• Awesome tours

  • Meeting point National monument

  • Tours: Every day!

  • Starting time 10:30 pm

  • Tip based

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, see below. In some cases, it depends on which city you’re visiting and which tour you’d like to take but the most up to date information can always be found on the cities individual website – from which tours are offered when on the Tour Calendar to our private tour policies.

If you have any other questions what so ever please email: info@freefoodtouramsterdam

Can We Purchase In The Shop We Visit?2018-04-09T16:28:52+00:00

And yes you have the time to purchase in the shops that we visit.

What if only a few people show up ?2018-01-12T09:50:45+00:00

Then you’ll be able to hear the guide better! As long as at least 1 person shows up and wants to take the tour, it’s on!

What if it rains or snows ?2018-01-12T09:49:58+00:00

We operate with the motto ”Rain or snow we always go!” So we will always be there. The tour runs as scheduled.

There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing!

Can I take my dog on the tour ?2018-01-12T09:48:23+00:00

Yes, your furry pets are most welcome to join our tour! Apart from few buildings where we have to go inside, other than that, you can join every part of the tour.

How do I recognize the guide ?2019-05-15T14:04:38+00:00

Look for a tall Dutchman holding a white umbrella on the square in front of the National Monument on Dam square

Do I need to make a reservation ?2019-05-15T14:06:45+00:00

We strongly recommend making a reservation. In this way, we know how many people will book join the tour. So if necessary we will be there with more guides. If the tour is full you may have to join the next tour. So please click here to book a tour to secure a spot.

How do I book a private tour with you ?2019-12-23T06:53:11+00:00

For the private tours we have a special site!

PLease book your guide at https://guidedtoursamsterdam.com/

I’m a teacher with a school class, can we come to the tour ?2019-12-23T06:54:24+00:00

Our Free Tours are aimed at individual visitors and small groups and we try to keep our groups small, so please contact the guides and ask for a private tour instead.

I went on a tour and we took a group picture, where can I see it ?2019-12-23T06:55:39+00:00

We post the picture every after the tour around eight o’clock in the evening. You can find the picture on our Facebook page.

What time do I need to show up for the tour ?2018-01-12T06:16:49+00:00

We recommend all participants arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts. Of course, you will not miss the tour by coming just on time.

What if I am late for the tour ?2018-01-12T06:15:23+00:00

We sometimes leave 5 minutes later (not a guarantee, though) so please be on time! It is not possible to catch up with the tour once we start.

When do the tours run ?2018-04-08T13:39:27+00:00

Every day at 10:30

Can I leave before the tour ends ?2018-01-12T06:12:22+00:00

Sure you can. You’re free to join and free to leave. We only ask you to let your guide know so we don’t have to look for you.

how long do the tour last and where does it end ?2019-12-23T06:59:05+00:00

The tour takes a little over 2 hours we end at the Poolbar Address: Voetboogstraat 3-B, 1012 XK Amsterdam from there it is a 5 minute walk back to the starting point Dam square

How far will we be walking ?2018-01-12T06:08:24+00:00

From start to end, it will be a little over 3 km or about 2 miles.

So how do you guys make money ?2020-02-10T10:25:44+00:00

The only source of income the guides have is the tips that generous people think that they’re worth after having taken the awesome tour. We don’t get sponsored by the city or anyone else. Any tip is accepted of course, in this way, anyone can join no matter what your travel budget is.

Tour is tip-based, however, we have to charge €1,55 entertainment tax at the start of the tour. For more info https://tinyurl.com/yx7os486

What is the free tour system ?2022-12-01T19:31:20+00:00

This is the title given to tours that work on a donation basis (at the end you can give the guide what you feel the tour was worth). In our small company, we are confident enough to let you decide the value of the tour. You can not get a fairer system and this ensures that our guides give their best service every tour. The Food Tour is tip-based, but we charge a €2,61 Food Fee to compensate for the tasters we purchase for you and an €1,89 entertainment tax at the start of the tour.

Is there a maximum number of people allowed on the tour ?2019-12-23T07:00:52+00:00

We like to keep the groups small which is why  there is a limit of 20 people. So if you want to be sure to join the tour and book a spot on our website right away.

Do you stop for any breaks ?2018-04-09T16:20:24+00:00

We have 7 stops

1 Poffertjes
2 chees
3 drop
4 herring
5 stroopwaffel
6 bitterballen

What languages are the tours given in ?2018-01-12T05:56:56+00:00

We now give all the tours in English.

What will see on the free tour2018-04-10T09:59:58+00:00

On the food tour, we wil have the tasters. Not so much seeing but more tastings

Is the tour suitable for children ?2018-01-11T13:05:49+00:00

Yes, children are welcome! The attractions are great to see also for the younger ones as well! It is a 2-hour walk and we hope it would be comfortable enough for the kids to walk such a distance and time.

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