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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

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 25, 1011 JS Amsterdam, Net...
    Nieuwmarkt 25, 1011 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    I'll be waiting for you with an DARK BLUE umbrella and a green bag in front of the cafe Villa Nieuwmarkt: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fb5NizRM1REVL93o6

  • 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).

Tour opinions

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Judy 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Felipe is knowledgeable and professional tour guide. He gave us a good background of the city of Amsterdam
Jeanette 15 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Felipe was such a fun guide. You can tell he really loves doing tours and is passionate about leading them. I learned a lot of fun facts and tidbits. We ended up going in the rain but the time went by really quickly since it was so interesting!! Would definitely recommend doing a tour with him
Matilde 12 May 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Felipe gave us a very interesting tour with lots of information about a wide variety of topics.
Natascha 11 May 2024
Rodgau

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Felipe was a really good Guide who told a lots of interesting informations about the city. The English language was very good to understand. I highly recommend a Guru walk with Felipe. Greetings from a German Girl 😊
Kenrick 10 May 2024
Bordeaux

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Amazing guide. Felipe even gave me his own curated map of Amsterdam with his recommended spots to eat and visit. Was very helpful! :)
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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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