20 Best Amsterdam Cultural & History Tours 2022 - Best Tours in Amsterdam

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75 min. cruise- all drinks and snacks included
Tour ∙ 1.3 hrs
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29 EUR

75 min. cruise- all drinks and snacks included

Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam in just 75-minutes whilst learning of its culture and rich trading history. Your cruise will take place on a classical saloon boat, away from the busy streets packed with trams, bikes and crowds.
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29 EUR
Your own Holland: Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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45 EUR

Your own Holland: Amsterdam

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So many things we would like to share with you about our beloved and one of the best cities in the world! We would like to tell you about the history of Amsterdam, its modern life, architecture, art and culture, fantastic innovation projects, urban myths and legends!
From
45 EUR
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
Tour ∙ 1.2 hrs
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29 EUR

Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals

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See the best of Amsterdam from its historic canals, as you relax on board a 100-year-old traditional Dutch boat. Follow in the footsteps of Rembrandt and get to see the iconic painter's favorite streets and neighborhoods. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and stroopwafel.
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29 EUR
Evening Canal Cruise - Departing from Anne Frank
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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19 EUR

Evening Canal Cruise - Departing from Anne Frank

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On our 60 minute evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture and rich trading history. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like a sailing through a fairytale.
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19 EUR
Canal cruise & Amsterdam Light Festival
Tour ∙ 1.2 hrs
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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!
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28 EUR
Explore hidden streets with a friend (group tour)
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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23 EUR

Explore hidden streets with a friend (group tour)

Escape the crowds and explore tranquil places in a historic neighbourhood. See Amsterdam with the eyes of a local.
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23 EUR
Amsterdam: walk through the old city
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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45 EUR

Amsterdam: walk through the old city

The old inner city of Amsterdam is incredibly picturesque! Here you can see the narrowest houses, crooked alleyways, hidden yards and gardens for butterflies! The bridges here are named after locals and every house has its own mysterious myths and legends!
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45 EUR
Private tour to Giethoorn from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
 ∙ From 
64 EUR

Private tour to Giethoorn from Amsterdam

Discover in a private sightseeing tour one of the most beautiful village in Holland: Giethoorn the Dutch Venice incl. a canal cruise.
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64 EUR
Private tour to Brussels from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
 ∙ From 
92 EUR

Private tour to Brussels from Amsterdam

Enjoy one of Belgium’s most incredible cities on this Brussels private day trip from Amsterdam. You will see the beautiful Atomium, the great Royal Palace and the Sint Michaels Cathedraal.
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92 EUR
Amsterdam walking tour: times of Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Vermeer and others
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
45 EUR

Amsterdam walking tour: times of Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Vermeer and others

Who are those luxuriously dressed people, painted by young Rembrandt ? What were they doing, eating and drinking? How were they different from the ordinary citizens, that were painted by Frans Hals or Jan Steen? Let’s figure it out!
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45 EUR
Private tour to Zaanse Schans windmills from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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42 EUR

Private tour to Zaanse Schans windmills from Amsterdam

Enjoy a half day private sightseeing tour to the windmills, countryside and Volendam. A unique piece of Dutch history on the River Zaan. Pick up and drop off at your hotel is included.
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42 EUR
Amsterdam Jordaan: soul of the old city
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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45 EUR

Amsterdam Jordaan: soul of the old city

If you would really like to get to know Amsterdam on a deeper level, than you are definitely here! Jordaan is the soul of Amsterdam, its’ history, traditions and a sense of humor.
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45 EUR
Zaanse-Schans: back to the past
Tour ∙ 4.5 hrs
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55 EUR

Zaanse-Schans: back to the past

What does make Netherlands so special and memorable? A lot of travellers would definitely say: 'bicycles, endless tulip fields and, of course, the windmills!' And this is true :).
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55 EUR
Edam and Volendam: the charms of rural life
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
55 EUR

Edam and Volendam: the charms of rural life

Are you tired of a city noise and fast-paced lifestyle? Then we would highly recommend you to visit this tour on one of your first days in the Netherlands!
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55 EUR
Rotterdam - the city of the future
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
45 EUR

Rotterdam - the city of the future

Would you like to get acquainted with the futuristic ideas in all the different areas of urban life there is? Are you curious to see what Europe will look like in the 22nd century? Then we would like to invite you for this Rotterdam tour!
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45 EUR

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Amsterdam

Rating 4.7 based on 14 reviews

Lovely tour of Amsterdam
This was such a lovely tour! It was so nice to do a tour of the canals with just my family. Vanessa told us interesting stories as went thru the canals. With her small boat she was able to take us down some of the quieter canals that the larger tour boats can't travel down. Wet had our teenagers and Grandma with us and everyone enjoyed this tour.
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
The Best way to visit Amsterdam city center!
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
J
Only if you want the best of the best!
Amsterdam is crazy popular town and so there are many tour agencies to choose from.
Most of the them are run-of-the-mill. “Your Own Holland” is *completely* different. Anastasia is in love with that town and knows more about it that (I suspect:) most natives. She will take you to cute little streets you would have never found yourself and answer questions you secretly wondered, but were afraid to ask (why so many buildings look like they are titling forward and how do you get a piano up the Dutch stairs?).
Not only she is super knowledgeable, she has a lovely personality and great organizational skills.
We’ve had three tours with her so far and every one was as different as it was amazing.
Pick this one.
You won’t be sorry.
Your own Holland: Amsterdam
An insider's tour through the Amsterdam canals
Vera gave us a fantastic tour across the canals of the Amsterdam city centre. She had great stories, anecdotes and information about the city that you can only really get from a local.

The boat was a brilliant, 100 year old vessel that was very comfortable and came equipped with drinks and refreshments. My guests loved it and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to try something different from the regular canal tours outside Centraal Station.
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
O
Amazing tour with the best tour guide
The canal cruise was amazing. My group picked the best time to do it... when all the lights were on at night.
There were social distancing measures in place so it was all safe.
The guide was amazing and made you appreciate each structure and landmark.
I forgot her name but she knows who she is.

I would 1000% recommend it, especially after the sun has set. I will be taking this tour again on my next visit from Ireland.
Evening Canal Cruise - Departing from Anne Frank
H
Fantastic quality time in Amsterdam
I visited many tours with Your Own Holland (Amsterdam highlights, Amsterdam Jordan area, Jewish Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, tours in farms) and every time I get so much positivity, knowledge, exciting facts, stories to remember, stories to share with friends and family and most importantly, their team is just fantastic! Each guide is extremely knowledgeable, very warm and pleasant person.

Happy to visit again and again!
Your own Holland: Amsterdam
R
Best boat trip ever!
We had a 2 hour lovely tour in the Amsterdam canals. I felt like a celebrity as lot's of people took pictures of the boat (and us)- no surprise as this is really the cutest boat in the canal. It is over 100 years old and the schipper shared the history with us which is fascinating. Best thing: it's all electric which is so soothing and quiet cruising the canals. Highly recommended

Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
S
Best tour ever!!!
Last weekend I was in Amsterdam and I went to this excursion that made me I fall in love with this city! My guide Anastasia gave me so much interesting information that the rest of the time in the city I knew exactly what to do. Wonderful, interesting, with love. Thanks you!!!!!!!!!!
Your own Holland: Amsterdam
M
Take It From A Local, This Is THE Boat!
I live in Amsterdam and have been on many boat tours. After discovering this tour during the Lights Festival in December, we keep coming back with our visiting friends and family to explore the canals with Vera. She makes the experience so special and the boat is gorgeous too!
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
K
Fun and informative
The historical boat tour was a great orientation to Amsterdam. Our tour guide's enthusiasm and sense of humor brought light to a rainy day. And the boat stayed cozy and dry. The tour balanced historical facts and current events. We would strongly recommend this tour to all!
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
B
A lovely way to see Amsterdam!
We had a lovely afternoon on the Delphine, with Vanessa as our skipper. Really intimate and informative. And because the boat is smaller than most of the more commercial vessels, we got to explore canals that the usual boat tours can't get to. Highly recommend.
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
J
Lovely tour! In a lovely city...
A very exciting and lovely tour by Anastasia. Showed us cool places, with a lot of nice food! :) Very informative and easy-going... can help you a lot with your needs for the weekend!
Keep it up!
Your own Holland: Amsterdam
S
Nikki was a great guide.
Smaller boat allowed individualized tour of the smallest canals. Got all of our questions answered as we toured.
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
Missed the tour
I was at what I believed to be the right location for the start of the tour, at the correct time.

But there was no one there, and unfortunately my phone did not have service so I was not able to call or text to find out where I was supposed be (or if the tour had been cancelled).

I'm sure the tour was great, but please give better information about the meet up location.

(The attached photo is the meeting location, according to my reservation confirmation)
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals

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