Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Royal Palace, Amsterdam: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

1. 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.

Amsterdam: Historical Highlights Walking Tour plus Tasting

2. Amsterdam: Historical Highlights Walking Tour plus Tasting

Beginning at Dam Square, discover Amsterdam with the best local guides and hear about the city in your own language. Your expert guide will make history come alive with stories and lively commentary in your chosen language, as you stroll through the beautiful streets of Medieval and Golden Age Amsterdam on a 2-hour walking 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, iconic squares, Begijnhof, the Mint Tower, the Flower Market, the LGBT street and the Amstel River. To complete this tour you will also enjoy a local Dutch food tasting!

Amsterdam: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Amsterdam: Royal Palace Entry 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.

Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

4. 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.

Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

5. 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.

Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

6. Amsterdam: 2.5-Hour Bike Tour

Learn the history of Amsterdam on a comprehensive, 2.5-hour guided bike tour, perfect for people of all ages, no matter how fit they are. Benefit from the services of a guide who will make sure that the whole group can keep up at all times. Enjoy a free cup of coffee at the local tour operator's bike shop as you adjust your bikes before setting off. Get an introduction to the city and how it came into existence on Dam Square. Then, pedal off and explore the historic city center like a local. Cycle to all the highlights, such as the magnificent Bloemenmarkt - the world's only floating flower market. Pedal the leafy lanes of the Vondelpark, where locals go to relax at the open-air theater and on the grassy lawns.

Amsterdam: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

7. Amsterdam: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Take a self-guided tour of Amsterdam's most famous spots as you solve riddles in a scavenger hunt game. Download the app to your phone and head over to the Amsterdam Museum to start the game. Complete a challenge based on the location to move to the next exciting place. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to solve the riddles. Let the app guide you to each destination as you learn interesting facts. Pause at any point to take a break or spend more time sightseeing. You can start playing any time, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour from Amsterdam Centraal, the central station of Amsterdam. Visit the Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas with its beautiful interior and exterior and explore the Beurs van Berlage as you learn its history. Photograph the Oude Church, one of Amsterdam's oldest churches. Marvel at Amsterdam's Dam Square, built by the famous architect Jacobus Oud. Gaze at the imposing Palace that awaits you. Find out more interesting info about Amsterdam city at the Amsterdam Museum and admire the Westerkerk with its unique aesthetics. See the Anne Frank monument and be reminded primarily of the suffering of Anne Frank and secondarily of the victims of WWII. Finally, stop by the famous 9 Streets, the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Amsterdam: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

8. Amsterdam: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Amsterdam Centraal the central station of Amsterdam! Visit the Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas with its beautiful interior and exterior, and explore the Beurs van Berlage as you learn its history. Pass by Chinatown and Red Light District. Photograph the Oude Church, one of Amsterdam's oldest churches, and marvel at Amsterdam's Dam Square built by the famous architect Jacobus Oud. Then the imposing Palace awaits you. While Amsterdam Museum, will help you find out more intresting info about Amsterdam city. Admire the Westerkerk with its unique aesthetics. Still the Anne Frank House gives us a punch in the stomach and reminds us primarily of the suffering of Anne Frank and secondarily of the victims of WWII. The famous 9 Streets and Jordaan will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. End your tour colourfully at Tulip Museum.

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

9. 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.

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Canal Cruise

10. 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 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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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,700 reviews

It is a great self guided tour of a beautiful landmark. You need to get tickets ahead of time as they tend to sell out. Beautiful furniture and beautiful rooms. Great historical information also. Be sure to watch the short movie at the beginning or your visit.

Easy to book from the app. it was a full day ticket so I could go any time I wanted to. Also had an audio guide included which was great

I would recommend giving yourself about 2.5 hours to see everything and listen to the entire audio tour.

Interesting and entertaining. Just a little cold - I'd rather leave my jacket on

Easy to organize. Staff/volunteers helpful and friendly.