Amsterdam - Amsterdam: Trading on Tolerance

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Amsterdam: Trading on Tolerance

Sun, 26 Sep
(1030 reviews)
City Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Amsterdam was a powerful and pragmatic trading town. International trade meant the meeting of different values and cultures. The town often tolerated things they didn't agree with. Don't be fooled into thinking this was altruism, it wasn't a 'celebration of diversity' by any means. It was definitely a 'putting up with of differences.' They rather harshly did NOT tolerate people endangering trade. When people went too far, they paid the ultimate price! Amsterdam has famously tolerated prostitution (Red Light District), Catholics (Hidden Churches), and cannabis (Coffeeshops) when all those things were illegal. Your guide, Mark, will explain and chart the history of these 'tolerances' through to the present day. Join him to walk around the very old historic center, the Old Church / Red Light District (N.B. it is illegal to show women in windows) / Zeedijk. The stories are interesting and the scenery is superb!

Meet Mark - That Dam Guide

Mark - That Dam Guide

Mark has been sharing places and stories about Amsterdam, his adopted home, for 10 years now and he is still smitten by the place! He absolutely loves distilling chunks of history into bite-sized bits of fun. The vibrancy of the city takes his breath away, and he loves finding odd little details to share. Live-streaming tours are an exciting adventure as it is possible to open places and areas that are not accessible on in-person tours!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Nuala M.

08 September 2021

Mark is an excellent guide, thoughtful and knowledgeable person, and he tackles big social topics with real heart. Everyone should take this tour - and do it more than once. Thank you Mark!!!

Jane C.

07 September 2021

Very engaging presentation Thanks, Mark

Hatti P.

06 September 2021

Sorry but I was very disappointed with the presentation and the visuals.

Gena D.

06 September 2021

Very knowledgeable

Yee Yan (Malaysia) C.

06 September 2021

Fantastic as always! The tour is full of interesting story and beautiful scenery. Mark shared so much story of Amsterdam which I will never know if it wasn't him. Tx, Mark!

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