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De 9 Straatjes

A photogenic zone of nine cobbled streets full of designer stores, vintage boutiques, cafés and galleries.

Nearby Attractions

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Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace)
Amsterdam’s Royal Palace is one of the best examples of Dutch Baroque.
Nieuwe Kerk (New Church)
Used for Dutch royal investiture ceremonies, this magnificent church is full of history.
Magna Plaza
Built in the 19th century as a post office, Magna Plaza is today an iconic shopping centre.
Anne Frank House
The house in which Anne Frank and her family hid from Nazi persecution.
Westerkerk (West Church)
This 17th century Protestant church has a tower with breathtaking views of the city.
Begijnhof
Amsterdam's picturesque ancient court has a fascinating religious history.

Related Tours

Full Day Private Highlights Tour including Tickets: Canal Cruise and Amsterdam's Architecture
Discover the vibrant culture, architectural beauty, and fascinating history of Netherlands' capital.

  • Enjoy a canal cruise through Amsterdam
  • Explore the bustling Dam Square
  • Visit the oldest building in Amsterdam, Oude Kerk
  • Learn about Amsterdam's royalty at Koninklijk Palace
  • Cross the famous Torensluis Bridge and pass by Anne Frank's House
  • Meander through the unique and trendy Jordaan District
  • Discover the hidden gems of Amsterdam at Nine Streets and Spui Square
  • Conclude by the beautifully-lit bridge, Magere Burg
Venice of the North
You will begin your tour with a comprehensive cruise that will take you through the warren of canals that define the great city of Amsterdam, giving you an introduction to the history of Amsterdam and a deeper appreciation of the diverse districts that make up this fantastic city. 

After your canal cruise, you will explore Amsterdam’s bustling Dam Square where you will get to visit the astonishing 800 year old Oude Kerk (Old Church), the oldest building in Amsterdam, which is such a part of the Dutch identity, that is called “Amsterdam’s living room”. 

You will then venture on to the magnificent Koninklijk Palace (Royal Palace), once the residence of Louis Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon. Luckily this beautiful building is now open to the public, and you will get the chance to visit the Citizen's Hall (Burgerzaal), clad in marble which is particularly striking on a sunny day.

You will then cross the quintessentially Dutch Torensluis Bridge where you will pass Anne Frank’s iconic home and the 17th century Westerkerk (West Church) with its gigantic 85m high tower.

Authentic Amsterdam
You will go on to explore the beautiful Jordaan District, traditionally a rather poor neighbourhood, attracting amazing artists and poets, including Rembrandt and the famous 17th century Dutch writer Joost van den Vondel. You will also explore the picturesque Nine Streets with its myriad independent boutiques and beautiful cafes. 

From here you will make your way to the world famous Flower Market, where you may grab a bite to eat and perhaps buy some colourful and fragrant tulips. You will also get to experience some of the hidden gems of Amsterdam, including a visit of the Spui Square where local booksellers and artists vie for your attention, as well as a visit to the enchanting courtyard of Begijnhof- a place of quiet sanctuary in the heart of Amsterdam. To finish this epic tour you will get the chance to take some absolutely stunning photos of Magere Burg, the “Skinny Bridge” lit up beautifully at night.

We built this tour because 
Amsterdam is packed with culture and history, therefore a full-day walking tour is the ideal form of exploring the capital. 
Markets and Masterpieces: Private Full Day Highlights Tour inc Tickets
This full-day walking tour give you a taste of the culture, beauty, and history of Amsterdam. 

  • Begin your tour exploring the comprehensive Van Gogh Museum
  • Learn about Dutch art history at the Rijksmuseum
  • Pop to the popular shopping district of Nieuw Spiegelstraat to buy gifts and antiques
  • Grab a bite to eat nearby the Flower Market (food not included in price)
  • Visit the enchanting courtyard of Begijnhof
  • Take a short walk to the 17th century Westerkerk Church
  • Explore the boutiques and cafes at Nine Streets 
  • Walk past Anne Frank's House and learn about the Second World War
  • Conclude your tour in the trendy neighbourhood of the Jordaan District
Stunning Amsterdam 
You will begin your tour exploring the must-see Van Gogh Museum, with the most comprehensive collection of his works in the world. You will also pay a visit to the beautiful Rijksmuseum, which holds over one million objects chronicling Dutch history from 1200 to the present day. You will then head to the nearby popular shopping district of Nieuw Spiegelstraat- a centre for beautiful Dutch antiques and pottery as well as for thoroughly modern design. A short stop at the world famous Flower Market is an absolute must, where you will grab a bite to eat at a local vendor and perhaps buy some colourful and fragrant tulips.

A Few Hidden Gems

You will also get to experience some of the hidden gems of Amsterdam, including a visit of the Spui Square where local booksellers and artists vie for your attention, as well as a visit to the enchanting courtyard of Begijnhof- a place of quiet sanctuary in the heart of Amsterdam. You will also explore the picturesque Nine Streets with its myriad independent boutiques and beautiful cafes. From here it is a short and utterly worthwhile journey to the 17th century Westerkerk Church with its impressive 85m high tower. 

Fascinating History

 From here you will pass the iconic Anne Frank’s House, where you will spend some time with your expert guide hearing about the tragic history of Amsterdam’s Jewish community during the Second World War. 

You will end your tour with a stroll around the beautiful Jordaan District, traditionally a rather poor neighbourhood, attracting amazing artists and poets, including Rembrandt and the famous 17th century Dutch writer Joost van den Vondel. Jordaan is now a bustling centre of creativity, full of young artists, entrepreneurs and trendy students taking their coffee in the myriad trendy cafes and restaurants. Are you ready for Amsterdam?
Private Walking Half Day Tour of Amsterdam's Highlights
On your private half day tour of Amsterdam, trace the city’s fascinating history, delving into backstreets to discover mementoes of its Golden Age (1585-1672).

  • Enjoy a fascinating, immersive tour of Amsterdam’s central sights and landmarks
  • Gain insight into historic past and modern present of this absorbing city 
  • Learn the layout of Amsterdam around four concentric semicircles of canals
  • Explore Dam Square, home to the iconic Koninklijk Palace, a royal residence
  • Discover the Dutch love affair with pedal power in a city of 513km cycle paths
  • See Torensluis Bridge, Anne Frank’s house, Westerkerk and bustling Nine Street 
From its humble beginnings as a fishing village by the Amstel river, Amsterdam has enjoyed a rich and storied history. By the 17th century, it had grown into a lively port town, attracting wealthy merchants and artisans from all over the globe to enjoy the highlife in one of the world’s most prosperous cities. Today Amsterdam is characterised by pretty centuries-old canals, painted houseboats, and streets filled with cyclists. World-class museums and galleries boast highly-prized art collections, while elegant spire-topped churches gaze down on an extraordinary number of stone bridges - more than 500 at last count.

Begin this fantastic half day tour exploring Dam Square, once the mouth of the Amstel River; marvel at the ornate grandeur of the cupola-topped Koninklijk Palace, one of a trio of Dutch royal residences. Admire the stunning facade of the 800 year old Nieuwe Kerk, which is such a part of the Dutch identity and is considered “Amsterdam’s living room”. Stroll Torensluis Bridge and pass by the house of Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank before stopping to admire 17th century’s Westerkerk’s soaring tower. In atmospheric Nine Street, yield to the bustle of pavement cafes, florists and boutiques before marveling at the rainbow of vivid fragrant blooms in Amsterdam’s famous flower market. Next you’re on to  Spui Square, where booksellers and street artists vie for attention (on Fridays) close to the leafy courtyard of Begijnhof, a haven of quietude in the city’s buzz and bustle.
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