“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
“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.”
“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!”
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Hear their stories and meet the people who embody Amsterdam’s most famous topics. Discover who Amsterdam is through this award-winning walking tour.
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 and meet the real Amsterdam. This exclusive walking tour is designed to help you connect to Amsterdam in an immersive and intimate way. Dive into the fascinating stories of locals who embody the essential themes of Amsterdam. Think a sex worker, bike mechanic, etc. 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 local spaces you won’t forget. Discover why many guests have called this a once in a lifetime experience. Join us and become a part of our city.
- 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 delicious Dutch apple pie and a beverage
- A refreshing local craft beer (other options available)
- Personalized tips for the rest of your stay
Wanna Know More?
Who will I meet?
It depends on the availability of the featured Amsterdammers. It may be a humorous entrepreneur AKA the unofficial mayor of the Jordaan neighbourhood, or Amsterdam’s ‘cycle-therapist’. Whoever it is, get ready to meet the real Amsterdam.
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. We’ll end this experience with a toast at Amsterdam’s most ‘honest bar’.
What is the maximum group size?
To keep things intimate, the maximum group size is 8 persons tops.
Is this suitable for teenagers?
During this experience, we do explore topics like sex work and cannabis culture. This is why this experience is suitable for 18+. But if you have an open mind and don’t mind having your teenagers on board, neither do we!
What if I don't drink beer and have dietary restrictions?
No worries, we serve alternative drinks like coffee, tea, soda or alcoholic beverages like wine. If you’re vegan or have dietary restrictions, simply indicate that when you book. We’ll sort you out.
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.