Amsterdam's Jordaan District walking tour
Activities

Amsterdam's Jordaan District walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Dutch
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore a hotspot of Amsterdam and wander small streets and along idyllic canals
  • Visit a local "Hofje" (patio garden) and get inside tips from a local
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
What to expect

Your morning or afternoon will start at the Tourist Service Point at the West Church (westerkerk) close to the Anne Frank House. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this district.

The Jordaan district of Amsterdam is definitely known as one of the real hotspots of Amsterdam. The origins of the area can be traced back to the 17th century where it is believed to have been erected for the city's laborers and immigrants. Many of these immigrants originated from France or near, then being the agricultural part of town, was subsequently named Jardin which is French for garden. This word eventually changed into Jordaan, the name of the district today.

As a working class neighborhood this area ceased to exist in the 1980s. Due to urban renewal the rent price rose and many of the original inhabitants moved to satellite towns such as Purmerend and Almere. After their departure the area became the trendy place to be, attracting students, artists and young entrepreneurs. During the walk your guide will enlighten you with many stories and anecdotes about these contrasting periods in the Jordaan.

You will also visit a typical Dutch "Hofje" (innercourt or patio garden) and show you the famous Westchurch and many small streets and idyllic canals. On Mondays and Saturdays you will also visit a vibrant local market.

In addition to all the sights, your personal Jordaan guide will reveal the district’s unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport and more.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • One drink at a local café
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • The price of the tour depends on the amount of participants
    Where

    Westermarkt 7, 1016 Amsterdam

    Meeting point:
    Meeting point is at the Amsterdam Tourist Service Point at the Westermarkt 7 in Amsterdam.
    What to remember
    • The tour includes a moderate amount of walking
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    When
    • Daily at 9.30am and 2.00pm
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    HTG Services
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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