Guided Historical Tour2023-08-07T15:36:55+02:00

Historical Tour Amsterdam

Preview of the Historical Tour

Join our Guided Historical Tour, the original tour of the city that takes you back 800 years and into modern day Amsterdam.

Get a total overview of our city’s history on this 2-hour tour, with the inside story from our knowledgeable local guides. After leaving the meeting point on Dam square, we will tick some of the city highlights; like the UNESCO Canal Belt, the history of the Jewish Quarter, and the majestic Royal Palace. Explore the open-air museum of Amsterdam on foot, accessing places that tour boats and buses can’t reach.

Learn about the birth of the capital of the Netherlands, when a small anchorage in Northern Holland in the 17th century turned from an unassuming fishing village into a thriving transportation hub. Our story starts at the very birthplace of our city’s name, so put on your best shoes and humor and let’s start walking.

As a trader’s city, Amsterdam played an influential role in the colonial era of Europe. Sail along with the explorers of the VOC (Dutch East India Company), bringing the rest of the world to Europe’s gateway and discover how WWII left its mark on the city.

Book your tour today and let us show you our Amsterdam!

*Guided Historical Tour is suitable for all ages, wheel-chair friendly (please notify us) and dog-friendly

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Need support with booking? If your question is not listed in the Frequently Asked Questions, contact us directly and we will help you on your way!


Booking FAQ

Why are certain dates unavailable in the calendar?2023-05-06T14:29:21+02:00

We accept booking requests up to 2 days prior to the tour date. In case you want to make a reservation on a shorter notice, you can contact us directly and see if we have availability.

In Amsterdam, there are no private tours on Saturdays & Sunday during high season (May – August). During these months, we look forward to welcome you from Monday to Friday.

If we shorten the 2-hour tour, do I get a discount?2023-05-06T14:41:27+02:00

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?2023-05-06T14:34:01+02:00

You can request a tour on any time & date, two days prior to the event.

  • For bookings on the same day, or next 48 hours, we kindly ask you to contact us directly.
  • In Amsterdam, we offer private tours from Monday to Friday during high season (May to August). We have no available guides on Saturdays & Sunday during these months.
  • In the rare case that your requested date & time is unavailable, we will suggest multiple alternative options.
How do I pay for the tour?2023-07-31T15:27:35+02:00

After confirming your tour details, you are taken to the payment screen. Choose your payment method here and complete the transaction as instructed. Aside from your booking confirmation, you will receive a booking order with your payment details.

Our system support the following payment methods:

  • iDeal
  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express)
  • SEPA Bank Transfer
  • KCB/CBC Bank
  • SOFORT Banking
  • Bancontact
  • Belfius Bank

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.

Discover The Dutch Capital With A Local On The Original Walking Tour Of Amsterdam!

From 800 years ago until now, Amsterdam has a great story to tell and our guides are at your disposal to give you a blast from the city’s past. On our way, we will explore the city’s canals, history of the Jewish Quarter and the Royal Palace at the starting point of our tour.

Learn How A Small Fishing Village Became Amsterdam

Lying afoot the Amstel river, our city was destined for greatness when it started as a fisherman’s village in the 17th century. Find out how the city became the country’s capital, even though the government isn’t located here and how the name came about.

Walk From The Dutch Golden Age Into The Second World War

The colonial era in Europe marked the birth of the Netherlands as a trader’s country. Step ashore with the explorers of the Dutch East India Company and find out what role Amsterdam played in WWII.

What To Do & What Not To Do In Amsterdam

As passionate ambassadors of the city, our guides will tell you where to go and what tourist traps to avoid. Find out where the city’s hotspots are and where the locals eat, drink and hang out. Learn about Dutch customs, why you should steer clear from the bike lanes, and what our favorite snack is.

Read Our Guides’ Personal Recommendations

Visit our Recommendations Page for Amsterdam and meet our dedicated guides. Read their personal recommendations for places to visit & things to do, and find out why they are excited to share their stories from their beloved city!


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