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  • Amsterdam Free Walking Tour 16 Dam Amsterdam, NH, 1012 NP Netherlands (map)
Painting by Jan van der Heyden called 'Gezicht op de Oudezijds Voorburgwal met de Oude Kerk in Amsterdam'

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Let us walk you through the history of the city - from its very founding to the legalization of prostitution and gay marriage in recent times. How come this city has been one of the freest in the world? You will discover that this goes back far in history. Also, did you know that in the 17th century, Amsterdam was the richest city in the world - home to a vast trading empire? We will tell you more about how the Dutch tolerance and the country's economic might were related.

- Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
- Language: English (Dutch on request)
- Price: tips only
- Availability: please check our calendar
- Meeting point: Dam Sq. in front of the Royal Palace (see the when and where page)

De Waag on Nieuwmarkt Square

De Waag on Nieuwmarkt Square

THIS TOUR WILL COVER

On this tour you will learn and talk about:

  • The unusual founding of Amsterdam

  • Julius Caesar in the Low Countries

  • The history of the Red Light District

  • Amsterdam's history as a Holy Catholic City

  • The violent destruction of the churches

  • Rembrandt, Van Gogh and other famous painters

  • Amsterdam as the wealthy center of a global empire

  • How this city helped create capitalism

  • The French invasion under Napoleon

  • World War II and the occupation by Nazi Germany

  • Jewish history and the history of religious freedom

  • And more...

Rembrandt's house

Rembrandt's house

WHERE DOES THE TOUR DEPART FROM?

We gather in front of the Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis in Dutch) on Dam Square. See our when and where page or click here to open a map in a separate window or in your maps app.

Royal Palace on Dam Square

Royal Palace on Dam Square

WHAT TIME DO I HAVE TO BE THERE?

The Awe-inspiring Amsterdam tour leaves every working day at 11am.

Please make sure you are there 15 minutes in advance so you don't miss the tour.

Chnatown

Chnatown

HOW DO I FIND THE TOUR GUIDE?

Look out for your Amsterdam Free Walking Tour guide holding a red and white umbrella.

In case you cannot find the tour guide, call the following number: +31 (0)6 21 64 35 28.

Red and white umbrella
Earlier Event: October 1
11am Awe-inspiring Amsterdam Tour
Later Event: October 3
11am Awe-inspiring Amsterdam Tour