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Small group size tours, 10 people max. Book your place online using our website. City / Red Light District Walking Tours, Tulips / Windmills / Cheese Minivan Day Trips in English. We love this city and can't get enough of it and it's inspiring...more
Prins Hendrikkade, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 6 27269604
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 February 2015

With only a few days to explore Amsterdam, we wanted to hit the ground running (3 adults + 3 teens) and a tour seemed like a good way to get started. We took Mark’s day tour, and had such a fantastic time, we decided to...More

12  Thank Nikki_Schulak
Mark L, Owner at That Dam Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2015

Hi, thanks so much for your review, it is a really special one for me as not only are you extremely complimentary about me, which is GREAT for my ego, but it's also my 500th review on Tripadvisor so a milestone for me. Thanks to...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 July 2014

My wife and I visited Amsterdam last week and decided to take both the Night and Day tours with Mark based on his #1 TripAdvisor rating. After reading about the disappointment of many that they did not take both of his tours, I decided that...More

11  Thank Robert H
Mark L, Owner at That Dam Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Hi Robert, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the city tour. By it's nature, the city tours and red light district tours are somewhat different. Others continue to enjoy the different formats and I always try to honour special requests on all tours. Also, sorry...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to go on the last tour of 2018 with Rory. He explained the levees, canals and dukes to us in depth. Fascinating. First stop included apple pie and tea. Wonderful. We walked around the town of Monnicksdam. Very interesting. As it...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We lucked out and had a private tour with Rob last week. Perfect way to get oriented to the city, learn about history, cultural and political backgrounds to Amsterdam. It's such an easy city to walk around in, and starting this way you become oriented...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I signed up for the red light tour of Amsterdam, and found myself rethinking that decision the day of the tour. The weather was a bit cold, and frankly I thought it might be "too much" to take in. I am so glad I didn't...More

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Mark L, Owner at That Dam Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for not cancelling! It's great to hear you enjoyed the red light tour, it's such a complex subject!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an all around great day. Loved all parts of tour, but my favorite was visiting the farm and seeing how the cows milk. We lucked out with beautiful weather. We had a nice walk trough the old town and then stopped for a delicious...More

1  Thank Barcelonamom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our Red Light Tour. It was our 2nd time. On this trip we are traveling with another couple and recommend it to them and decided to go along since we enjoyed our last experience so much. What is remarkable about Mark is how...More

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Mark L, Owner at That Dam Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great to have you back again, thanks for joining me again and taking the time to say nice things here!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Windmill Tour with Rory and it was phenomenal! Rory was incredibly knowledgeable, funny and a great guy to spend a day with learning about the Dutch countryside and the area right outside Amsterdam. In addition to answering our questions about windmills and...More

1  Thank rashields1018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for good company – fellow participants and guides – as you explore Amsterdam and the Dutch countryside, That Dam Guide is the tour company for you in both senses of the word company: a pleasure to engage in thought-provoking conversations with...More

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Mark L, Owner at That Dam Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for joining 2 of our tours, I'm really glad you enjoyed them. The countryside one was certainly an example of Dutch problem solving in action!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the windmill and countryside tour with Mark on October 1st. We were staying at the Double Tree Hotel, very convenient as this is Mark's place to pick up for the tour.It was a rainy morning, we were waiting outside and Mark came looking...More

3  Thank lakehuronsunsets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were reluctant to venture into the red Light District on our own so we scheduled a tour with Lee. What a great choice. Booking on line was easy, the instructions on where to meet clear and Lee was on time. She patiently navigated us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a three hour walking tour of Amsterdam with Mark's company and had an excellent experience. Our guide for the day was Rob, and he gave us an excellent tour to get us oriented in the city and see some of the major sights. I...More

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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
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11 September 2018|
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Response from Joelstein | Reviewed this property |
Pick-up and drop-off are across from the station. The excursion does no travel great distances from the city, however, weather and traffic can affect arrival time.
2 August 2018|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you go on line directly to their web site to pose your question. We really enjoyed the tour and they are extremely kind and reliable. Have a great time!
Henoch A
7 July 2018|
Response from Mark L | Property representative |
Hi, on 2 October there is a Windmill Tour. All tour info and booking is on my website, just Google 'That Dam Guide'