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2-Hour Alternative Walking Tour of Amsterdam

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Dam 2118
Dam 2118, 1012 LP Amsterdam, NetherlandsYour Alternative Amsterdam tour meets at the National Monument at Dam Square. Just look for the team with red SANDEMANs t-shirts and red umbrellas!
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    Dam Square
    Stop: 2 hours -
    Meet your guide at The National Monument on Dam Square, from where you'll start your visit. Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for visitors interested in subcultures. Explore such facets of Amsterdam society as the post-WWII housing crisis that led to the phenomenon of living in boats or in squats, and the counterculture movements that developed into today’s unmatched cityscape of unique coffee shops and street art. This is the real Amsterdam - the side of the city that locals love, and that visitors come to experience. This tour is a must for anyone really wanting to really experience this unique city!
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    Pass by Moco Museum
You'll end at
Museumplein, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, NetherlandsYour Alternative Amsterdam tour ends by Museumplein or Leidseplein
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dam 2118, 1012 LP Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Museumplein, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Local guide
    • Entrance to MoCo Museum (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children 13 or under are welcome to join this tour for free
    • While the tour usually includes the sites and stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A fabulous start to our holiday in Amsterdam. Kendra started the tour on time and gave lots of interesting facts. She was entertaining and this made the tour very enjoyable. There were a number of questions during the tour and Kendra answered them well. We had lunch at a place
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    Our guide Robert was really good. Would recommend going with him! He knows his Amsterdam and were a cool guy overall.
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    We had Raven as our guide, she was so knowledgeable and informative! She made the tour so interesting and we learnt so many things about Amsterdam we didn't reasilse. If you are visiting Amsterdam this tour is a great overview!
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    There’s a hidden fee of 1.5 euro that will be collected at the beginning of the tour with no receipt or acknowledgment. Tour in general is not so captivating mainly because it talks nothing about the golden age or historic monuments
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    Response from SNE_Violeta, Guest Relations Manager at 2-Hour Alternative Walking Tour of Amsterdam
    Responded 4 days ago
    Hi prithvi_pr, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for joining the tour in Amsterdam. We love to hear back from engaged travellers such as yourself, as your feedback helps us to continue making improvements and ensure that tours and experiences promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe meet the high standards that travellers expect of us. As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities (including free tours) in Amsterdam are subject to a €1.50 “entertainment tax”. This is a compulsory, additional tax that must be collected by the tour operator and paid directly to the Amsterdam municipality. Please note that this tax is not retained by SANDEMANs, nor by the freelance guides leading the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis. While some Free Tour companies in Amsterdam simply collect this tax from the tips earned by guides performing the Free Tour, we choose to collect it in advance, to better reflect the reality that this tax is not retained by the guides. On the other hand, we are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met on this occasion. Whilst the tour’s route and content are listed on our website, the independent guides we work with may alter the tour in order to suit their own style and each group’s dynamic. We feel this adds a personal touch that makes tours promoted by SANDEMANs fresh and unforgettable, but it may also mean that the tour’s stories and sites are not in line with every guests’ preferences which, unfortunately, can be a difficult situation to avoid. While on the whole, the vast majority of guests are extremely satisfied, we do state on our promotional material that all the tours do differentiate from one another due to the individual nature of the guides we work with. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We hope this experience will not prevent you from joining us again in the future. All the best, The SANDEMANs Team
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    This was one of the best walking tours I have ever done! Alex was very interesting and explained things clearly and quickly. I would absolutely do this tour again!
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    By: SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Amsterdam
    19,501 reviews
    Amsterdam City walking Tour - what you waiting for, book it!
    Try and do this as soon as you arrive! This is maybe my 3rd tour with Sandemans and will definitely book with
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    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Great introduction to Amsterdam
    A fabulous start to our holiday in Amsterdam. Kendra started the tour on time and gave lots of interesting facts.
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    Great walking tour
    Our guide Robert was really good. Would recommend going with him! He knows his Amsterdam and were a cool guy
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    Athens, Georgia
    Great walking tour
    My wife and I did this walking tour on a recent trip to the Netherlands. I felt it was an honest and frank
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Loved it!
    We had Raven as our guide, she was so knowledgeable and informative! She made the tour so interesting and we
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    Hidden fee
    There’s a hidden fee of 1.5 euro that will be collected at the beginning of the tour with no receipt or
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    Worthwhile tour, really enjoyed it!
    We had Charlie as our guide, this was a great tour, very informative. I took my teenage son (15 yrs) and it was
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    Flávia R
    The rude guide!
    We use to do Sandemas Free Walking tours in all cities that we visit and we always enjoy a lot! 😊 But
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    Free Walking Tour
    Very informative tour with our guide, David. The tour gave us a brilliant insight into the city’s history and
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    Rushed and not that well judged
    The 3 hour tour lasted 80 minutes. As we were a small group guide keen to get it finished asap. Guide told us she
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    Maffra, Australia
    Free walking tour
    We have done other Sandemans tours in Madrid and Edinburgh just to name few. Our guide Jacob seemed more
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    Sao Paulo, SP
    Fabian - best guide
    Amazing tour with Fabian tour guide. His choices during the tour and the responsibility he has when educating
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    Toronto, Canada
    Great tour with Alez
    We had a great tour through the Red Light District that included my wife and two teenage boys (17&18). Very well
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    I have emailed the company. I have not heard back yet. I imagine their response to my review will be immediate
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    Worthing, United Kingdom
    We have done Sandeman tours before and greatly enjoyed them but the Amsterdam one was a real let down. Our guide,
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