Although the Dutch love to cycle around pretty much everywhere, the best way to see Amsterdam is definitely on foot. The magical canals and cobbled side streets can’t be traversed by conventional vehicles, so ditch the wheels, grab a jumper and head out to discover the city the old fashioned way. Walking around Amsterdam, you really get a sense the city – electronic dance music emanates from open windows, cafes brim with the pungent and instantly recognisable aroma of coffee, the tall elegant houses are matched only by their tall elegant residents. Seek out a free walking tour for a guide to bring the city and its history to life.
Our recommendation for a good free walking tour is Free Walking Tours Amsterdam, a local company offering an excellent 2 hour tour. The tour promises to take you beyond the basic tourist destinations to the heart and soul of Amsterdam. Hear about amazing landmarks such as the Royale Palace and Anne Frank House, as well as the incredible history of the city, all from a local, unequivocal Amsterdammer! The tour manages to be both informative and entertaining, covering the rich history of the city alongside the folklores, traditions and quirks that make Amsterdam so popular. Click here to find out more.