Tip-Based Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Sergio

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

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Closed till at least January 31st.

Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with FreeDam Tours - the Nr 1. Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam!

On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam.

Be prepared to challenge all your preconceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way.
“From the Red Light District to the evolution of Amsterdam as the global centre of world trade in the 17th century, its transition from a republic to a monarchy, the tragedy of the Nazi occupation and its enlightened and effective attitude to drug control, your guide will stitch these diverse items together with humorous personal anecdotes and insightful commentary on the underlying social and cultural mores of the Dutch people”.

*Tip-based walking tour means you can join this tour almost for free (you will only be charged the tourist tax & booking fees) after which you can tip your guide what you think the tour was worth!
CORONA-VIRUS UPDATE:
Closed till at least January 31st.

Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with FreeDam Tours - the Nr 1. Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam!

On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover eve…

What's included

  • Food
    Stroopwafels - typical Dutch cookies!
  • Equipment
    Face masks, hand sanitizer and sanitation wipes

Meet your Host, Sergio

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 311 Reviews
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Born in the Netherlands to Italian parents I’ve always had a curiosity to analyze what makes Dutch history, identity & culture unique. With a degree in Urban Geography, and after working as a Highschool Geography teacher I decided to share my extensive knowledge of the city and its unique liberal culture with visitors and locals who want to learn more about Amsterdam in a fun way. In 2016 I started my own walking tour company offering a unique story-telling tour that combines sightseeing with history and cultural insights. Together with my team of super local guides (Sebastian, Nick, Sam, Gianni, Joran and Karel) we look forward not only to showing the most interesting places in Amsterdam but also to share our personal local knowledge and give you THE best 2,5 hours you will spend in Amsterdam!
Born in the Netherlands to Italian parents I’ve always had a curiosity to analyze what makes Dutch history, identity & culture unique. With a degree in Urban Geography, and after working as a Highschool Geography teacher I decided to share my extensive knowledge of the city and its unique liberal culture with visitors and locals who want to learn more about Amsterdam in a fun way. In 2016 I started my own walking tour company offering a unique story-telling tour that combines sightseeing with hi…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
We meet in front of stock exchange on the Stock Exchange Square (Beursplein5)
Amsterdam
Every guide and every tour are unique so this can vary, but after starting at the Stock exchange explore the oldest part of the city, the Old Harbour, Chinatown, Nieuwmarkt Square, The Jewish Quarter, Dam Square, The Royal Palace, ...and much more! Walking along the most beautiful canals we will also see and discuss the unique architecture of the canal houses and discover hidden places you would not easily find by yourself

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 311 reviews.

  • Meenu
    December 2021
    My tour was with Sam. It was way better than I expected, in fact one of the best tours I've had so far. Initially I thought a two hour tour would be too long, but it was so interesting to learn about the history. Sam has a great way of story telling. Totally worth it. I would highly recommend this on your first day of the visit.
  • Alexa
    December 2021
    Advertencia: Sergio como tal no es la persona que hace el tour. Es una empresa que tiene varios guías y te tocará uno random. El valor que pagas aquí son sólo los "impuestos" sobre el servicio de guianza. Luego tendrás que pagar los € 20 que sugieren casi desde el inicio, entonces, suma el valor de Airbnb a los € 20 que pagarás al final. El guía me dijo que me ubicara cerca de una pileta, momentos después desapareció y vino otro en reemplazo, como no me comunicaron esto, me quedé esperando e iniciaron sin mi. El nuevo guía parece buena gente pero es el tipo de guianza que siempre le pregunta al grupo antes de dar una respuesta.... muy demagógico.
  • David
    December 2021
    Karel’s tour was amazing! He kept everyone involved and interested. His knowledge was incredible! I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of Amsterdam!
  • Theresa
    December 2021
    We had a great time and learned a ton about Amsterdam on this 2.5 he walking tour. Gianni was engaging and had a ton of knowledge to share. Would definitely recommend!
  • Tamara
    December 2021
    This was a great experience. Sam was amazing and shared some very interesting stories about this history and culture of Amsterdam. I was talking about it for weeks!
  • Yazan
    November 2021
    I went with Karel in a city tour and it was a great experience and full of information about the city history from a knowledgeable host

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