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Amsterdamsel Tours

#55 of 282 Tours in Amsterdam
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 25161727
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Please send all requests via our website reservations form for the quickest...

Please send all requests via our website reservations form for the quickest response. Our small network of expert historians-turned-storytellers make the old city talk, and these walls do have tales to tell! Explore Amsterdam (and other Dutch cities) with this small company, the only female-owned tour operator in town (hence the name AmsterDamsel, of course).

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A little lady with bags of personality!

As soon as Larae met our group she impressed everyone with her friendly & professional approach. The fact that she adores the city she lives in came across at every turn, when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
Gordon B
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County Durham, United Kingdom

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

As soon as Larae met our group she impressed everyone with her friendly & professional approach. The fact that she adores the city she lives in came across at every turn, when her descriptions were delivered with clarity & boundless enthusiasm. I can hoghly recommend Larae & Amsterdamsel Tours - it will enhance your visit & you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

First visit to Amsterdam and trying to get my bearings in Dam square came across a free walking tour of Amsterdam The guide, Dominique, was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable for this 69 year old tourist it was a revelation. OK it was 3 hours long and very quick from point to point but Dominique was so entertaining and enthusiastic it... More 

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AmsterdamselTours, Owner at Amsterdamsel Tours, responded to this review

Super props to Dominique! But she's not an employee of Amsterdamsel Tours. (I take pride in paying lovely guides like her a proper wage for their hard work btw!) Very very glad you got a good experience in any case. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My husband and I did a Quintessential tour with Larae from Amsterdamsel tours on the 9th of April. We had a wonderful day with Larae her knowledge of Amsterdam is amazing! Not only was she pleasant company she also had a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend Amsterdamsel tours. Julie

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AmsterdamselTours, Owner at Amsterdamsel Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Julie! It was such a pleasure to meet you all. Have a great day! More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Larae gave us an excellent tour filled with anecdotes. We did a customized tour involving the "Quintessential" sights and the "Red Light" district. She seemed to have very good knowledge on the city and its history. She is amicable and enthusiastic. It was very engaging and great fun.

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AmsterdamselTours, Owner at Amsterdamsel Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Mark! We all had a good laugh that day, didn't we! All the best. More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is the second time I have used Amsterdamsel tours with Larae. I have been to numerous cities, and I have used numerous tour guides. She is by far the most engaging, entertaining, and enjoyable guide. She has great stories, and can make everything so personable. I was traveling with my wife and 2 daughters aged 19 and 17. She... More 

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Hello Brian! Thanks for coming back, and your kind words! I enjoyed seeing you and your family. Best guests ever! More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

My Husband and I did a Sex, Drugs & Rock N Roll Tour with Bas this past weekend. Firstly, We booked our tour through Larae who was so amazing and accommodating. She contacted us the day of the tour as it was raining to ask if we wanted to rescheduled or cancel which was really thoughtful. We took this tour... More 

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I'm so pleased Kristen that you and your husband had a great time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Amsterdam, what a beautiful city. My wife and I took the Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg with Trafalgar Tours. This was our first with Trafalgar, although we have travelled extensively with their sister company, Insight Vacations. Again we were impressed. Our tour director, Larae Malooly, was excellent. She provided us with such an interesting experience as she shared her... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I and our 28 year old son and his girlfriend took a 3 hour walking tour of Amsterdam with Larae. This tour was, without a doubt, the highlight of our stay in Amsterdam. All 4 of us felt the same way. Larae is highly knowledgeable about the sights and presents them in a clear, interesting and engaging... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Just returned from Trafalgar Tour best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg.....totally amazing. Our tour guide Veronica was so knowledgeable in all aspects of the culture, history, food, architecture of the places we visited. Kudos to our driver Peter who navigated that large bus through the narrow streets and alleys.....always smiling and ready to engage in interesting conversation at any time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have booked many private tours through the Internet. The biggest problem usually is the quality of the English spoken by the guide. I have paid occasionally for guides I could not understand. Fazi Ahmed, our guide, had fabulous English! She was extremely experienced and really knew the history, art, and culture of Amsterdam. Laere with the company helped us... More 

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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