Guided Walking Tours Amsterdam2023-01-03T17:55:09+01:00

Private Walking Tours Amsterdam

Step into one of the world’s most open-minded places, known for its Red Light District, UNESCO Canal Belts and its liberal soft drugs policy. Join one of our specialized tours, each offering a unique look into the Dutch capital.

Choose Your Tour:

Historical Tour • Walk through 800 years of history on our original walking tour.

Alternative Tour • Discover the real Amsterdam and its counterculture, street art, squatting scene and strange smoking policy.

Dark Side Tour  • Step into the shadows of medieval Amsterdam and its dark past of torture, public execution and witch hunts.

Food Tour • Eat your way through Amsterdam, sampling the tasty & surprising flavors of the Netherlands.

Educational Tour • Perfect for school trips & excursions and suitable for young adults.

Anne Frank Tour • Explore Amsterdam during WWII through the eyes of a Jewish girl.

Book Your Guided Tour Amsterdam

Request your tour in the form below and we will confirm the details of your reservation, contact details of your guide(s) and multiple payment options.

Booking FAQ

If the tour is shorter, do I get a discount?2023-01-05T13:55:54+01:00

No. Happy to explain;

Our guides are paid per given tour, not at an hourly rate. For this reason, we can’t give a discount if the tour is shortened or altered in any other way. We believe that our prices are fair and competitive, plus the guides also have to travel to & from the meeting point and are unable to take other shifts on the half-day of your tour.

We advise not to shorten the tours, two hours for a walking tour is a perfect time to get a quality tour at a relaxed pace. If you still desire to do it in less time, we are happy to give you the best tour possible in the requested time slot.


Can I get a discount or commission for booking a tour?2022-12-19T05:26:50+01:00

Instead of giving discounts, we offer our tours at competitive prices. We are transparent about these costs; they are required to cover our expenses for offering a quality tour.

We don’t work with commissions, as an independent tour company we work without affiliates, sponsors or commission-based travel agents. This is how we keep our prices competitive and our recommendations honest.

Can we choose our own date & time for the tour?2022-10-27T13:11:54+02:00

You can request a tour on any time & date. We will schedule our guides and confirm with you.

  • If you want to book on a Saturday, we advise you book more than a month in advance. We can’t guarantee availability on Saturdays on short notice, especially not in Amsterdam.
  • In the rare case that your requested date & time is unavailable, we will suggest multiple alternative options.
How do I pay for the tour?2022-10-11T17:43:44+02:00

After you have submitted a tour request in the booking form, you will receive a confirmation with a payment link.

Our system support the following payment methods:

  • iDeal
  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • SOFORT Banking
  • Bancontact

After payment, you will receive a confirmation with an automated invoice.

If you prefer to pay per invoice, please request it in the form with the required details. Payment per invoice is offered with an additional administrative fee of €4,50.

How do I know if my booking is confirmed?2022-10-11T17:37:11+02:00

Fill in the form and it will be sent to us. We aim to answer your request within 24 hours.

  1. We will find the perfect guide(s) for your specific group and process your requests.
  2. You receive a confirmation of the details and a link for payment.
  3. After payment, your booking is secured and you will receive an automated invoice and confirmation.
How many people per guide?2022-10-28T12:29:31+02:00

For Amsterdam tours, local regulations state limit us to a maximum of 15 people per guide in Amsterdam. For a group of more than 15 people, we schedule multiple guides. The restrictions are strictly monitored by the municipality, exceeding the maximum per guide may result in a fine and us losing our license.

The other cities have no legal restrictions. However, we feel we can offer our best service with groups up to 20 people per guide in Rotterdam, The Hague, Haarlem, Utrecht & Delft. For a group larger than 20 people, we schedule multiple guides.

This way we can maintain the quality that our visitors deserve!

Can I change/cancel my reservation after booking?2022-10-11T17:21:05+02:00

You can cancel your reservation up to 14 days before your reservation free of charge. If you want minor changes for the tour, like the meeting point or number of people, just send us an email.

Historical Tour Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s beautiful inner city is basically one big open-air museum and therefore perfect to discover by foot. On this 2-hour tour, we cover the total history of Amsterdam with all its highlights, like the UNESCO Canal Belt, the Red Light District, and the history of the Jewish Quarter!

You feel the history as you walk in the same streets as people did for 800th. We start at the dam square where it all started. From there we take you to a time travel along with the 80-year war, 17 century (golden age) to World War Two, and finally the radical hippies in the 70th and till today.

The Historical Tour Covers:

  • The Founding Of The City
  • Amsterdam’s Golden Age
  • The Story Of WWII
  • History Of The Red Light District
  • Soft Drugs Policy
  • Amsterdam Today & Future

Price: €190 per guide (max 15 people per guide)

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Alternative Tour Amsterdam

You may know that Amsterdam is nowadays very tolerant of prostitution and marijuana, but the interesting thing is that it has not always been this way. With this Alternative Tour, we tell you how Amsterdam transformed in the 1960s from a Christian, conservative city into the “Magic Center” of counterculture, a transformation into the openminded city that we know today.

From here, we will explore how the toleration of marijuana and the squatting movement were born. The big question is: are the fifty years-old solutions to these issues still applicable today?

Further, the tour covers the beautiful UNESCO canal belt, street art and lots of funny “did-you-know’s” about Amsterdam. Come and experience for yourself why people live in the houseboats, what the difference is between a coffeeshop and a smartshop, get to know how Amsterdam became a bicycle city and discover the other Red Light District known as “bondage alley”!

The Alternative Tour Covers:

  • UNESCO Canal Belt
  • Street Art
  • Houseboats
  • Squatting Subculture
  • Legislation Of Marijuana & Magic Mushrooms
  • Bike Culture

Price: €190 per guide (max 15 people per guide)


Dark Side Tour Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam’s dark side, where history meets horror and buried urban myths rise from the grave. Not just a ghastly ghost tour, we show you that the actual events of Amsterdam’s ominous past are much more horrific than a cold spot in a dark alley. Visit the places where ghost sightings were reported, to find out the real stories behind the urban myths of Amsterdam. Find out why the gallows were located at the docks, for arriving sailors to see the public execution of criminals and discover how witches were persecuted in medieval Amsterdam. Hear stories about nuns digging up old graves and orphaned children being taken over by an inexplicably demonic force. Book your spot at a Free Dark Side Tour Amsterdam, or the untold truth will haunt you forever!

The Dark Side Tour Covers:

  • Urban Myths
  • Torturing & Executions During The Middle Ages
  • Historic Anatomy Lesson
  • Witch Hunts
  • The Tale Of The Anabaptists
  • The Possessed Orphans

Price: €190 per guide (max 15 people per guide)

Food tour Amsterdam

Food Tour Amsterdam

Yes, it should be admitted that Dutch people are not the most creative people when it comes to dinner food. Smashed potatoes with Brussels’ sprouts and meatballs is perhaps the only meal that can be classified as typically Dutch. However, we have a bunch of sweet candies and salty delicacies that make a perfect food tour! Taste the famous and delicious Gouda cheese and try our traditional Dutch cookie ‘’stroopwafel’’ on this 2-hour walking tour. Don’t be scared when you hear that we eat our herring RAW (!!!). The bones and the organs of this tiny fish are removed and it tastes really, really good.

Yes, we do a lot of tasting on this tour, but it also includes stories about the historical and cultural background of the dishes. Learn about the annual auction of the “first barrel of herring”, what kind of sauce we eat with our fries, and discover how many cookies Dutch people offer you at home (if they offer you some at all). If you want to take a light and fun tour and learn something about the local culture, our Food Tour might be perfect for you!

On The Food Tour, We Sample:

  • Herring
  • Poffertjes (Mini-Pancakes)
  • Dutch Liquorice
  • Bitterballen
  • Of Course, Cheese!

Price: €190 per guide (max 15 people per guide) + €10 Food Coverage per attendee


Educational Tour Amsterdam

Visiting on a school excursion or with a group of youngsters? The Educational Tour is the way to walk! In this tour, we focus on Amsterdam’s cultural and historical background, without the guides making their stories too long & boring. Learn about Amsterdam’s spectacular growth in the 17th century, some hidden places that we will visit and how many bikes are fished out of the water every year!

Amsterdam today is a city full of students and there are some great places to hang out or get an affordable meal. Join our tour and find out why our city is the best place to learn about Dutch history, how to enjoy eat your fries in the Netherlands and how to stay in the biker’s fast lane without serious injury.

The Educational Tour Covers:

  • Student Life In The City
  • History Of Amsterdam
  • A secret, hidden, catholic church that offers the tale of the religious wars in the 16th and 17th century
  • Dutch Culture, Food & Bicycles
  • The Museums Of Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam’s Golden Age
  • Amsterdam Today & Future

Price: €190 per guide (max 15 people per guide)


Anne Frank Tour Amsterdam

At popular request, we launched this tour in January 2023 to tell the story behind the pages of the world’s most read diary. Discover how Amsterdam became the Jewish capital of Western Europe and why the Frank family and many other Jews migrated to the city. Walk past the crumbled remains of the darkest period of modern history and behold the monuments that honor its heroes.

This tour focuses on Amsterdam during WWII and how it was affected by German control. We tell you the stories of the rise and fall of the Jewish community and those of the heroes that literature has left unsung. Take a glimpse into the life of Anne, where she would play and went to school and why her memoires have become so historically relevant.

This tour can be a perfect addition or a great alternative to visiting the Anne Frank house, since it is not included in this tour.

On The Anne Frank Tour, We Cover:

  • The story of the heroes of WWII
  • The rise and fall of the Jewish community in Amsterdam
  • Important monuments
  • Life of Jews during the war and today

Price: €190 per guide (max 15 people per guide) 

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