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Damrak Tours

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Damrak

Running from Amsterdam Central railway station to Dam Square, The Damrak is often called the "Red Carpet" of Amsterdam. For it is the first site, in all its bustling glory, that visitors see when they exit the train.

The Damrak, as the center of the city, is a bustling thoroughfare, filled with souvenir shops, hotels, and restaurants. Two famous buildings also make their home here: the Beurs van Berlage (the former stock exchange) and the famous mall, the Bijenkorf. From the station, the street ends at Dam Square, site of events and demonstrations of all kinds.

The Damrak is the original mouth of the Amstel River - rak being a reach, or straight stretch of water. In the 19th century, the canal was filled in, except for the canal-boat docks on the east side. Before you reach the Stock Exchange you’ll see a body of water. This is all that remains of the erstwhile harbor. The gabled houses backing onto the water are among the town’s most picturesque. Nowadays the water is home to some of Amsterdam’s many canal tour boat operators.

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The Damrak is the main street where people arriving at the station enter the center of Amsterdam. Many trams and trains stop and depart here, as well as in Dam Square, enabling you to access all parts of the city.

Address: Damrak, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Free
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

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This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Combo: XtraCold Icebar & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Combo: XtraCold Icebar & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Head to Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold, where you’re treated to a welcome drink plus two Smirnoff cocktails or Heineken beers — your choice —while relaxing in a frosty bar where everything, even your drinking glass, is made of ice! Continue this totally ‘cool’ experience by taking a canal sightseeing cruise on a luxury glass-topped boat. It’s the best way to see Amsterdam’s top highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam History Walking Tour

Amsterdam History Walking Tour

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During the Amsterdam History Tour you will discover some of Amsterdam’s most iconic squares, buildings, canals and old streets, while learning about the city’s history, liberal culture and Dutch people. Our knowledgeable local guides will take you on a great walking tour straight through Amsterdam’s historic center. During this 1:45 hour tour our licensed experts explain how freedom and tolerance were born in the Netherlands and how they impacted Amsterdam’s financial development; turning a scanty fishing village into the centre of world trade. We describe how these same values from the 16th century still shape the attitudes of today’s Amsterdammers. This Amsterdam City Tour is a feast for the eyes; so don’t forget to charge your camera!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Your Instagram Photoshoot + Fun Tour

Your Instagram Photoshoot + Fun Tour

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With a photographer guide in the lead and a small group of just five people, find some hidden gem photo spots in Amsterdam. Stroll around the city and let your guide take some great shots of you, both posed and candid, for your framing and social media needs. Along the way, your guide will share some information on Amsterdam and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 1 to 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes to 2 hours
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Amsterdam Small Group Tour of Must See Sites with a Native Guide & Stroopwafel

Amsterdam Small Group Tour of Must See Sites with a Native Guide & Stroopwafel

There is no better way to visit Amsterdam than join our small group tour, during a leisurly walk of approximately 2.5 hours our local guide, will show you the most famous areas and monuments such as the Dam square, the Royal palace, the Rembrandt house, the Anna Frank’s house; will lead you throught the narrow alleys and in-tricate canals of the Red Light District; will highlight the hidden gem of the Begijnhof, a group of houses built around a secluded courtyard and garden which provided modest homes for the Beguines - a group of unmarried religious women who lived together in a close community under vows of chastity. Moreover you cannot miss to wander the Waterlooplein Flea Market, where more than 300 vendors meet daily to sell antiques, vintage clothing and antiquarian books. Our tour includes everything: even a tasting of waffles to treat your sweet tooth! Discover, learn, taste in a friendly group, don’t miss this amazing experience!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Private Tour of Must See Sites with a Native Guide & Stroopwafel

Amsterdam Private Tour of Must See Sites with a Native Guide & Stroopwafel

This private tour allows a complete personalization, to fully meet your preferences and expectations. A local guide, art and history expert,will lead you at the discovery of the uniqueness of Amsterdam, the Venice of the North, you will see places and monuments but most of all will appreciate the flavour of the city that appeals millions of visitors every year. Let’s start our tour from the famous Dam square, here we can’t miss to admire the neoclassical Royal Palace and the Gothic Nieuwe Kerk. Following the Amstel we will explore canals and narrow alleys, view the Rembrandt museum and Anna Frank’s house, enter the hidden courtyards of the Begijnhof, climb romantic bridges, adventure inside the famous Red Lights District. Your exclusive guide will also offer a taste of delicious Dutch waffle. At the end of the tour you will feel like parting!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Must-See Historical City Walk with Local Expert

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Meet Amsterdam, the city which invented tolerance, liberalism and open-mindedness. This tour will bring you a colorful mix of must-see spots and local charms. It is a great way to explore the city, if you don’t know where to start. Discover the must-see landmarks, beautiful canals and important historic areas. All along the way your guide will bring Dutch culture and history vividly to life. • This compact journey will introduce you to the most iconic Amsterdam spots • You will get a better understanding of Dutch liberal culture • Learn more about Amsterdam’s rich history and heritage • Find out how a small fishing town became the center of world’s trade
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Amsterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Amsterdam? The Amsterdam scavenger hunt takes you through the heart of the city to see all the sights! You will walk from Centraal Station to the Rembrandt House Museum while taking a few side trips and taking on challenges. All the while, you will learn some local history get valuable local tips. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Damrak hours of operation?
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Damrak hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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