The Red Light District. Coffee shops. Bicycles. Canals. Free thinking.

This is not a tour. It’s an immersive journey into the mindset and heart of Amsterdam — its people — and trust us, it’ll make you forget about time and your phone.

8.253 STEPS
Private Walking Tour B/W

What's it All About?

Amsterdam is home to the creative and the free. But how do we really live? Enter the living room of our city to meet the real Amsterdam. This slow-travel walking experience is designed to help you connect to Amsterdam in an original and personal way. Facts and figures are forgettable. Stories stick. Dive into the fascinating stories of locals who embody the essential themes of Amsterdam. You’ll even get to connect with two of them. Midway, fuel up with an apple pie break at a legendary 200-year-old brown cafe and enter other iconic spaces you won’t forget — a vintage wonderland, an Amsterdam brothel and more. Join what many guests have called a “once in a lifetime experience”. Come with us and discover just Who is Amsterdam.


  • Exclusive stories of real Amsterdammers – beyond the web and guidebooks
  • A deep dive into the Amsterdam lifestyle
  • Q + A sessions with 2 featured Amsterdammers
  • A slice of Amsterdam’s best apple pie and a beverage
  • A refreshing local craft beer
  • Access to a brothel in Amsterdam’s Red Light District
  • Personalized tips for the rest of your stay

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“We have done many tours & experiences during our travels and this tour was hands down the most special memory we’ve ever had from one. Alexandra is completely redefining what it means to discover a place”


– Katie M, Chicago, USA

“I started out feeling ambivalent about Amsterdam, with little or no knowledge about how the locals live, and little idea of the history. Alexandra actually made me feel part of Amsterdam – like a local. Amsterdam now has me in its thrall.”


– Anne, Beaumaris, Australia

“Alexandra takes all the taboo topics that somehow seem to be embraced wholeheartedly by the Amsterdamers and helps all of us look around corners at all perspectives to understand everything from a human perspective!”


– Andrea, New York, USA


Where will you take me?

Our journey begins in the charming Jordaan neighbourhood where we’ll take you to an Amsterdam coffeeshop, a vintage wonderland with a surprising side-hustle, with narrow canals and houseboats dotted along the way. Mid-way, enjoy an apple pie break at a legendary 200-year old brown bar. Freshly fuelled, we’ll make our way to the Red Light District where you’ll enter a local brothel. We’ll end this experience with a toast at Amsterdam’s most ‘honest bar’.

Who will I meet?

It depends on the availability of the featured Amsterdammers. It may be a sex worker, an ingenious and humorous entrepreneur AKA the unofficial mayor of the Jordaan neighbourhood, Amsterdam’s ‘cycle-therapist’ or a sex worker. Whoever it is, get ready to meet the real Amsterdam.

What is the mimimum/maximum group size?

To keep things intimate, the maximum group size is 8 persons tops. If you’re a solo traveller who wants our undivided attention, you’re absolutely welcome.

Is this suitable for teenagers?

During this experience, we do explore topics like sex work and cannabis culture — in an informative and entertaining way. Since this is a private experience, we’d be happy to switch things around to cater to your needs.

How can I book this experience?

Simple. Just send us an email at least a week in advance and let us know your preferred time and date, as well as number of guests and dietary restrictions (for example, if you’re vegan and can’t enjoy Amsterdam’s best apple pie, we have options), if any.

How can I pay for this experience?

You have three options.

  • Pay by bank transfer (our preferred choice)
  • Via Paypal
  • By credit card via Paypal (you don’t need a Paypal account for this)

What's your cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to this experience receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made 48 hours or less prior to this experience require the guest to pay for the experience in full, and no refund will be issued.

In the event that we have to cancel this experience due to sickness or an emergency, you will receive a full refund.

You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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