Tip-Based Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Sergio

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

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!
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 li…

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
  • 300 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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

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 4.93 out of 5 from 300 reviews.

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
Amanda
November 2021
Our guide, Karel, was an excellent story teller and wonderful host. You get quite a few historical insights and cover a good bit of ground. Don’t forget to take photos while you’re listening to the tour! It’s easy to get wrapped up in the stories and never take your camera/phone out.
Erica
November 2021
Sam was the perfect tour guide. He was charismatic, knowledgeable, and welcoming and I learned so much on the tour! I would HIGHLY recommend this experience for anyone that wants to better understand the history of Amsterdam.
Timothy
November 2021
Sam is a very skilful and knowledgeable guide! The tour was very educational and entertaining at the same time! This has definitely increased my appreciation towards this city and country!
Christina
November 2021
Sergio is a wonderful tour guide! He hqd covered everything and even spent an extended hours for the tour. It was nice to know all the history of the great landmarks and attractions in Amsterdam. High recommended! 👍
Kayla
November 2021
Sergio was a great tour guide! He knows all the things about Amsterdam and sprinkled his own personal stories into the history. He is high energy and very personal. Take this tour to get a true understanding of the city!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Bring an umbrella if necessary :)
Comfortable shoes
Weather appropriate clothing
Bring some water

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.