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
Marianne was a wonderful guide. Had a fantastic day in Amsterdam! She was very knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to. She made sure our 4 hour walking tour was suited to our tastes. We met outside of the Ann Frank House, showed us the beautiful city. She recommended a couple of places to visit if we had time after our tour, one of them being "Our "Lord in the Attic", highly recommend. My husband and I were very happy with Marianne. Deserves a 5 star rating! Thank you to Tours By Locals and to 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!