or just dive into the party and try any of the special shots reserved for your tour. Enjoy priority service as well as up to 60% off drinking prices. End your tour at the Cafe Montmartre located on the Amstel river and enjoy the views of the water with some fun drinks and new friends.

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

5. Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

Find out more about Anne Frank on a walking tour of Amsterdam, led by an expert guide. Discover the city’s centuries-old Jewish Quarter in a small group setting while your guide weaves in anecdotes about Anne Frank's life and World War II. As you meander through Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter, hear about Anne Frank's life and family dynamics. Learn about her family's move from Germany, their time in hiding, and about her father's life after the war. Listen as your guide shares stories of Anne Frank’s love for writing and the conditions she lived through during the 1930s and 1940s in Amsterdam. Discover how her diary became internationally famous. On your tour, also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where secret hiding places were located. Pass by important landmarks such as the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Auschwitz Monument, and the façade of Anne Frank House.

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Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

6. Amsterdam walking tour with Dutch Pancake Lunch

For the cheese lovers, this 2.5-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy Amsterdam. Hear the stories not commonly included in the guidebooks and go beneath the surface of the city with the help of an English or Spanish-speaking guide.  Highlights of this tour include: the first Stock Exchange in the World, a walk through Dam Square with its National Monument and Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Chinese neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, Flower Market, Jordaan Street, and a walk past the Anne Frank House.   And in the end, you will enjoy the Dutch pancake menu in a very nice restaurant with typical Dutch dishes in the city center. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim of this tour is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this unique city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

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Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

7. Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Amsterdam with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Amsterdam like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Amsterdam to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

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Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

8. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour and see all the main sights of the historic center, including the enchanting bridges, barges, houseboats and mercantile houses of the Canal Belt. Get well-acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on the Canal Belt. Be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings, numerous houseboats, and, of course, some of the most famous sights in the city. Learn how the city evolved from a muddy town on the Amstel River in the 12th century to the modern day metropolis. Get a local’s perspective and discover some little-known secrets of the city, including tree-lined squares and private courtyards. Get priceless tips on how to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

9. Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

From the meeting point at Beursplein square, start the walking tour of the main central attractions with your expert guide. Hear stories you’d never hear otherwise and experience the history of this city. From its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization, to the tragedy of Anne Frank and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to Amsterdam. Your guide will then take you to the cruise boat to continue the tour of the city’s iconic canal routes. On board, relax with your audioguide and take in the memorable sights that surround you. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways and on this cruise you will see the most principal canals as well as the Amstel River and the famous seven bridges.

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Amsterdam: Historical Highlights Guided Walking Tour

10. Amsterdam: Historical Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Beginning at Dam Square, discover Amsterdam with the best local guides and hear about the city in your own language: German, Italian, or French. Your expert guide will make history come alive with stories and lively commentary as you stroll through the beautiful streets of medieval and Golden Age Amsterdam on a 2-hour tour. Admire the architecture and hear about the city's long history of commerce and trade. Some highlights you'll pass include: The Royal Palace, The New Church, the most important canals, bridges, and locks, the smallest house in the city, the Begijnhof, a late-16th-century men's prison, the Mint Tower, and the Amstel River.

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What people are saying about Binnenstad, Netherlands

Our guide was Anna. This was a very good guide, she first asked where our interests were and responded to that with her tour. We have been to many places in Amsterdam and visited many buildings where she was able to tell a lot about everything. It was a nice tour along the various canals and squares and through all the streets. We learned a lot about the history of Amsterdam and the guide managed to bring it in a very nice way.

Sebastian showed us the most important points in the center and explained them in detail. We got all of our questions answered. He showed us his city with fun and joy.

Great guide with an extreme amount of knowledge about Amsterdam. We loved Sebastian's stories!

The Bar crawl was amazing. So much fun, with lots of shots included. Highly recommend!

Exciting hike through Amsterdam with all facets - a rich palette of stories.