Private tour

Historic Amsterdam 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Guide

4.8 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Orange Adventures

Historic Amsterdam 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Orange Adventures

From US$ 171.64 per group up to 2

Explore the history of Amsterdam with a local guide and get an express orientation tour, or opt for a full-day excursion to enjoy a comprehenisve introduction to all the main sights, such as the Canal Belt, Flower Market, Red Light District and more.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Dutch
Private group


  • Explore Amsterdam's main monuments with a private guide
  • Discover handsome merchant houses from the 16th century onwards
  • Wander around the laid-back Red Light District and learn about the city's historic tolerance
  • Cycle by the canalsides seeing colorful house barges and quaint bridges
Full description
Explore Amsterdam with a private guide for a more personalized impression of the city of canals. Starting from Dam Square, birthplace of the 700-year-old city, the walking or bike tours can be as short as two hours, or as long as a full-day, depending on your schedule. Your local guide will explain the history of the most famous city of the Netherlands, including how 17th-century Amsterdam became the wealthiest city in the world, with Dutch merchants scattered across the globe. Cycle around the famous Red Light District and experience Amsterdam’s laid-back ways. Stop at the Sky Lounge to enjoy the best views in town and pause at local cafés and bars for a cool beer or hot chocolate, depending on the weather. You will end your tour in the direction of Begijnhof, where you will catch the fragrance of the Flower Market, before arriving at nearby Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square), home to the former butter market and close to some of the city’s most popular bars.
  • Guide
  • Tax/VAT
  • Drinks during breaks in bars/cafés
  • Bike rental

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Dam Square at the entrance of Hotel Krasnapolsky, behind the white column statue.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please check the weather forecast and dress acccordingly
  • You can choose your own start time between 9AM and 6PM. Please check with the tour operator after booking to agree on a time.
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4.8 /5

based on 49 reviews

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I would love to book this tour again and again. The pickup and communication worked great. The tour was very informative and really fun. Rolf, the tour guide, had an answer ready for any questions. This made it all the better as it gave you a little more background information.

October 24, 2022

We were a group of eight people and we all absolutely loved the city tour. Our guide Rolf was very nice, very competent and was able to answer all of our questions. The length of the city tour was sufficient and we came to places that we would not have found on our own. All in all a successful action to get to know Amsterdam better. Thanks again to our guide, we all had a great time.

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May 27, 2022

Loved our time with Rolf

My two girlfriends and I booked a 3 hour walking/bike riding your with Rolf Scheuder. We had an amazing experience and learned so much about Amsterdam. We walked the first hour through the old original Amsterdam and then road bikes through the northern parts and New Amsterdam. One of the girls was very scared of riding a bike, but Rolf made sure to start us off in an area that wasn't busy to allow for comfort. He is very knowledgeable and fun!!! This tour was the highlight of our time in Amsterdam.

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October 25, 2015

Product ID: 30809