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New Market Square (Nieuwmarkt)
In the heart of Amsterdam, New Market Square (Nieuwmarkt) is a bustling central square that’s long been a popular hangout spot. It once served as a market (hence its name), though also saw some of the darker moments of European history: in World War II the Nazis used it as an assembly point for Jews who were being sent to concentration camps.

The Basics
Straddling the edge of Amsterdam’s Chinatown and Red Light District, this old square has been hosting markets since the 17th century. At the heart of New Market Square is the last surviving fortified gate in Amsterdam, De Waag, which dates back to the 14th century, when this was the edge of town. The gate was later used as a storehouse, then the home of the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons, and then, after WWII, the Jewish Historical Museum. Today De Waag houses a restaurant that’s a popular people-watching spot.

Many walking and bike tours of Amsterdam and the Red Light District include a stop at New Market.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • New Market Square is a must-visit for history lovers, those interested in the Holocaust, and all first-time visitors to Amsterdam.
  • Wear comfortable footwear, as the area is best explored on foot or by bike.
  • New Market and De Waag are accessible to wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
New Market Square is situated in the heart of Amsterdam, about a 7-minute walk from Centraal Station. To get there from elsewhere in the city, take metro line 51, 53, or 54 to the Nieuwmarkt station. The Rijksmuseum is a 20-minute walk away.

When to Get There
This area is great to visit day or night, though it naturally gets more crowded during the summer, when temperatures are warmer. A farmers market featuring all kinds of fresh produce is held from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, plus there’s a Sunday antiques market in the summertime.

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
De Waag was the setting of one of Rembrandt’s earliest masterpieces, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, which took place inside the structure when it served as the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons’ headquarters. This lesson involved the dissection of an executed criminal’s cadaver, which was allowed only once per year—and as such, at the time, were popular events for students and the public alike. Today the painting is on display at Mauritshuis in The Hague.
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s Centre: through the eyes of a local

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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s Centre: through the eyes of a local

Follow a series of clues through Amsterdam’s city center with an independent city game by cellphone for your group of up to five people. Puzzle out 13 mysteries that will take you to secret and lesser-known places around the city, covering roughly 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) of Amsterdam's most interesting neighborhoods at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Private Fun Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Private Fun Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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I love history, architecture, legendary stories and culture. During a private Amsterdam tour I can show you the must see attractions such as Dam square, the historic beauty and cultural wealth of the Red Light District and the Canals as well as places "off the beaten path". Always with a personal touch, because I want your trip to Amsterdam to be memorable and fun. Whether you are interested in an overview tour, a tour of multiple days, a tour for a special occasion, if you have plans to work or study in Amsterdam, a tasting, a theme, walking or in combination with boat I like to organize the experience for you.
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  • 4 hours
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$170.94
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Private Education Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Private Education Walking Tour in Amsterdam

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Get acquainted with Dutch culture on a private 2-hour walking tour of Amsterdam. While listening to informative commentary from your guide, you’ll visit iconic locations like Dam Square and the Red Light District. Relish the freedom to customize the itinerary of your tour according to your interests; choose to visit places connected to Rembrandt, the city’s oldest buildings or Amsterdam’s renowned ‘coffee shops’ to gain an alternative perspective of the Dutch capital. This private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide while discovering the best of Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam private walking tour

Amsterdam private walking tour

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Start your journey with the best introduction to Amsterdam. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. This private walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. On this private tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. From the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city. After the tour, you’ll have all the time you want to explore further with fellow travelers. Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.
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Private Tour, Explore the colourful Red Light District of Amsterdam

Private Tour, Explore the colourful Red Light District of Amsterdam

Visit the oldest part of Amsterdam in this Private Red Light Tour, Learn how our sweet city formed itself into a prominent player on the worlds trading routes. The inner city is a colorful and diverse area and deserves more attention than the color of the lights and how one can get to higher levels. The artisan breweries, the way the oldest church has always managed to keep up with the changing times. And the history of this famous neighborhood where the criminal underworld and the upperworld are intertwined in full harmony. The red light is also home to a lot of residents that live regular lives. Our guides can show you where they shop for groceries have their kids cared and the old folks home where you can imagine hearing the most colorful memories of this area. You will learn about the secrets of the Red Light. See the quiet tea garden, small shops and famous bars, and learn about the history of the oldest part of the city.
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Historical City Walk

Historical City Walk

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Get the best out of you stay with this 2-hour Historical City Tour with a local Italian, French or German Guide. You can choose your own language!
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s City Centre: an alternative route

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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s City Centre: an alternative route

Want a different take on the city centre? Go on this playful walk created by our co-founders, Kristina & Wendy, to make wonderful new memories. Follow location-based riddles to discover our favourite Greek take-away shop, the most original gift store, a turtle statue, a skinny bridge and sunny terraces – in gardens, with riverviews and on rooftops! Along the way, learn about the history of the city and its inhabitants. During this experience you will: - Explore Amsterdam during this interactive and fun discovery walk - Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience - Learn about the history and local stories of the city centre in a playful way - Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route - See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, visitors, and team building.
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$29.52
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Amsterdam Photowalk Workshop and Fun Tour

Amsterdam Photowalk Workshop and Fun Tour

This experience is perfect for begginners in photography who want to improve their photography skills & creativity and of course who want explore and know curiosities about Amsterdam. You'll learn also how to get an idea of what to shoot fast, how to choose the right angles, set a perfect composition and play with lights and shadows like a professional photographer. At the end of the experience I will show you my best mobile apps to use, camera lens, Lightroom & Photoshop tips!
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Wheelchair Accessible History Tour Amsterdam

Wheelchair Accessible History Tour Amsterdam

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Enjoy a wheelchair accessible tour of Amsterdams' most popular sights with this 3-hour private tour. Designed for people with limited mobility, your guide will help you explore the center of one of Europe’s most charming cities. Visit the famous canals, the Red Light District, and a picturesque historic courtyard. Take a break for coffee or local beer before your tour concludes.
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Amsterdam Red Light District: A Walking Audio Tour on your Phone (1hour)

Amsterdam Red Light District: A Walking Audio Tour on your Phone (1hour)

Immerse yourself into the fascinating stories of Amsterdam’s most talked-about quarter, the famous Red-light district with a fascinating audio tour on your phone and a detailed map of the suggested route. Start your tour from the centrally located Dam square and set out on an unforgettable stroll that will take you to must-see attractions, such as the Oude Kerk, the Café In’t Aepjen and the “secret” chapel of Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder. Follow in the footsteps of erstwhile sailors, sex workers, merchants & modern curious visitors and let your immersive audio guide carry you away through a riveting storytelling concept! This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace Amsterdam’s Red Light District guided by an expertly designed audio tour on your phone. * Ticket/entrance fees to museums and sites are not included.
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An Amsterdam introduction: Explore the origins of Amsterdam on an audio tour

An Amsterdam introduction: Explore the origins of Amsterdam on an audio tour

Join me on this self-guided audio introduction to the history of Amsterdam, and find out how this fisherman’s hamlet in a swamp became Europe’s most powerful trading hub in the 17th century. How did this happen? Let’s trace the clues along the canals and dykes, and uncover the history buried beneath these cobbled streets. Our walk takes us along the old port and the remains of the medieval city defences to the maze of little streets around the oldest building in Amsterdam. We’ll take in the Red Light District and Chinatown along the way, and end our exploration at Nieuwmarkt. There’s a marvel of engineering at the centre of the story too because for trade to flourish, Amsterdam had to keep the waters at bay. The tour’s highlights include: • How the disastrous consequences of the drainage of the original peat marshes still affect us today. • Why the Dutch have a reputation for tolerance • You’ll also find out why there’s so little of medieval Amsterdam left.
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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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NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise!

NEW! Authentic Amsterdam Evening Cruise!

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We will go on the most relaxing, cosy and beautiful nightly open boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. But not just any boat ride. You will be indulged with food, drinks (Juices for the youngest) , stories, history and humor. You will get to know and see the rich history of Amsterdam and so much more. . And you will also meet with guests from all over the world who all speak English. So not only get to know Holand but also France, India, Spain, Andorra, Italy , US and so much more while your at it. And because I'm your host for the whole tour, I will entertain you with amazing facts, funny and exciting stories.
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Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

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The best private canal tour on the famous canals of Amsterdam! The cruise is private for 1,5 hours and inclusive local skipper/guide and inclusive beer, wines, soda's and snacks (due the Corona virus, snacks are not available at this time). The luxe boat is equipped with pillows and in case of rain a roof top. Anamazing experience to enjoy with friends and family. You will see the famous hotspots of Amsterdam. The starting location is at the famous Rijksmuseum, the biggest museum of Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam Jiddisch History + nasch, my parents WW II hiding. 3 hr walking tour

Amsterdam Jiddisch History + nasch, my parents WW II hiding. 3 hr walking tour

An outstanding experience, an astonishing story ! I will take you along 12 generations (more than 400 years!) of my family to personalize the Jewish history of Amsterdam. From the 17th century till today, I connect all aspects of Jewish life in Mokum ( = Jiddisch for Amsterdam) in to the Waterman's & Casseres families and their descendants. I will let you experience: * Jewish live in Amsterdam before the war, when my gramdmother became famous with her free chicken soep, on shabbat, in her cigar store. * The hiding under the store floor during "razzia's" and all neighbors were send to the camps,  * The SS soldier who warned my grandfather, followed by the hiding under a roof for over more than 3 years * pass by important historical sites of Jewish Amsterdam, such as: Portuguese es noga, Hollandse schouwburg, Jewish historical museum & holocaust memorial site * mini language course Amstedams - Jiddisch * free tasting of 3 famous & authentic Jiddische pastrys  
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$447.72
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Private Accessible Tour of Second World War

Private Accessible Tour of Second World War

With this historical tour you will have the chance to discover the history of Amsterdam during World War II and the history of the Jewish community. You will listen to the tragic consequences of this conflict. You will hear about Anne Frank, one of the most famous victims of these massacres who lived in Amsterdam, but also about many other victims who lived during that period. The guide will take you to places closely linked to the Jewish culture of the past and present.
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  • 3 hours
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$220.40
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The Red Light District self-guided Virtual Experience: The Highlights

The Red Light District self-guided Virtual Experience: The Highlights

Experience the De Wallen from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. It’s so simple! You will receive an email with the tour link and instructions, and in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch! Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will discover not only historical facts but also unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly anytime. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the Red Light District of De Wallen and immerse yourself in the surroundings/exhibits in an entirely innovative way.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$7.27
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$7.27
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Self-guided Virtual Tour of De Wallen: The The Red Light district

Self-guided Virtual Tour of De Wallen: The The Red Light district

Experience the De Wallen from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. It’s so simple! You will receive an email with the tour link and instructions, and in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch! Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will discover not only historical facts but also unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly anytime. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the Red Light District of De Wallen and immerse yourself in the surroundings/exhibits in an entirely innovative way.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$19.40
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Walking Tour: Fall in love with Amsterdam

Walking Tour: Fall in love with Amsterdam

This walking tour is the perfect opportunity for you to fall in love with Amsterdam – you’ll be taken through the most culturally-important and historically-fascinating sights of the city but also along the secret path between our best-loved hidden gems and favorite local markets. Without the backstory, Amsterdam is an incredibly beautiful city but you will discover that there is much more than meets the eye as our guide tells you the unique journeys that each part of the city and their inhabitants have taken through history. The biggest advantage, however, is that the tour is brought to you by local guides in your own language. Our guides know each and every corner of Amsterdam and will gladly recommend you about their favorite restaurants, attractions, and activities for the rest of your stay. Even after the tour, we’ll still be available to provide any help that you might need through our Personal Assistant service! We hope you’re ready to fall in love with Amsterdam!
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  • 3 hours
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$35.19
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Kids Tour in Amsterdam City Center

Kids Tour in Amsterdam City Center

Make your visit to Amsterdam is one that your children will remember forever with our special ‘Kids Tour’. Your kids will love every minute as they explore the fun side of Dutch history and culture through a variety of activities, puzzles, and riddles! Our tour takes place in the heart of Amsterdam and is designed to be flexible and enjoyable for children of all ages (parents and grandparents will love it too!). At each stop along the tour, there will be a new and engaging activity for children as they discover more about Dutch culture. Each activity is paired up with a story that will keep the kids and grownups entertained. We’ll explore many exciting sights together, including Amsterdam's highlights – De Waag, Rembrandthuis, Amstel River, the famous canals, and the impressive Dam Square. Our guides will gladly assist you with tips and recommendations for the rest of your stay, including our favorite child-friendly restaurants and attractions (and bars for when the kids are in bed).
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  • 3 hours
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$16.99
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Seven Sins of Amsterdam

Seven Sins of Amsterdam

Let’s be honest, Amsterdam does have a reputation. A city with red lights above the windows and the smell of weed in the street. For some it’s quite clear: Amsterdam is the Sin City. But how sinful are the Amsterdammers? In this walking our we’ll reveal the famous wrongdoings in town from past to present, following the 7 deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride and Envy. Amsterdam has been attracting lots of different people for centuries. All in search for the freedom that the metropolis was known for. The question is: was there maybe too much freedom? While you walk through the picturesque streets of the old centre, your guide will share the fascinating stories about the temptations in the city and the people that went astray. Don’t think only of the obvious, since also Amsterdam has its secrets. Learn about the manic obsession that the Dutch once had with the beautiful tulip. And get to know the ghost Helena who is still haunting the medieval houses full of anger.
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  • 2 hours
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$28.51
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$28.51
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Seven Sins of Amsterdam Private Tour

Seven Sins of Amsterdam Private Tour

Let’s be honest, Amsterdam does have a reputation. A city with red lights above the windows and the smell of weed in the street. For some it’s quite clear: Amsterdam is the Sin City. But how sinful are the Amsterdammers? In this walking our we’ll reveal the famous wrongdoings in town from past to present, following the 7 deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride and Envy. Amsterdam has been attracting lots of different people for centuries. All in search for the freedom that the metropolis was known for. The question is: was there maybe too much freedom? While you walk through the picturesque streets of the old centre, your guide will share the fascinating stories about the temptations in the city and the people that went astray. Don’t think only of the obvious, since also Amsterdam has its secrets. Learn about the manic obsession that the Dutch once had with the beautiful tulip. And get to know the ghost Helena who is still haunting the medieval houses full of anger.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.23
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$112.23
Price varies by group size
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