Half Day in Amsterdam with a Local

Museums, baristas and peddlers - the quaint quirks that characterize this progressive wonder.

  • (11 reviews)
  • Private &
  • 4 hours
  • From €50.00 EUR per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Think of this personalized experience with one of our hosts like spending the day with a friend.

You’ll shop, drink coffee, visit popular attractions and soak up the sights and sounds of the city. Game changer: the city happens to be Amsterdam, a progressive hub of creatives, artisans, bookstores, flower-sellers and coffee breweries.

The quaint cobbled lanes flank tranquil canals, and dodging bicycles should be a national sport. After ticking off your must-see sights in the city, allow your host to lead you off the beaten track and offer a glimpse into authentic local life in Amsterdam.

They can’t wait to share their home city with you, and although half a day isn’t possibly long enough to see all there is in this bustling urban antiquity, we hope you’ll embrace it all!

Highlights & what to expect

  • Spend half a day with a host who will create an experience that's fully customized to your interests and what you'd most like to see

  • See Amsterdam’s iconic attractions as well as a few secret spots you won’t find in a guidebook

  • Discover the highlights of the area or neighborhood that you explore through the eyes of a local

  • See the authentic Amsterdam, accessible only through the benefit of having a local host by your side

  • Get to know your host (over a coffee possibly made by a bearded barista) and chat to them about more potential places to visit in Amsterdam. Exploit their savvy!

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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The fun bit

Spend time in the city with your carefully
selected host. You have an itinerary but it’s
unscripted so it’s up to you and your host
where you go and what you do.

This experience’s reviews


5 average | 1 reviews

June 2019

Great experience!

Our tour guide Paloma was great. She showed us the historic area and the museum square. Rode the tram and subway.Great experience.

Review by MICHAEL R


5 average | 12 reviews

April 2019

Exceptional Tour Guide

We had an absolutely amazing experience with Olga. From the get go she was so easy to talk with, she included the three of us and answered LOTS of our questions. She knew the city intimately, her knowledge was very good. Our tour was perfectly planned for us, she sent an email plan the day before we meet & I can honestly say, she is the best guide we have had in Europe (and we have had many). A really lovely person, with a beautiful way of communicating. Thanks for bringing Amsterdam to life for us Olga. Definitely recommend Olga for private tours, exceptional experience.

Review by Olga P


5 average | 12 reviews

February 2019

A short tour

Olga is an amazing person to talk to and to walk with, whether you walk fast or slow, and whether you would like to talk about art or just random things, Olga is the one. She would make your time exploring Amsterdam, a great experience. I spent 4 hours with her but time flew fast, and I wish I had a longer time before my flight. Thank you CityUnscripted for having Olga as a host.

Review by Emad A

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