Amsterdam - Around Dam Square: Where it all Started in Amsterdam

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Around Dam Square: Where it all Started in Amsterdam

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(6 reviews)
Dam square, city center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

In this Virtual walk, I will take you right to the heart of the old city center. We will trace Amsterdam’s fascinating story back to its 800-year origins. Starting from the historical epicenter or Dam square, we will introduce you to historical gems which hide in plain sight right in the middle of Amsterdam! From hidden courtyards and famous artworks to quaint book markets, and old city halls. While this area, right by the Kalverstraat, Red Light district and Rokin, is the busiest part of the city, we’ll take you on a peaceful route that connects the quiet corners of Amsterdam’s city center. Get back into Amsterdam's great history with me.

Meet Stephan


Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. That’s when he discovered that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a guide, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests the hidden gems of Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. Stephan is very enthusiastic about the Netherlands and also guides tours in Delft, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Gouda, Leiden and Den Hague. Stephan’s tours cover a wide range of topics, whether that be sensitively tackling difficult subjects, such as Anne Frank and Jewish history of Amsterdam. However, he is equally comfortable being spontaneous, whether visiting goats in a goat farm to riding his orange flowerbike around with the flowerbike man himself. Stephan also now has tours in Belgium, covering Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of the Netherlands or even perhaps Belgium.

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

Tasos K.

16 March 2021

Excellent tour

anne b.

15 March 2021

I was really enjoying it when I had to leave so I will book it again. Loved what I saw and want to visit one day

Janice G.

15 March 2021

Very interesting and enjoyable tour. Thank you.

Amanda D.

15 March 2021

Excellent trip, in spite of terribly windy conditions!!

Sis T.

15 March 2021

It was windy but nothing to be done. All was great!

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