The route

One route two start points

The walk follows a fixed route and leads you past places you would not typically find in the average travel guide. Our guides tell you their personal story during the walk, which makes each walk different.

(The guides tell their personal and unpolished stories about addiction and survival on the street. The walk is therefore not suitable for children under 12 years.)


One route two starting points

The Private Tour and Join a Tour follow the same route, only the starting point is different. The Private Tour starts at Dwaze Zaken on Prins Hendrikkade 50; the Join a Tour starts at Brouwerij de Prael, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30 (also for ticket sales).

  • Private Tour

    • Starting point

      Dwaze Zaken
      Prins Hendrikkade 50, Amsterdam. + 31 20 612 41 75
      Before starting your walk, you can have something to drink or a bite to eat in café Dwaze Zaken. Be sure to allow plenty of time for this, especially with a large group.
      Opening hours:
      Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm. Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm

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  • Join a tour

    • Starting point

      De Prael (ticket sales)
      Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30, Amsterdam
      Opening times:
      The Join a Tour leaves from the de Prael shop every Wednesday at 3:15 pm and Saturday at 2:15 pm. This walk can accommodate up to 15 people.

      Bookings are not possible for the Join a Tour!
  • Bureau Warmoesstraat

    • The most notorious police station in the most dangerous neighbourhood in the Netherlands in the 1970s & 1980s.
  • Oude Kerksplein: Belle

    • The sculpture of Belle is on the Oudekerksplein: a tribute to all the sex workers in the world.
  • Kruispost

    • Since 1983, Kruispost has offered medical and psychosocial care to people who cannot get help in regular care.
  • Princehof

    • The Princehof walk-in centre has a user space and needle exchange. These spaces were opened in the 1980s to prevent the spread of HIV and other diseases.
  • Nieuwemarkt: De Waag

    • De Waag organises a New Year’s Day dinner for the homeless every year. The Mayor of Amsterdam is also present
  • Zeedijk

    • The Zeedijk has a notorious past. This street was a no-go area in the 1970s because of the many users and dealers.
  • Brouwerij De Prael

    • De Prael employs people who are distanced from the labour market. By drinking a beer at de Prael, you contribute to a social enterprise. So it’s a perfect place to end the tour.