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Alternative Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 54987
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Experience Amsterdam’s alternative scene and hear the stories behind the city’s coffee shops, houseboats, bikes, and squats. You’ll learn about subcultures and drug policies, and encounter the real Amsterdam on this guided walk.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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  • Discover Amsterdam’s alternative scene, and take in squats and street art
  • Learn about 1960s counterculture, the Provo movement, and the White Bicycle Plan
  • Visit the city's most famous coffee shop
  • Get a taste of the street art scene at the MoCo Museum
Full description
Discover an authentic side of Amsterdam, not typically included in city tours. Take this 2-hour guided walk through the city to learn about its liberal laws, alternative housing arrangements, and history of counterculture. Choose the option including entrance to the MoCo Musuem to take a closer look at street art culture.

Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for visitors interested in subcultures. Explore aspects of Amsterdam society like the post-WWII housing crisis that led to people living on boats or in squats, and the counterculture movements that developed into today’s unmatched cityscape of unique coffee shops and street art.
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Guide
  • Ticket to the MoCo Museum (if option selected)
  • 1.50 "entertainment tax"
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note, you will not enter any museums or sites during the guided walking tour as this would disrupt the flow of information
• Whilst the tour usually lasts approximately 2 hours, it may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• As of January 1st 2020, participants on all tours and activities in Amsterdam have been subject to a €1.50 "entertainment tax". This additional cost is already included in the price of your tour. Please note that this tax is not retained by the tour operator, but is a compulsory, additional tax that is passed on directly to the Amsterdam municipality
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Product ID: 54987