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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
From EUR105.00
 
Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local
"Meet your private guide near Amsterdam Centraal Station at a time convenient to you. Then hop onto your bike and head into the city to begin your cycling tour. Widely considered among Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities Amsterdam is a wonderful place to explore by bike!Pedal along seemingly endless cycle lanes through diverse districts such as Chinatown the Jewish District Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt and admire the striking architecture for which the city is famous.During your tour take in popular landmarks including the Houten Huys — the oldest house in Amsterdam — the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
From EUR35.00
 
Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
From EUR25.00

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Exploring the Amsterdam Hofjes

The great things about Amsterdam is that so much is walkable. Exploring the Amsterdam hofjes sure will improve your walking condition.

The Begijnhof is well-known with it's wooden house and English church.

But did you ever visit these hofjes:
-Raepenhofje
-Lindehofje
-Roetershofje
-Suykerhoff-hofje
-Broenshofje
-Karthuizerhof
-Hofje van Brienen
-Regenboogs-Liefdehof
-Zon's hofje
-Anslo's hofje
-Claes Claesz hofje
-Hofje De Zeven Keurvorsten
-St. Andries hofje
-Hamer en Brouwershofje
-Rijpenhofje
-Rozen hofje
-Nieuwe Suikerhofje
-Venetiahof
-Liefde is het Fondament hofje
-Occo hofje
-Hofje van Wijs

If you visit Amsterdam for the first time, an option is a guided tour.

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Nov 08, 2015

Walking the JAVA island

The former East side of the Amsterdam harbour has been transformed into a new suburb with outstanding architecture and wondeful living environment.

A 6 km walk from the Central Station will take you along some amazing new buildings and some historical leftovers in this part of Amsterdam.

The first landmarks leaving from the station are:
-Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
-Passenger Terminal.

Take a left across the Jan Schaeffer bridge to the Java Island.
Both sides as well as the inner corridor offer interesting views.
The small side canals gives unespected look throughs and have a total of 9 special designed little bridges.

At Loods 6 at the North side there are some trendy art shops.

At the East side of the Java Island there are buildings with names like The Black Widow, Barcelona, Piraeus and the Emerald Empire.

Via the Verbindingsdam we arrive at Sporenburg with the bulky Whale building.
To the East the diagonal gardens are surprising.

Via the Python bridge we enter Borneo Island.
Return via the Southside, the Entrepot harbour.; the most interesting part of the island.

At the Panamalaan 2 more interesting new buidings, Batavia and Hoop, Liefde en Fortuin can be found.

Go West via the Oostelijke Handelskade and admire the Lloyd Hotel and have a drink at Club Panama.

Equipment Walking shoes (maybe rain gear) and water.

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