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The Essential Amsterdam Walking Tour (ENGLISH +18)

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

After living in Amsterdam for about 6 years, it's a delight to bring you this experience, carefully crafted between stroopwafels, whispered tales, ancient canals, and breathtaking spring landscapes. Take a walk with an independent licensed tour guide!

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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


Please 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 is NOT possible.

All travelers are required to arrive at the meeting point at least 5  minutes earlier. In case the traveler is late, 10 minutes after the tour starts your booking can be given to another traveler.

In case the traveler does not answer the confirmation message, sent in the day before the tour, the booking will be given to another traveler.


The tour has a minimum of 8 attendants to run, for this reason, we ask the travelers to be responsible with the booking, making it only if they are certain they will attend.

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  • Meeting point:
    Dam, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dam, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    By the National Monument at Dam Square, with a black umbrella and white cap.

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

282 ratings
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4.9
Fun
4.64
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4.8
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4.81
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4.61
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Stuart 25 Sep 2022
Manchester
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Very friendly and helpful - knows all about Amsterdam and has some great stories

Eileen 24 Sep 2022
Landenberg
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Felipe was very knowledgeable and provided information in a clear and engaging way

Sara 24 Sep 2022
Somerville
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

One the best tour guides we have ever experienced. Extremely knowledgeable, answered questions in a truly educational manner, spoke clearly and made sure everyone coul...

Erna 21 Sep 2022
Munich
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

I loved the tour. Super interesting information, concise and well structured. It explains history in such a way that you want to know more. 100% recommend it!

Dairon 20 Sep 2022
Schwerin
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Muy buen tour lo repetirá sin duda :) Gracias felip por los tips de donde ir a comer.

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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.
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