Guided tour

Amsterdam: Sex, Drugs, and Freedom Walking Tour

3.8 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Trigger Tours

Amsterdam: Sex, Drugs, and Freedom Walking Tour

Activity provider: Trigger Tours
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From US$ 30.45 per person

Likely to sell out

Learn about Amsterdam's alternative scenes on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the reality behind the city's permissive drug laws, how the Netherlands was a pioneer in the fight for equality, and how its Red-light District operates.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Dutch, German
Private group available


  • Discover the city through the eyes of a local
  • Learn about Amsterdam's unique attitude towards drugs and sex
  • Visit places known only to locals
Full description

Discover Amsterdam’s fascinating history, renowned architecture, liberal laws, and coffee-shops during this 2-hour expert-guided walking tour.

Gain insight into Amsterdam’s peculiar drug regulations, including the history and origins of the coffeeshops, and the use and manufacturing of soft drugs.

See the Old Church, the Condomerie, the Royal Palace, The Dam Square, and sites known only to locals. Discover how Amsterdam grew into an inclusive city welcome to everyone. Learn about the Dutch fight for gay rights, social awareness, and sexual liberty.

Explore sights off the beaten track while learning about the city’s liberal attitudes. Uncover the facts about Amsterdam's sex industry, the history of Red-light District, and what it's like to work as a prostitute.

  • 2-hour expert-guided walking tour
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in front of the main entrance of the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, located at the Damrak 1-5, 1012LG, Amsterdam.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Excellent tour with Stan. He is very knowledgeable and you can see he has a real passion for the tours. The group was very small (only five other people) which made it an even better experience. Stan could answer all our questions without hesitating. Highly recommended. We do recommend to take an earlier tour so everything is still open. Because of covid regulations some places closed earlier.

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November 14, 2021

We had several guided tours in Amsterdam - this one was absolutely the best!!! A highly motivated guide with a lot of background information on all topics. Top locations, with on-site explanations - again at any time!!!

June 19, 2022

The tour would certainly be very interesting and exciting if you are lucky and get a good tour guide. Unfortunately we had more than bad luck! Information about the various stops (approx. 5 to which people ran without paying attention to whether the group was complete) was equal to 0! You were pushed quite roughly and rudely into different locations and were only supposed to buy something quickly and then get out again immediately. After 1.5 hours the tour ended without comment with the statement "there is a bar here you can have a drink"... we only knew that the tour had ended here by asking and there was only a very grumpy "yes" from the guide -.- No bye and no information how to get back from the restaurant to the starting point or to the city center. Unfortunately, a complete WASTE OF MONEY and an impudence to sell such a tour at such a price when such a tour guide is responsible for it!!! Rather explore on your own, or book another tour!!!

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June 7, 2022

Product ID: 403415