8. Amsterdam: 2 City Walking Tours
Between its legalisation of marijuana, alliance with gay rights, and relaxed Red Light District, Amsterdam is considered one of the most progressive capital cities in the world. For this reason, it draws a diverse and liberal crowd that puts it at the forefront of art and design. Yet, as we walk between the maze of canals on our walking tours, we find the city steeped in history too. With the help of our Amsterdam guided city tours, you will gain an unparalleled insight into both the modern and historic Amsterdam.
If you’re doing a whistlestop tour of the city and want to see all of its best bits in one go, or want to have a well-rounded introduction to the city before you explore on your own, then we recommend the Amsterdam Introduction Highlights guided tour. Starting with a dose of culture at the Rembrandt House Museum, we head towards Dam Square in Binnenstad, Amsterdam’s commercial centre. Here, we will discover some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the National Monument and the Royal Palace, before heading across the canals to the eerie Anne Frank’s House.
Afterwards, we wander past the boutiques and cafes of Negen Straatjes, the city’s most stylish neighbourhood to find ourselves at the Amstel River, the city’s biggest waterway. Along the river, we introduce you to some of our favourite shops, theatres, markets, and bars in Amsterdam so that you know the coolest places to spend your time once the tour is complete.
As well as our highlights tour, we have a number of alternative routes that knit together to show you the fabric of Amsterdam. On one of these routes, we follow Van Gogh’s Footsteps through the museum district. You can look forward to our commentary on the Moco Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein park, and the much-loved Museum Market. Best of all, this tour introduces you to the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of works from the evocative Dutch Post-Impressionist painter.
Amsterdam’s only downfall is that it’s home to so many amazing museums that there’s never enough time to visit them all. Our Van Gogh’s Footsteps guided tour will help you decide which museums you most want to visit.
Our Amsterdam guided walking tours go far beyond introducing its most famous landmarks; they show you its trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots too. So whilst our guided tours will give you a fun yet informative insight into Amsterdam, above all they immerse you in the city’s creative, youthful, and liberal culture. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Amsterdam and its insatiably cool atmosphere.