Private tour

Historic Amsterdam 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Guide

4.8 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Orange Adventures
Private tour

Historic Amsterdam 2-Hour Private Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Orange Adventures
Likely to sell out

From US$ 172.42 per group up to 2

Likely to sell out

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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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 49 reviews

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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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March 26, 2023

I booked a 3-hour tour for my wife and I on our first visit to Amsterdam. The historic tour was provided by Rolf Schreuder, who runs Orange Adventures. The tour was well paced and filled with fun facts and cultural insights of the city. Rolf was very accommodating it's evident that he's an expert in his field. At the end, I felt that we had explored the city with an old friend. I highly recommend his agency for your next visit.

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March 26, 2023

Diese Tour würde ich immer wieder gerne buchen. Die Abholung und Verständigung hat super geklappt. Die Tour war sehr informativ und machte echt Spaß. Auf jegliche Fragen hatte Rolf, der Tourguide, eine Antwort parat. Dies machte es umso besser, da man so noch ein wenig mehr Hintergrund Informationen erhielt.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 30809