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Alternative Amsterdam City Tour
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Alternative Amsterdam City Tour

  • English English
  • 2 hours

Amsterdam is famous for its coffeeshops and Red-Light District. Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of the city and learn about its liberal laws and its alternative scene. 


Head to the National Monument on Dam Square, in the city center, from where you will begin your tour by foot.

Accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide, discover what makes this city different from all the rest. Learn about its history as you wander towards its canals and find out about Provo, the Dutch counterculture movement, founded in 1965. Unlike other proposals contrary to the established social order, its activists would use humor to challenge the authorities.

Your guide will also reveal the origin of boat houses in Amsterdam, an alternative housing arrangement to try and solve the serious housing crisis that affected the city after the Second World War.

Then, follow your guide to the legendary Red Light District and find out why the city is so tolerant. Did you know that The Netherlands is the first place in the world to recognize marriage equality?

You will also admire the city’s most stunning street art as you stroll through its historic center and finally, learn about the history of its coffeeshops.


Adults Students with a student ID card
English-Language Tour
US$ 15.90
US$ 13.60

English-Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 15.9
  • Students with a student ID card

    US$ 13.6

More information


2 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide specialized in the history of Amsterdam.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Amsterdam).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 15.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Dam Square


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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