2-Hour Alternative Walking Tour of Amsterdam

2 hr

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Do you want to see the alternative side of the city that locals love? Learn about the stories behind Amsterdam's coffee shops, houseboats, bikes, and squats on this 2-hour walking tour. Discuss sub-cultures and drug policies and explore cultural topics such as drugs, prostitution, and marriage equality.
• Uncover the myths and truths about Amsterdam's liberal drugs laws (take out prostitution!)
• Learn about how the Netherlands were on the forefront of marriage equality
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Do you want to see the alternative side of the city that locals love? Learn about the stories behind Amsterdam's coffee shops, houseboats, bikes, and squats on this 2-hour walking tour. Discuss sub-cultures and drug policies and explore cultural topics such as drugs, prostitution, and marriage equality.
• Uncover the myths and truths about Amsterdam's liberal drugs laws (take out prostitution!)
• Learn about how the Netherlands were on the forefront of marriage equality
• Discover some of Amsterdam's unique housing arrangements, such as squats and houseboats
• Hear about the White Bicycle Plan, which decreed that unlocked bikes should be available in the city to help combat pollution
• Get a taste of street art culture by entering the Banksy exposition at the MOCO Museum
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Meet your guide at The National Monument on Dam Square, from where you'll start your visit.

Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for visitors interested in subcultures. Explore such facets of Amsterdam society as the post-WWII housing crisis that led to the phenomenon of living in boats or in squats, and the counterculture movements that developed into today’s unmatched cityscape of unique coffee shops and street art.

This is the real Amsterdam - the side of the city that locals love, and that visitors come to experience. This tour is a must for anyone really wanting to really experience this unique city!


Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Moco Museum, Honthorststraat 20 (Museumplein) next to Van Gogh Museum, 1071 DE Amsterdam The Netherlands

If you'd like to complement your tour...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Meet your guide at The National Monument on Dam Square, from where you'll start your visit.

Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for visitors interested in subcultures. Explore such facets of Amsterdam society as the post-WWII housing crisis that led to the phenomenon of living in boats or in squats, and the counterculture movements that developed into today’s unmatched cityscape of unique coffee shops and street art.

This is the real Amsterdam - the side of the city that locals love, and that visitors come to experience. This tour is a must for anyone really wanting to really experience this unique city!


Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Moco Museum, Honthorststraat 20 (Museumplein) next to Van Gogh Museum, 1071 DE Amsterdam The Netherlands

If you'd like to complement your tour with a closer look at street art culture, get our combo ticket to enter the Modern Contemporary Museum of Amsterdam (MoCo).

Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Entrance to MoCo Museum (optional)
  • €1.50 "entertainment tax"
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure Point
Dam 2118, 1012 LP Amsterdam, Netherlands
3:00 PM
Return Details
Museumplein, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 13 or under are welcome to join this tour for free
  • While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities (no matter which provider) in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality. Thank you for your understanding
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.