The Amsterdam scavenger hunt takes you through the heart of the city to see all the sights! You will walk from Centraal Station to the Rembrandt House Museum and NEMO while taking a few side trips and taking on challenges. All the while, you will learn some local history get valuable local tips.
Amsterdam is the Kingdom of the Netherland’s capital. However, it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague. It has a rich artistic heritage and an elaborate canal system. These are lined with narrow houses with gabled facades dating back to the city’s 17th century Golden Age.
The name Amsterdam is derived from Amstelredamme which roughly translates into a dam on the river Amstel, where this city’s roots are located in the 12th century.
Some famous residents of Amsterdam include the diarist Anne Frank, artists Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh and philosopher Baruch Spinoza. You will encounter elements of their past along this Tourist Scavenger Hunt.
Today Amsterdam is home to almost 2.5 million people when considering its larger metropolitan area, but only 850 000 in the city proper.
You will see:
- Damrak Canal
- De Bijenkorf
- De Nieuwe Kerk
- Royal Palace
- Amsterdam Dungeon
- Amsterdam Museum
- Allard Pierson Museum
- Rembrandt House Museum
- City Hall
- Church of Saint Nicholas
- Central Station
One of us has visited and walked this tour in the fall of 2017.
Amsterdam Scavenger Hunt Specifications:
- Starting Location: Damrak, pier 5, 1012 LG Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Distance: 6 km / 3.7 mi
- Time: 2h30 – 3h00 – depending on walking speed and riddle-solving time.
- 20 stops along your route
- Method: Walking is ideal
- Needed: fully charged Smartphone with internet access to Google, Google Maps and Wikipedia
- Suggested: bottled water (convenience stores can be found along the route where you can buy some), local street map or tourist map, and courage to ask questions of locals if you need help! Pen and paper would also be of use unless you have other people with smartphones who can take notes.