37 Best Amsterdam Walking Tours 2019 - Best Tours in Amsterdam

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Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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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.
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35 EUR
Daytime Original Experience
Tour ∙ 4.5 hrs
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89 EUR

Daytime Original Experience

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Welcome to Hungry Birds! We’d like to invite you to join us on a street food and storytelling adventure through our lovely cosmopolitan village, Amsterdam.
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89 EUR
LGBT History Tour Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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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.
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35 EUR
Open Your Eyes! Visit the Van Gogh Museum with a Qualified Art Historian
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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35 EUR

Open Your Eyes! Visit the Van Gogh Museum with a Qualified Art Historian

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A local art historian will tell you about Vincent’s life and art in an inspiring way as you explore the museum’s collection and temporary exhibitions.
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35 EUR
Amsterdam City Centre: a short self-guided city discovery game
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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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.
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3 EUR
Walking Tour Through Historical Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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35 EUR

Walking Tour Through Historical Amsterdam

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Experience the highlights of Amsterdam as well as its unknown treasures on an entertaining walking tour with an art historian who has been living in the city for more than 30 years.
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35 EUR
Memorable photo shoot with a pro photographer in Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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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.
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65 USD
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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40 EUR

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour

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After an extensive 10-year renovation, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has reopened its doors to the public. Discover 17th-century Dutch Masters including Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and many others on an enthralling two-hour tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
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40 EUR
Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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30 EUR

Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour

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Find out why Amsterdam was once one of the most prosperous cities in the world and discover its hidden gems on a private walking tour with a friendly local guide! See interesting architecture, learn why most of the houses are leaning and why so many bikes end up stolen or in the canals.
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30 EUR
Amsterdam Sunday Tasting Tour
Tour ∙ 4.5 hrs
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89 EUR

Amsterdam Sunday Tasting Tour

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Eat your way across Amsterdam on a Sunday! Taste the best local snacks and sweets in a range of specialty stores, family-owned shops, eateries, and brown bars with an enthusiastic local foodie. You’ll also discover Amsterdam’s most famous chocolate cookie!
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89 EUR
Experience Amsterdam Rijksmuseum with an Entertaining Art Historian
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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35 EUR

Experience Amsterdam Rijksmuseum with an Entertaining Art Historian

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Experience the Rijksmuseum with an entertaining art historian. It’s easy to get lost or bored in such a big museum, but not with an experienced local guide!
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35 EUR
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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40 EUR

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour

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Attracting 1.3 million visitors each year, the Van Gogh Museum is one of the most visited museum in the Netherlands. Having sold only one painting during his lifetime, Vincent left a legacy of over 200 masterpieces, here to be admired.
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40 EUR
Amsterdam Red Light District Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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50 EUR

Amsterdam Red Light District Tour

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Amsterdam’s Red Light District originally catered to sailors. Nowadays it attracts curious tourists and people looking for a good time. With around 400 windows featuring barely dressed girls, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store!
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50 EUR
Historical Jordaan Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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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!
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15 EUR
VIP Red Light District Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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35 EUR

VIP Red Light District Tour

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Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the Red Light District of Amsterdam during this 1,5-hour walking including a meet & greet with a real sex worker and take a look inside one of the window brothels.
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35 EUR

Customer feedback about Walking Tours in Amsterdam

Rating 4.8 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
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
A master class taught by an expert.
Karla was remarkable. She spent three hours with us. First setting the stage in the museum cellar, then ascending into the rest of the building. She got us through crowds and positioned us to enable getting a senses not just of the art but if the historical context. Karla is outstanding.
Experience Amsterdam Rijksmuseum with an Entertaining Art Historian
Van Gough museum
Karla was amazing, her knowledge made the tour highly entertaining.
She is a wonderful lady and also gave some insights of the city on the way to the Museum which was a real bonus.
Highly recommend booking Kala.
Open Your Eyes! Visit the Van Gogh Museum with a Qualified Art Historian
Fantastic tour - made the entire experience more interesting
Experience Amsterdam Rijksmuseum with an Entertaining Art Historian
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I had 2 days in Amsterdam and would very much like to see the WHOLE of Amsterdam! There were so many Must Dos and such limited time. Thus, i decided to get myself a guide. I found Rolf on Tripadvisor, and true to the recommendations! Rolf was SUPERD, right from my 1st email. He was very responsive, providing me with many details, suggestions on how to structure my trip. I bombarded him with MANY emails, on the places i want to see etc and he never fails to patiently reply them. After the many emails, he truely feels like a long time friend!!

I finally settled on Red light district tour and a 5hr bike tour into the countryside as seeing the windmills were also one of my must-dos! Rolf picked me up for the RLD tour at my hotel. The tour was not only informative, but he also shared many fun stories on the RLD. On top of the RLD, he also made extra efforts to point out some little hidden "gems" of Amsterdam! Interesting little places, totally hidden from the main streets!.. I am sure MANY will MISS it.. if not for Rolf!!

The next day, i went on a bike tour around Amsterdam and into greater Amsterdam! Of course i got the picture of my windmill! Rolf definitely has a vast knowledge of architecture. Along the bike tour, he never fails to point out not only places of attractions, but also the different interesting architecture of Amsterdam. As a tourist, i find that very informative, and helps me remember places better! Rolf have that personal touch, easy going, always having a story in place. There was not one awkward silence given there were just him and me on the trip! In fact, as some reviews said, Rolf feels more like a long time buddy than a tour guide!

For anyone who wants to see Amsterdam, Rolf definitely the one!!! To me, the tour was beyond expectations. I wanted to see Amsterdam, he showed me the REAL Amsterdam and on top of that, i felt he also gave me a glimpse of the culture, history and even the lifestyle of the Dutch. Kudos to Rolf!
Amsterdam Red Light District Tour
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We arranged for a private guide through the Rijkesmuseum. We met Caspar at the appointed time and then proceeded to weave and wend our way through the Great Masters collection. It is amazing that you can get so close to these masterpieces and having Caspar quietly explaining them to you was magical. I can't imagine trying to do this on your own, with limited time and knowledge - why not let an expert take you through. We are so glad we found him on Trip Advisor, so much so, we booked him for the Van Gogh. Again, fabulous tour, wonderful explanations - very thought provoking. Do yourself a favor and book a tour - his prices are so reasonable, you will be thankful you did.
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour
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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
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While I had seen a number of these paintings in art books, Caspar was able to provide history and nuance to the paintings. He compared the paintings to others being done at the same time. He also provided information about the painter's life which added meaning to the paintings. We did a group tour with him through the Rijk's museum and were so impressed that we requested a private tour with him through the Van Gogh museum. If you have any interest in art, you would find Caspar very helpful in understanding the various paintings in these museums.
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour
Quiet Sunday on the streets of Amsterdam
We had a very enjoyable tour, led by Audrey. People from Austria, Bahrain, Indonesia, and the US. Our first stop for breakfast featured homemade and local jam, orange juice, various toppings, french toast, and many more. All were very good. We didn't feel like we did that much walking but the tour lasted over 4 hours with stops for croquettes (which we found horrible!), herring, Indonesian food (new to us), cheese tastings and wonderful cookies. We learned many things about Amsterdam as well as eating. Highly recommend this tour.
Amsterdam Sunday Tasting Tour
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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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We met up with 2 friends in Amsterdam who had pre-arranged a guided tour of the Van Gough Gallery with Casper. I arrived knowing nothing about Van Gough or his paintings and left feeling that I knew the artist personally and could interpret his mood in his works. That was the effect that Casper had on our tour. Casper knew which pictures to stop and talk about and which to pass by. His knowledge of his subject is excellent but he also has that gift of being able to communicate his passion to his patrons. He is highly recommended.
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour
Wonderful!
Caspar was our guide for the Rijksmuseum a few days ago. He inquired as to what we wanted to see, and we were open for the experience as he liked. I was so impressed with the history and interpretations he provided us at many painting and several objects. Most importantly, there was time to reflect on the the possibilities present when the artist/master created the work. Caspar is also a working artist, and it is obvious that he enjoys what he’s doing. It was a fascinating tour. Excellent experience. Thank you, Caspar!
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour
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If you want to visit the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum and come away with a rewarding experience, I highly recommend Karolina. We only had one day to see both. She showed us all the highlights and provided just the right amount of in-depth details without information overload. We are not art buffs but we felt like ones after the tour. Then she took us for a lovely hands-on street tour of some of the Amsterdam neighborhoods. Very knowledgeable, great personality, and a real pro. Thanks Karolina.
Experience Amsterdam Rijksmuseum with an Entertaining Art Historian
Details of the Masters
Our guide, Casper, did exactly what we asked for, we saw a few paintings but were taught to look at them with new eyes.
I have a herniated disk which doesn’t allow me to stand in one place very long without my back paining me . This tour allowed me to sit on my sport seat in front of a painting (while others could look over my head) and listen carefully while the guide taught us to look st paintings differently.
It is important to be perfectly clear what your needs and limitations are.
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour
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I just wanted to take a minute to thank Rolf for THE BEST walking tour I have ever had - In Europe or anywhere. I am a 44 year old man and had my 14 year old daughter with me. He was fun, so knowledgeable, understood his audience, and made the journey personal. What a wonderful day! I would recommend Rolf to ANYONE seeking a greater understanding of the city, how and when it was founded, and where to go for fun. We had a blast, and my 14 year old still talks about it. Thank you Rolf!
Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour
The favorite part of our Amsterdam visit!
My husband, son, and I took the Hungry Birds Street Food Tour last month. We learned a lot about the culture and history of the peoples of the city, had a lovely time, and got to try so many unique and delicious food during the tour. From start to end, the entire tour was the highlight of our 3 day visit to the city.

I highly recommend the Hungry Birds! Everything we tried was delicious, from the first bite to the last sip. If you take their tour, you won't be disappointed.
Daytime Original Experience
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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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