GuruWalk Original
Free tour

🥇Amsterdam: All-In-One Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 04, 2023

Hoi Hoi 👋 Welcome to MasterDam Tours! Our experienced local guides bring humor and a profound passion for Amsterdam. Prepare for a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable and fun experience in this beautiful city.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

👋 Hey there!
Looking to explore the city with a local guide during you trip in Amsterdam?

Join our time-bending tour of Amsterdam's historic center! We're taking you to the heart of history, exploring the Old Town, the unique Jewish Quarter, and the legendary canals                           

By the end of this tour, you'll wow the locals with your flawless Dutch greetings, you'll know where to get a secret stash of tasty Dutch treats, and you’ll be deeply in love with the city's captivating history that we hold near and dear!

What topics we'll dive into:

  • 🌊 Origins of Amsterdam and the Netherlands: Learn about the very roots of this vibrant city and the country it calls home. 
  • 🌍  Golden Age and War of Independence: Step back in time to a period of immense wealth and the battles fought for freedom. 
  • 🚨 Red Light District: Hear about the secrets of the infamous neighborhood with the ladies behind the red windows. 
  • 🏛️ Amsterdam UNESCO World Heritage Site: Marvel at the architectural wonders that earned this city its UNESCO status. 
  • 🏮 Chinatown - Drugs & Tolerance: Walk though the vibrant Chinatown and learn about our city's unique stance on certain vices. 
  • ⚔️ WW2 and the Hunger Winter: Relive the city's wartime struggles during WW2 and the resilience of its people. 
  • 🥞 Dutch Food and Modern Culture: Learn about Dutch cuisine and feel the contemporary vibes of this dynamic city. 


If that sounds interesting to you, here are some extra’s we've got lined up just for you ;)

Bonus #1: We’ll treat you to a delicious Dutch snack during the tour! 🍪

Bonus #2: Strike a pose next to our stunning canals, and we'll snap a picture of you to cherish forever! 📸

Bonus #3: You’ll receive a list of recommendations with the best things to do and eat while you're here. 🌟

⚠️ Once the groups are full, you won't be able to sign up, so make sure to reserve your spots right now for free! ⚠️                           

See you on the tour! ✌️


This tour is not for groups bigger than 5 people 👇⛔️

Kindly be aware that this tour is specifically designed and only available for individuals, couples and small groups of maximum 5 persons.

We will decline multiple reservations under different names that would result in groups exceeding 5 persons. 

Bigger groups will be cancelled or turned away at the meeting point. Thank you for your understanding.

If you would like to book a private group tour (More than 5 people) please leave message.  Groups of more than 5 people pay a fixed price per person upfront with the tourguide before the tour starts. Payment is possible through card or cash. 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterd...
    Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Look for the guide(s) holding an White Umbrella, in front of the Saint Nicholas Church next to Amsterdam Central Station

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Basilica of Saint Nicholas

    Meet your guide with the WHITE umbrella right in front of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas next to Amsterdam Central Station

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Damrak

    Here we will cover the creation of the Netherlands and how Dutch water engineering allowed the dutch to transform the land. What is the difference is between "the Netherlands" and "Holland”?

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic Museum)

    Learn about the journey of the Netherlands towards becoming an independent republic after its Spanish rule. We’ll cover the story of the most famous churches in Amsterdam and and the unique history of the hidden church known as Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder.

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    Outside visit
    Chinatown

    We’ll cover the history and laws surrounding Coffeeshops and the Red Light District, and how they have shaped the city's cultural landscape. China town has amazing restaurants too!

  • 5
    Outside visit
    The Red Light District

    We’ll be walking past Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Your guide will tell you more about it’s history and current state.

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    Outside visit
    Nieuwmarkt

    This is where you’ll hear about dutch architecture next to De Waag, which once served as the city gate. Why are the houses leaning? Why are they so skinny?

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    Outside visit
    Oost-Indisch Huis

    Step into the stunning 17th-century courtyard hidden within this historic building. Amsterdam became the center of a global trading empire during the "Golden Age". We’ll talk about the highlights of both the positive achievements and the darker legacy of this remarkable period.

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    Outside visit
    Jewish Quarter

    Discover the devastating consequences of the Nazi occupation, which nearly obliterated this once thriving neighborhood. This area had once been a safe haven for persecuted Jews from across Europe. Learn about the resilience of the Amsterdam community during the "hunger-winter" of the war and the efforts undertaken to survive.

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    Outside visit
    Universiteit van Amsterdam - Oudemanhuispoort

    Walk through one of the University of Amsterdam campuses and capture a memorable moment as our guide snaps a photo of you next to a beautiful canal, preserving your Amsterdam experience

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    Outside visit
    Royal Palace Amsterdam

    Learn about the history of our Royal Palace, uncovering the transition from a Republic to a Monarchy. Meet our current Royal Family through a collection of pictures. As the tour concludes at Dam Square, our guide will provide you with the last tips and tricks to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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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Tom 08 Dec 2023
Prague

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Nice and educational tour. Just wish it hadn't rained :D You will learn a lot not only about Amsterdam but also about Dutch people in general. Dankjewel!
Philip 07 Dec 2023
Basingstoke

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
We enjoyed a 2 hour walk led by Willy who was informative and a good experience
Xavier 07 Dec 2023
Málaga

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Amaizing
Saurabh 06 Dec 2023
Birmingham

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Amazing tour ❤️
Anna 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Willi was a Great Tourguide!
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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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