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Amsterdam: Smoke-Friendly Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

1. Amsterdam: Smoke-Friendly Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

Sit back and relax on a smoke-friendly canal cruise through the heart of Amsterdam aboard a sightseeing cruise. Gain facinating insights into the attractions that you pass and enjoy alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks as you sail through the canals. Hop on board and get cozy for a romantic cruise down the canal. Feel free to bring your own food and smokes to enjoy on board. First, travel through the Redlight District that surrounds the Old Church. Take in views of the waterfront and the Eastern Dock. Follow the Old City Wall onto the Amstel River and see the Bridge of Monet which was made famous by the artist's painting of this spot. Smile at the wacky Deconstructivism of the Dancing Houses and snap a picture of the Blue Bridge. Enter the Canal Belt from the Herengracht along the Mayor's House and take the Golden Bend to the Seven Bridges. Take the Reguliersgracht canal to cross the Keizersgracht canal onto the Prinsengracht canal. Spot many houseboats including the oldest houseboat in Amsterdam and take in the fantastic designs of some of the typical hippie houseboats from the ’60s and ’70s. Return to the Amstel river and see the Skinny Bridge, the oldest and most picturesque bridge in Amsterdam. Along the Hermitage and the Stopera, get up-close views of the “View on the Groenburgwal” painted by Monet in 1884 before returning to Redlight District again.

Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

2. Amsterdam: Red Light District and Local Pub Tour

Discover infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam with a knowledgeable guide. Explore the district's narrow streets and learn about some of the oldest pubs of the city. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub. Begin this tour in central Amsterdam. Get a comprehensive overview of the history of the city in either a shared, public, or small group. Start with a walk around the Old Town District and Amsterdam's Chinatown. Here your guide will tell you about the history of the city and tell you about some of the oldest pubs of the city. Hear stories about famous pubs like t' Aepjen and t' mandje. You also get the opportunity to take a look inside. Continue to the center of the Red Light District where your guide will tell you everything about the sex work industry, peep shows, and the history of the Amsterdam Red Light District. Here, you will find many curiosities, like the narrowest street of Amsterdam, famous coffee shops, an indoor prostitution street, and many "smartshops." Your guide will tell you what it's like to work as a prostitute in the Red Light District, liberal laws, and many interesting facts about sex work in Amsterdam. Then, walk to Dam Square where the tour will end. On your way to this area you'll see some of the last sights of the tour, like the Condomerie, the Royal Palace, and the Dam Square. Finish the tour with a rest at a traditional local pub.

Amsterdam: Coffee Shops Walking Tour

3. Amsterdam: Coffee Shops Walking Tour

Meet your guide in front of Amsterdam Central Station, and then walk through the Red Light District to learn about the city's legal cannabis culture and coffee shops. See the first coffee shop in the world, discover the city's smallest alleyway and much more! Visit the world's biggest coffee shop at the "Prix d''Ami" and watch a demonstration about how to roll a joint. Smoke legally (if you want) and hear about the strange Dutch laws on drugs. Get some in-depth knowledge that only the locals know about as you explore the drug culture of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Cultural Ganja Walking Tour of Coffee Shops

4. Amsterdam: Cultural Ganja Walking Tour of Coffee Shops

Get an insight into the coffee shop culture and ganja scene in Amsterdam on a 2 or 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Start your exciting introduction to the local world of cannabis at one of the oldest coffee shops in Amsterdam. Your guide will take you on a walk through the streets of the city, walking to famous coffee shops, pubs, and secret medieval sites on the way. Visit 1 or 2 coffee shops during the 2-hour tour, or on the 2.5-hour tour option, you can visit 3 different coffee shops. Walk down the legendary, colorful gay street, Reguliersdwarsstraat. Learn about the history and drug policies, and explore the menus and samples from a few of the shops. Your guide will be a current resident of Amsterdam and knowledgeable about the best ganja finds in Amsterdam. The tour ends near the Rembrandtplein.

Cultural Coffeeshops and Walking Tour in Dutch or German

5. Cultural Coffeeshops and Walking Tour in Dutch or German

Experience how marijuana became an institution in Amsterdam, and go beyond the Rasta cliché of ganja culture on a unique walking tour of the city. Discover the special atmosphere of the coffeeshops where the drug is legally sold, starting with an introduction to the cannabis scene at one of Amsterdam's oldest coffeeshops on Dam Square. Stroll around the city with your knowledgeable guide, stopping at some of Amsterdam's best coffeeshops, pubs and other sites that only a local can know. Visit 3 different coffeeshops and an Irish pub, hearing about the history of the drug and the drug policies of the local authorities. End your ganja tour at the Rembrantplein. Choose the optional rolling tutorial on booking, and get a short walking tour of the Red Light District, followed with a tutorial on how to roll a joint. Choose to spend an extra half an hour and explore the famous flower market and a hidden side of Amsterdam, with a bonus coffeeshop.

Red Light District Ganja Tour

6. Red Light District Ganja Tour

Enjoy an in-depth look at the cannabis culture of Amsterdam on a 2-hour walking tour of the city center and Red Light District. Designed with cannabis connoisseurs in mind, the tour provides the chance to sample some of the finest products at some of the city’s best quality coffeeshops. Well known as the capital of cannabis, Amsterdam’s precise drug policies remain little explored. By taking you to coffeeshops favored by locals, you can learn more, and experience these liberal attitudes in a relaxed and calm environment. You will also get to sample high quality cannabis treats along the way.

Amsterdam: 2-Hour Coffee Shop Culture Tour

7. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Coffee Shop Culture Tour

Visit the famous coffee shops of Amsterdam with a passionate local guide who knows all there is to know about coffee shops and the plant they sell. Get an insight into the unique coffee shop culture of the Netherlands, learning its history, legal situation, and impact on the culture. Discover the do's and don'ts of the coffee shops, what and where the best coffee shops are, and, of course, about the plant itself! At the end of the tour you will get the chance to try what all the fuss is about - but only if you want to!

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,582 reviews

The tour guide (Anni) was absolutely amazing, funny and was very informative. The tour itself is amazing - I would recommend an evening tour instead as we didn’t see many of women in the windows. There is an option to have a peep show as well and to try coffee with something extra.

It was brilliant, Stefan was so funny and knowledgable. It was so good to see some of the hidden delights. He was so helpful with recommendations for food and other activists… he was brilliant. 10/10 would recommend this tour

Eric the guide is so cool and full of information. Definitely a recommended walking tour to learn about the red light district and the sex workers (not all is negative and be shy about). And find out what coffeeshops are!!!

Immensely enjoyable - all the life, interaction and vivacity that one would want in that part of the world.

Amazing, highly highly recommended, very fun and knowledgeable. Would defiantly do it again just for Eric!