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.)
PURE STORIES ABOUT LIFE ON STREET
Starting pointDwaze Zaken
Prins Hendrikkade 50, Amsterdam.
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.
Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm. Sun: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- 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.
- Since 1983, Kruispost has offered medical and psychosocial care to people who cannot get help in regular care.
- 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
- 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.