Discover the Queer Heart of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Sanne

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, and Dutch

What you'll do

>>Dear queers and allies, feel free to email me your date and time of preference for an LGBTOUR of AMSTERDAM. Looking forward meeting you!<<

Do you want to experience Amsterdam from a queer perspective? And learn all about the pink side of history? Come and join my LGBTour: a queer walk through the historic heart of my beloved city.
Together we will discover the hidden queer gems of the oldest part of town, where you will find out:
- if there truly are unicorns at the Royal Palace;
- what happened when two queer activists protested at our National Monument;
- and underneath which rainbow flag I fell in love with a girl and never looked back/I had my first queer kiss.
I’m a professional storyteller. Next to sharing queer historic stories, I love sharing my personal stories. We will go on a trip down memory lane with some queer scenes from my personal life about coming out, falling in love, and having a broken heart in the city of Amsterdam.

During our pink stroll through the oldest part of town, we will also talk about queer history & queer politics, pride & protest, and share coming out & coming in experiences.
And, of course, as your LGBTour guide, I can tell you all about Amsterdam's queer nightlife: from the old and dirty to the fresh and glittery.
You can ask me anything and know that you are most welcome; the rainbow is for everyone!

Duration: about 2 hours.
>>Dear queers and allies, feel free to email me your date and time of preference for an LGBTOUR of AMSTERDAM. Looking forward meeting you!<<

Do you want to experience Amsterdam from a queer perspective? And learn all about the pink side of history? Come and join my LGBTour: a queer walk through the historic heart of my beloved city.
Together we will discover the hidden queer gems of the oldest part of town, where you will find ou…

Meet your Host, Sanne

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 162 Reviews
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'Underneath the rainbow flag, I fell in love with a girl for the very first time, and I never looked back. Now I live with my cat, Samantha, enjoying this wonderful queer city. I have always loved being actively involved in our community for example by organizing the first National University boat during our Pride Canal Parade or by winning the LGBT Innovation Awards on a project on teaching kids about diversity & inclusion using the art of storytelling.'

Sanne Pols is a public speaker, writer, and trainer with which she tries to make schools and workspaces more inclusive. Personal storytelling flows through her veins and reflects in her work as an expert in diversity and inclusion. Most of all, she enjoys her self-developed LGBTour: 'I know my pink city by heart and would love to show you around through the queer heart of Amsterdam!'
'Underneath the rainbow flag, I fell in love with a girl for the very first time, and I never looked back. Now I live with my cat, Samantha, enjoying this wonderful queer city. I have always loved being actively involved in our community for example by organizing the first National University boat during our Pride Canal Parade or by winning the LGBT Innovation Awards on a project on teaching kids about diversity & inclusion using the art of storytelling.'

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Where you'll be

We will plunge ourselves into the queer and historic heart of Amsterdam also known as the Red Light District. And will have some special stops at very old authentic queer places; including the oldest one, which has a mind-blowing museum-like interior.

Starting point: Dam Square, at the National white Monument. That's close to the shopping mall called 'Bijenkorf' at Dam Square.
Finish point: Zeedijk, near Central Station.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 162 reviews.

Kaoru
October 2021
Sanne is such a personable, engaging storyteller. She gave us a much better understanding of the city, its queer history, and the current state of affairs. Highly recommended.
Sandra
August 2021
Sanne is een enthousiaste host en dat werkt aanstekelijk. Het is erg fijn om via deze tour wat meer te weten te komen over de Queer historie en hedendaagse situatie in Amsterdam. Erg fijn ook om " jezelf" te kunnen zijn en ervaringen te delen/ bespreken
Mathilde
July 2021
Sanne is a wonderful and nice guide. She adapted to our group and connected with us right away. She has a super interesting background and she gave us a very personal and thoughtful tour of her queer Amsterdam. I would definitely recommend ! some lovely tips and thoughtful touches as well !
Caroline
July 2021
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Fabienne
October 2020
The experience with Sanne was amazing. She shared personal stories and insights into the queer life of the city and really blow our minds with the tour. It was very personal and we really connected with her. Can recommend this tour for LGBT and non LGBT people likewise :)
Fien
August 2020
I really enjoyed Sanne's tour! She was really nice, knowledgeable about the queer history and was made the expierence personal by sharing her experiences and inviting you to share yours. I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to get to know the Queer history of Amsterdam better!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.