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The #1 Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Available in: English

About the guru FreeDam Tours

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 m... More »

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.

About the tour

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 exiting 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”.

+ 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 January 1st 2020 participants on all tours and activities in Amsterdam (no matter which provider) are subject to a €1.50 “entertainment tax”. You will be asked to pay this tax at the meeting point with a (European) Debit card, international credit card or with Apple pay.

NEW: Starting from August 5th there will be a mask requirement in some busy parts of the city. We will try to avoid these places as much a possible but we do ask everybody to bring a mask in case we walk in these areas. Please bring your own mask. If you don't have one we will provide free masks till Sunday august 9th after which you can buy one from us for €2

Meeting point
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How to find me: Look for the guide(s) holding a big yellow umbrella, in front of the Stock Exchange
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings 27

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Kate

22 hours ago

A brilliant tour! Full of fascinating information about the history of the city and the Netherlands and an insight into today’s Dutch mindset. It was delivered in a very amusing and entertaining way. I highly recommend this tour.

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Dennis

3 days ago

It was the first time, that we booked a tour like this- Our tour guide was Sergio and we really enjoyed the whole tour. It lasted about 2,5 hours and honestly it would be to much for me but Sergio made it pretty funny and so interesting that we just forgot the time . There is a lot of information, fun and Amsterdam :). Thank you Sergio ,

Diana and Dennis

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Tobias

4 days ago

We had a tour with Nik, who was an awesome guy. He loves the City of Amsterdam and you get to know that. We learned many things about that beautiful city and Nik told many interesting and funny stories. Great job! Thanks for that!

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Tina

5 days ago

Had a great tour with Joy, it was very informative and entertaining!

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Zoe Graef

9 days ago

Our tour guide was Joy. She taught us a lot about Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general. Joy is a very joyful person which we felt throughout the whole tour. She answered every question and we had a lot of fun exploring this beautiful city! I can definitely recommend Freedom Walking Tours!

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Ayman

12 days ago

5.0 (27 Ratings) Rate this tour