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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.

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 58

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Nuria varkevisser

2 days 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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Monika

3 days ago

The tour with Joran was incredibly informative and entertaining. I could have listened for hours!

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Malcolm

4 days ago

Excellent tour, lots of interesting information about the history of Amsterdam and Dutch culture. Sergio is very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Katarina

4 days ago

It was a great tour!

Our tour guide was really awesome, had a fun way of describing the whole history of Amsterdam.

If you have time for a walk I would recommend it!

I did it at the beginning of the trip and got some ideas on what else to visit during my trip.

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TAMARI

4 days ago

The tour was awesome!

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Doro

4 days ago

4.9 (58 Ratings) Rate this tour