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2-Hour Alternative Walking Tour of Amsterdam

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
2-Hour Alternative Walking Tour of Amsterdam
From US$ 16.22
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2-hour walking tour with a local English speaking guide.
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See an alternative side of Amsterdam on a 2-hour walking tour of the Dutch capital, ideal for travelers seeking an unconventional sightseeing experience. In a small group limited to nine, you’ll explore the Amsterdam Red Light District, wander beside the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring, and discuss cultural topics such as drugs, prostitution, and marriage equality.
What to Expect

Amsterdam is a city like no other. Famous for coffee shops, bicycles, and prostitution, the city is also renowned for its liberal laws, alternative housing arrangements, and being the first in the world to recognize marriage equality.

Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for people over the world. Explore the origins of these facets of Amsterdam society, such as the post-WWII housing crisis that began today’s current phenomenon of living in boats or in squats, and the counter-culture movements that developed into today’s unique atmosphere, including the city’s most famous coffee shop, and the street art hidden in the city center.

This is the real Amsterdam - the side of the city that locals love, and that visitors come to experience. This tour is a must for anyone wanting to really experience this unique city!

On this 2-hour tour cover:

  • Housing crisis and houseboats
  • Gentrification and urban development
  • Smart shops
  • Mid-1960s counterculture movement 
  • Provo and the White Bicycle Plan
  • Drugs - history and laws
  • Amsterdam’s most famous coffee shop
  • Coalition Project 1012
  • Squats and street art  
  • Marriage equality 
  • Legal prostitution
  • ...and much more!
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Free walking tour of Amsterdam.

We had a very enjoyable 2 1/2 hour tour of Amsterdam with Rimu. She was a great guide, being very informative about the history and the growth of Amsterdam as well as very funny! It was a great way to kick off our stay in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile
3 hour free walking tour with Alex

Did the 3 hour free walking tour with Alex from Colorado. He was really interesting and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this tour!

Thank BrandonU60
Reviewed 25 October 2018
great tour of the city with great history

My tour guide was Rimu…. who was an excellent host with her sense of humour and great knowledge of history around the City. The tour was a good start to get bearings and learn about the different buildings and culture. We had a 15 min...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank suitcasesally22
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile
Excellent Historical Tour

We had an excellent tour with our guide David. He showed us some places you'd never visit without him and explained the history of Amsterdam in detail with humour and anecdotes. You won't walk by all the major sights but it is well worth the...More

Thank jbeevi
Reviewed 17 October 2018
Entertaining informative walk

Came off the plane from DC and went on this tour. Alex (from Colorado) was funny, informative and entertaining (which really helps when you are bone tired). Provided context about Amsterdam's history rather than just pointing out buildings etc. Did I say Alex was entertaining?...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary Ellen S
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Deborah O
29 August 2018|
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Response from BerkoBoy88 | Reviewed this property |
We had the Sandemans tour which is free but a donation is welcome. It was well worth the 20Euro tip we gave. It lasted 2.5 hours and was very informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered everything we asked. Just... More
Darnelle M
25 August 2018|
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Response from Carlos A | Reviewed this property |
My group was 20-30 people.
18 July 2018|
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Response from BerkoBoy88 | Reviewed this property |
Perfectly OL if its a daytime tour as it does not go into the Red Light district.