Every day Free Walking tour departs from Central Station (pick up place) in Amsterdam at 11:00 and 13:00 and starts from National Monument at Dam Square at 11:15 and 13:15. Tours lasts 3 hours and guides work on a tip basis. Places in the tour are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Whilst a prebooking is not necessary, it will guarantee your place on the tour. Tour organisers ask for a non-refundable booking fee of €3 per person to cover the costs of the booking system.
City on canals - Amsterdam, offers some short ferry rides absolutely free of charge. There are 5 ferry routes with a ride lasting 5-15 minutes and serving both as a convenient transport and sightseeing opportunity:
New building of EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam is a true masterpiece of modern architecture and a new landmark in city's waterfront skyline. Locates just behind Central Station it is easy to reach with the free 5-minute ferry to Buiksloterweg.
Out of all more than thousand bridges of Amsterdam the Magere Brug or Skiiny Bridge is the most popular. Originally built in 1670 it was later replaced by a wider one. Every twenty minutes the bridge opens to let boats through. Standing on the bridge you get one of the scenic views with Carre theatre from one side and Stopera on the other side.
Begijnhof courtyard and garden is a quite oasis you find in the middle of a busy city. Here you can find the oldest wooden facade building in Amsterdam - Het Houten Huis dating back to 1420 (at numberr 34).
Schuttersgalerij or Civic Guards Gallery in Amsterdam is located next to Amsterdam Museum with entrance from Kalverstraat 92 - here you can see 17 impressive portraits of Civil guards dating back to 17th century.
Annual National Museum weekend is a perfect opportunity to visit more than twenty museums in Amsterdam for a price of 1 EUR. Check here for timetable and selection of museums.
I amsterdam card gives you free entrance to all major museums and activities in Amsterdam, including Van Gogh Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam. As major museums in Amsterdam don't offer any free entrance days or hours this card makes a true value for active traveller.