25 Best Amsterdam Alternative Tours 2019 - Best Tours in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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16 EUR

Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour

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Booked by 34 people!
From November the 28th 2019 until January the 19th 2020, Amsterdam will light up for the eighth edition of the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Experience all of the stunning light sculptures and admire Amsterdam from the water on a very nice private boat with a dedicated local skipper.
Booked by 34 people!
From
16 EUR
Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 1 hr
 ∙ From 
35 EUR

Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

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Take home some extra special souvenirs of your time in Amsterdam! Your personal photographer will capture stunning photos of you as you explore the city’s local charms, with memorable Amsterdam locations as backdrops.
From
35 EUR
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
37 EUR

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!

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Have the ultimate Amsterdam experience: admire the city from the water! We own a luxurious historic 'saloonboat' and can show you all of the highlights. This boat can be open in the back or fully covered with heating! During the tour we’ll serve beer, wines, soda and water (all included).
From
37 EUR
LGBT History Tour Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
35 EUR

LGBT History Tour Amsterdam

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The Netherlands was the first country in the world with a monument for LGBT victims and the first country where same sex marriages were legal. How it all happened, from the 17th Century till 2001 gay marriage.
From
35 EUR
Amsterdam City Centre: a short self-guided city discovery game
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
3 EUR

Amsterdam City Centre: a short self-guided city discovery game

What do you, Indiana Jones and a scientist have in common? That’s right, curiosity and a thirst for discovery. Solve a trail of riddles and unlock Amsterdam's secrets.
From
3 EUR
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
68 EUR

Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam

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Get back to nature on a guided canoe tour of the Dutch wetlands just 15 minutes from Amsterdam. This active safari will introduce you to fascinating plants and birdlife, and take you on a journey through unique landscapes, past floating villages, and to a charming island for a picnic lunch.
From
68 EUR
Memorable photo shoot with a pro photographer in Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 1 hr
 ∙ From 
65 USD

Memorable photo shoot with a pro photographer in Amsterdam

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How would you like to have some beautiful professional photos to show to your family and friends once you come home from your once-in-a-lifetime vacation? Our friendly professional photographers are here to help.
From
65 USD
Historical Jordaan Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Historical Jordaan Walking Tour

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Travel back in time and get to know what Amsterdam used to be like in the 17th century! See famous historical landmarks, hear heartbreaking stories of the past, and discover the vibrancy of the Jordaan neighbourhood!
From
15 EUR
Plantage area to Museum Willet-Holthuysen (outside the touristic paths)
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Plantage area to Museum Willet-Holthuysen (outside the touristic paths)

A promenade a bit outside the touristic paths. This walking tour will start at the Scheepvaart museum (shipping museum) and will end on Museum Willet-Holthuysen - Herengracht 605.
From
10 EUR
Personal shopping tour.
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
35 EUR

Personal shopping tour.

Amsterdam is a fantastic fashion center featuring many original fashion designers and great boutiques and specialty shops. Amsterdam is also known as the denim capital of the world.
From
35 EUR
An Authentic Pub Crawl of Amsterdam. Experience Amsterdam with your head in the clouds.
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
53 EUR

An Authentic Pub Crawl of Amsterdam. Experience Amsterdam with your head in the clouds.

A pubcrawl in the historical center is a real cultural experience. Amsterdam has quite a number of authentic 17th century pubs.
From
53 EUR
Architecture Walk of Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
53 EUR

Architecture Walk of Amsterdam

Amsterdam=architecture. A city consisting of man made islands and lots of canals. Buildings made on wooden fundations.
From
53 EUR
Amsterdam Highlights Tour and more
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 EUR

Amsterdam Highlights Tour and more

Get to know Amsterdam by feet, by bike or boat, its favourite places where also locals hang out and all hidden gems. During this tour, I’ll share lots of inside stories and interesting and funny tales, and lots of recommendations to help you have a great stay in this beautiful city!
From
50 EUR
Canal cruise & Amsterdam Light Festival
Tour ∙ 1.2 hrs
 ∙ From 
28 EUR

Canal cruise & Amsterdam Light Festival

Sit back in one of our small & heated private boats while we guide you through the Light Sculptures of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Enjoy warm mulled wine along the art route. Different from other tour companies we will also cruise the canal area and 7 bridges. Extra time & interesting scenery!
From
28 EUR
Explore hidden streets with a friend
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 EUR

Explore hidden streets with a friend

Escape the crowds and explore tranquil places in a historic neighbourhood. See Amsterdam with the eyes of a local.
From
30 EUR

Customer feedback about Alternative Tours in Amsterdam

Rating 4.9 based on 45 reviews

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Henk is a walking library!
I was fortunate to be the only one in the tour today and thus had so much time chatting with Henk and asking questions. Henk’s tour is probably the best I’ve had in the life so far. In the 2hr walk, the introduction of the history in Amsterdam was very organized and chronological, along with the views.

I was brought back to the 17th, WWII, and living in the presence. Henk taught and reminded me that the progress and liberty we enjoy today are from a surviving and struggling past and certainly should not be forgotten.

Henk also shared lots of stories and fun facts that turned over my original thoughts. The most surprising part was probably when Henk took out his books and read the paragraphs and poem to me. It was just beautiful, as we relived in the historical moments. I almost got tears several times.

Being a tourist from Taiwan where we’ve only legalized same sex marriage very recently, I was deeply touched by the works of the pioneers in the history. I also truly appreciate the dedications of Henk that he’s trying the best to spread out the knowledge.

Top highlight of my Amsterdam trip! :)
LGBT History Tour Amsterdam
Great way to see the City and the Lights!
Chris lead an awesome tour throughout the canal system. He definitely knows all the canals by the back of his hand and had a fair amount of fun facts about Amsterdam as well. The boat was a smooth, albeit chilly, ride in the evening, but we dressed extra warmly and it really wasn't that bad! Chris was also very timely with pick-up and drop-off. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. It was one of the highlights of our time in Amsterdam for sure!
Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour
Fascinating and informative guided tour
Fascinating and informative guided tour about the history of the old Amsterdam neighbourhood ‘De Jordaan’. Guide Breklyn takes you to places tourists would not normally find by themselves, and some other hidden gems. Interesting places: the corridors of Willemstreet, Johnny Jordaan Square, Begijnhof (former Béguinage), Westerchurch, Homomonument, and so much more.
Historical Jordaan Walking Tour
It was great, highly recommend
I booked the tour as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and we were more than satisfied! Chris, a very nice and friendly local, picked us up near our hotel and we saw all the highlights of the light festival. Chris told us interesting facts and the warm blankets kept us warm. Definitely worth it, especially if you want to have a more special boat tour!
Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour
Don’t hesitate! This is the boat you want :)
Carl was an amazing host. He made me and my friends feel at ease and made the entire experience perfect. He offers great local insight to Amsterdam and some interesting history along the way, but clearly reads the group and delivers whatever will make the trip most enjoyable for everyone. Cant recommend it enough.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!
Wonderful experience!!!
From the boat ride to the scenery everything was amazing including these great guys. They were really helpful with our travel and history questions. We will definitely bring our friends next time we visit.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!
Full 5 stars!
The canoe safari was really awesome and one of the best things about my trip to Amsterdam. Majel was well organised and friendly. Strongly recommended!
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
Great tour! :D
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!
Absolutely awesome! Chris was a lots of fun
Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour
Highlight of the trip!
Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour
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We (with husband and 10 yr old son) went on a Wetlands Safari tour in July last year and it was THE highlight of our Amsterdam vacation. Majel is a pro – booking the tour was easy; communication was smooth; she gave clear instructions. On the day of our tour, Majel was easy to spot in our meeting place with her sign. The bus ride to the starting point was short; and we started with a brief orientation in a café (convenient if you need to use the washroom or have a drink before leaving, or need to apply sunblock – A MUST). The canoe ride was VERY nice...a beautiful and very personal way to experience the famous canals. The scenery is like out of a dream – so picturesque and good for the soul. Our first stop we got to explore Polder Land and learned how it is basically a mat of vegetation. During the demonstration, my son felt like he’s on a giant trampoline. There’s lots of flora and fauna facts that Majel enthusiastically explained and showed us. Very interesting! We had a picnic midway – assorted fruits, cheese and deli, and other Dutch munchies – and a swim in the canal. Overall, the experience is unforgettable, unique and amazingly fun. Some say life is too short to do anything twice but this is one exception. I’d do it again if/when I’m back in Amsterdam!
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
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Taking a canoe trip with Majel and Wetlands Safari is fantastic in many different and unexpected ways. Yes, we really enjoyed getting out of the city and seeing the Netherlands country-side. Yes, the fresh air and the easy canoe paddling was such a refreshing break from site seeing. Yes Majel's amazing ability to keep everything light and easy was so enjoyable. Yes building a small small group camaraderie around a local and delicious picnic was so nice. But here's what I didn't expect to get from a canoe trip tour: a much richer understanding of the Dutch culture, people and history. As you paddle along beautiful farm villages, wetlands, cows and sheep, Majel casually weaves together stories and information about what you are seeing and experiencing in such a way that you come away with a real sense of what the Dutch people have built and how that building shaped them. What a great experience in so many ways!
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
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Having spent most of our holiday in Amsterdam, this was a great addition to our trip to get the bigger picture of the Netherlands. I love being on the water anyway and exploring the canals by canoe was great. It introduced us to the wildlife, the locals and the geography of the Netherlands. Majel was very knowledgeable and accommodating in answering all of our questions and it was an opportunity to learn a lot more about the Dutch culture as well as the wetlands. It was a really lovely relaxing day, starting with coffee, having a picnic in the middle and ending with another cuppa before heading back into the city. I also got some great photos which is fantastic.
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
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Localgrapher Got it Right!
I have used Localgrapher twice now in two different countries and I am very impressed with the professionalism that I was shown, from the reservation agent to the photographers they have arranged. We all know that it can be intimidating to use a fairly new technique of booking a photography session online without any knowledge of what could happen (not knowing if the booking agent will arrange a courteous and kind photographer or not having met the photographer before the session). At both times, everyone has been wonderful and the communication line was open. I highly recommend Localgrapher to everyone who would love to have wonderful memories of their travel.
Memorable photo shoot with a pro photographer in Amsterdam
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absolutely amazing! the whole service is excellent and i would never have been able to pull this off without them. i would pay the price just to be able to discuss possible proposal locations!
the photographers we were assigned spent over a week travelling around Amsterdam trying to find locations perfect for me and my partner. they sent pictures back and forth with lots of information about the location, how to get to the location and how populated it tended to be at the time of the day we planned to be there.
i literally couldn't give this service anymore praise and if you are reading this review and are still on the fence....don't be...its amazing!
Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam
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Surprise Wedding Proposal
We visited Amsterdam last week and I avail tripshooter "1hr. surprise wedding proposal" photo shoot. Everything went well according to plan and it was a great experience. They're very helpful in answering every questions I had and discussing every details of our plan. Elena our photographer was very professional, and really helps me a lot in coordinating everything. She's very kind and patient in guiding us during the photo shoot ( we're not that comfortable in front of the camera) and it was really a fun and enjoyable experience. The final photos looks amazing and very impressive, easy to download with very good quality. Thanks Tripshooter.
Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam
Cool guy made our trip special
What a night. There wasn't anything that was too much trouble for Chris. Our tour was fantastic the best we've ever been on. In the past we have used bigger boat companies, so we were so taken aback by how much better it was being given in a smaller open boat with the friendliest and very knowledgeable guy that is Chris. He pinked us up a few doors away from our house which waz fab. You really should try this experience of seeing the light festival up close and personal at a slower relaxed pace not fighting for a good view. We couldn't stop smiling thank you Chris we will see you again next year!
Amsterdam Light Festival Private Boat Tour
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We really enjoyed seeing the wildlife in the peace and quiet of the wetland canals; pleasantly different from busy Amsterdam. The canoeing was gentle and relaxing though narrow, wide and open canals between the moss and reed formed islands. Majel is very knowledgeable of the area; the history and the current working climate which benefits the people and the wildlife of the Netherlands. We stopped for a mini tour of one of the islands and she brought out a fantastic feast: cheese, bread, seasonal fruits, apple juice and other healthy nibbles. Very good value for money.
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
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Excellent Tour and Friendly Guide!
I took this afternoon tour in May 2019. Henk is welcoming and very knowledgeable. The group size was perfect and the tour is just the right amount of time. It's a great way to learn about Dutch history, culture, and why Amsterdam was a leader in LGBT rights. Henk will tell you about the brave men and women through history who fought (and sometimes died) for their rights and show you the places where important events happened. It's a great tour for all, straight or gay. Be sure to sign up for Henk's LGBT walking tour of Amsterdam!
LGBT History Tour Amsterdam
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Surprise Engagement Shoot
Hired a Melanie through trip shooter to capture the moment i proposed to my fiance on the first night of our trip to Amsterdam. Melanie went out in advance and came back with a location, time and plan to capture our perfect moment. She picked the perfect spot on a route from our hotel to where we were having dinner so it was still a surprise. She then walked us around a little and suggested some other nice spots to complete our shoot. The photos turned out great!
Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

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