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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

Walking Alone Tips (19)

Women travelling alone

Yeah, there were a couple of very persistant drug dealers selling their wares, but what about the guy who walked alongside me for about 10 minutes insisting that we get a beer together? Then a coffee....
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ani10881
Oct 29, 2004

Amsterdam not unsafe, but be sensible!

In light of the many Danger/warning tips about Amsterdam, I'd like to show another view.I don't perceive Amsterdam to be unsafe. Here's why:I travelled a lot to Amsterdam for about 2 years when I...
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ATLC
Aug 27, 2007

Don't Be a ***!

I am a 20 year old female, and I walked all over the centrum by myself at all times of the day and night -- and was never offered drugs, never asked to follow anyone and not harrassed by anyone even...
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Gnar_kill
Oct 24, 2003

Traveling Alone

If you are planning on exploring the Red Light District at night by yourself then be careful! I've visited this city three times and people have tried to mug me three times. You will know the really...
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columbus1492
Feb 07, 2004

two eyes too few...

As a first timer in Amsterdam, i learned to be doubly careful with my money, and belongings. I almost got mugged at one of the metro stations. A guy offers to help me figure out the ticket vending...
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husain
Nov 21, 2003

Warning Amsterdam

I am from Amsterdam and you have nothing to fear as long as you don't fear, a bit of a cliche i know. Don't walk around as a typical tourist, especially at night, conduct yourself with confidence and...
miro2miro
Mar 26, 2009

Walking around Day or Night

As i live in a large city, i am very street wise to situations and can see a danger area developing before it happens. In Amsterdam, i have not once had cause to worry about my surroundings be it day...
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kenliverpooluk
May 02, 2006

Alone is good, but not here.......

Please, fellow traveler, use your sober judgement if you decide to walk around this city by yourself. It is dangerous, especially after 1am. It is not Atlanta, but it is worth being very cautious...
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HAROLD_PR
Nov 05, 2003

Beware if you are a female...

Beware if you are a female walking around Amsterdam on your own - I was accosted every ten paces, it was a real nuisance, either they blocked my way or tapped me on the shoulder, even just saying...
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lee_brown
Sep 08, 2002

I always felt safe

Amsterdam felt very safe to me. I never felt uncomfortable walking alone, and I'm a young female. Exercise the same common sense you do at home (watch your bag, ignore the drug dealers) and you'll be...
yizzy99
Jun 25, 2005

Watch your back

Unfortunately Amsterdam has two sides to it. Great buzzing place by day, but a place for opportunists by night. By day the only thing really to watch out for is trams creeping up behind you and...
Hooverboy
Nov 22, 2005

;-) Walking

There is a lot of public tranpsort in AMS and as a very good alternative you can rent a bike! Do so if you are planning to stroll around a lot on AMS; because the ways are often longer than expected...
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chancay
Nov 12, 2004
 
 
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"MY BIRTHPLACE"
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"God made the Dutch, but the Dutch made Holland"
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Things to Do Near Amsterdam

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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

First, when asking for directions, make sure you pronounce the name correctly (Bee-guy-n-hof) or else the locals will look at you quizzically and shrug. Next, once you get past the endless rows of...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Is about old Egypt, Greece and more. Sometimes they have an exhibition. Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 -...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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Kalverstraat

If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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