The Essential Amsterdam Walking Tour (ENGLISH +18)

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Phillip
Quality Verified Registered on October 28, 2021

Independent licensed guide in Amsterdam since 2015, history and culture addict, coffee lover, restless walker. Also a musician, tattoo artist, gouda cheese connoisseur, and a little bit of this and that. It's a delight to bring you this experience, carefully crafted between stroopwafels, ancient canals and colorful springs. Shall we go for a walk?

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A tour for culture and history lovers, with a good mix of story-telling, sightseeing, curious facts and tailor made recommendations for all kinds of travelers! 

As we go for a pleasant walk through hidden alleys, at each step lifting the veil of its unseen memory, we get intimate with this fantastic city, and by the end of our tour, you will really understand what shaped this place and it's people.

  • Origins of Amsterdam and the Netherlands
  • Oude Kerk & the Miracle of Amsterdam
  • VOC Headquarters (Dutch East India Company)
  • Dutch golden age and Independence
  • WW2 and the Dutch Hunger Winter
  • Jewish District and old boat houses
  • Dancing Houses
  • Drugs & and crime in Amsterdam
  • Modern dutch culture

    Keep in mind that there is a limit of 15 people max per group, imposed by the municipality of Amsterdam. Therefore, bringing more people than you booked might not be possible.

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

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  • Meeting point:
    Dam 12, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dam 12, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    We will meet in front of the 't Nieuwe Kafé. You will find me with a BLACK umbrella, green raincoat and my license on my neck.

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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Joselin 31 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Philip was really kind and his approach to the city was unique. Great introduction to Amsterdam, worth it.
Ksenija 23 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Absolutely loved the tour! Phillip is very knowledgeable and fun! Really loved the way he engaged with the group and loved all the stories he shared. 100% recommend!
Martina 21 Jan 2023
San Isidro

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
The tour with Phillip was really good! He was super clear and interesting, and we felt that all of the information was connected and well structured. I would definetely recommend it.
Rebekah 21 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Philip gave a great overview of different aspects of the history of Amsterdam. We loved all his anecdotes as well. Very informative tour.
John 21 Jan 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Phillip to be fair did his best but we found it overall to be boring and there was a lack of interesting sights
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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.
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