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English Language Walking Tour

Amsterdam walking tour

Walking tour in the Jordaan and Amsterdam Central area

Walking Tours In Amsterdam
See the city in a whole new light
Join us for an interesting, entertaining and fun walking tour of Amsterdam.
David Raleigh, your local expert, will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of Amsterdam.

Learn about the history of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a very walkable city. It is only on foot that you really get to see and understand all the details that make Amsterdam such a beautiful city. This walking tour will tell you all about the story of Amsterdam and how the changes over the years led to the city as we know and love it today.

During the walk, you will learn a lot about Amsterdam, which will change how you think about the city and hopefully get a fresh perspective of this wonderful city.  We will cover a lot about the history of Amsterdam and address important issues such as trade, speculation, slavery, wars over the centuries, immigration, religion and the Dutch attitudes to tolerance. 

Some places you'll see in beautiful Amsterdam on our walking tour

Amsterdam History Tour
Soak up all of the history of Amsterdam
There are so many stories and events that made the city! Meeting Point:
Dam Square by the National Monument (large white statue) (pic of the area) End point: The Westerkerk. Duration 2.5 - 3 hours. There will be a quick cafe stop half way for refreshments and a toilet break.

Our Walking Tours

The Amsterdam Walking Tour
See and learn all about the history of Amsterdam. From its very earliest moments, through the centuries and to the modern day. We will meander through central Amsterdam and the canal belt to give you a deeper understanding of how the city formed and evolved through good and bad times.

How and where it all began
Trade and Commerce
The Middle Ages
The 80 years war with Spain
The stock exchange and economic growth
The Dutch Golden Age The Expansion of the canals
Religion and immigration
The Second World War
The post-war years
Modern-day Amsterdam
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The Walk in Amsterdam Tours

The group size is usually between 6 and 8 people. The maximum size is 12 people. This makes it easier for you to hear the guide and also to ask your questions. It is not a mass market tour. These walks are designed to give you the best possible experience and to make a memorable part of your time in Amsterdam.

My aim is that the walking tours are as interesting as possible. I am not just showing you the best parts of Amsterdam, I am putting the whole tour in a historical context of how events in the past created what you now see in Amsterdam. You will also hear many funny stories of the past to entertain, amuse and amaze you.

On these walking tours, you will see and hear things that will blow your mind. The tours give you a totally new way of looking at Amsterdam. From the small fishing community at the mouth of the Amstel to a world powerhouse and modern-day Amsterdam, too.

From modest beginnings, the Dutch had to master the water and the wind. These two necessities soon turned into a competitive advantage, allowing Amsterdam to leap ahead of its rivals and to attain great riches.

The most fascinating age of Dutch history. Hear how it all happened – how the city grew in size and population and how fortunes were made and sometimes lost. An age of expansion and exploring, domination in a shrinking world.

Dutch history is punctuated by long periods of wars. These will be addressed all throughout the tour and how the outcomes changed the city over the centuries. 

Start your first ever visit to Amsterdam with one of our walking tours! Also do one even if you have visited Amsterdam ten times already. It will surprise and enthral you.

At the end of the tour, you will be given a ‘cheat sheet’ of all the best things to see and do in Amsterdam. It is constantly updated to give you some great ideas so that you don’t miss all the best things to see, do and eat at the current time.

Make Your Visit Unforgettable.

If you have any questions about the tour, please contact me and I'll be happy to help