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Offering a free tour of Amsterdam twice a day, the world-famous FREE TOUR is now in Amsterdam. Meet us in front of the National Monument in Dam Square, every day at 10am, 11am and 2pm.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Dam Square | National Monument, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+49 30 51050030
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Had an excellent tour in the middle of a very cold November day. As previously stated the tour is not really free as the guide is dependant upon tips for their pay, so dont pre book as your 3 euros is not paying for the...More

6  Thank Michelle B
andreaatsandemans, Leiter Front Office at SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2013

The Free Tour is tips-based as usual. For all online pre-bookings in Amsterdam, customers get asked for a €3 per person booking fee to cover the costs involved in running the online reservation system. Great that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for the high...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This is not a 3-hour tour; it is two 1-hour tours separated by a "break" at an overpriced restaurant. You go to the restaurant on the pretext of signing up for additional tours, but it turns into an hour break so you'll spend money rather...More

10  Thank Brent D
Rose_at_Sandemans, Leiter Gästebetreuung at SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2015

Dear Brent D, Firstly we would like to thank you for joining us on our tour of Berlin as well as taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. It is engaged and interested travellers such as yourself whose feedback we value the most in our...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour was excellent thanks to our guide Charle. He gave us another perspective of Amsterdam. Besides that, his sense of humour made that particularly cold day much more enjoyable! I highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour is fascinating if you want the history and rationale behind the Red Light District. My tour guide, David, was excellent. He was highly knowledgeable and could expand upon anything we asked. Further, he included plenty of humour making this highly entertaining.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had really good and informative walking tour with Robb - he pointed out places in amsterdam we didnt know about and was really knowledgeable

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Geert is very knowledgeable and made the tour very comprehensive and informative, which captured the essence of Dutch history and the beauty of Amsterdam. He was very responsive with questions and gave us tips about visiting some hidden gems in the city.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour was great! Charlie, our guide was excellent! He was knowledgable and with great sense of humor!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Along with another couple, my friend and I booked our spots online and went to the location mentioned on the ticket - the IAmsterdam visitor center across from the Centraal station. The four of us waited until 15 minutes after when the tour was supposed...More

1  Thank 738stacis
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our walking tour, lead by our Canadian guide, David. It gave us much more of an insight into the district, its history and culture, than we would have got wandering by ourselves. David was funny and knowledgeable, and gave us some great...More

Thank Ellie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Paul took my group around Amsterdam for a historic 3 hour walking tour and he was excellent. He was funny and full of brilliant anecdotes, I already loved Amsterdam but when I’d finished his tour I loved the city even more. Karl was my guide...More

1  Thank Leyla H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find group, however the group was much larger than stated on website. With 14 people and crowded streets, it was difficult to hear. However, Charlie's tour made up for the inconvenience. He was informative, knowledgeable and humorous. I appreciated his underlying message of...More

Thank HeathGR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why would you not do this tour? It takes in parts of the city that you probably wouldn't see on your own, through back lanes, alleys, courtyards and squares, as well as some of the larger places. Do this and the hop-on, hop-off bus and...More

Thank Ross M
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Hello! Many thanks for your interest in our tours! As all the other answers indicate, it would not be rude at all. Just make sure to inform your guide beforehand, so he doesn't think he's lost any members of the group. If... More
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Depends on the quality, 10 if it was good, 15/20 if it was excellent.
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Response from andrea n | Reviewed this property |
I allways send them e-mail evening/night before I go to the tour....they answer promptly.....each time the answer was afirmative. Or, yes, just show up at the meeting point....they never turn down people. Regards!