SEE AMSTERDAM LIKE A BADAss

Badass Tours show you the history of Amsterdam through the eyes of the hidden badasses who lived it.

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If there is one single thing that you must do in Amsterdam, this is it. -Stylist

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Elyzabeth knows how to captivate your attention and she is a great storyteller. - The Amsterdamian

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Hands down probably one of the best tours I’ve ever taken. It was incredible to see the city through the eyes of the strong and progressive women who have contributed to its growth over hundreds of years. -The Academic Traveller

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Elyzabeth had so much interesting knowledge and incredible stories to tell. The best tour guide we have ever had! *****

-Airbnb review average: 5/5 stars

Badass Women of Amsterdam

Learn the history of Amsterdam through the stories of the badass women who helped create it on this private walking tour. Throughout much of Amsterdam's history, women had more freedom to act independently, and some took great advantage of it! Badass Tours takes you to special sites in historic Amsterdam to tell stories of individual women who fought, wrote, calculated, and led to chart their course through Amsterdam's chaotic and complicated past.

The roughly three hour walk starts at Central Station and goes through historical Amsterdam Centrum and the canal belt, ending at the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank Huis. Highlights include:

  • Cafe 't Mandje and the legend of the woman who opened the first modern gay bar in Amsterdam despite morality laws

  • The Oude Kerk and the story of the woman who fought to inherit Amsterdam

  • The Begijnhof and the tale of the Countess who fought for independence for women and merchants, only to see them turn against her

  • Rembrandtplein and the drama of the woman who started a class riot by lifting her skirt

  • Atria Institute on Women's History and the inspiration for whom being the first Dutch woman to enroll in university and become a doctor was only the beginning.

  • The Golden Bend and the chronicle of the poet who embodied its intellectual outpouring

  • The Golden Age theater and the scandal of a hidden love triangle

    For groups of six or fewer, we are currently offering this private walking tour at a base price of €100, with each guest over two at an additional €10. Three people is €110, four is €120, etc. For larger groups or a tour with an adaptation (i.e. shorter walking distance or a specific focus), please email Badass Tours directly at badassadvice[AT]gmail.com.

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Not enough people or time for a private tour? Through Airbnb Experiences, we run a shorter itinerary (around 100 minutes) on a group tour every weekend. We tell the stories of Amsterdam's women through the historic center, beginning at Central Station and ending at the medieval wall. Highlights include:

  • Cafe 't Mandje and the legend of the woman who opened the first modern gay bar in Amsterdam despite morality laws

  • The Oude Kerk and the tale of the woman who fought to inherit Amsterdam

  • Dam Square and the drama of the Stadhouder's wife who overplayed her hand

  • Bloemenmarkt and the story of a painter who capitalized on the tulip craze

COMING SOON

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Jewish history of AMSTERDAM

From the Middle Ages through the Industrial Revolution, Europe’s Jews fled pogroms and persecutions to find a safe haven in Amsterdam.  Learn about the vibrant community that lived here for centuries before the Holocaust on this two-hour walking tour.

Designed as a private tour, this excursion works best for groups of fewer than 12 people. 

 

 

Bike Through AMSTERDAM's hidden History

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Amsterdam has always been a city with thriving underground communities.  Learn the history of Amsterdam through the places of hidden culture. 

This three hour private biking tour ranges across the city and is designed for groups 10 people or fewer.

 

If you're planning a trip to out of the city, Netherlands Culture Tours can get you exploring everything the country has to offer!