15 Best Amsterdam Tours & Experiences 2020 - Local Guides

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Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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10 EUR

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

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Booked by 335 people!
Experience Amsterdam in the best way possible: from the water! Relax with a drink on board a comfortable private boat sailed by a dedicated local skipper.
Booked by 335 people!
From
10 EUR
Private dinner on the water: Amsterdam dinner cruise
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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70 EUR

Private dinner on the water: Amsterdam dinner cruise

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Enjoy a delicious 2-course dinner on my historic boat, while sipping some wine and experience the best possible view on the city: from the water!
From
70 EUR
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.
From
35 EUR
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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19 EUR

Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour

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Booked by 107 people!
Experience Amsterdam in the best way possible: from the water! Relax with a drink on board a comfortable private boat sailed by a dedicated local skipper.
Booked by 107 people!
From
19 EUR
Evening Tour - all drinks included
Tour ∙ 1.3 hrs
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1 EUR

Evening Tour - all drinks included

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On our 75 minute all drinks included evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our covered and heated saloon boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like a sailing through a fairytale.
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1 EUR
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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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
Hidden Gems of Amsterdam Bike Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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30 EUR

Hidden Gems of Amsterdam Bike Tour

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Booked by 134 people!
Bike the backstreets of Amsterdam and experience the city like a local. This small-group tour takes you to secret gardens, hidden courtyards, and long-forgotten churches in the capital's coolest neighbourhoods.
Booked by 134 people!
From
30 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).
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37 EUR
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!
From
25 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
Open Your Eyes! Visit the Van Gogh Museum with a Qualified Art Historian
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
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.
From
35 EUR
Walking Tour Through Historical Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
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
Amsterdam Sightseeing City Bike Tour
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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15 EUR

Amsterdam Sightseeing City Bike Tour

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Start your discovery of the diverse city of Amsterdam with our 1-hour bike tour! It covers a large part of Amsterdam, giving you a broad overview of what the city has to offer.
From
15 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

Customer feedback about Tours in Amsterdam

Rating 4.8 based on 232 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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Distillery tour and rum tasting: informative and fun!
My boyfriend and I went on a tour and tasting for our anniversary and it was a lot of fun. The distillery looks great and the tour was very informative. It was no problem at all for the guide to host it in English, since there were non-Dutch-speaking people there. Great quality rum as well. Definitely recommend it!
Distill your own rum
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!
Private dinner on the water: Amsterdam dinner cruise
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 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
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
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
Don’t miss that out😍
We had a wonderful Boat Tour with Chris !
We enjoyed it very much it’s fun , relaxing and Chris is A great guide! He picked us and left us on a point we chose and prepared even ice cold drinks and Sun screen for us! I can recommend Chris and his boat for a 100% Amsterdam experience. A must have for Amsterdam Fans‼️
Amsterdam 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!
Great experience!
Chris was a fabulous guide and is extremely knowledgeable about the city. Seeing the city from the water gave us a beautiful perspective of our surroundings. Our family loved the private canal tour and we were so thankful to not be on one of those crowded tour boats. Highly recommend Chris!!
Amsterdam Private Boat 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

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