If you're seeking an Amsterdam tour 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.
If you don't know what to do see in Amsterdam? Write me a message and I help you choose.
I see travel from every angle. 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 twenty-five countries. Upon returning to The Netherlands, I fell in love all over again with it. For the past 6 years I have directed my passion into guiding in Amsterdam. I bring my own cultural experiences to my guiding work. I draw on my experience 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 8 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 to. This city is a playground for anyone with an 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 traveller. 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 a true local Rocco!"
"Love is attention and devotion, and Local guide 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"
Looking for a true Locals tour? Do the Historical Tour of Amsterdam.
Want to feel the magic of the Canals? The Historical Canal tour is perfect.
Do you love cycling? Come on the countryside bike tour or City bike tour
Ready to discover the Dutch countryside? Let me design a day trip from Amsterdam especially for you.
Want a special Romantic time together? Then the Romantic Canal tour is perfect for you.
Or do you want to discover the Redlight District? Come on the Red light district tour and visit the oldest local area of Amsterdam.
My passion is to let curious travellers feel the Magic of Amsterdam. I believe Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Come with me, and let's start exploring these magical streets together!
A Recent Review of this guide
Fantastic tour! Rocco is knowledgeable and tailors the tour to your interests and questions. Highly recommend!
- Only Tour guide specialized in the Romantic Side of Amsterdam.
- Professional Local Tourguide for 5 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 Local guide and municipal permit to lead tours in the old city centre of Amsterdam