Explore Historic Amsterdam: A Transformative Self-Guided Audio Journey

An Amsterdam Introduction: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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What to expect

🌊 Set off on a journey to uncover Amsterdam's transformation from a humble fishing village to a mighty trading metropolis.
A historical voyage awaits!


✨ Highlights you can't miss:

⚬ The transformation of land reclaimed from the sea, connecting Amsterdam to the ocean in the late medieval era.
⚬ The lasting impact of draining original peat marshes.
⚬ Insights into the city's complex water management system, shaping the name 'Amsterdam.'
⚬ Understanding the roots of Dutch tolerance.
⚬ Glimpses of a medieval tower and city gate.
⚬ Exploring why so much of medieval Amsterdam has vanished.

📍 Locations you can't miss:
⚬ Central Station
⚬ Our Lord in the Attic
⚬ the Old Church
⚬ a great number of unique ancient canal houses.


🌍 Embark on a historical adventure through Amsterdam, unraveling its evolution from a simple fisherman's hamlet to a 17th-century European trading titan.

We'll trace the transformation along canals and dykes, uncovering stories buried under cobbled paths.
Our journey begins at the bustling Central Station, meanders through the old port and remnants of medieval fortifications, and winds through the labyrinthine streets near the Old Church, Amsterdam's oldest building.
We'll witness the vibrant Red Light District and Chinatown, concluding at Nieuwmarkt and the 15th-century city gate.
At the heart of this tale is a feat of engineering, showcasing how Amsterdam's mastery over water propelled its rise in trade.

What is included

⚬ Lifetime access to this tour in English
⚬ Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

What is not included

⚬ Entry to Attractions
⚬ Headphones
⚬ Transportation
⚬ Food and drink

Important information

🇬🇧 Available in English.


Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam

Starting Point

Amsterdam Central Station

Cancellation policy

For experiences that require a selected date and time:
Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours in advance.

For undated experiences:
Cancellations are possible at any time before voucher redemption.



anonymousApr 06, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

This tour is exactly what it is called: an nice, yet short introduction into Amsterdam. The speaker’s accent takes a little time to get used to, but then it is truly a pleasure with just the right tempo and options for diversion if wanted. Loved it!


anonymousMar 16, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

Excellent tour with perfect instructions and information. Highly recommend. We also stopped at the corner pub for flavored liquors and it was fun and good.


anonymousFeb 20, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

This was such an informative and entertaining tour and a great way to walk around the city


MariaJan 19, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

This was a very interesting walk! I learned a lot and had a very good time exploring the dam on Amstel :)

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