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Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots Private Tour

1. Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots Private Tour

Step into the shoes of a local guide, and discover the authentic Amsterdam on a private tour of the city center. Go to the best off-the-beaten path locations, and discover a city beyond the usual tulips, cheese and Red Light District. There are so many different things to experience in Amsterdam, you need to know where to look. Get a full flavor of what Amsterdam has to offer and is all about from someone in the know. In addition to secret spots, go to a unique exhibition and visit Amsterdam Noord, the coolest district in the city. Learn where all the hip bars, local markets, and hidden canals are located.

Rembrandt's Art: Guided Tour in Amsterdam & Rijksmuseum

2. Rembrandt's Art: Guided Tour in Amsterdam & Rijksmuseum

Your morning in Amsterdam will start at the Rembrandthouse. The most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age by far is Rembrandt van Rijn. The painter lived and worked the greater part of his life in Amsterdam. The city tour Rembrandt will bring alive the most important places of this part of his life. Walk through the area where he lived in his wealthy days with his first wife Saskia. Pass by his old house and see where he painted his masterpiece the Night watch. Of course this tour won’t be complete without a visit to the national gallery Rijksmuseum. In this museum you will find back many of the important paintings of Rembrandt such as the Jewish bride, syndics of drapers guild, many self-portraits and the famous Night watch. Join the tour and discover everything about the life of Rembrandt van Rijn!

Amsterdam: Museum District Walking Tour & In-App City Guides

3. Amsterdam: Museum District Walking Tour & In-App City Guides

Gain unparalleled insight into the modern and historic aspects of Amsterdam with this incredible combo experience. Tour the iconic Museum District with the assistance of a local guide. Then, enjoy 3 days of access to a resourceful smartphone app full of resources to explore the city. Become immersed in the city's creative, youthful, and liberal culture as you join your guide on a walk around the Museum District. Come across the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Moco Museum, Stedelijk Museum, the Museumplein, and many more iconic sites. Discover the trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots along the way. After your guided tour, download the included app on your smartphone to discover even more of the city. Access a variety of interactive routes that will bring you to different areas and provide important facts.

Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam: Private or Public Walking Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour private or public walking tour of Amsterdam with a small (private) group of maximum four travelers and a guide. The small group size makes it easy to explore this gorgeous but busy city and enhances the feeling of escaping mass tourism. Learn about the city's interesting history and cultural life. You will certainly be impressed by the city's architectural beauty with static and imposing canal houses, its people and its relaxed, open-minded atmosphere. The easiest way and place to meet your guide is at the National Monument on Dam (Dam Square) since you truly cannot overlook the giant white pillar. Dam is the heart of the city and the place where the Amsterdammers built a dam over the river. Because this is where the city originated one could say that this is where all the magic happened. Nowadays the beautiful square is a symbolic location because it houses important national symbols such as the National Monument, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), and the Royal Palace. Follow your guide who leads the way through quaint alleyways with cobble-stoned streets where no other tourists are to be found. In the Dutch 17th century Holland was incredibly wealthy and powerful. The architectural heritage from those colonial dark days is seen all over this compact city, just like its classical character with gorgeous canal houses and historical houseboats. Admire the Waag, a medieval, fairytale-like building that once served as the gate to Amsterdam and other important sights such as Anne Frank House and the Westerkerk (Wester Church). Make sure to have enough space on your phone to take hundreds of photos because no matter where you look there will be something picturesque to see. Wander a bit off to take that perfect shot, because with the headsets that are used during the tour you can hear your guide even from a distance. Be surprised about Dutch culture and enjoy the entertaining stories your spontaneous and enthusiastic guide shares with you and learn about the city’s vibrant history and the dynamic between history, tolerance, religion, and pragmatism. Curious? Book below and be sure to enjoy a high-quality, off-the-beaten-path walking tour full countless of marvelous views.

Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

5. Amsterdam: De Pijp Arts and Culture Game

Take an interactive city discovery experience across Amsterdam’s De Pijp. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with all the information you need for your adventure having been received by email beforehand. You will need to solve 8 riddles, with your challenge starting at the entrance to Sarphatipark, at the end of Tweede Jan van der Heijdenstraat. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next, allowing you to unlock local recommendations and fun facts as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Amsterdam’s De Pijp that most locals don’t even know. See popular sights from a different angle, and discover true local secrets of Amsterdam’s colorful Pijp neighborhood. This short discovery route around this part of the city and its Museum Quarter will take you to places not many visitors know about. Throughout your tour you’ll wander across a charming park and explore a buzzing market as well as much more. Your adventure will later end near the beautiful Museum Square, which is a great place for a further indoor adventure in one of the museums.

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What people are saying about Museumplein

Visit less touristy places that you wouldn't do alone

Our guide Joyce was changed at the last moment, following the cancellation of the visit by her. Erika replaced her at the last moment, on a public holiday. Erika is not Dutch, but has lived in Amsterdam for a few years, with a very good knowledge of the city, its history, its culture. Erika considering that the most touristic places can be done without a guide (museums, Dam Square, Red light, A'dam tower, Vondelpark, shopping streets ...), Erika offered us a global view of the city and of its history, then took us to less touristy areas but very popular with locals (northern areas by ferry, roof of the Nemo museum, quiet and magnificent Jordaan district ... all that, without counting its time: 3h45 of visit! A guide love, exciting, a rewarding visit.

This was an amazing tour with Helena. We saw parts of Amsterdam we probably would not have seen, she gave great insights and wonderful recommendations. Anyone who gets the chance to have the tour with her is lucky. We had wonderful conversations with her, bought some art and enjoyed the tour to the fullest. We were the only ones that day and she was super flexible and attentive on what we were interested and wanted to see in Amsterdam. Great tour if you want to see a different side of Amsterdam.

The guide was very competent, flexible & really nice; she gave us good tips for this. This tour is definitely recommended, you get so many details about Amsterdam, then about Rembrandt that are worth it.

Sensational and gripping leadership

Our city guide Laura Marie brought us very close to Amsterdam. It was a great, entertaining city tour. We are happy to recommend this tour.

Wonderful guided tour with Helena. Saw so much stuff in a couple of hours.