North Holland
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Our most recommended North Holland Walking Tours

  • Shipboys and Men: 2-Hour Walking Tour of Hoorn

    1. Shipboys and Men: 2-Hour Walking Tour of Hoorn

    Your morning or afternoon in Hoorn will start at your hotel, river cruiseship or if you travel to Hoorn from elsewhere, at the train station. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. The most important sights that your private guide will show are the Main tower, a landmark in the harbor of Hoorn. The hidden love chapel, once built as a private chapel for a half catholic/half protestant couple. Touch, just like locals did decades ago, the façade of the Saint John Hospice. See the lively harbor and shopping street. Learn about Jan Pietersz Coen, son of Hoorn and founder of former Batavia City, present Jakarta in Indonesia. Wandering through the streets of Hoorn will take you back in time to the days of the VOC (United East Indian Company) that made Holland in the 17th Century one of the most influential countries in the world. Hoo...

  • Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour from Westerpark to Jordaan

    2. Amsterdam: Private Walking Tour from Westerpark to Jordaan

    Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam on a personalized tour of relaxed Westerpark and ultra-cool Jordaan, two very different neighborhoods that help to paint a full picture of the city. Between these areas, marvel at the city's history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down buzzing streets loved by locals and tourists alike. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Explore Westerpark, a neighborhood centered around its eponymous park just beyond Amsterdam's famous canal belt. Take a tranquil stroll through the sprawling lawns (one of the largest green spaces in the city) to Zuiveringshal West — a gargantuan cultural venue that’s the size of a small village housed inside a former gasworks, lined with all s...

    Riccardo was absolutely superb. He was born and raised in Amsterdam and attended university in England. His knowledge of the city and the area we toured is astounding. We all enjoyed visiting the Jordaan a delightful and charming slice of Amsterdam away from the maddening crowds. His answered all of our questions about all aspects of the city. This was one tour where I felt slightly guilty as I left feeling I received more than I paid for by the end of the tour. Reserve now.... you will not regret!

  • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium 75-Minute Tour

    3. Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium 75-Minute Tour

    Experience the excitement of the Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium on a 75-minute guided tour that can be conducted in either Dutch or English. During the tour, your enthusiastic guide will take you to see the dugout and also the holy pitch. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to go behind the scenes, with special access to areas that are normally reserved for only players and officials. Your guide will also take you into the official dressing room of Ajax, when it is not in use on match days or during training sessions. Don’t miss this chance to feel the thrill of the history of this iconic site.

    It was a great experience to see the football ground so extremely close to you and fell the tensions of all the great players that played on it.

  • Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

    4. Amsterdam: Private Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

    Explore the notorious Red Light District of Amsterdam with a private guide. Learn about Amsterdam's liberal views about drugs and sex work in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets to see the sex workers’ windows, legal drug vendors, and live sex shows. Hear stories of how sex work works in the city. Learn about Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops where cannabis is sold, and discover what is legal and what is not. Your guide will explain what a coffee shop is, tell you what products are made from hemp, and much more. Along the way, discover the Condomerie condom store, see shops selling hardcore leather and sex goods, hear about the xxx-rated video cabins, and go to the Prostitution Information Center. Visit Amsterdam’s first coffee shop and see the historic defense tower of the Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears).

  • Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

    5. Amsterdam Red Light District & Coffee Shop Tour

    Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a 2.5-hour tour of the Red Light District. Following a pick-up from your hotel or meeting point near Central Station, stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Explore the small shops and restaurants of Chinatown, and walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the 1st coffee shop of Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, prostitution, political issues, and history. Then, enter a coffee shop to enjoy a relaxing break and smoke a joint (only if you want to).

    Such an interesting tour with a great tour guide! Would go again in a heartbeat.

  • Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

    6. Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

    Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything that the area has to offer. Walk down some of the city’s narrowest streets. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective, and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the 1st coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues.

  • Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

    7. Amsterdam: Life of Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

    Find out more about Anne Frank on a small-group or private guided 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. You will hear all about Anne Frank’s family dynamics, their move from Germany, their time in hiding and her father’s life after the war. Start the tour outside the Portuguese Synagogue, a 17th-century Sephardic construction that still functions as a synagogue today. Find out about the background of the original Jewish neighborhood and how it developed over the centuries. Your guide will share stories of Anne Frank’s love of writing, the conditions she lived through in 1930s and 1940s Amsterdam, and how her diary became so famous. You will also hear about the Dutch Resistance during the Second World War and see where sec...

    Our guide Arthur was super nice and knowledgeable, almost felt like a friend from town showing you around. The tour is a great way to learn about the involvement of the Netherlands in the war, which is often overlooked in history books beyond the Anne Frank story.

  • Amsterdam: Red Light District Tour in German

    8. Amsterdam: Red Light District Tour in German

    Discover Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District on a humorous 1.5-hour tour with a German guide. Learn how much on average a prostitute earns per night, how many customers they have per shift and which sexual acts pay the largest sums. Choose between two options: a small-group tour with maximum 4 people that goes right into the center of the Red Light District and visits a peepshow; or a tour that tells the story of the Red Light District, visits some of its highlights, and explores other famous hotspots in Chinatown and the harbor.  You can also choose to have a private guide on the small-group tour. Small-Group Red Light District Tour and Peepshow Enter the heart of the red light district with a maximum group of 4 people plus your guide. The 1.5-hour tour highlights all the positive as well as negative aspects of the Amsterdam Red Light District. From the National...

    Die Tour war wirklich super, sehr informativ, unterhaltsam und kurzweilig. Unser Tourguide Theresa war super und hat für gute Laune gesorgt. Jederzeit wieder

  • Amsterdam: VIP Tour of Johan Cruijff ArenA

    9. Amsterdam: VIP Tour of Johan Cruijff ArenA

    Visit the home stadium of Ajax Football club, named after their most legendary player. Johan Cruijff ArenA is the largest stadium in the Netherlands, and this tour gives you access to the most exclusive areas. Follow your guide to the Ajax dressing room, where world-renowned players get prepared on match day. Head to the boardroom, where powerful decisions are made and an area that is only accessible to management during matches. Ascend to a skybox and enjoy the most fantastic views of the pitch alongside your free drink. Head home with a unique scarf of the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

  • Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

    10. Amsterdam: Anne Frank Walking Tour in German

    Get to know one of the most important facets of the city and immerse yourself in the history, current affairs and culture of the Jews of Amsterdam with an experienced German-speaking guide. The Jews, expelled by the Spanish Inquisition, transformed Amsterdam into one of the wealthiest commercial cities in Europe and thereby influenced the cityscape significantly. This is how the Jodenbuurt was founded with its most well-known part the Jewish Triangle. The tour will take you through this area with interesting stories and illustrate why it was especially this piece of land that the Jews wanted to inhabit. Not only Jews settled here. Non-Jews like the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn also had their domicile in the middle of the Jewish quarter. The district was booming and the city was doing well. But even in Amsterdam, Jewish history is not just about success and good life. The strong di...

    It was very interesting and the guide was really great 'cause she knew a lot. Especially the read out parts of the book "Anne Frank diary" have been interesting. Therefor it was easy to empathize with the situation of the judes during the 2nd World War.

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Our guide Arthur was super nice and knowledgeable, almost felt like a friend from town showing you around. The tour is a great way to learn about the involvement of the Netherlands in the war, which is often overlooked in history books beyond the Anne Frank story.

It was a really great experience, we learned about the city, the history of cannabis, with a friendly guide, in a good atmosphere. He answered all our questions and guided us on our choices. I really appreciated my time spent during this tour

Discovering the city with bikes was really nice. We did not get tired at all. Our guide was a very friendly and cute woman. I am suggesting to everyone.

Thank you for the experience. It was a great 3 hour ride! It was very fun and everyone was waiting if you're falling behind.

Emmanuel was really great. He was a fantastic presenter and really nice guy. I loved this tour!