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2-Hour Alternative Walking Tour of Amsterdam

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
2-Hour Alternative Walking Tour of Amsterdam
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See an alternative side of Amsterdam on a 2-hour walking tour of the Dutch capital, ideal for travelers seeking an unconventional sightseeing experience. In a small group limited to nine, you’ll explore the Amsterdam Red Light District, wander beside the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring, and discuss cultural topics such as drugs, prostitution, and marriage equality.
What to Expect

Amsterdam is a city like no other. Famous for coffee shops, bicycles, and prostitution, the city is also renowned for its liberal laws, alternative housing arrangements, and being the first in the world to recognize marriage equality.

Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for people over the world. Explore the origins of these facets of Amsterdam society, such as the post-WWII housing crisis that began today’s current phenomenon of living in boats or in squats, and the counter-culture movements that developed into today’s unique atmosphere, including the city’s most famous coffee shop, and the street art hidden in the city center.

This is the real Amsterdam - the side of the city that locals love, and that visitors come to experience. This tour is a must for anyone wanting to really experience this unique city!

On this 2-hour tour cover:

  • Housing crisis and houseboats
  • Gentrification and urban development
  • Smart shops
  • Mid-1960s counterculture movement 
  • Provo and the White Bicycle Plan
  • Drugs - history and laws
  • Amsterdam’s most famous coffee shop
  • Coalition Project 1012
  • Squats and street art  
  • Marriage equality 
  • Legal prostitution
  • ...and much more!
Reviews (328)
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Reviewed today
Entertaining informative walk

Came off the plane from DC and went on this tour. Alex (from Colorado) was funny, informative and entertaining (which really helps when you are bone tired). Provided context about Amsterdam's history rather than just pointing out buildings etc. Did I say Alex was entertaining?...More

Thank Mary Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago
First timer. Awesome experience!!!!

This was my first time doing a walking tour and I had an amazing experience. I felt that the tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave very helpful tips, especially about where to ate and where to find the least overpriced souvenirs. My tour was...More

Thank Kikis_1987
Reviewed 1 week ago
2 hours well spent

Took this tour on the first morning of my arrival, tour guide Alex was excellent and gave us a lot of information on history, culture and other facts about this wonderful city. The Lomonman story was a great!! make sure he let you in this...More

Thank Go823765
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best tour ever

Michael was awesome. He really knew facts and the history of the city which was very intriguing. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank aliciaka12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
History with a touch of humour.

A group of us went on a guided tour with Blake, a New Zealander with past experience as a history teacher. And what a great teacher he still is! His tour was informing, entertaining and perfectly paced. Blake really knows his stuff and has a...More

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Deborah O
30 August 2018|
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Response from BerkoBoy88 | Reviewed this property |
We had the Sandemans tour which is free but a donation is welcome. It was well worth the 20Euro tip we gave. It lasted 2.5 hours and was very informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered everything we asked. Just... More
Darnelle M
25 August 2018|
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Response from Carlos A | Reviewed this property |
My group was 20-30 people.
18 July 2018|
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Response from BerkoBoy88 | Reviewed this property |
Perfectly OL if its a daytime tour as it does not go into the Red Light district.