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Berta 24 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
La visita ha sido completa: Ignacio es una persona que contagia entusiasmo y transmite su pasión por esta ciudad. Nos ha explicado contexto histórico y artístico de un modo informal, nos ha ofrecido recomendaciones y, además, crea un buen ambiente en el grupo estupendo. Ha sido un placer conocer el Barrio Rojo de su mano
RED LIGHT LIGHT, Erotic and Historical (18+)
Raff... 07 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Ragazzo molto simpatico, preparato e disponibile, nel tour mi ha fatto vedere delle cose particolari che da soli non avremmo capito!!! Consigliatissimo
Tour through the heart of Amsterdam
Paula 03 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Fue genial, nos encantó e hizo que nos enamoráramos de la ciudad. Nos enseño los sitios más importantes de la ciudad y nos contó muchas curiosidades. Sin duda repetiríamos. Muchas gracias ha sido una experiencia genial.
Discover Amsterdam like a local
Raquel 29 Dec 2022

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Travelled in family - Dec 2022
On the day of our tour we didn’t have nice weather so the rest of the families that were supposed to attend, bailed… Not Janet though, she was our personal ray of sunshine until the real ones made their appearance! Her Amsterdam tour was a mix of books, literacy, art, architecture, delicious food and Amsterdam history. All the family enjoyed our morning with her and now we have lots of recommendations for the rest of our days in Amsterdam. She also managed incredible well both of our sons (7 and 11 years old). We had a wonderful experience and we’d recommend her to everybody willing to have a great and informative tour!
Dutch Books, Art, Food and Museums: a many faceted walk through the center of Amsterdam
Nina 07 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Nos encantó Fernando! Hizo la guía muy amena y nos explicó todo en detalle. Sin duda repetiríamos con él
Amsterdam THEN Amsterdam NOW
Myrthe 03 Dec 2022

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
Bram was a super enthousiastic, fun, charasmatic, good looking, charismactic, chatty guy! He took us to some really nice parts of Amsterdam and had lots of fun stories! From history to facts about the red light district and the tolerance in the Netherlands. We would really recommend Bram ❤️
Free tour: a general feeling of Amsterdam
Diana 26 Nov 2022

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Sehr coole Tour und der Guide war sehr sympathisch und informativ. Wir können die Tour definitiv weiterempfehlen!
Free Tour of Amsterdam in GERMAN!
Nico 17 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Patricia fue muy amable y tiene un gran carisma, cuenta historias muy interesantes de la ciudad y su historia, muchas gracias!
Free tour of the historic center of Amsterdam: Dam, Jewish Quarter and Flower Market
Yngrid 21 Sep 2022

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Travelled in group - Sep 2022
Patricia fue muy amable en todo momento! Nos compartió mucho de historia, curiosidades, lugares y risas! Recomendable 100%
Free Tour Historical Center: DAM, Jewish Quarter and Flower Market

Amsterdam is a city with a long and rich history. It is also known as the "Venice of the North" and it is no wonder that this city attracts millions of tourists every year.

It is estimated that up to 50 million tourists visit Amsterdam each year, 3.5 million of them international visitors. The city's popularity among tourists is due to the Dutch capital's rich artistic heritage, picturesque canals and historic buildings dating back to the 17th century, when Amsterdam was at its richest.

Tourists and locals alike will find all kinds of attractions to explore: beautiful canals, historic buildings, bridges and even a network of cycle paths that connects most of the city.

Holland is famous for its tulips, cheese, wooden shoes and much more. Amsterdam has several museums where visitors can learn more about these Dutch traditions (such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House Museum or the Hermitage).

Tourists can also visit one of Amsterdam's many restaurants or simply enjoy some time in one of the many cafés. 

But there is also the possibility to discover and enjoy a historical version of the city, for example the Amsterdam of the Second World War. For this, there is nothing better than the specialised and professional guides of the Free Tours that we offer you here at GuruWalk.

In 1940, Amsterdam was invaded by the Nazis. A year later, the Dutch government abandoned the city and German forces occupied it. The Germans had a plan to raze most of Amsterdam and rebuild it as a German city. However, they could not level the 17th century canal ring because it was on the UNESCO World Heritage List, so they simply blocked access to most of the city.

Therefore, a lot of damage was avoided and people managed to maintain a normal life during much of the Second World War under German occupation.

What were the key points of that historical period in the city, where were the blockades of the Nazi army's book passage for the citizens? 

All these aspects and many other stories and curiosities are what you will discover thanks to our Free Tours of Amsterdam.

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