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LGBT history walk with a local

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 71 reviews.Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Henk

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll start at Homomonument—the first monument in the world dedicated to the gay and lesbian victims of the Holocaust. We'll walk through historic Amsterdam and enjoy the scenery while I tell you about the gay history of the city. We'll see the canals, the palace on Dam Square, and the Red Light District. Henk will enlighten you about being gay in the 17th Century and about prosecution during the centuries and how gay men and women found ways to live their lives. He takes you back to 1970 when social revolution and a gay writer paved the way for a thriving gay life in Amsterdam as Gay Capital. We'll end the tour at Café 't Mandje, a gay bar that opened in 1927.
We'll start at Homomonument—the first monument in the world dedicated to the gay and lesbian victims of the Holocaust. We'll walk through historic Amsterdam and enjoy the scenery while I tell you about the gay history of the city. We'll see the canals, the palace on Dam Square, and the Red Light District. Henk will enlighten you about being gay in the 17th Century and about prosecution during the centuries and how gay men and women found ways to…

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Wed, Oct 28
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Fri, Oct 30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 31
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Meet your host, Henk

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I'm a history nerd and have been living in Amsterdam my whole life. I know a lot about Amsterdam, and as a gay man, I'm also very acquainted with both gay history and modern gay life in this amazing city.
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Where you'll be

We'll start with a walk in the old downtown and along the canals. We'll also see iconic sights like Westerkerk church, Anne Frank House, Dam Square, and the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder museum. We'll end at one of the oldest gay bars in the city.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Charissa
August 2020
Henk is een super leuke, gezellige man, die veel over de LHBT geschiedenis weet en er veel over kan vertellen! Ik raad deze tour echt aan! Leerzaam en leuk!!
António
December 2019
Henk is a very engaging guide. He will give you a brilliantly intertwined snapshot of the LGBT culture and history of Amsterdam dating back to the 17th century to present days.
Aaron
November 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the few hours I spent with Henk on this tour. His insights to the historical and political context of GLBT Amsterdam were intelligent and well-researched. He’s also extremely warm and easy to feel very comfortable with.
Lydia
November 2019
This tour was amazing. Henk is passionate, knows his subject matter well. He is friendly, accommodating and a wonderful person who has the ability to make one feel special.
Isabelle
November 2019
I wholeheartedly recommend going on this tour! It was the first thing i did after arriving in amsterdam and it gave a great introduction to the city and it's people, elegantly connecting the general history of amsterdam with it's queer past. Henk is a very liekable and entertaining guide and so full of knowledge!
I wholeheartedly recommend going on this tour! It was the first thing i did after arriving in amsterdam and it gave a great introduction to the city and it's people, elegantly conn…
Rey
October 2019
Highly recommend this tour with Henk whether you identify on the LGBT spectrum or not. I happen to be the only one on tour on my reservation, and so Henk gave me a wonderful personalized tour of the city's history with an LGBT focus and angle. Henk is extremely knowledgeable about Dutch history and wonderful to conversate with. This tour was definitely a highlight of my time in Amsterdam!
Highly recommend this tour with Henk whether you identify on the LGBT spectrum or not. I happen to be the only one on tour on my reservation, and so Henk gave me a wonderful person…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

What to bring

wear comfortable shoes for walking