15 Best Amsterdam Tours & Experiences 2021 - Local Guides

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Windmills Small Group Tour from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
79 EUR

Windmills Small Group Tour from Amsterdam

Experience the iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills and craftsmen’s shops on a 5-hour small group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside.
From
79 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
Golden Age Architecture Walk
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
53 EUR

Golden Age Architecture Walk

Amsterdam was booming in the 17th century. In our walk a specialized arthistorian will present fun and facts of the Golden Age.
From
53 EUR
Amsterdam Hidden Gems by Bike+25 Photos
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
28 EUR

Amsterdam Hidden Gems by Bike+25 Photos

We'll visit the oldest parts of the city beginning at Dam Square, the red-light district, and the Vondelpark. We will take you from the most colourful streets to the streets full of black and white art. We will pass by the several art cafes and the beautifully designed places.
From
28 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
WakeUp! - Questomatica escape room
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
24 EUR

WakeUp! - Questomatica escape room

Once upon a time the small team of quirky artists-scientists-gamers came together to create real life escape room experience in Amsterdam.
From
24 EUR
Arcade Invasion - Questomatica escape room
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
28 EUR

Arcade Invasion - Questomatica escape room

Once upon a time the small team of quirky artists-scientists-gamers came together to create real life escape room experience in Amsterdam.
From
28 EUR
Explore hidden streets with a friend (group tour)
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
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.
From
23 EUR
Alternative Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
25 EUR

Alternative Amsterdam

Alternative Amsterdam will lead you away from the busy city center and lets you discover the rapidly changing, trendy neighbourhood of Noord. In Amsterdam North, old factories and shipyards dominated the skyline for decades. Nowadays it is full of art spaces, alternative markets and cafés.
From
25 EUR
Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmill Village & Dutch Countryside
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
65 EUR

Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmill Village & Dutch Countryside

Spend half a day indulging in traditional Dutch handicrafts and culture on day trip complete with a windmill visit, cheese tasting and a clog workshop.
From
65 EUR
Amsterdam walking tour: first acquaintance with the city
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
45 EUR

Amsterdam walking tour: first acquaintance with the city

Is this your first time in Amsterdam? If so, this walking tour will be perfect for you! Our route covers a lot of main sightseeing as well as some secret and extremely cozy places, which will make you fall deeply in love with Amsterdam.
From
45 EUR
Amsterdam: walk through the old city
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
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!
From
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.
From
64 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Amsterdam

Rating 4.8 based on 189 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
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
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
Worth it - forget the other boat tours
Forget the other "main" boat tours in Amsterdam. Chris and his tour is a great alternative to see the city in your own time and company, while feeling like a local. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to avoid the more touristy activities in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Great private boat tour in Amsterdam
Chris was a great tour guide. He took us to places that the larger canal boats just can't access (because of their size). This gave us a closer look at how the locals live and play in Amsterdam. Excellent overall experience, highly recommended!
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

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