Unusual tours

Self-guided Discovery Walk in Amsterdam's center through the eyes of a local

Availability: Flexible
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore Amsterdam during this interactive and fun discovery walk
  • Learn about the history and local stories of the city centre in a playful way
  • Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route
  • See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots
What to expect

Get up close and personal with Amsterdam’s city centre and experience the authentic local spots. This discovery trail, created by the co-founders Kristina & Wendy, uses location-based riddles to guide your exploration playfully. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of the Red Light District, wander the canal belt, admire its facades from different perspectives, and search for curious statues. You’ll also unlock recommendations for cosy cafes where you can treat yourself to a nice break.


This playful walk across Amsterdam’s vibrant centre sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Amsterdam or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:

  • Stories of the Red Light District
  • Nieuwmarkt (market + old city gate)
  • De Oude Kerk (the oldest church) and sensual art near its entrance...
  • One of the city's most famous hofjes (courtyards!).
  • A free art gallery curated by the Amsterdam Museum

This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, curious locals, visitors, and team building. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.

Along the way, enjoy meaningful moments of discovery; explore, learn and have fun! Use #secretcitytrails to be featured on the company's social media and enter a monthly raffle to win a free discovery walk.

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Where

Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Start your Discovery Game in front of The Waag Society/Cafe de Waag, on the Nieuwmarkt.

What to remember
  • You will receive your game within 24 hours after your booking
  • This is a self-guided tour, there is no tour guide that meets you at the start location
  • You will receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 6 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads needed
  • You can stop the game and take a break at any point and start where you left off later
  • You can play any day of the week starting between 11:00 and 14:30
  • The game is recommended to be played in a team of 1-5 people
  • You can share a team viewer link, so everyone can read riddles and stories on their phones. Just make sure to select one person to enter answers
  • Start in front of The Waag Society/Cafe de Waag, on the Nieuwmarkt
  • End near Spui
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When
  • You can play any day of the week starting between 11:00 and 14:30
  • You can start the game up to 6 months after the purchase
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Provider
Secret City Trails
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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