This is the title given to tours that offer the tour for free and work on a donation basis. At the end you can give the guide what you felt the tour was worth. In our small company, we are confident enough to let you decide what the value of the tour is.
From the start of 2020 we also have to charge €1,55 entertainment tax to use the open air museum Amsterdam. It is per person and we charge it by debit card at the start of the tour. More info: https://www.amsterdam.nl/en/municipal-taxes/entertainment-tax/ Still you cannot get a more fair system and this ensures that our guides give their best service every tour. Still you cannot get a more fair system and this ensures that our guides give their best service every tour.
So are the tips of the tour, your only income? Yes the only source of income the guides have is the tips that generous people think that the tour is worth after having taken the awesome tour. We don’t get sponsored by the city or anyone else. We at Free Walking tour Amsterdam do not have any commission with any company. Any tip is accepted of course, in this way, anyone can join no matter your travel budget.