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The #1 Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Available in: English
  • Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

DUE TO THE WORSENING SITUATION AROUND THE CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE CLOSING TEMPORARILY FROM OCTOBER 1ST.

WE WILL BE BACK IN 2021!

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 can pay this tax at the meeting point with a (European) debit card, international credit card or with Apple pay.

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How to find me: Look for the guide(s) holding a big yellow umbrella, in front of the Stock Exchange

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Ratings 63

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Ashish Kabra

2 months ago

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Valentina

2 months ago

Such good vibes! Joran took us throughout some areas in Amsterdam giving us full explanations and telling us what the story behind was but in a really friendly yet professional way. We laughed a lot, but we also learned; I had the impression I was walking around with a friend of mine with lots of knowledge about the history of this city. I fully recommend the tour, best if held by Joran!

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Arthur

2 months ago

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Joe

2 months ago

A great way to see the city and learn about Dutch culture and history!!

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Jorge Alejandro Gonzalez

2 months ago

Great tour , great tour guide !

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Nuria varkevisser

2 months ago

We had the tour with Sergio. We really enjoyed it. He told us a lot of funny stories and he could have go on for hours... Even for us dutch guys there where many new things!

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