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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome! I like to share my knowledge about the history, architecture, the people, the culture and legendary stories that make Amsterdam so unique.

During a private Amsterdam tour I will show you the must see attractions such as Dam square, the historic beauty and cultural wealth of the Red Light District and the Canals as well as places "off the beaten path". Always with a personal touch, because I want your trip to Amsterdam to be memorable and fun.

Originally from the Netherlands, my private tour will offer you a view of Amsterdam, as a local would see it, including little known facts from a point of view only a local would have.

I've traveled for many years around the world: I visited India three times and had the opportunity to do volunteer work in one of the houses founded by Mother Teresa; Went on a bicycle road trip through the Western United States from New Mexico to the Canadian border; and visited South America and Spain more than once.

I am also an experienced tour guide. While living and working for several years in Mexico, I organized and led two, three and four week trips throughout Mexico and Central America. One of my best memories is leading a trip to Guatemala where my group and I helped locals with the construction of houses in poor villages.

After returning to the Netherlands I settled in Amsterdam where I live in a lively neighborhood in which many different nationalities and cultures are represented. Making connections with cultures from all over the world is something I am passionate about.

I am looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam as your private tour guide!

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A Recent Review of this guide

It was a wonderful tour to experience Amsterdam from land and sea (canals). Yvonne is very caring about her guests and adjusted our tour as we were getting tired and hungry. Had a delicious Amsterdam snack of bitterballen and craft beers. Highly recommend Yvonne!
Sallie Lott

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-Permit Municipality of Amsterdam for guiding in the old town
-Private guide in Amsterdam for ToursByLocals since 2011
-Registered with Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam
-Attending lectures and excursions of Dutch National Guides Association
-Education in Tourism
-Tour leader training
-Tour leader experience for Dutch travel organization Baobab and Adventure Specialists in Mexico and Central America


-I do not own a car and offer only tours within the city of Amsterdam. I can accompany you traveling by public transport or taxi.
-I do not guide within museums.
-Guiding in the Anne Frank house is not allowed.

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Private walking tour Amsterdam

3 h - History and life nowadays: city overview with Yvonne

259 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Private Amsterdam Shore Excursion

7 h - Walking and Canal cruise tour with private guide Yvonne

628 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

7 hours

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Amsterdam in 2 days with private guide,...

Historical citywalks and exploring Amsterdam by boat (2x4 hours)

664 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

2 days

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Micro brewery tour and private Amsterdam,...

7 h - Famous places of Amsterdam and local breweries with a private,...

572 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

7 hours

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Hop-on Hop-off boat tour with private,...

4 h - See Amsterdam from the water in combination with private walking,...

381 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours

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Private Schiphol Lay-over Tour

3 h -Leave the airport, see Amsterdam with local private guide Yvonne!

284 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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