Alternative Amsterdam Tour (Sandemans) – English
Join us as we take a alternative tour through Amsterdam, a must-visit destination for people over the world.
Join us as we take a alternative tour through Amsterdam, a must-visit destination for people over the world. We 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 coffeeshop, and the street art hidden in the city centre.
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!
This tour covers:
- Housing crisis and houseboats
- Gentrification and Urban development
- Mid-1960s counterculture movement
- Provo and the White Bicycle Plan
- Drugs – history and laws
- Amsterdam’s most famous coffeeshop
- Coalition Project 1012
- Squats and Street Art
- Marriage Equality
- Legal Prostitution
Our recommendation: During this tour you will learn about the goals and difficulties locals face within the current development of the City from its sociological, architecture, economic and cultural perspective. Should you be one of those travellers eager to discover beyond the usual when visiting the City, then this is the tour for you!