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From art to gay rights, sky-high ambition to searing scandal.

Meet Elyzabeth, the founder of Badass Tours. See Amsterdam through the stories of the hidden badasses who helped create it.

custom pick-up/drop-off points
16 – 20 STORIES
A girl with glasses and curly hair smiling with graffiti in the background

Who is Elyzabeth?

Elyzabeth is a writer and research junkie with a passion for details. Originally from the US, she’s an award-winning theatre director and dramaturg, as well as a compelling storyteller. Her focus? Stories about the history of women, the LGBTQ population, and other marginalized groups.

What's This Experience About?

You get to pick the theme(s) that you want to dive deep into. From women’s history to Jewish history, LGBT+ history to BIPOC history, you get to choose one or several themes. You can also ask for an interest area, such as artistic, academic, leaders or warriors. To top things off, the tour can be customized by pick-up/drop-off location. It’s your party, and Elyzabeth is here to get you started. Below are some example highlights from a route for a group of visitors interested in women’s stories. Got a bigger group? Drop a line.

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“Elyzabeth designed an amazing tour for us in Amsterdam east. Our group was amazed by her vast knowledge, her passionate and engaging personality and of course the inspiring stories about the bad ass women in Amsterdam’s history! Thank you so much!”


– Andrea

Elyzabeth took us on a fascinating historical tour with interesting stories of the women who helped shaped Amsterdam today. Just enough scandal to keep my teenagers engaged, as well as bringing European history to life and making it relevant. Elyzabeth remained enthusiastic and energetic throughout the tour, recommending books and other places to visit. Thanks again Elyzabeth.”

– Emma

This was a great tour! Elyzabeth masters her subject matter, is very sensitive and adaptable to the group’s needs, and communicates her passion with both joy and detail. Her tour is a great way to get to know more about the city and its great history through a different, fresh perspective. It’s a much more approachable way to discover Amsterdam then the annoying tour groups you’ll see all over city center – take a chance on this original experience! Thank you again Elyzabeth, and good luck in all your endeavors xx”


– Valb1978

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WIA Family

In this Tiktok era, it’s rare to find someone who cares to research. When we first met Elyzabeth, we knew she had something special going on. A story here, a story there. Deep dives into the murky waters of Amsterdam’s history through fascinating stories of marginalized individuals. The way she talked about them made us feel like she knew them personally. Shea, her partner, would chime in with laser-sharp focus and thoughtful commentary. Oh, did we mention he’s a UX designer for Badass Tours? With Elyzabeth’s compelling storytelling abilities and Shea’s design smarts — above all, their love for Amsterdam with all its good, bad and ugly — we’re proud to say these badasses are part of our clan.

Got a Question?

Reach out to Elyzabeth via email.

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