Old Amsterdam Unveiled: An Enriching Self-Guided Audio Tour of Jewish and Maritime History

Old Amsterdam: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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What to expect

🌊 Wander through Amsterdam's picturesque canals and historic docklands, delving into the city's rich Jewish heritage and storied maritime history.


📍 Locations you can't miss:
⚬ Jewish District / Jodenbuurt
⚬ Rembrandt House Museum
⚬ Southern Church / Zuiderkerk
⚬ Waterlooplein flea market
⚬ Stopera (City Hall / Opera)
⚬ Blue Bridge / Blauwbrug
⚬ Skinny bridge / Magere brug
⚬ Hermitage Museum Amsterdam
⚬ Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names
⚬ Jewish Museum
⚬ Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam
⚬ Botanical Gardens / Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
⚬ Auschwitz Monument
⚬ Dutch Theatre Holocaust Memorial / Hollandsche Schouwburg ⚬ ARTIS Zoo
⚬ Museum of WWII Resistance / Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
⚬ Warehouse Dock / Entrepotdok
⚬ National Maritime Museum
⚬ Conservatorium van Amsterdam
⚬ NEMO Science Museum


Discover the historic east side of old Amsterdam, once a bustling hub of global trade and home to a thriving Jewish community from the 1600s.
Join me on a walking tour through the old Jewish district, Jodenbuurt, where maritime history and captivating stories await.

As we wander through the docklands, alleys, and canals, I'll unveil the tales echoing within these streets.
Dive into the legacy of the Dutch fleet, once the world's mightiest, and uncover stories of the eternal Anglo-Dutch wars.
We'll explore the former Navy Warehouse, now the National Maritime Museum, which played a pivotal role in a significant defeat for the British Navy.

Museums pepper our route, offering glimpses into Amsterdam's vibrant past:

⚬ NEMO Science Museum, housed in a ship-shaped green building, resting on what was once a waterway connecting Amsterdam to the sea.
⚬ Hermitage Amsterdam, showcasing Dutch artwork collected by Russian Tsars.
⚬ Rembrandt House Museum, a snapshot of the 1600s.
⚬ Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, offering insights into local life during WWII.

On this Amsterdam journey, you'll:

⚬ Immerse in the traditions of Sephardic Jews at the Portuguese Synagogue, once the world's largest.
⚬ Understand how WWII nearly erased Amsterdam's Jewish community.
⚬ Pay respects at memorials like the National Holocaust Names Monument and Memorial to Auschwitz Victims.
⚬ Explore Waterlooplein Market, one of the city's largest flea markets.
⚬ Discover Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam and ARTIS zoo, among the world's oldest.
⚬ Hear tales of Dutch sailing ships, including the beautifully restored East Indiaman.

Join me for a two-hour stroll across artificial islands, passing over a dozen museums, and discovering the rich tapestry of Amsterdam's heritage.

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.


Nieuwmarkt, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Starting Point


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.



FernandoApr 13, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

Outstanding tour with great information, stories and tips. It is a long tour and it took me way over 120 minutes - also I stopped several times to shop and grab coffee. I cannot recommend this enough. Thank you for making these!


CaraMar 09, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

This was a great tour and well worth the money. Perfect mix of history and modern day context. A great prelude to the Anne Frank House. I only made it to the resistance museum (visited for an hour or so) because I ran out of time but this tour could definitely last the whole day if you plan to make more stops or spend time at the museums I’ll definitely do more of these now that I’ve discovered the app.


RichardFeb 15, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

Fascinating tour just the right length and really brought the city to life. Finished just across from our hotel so thanks for that as well!


FernJan 26, 2024 • Verified customer

5 stars

Informative and interesting. Well worth the time. Easy to follow. I learned the history of places I’ve passed by many times.

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