Hidden Gems Tour

Get inspired by Amsterdam’s Asian, Black, Jewish, LGBTQ+ and women’s history.

The tour was entertaining, inspiring and serious at the same time. Highly recommended for both locals and visitors interested in feminist, BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ history.

Anke, Google review

From daredevils to diamonds, discover Amsterdam’s hidden gems – sometimes literally!

This tour explores Amsterdam’s contradictions and quirks. We start in the bustle of Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter and proceed through the graceful Plantage neighborhood. Along the way, we explore things you might not know about Amsterdam, but definitely should.  

Did you know Amsterdam’s Black history extends back to at least the 16th century? Or how Indonesian women shaped Amsterdam and fought the VOC? On this tour, you’ll hear the different ways women’s history can be written and rewritten, sometimes by the women themselves. You’ll meet Jewish Amsterdammers whose impact is felt across the Netherlands and all over the world, even if their names or origins are forgotten.  

This small-group walking tour takes you off the beaten path to sites that surprise Amsterdammers and guests alike. By discovering many of Amsterdam’s hidden gems, you’ll get a sense of what makes the city and its people so unique. See a different side of Amsterdam’s history and contrasting neighborhoods.

From daredevils to diamonds, discover Amsterdam’s hidden gems – sometimes literally!

This tour explores Amsterdam’s contradictions and quirks. We start in the bustle of Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter and proceed through the graceful Plantage neighborhood. Along the way, we explore things you might not know about Amsterdam, but definitely should.  

Did you know Amsterdam’s Black history extends back to at least the 16th century? Or how Indonesian women shaped Amsterdam and fought the VOC? On this tour, you’ll hear the different ways women’s history can be written and rewritten, sometimes by the women themselves. You’ll meet Jewish Amsterdammers whose impact is felt across the Netherlands and all over the world, even if their names or origins are forgotten.  

This small-group walking tour takes you off the beaten path to sites that surprise Amsterdammers and guests alike. By discovering many of Amsterdam’s hidden gems, you’ll get a sense of what makes the city and its people so unique. See a different side of Amsterdam’s history and contrasting neighborhoods.

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* Stadspas holder or a student? Contact us for a discount.
** Youth = Under 18. This tour mentions violence, sex and some difficult topics.
*** Your own private Hidden Gems Tour, starting at €250 for up to 5 guests (max. 15 guests)

Traveling Solo? Fill out our form, and we’ll let you know if you can book a spot on an upcoming tour!

Here’s a hidden gem we can’t wait to share:

Is that a diamond in that tower? Why does this quiet street have a building that looks like a castle? Is that an Amsterdam architectural style? And how did the people who built this fight religious and gender discrimination while raising the Dutch standard of living?

Hidden Gems Tour example: ANDB building in Amsterdam's Plantage neighborhood

Here’s a hidden gem we can’t wait to share:

Hidden Gems Tour example: ANDB building in Amsterdam's Plantage neighborhood

Is that a diamond in that tower? Why does this quiet street have a building that looks like a castle? Is that an Amsterdam architectural style? And how did the people who built this fight religious and gender discrimination while raising the Dutch standard of living?

Wheelchair Accessibility

This tour is wheelchair-friendly and step-free. However, throughout the route, there are some bridges and roads with an incline. Please see the photos below. Should you require any assistance during the tour, our guide will be happy to help you.
 
You can find additional resources for wheelchair accessibility in Amsterdam via our partners at Able Amsterdam.

Tour Distance: 2.65 km | 1.65 mi

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Schedule

Wednesday: 5pm

Thursday: 4pm

Friday: 4pm

Sunday: 5pm

Minimum of 2 guests per tour.

Having trouble finding a single ticket at the time you want? Invite a friend and open a tour at that time!

You can also fill out our form, and we’ll let you know if you can book a spot on an upcoming tour.

Pro Tip: We post Instagram and Facebook stories 2 days in advance if we have any openings in a scheduled tour.

Interested in a different time and have a group of three or more? Contact us!

Considerations

Tours go rain or shine.

(But if looks too dicey, we’ll contact you in advance.)

The roughly two-hour walk starts at the National Opera & Ballet and ends in front of the H’ART Museum (formerly the Hermitage Museum).

Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Meeting Point

Outside National Opera & Ballet, next to the sidewalk monument Megadlé Jethomiem

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