Do you want to see the alternative side of the city that locals love? Learn about the stories behind Amsterdam's coffee shops, houseboats, bikes, and squats on this shared tour of up to 40 people. Discuss sub-cultures, drug policies, and meet the real Amsterdam on this two-hour walking tour with a local guide.
Amsterdam is a city like no other. Famous for coffee shops, bicycles, and prostitution, the city is also renowned for its liberal laws, alternative housing arrangements, and being the first in the world to recognize marriage equality.
Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for people over the world. Explore the origins of these facets of Amsterdam society, such as the post-WWII housing crisis that began today’s current phenomenon of living in boats or in squats, and the counter-culture movements that developed into today’s unique atmosphere, including the city’s most famous coffee shop, and the street art hidden in the city center.
This is the real Amsterdam - the side of the city that locals love, and that visitors come to experience. This tour is a must for anyone wanting to really experience this unique city!
On this 2-hour tour cover:
- Housing crisis and houseboats
- Gentrification and urban development
- Smart shops
- Mid-1960s counterculture movement
- Provo and the White Bicycle Plan
- Drugs - history and laws
- Amsterdam’s most famous coffee shop
- Coalition Project 1012
- Squats and street art
- Marriage equality
- Legal prostitution
- ...and much more!