Experience a unique tour of Amsterdam!
The tram ride that will engage all of your senses as you take a historic tour through the city. This tram will ‘come to life’ as it narrates your tour, sharing with you all of the sights and sounds that would have been part of its route in the early 1900s. Sharing facts and anecdotes, your tram tour guide weaves history into an entertaining and humorous narrative.
Tour through Amsterdam’s unique neighbourhoods and alongside historic monuments. Ride by the renowned West Church, with its impressive architecture, hearing the chimes of the famous clock tower. See the home where Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl, went into hiding during WWII. Then ride through one of the largest market areas of the early 19th century, as your tram tour guide paints a picture of a historic scene while you listen to the sounds of the hustle and bustle of the market’s merchants. See the historic City Theatre, where the elite of Amsterdam went to enjoy a performance and then ride by the Max Euweplein, a square named after one of Holland’s greatest chess players. You may even get to see the entertaining sight of people playing chess with life-sized pieces.
Next, ride through the Museum Quarter, where the work of the greatest Dutch artists, including Rembrandt and Van Gogh are displayed. Touring through the arts and culture of Amsterdam continues, as you ride by the Royal Concerthall, while listening to the melodic sounds of the orchestras that would have performed within the very walls of the grandiose building. Another impressive building is next on route, as you ride to the Olympic Stadium.
With the monuments you see and history you learn, you will feel a sense of connection with Dutch heritage and culture. But what better way to experience a culture than through something that every country takes pride in – their local cuisine! The halfway point of your tour includes a visit to Amsterdam Proeflokaal, that is ‘A Taste of Amsterdam.’ A movie showing the gastronomic history of the city will have your mouth watering, just in time for you to sample and sip some of the best that Dutch cuisine has to offer!
After your food experience, hop back onto the tram and admire the luxurious homes and storefronts of one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods of Amsterdam. Next on your route is another well-known district called ‘De Pijp,’ which showcases a variety of different cultures and is a popular spot for artists. See the crowds of people at the Albert Cuyp Market, the largest daily market in all of Europe and then ride past the spot where the very first Heineken beer was brewed. Finish of your tour by snapping a photo of the historic Mint Tower.
At the end of your journey, your senses will be filled with the sights, sounds and flavours of Amsterdam; your cameras will be filled with photos of iconic buildings; and your mind will be filled with stories of the rich history and culture of the Netherlands.
Book your seat for this memorable experience of Amsterdam!
|LOCATION||Nieuwendijk 226, Amsterdam|
|OPENING HOURS||22nd of July until 28th of October
Saturday & Sunday: 10.30 h, 12.00 h, 13.30 h, 15.00 h and 16.15 h.
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||From Amsterdam Central take tram number 4, 14 or 24 and stop at Dam.|
There are no participant restrictions. This tour is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Historical Tram is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.