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Whether you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums, or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, your SANDEMANs NEW Amsterdam FREE Tour will help you get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay here.

Travelers speak out

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5/5 Kendra Rocks

"A superior way to spend the dreaded "first afternoon after the transtlantic flight". Kendra kept things moving briskly, while offering a genuine view of Amsterdam's history and current vibe."
TripAdvisor, June 2016
5/5 Really Great!

"Thanks to LISA for a great Amsterdam Red Light tour! She was really entertaining, funny, and knowledgable. Have already recommended this tour to friends!! Thanks a lot."
TripAdvisor, June 2016

Praised by press

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“Brilliant."
The Guardian, 2016
"Some of the best walking tours we enjoyed during our travels were free walking tours from SANDEMANs."
Buzzfeed, 2016
"SANDEMANs offers fantastic free walking tours…. This is a great option for travelers on a budget and often offers some of the best guides I’ve had."
Huffington Post, 2016

One of the most picturesque European capitals

The Dutch capital has long been a favorite with visitors to Europe. With the canals and bike paths giving way to a fascinating mix of history and culture, and a reputation as one of the most liberal cities on the planet, it’s not hard to see why! Let us show you this incredible city through the eyes of Amsterdam’s best local tour guides.

Discover the many faces of Amsterdam with a passionate local guide

The original FREE Tour of Amsterdam covers of many of the top Amsterdam attractions, including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Red Light District, the Anne Frank House and more. After you’ve got the overview with the free walking tour, delve deeper with us! We've expanded our coffee shop walking tour to become the Alternative Tour of Amsterdam, to not only show you coffee shops, but also squats, street art and houseboats, and to discuss gentrification, drug laws and legal prostitution. After that, the Red Light District walking tour takes place every evening, giving you a guide to one of the most fascinating prostitution areas in Europe and showing you the Old Church, hardcore leather neighborhood, the Condomerie and various other specialist shops.

For those wanting to visit Amsterdam on a bike, we offer two of Amsterdam’s best bike routes, with two great itineraries. The Amsterdam City Bike Tour shows you many of Amsterdam's top areas, such as the Canal Belt and De Pijp, while also showing you top attractions like the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Heineken Brewery. If you want to take your bike tour to the next level, the Dutch Countryside Bike Tour will take you outside the city for windmills and more! After all those walking and bike tours, you'll need a drink! Our Taste of Amsterdam: Food and Drink Experience will offer you some of the best Dutch beer on offer, as well as local delicacies like bitterballen, herring, and of course, Dutch cheese.

Original FREE Tour, every day of the year

Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot! We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Amsterdam's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style. The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.
Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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