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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

REOPENING ON JULY 1ST 2020!

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 20 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.

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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Ratings 14

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Estephane espino

4 months ago

Muy divertido e interesante, mi Guía Gianni era súper dinámico y se preocupaba porque todos entendiéramos y hiciéramos preguntas , vale la pena más para los que van con poco tiempo así conocen un poco más y más rápido

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Magela Lazo

4 months ago

Great tour!! Joy was our guide and she was just brilliant! Totally recommend for your first visit to Amsterdam!!

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Cheyenne

5 months ago

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Response from FreeDam Tours:

Thank you Cheyenne! :)
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Gil De Los Santos

5 months ago

Great tour, loved it! Joy is awesome and very helpful!

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Response from FreeDam Tours:

Thank you Gil! Nice to hear Joy helped you improve your stay here. See you next time in Amsterdam!
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Julio

5 months ago

Amsterdam. Johnny was just great, so funny and it shows he likes what he's does. I got the chance to know some nice stories and legends on this city. Thank you so much Johnny, i really enjoyed the tour and surely recommend the company. Best!!

Julio from Argentina.

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Response from FreeDam Tours:

Thank you for your super review Julio! We look forward to hosting you (and your friends!) again in the future :)
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Matt

6 months ago

Our tour guide Joy was the best. She spoke very clearly and was very engaging and informative.

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