Feet of Goliath statue, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam
Three rows of ceramic magnets of Amsterdam houses

Walking in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is compact and flat. Charming churches, quiet canals, elaborate city towers and tiny alleys are interesting places you may easily miss if you’re too busy flying past on your bike. Walking is a fun, free and eco-friendly way to get around the city.

Footwear & fitness

A good pair of shoes can make all the difference between a wonderful walk and a difficult walk. Most city walks are from 2 to 3.5 kilometers long (1.25 to 2 miles), so please make sure everyone who joins the tour is capable of walking that distance comfortably at a normal pace.

Bikes & people

Please be aware that Amsterdam streets tend to be very narrow, busy and full of disrespectful cyclists who think nothing of using the sidewalks as well when they see fit. Shops and pubs in the center of town tend to be crowded and small as well.

Prepare for unexpected weather

Having a waterproof  jacket and an umbrella handy is recommended on cloudy days, because nothing can ruin a walk like having all your belongings soaked.

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