2 Hours Amsterdam Walking Private Tour

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City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No. I wouldn't recommend this walking tour for young children. They might get bored or tired of walking. For teenagers it might be ok.

Friendly: No.
- Touring with someone in a wheelchair will require a lot of energy from the person who has to push the wheelchair.
- Of course, I could limit the walking somewhat, but distances are considerable.
- Count that everyone taking part in this tour should be able to walk for over an hour without any serious problems.

Maximum travelers: 10



German (advanced), French (basic), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

Join me to get a great first impression of Amsterdam

In 2 hours we pass by beautiful, characteristic 16th, 17th and 18th century buildings, a couple of the most important and scenic squares, WesterChurchTower and Anne Frank house, a historic courtyard dating back to the 1300's and the only place in Amsterdam where one can see large original 17th century paintings without paying anything or being in a queue.

Besides we get to see impressive collections of so-called gablestones at several places and some great canal views.

Of course, I will give an overview of the history of Amsterdam, its growth as trading and shipping center, the development of its characteristic architecture, its more recent history and contemporary Amsterdam.

I want you to feel this fabulous city. Of course, the tour can be customized to specific interests you have as long as it is possible within the 3 hours of the tour. Feel free to ask all the questions you have, including the ones that you might consider improper.


The order in which we visit the points of interests depends on where we start.
We will pass by many of the highlights of the very central part of the city:

- The authentic Begijnhof courtyard and nearby Civic Guards Gallery with its original 17th-century paintings (free entrance),
- Many monuments which are characteristic and typical for Amsterdam like House Riga, House Cognac, Bar in 't Aepjen
- Several of the most scenic large squares (Nieuwmarkt, Rembrandtplein, Museumplein),
- A couple of scenic large intersections of the large canals
- Several collections of the centuries-old gablestones which reflect a lot of history.

All with a lot of explanation of the background of course.
I customize the tour to your specific interests.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Wherever in the centre, or at the Cruise Terminal, or your hotel as to your preference.

End location: Wherever in the centre, or at the Cruise Terminal, or your hotel as to your preference.

Duration: 2 hours

- In order to be able to visit the Begijnhof courtyard and the nearby Civic Guards Gallery we shouldn't start much later than 16:00.
- In case you would like to do this tour on foot after 17:00 I will adapt the tour and won't be able to show the Begijnhof-courtyard and Civic Guards Gallery (still a nice tour though)



We might need to use public transport or a taxi from your hotel to the centre.

What’s Included

- My guidance and explanation
- Customization in case you do have specific interests and there is enough time to pass by those places

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8 euro - Local Cash: 8

Local Currency: euro

Comment: - Without any breaks or stops to buy something, no pocket money neccessary.

- Simple, fast takeaway at Fish-stall, snackbar or Indonesian takeaway won't cost that much, count on between 5 and 10 euro's per person.

- In case you would like to sit down at a restaurant or terrace and you order a complete meal, including some drinks costs will be more in the range of 15 to 25 euro per person.

What’s Extra

- Food & Drinks are not included

- We might use public transport or a cab (in case your hotel is a liitle bit out of the city center, if it is really far I will propose a meeting spot)


- I can not provide tours of Anne Frank House, or provide tickets for it.
- Taking pictures of women in the red light district is strictly prohibited

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