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City Free Tour Amsterdam

#17 of 362 Tours in Amsterdam
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Nieuwmarkt, 1012 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+ 31 6 19 35 20 96
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We offer free(tip-based) and private walking tours in Amsterdam by local...

We offer free(tip-based) and private walking tours in Amsterdam by local guides, that have been living in Amsterdam for many years. We all have a different back ground but one thing in common. And that is that we are very passionate about Amsterdam and have a lot of great stories to share with you.

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From start to finish it was great. Marvellous way to see the city. The guide Siedah was humorous and knowledgeable. First time i have done any free city tours and i will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mat W

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in Amsterdam at 6am and immediately took this tour (ok, first we put our bags in a locker and ate breakfast). This was a great intro to the city. Just enough history and sightseeing, with some local insight thrown in. It lasted about 3 hours…just long enough for our lack of sleep the settle in. Definitely make this... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monique was an amazing tour guide. So passionate, informative, knowledgeable and funny too. We learned so much in our 2 hour tour and throughly enjoyed it. Do this tour on your 1st day if you can as she goes through some fantastic areas of Amsterdam and it is nice to go back and re visit if you have time. I... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From start to finish it was great. Marvellous way to see the city. The guide Siedah was humorous and knowledgeable. First time i have done any free city tours and i will definitely be doing more.

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Thank Mat W
Monique S, Guest Relations Manager at City Free Tour Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you ejoyed the tour with Zaïda. Hope to see you back in the future on another tour. More 

Split, Croatia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this tour on our 2nd last day and should have done it on our 1st. Monique is so passionate about her home town and it shows. Very knowledgeable and extremely informative. We loved this tour and would highly recommend it.

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Monique S, Guest Relations Manager at City Free Tour Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I had the pleasure to guide you myself and had a really good time doing so. We are happy to hear you loved the tour too. More 

Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was very informative and funny. The tour was a great way to see the city and learn some interesting facts.

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Monique S, Guest Relations Manager at City Free Tour Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to register for this tour as a way of getting to know a little about Amsterdam. It was much more than expected and Monique, as our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide, traversed the streets of central Amsterdam showing us many points of interest and sharing an abundance of the city's history. It was a fascinating... More 

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Monique S, Guest Relations Manager at City Free Tour Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great Review! I had the pleasure to guide you myself and had a really good time doing so. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. More 

NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first city free tour and after doing it - I'm sold, I will definitely look to make this part of my itinerary for future trips. My guide was Rocco, and despite the not-great weather the tour was so interesting, informative, and funny that you could almost forget about the rain. I had a really great time, I'd... More 

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Monique S, Guest Relations Manager at City Free Tour Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Red Light District Tour with Rocco. The Amsterdam weather can be quite unpredictable, but luckily the tour was waterproof. More 

Fonthill, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on our City Free Tour of Amsterdam. Our guide, Monique, was fantastic! She was very nice and friendly, patient and knowledgeable. She guided us over a nearly 3 hour tour on foot around the streets of Amsterdam. We learned about the origin of its name, how it came to become the city it is today,... More 

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Monique S, Guest Relations Manager at City Free Tour Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I had the pleasure to guide you guys myself and had a really good time doing so. Thank you also for the recommendation for future guests. It is much appreciated. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative. Zaida was enthusiastic and a fun guide. I would definitely recommend taking the tour when first arriving to Amsterdam. It helped me decide what to do on my vacation.

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Monique S, Guest Relations Manager at City Free Tour Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Amsterdam City Free Tour with Zaïda. Also really nice you we could help you plan the rest of your stay in the ciy. More 

Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monique was my guide for a walking tour on the first day of my visit to Amsterdam. It was a great introduction to the history of the city and a way to see some of the sites to visit in more detail later.

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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