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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Amsterdam Private Tour

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See Amsterdam in a unique light on this private tour of the port city’s most notable landmarks, plus tucked-away treasures that most visitors miss. Join up with a local guide to learn the fascinating history behind highlights like the Flower Market, Red Light District, and Rembrandt’s house, and discover hidden gems that lie off the beaten tourist track for an eye-opening exploration.
  • Private walking tour of Amsterdam's highlights
  • Learn the fascinating history behind the city's famous landmarks
  • Stroll through the beautiful Flower Market
  • Visit a hidden medieval chapel in the Begijnhof
  • Savor a favorite local snack from a historic family restaurant
  • Hear the stories behind Rembrandt's house and the Red Light District
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Private Tour
Local Guide
1 local drink/tasting
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional food and drinks

Departure Point

Beursplein, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meet the host in front of the Bistro Berlage before starting your journey

Return Details

Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands

End your tour in the old city center.

Enjoy an atypical introduction to Amsterdam with the help of a savvy local on this private tour. After meeting up with your guide in Beursplein, set off on a leisurely stroll through the city’s most interesting quarters. Along the way, learn the history behind these iconic spots and hear tales of famous former residents and curiosities like the Red Light District.

Visit a hidden chapel in medieval Begijnhof, admire the colorful stalls of the famous Flower Market, and pop into one of the city’s oldest family restaurants for a taste of kroketje (croquettes) or bitterballen (meatballs). Hear some little-known artistic history that surrounds a statute near Rembrandt’s house, and learn about Amsterdam’s diverse cultural heritage on a walk through the old Jewish district.

Feel free to ask all the questions you like on this private tour, and enjoy the personalized attention of your guide. Learn interesting trivia and quirky history that can't be found in any guidebook, and discover the places that locals like to eat, play and relax. The tour concludes in one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods boasting boutique-lined streets—a great place to continue exploring on your own.
Pass By:  
Dam Square
Meet & Greet: Say hi to your local host at the lively Beursplein in the city center and get the perfect introduction to your tour as you hear about the invention of the stock market Dam Square: Walk around the biggest square in Amsterdam home of the Royal Palace, the National Monument, and the hippies who used to occupy it in the ‘60s!
Pass By:  
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Famous Canal: Cross the Torensluis to discover one of the most famous and important canals in Amsterdam, the Singel once served as the outer limit of the city circling the boundaries of it.
Pass By:  
Anne Frank House
Hidden Gems time: Check out a truly special monument about the Gay Holocaust. It consists of 3 triangles, and each triangle points to a related place - discover which ones!
Stop At:  
Trendy Area: See why Amsterdam is called the Venice of the North by walking in the Jordaan district and its popular streets Begijnhof & Schuttersgalerij: Visit a beautiful chapel hidden at the Begijnhof hidden garden. The Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam's best known hofjes (almshouses)!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Flower Market: Wander past the only floating flower market in the world and hear about the Dutch Trading Heritage
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tuschinski Theatre: Situated a stone’s throw from the Rembrandtplein in the city center is arguably Amsterdam’s - and perhaps the world’s - most stunning movie theatre, the Pathe Tuschinski Croquette Break: Take some time to catch up with your local host while enjoying an authentic broodje kroketten Rembrandtplein: Explore what was originally a butter and dairy market, the Rembrandtplein has long left its farm-friendly origins behind and these days you are far more likely to find yourself enjoying the vibrant nightlife
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Dutch National Opera & Ballet
The Blauwbrug: Cross this historic bridge over the river Amstel where you’ll spot the famous Skinny Bridge with a fascinating story your local host will tell you about
Pass By:  
Joods Historisch Museum
Jewish Neighborhood: Discover the former Jewish neighborhood and learn all about Anne Frank & the Jewish oppression in Amsterdam Waterlooplein: This picturesque square is known for its daily flea-market that is very popular amongst locals who love to hunt for a unique bargain - check it out to see if you find something that catches your eye!
Pass By:  
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Rembrandt's House: Walk past the painter's house where a true hidden gem is waiting for you!
Stop At:  
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Goodbye at Nieuwmarkt: End the tour in the old daily market as well as organic fare market on Saturdays, and ask your host for recommendations of cafés, restaurants, and coffee shops that surround it
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
This museum is close by the end of the tour. If you are interested, your host can show you the way to it after the tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Amsterdam Private Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Amsterdam Private Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Amsterdam Private Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Good Tour
, Nov 2021
Our tour with Marten was fun. He was an interesting guy and his love of his hometown was apparent. He spoke a lot about the economy and how the Netherlands play a large part in the financial world (which was right up my husband's alley! LOL). It was a nice walk through some very sweet neighborhoods while learning about the laid-back, relaxed lifestyle in Amsterdam. We walked by the Anne Frank house and heard that story and well as a stroll through the red light district. Not sure we found any hidden gems but all in all, we enjoyed our day.
Insider For Sure
, Oct 2019
Helena’s knowledge of Amsterdam and overall culture of Amsterdam was outstanding. She showed us both the expected and truly unexpected of Amsterdam with humor and a good pleasant nature. Well worth the time with her.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
La convivialité de la visite et un résumé rapide et condensé de l'histoire d'Amsterdam. Le petit verre prit ensemble sur un beau point de vue
Rasender Rundgang ohne Information
, Jun 2019
Informationen nur auf Nachfrage, die Gruppe ( 6Personen ) wurde nicht aktiv informiert. Es fehlten stops für Hintergrundinfos. Guide wurde darauf angesprochen, es änderte sich nichts. Schade, denn Amsterdam bietet so viel Interessantes. Große Enttäuschung!!!
Ausgewiesene Stadtführung in Ansterdam
, May 2019
Hervorragend, nett, interessant . Es wurden alle wesentlichen Punkte eindrucksvoll erläutert. Gerne wieder 😂😂😂😂

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