Suggested walking routes in Amsterdam
If you feel like wandering the town by yourself then happily continue reading and these pages will give you suggestions for routes and time efficiency of your visit.
If you feel like touring the town with a knowledgeable guide, then have a look at our
guided Amsterdam tours website.
Guided tour vs. exploring by yourself
Touring a city with a guide can be interesting because they can tell you amusing stories and facts along the way. And also can answer your questions that you may have. If you attend a tour with more people you might get to know someone interesting and there might be a festive atmosphere in a larger group.
However some people might preffer to walk the city by themselves. The reason might be privacy, flexibility or budget. If this is your case, you might find the following pages helpful.
Our suggestions for how to efficiently spend one day in Amsterdam. Take a canal boat cruise, try dutch traditional food, visit the most popular museums, visit the main city park, do some shopping or and see the chinatown, and finish it with a visit to the red light district.
Some more museums, tranquil compound, districts outside of old town, canal houses, some high culture, and pubs and clubs.
Finishing what's undone, more museums, windmills, villages, markets, and some more bars.
This route will give you an overview of the historic center of Amsterdam and the canal ring. Wander through the city and soak up the architecture of Amsterdam’s Golden Age.
From the center of old town by the canals and beyond, this tour provides a great overview of the larger city area and a little taste of feeling a little more Dutch on a bicycle.
This tour takes you through the Red Light District as well as the major nightlife areas of Amsterdam.
There are definitely many interesting cities and places in The Netherlands. It is a shame that many tourists see and are satisfied with only Amsterdam. Read about the options to visit these cities, towns and villages on our daytrips pages.