If you're seeking an Amsterdam experience that lies above the standard tourist script, my tours are for you. Are you open to discovering different ways of seeing the city? Meeting a true local? Finding beauty in unexpected places? Then come with me, and let's start exploring these magical streets together!
I love to welcome you on one of my tours. You can choose from my general tours below or ask me to create your own, customized tour based on your own wishes.
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I see travel from every angle. I was I was born in the South of the Netherlands. Danced and choreographed my way around the world, while having lived in three countries and travelled to over twentyfive countries. Upon returning to The Netherlands, I fell in love all over again with it. For the past 4 years I have directed my passion into guiding. I bring my own cultural experiences to my guiding work. I draw on my expereince as an artist and dancer to choreograph creative, intimate tours that transform the pavement into a stage and reveal stories behind every stone. Amsterdam is not only my home, it's the city I love deeply, and in the 5 years I've lived here I've studied it in depth.
Love and art are at the centre of everything I do. I'm driven by my deep love for Amsterdam, simply one of the most special places I've ever been. This city is a playground for anyone with aesthetic bend, with centuries' worth of creative energy spread in every corner. It has a unique power to move people; but to feel its full force, you need an imaginative approach and piles of insider knowledge. That's where I can help. My goal is for you to leave my tour with your heart beating faster.
I believe tourism can have a heart. But I know how impersonal and unrewarding large-scale tourism can be. That's why I offer a spontaneous, authentic, intimate and artistic form of guiding building a relationship with you as a traveler. I don't want you to see the city. I aim to make you feel the city.
It would be a pleasure to share with you this incredible city.
This is what people say about my tours:
"What a tour!
If you want to experience something totally different, go with Rocco!"
"Love is attention and devotion, and Rocco breathes and exhibits both in this most romantic of tours. "
"Rocco is a wonderful guide , who does his job with lot's of passion. . . . Wonderful!!!!"
"Surprising, even for someone living in Amsterdam for 35 years"
My passion is to let curious travellers feel the Magic of Amsterdam. I believe Amsterdam is one of the most Romantic city of Europe. Come with me, and let's start exploring these magical streets together!
A Recent Review of this guide
Our group of three couples recently took the Raw Romance tour with Rocco. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Rocco was a wonderful guide! Besides the Red Light district tour, he gave us a lot of information and history about the industry. He also was very informative on some of the buildings and architecture we passed, along with the canals. We would highly recommend this tour, and Rocco as a guide.
- Only Tour guide specialized in the Romantic Side of Amsterdam.
- Professional Tourguide for 4 and half years in Amsterdam.
- Certificate for completion of the 'Lead Amazing Tours' program
- University Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Contemporary Dance.
- I am the author of a book on the Romantic side of Amsterdam
- Officially registered with the local Chamber of Commerce
- Private guide for ToursbyLocals since Spring 2017
- Authorized guide and municipal permit to lead tours in the old city centre of Amsterdam
I do not offer tours as a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.