Amsterdam City Center, Red Light District and Coffeeshops Tour

Tour descrip­tion

Kick-off city cen­ter tour around Dam Square with main land­marks and Red Light Dis­trict, known pros­ti­tutes and cof­feeshops area at Dam Square neigh­bor­hood.
Tour takes approx­i­mate­ly 2,5 — 3 hours.  Get know basic infor­ma­tion about Ams­ter­dam — avant-garde , sin city of Europe and its 750 years long his­to­ry.

High­lights

The Venice of North ( some­times West­ern) Europe’ which is dis­tin­guished by its orig­i­nal­i­ty, geo­graph­i­cal loca­tion and his­tor­i­cal con­tent. Not every city in the world can boast such charis­ma and diverse way of life as Ams­ter­dam with medieval archi­tec­ture, arts, pros­ti­tu­tion, light drugs, chan­nel cruis­es, dia­monds, not for­get­ting par­ties on the water, Ajax FC…

The most of the unique com­po­si­tion of sin and beau­ty chained togeth­er in insep­a­ra­ble har­mo­ny one could find here. With­in ca. 3 hours we shall dis­cuss and vis­it all impor­tant city land­marks, dis­cus about lean­ing hous­es, canals, bridges and his­tor­i­cal events that marked tur­bu­lent and very often con­tra­dic­to­ry his­to­ry of Ams­ter­dam.

Itin­er­ary

⇒ Dam Square ( New Church, King’s Palace, Nation­al Mon­u­ment, Muse­um Madame Tus­saud, Hotel Krasnopol­s­ki )

Cen­tral and the old­est Amsterdam’s square , birth­place of the city with focus on build­ings in sur­round 

  • Roy­al Palace

    For­mer City Hall from the mid­dle of 17th cen­tu­ry, one of the three offi­cial place of res­i­dence of Dutch Roy­al Fam­i­ly build up on 13 659 wood­en poles.

  • New Church

    The sacral build­ing (initially)erected in 15th cen­tu­ry, for­mer wor­ship church of Dutch Reformed Church still in use for wed­ding and crown­ing cer­e­monies of the mem­bers of Dutch Roy­al fam­i­ly.

  • Nation­al Mon­u­ment

    A nation­al remem­brance, the stand 22 m (75 feet) high from 1956, com­mem­o­rates the casu­al­ties of World War II and sub­se­quent armed con­flicts.

Red Light Dis­trict and Old Church

Short break from walk­ing — 30 min­utes mod­er­a­tion about pros­ti­tu­tion and drug pol­i­cy in The Nether­lands. Sto­ries about his­to­ry of pros­ti­tu­tions, how it looks like today, “Yes and no” about light drugs, friend­ly rec­om­men­da­tions how to enjoy it but not break the law… Old Church, cof­feeshops, cab­ins with pros­ti­tutes, muse­ums, restau­rants , the­aters … Ams­ter­dam con­tra­dic­to­ries at one place.

 Muse­um Ons’Lieve Heer Op Sol­der ( Our Lord on Attic Secret Church)

“Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Sol­der” — most famous “secret church” in Ams­ter­dam, restored in nowa­days serv­ing as muse­um.

⇒ Fo Guang Shan Tem­ple and Chi­na Town

Bud­dhist (Chi­nese) tra­di­tion­al tem­ple, of its kind the sec­ond biggest in Europe in the heart of Amsterdam’s Chi­na­town.

⇒ The Weep­ing Tow­er

Once part of the medieval wall built around the city of Ams­ter­dam from 15th cen­tu­ry the loca­tion from which Hen­ry Hud­son set sail on his jour­ney to North­ern Amer­i­ca.

⇒ St Nicholas Basil­i­ca

The biggest Catholic tem­ple in The Nether­lands dat­ing from 2nd half of 19th cen­tu­ry.

⇒ Ams­ter­dam  Cen­tral Sta­tion

Cen­tral Train Sta­tion build­ing from 2nd half of 19th cen­tu­ry set up on 6059 wood­en poles built up in Dutch neo­clas­si­cal archi­tec­ton­ic style.

 

Tour prices

The price of this tour: € 250 .
Tour takes approx­i­mate­ly 2,5–3 hours.

Upon cus­tomer’s request tour could be cus­tomized.
Tour includes guides ser­vices and drink and local snacks with­in or after the tour.

Tour excludes entrance fees to muse­ums and church­es such Roy­al Palace, New Church, Old Church…