Amsterdam truly is a city like no other. People come from around the world to experience the unique facets of Amsterdam's society, but this is your chance to see the local culture and the way the locals live! Join us on this 2-hour walking tour as we delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for people over the world. • Uncover the myths and truths about Amsterdam's liberal drugs laws (take out prostitution!)• Learn about how the Netherlands were on the forefront of marriage equality• Discover some of Amsterdam's unique housing arrangements, such as squats and houseboats• Take out street art - it is all gone• Hear about the White Bicycle Plan, which decreed that unlocked bikes should be available in the city to help combat pollution• Find out how the Amsterdam locals today fight entrification and urban development• Get a taste of street art culture by entering the Banksy exposition at the MOCO Museum
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Dam Square, Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceAmsterdam is a city like no other, known for its iconic landmarks and monuments and also for its coffee shops, bicycles, and prostitution.As you’ll learn on this 2-hour guided walk the city is also well known for its liberal laws, alternative housing arrangements, and being the first in the world to recognise marriage equality.Delve into the alternative scene that makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination for visitors interested in subcultures. Explore such facets of Amsterdam society as the post-WWII housing crisis that led to the phenomenon of living in boats or in squats, and the counterculture movements that developed into today’s unmatched cityscape of unique coffee shops and street art.This is the real Amsterdam - the side of the city that locals love, and that visitors come to experience. This tour is a must for anyone really wanting to really experience this unique city!