Reguliersgracht (Seven Bridges) Area Walking Tour, Amsterdam

Reguliersgracht (Seven Bridges) Area Walking Tour (Self Guided), Amsterdam

To really see Amsterdam and to understand what all the fuss is about, walk along the streets by its canals. These waterways were carved out in the 17th century and for hundreds of years people have been enjoying peaceful walks in one of the most beautiful urban spots in the world. In 2010 they were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Grachtengordel (girdle of canals) by the Old Center is the Amsterdam of picture postcards and a sight that locals are proud of the most. Enjoy a long leisurely stroll or cycle ride through the Grachtengordel, parts of which have remained the same for four centuries. Admire the gorgeous 17th-century townhouses, which are some of the most sought after properties in the city. Some are private homes and offices, others are museums. Cross some of the iron bridges that this area is known for and pause to gaze over the water. Check out Muntplein, a square in the center of the city that is actually the widest bridge in Amsterdam. Look over some of its interesting buildings, including a tower that used to be incorporated into one of the old medieval gates. Make a point of seeing Magere Brug Skinny Bridge, widely considered to be the city’s most beautiful bridge. Come back and tour the area in the evening when the bridges are illuminated, a gloriously romantic sight.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Reguliersgracht (Seven Bridges) Area Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Reguliersgracht (Seven Bridges) Area Walking Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Author: Xena
Muntplein Square

1) Muntplein Square

Vijzelstraat 51, 53, 55

5) Vijzelstraat 51, 53, 55

De Bazel, Amsterdam City Archives

6) De Bazel, Amsterdam City Archives

Prinsengracht corner with Vijzelstraat

7) Prinsengracht corner with Vijzelstraat

Vijzelstraat 47

8) Vijzelstraat 47

Reguliersgracht

9) Reguliersgracht

Reguliersgracht

11) Reguliersgracht

Reguliersgracht, Crooked Corner House

12) Reguliersgracht, Crooked Corner House

Reguliersgracht 11-13

13) Reguliersgracht 11-13

Walking Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Amsterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Jordaan Walking Tour

Jordaan Walking Tour

The Jordaan is a district of the city of Amsterdam. It was originally a working class neighborhood, but in recent years it has become quite upscale and home to many museums and art galleries, particularly those focused on modern art. The district is also dotted with specialty shops, markets and restaurants. This tour is a perfect opportunity to see the main attractions of the district of Jordaan.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

The Jodenbuurt (Jewish Quarter) of Amsterdam had been the center of the Dutch Jewish community from the 16th century up until the Second World War. The neighborhood is best known as the birthplace of Baruch Spinoza, the home of Rembrandt, and the Jewish ghetto under the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

Once crowded with open-air stalls, smoking factories and tenement buildings, the Old...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Amsterdam Introduction Walking Tour

Amsterdam Introduction Walking Tour

The Netherlands’ capital Amsterdam is the largest and most populous city in the country. Famous for its unusual life rhythm manifested in the air of cannabis, coffee shops, the Red Light District and many other elements, the city keeps drawing annually over 5 million international visitors. Amsterdam's nightlife and festival activity are also well known throughout the world and largely...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
City Center Walking Tour

City Center Walking Tour

The inner-most borough and historic heart of Amsterdam, known locally as Centrum, is a tightly woven network of canals and overlapping micro-neighborhoods, each bursting with their own unique vibe and history. Formerly a working-class area, this district is reputed for its traditional community spirit, radical politics and historic brown bars.

Here, all within an easy walking distance you will...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

One of Amsterdam's most scenic parts, the Western Canal Belt is where the web of historic canals is most tranquil. Various attractions are found here, from tiny shops and cafes to churches, museums and galleries. Fine views and excellent shopping opportunities abound particularly in the "Nine Little Streets" that run between the canals. Take this self-guided walk to explore the best...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Grachtengordel (Dutch for the Canal District) is an international icon of urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam. Still very much intact after four centuries, the area is known for its small bridges, crossing the canals, and 17th-century homes. Forming a horseshoe around the Old City Centre, the Canal Ring comprises Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, built during...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles

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