Last Updated on August 18, 2023 by Christian Heide

Alternative Amsterdam – Discover NORTH

Explore a part of Amsterdam you would not normally see. There are only a few tourists there and you get to see the newly build parts of Amsterdam as well as very special places with an “in” and “alternative” vibe!” (Henning Retzgen, Herdecke, Germany in May 2023)

Alternative Amsterdam will lead you away from the busy city center and lets you discover the rapidly changing, trendy neighbourhood of Noord.

In Amsterdam North, old factories and shipyards dominated the skyline for decades. Nowadays it is full of art spaces, alternative markets and cafés. During this heritage walking tour you will:

Enjoy great panoramic views over the water and see the skyline of Amsterdam

Learn about the industrial heritage of Amsterdam: ship building

Get to know where parts of the Amsterdam art scene is located

Visit an award-winning, sustainable planned co-working space for creative and social enterprises located on a former shipyard

– See a market for antiques, vintage and unique finds

– Discover modern houses floating on the water


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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.

What to bring

Bring comfortable walking shoes.

In case of rainy weather please bring an umbrella.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests can attend our shared tours. For private tours special arrangements can be made.


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Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: starting from 26 Euro per person