I have lived in Amsterdam for all my life and I have been guiding all kind of tourists for more than 10 years now.
I would love to give you more than just the average impression of Amsterdam and to help you discover what's behind the major highlights.
I will take you for a walk along the beautiful canals and stroll with you across the narrow alleys in the medieval citycentre while we enjoy an informal conversation about life in the Netherlands. I think this is the best way of getting to understand a foreign country and going home with the memories of a most fulfilling visit!
Most of my tours are walking tours, sometimes in combination with local public transport. If you wish, I can also organize a comfortable minivan and driver to explore the surrounding countryside with its polders and windmills, or to visit the cities of Den Haag, Delft or Leiden.
I truly love my city, I know the ins and outs of the area (including the best places for lunch and dinner) and I would love to share it all with you. So I hope you will select one of my tours as described below, or that I can arrange a customized tour for you, based on your own personal interests.
I hope to meet you soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
Our group loved Marianne. She was flexible in our schedule, well organized, and moved at a nice pace. We just had a one day layover, and it made our time so much more productive to have her guiding us and helping us connect to Dutch culture and history. Thanks Marianne!
I am an experienced and professional guide and owner of my own company.
I am very flexible and just as interested in our wonderful city as you are.
I focus on culture and history and love to add a personal touch to my tours.
My aim is to offer you a most fulfilling visit of Amsterdam and, if requested, its surrounding countryside.
I am a safe driver, but if you want to book a tour outside Amsterdam without using public transport, I rent a professional driver and mini van, since I am convinced that driving and guiding are different jobs!