Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands

From USD 171.19

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
  • Private walking tour of Amsterdam
  • See the city like a local with your expert guide
  • Visit the Houseboat Museum to learn about the iconic houseboats lining Amsterdam's canals
  • See Vondelpark and the Anne Frank House
  • Wander the massive Albert Cuyp street market and enjoy a typical Dutch snack

What's Included

  • Customizable tour with private guide
  • Hotel/ port pickup if situated in central Amsterdam
  • Dutch Snack
  • House Boat Museum
  • Tram ticket
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Visit of the Van Gogh Museum
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Loetje Centraal
    Stationsplein 10, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands

    You will meet your guide in front of Loetje Centraal, Stationsplein 10, Amsterdam.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Your morning or afternoon tour in Amsterdam will start at your hotel within the city centre or if you travel to Amsterdam from elsewhere at a central point in the city

What To Expect

Depart from either your Amsterdam hotel or a central city location and travel to the departure point of the walking tour. After greeting your knowledgeable guide, board a tram destined for the Jordaan district, listening to interesting commentary regarding the district’s radical transformation as you travel. 

On arrival, stroll past West Kirk and Anne Frank’s house to hear of the building’s tragic history, and then gain fascinating insight into the city’s houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum. 

Amble onwards to the lively Leidseplein area to pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch ‘window’ snacks; sample enticing bites like kroket (deep fried veal croquettes), and then continue to the Museum District to see the Van Gogh Museum. 

Capture photographs of the bright and beautiful Vondelpark before concluding your tour at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Stroll amid the well-stocked stalls that sell everything from vintage clothing to locally sourced produce. 

After exploring, bid your guide a fond farewell at the Albert Cuyp market and continue discovering the Dutch capital at your own pace.

Rijksmuseum (Pass By)

Dam Square (Pass By)

Leiden Square (Leidseplein) (Pass By)

Vondelpark (Pass By)

Van Gogh Museum (Pass By)

Anne Frank House (Pass By)

Houseboat Museum

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Albert Cuyp Market

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • Tour can be operated in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch or Portuguese; please advise your preferred tour language at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Participants must be able to walk for 4 hours
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.

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139 reviews
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City tour
Alicia_H, May 2023
Best way to see the city and Danny was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Took us to the main places and gave us some other suggestions to explore on our own. She was very nice and we would recommend her to anyone.
Best part of my TRIP!
Jeff_T, Dec 2022
I really just had a great time listening to my guide telling me the history of the city. We laughed, we joked and just had a blast. Plus we got our steps in 😉 Thank you 🙏
Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
Terry_S, July 2022
Our very knowledgeable guide provided a well-paced tour of the Amsterdam City. At the end of the tour, she pointed out where we could get tested for boarding our cruise the next day. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello Terry, How wonderful to hear that you liked our tour and the expertise of the guide. Thank you very much for recommending us further. We hope you have a lovely weekend. Kind regards, Anique
Nice tour
Dan_N, May 2022
Diane was knowledgeable and made best out of the rainy day. Great way to spend the first few hours in the city!
Great way to know the city
Michael_K, Apr 2022
Loved our guide. She was friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. This is a must do apon arrival in Amsterdam to get an orientation to the city.
Thorough and personalized tour
deRosset_M, Oct 2021
Despite a bit of an initial mix-up (Viator instructed us to meet our guide across from the Central Train Station in Amsterdam at the tourist information building and instructed her to meet us at our AirBnB at the appointed time so it reqiured a little detective work on our guide's part to locate and meet us - Viator, please take note),our tour was a great success. Not only did our guide have an encyclopedic knowledge of the history and cultural heritage of Amsterdam, she was very sensitve to our personal interests and crafted her tour so that is was perfect for us.
Great city walking tour
JoseLuis_C, Sept 2021
Rick was a great guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour.His Spanish is excellent.
Canals and much, much, more!
Gilbert_M, Mar 2020
This was possibly the best walking tour we have ever taken. Our guide, Dietrich, was absolutely amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable as well as being very patient with all of our questions. The tour included a number of locations that the locals would be familiar with but would surely been overlooked by a first time visitor. Dietrich was a delight to be with and thus we will always look back on this tour with a big smile!
Canals and much, much more !
Gilbert_M, Mar 2020
This was possibly one of the best walking tours we have ever taken. Our guide, Dietrich, was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable and was so patience with all our questions. He showed us locations that locals would be familiar with but not the first time visitor to Amsterdam. Dietrich has a wonderful personality and he made our tour one that we will always remember with a big smile! Highly recommended.
Great Tour!
M1017, Oct 2019
Renate, our guide, was very friendly, informative, and considerate. She took her time to explain the history and show us around Amsterdam in a way only a local can. We had just landed a couple of hours prior and were pretty jet lagged, but she still took her time to show us everything she could that interested us. She even took us to an amazing local cheese shop and dessert shop. I highly recommend booking this tour. You will not be disappointed. Unless you go often or are with a local, it would be difficult to see or know the places she took us too. Do not hesitate to book this tour.
Amsterdam 2019
Dennis T, Oct 2019
Danny gave us a great 4-hour tour of Amsterdam. We're able to see all of the major sites and get a great history and perspective of how Amsterdam has developed over many many years. We especially appreciated having prepaid tickets and going on a houseboat,that was a unique experience. Great job, thank you.
Awesome Tour with John!
Joe_J, July 2019
We had a wonder tour with John - highly recommend. Can't say enough good things about this experience.
Robert was our amazing tour guide...
Susan_R, Apr 2018
Robert was our amazing tour guide for a 4 hour walk on our first day in Amsterdam. Robert was energetic, knowledgeable, personable and was able to adapt our tour so that we ended at our house rental. His tour gave us a great perspective on how to navigate the city with ease for the rest of our trip. He showed us several sites that I don't think we would have found on our own for example, we walked through Central Station for a view of the water and ferry. There were four people in our group and he was able to address the interest of all of us - history, art, shopping. Overall, I would give him 6 stars if I could, but 5 will have to do. Highly recommend this as a first day activity to give you the overall idea of the City of Amsterdam.
Absolutely wonderful. We learned so...
Jaime_G, Mar 2018
Absolutely wonderful. We learned so much about the city - past and present - and have a new appreciation for its place in history. Well worth it!
Eveline was a wonderful tour guide...
Heather M, Dec 2017
Eveline was a wonderful tour guide. She was on time picking us up from our hotel, and then proceeded to show us around the beautiful city of Amsterdam. She had enough in her budget to shout us a cup of coffee, which was very welcome on the cold day. We want to thank Eveline for the tour, the highlight for us was the flower market. We recommend highly Eveline for a walking tour.
This was a must do for any first...
Paul C, Nov 2017
This was a must do for any first timers to Amsterdam! Juliette was absolutely amazing with her knowledge of the city's history and a delight to tour with around the city. Wear your walking shoes! We truly covered the city and had a great overview of everything.
The tour guide met us at our hotel...
grant, Nov 2017
The tour guide met us at our hotel promptly at 9:30 am. We had an amazing day with this guide. She was knowledgeable and courteous. Walked just over 18.5 km in 4 hours. Would recommend highly.
A must tour when one in...
Joy H, Nov 2017
A must tour when one in Amsterdam.Knowledgeable tour guide.Thumbs up for her.
Our first day and our guide gave us...
Suzanna P, Oct 2017
Our first day and our guide gave us a great 4hr walking tour of Amsterdam. She first asked if there was anything in particular we wanted to see, got to know us a bit and then personalised the tour. We learned so much about the citys history, culture and the mentality. We got lucky and the weather held out and it didnt rain as predicted. Im reviewing this after having been on 2 Viator tours on this trip and I would definitely book with them again they clearly choose guides who are very good at what they do.
Lia exceeded our expectations in...
Stephen D, Oct 2017
Lia exceeded our expectations in every respect. She is quite personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. As a result, we had a wonderful tour both in the sites that we experienced and in the knowledge that she imparted.

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