15 Best Amsterdam Tours & Experiences 2019 - Local Guides

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Dutch Countryside Bike Tour from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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35 EUR

Dutch Countryside Bike Tour from Amsterdam

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Enjoy a picturesque bike tour of the Dutch countryside with a friendly local guide! The Netherlands is basically as flat as a pancake, and the region's polders, windmills and pretty little villages provide plenty of fantastic photo opportunities.
From
35 EUR
Amsterdam XL City Bike Tour
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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25 EUR

Amsterdam XL City Bike Tour

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Discover the most beautiful places in Amsterdam in the most traditional and local way of getting around: by bike. Our exciting 2.5-hour tour is jam-packed with insider info that you won’t find in the tourist guidebooks!
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25 EUR
Art Dinner supper: Filet Mignon
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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63 EUR

Art Dinner supper: Filet Mignon

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In an atmospheric candlelit studio with damask table settings, you’ll wine and dine among my art. Between courses, I’ll show you my creative world and tell you about my art.
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63 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.
From
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!
From
89 EUR
Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam to the Dutch Countryside by Car
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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100 EUR

Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam to the Dutch Countryside by Car

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The countryside around Amsterdam is wonderful. This is a tailor-made tour. Tell me your ideas and wishes: windmills, green meadows, cows, cheese, clogs…
From
100 EUR
Amsterdam Instagram Photo Shoot
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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80 EUR

Amsterdam Instagram Photo Shoot

(2)
Let’s meet in the centre of Amsterdam and take a walk through the city’s beautiful streets. I’ll take care of capturing you in beautiful, natural, and spontaneous ways; all you have to do is be yourself and enjoy the moment!
From
80 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!
From
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.
From
40 EUR
Amsterdam Red Light District Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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50 EUR

Amsterdam Red Light District Tour

(1)
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!
From
50 EUR
Into the Countryside: Tailor-Made Day Tour from Amsterdam by Car
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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100 EUR

Into the Countryside: Tailor-Made Day Tour from Amsterdam by Car

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Cheese, clogs, farmhouses, cows, green meadows, peaceful villages, windmills and, in the springtime, tulips!
From
100 EUR
Historical Jordaan Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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15 EUR

Historical Jordaan Walking Tour

(1)
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

Customer feedback about Tours in Amsterdam

Rating 4.8 based on 260 reviews

Best bike tour in Amsterdam
Four friends staying in Amsterdam and we decided to do a bike tour and so happy we did. We had comfortable bikes, we had a gorgeous young guide Nicky who lived in Amsterdam and told us history points and showed us all over the city at a leisurely pace so we could enjoy the scenery and take in the sights. We would highly recommend this as great value for money and lots of fun.
Hidden Gems of Amsterdam Bike Tour
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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 opportunity to explore Amsterdam with locals!
Russian:
Прекрасный велотур по Амстердаму, за 3 часа вы успеете:
- заехать в интересные районы, в которые захочется вернуться ещё раз, и послушать истории о местных традициях
- выпить кофе в местном кафе и пообщаться с другими велотуристами со всего света
- почувствовать себя настоящим амстердамцем, потому что местные не предоставляют свою жизнь без велосипеда.

Большое спасибо организаторам тура, я многое узнал об Амстердаме и побывал в стольких местах, которые пешком не обойти!

English:
Marvelous Amsterdam bike tour, during 3 hours you will:
- visit beautiful neighborhoods that you would want to come back to and listen to stories about local traditions and history
- sip a coffee in a local place while chatting with other bike tourists all over the globe
- feel like a local, as locals can't imagine their life without a bicycle!

Many thanks to the team, I learned a lot during the tour about Amsterdam and visited so many places I would not be able to if I were on feet!

Oleg, May 2019
Hidden Gems of Amsterdam Bike Tour
Delicious Food, Excellent Company
This houseboat dinner was fantastic! The food was incredibly delicious. I'm a vegetarian myself, so I loved seeing the vegetarian menu (the meat eaters in the group also loved the meal despite the traditional proteins). We had an extra large crowd the night of our dinner, but the hosts handled it splendidly. It was lovely getting to chat with the different groups from different backgrounds. Carl and Roberto were amazing hosts, and did I mention great chefs as well? There were very attentive servers and drink-refillers, and held great conversations with everyone. It was so fascinating to tour the houseboat and see their recent, beautiful renovations. The houseboat is centrally located to downtown and easy enough to find. I would definitely recommend this to a friend and partake again if I ever find myself back in the area. Thank you for a fantastic evening!
Houseboat Dining in Amsterdam: Dinner on the Water
A totally alternative view of Amsterdam
I have always been very sceptical about boat tours in different cities, because they always look so commercial & touristic. The boat ride offered by Chris is totally opposite – a super relaxed way to cruise around Amsterdam and see the local life in a totally different perspective.

Besides being able to see the buildings in a much better way than walking or on bike, you can also see a lot of things happening in that vibrant city – from people shooting wedding photos on the bridges, to locals and/or tourists cruising on the canals with their friends and family, to seeing the life going on in the boat houses.

I'd say it's one of the must do things in Amsterdam and I would recommend Chris to everyone.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
GREAT day on the canals!
Booked a 2hr cruise with Chris, my husband, myself and our two children (5 and 3) were on the cruise. It was an unseasonably HOT day and Chris came prepared with sunscreen! He was amazing with the children and provided as much historical commentary as we would have wanted. He had drinks on board for a very reasonable price and we brought our own food. He took pictures as often as we asked/wanted. Overall, 6stars! I would take cursing with Chris anyday over being packed in a larger tour boat.... Especially when cruising with children, unobstructed views and some room to stretch out (along with drinks and food)! Cruise with Chris, you won’t regret it!
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Great fun!
We had such a blast on the hidden gems tour. Guide was knowledgeable, took us to some less touristy spots like a local market (not the flower one) and the widows courtyard, had a really good understanding of history and helped us navigate bike riding in the Netherlands. Easy pace and comfy bike, even for those who don’t love bike riding. They also ended up giving us a private tour and were very accommodating when our trains delayed our meet up time. Only odd part at the end was that the guide seemed to expect a tip (which I gladly gave because he was amazing) but when you read that some European countries don’t tip, I wasn’t sure how to proceed.
Hidden Gems of Amsterdam Bike Tour
Wonderful canal tour
Chris treated us to a fantastic tour of Amsterdam. It was a sunny day, quite cool (ice was forming in some places!) but we stayed warm with the help of blankets and laughter. If you want a private boat on the canals, this is the way to go. It's a different perspective from the water, and much more personal than a big tour boat. Plus you can ask Chris about the things that you are most interested in seeing and doing, favorite restaurants, bars and activities. We brought some of our own drinks, and were happy to have his cooler full of beer and wine when we ran out. Cheers to Captain Chris!
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Highlight of the trip!
Boat trip was beautiful - a definite highlight for our whole group of 6 - and Chris was not only helpful and knowledgeable but also just a fun person to spend an hour or so floating down the canals with! He made the whole process very easy and was able to enrich the trip with facts about the city and locals-only insider info. He gave us a great recommendation for a bar and restaurant and was even able to drop us off near where we were staying. I'd absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting the city. Great value for cost.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
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
Excellent Photographer and Guide
I would highly recommend Gaby, she took excellent photos of me and my girlfriend and knew all the good locations to get the best photos. For me as an awkward photo taker i was glad she even helped to pose us so that they all came out looking fantastic. She was also very reposnsive to communications and even gave us some great restaraunt recommendations in the days following our photo shoot. Absolutely great photographer and guide.
Amsterdam Instagram Photo Shoot
Great day, great guide
We had a beautiful time with Chris. We were looking for something mellow and not so touristy and it fit the bill perfectly. We got to see some canals where the big boats wouldn't fit. Chris told about the city, offered to take a photo of us and gave us some recommendations for the city (only when we asked, nothing unsolicited). He was easy to communicate with and arrange the pick up and drop off points. Thanks Chris!
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I got this trip as a surprise for me and 3 friends for a joint birthday thing, it was the highlight of all of our trips in Dam!! You get to see the hidden bits of Amsterdam and always felt very safe. The ice bucket was very useful and we brought our own bread and cheese etcand alcohol on board. Chris was very relaxed and answered any questions we had- he made the trip very enjoyable!! Thank you sooo much
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
AMAZING EXPERIENCE
I wanted to propose to my boyfriend while in Amsterdam and was fortunate enough to find Chris. He was very kind and communicative and helped me come up with a clear plan. It could not have gone any better and now we’re engaged!
Chris was the perfect amount of informative, funny, and charming. I highly recommend his boat ride.
Also, Amsterdam at dusk into the night is nothing short of magical.
Amsterdam 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
Most comfortable bike seat EVER!
My husband and I went on the bike tour and were very pleased all parts of the service. The bikes were comfortable, there were frequent stops to talk about sites and culture, the guide (Charlotte) was knowledgeable approachable and shared her passion for her native city. It helped see the city from a very different perspective. Thank you. Highly recommended.
Hidden Gems of Amsterdam Bike Tour
John is knowleadge and friendly
I participated in the one-hour city bike today afternoon, and John has a very typical American accent which is easy to understand for non-native English speaker. It will be the best way to explore the city, while you don't need to concern about getting lost.
I will be the bike tour next year if I have more spare time. Personally, I highly recommend it !!
Amsterdam Sightseeing City Bike 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
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
Highlight of Amsterdam visit
Amsterdam Canals tour is an amazing experience and even better when you have a boat for just you and your friends/family. The view is amazing and the sunset was just glamorous. Besides, Chris was a really friendly guide and drove us to some hidden gems as well as famous places. It was for sure the highlight of our Amsterdam visit.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

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