With the Winter Wonder Walk you’ll see all the wonderful things this unique area in Amsterdam has to offer. The whole family will enjoy this route. It lasts from about 45 minutes, but feel free to take your time! There are plenty of shops and café’s, and lots of secret stories and facts to discover. Just enjoy everything you encounter along the way. The wonderful audiotour spoken by Willem de Ridder – the famous Dutch storyteller – really brings the whole area to life.
Corona / COVID19 update
As of 25 February 2022, most of the corona / COVID19 measures in the Netherlands have expired.
- Restaurants, attractions, museums and nightlife can open again according to regular opening hours.
- A distance of 1.5 metres no longer needs to be kept
- Mouth masks are no longer compulsory.
- The corona admission ticket (QR code) is no longer needed to go to a restaurant, attraction or museum.
- Most travel restrictions are lifted. Visit the official website of rijksoverheid.nl for more information
The ice rink on the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam will be open this winter after all! From March 3 to March 31, 2022, you can skate on the ice again at this unique location in the centre of Amsterdam.
About the Museum Quarter Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Museum Quarter is home to the three most important museums in the Netherlands: the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum. It also houses the majestic Concertgebouw and some superb cafés, restaurants and hotels. In the elegant P.C. Hooftstraat and Van Baerlestraat you will find many of the world’s most exclusive fashion, jewellery and other luxury brands. Families with children will also be able to enjoy themselves in the Museum Quarter. With its large grassy open area, the Museumplein offers plenty of room to have a picnic or just relax. The Museum Quarter even has its own indoor swimming pool.
Winter Wonder Walk
The Winter Wonder Walk lets you discover the Museum Quarter in a fun way. The walk starts at the Hope artwork in front of the Rijksmuseum. Be sure to listen to the audio tour and learn more about this quarter and its buildings.
Price Winter Walk
The Winter Wonder Walk is completely free of charge. You can start whenever you want and there is no need to make a reservation.
Download the walking route + description
The walking route is free to download. Download the leaflet and read more about the nice locations the walk passes.
An audio guide is available in Dutch and English. This allows you to experience the walk even more. To listen to the audio guide, go to the following links:
Entrance to museums
Amsterdam’s most famous museums are located on Museumplein. If you want to visit a museum during your walk, make sure you buy a ticket in advance. Many museums are sold out on the day itself. Click below to easily purchase tickets for the following museums and attractions:
- Rijksmuseum tickets
- Van Gogh Museum tickets
- Moco Museum tickets
- Stedelijk Museum tickets
- Diamond Museum tickets
Directions to starting point Winter Walk
The Winter Wonder Walk starts at the Hope Artwork in front of the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein. Parking is available in the Museumplein parking garage. Coming by public transport? Take tram 1, 7 or 19 to stop Spiegelgracht (in front of the museum). Or take tram 2, 5 or 12 to Rijksmuseum (rear of the museum).