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The Essential Amsterdam Walking Tour (+18)

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Felipe
Quality Verified Registered on October 28, 2021

Independent licensed guide in Amsterdam, history and culture addict, coffee lover, restless walker. It is a delight to share with you this experience carefully crafted over 8 years of my life in the heart of city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

PLEASE consider if you can really attend before making a reservation, and cancel your booking as soon as possible if you change your plans. The guide pays a fee for every person booked after the tour, and no-shows have a bad impact in my visibility as well. Besides you might be keeping the spot of another traveler.



ABOUT THE TOUR

An experience for culture and history lovers, with a good mix of storytelling and sightseeing, personal insight on what is it like to live in the heart of the city, curious facts and tailor made recommendations for all kinds of travelers!

I will share the good, the bad, the real Amsterdam. The chaotic streets of the Red Light, the most important historical sights in the center, and also some of the most beautiful places of Amsterdam.
 

  1. NIEUWEMARKT: We will get some basic concepts out of the way, moving to some secrets in the old city gates - an appropriate starting point for the tour.
  2. VOC (DUCHT EAST INDIA COMPANY): Lets explore the days when this people ruled the seas, the dark side of it's glory and wealth, and the relation of the modern dutch with their historical past.
  3. RED LIGHT DISTRICT: We will visit the oldest building of Amsterdam -  the Oude Kerk - to understand some of its contrasts. The past, the present, and some possible futures of the Red Light District.
  4. CHINATOWN: Drugs are often a confusing topic for visitors. Lets understand how it really works, how it began, and why it is still a quite controversial topic.
  5. DANCING HOUSES: The crooked houses of Amsterdam are quite the sight to behold, but there are different reasons behind their dancing angles.
  6. OUDE WAAL - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CANAL AND ITS MANY HOUSEBOATS: In the Venice of the North, the canals tells many secrets. The children here used to sing "Beautiful Amsterdam, built on poles. If it breaks, who's gonna pay?". Lets find out!
  7. JEWISH DISTRIC: In the last stop of our tour, we will reflect upon the events of WWII and how it unfolded inside the city.


IMPORTANT


All travelers are required to arrive at least 10 minutes earlier. After the tour starts, mobile communication with the guide will be scarce, as the group has his full attention.

Bookings larger than
4 people (family/ friends/ acquaintances) are not accepted on this tour, even if they have more than one different reservation. Making the reservation correctly is the traveler's responsibility. If the group exceeds the maximum number, the reservation will be canceled. Groups from 5 participants please contact us directly.

We talk about prostitution, drugs, and we walk inside the Red Light District. Travelers under 18 can only attend together with their parents.





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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Neth...
    Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    I'll be waiting for you with an PINK umbrella, at the Nieuwemarkt Square, in front of the cafe In de Waag (the only building of the square).

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Nieuwmarkt

    We will get some basic concepts out of the way, moving to some secrets in the old city gates - an appropriate starting point for the tour.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    VOC (Dutch East India Company)

    Lets explore the days when this people ruled the seas, the dark side of it's glory and wealth, and the relation of the modern dutch with their historical past.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Red Light District

    We will visit the oldest building of Amsterdam - the Old Church - to understand some of its contrasts. The past, the present, and some possible futures of the Red Light District.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Chinatown

    Drugs are often a confusing topic for visitors. Lets understand how it really works, how it began, and why it is still a quite controversial topic.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Dancing Houses

    The crooked houses of are quite the sight to behold, but there are different reasons behind their dancing angles.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Oude Waal - The most beautiful canal and it's boat houses.

    In the Venice of the North, the canals tells many secrets. The children here used to sing "Beautiful Amsterdam, built on poles. If it breaks, who's gonna pay?". Lets find out!

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jewish District

    In the last stop of our tour, we will reflect on the events of WWII and how it unfolded inside the city.

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).

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Jed Renton 12 Apr 2024
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Felipe was a great guide
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Felipe gave a great tour. He knows his material and was very engaging. We would definitely go on another tour with him.
Tatjana 04 Apr 2024
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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
It was a very exciting tour. Our guru Felipe has shown us the very essential places. This tour is perfect when you need a first impression of the city. :)
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Es war informativ und kurzweilig
Teodora 04 Apr 2024
Paris

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Felipe was an amazing guide, he explained everything with a lot of charisma and he exceeded our expectations for the city. Wholeheartedly recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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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