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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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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”.

Minimum age: 16
(The tour is not suited for young children!)

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
Starting point: Stock exchange (Beursplein 5)
Endpoint: Dam Square


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

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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Susana 07 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Daan is an amazing and enthusiastic young guru who guided us through the history of Amsterdam. This is by far one of the best tours I have participated in. Daan is a professional and knowledgeable person who will answer all the questions about Amsterdam that you have and you will not even get bored during the walk because he has a way of telling the story that you will be left wanting to hear more. I 200% recommend this experience.
Gail 07 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Great tour. Be prepared to walk a long way - take water. The presenter is great, fun and informative. Some information has been well researched and will be new to many walkers. Few steps - OK for older, but not chair-bound people. Watch out for the bikes.
Alysha 07 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Bo was a great tour of her home town of Amsterdam. As a tourist who wasn’t familiar with the city at all, Bo did a great job of sharing the cool history and culture of the city.
Stef... 07 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
It was perfect! We had 2.5 very interesting and fun hours on a great tour with the best views and many stories behind the scenes. It was quite magical! Many thanks to Sebastian and congrats on your really most beautiful hometown ! 😉
michele 07 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Wow! The tour exceeded our expectations. Daan a history major from University of Amsterdam was an ocean full of knowledge about Amsterdam history. He was smart funny and enthusiastic! We learned so much!! Thanks Daan!! From Florida USA
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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 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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