This tour provides tourists with a unique perspective of the Dutch capital
A unique tour
Amsterdam Underground organises tours in and around the Red Light District by ex-homeless people who, as a result of their former situation, have a unique outlook on the city and its more grim parts.
Stories from the Streets
The guides show people the parts of Amsterdam you normally wont find when going on a city trip. There’s a lot more to the city than most tours lead you to believe.
With Amsterdam underground, there’s a personal aspect to the tour. The guides tell their personal stories about life on the streets and how they’ve overcome struggles. The more grim parts of Amsterdam and its history aren’t left out on this tour.
Amsterdam Underground is the only non-profit provider of guided tours offered by formerly homeless people in Amsterdam. All their guides are offered a useful day project and a small compensation. The income from this project is used to make other projects are possible.
It is part of the Rainbow group, which was funded almost forty years ago, when pastor Wouters started looking after addicted homeless youth in the Vondelpark. Now, they’re Amsterdam’s most prominent volunteer organisation that cares for the weakest of our society.