3 h - History and life nowadays: city overview with Yvonne
My 3 hour private walking tour gives you the opportunity to discover Amsterdam. Besides the Red Light District, where we see a combination of the present, history, arts and crafts we visit an old courtyard and Dam square. Admire the former houses of the rich merchants and take pictures on scenic bridges.
And there is so much more to see because as a local I like to show you the less known places. I love local products with a nice story and buildings and places with a special history.
As with all of my tours I individualize each tour based on what YOU want to see. During this tour there is an option to taste local delicacies such as cookies or cheese.
I will tell you about the history of Amsterdam, from the earliest origin, the Dutch Golden Age and the influence on our life nowadays. After my tour you will not only know more about Amsterdam and its inhabitants. If you like I can also give you recommendations for places to visit, restaurants, shops and public transport.
A complete introduction to the city!
Each tour is unique, your route depends on our starting point. A suggestion for an itinerary:
-Meeting you in the lobby of your accommodation or agreed meeting point
-Dam square with the Royal Palace, monuments commemorating World War II
-Visiting a beautiful courtyard
-A short break is possible, it is a private tour adapted to you
-Canals with former Merchant's houses
-Old town: Oldest building of Amsterdam, narrow streets, arts and crafts and optional the Red Light District
-I like to reveal hidden details and show you less known places
-We end your tour in the lobby of your accommodation or any other central location you choose.
Are you interested in a longer or different tour or are you with more people? Write me a message for a customized tour! Suggestions for a longer tour: a private chocolate tasting, cheese tasting or lunch with cheese in a local neighborhood, visiting the former Jewish neighborhood, the Jordaan area with courtyards.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: In front of the IAmsterdam Visitor Information Center which is the white building opposite Amsterdam Central Railway Station. I will have a ToursByLocals sign with me. *Please inform me about your flight number/train arrival time if you arrive on the same day of your tour*
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 3 hours
*Please write me a message if a starting time is not available. I will try to start your tour at the time of your preference if possible.*
Walking at your pace
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - -Our local currency is the Euro.
-US dollars are not accepted.
-I recommend to have some Euros for personal expenses.
-If you bring your own water bottle I show you where you can refill it, drinking water is excellent in Amsterdam!
-Major credit cards can be used but the cards need to have a chip.
-If you need public transportation a ticket valid for one hour costs 3 euro per person.
The amount of local payments depends on your personal expenses.
-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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Yvonne was a fantastic guide discussing the history and sites of Amsterdam as we walked around the central portion of the city. She was very accommodating throughout the tour. It was pouring rain on the afternoon we had originally scheduled the tour and she suggested moving the tour to a day with more favorable weather. We very much appreciated her thoughtfulness. After the tour was over, Yvonne sent a list of recommended restaurants, so very nice considering the number of choices in Amsterdam.