The #1 Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on December 03, 2019

FreeDam Tours was founded in 2016 with the mission not to be the biggest, but the best walking tour company in Amsterdam. We are a collective of experienced guides with fresh new ideas who are (almost literally) in love with what we do. So much so we created the ideal formula for the best free walking tour in Amsterdam: one containing the perfect mix of historical depth to make you knowledgeable, compelling facts to make you think again, and personal anecdotes that will make you smile. A tour that speaks to the free spirit of Amsterdam – FreeDam Tours.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with FreeDam Tours – the best-rated walking tour in Amsterdam! Together with your super-local guide, you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people, throughout the ages and understand how these values continue to influence it today.

We combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam. Be prepared to challenge all your pre-conceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way.

“From the Red Light District to the evolution of Amsterdam as the global centre of world trade in the 17th century, its transition from a republic to a monarchy, the tragedy of the Nazi occupation and its enlightened and effective attitude to drug control, your guide will stitch these diverse items together with humorous personal anecdotes and insightful commentary on the underlying social and cultural mores of the Dutch people”.

Useful information:
+ Small Groups of Maximum 15 people for a truly high-quality experience and access to areas that are off-limits to other walking tours.
+ Supported by pictures painting and maps that bring history to life.
+ Super Local Guides: all our guides are life-long locals with very deep roots in this city, country and culture so they can answer any question you may have.
+ Free Snack & Souvenir: on the tour, you will be treated to a typical Dutch snack and you will also receive a nice souvenir in the end.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Endpoint: Dam Square

PLEASE NOTE: Starting from 2020 participants on ALL tours and activities in Amsterdam (no matter which provider) are subject to a €1.50 “entertainment tax” (+0,50 transaction & bookings fees). You can pay this tax at the meeting point with a (European) debit card, international credit card or with Apple / Google pay.

The free tours is for individuals and small groups of up to 5 persons. Bigger groups can contact us for a private tour. We reserve the right to turn away multiple reservations resulting in groups bigger than 5 people. This includes different members of the same group attempting to join the tour by making several individual bookings. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Beursplein 1 1012 JW Amsterdam Nether...
    Beursplein 1 1012 JW Amsterdam Netherlands
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    Look for the guide(s) holding a big yellow umbrella, in front of the Stock Exchange on. Beursplein 5

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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José... 04 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Sergio was super funny, it was really nice to discover the city in his company!
Olga 03 Dec 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Es war superschön!!!
Burcak 01 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Johnny was a great tour guide! Explained all details regarding the old city centre and answered all other questions. He made the walking tour so much fun!
Debbie 30 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Jaap was informative and very entertaining. Really enjoyed all the tidbits of information
Shar... 29 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Jaap provided the right amount of humour and entertainment whilst delivering an informative and historical tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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