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Dark Side Tour2022-05-12T16:54:37+00:00

The Free Dark Side Tour Of Amsterdam

Explore the haunted history of Amsterdam during the Middle Ages on this eerie tour

Language: English
Friday & Saturday: 8PM (starting in June at 4pm)
Duration: 2 hours
National Monument At Dam Square
This free tour is tip-based. However, we have to
charge €1,55  Tax per person before the tour



Booking A Tour FAQ

Can I add more people to the reservation after I booked?2022-04-19T12:32:40+00:00

Our system doesn’t allow changing the number of people after booking. We kindly ask you to cancel your reservation via the link in your confirmation email and make a new booking for the extra people, if enough spots are available.

If the tour is full, we can’t manually add more people for you. We have a strict maximum of people and risk getting a fine if we exceed. Consider booking a tour on another date or time.

How do I know if my booking is received?2022-05-10T08:19:41+00:00

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.

Why is a tour date/time not available in the booking calendar?2022-03-19T13:34:22+00:00

All tours for this date are fully booked. Try one of our other tours, like the cultural Alternative Tour, scrumptious Food Tour or spooky Dark Side Tour.

If you really want to come on this date and have a larger group, consider taking a Private Walking Tour of Amsterdam. You can enjoy Amsterdam and your own private guide for your party!

Can I reserve the tour for more than 4 people?2022-03-19T13:09:18+00:00

Our booking system allows reservations for a maximum of 4 people per booking. Our experience has showed us that other attendees appreciate smaller groups within the tour, to keep the tour up to speed and because it’s easier to make new friends between smaller groups. We kindly ask you to respect this.

If you are visiting with a larger group, consider booking a Private Walking Tour. You will have full attention of your own guide and it leaves more space for improvisation during the tour.

Still wish to join a Free Tour with a group larger than 4 people? If we have enough availability, you can make multiple reservations in our booking system under the same name and email address.

Can I change or cancel the reservation?2022-03-19T13:22:37+00:00

No problem! You can cancel the tour in your confirmation email through this button:

You can make a new reservation on your preferred date & time. If you need further assistance, send us an email.

Meeting Point

Meet The Ghosts Of The Past On This Evening Tour Through Medieval Amsterdam

Famous for its liberal mentality, you wouldn’t guess that Amsterdam was once a place of public hangings and witch hunts. Aside from the inevitable ghost story, we show you that the actual events of Amsterdam’s ominous past are much more horrific than a cold spot in a shady street. Dwell into the dark alleys of medieval Amsterdam on this historic tour, that will chill your blood more than the common ghost tour.

Uncover The Urban Myths Of Amsterdam

Let us take you on a trip down a haunted memory lane, along ruinous buildings and areas of reported ghost sightings. Find out where certain streets got their spooky names, such as the Bloedstraat (Blood Street) and the Spooksteeg (Ghost Alley).

True Story: Possessed Orphans And The Graves Of The Nuns

In 1566, the city’s orphans mysteriously started acting a bit odd. Hear the harrowing story of how the children were slowly taken over by an inexplicable demonic force. Set out on a search for the lost skeletons of women of god and stand on the ground where women were burnt at the stake for their assumed pact with the devil.

Welcome To The City’s Torture Chamber

Unlock the backroom of Amsterdam, where anatomy lessons included unorthodox practices and anabaptists (unbaptized individuals) were gruesomely punished. Find out why the gallows were located at the docks, for arriving sailors to witness the public execution of criminals and discover how alleged witches were persecuted in the dark Middle Ages.


No this tour is for 18+ the stories are not suitable for children. Amsterdam by night is way too scary for kids.

We start at 8pm please be on time there is no chance to catch up with the tour. And we always end the tour before 10 pm in the evening. We end the tour close to the Dam square where all the Free walking tours start.

Starting from June, we will give the Dark Side tour at 16:00 (4pm). Effectively, it will end at 18:00 (6pm).

The tour is about mediaeval Amsterdam and all the mids that date from that time. What would happen if people thought you were a witch? What was the punishment at the time? Did you have a prison or something else?

Amsterdam was not always as safe as it is today, so prepare yourself for some dark stories of mediaeval Amsterdam.

No we do not enter the Red light district with the Dark side tour, we tell a bit about prostetution and the danger in mediaeval times. However this is not a Red Light District tour. For the Red Light district we have a different audio tour.
The darkside tour is a free walking tour, which means you get to set the price. We give our absolute best to inform, scare and explain Amsterdams midevels history. In the end you can decide how much the tour was worth to you. Most people give about €10,- per person when the tour feels good. But it is entirely up to you.

We do have to charge €1.55 entertainment tax at the start of the tour. This is not for us but the municipality.

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