Amsterdam - Explore The Jordaan - Former Slums Of Amsterdam

Explore The Jordaan - Former Slums Of Amsterdam

(38 reviews)
Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Once one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Amsterdam (the slums of Amsterdam), the Jordaan is nowadays a very popular hotspot for locals, hipsters and tourists both Dutch and international. It’s known for its Amsterdam folk singers and the famous Amsterdammers born here. Popular highlights are the Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House and the shopping area the Negen Straatjes, which are all technically just outside the Jordaan. And don't forget the famous Noordermarkt, the most beautiful canal of Amsterdam and all the hidden courtyards and street art. This virtual tour is not about showing you the most obvious spots, though. It’s an intimate walk, trying to point out some of the meaningful and fun details and stories that are easily overlooked in this maze of small streets and canals.

Meet your local guide


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. He found out that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a host, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests, the hidden gems in Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of Amsterdam.

Stephan has been guiding since Jul 2016

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 guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 guide's hard work, 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

Tish B.

22 February 2021

What an interesting and informative tour. Stephan is so knowledgeable and just a wonderful guide! Thanks so much for the sights and stories!

Tariq K.

21 February 2021

Fabulous tour with a fabulous tour guide.

Claira P.

21 February 2021

My first visit to Amsterdam and definitely memorable!

Lesley C.

21 February 2021

Amsterdam was brought alive by Stephan - a fabulous interesting trip.

Doloris D.

21 February 2021

Well done!

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