During the original tour of Free Walking Tours, we take a walk around the highlights of Amsterdam. Discover how Amsterdam became the liberal city it is today!

We will see : The Red Light District

This district is the oldest part of Amsterdam, with the old church in the middle of it all. The Red Light District is also called ‘De Wallen’ in Dutch. Learn how it all works behind the windows, why prostitution is legal in the Netherlands and what the government does to keep the area safe as it is today.

The Waag

This is the Harry Potter-alike building on the Nieuwe Markt. It is our old city guide, but this historical highlight has had a lot of different functions over the years.

VOC headquarters

Find out what the VOC is and how they are an important part of Dutch history. Amsterdam today looks the way it does mainly because of the VOC.

University

This is where we walk through the Oude Man, Huis Poort and the Old Men’s Gate. Stroll along the daily Book Market.

Begijnhof

Also known as the secret garden with one of the two wooden houses still left in Amsterdam. Discover the two churches, of which one was originally hidden.

Canal Belt Area

In Dutch known as the Grachtengordel ← Impossible to pronounce if you are not Dutch!

We show you the Westerkerk, where the famous Anne Frank house is. Locate it with us and plan your visit in early morning to beat the crowds.

Back to the Dam square, so you don’t get lost on the tour.