Amsterdam is famous for its coffee shops and Red-Light District. Embark on a 2-hour walking tour of the city and learn about its liberal laws and its alternative scene.
Alternative Amsterdam Tour
Head to the National Monument on Dam Square, in the city centre, 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 humour to challenge the authorities.
Your guide will also reveal the origin of boathouses 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 centre and finally, learn about the history of its coffee shops.
Ticket to the MoCo Museum
Complete the experience with a ticket to the MoCo Museum, the Amsterdam Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Street Art. This ticket gives you access to the best modern art in the city, with exhibits by Banksy, Warhol and other big names in the world of contemporary art.
Accredited StudentsUS$ 13.5
Children from 10-13Free
Children under 10Free
Tour + MoCo Museum Ticket
Accredited StudentsUS$ 22.4
Children from 10-13US$ 11.2
Children under 10Free
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).