Guided Alternative Tour2023-08-07T15:29:21+02:00

Alternative Tour Amsterdam

Private Alternative tour Amsterdam

Preview of the Alternative tour

Join our Guided Alternative Tour, a unique exploration that starts at the iconic National Monument and takes you on a journey through the city’s hidden gems, history, and thriving alternative culture.

As the tour begins at the majestic National Monument, standing tall in Dam Square, you’ll feel the pulse of Amsterdam’s rich heritage. From there, we’ll dive into the fascinating world of Dutch cycling culture, a hallmark of the city.  Discover the cycling infrastructure, bike-friendly paths, and environmental consciousness that have made Amsterdam a haven for cyclists worldwide.

Our journey then leads us to the quirky neighborhood of Jordaan. Lose yourself in its charming streets, filled with cozy cafes, art studios, and independent boutiques. Delve into the half-baked history of this district, where stories of rebellious artists, working-class heroes, and the struggles of a bygone era intertwine. Our guide will share stories and fascinating insights, breathing life into the vibrant past of Jordaan.

As we continue our exploration, prepare to be amazed by Amsterdam’s thriving street art scene. Wander through hidden alleyways and neighborhoods where colorful murals and thought-provoking graffiti adorn the walls. Our guide will unveil the stories behind these urban artworks, shedding light on the artists’ creative expressions and the social commentary they convey.

Book your tour today and let us guide you on a journey through the alternative heart of Amsterdam.

*Guided Alternative Tour is suitable for all ages, wheel-chair friendly (please notify us) and dog-friendly

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Need support with booking? If your question is not listed in the Frequently Asked Questions, contact us directly and we will help you on your way!


Booking FAQ

Why are certain dates unavailable in the calendar?2023-05-06T14:29:21+02:00

We accept booking requests up to 2 days prior to the tour date. In case you want to make a reservation on a shorter notice, you can contact us directly and see if we have availability.

In Amsterdam, there are no private tours on Saturdays & Sunday during high season (May – August). During these months, we look forward to welcome you from Monday to Friday.

If we shorten the 2-hour tour, do I get a discount?2023-05-06T14:41:27+02:00

No. Happy to explain;

Our guides are paid per given tour, not at an hourly rate. For this reason, we can’t give a discount if the tour is shortened or altered in any other way. We believe that our prices are fair and competitive, plus the guides also have to travel to & from the meeting point and are unable to take other shifts on the half-day of your tour.

We advise not to shorten the tours, two hours for a walking tour is a perfect time to get a quality tour at a relaxed pace. If you still desire to do it in less time, we are happy to give you the best tour possible in the requested time slot.


Can I get a discount or commission for booking a tour?2022-12-19T05:26:50+01:00

Instead of giving discounts, we offer our tours at competitive prices. We are transparent about these costs; they are required to cover our expenses for offering a quality tour.

We don’t work with commissions, as an independent tour company we work without affiliates, sponsors or commission-based travel agents. This is how we keep our prices competitive and our recommendations honest.

Can we choose our own date & time for the tour?2023-05-06T14:34:01+02:00

You can request a tour on any time & date, two days prior to the event.

  • For bookings on the same day, or next 48 hours, we kindly ask you to contact us directly.
  • In Amsterdam, we offer private tours from Monday to Friday during high season (May to August). We have no available guides on Saturdays & Sunday during these months.
  • In the rare case that your requested date & time is unavailable, we will suggest multiple alternative options.
How do I pay for the tour?2023-07-31T15:27:35+02:00

After confirming your tour details, you are taken to the payment screen. Choose your payment method here and complete the transaction as instructed. Aside from your booking confirmation, you will receive a booking order with your payment details.

Our system support the following payment methods:

  • iDeal
  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express)
  • SEPA Bank Transfer
  • KCB/CBC Bank
  • SOFORT Banking
  • Bancontact
  • Belfius Bank

After payment, you will receive a confirmation with an automated invoice.

If you prefer to pay per invoice, please request it in the form with the required details. Payment per invoice is offered with an additional administrative fee of €4,50.

How do I know if my booking is confirmed?2022-10-11T17:37:11+02:00

Fill in the form and it will be sent to us. We aim to answer your request within 24 hours.

  1. We will find the perfect guide(s) for your specific group and process your requests.
  2. You receive a confirmation of the details and a link for payment.
  3. After payment, your booking is secured and you will receive an automated invoice and confirmation.
How many people per guide?2022-10-28T12:29:31+02:00

For Amsterdam tours, local regulations state limit us to a maximum of 15 people per guide in Amsterdam. For a group of more than 15 people, we schedule multiple guides. The restrictions are strictly monitored by the municipality, exceeding the maximum per guide may result in a fine and us losing our license.

The other cities have no legal restrictions. However, we feel we can offer our best service with groups up to 20 people per guide in Rotterdam, The Hague, Haarlem, Utrecht & Delft. For a group larger than 20 people, we schedule multiple guides.

This way we can maintain the quality that our visitors deserve!

Can I change/cancel my reservation after booking?2022-10-11T17:21:05+02:00

You can cancel your reservation up to 14 days before your reservation free of charge. If you want minor changes for the tour, like the meeting point or number of people, just send us an email.

Embracing the Two-Wheeled Lifestyle

In Amsterdam, cycling is not just a mode of transportation; it’s a way of life. Locals and visitors alike navigate the city’s streets, canals, and charming neighborhoods on bicycles, forming an integral part of the city’s identity.

Half-Baked History

Discover the Quirky “Half-Baked History”

Delve into the whimsical world of Amsterdam’s “Half-Baked History,” where peculiar tales, forgotten narratives, and unexpected stories come to life. In this amazing exploration, we peel back the layers of the city’s past to reveal intriguing stories that often go unnoticed by conventional history books.

Jordaan The Enchanting Heart of Amsterdam

Explore the captivating neighborhood of Jordaan in Amsterdam and immerse yourself in its rich history and irresistible charm. Walk its narrow streets lined with cozy cafes, art studios, and independent boutiques, and uncover the stories of rebellious artists, working-class heroes, and the struggles of a bygone era.

Vibrant Street Art Scene

Vibrant Street Art Scene

Discover a world where creativity bursts from every corner and walls transform into captivating masterpieces. Engage yourself in the vibrant street art scene of Amsterdam, where the city’s walls become a canvas for artistic expression and social commentary.

Read Our Guides’ Personal Recommendations

Visit our Recommendations Page for Amsterdam and meet our dedicated guides. Read their personal recommendations for places to visit & things to do, and find out why they are excited to share their stories from their beloved city!


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