I love history, architecture, legendary stories and culture. During a private Amsterdam tour I can show you the must see attractions such as Dam square, the historic beauty and cultural wealth of the old town 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.
Whether you are interested in an overview tour, a tour of multiple days, a tour for a special occasion, if you have plans to work or study in Amsterdam, a tasting, a theme, walking or in combination with boat I like to organize the experience for you.
Originally from the South West of 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 made a world trip, 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!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a great experience with Yvonne during our Amsterdam 4 hour walking tour with chocolate tasting. Yvonne is very kind, knowledgeable, and attentive to details - we got to know a lot during this our first time in the Netherlands' capital. Yvonne followed up very promptly sending us by e-mail lists with suggestions if restaurantes and other places to visit during our stay in the city. We strongly recommend Yvonne as a guide in Amsterdam. Monica & Sergio Mollica Vancouver, BC, Canada
*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 am specialized in Amsterdam tours, I do not guide in museums
* I know many of my ToursByLocals colleagues very well. If I can not organize a tour for you I can refer to my fellow tour guides*