Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shops Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Trigger Tours
Guided tour

Amsterdam: Coffee Shops Walking Tour

Activity provider: Trigger Tours

From US$ 41.43 per person

Learn about the cannabis culture and history of Amsterdam on a walking tour. Visit one of the city's legendary coffee shops with a local guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, German
Private group available


  • Discover the biggest coffee shop in the world
  • Walk down the smallest alley in Amsterdam
  • Learn about the cannabis culture of Amsterdam
  • Explore Amsterdam through the eyes of a local
  • See the world's first coffee shop
Full description
Join this 2-hour walking tour and gain insight into the city's famously liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs. Your expert guide will take you on a journey through Amsterdam where you will see the first coffee shop in the world, discover the city's smallest alleyway and much more! Starting in the heart of the Red Light District, you'll explore the famous streets, alleys, and canals that are home to the city's iconic red-lit windows. Our guide will provide an interesting and informative commentary on the history and culture of the area, including the legalization of prostitution and the challenges that sex workers face today. Along the way, we'll also make stops at some of the city's hidden gems, including historic landmarks, street art, and local markets. You'll learn about Amsterdam's unique culture and politics. Discover the world's biggest coffee shop at the "Prix d''Ami" and learn about the history of legalisation of soft drugs in The Netherlands and the current strange Dutch laws on drugs. Get some in-depth knowledge that only the locals know about as you explore the drug culture of Amsterdam.
  • Private or group tour with a local guide
  • Food and drinks

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  •  This tour is available in English, German and Dutch
  •  Please note that on Mondays and Tuesdays tours in German language are not available
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4.3 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Really good tour, I had to reschedule due to my flight being delayed, was able to do so over the phone with no issues. This tour also tells the history of Amsterdam, politics and the infrastructure. I had Aaron as my guide highly recommend this tour helped me get grounded around the area.

March 25, 2023

Loved this tour! We learned so much about the coffeeshops and the Red Light District. After the tour we went to a coffeeshop with our guide where we had the option to smoke a joint. It was a personalized tour and we felt very comfortable. Our guide was super informative, enthusiastic and friendly!! Would highly reccomend this to anyone!!

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March 25, 2023

Wir hatten eine gute, infomative 2-stündige Tour zur Geschichte Amsterdams und dem Rotlichtviertel mit dem angenehmen deutschsprechenden Guide Scarlet. Die Zeit für die Infos zum Coffeeshop und dem Besuch eines solchen, nahm leider nur ca. Die letzten 15 Minuten ein. Bei einer "Coffeeshoptour" wie sie hieß, hätten wir erwartet, dass dieses Thema Hauptbestandteil der Tour ist.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 63572