The Best Walking Tour in Amsterdam

The Essence of Amsterdam in your Palm

/10 (1611 votes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2.5 Hours

About this tour

Discover why Amsterdam is known as the most liberal city in the world. How did this small fishing village become so important in the 17th century? As Dutchmen, we will tell you about Dutch culture and typical Dutch food.

Book this Free Tour to discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your 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.

“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”. This free walking tour will deliver Amsterdam to your palm.

Tour Highlights

  • Small Groups of a maximum of 15 people for a truly high-quality
  • Experience and access to areas that are off-limits to other walking tours
  • Super Local Guides: all our guides are life-long locals with very deep roots in this city, country and culture so they can answer any question you may have.
  • Free Snack & Souvenir: on the tour, you will be treated to a typical Dutch snack and you will also receive a nice souvenir at the end.

Practical information

Whats included

  • Guide

Not included

  • Gratuities

Additional information

Operated by FreeDam Tours


/10 (1611 votes)

I would recommend the tour as a first activity when visiting Amsterdam. You can orient yourself and learn a little bit before starting with the exploration. My guide wad Katya and she did a great job! She was really friendly and nice with the group.

Review by Martin, Mainz