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Alternative Amsterdam Walking Tour

  • Stray from the beaten path on an alternative Amsterdam walking tour
  • A great choice for visitors who've already ticked off top sights
  • Discuss hot topics, such as gentrification, with a local guide
Alternative Amsterdam Walking Tour
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Alternative Amsterdam Walking Tour
USD 16.64
Stray from the beaten path on an alternative Amsterdam walking tour, a great choice for travelers who have already ticked off more conventional city attractions. By visiting lesser-known neighborhoods home to street art and coffee shops, you’ll beat large tourist crowds and get an inside glimpse into Amsterdam’s political and cultural scene. Plus, your guide provides enough local recommendations to last your entire vacation.
What to Expect

Your alternative walking tour begins in central Amsterdam, where you’ll greet your guide and embark on a journey that strays from the traditional tourist trail. Learn about local counterculture during the 1960s and pass houseboats and squats that resulted from the postwar housing crisis.

Throughout the unbiased tour, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss hot Amsterdam topics, such as gentrification and the Coalition Project, which aims to reform the Red Light District. Your tour concludes at your original departure point in central Amsterdam.

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1 - 5 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Sam’s tour

Sam is a very engaged tourguide. He blends history, architecture, second worldwar together giving you a real flavour of the Dutch culture and mentality As Dutch native I was impressed by his knowledge, passion and the reality of his observations Absolute winner this tour

2  Thank Jaime v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not everyone is native...

We had a free tour with Mark, who comes from Ireland. He was assuming that everyone was english mothertongue, so he spoke really fast and in a way that I couldn't always understand. The city was unbearably crowded, that didn't help too. Tourists choosing an...More

Thank Limbaccio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Walking tour with Sam

I am interrailing with two friends and wanted to see the sights of Amsterdam to get our bearings. Sam gave the most inspiring and engaging tour. He covered all aspects of Amsterdam life from the Dutch East India Company to The Red Light District and...More

1  Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Unknown History Learned

Not just about the coffee houses. The history of standing up for individual rights by the Provos, Amsterdam's hippies of the 60s, paved the way for many positive changed in the City that are still realized today. Fascinating and interesting.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Great tour

Only in Amsterdam for a day so we took the FREE tour and was very impressed . Meet in Dam Square --get tickets ahead of time if possible . Our guide was great , she kept us moving and the information and history of the...More

Thank bralex
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4 August 2018|
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Response from Meggiemay49 | Reviewed this property |
Book into the free tour.Pay no money in advance. Pay the guide whatever you think at the end. Pay up front for the other tour. Possibly someone other than the guide gets a cut.