Amsterdam Walking Tours

This post details and compares the various walking tours available to you in Amsterdam, including our pay-what-you-wish city intro tour.

  • City Introduction Tours
  • Red Light District Tours



Walk beautiful canals and medieval alleys to unravel 900 years of trade, water, and canal houses, learning about the 17th century Golden Age, French invasions and World War II – including millions of bikes, crooked canal houses, and controversial liberal policies.

This walk is an introduction to Amsterdam’s history, culture, and lifestyle, from its humble roots as a poor fishermen’s village until becoming a beacon of tolerance and one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

This tour covers the old town, the Red Light District and the Jewish Quarter, and includes fun facts and many recommendations of where to go next. 

Sights covered on this tour:

  • Old Harbour
  • Central station
  • Renaissance wooden house
  • Sea Dyke
  • Little Venice
  • Secret church “Our Lord in the attic”
  • Chinatown
  • Red Light District
  • Local brewery
  • Nieuwmarket square / old city gate
  • Former Jewish Quarter
  • Emperor’s Bridge
  • Tree of Life
Tour information

Reservations: Recommended. Click here to reserve.

Where: Damrak 28, across the street of the “Intertoys” shop. Our guide will be next to the water, holding a blue umbrella. (map).

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays @11:00 am. View our full Calendar.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done.

A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Save more money with a tourist discount pass.