Private Walking Half Day Tour of Amsterdam's Highlights
Explore Amsterdam in a half day to understand what this great city is all about.
Things to know
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Type of tour:
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.
Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Southwest corner of the National Monument - Dam 23, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
What makes this tour special
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.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour. Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased. For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide. Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration. To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs. Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).