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Classic Tour2022-09-07T10:28:26+00:00

The Free Classic Tour Of Amsterdam

Language: English
Duration: 2 hours
Start & End Of The Tour: ‘National Monument At Dam Square’
This free tour is tip-based. However, we have to
charge €1,50 Entertainment Tax + €0,39 booking fee per person



Booking A Tour FAQ

Can I change or cancel the reservation?2022-10-02T20:45:29+00:00

No problem! If you want to schedule another time for your tour, you can cancel the tour in your confirmation email through this button and apply for a refund:

You can place a new booking on your preferred date & time. We kindly ask you to make a new reservation yourself, please do not email us with the request to change or cancel your reservation. Rebooking yourself is the best way to secure a new spot and how we keep our tours free.

If you still need further assistance, send us an email.

Can I reserve the tour for more than 4 people?2022-09-15T16:28:58+00:00

Our booking system allows reservations for a maximum of 4 people.

The maximum allowed size of tour groups is only 15 people, which is why aim towards solo travellers and small groups. Our experience has shown us that other attendees don’t appreciate larger groups within the tour. Smaller groups keep the tour up to speed and make it easier to make new friends. We kindly ask you to respect this.

Really want to join us with your group? Book a private tour with us: https://guidedtoursamsterdam.com/


The date is fully booked, can I still come to the tour?2022-09-07T10:25:55+00:00

Try one of our other tours, like the cultural Alternative Tour, scrumptious Food Tour, or medieval Dark Side Tour.

If a timeslot or date isn’t available on the calendar, we are fully booked. We never take more people on our tour than the allowed maximum, because we risk a hefty fine. You can always try your luck and come to the meeting point, but we can’t guarantee a spot.

If I cancel my tour, is the Entertainment Tax refunded?2022-08-04T16:38:08+00:00

The Entertainment Tax is refundable until 24 hours before the start time of the cancelled tour. From the €1,89 that you pay per person, €1,50 per person will be refunded to your account. The booking fee of €0,39 per person is non-refundable.

Please note that it may take up to 10 days before you see the refund in your account. For more information, visit our Cancel & Refund Policy page.

Didn’t receive a cancellation email? Send us an email, mentioning the 4-digit order number that you received (check your email for reference). We will make sure you receive the amount to your account.

How do I know if my booking is received?2022-07-26T11:07:39+00:00

Bookings are recorded through the following easy steps:

After choosing your date & time and entering your name & email address, you are taken to this screen:

Make sure to click on the BOOK NOW button to confirm your submission. If your booking is recorded, you will see this screen:

An email is sent to your email address for further reference.

Didn’t receive anything? There are several possibilities why this happens:

  • The email address was entered with a typo
  • The confirmation email is recognized as spam (check your spam folder!)
  • Our booking system isn’t working correctly.

No worries, your booking is surely recorded if you saw the screen above. If you wish to receive the details anyway, please send us an email.

What is Entertainment Tax and why do I have to pay it?2022-07-26T09:06:00+00:00

As of the start of 2020, all tour companies have to charge Entertainment Tax for each person that walks with us. These costs are for the Municipality of Amsterdam. The costs for Entertainment Tax are €1,50 per person, additionally we charge a handling fee for online transactions of €0,39. This adds up to a total of €1,89 per person.

For more info about the Entertainment Tax, visit the page of Amsterdam Municipality.

Meeting Point

Discover The Dutch Capital With A Local Friend On The Original Free Walking Tour Of Amsterdam!

Get a total overview of more than 800 years of our city’s history on this 2-hour free tour, with the inside story of our knowledgeable local guides. We will tick the highlights of the city, like the UNESCO Canal Belt, the history of the Jewish Quarter and the majestic Royal Palace. The best way to explore the open-air museum of Amsterdam is on foot, because we can access places where tour boats and buses can’t reach.

The Birth Of The Capital Of The Netherlands

Once upon a time -the 17th century to be exact-, there was a small anchorage in the North of Holland. Step back in time with us and discover how an unassuming fishing village turned into an important transportation hub. Our story starts at the very birthplace of our city’s name, put on your best shoes and humor and let’s start walking!

From The Dutch Golden Age To The Second World War

As a trader’s city, Amsterdam played an influential role in the colonial era of Europe. Sail along with the explorers of the VOC (Dutch East India Company), that brought the rest of the world to Europe’s gateway and discover how WWII left its mark on the city.

Amsterdam Today And Its Cultural Melting Pot

When radical hippies enforced drastic changes to the city’s strict mentality in the 70s, Amsterdam started to draw attention from the rest of the world. Today, Amsterdam remains one of the most multicultural societies in Europe, boasting its annual Gay Pride, liberal soft drugs policy and undisguised sex industry.

Do’s And Don’ts In Amsterdam And Around

As passionate ambassadors of the city, our guides will tell you where to go and what tourist traps to avoid. Find out where the city’s hotspots are and where the locals eat, drink and hang out. Learn about Dutch customs, why you should steer clear from the bike lanes and what our favorite snack is.


The classic tour is the best tour if you have 1 day in Amsterdam. It is a bit of everything, so the history, drugs story, food, Red Light story. As help in finding the best local places in Amsterdam.

So if you want to do one tour in Amsterdam take this.

Every guide takes his own route, we all start at the National monument on Dam square.
From there we walk about 4km or 2 mile. We end back on the Dam square again so you do not get lost in the maze called Amsterdam.
The classic tour of Amsterdam, is the Free walking tour of Amsterdam. If you want to discover Amsterdam with a local friend. This is the way to do that. What happened here in 800 years? Why was Amsterdam so important in the 17th century,

Why is it so liberal and do you have more bikes as people? If you want to know more? Join the tour and know your way around Amsterdam

Not really, yes we do explain why Amsterdam was the most important city in the 17th century. (and still is) But this tour is not only a historical tour, as we also explain the drugs story, bike culture and a lot more.

We share where to go and what to do in this way we save you from the tourist traps of Amsterdam. And to do what the locals do!

Yes please, the tour is mostly full, and if you did not book a spot someone else will do so. It also helps us to know how many guides we need so the group is not too big.

So please book the tour now, and we hope to show your around soon!

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