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!
I specialize in walking tours in the historical citycentre of Amsterdam, sometimes in combination with local public transport. But I can also organize a comfortable minivan and driver to explore the surrounding countryside with its polders and windmills with you, 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 am looking forward to meeting you soon in Amsterdam!
A Recent Review of this guide
We were so fortunate to have Marianne as our personal tour guide. She arrived on time, full of energy and filled with love for her beloved Amsterdam. We grew to love Amsterdam because Marianne loves Amsterdam as she took us to see her favorite places. She explained the unique culture and history at every turn. Her knowledge of art greatly enhanced our visits to both the Rijks and Van Gogh Museums. We will be using ToursBy Locals whenever we travel! We wish Marianne could be our guide in every city!
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!