Amsterdam Coffeeshop & Red Lights Tour


Mad storyteller

Amsterdam Coffeeshop & Red Lights Tour

Spoken in: English, Nederlands

( 56 reviews ) star Off the beaten track Amsterdam 1 - 25 watch_later 1.5 hour
  • Taste a delicious Dutch snack
  • Visit a cannabis garden & learn how to grow
  • Discover China town's drug mafia history
  • Learn why the Dutch are so tolerant towards drugs
  • Become a true expert of A'dam's high life
  • Learn how to smoke responsibly
  • Get Otto's insider's tips to Amsterdam to make most of your stay
  • Learn about the famous Magic Mushrooms

You will meet here: Victoria hotel Amsterdam

What you can expect

*** As an experienced history guide that lives right in the city center I know this city very well and can make our tour 100% customizable to your needs: Prefer off the beaten track? Jordaan area? Bachelor party? Whatever, let me know and we make it happen! ***

Want to find out why Amsterdam is Snoop Dogg's favorite city?

Start your tour by entering the open air museum and look out over the 17th-century canals. The first thing you will instantly notice when you take a deep breath is a truly open society... Or wait, is that burned cannabis?

You will discover the fascinating history of “getting high” in the “lowlands”. As a history guide, I can tell you the story of the famous Dutch tolerance towards weed, hash, designer drugs and the magic mushroom.

As a local, I can tell you all about the Dutch cannabis culture, what it’s like to grow plants in your mom’s garden and bake a cannabis cake with your dad.

We'll even visit a real cannabis garden and I'll show you how plants are grown the local Amsterdam style.

To top it off, I'll show you where the locals go and I'll take you to my favorite coffee shop. Also I will show you the biggest and oldest ones in town! Learn how to avoid being scammed and smoke in a responsible way.

We can either walk down the most famous part of old Amsterdam, the red light district, Chinatown and the new market.
But we can also take our tour off the beaten track, past the less touristic alternative red light districts where only the locals go.
I love to make every tour unique to what you like to experience!

Practical info:
The tour will be 1,5 up to 2 hours. We don't expect you to consume cannabis during the tour, this tour is also interesting and entertaining being fully sober. You are guided by a professional guide who knows all about Amsterdam’s history and culture.

I am able to customize this tour a 100% to your wishes: Off the beaten track?More history? Bachelor party? Prefer alcohol instead of coffee? Want a different starting point? So you think you can bike? Let me know and we will work out a great plan for your needs.

It’s also possible to expand your tour with some Dutch history highlights! I have been working as a history guide for years and I can tell you all the amazing stories this open air museum called Amsterdam has to offer.


This is the plan

Meet & Greet
We start of with a fun introduction and meet & greet
Hippie Coffeeshop
Discover how Amsterdam became the hippie capital of Europe
Highest point of Amsterdam
Visit the highest point of Amsterdam. Pun intended.
Red light district
Learn some crazy stories of the red lights and the dutch toleration of weed and sex workers.
Mind blowing smartshop, learn about designer drugs & magic mushrooms.
Learn about the dark drug history of chinatown
Cannabis College
Cannabis college: Look how we grow cannabis indoor’s in a little cannabis garden
My favorite coffeeshop
End at my favorite shop and play the amazing stroopwafel quiz!

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Off the beaten track details

Private Off the beaten track
Mode of transport
1.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 25 persons
Meeting point
Victoria hotel Amsterdam
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkDutch snack


Mad storyteller

56 reviews

Otto Nooitgedacht has been a guide for years and loves telling crazy stories about the dutch and his hometown Amsterdam. Otto is perhaps the most Dutch Dutchman where all the stereotypes are based on! He is tall, has Dutch blonde hair and blue eyes, he owns multiple pairs of wooden shoes and a total of five bikes. Otto grew up on a Dutch “Terp”, a small hill which turned into an Island once a year! He went to the big city of Amsterdam to study and now knows Amsterdam as well as his old tiny island. Now when he is not reading books about Amsterdam’s history, or busy researching the human mind in his studies of psychology, he is providing people with his Amsterdam walking tours and hopefully making them laugh about his retarded jokes."

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