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  • Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank Walking Tour

    1. Amsterdam: Private Anne Frank Walking Tour

    Join this private walking tour and learn about the Jewish history of Amsterdam. Explore the centuries-old Jewish quarter of the city and learn about the life of Anne Frank from your guide.

    Hear interesting information about the background of the original Jewish Quarter and its evolution over the centuries. See many sights like the Joods Historisch Museum and the Auschwitz Monument. Your private guide will tell you stories about Anne Frank's love of writing and the circumstances she experienced in Amsterdam in the 1930s and 1940s. Hear about Anne Frank's family relationships, her move from Germany, the time she was hiding, and her father's life after the war. Listen to how Anne Frank's diary gained worldwide fame. Discover some secret hiding places where the writer sought refuge during the Dutch resistance in the Second World War.

  • 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.

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    3. 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.

  • Amsterdam: Anne Frank and World War II Walking Tour

    4. 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. 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. 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 secret hiding places were located. Over the course of the tour you will see the Jewish Historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Auschwitz Monument and the façade of Anne Frank House.

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

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

    Kick-start your time in Amsterdam on a private 1.5-hour walking tour, and get all the insights you need for an awesome stay. Meet your local host at Centraal Station and walk through the city center to get answers to those burning questions that guidebooks and online sources don't provide. Visit spots hidden among the main sights, and pass local markets, beautiful churches and multicultural district along the way. Your guide will give you inside knowledge and answer your questions, whether it is where to find the best local beer or best restaurants in town, what districts are up-and-coming or where to buy tickets for the Anne Frank House. Get unique insights into daily life as you move from Centraal Station to St. Nicholas Church through Chinatown to the infamous Red Light District. Stop at the Bloemenmarkt to see the world's only floating flower market. Then, go to Dam Square, where n...

    Excellent tour, and great way to explore the history and detail of a so called party town. Anna had good knowledge and facts to explain the stories of the city.

  • Private Amsterdam Walking Tour in German or English

    6. Private Amsterdam Walking Tour in German or English

    Meet your tour guide in front of the Amsterdam central station. Here your guide will introduce themselves and walk with you to the Old Town area and Red Light District. Learn about the Amsterdam history and see many sights like the Old Church, China Town, and the narrowest street of Amsterdam. After the Red Light District, walk to the Royal Palace, Dam Square, and Begijnhof. Hear interesting stories about the Dutch and learn everything you need to know about Amsterdam. Then head to the floating street market, where you could buy everything that is flower related. The tour ends at the Dam Square.

    Tony really helped our family get on the right track with how to start our vacation. We met him on the first day of our arrival, and was very thankful for his insights on the city, as well as his other tips to put us on the right track. I can say without a doubt that the knowledge you receive from this walking tour will ultimately cover the cost of it. Thanks Tony!

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

    7. 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-Hour Guided Gay Bar Pub Crawl

    8. 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.

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

  • Amsterdam: Historical Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    9. 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.

    Kurzweilige interessante und entspannende Art Kultur zu tanken Super netter Guide!

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour with Pickup

    10. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour with Pickup

    Discover historical Amsterdam on a private walking tour to explore the sights. After your pickup, let your friendly guide describe more than 800 years of Amsterdam’s history and culture to you — from its humble beginnings on the River Amstel to the glorious Golden Age. Stroll around the world famous 17th-century Canal Belt, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, and formed by draining swampland to create a canal network of concentric arcs. Walk the banks of the canals, pausing at places of interest, such as outside the Anne Frank House and other Amsterdam highlights.

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What people are saying about Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,818 reviews

It is a beautifully designed building with sculptures and craftsmanship of the highest quality. The furnishings were sumptuous with paintings of the highest quality. Its history, being trans-formed from Town Hall to Palace, is fascinating and illustrates the great changes in Amsterdam's growth. Well worth a visit.

You have to see the palace! Doesn't look so great from the outside, but the premises are fascinating and amazingly beautiful!

Very educational and interesting! In addition, the audio guide option is highly recommended and can be used flexibly.

It is a very nice house. The rooms shown are very well designed. The visit is an experience.

The palace and the audio guide are extremely well presented and very informative.