Forget everything you know about Amsterdam. Dive into our city's DNA and discover the thing that connects its past, present and future. Say hello to the real Amsterdam.


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Discover how a small fishing village transformed into the wealthiest city in the world and how one of the most liberal cities in the world defines freedom. Find out how 180 nationalities unite in diversity and what it's like to live in Amsterdam - and so much more. Understand how one element connects Amsterdam's past, present and future. In the end, you'll get what makes Amsterdam tick and your time here will be like clockwork. Most of all, you'll feel like a part of our city because that's what you are - even if you're here for just one day.

25 EUR + 6% booking fee

(25% off for iAmsterdam City Card holders)


Fri and Sat


2 hours

Group size

Up to 15 people


4500 steps


  • Hear original and immersive stories that bring you face to face with the real Amsterdam

  • Discover how one element created Amsterdam and shaped its past, present and future

  • Explore the essential Amsterdam themes like Amsterdam's Golden Age, Red-Light District, Dutch tolerance, bike culture, architecture and more

  • Understand why Dutch kids are the happiest in the world

  • Find out how Dutch your life is through a fun and interactive game

  • Visit the places that matter - from the historic Dam Square, Red Light District, UNESCO heritage Canal Belt and the iconic Jordaan neighbourhood

  • Personalized tips for the rest of your stay

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Why is there an additional 6% over the stated price?

Like many tour operators worldwide, we work with a booking platform called FareHarbor. This 6% fee is paid to them to keep our operations up and running. For iAmsterdam City Card holders, we've factored in the 6% so the actual price is a cool 25% off.

Where will you take me?

Our journey begins at the historic Dam Square. We'll then cover Amsterdam's Old Town, Red Light District, the UNESCO heritage Canal Belt and we'll end in the Jordaan neighbourhood near the Anne Frank House.

What's the minimum/maximum group size?

The minimum group size is 2 persons and the maximum is 15.

Is this experience alright for teens?

We talk about cannabis and sex work, but nothing too explicit. We see this as an educational and informative experience, so if you don't mind, we won't say no!

What if I'm late for the experience?

Please notify us via email or call us (our contact details are in your booking confirmation email) if you're running late for the experience. We'll share our location with you so that you can catch up with the group. In case of no-show, no refund will be given out.

How much walking is there in total?

The total distance is around 3km. So put on some good walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing and you're all set.

What happens if it rains?

We say, "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." So this experience runs rain or shine. In the event of extreme bad weather, we'll cancel the tour in advance and you'll get a 100% refund.

How can I pay for this experience?

We accept the following payment options:

  • Credit or debit card

  • Sofort

  • iDEAL

Is this available in other languages?

At this moment, this experience is only available in English.

What if I have to cancel the tour?

  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to this experience receive a full refund

  • Cancellations made 48 hours or less prior to this experience require the guest to pay for the experience in full, and no refund will be issued.

Help! I can't find the answer to my question.

No problem, just write us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.