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      Local guide showing a tourist around Amsterdam on a sunny day
      Local guide showing a tourist around Amsterdam on a sunny day

      Wondering what to do in Amsterdam?

      Amsterdam is a gabled gem teleported from the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age and embellished with quaint coffee shops, humble markets, cozy restaurants, and stylish stores all chilling out along the iconic canals. The things to do in Amsterdam range from the classic to the cutting-edge. You could soak up centuries-old architecture, browse a floating flower market, sample Dutch delights at an old cheese shop, or visit cool cocktail bars and tiny tasting rooms in the trendy Jordaan. No matter where your Amsterdam tour takes you (whether by foot, boat, or bicycle) you won’t ever be far from phenomenal food, treasure-packed museums, and an intoxicating nightlife scene.

      Tourists posing near the Amsterdam city sign on a sunny day
      The five faces of Amsterdam

      The things to do in Amsterdam can differ greatly depending on where in the city you are. Amsterdam-Centrum is a hotspot of historic landmarks, cozy pubs, and narrow canals; edgy Amsterdam-Noord, once used for heavy industry, is today a haven for the city’s cool kids and artists. Leafy Amsterdam-Zuid is home to high-end boutiques and wealthy neighborhoods, while Amsterdam-Oost, loved for its residential vibe, is lined with beautiful 19th-century buildings. Diverse Amsterdam-Wes, on the other hand, is a street food nirvana with a global gastronomy scene and plenty of exciting things to do.

      Tourists relax in a lush green park on a sunny day in Amsterdam
      Highlights and hidden gems

      From artistic attractions like historic architecture and the Van Gogh Museum to the provocative red-light district and nightlife scene, there are countless reasons the city lures so many types of travelers to its tightly-packed streets. You won’t need to search high and low for famous things to do in Amsterdam, but it’s the lesser-known landmarks and hidden gems loved by locals that make the city such a memorable destination. A private tour with a local is the perfect way to uncover the true spirit of the city (and experience some of the best things to do in Amsterdam in the process).

      Amsterdam local introducing a tourist to delicious street food in their city
      The best of Dutch delicacies

      For anyone visiting the city, sampling Dutch delicacies should make the top of your list of things to do in Amsterdam. Sit-down dinners in upmarket restaurants are great, but Amsterdam’s most iconic bites are ideal for on-the-go snacking on a tour of the city. Small, crunchy bitterballen, cubes of fresh Dutch cheese, and crispy thick-cut fries – all typical local cuisine – are served in perfect tasting portions at the city’s humble markets brimming with simple street food. Save a little room for later, because one of the best things to do in Amsterdam is downing a beer at a centuries-old pub.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        An awesome 5 hours overview of Amsterdam! Anna Aksionova was my tour guide for a 5 hours visit of Amsterdam and I really enjoyed it She was very well educated of the places and history of Amsterdam. I will remember this tour for a very long time!

        December 2020

        Sebastien L

        I met Sebastian at the airport and we went on a city adventure. Exploring the cultural and historic parts of Amsterdam as well as chatting on the way as if we old friends. I found out that Sebastian due to his business is interested in the cannabis industry, so we decided to get educated on the subject at the Museum of Cannabis. That provided us with a lot of useful and elaborate information on the subject. To finish the tour we went on the highest tower of the city to take over the edge swing. Since we both enjoy a bit of adrenaline we also took a VR experience. The few hours we spent together were informative, very social, and lots of fun!

        December 2020

        Anna A

        I had a wonderful time with my tour guide Anna as we walked around Amsterdam. Anna is a fabulous host. Easy to get along with and incredibly knowledgeable about the city and all of its little quirks and eccentricities. Anna has a genuine love and excitement for exploring Amsterdam, so its hard to not be swept up in that excitement and see how wonderful Amsterdam is as a place to explore. I would highly recommend doing a private, personalised tour with Anna, as its a wonderful way to see the city from the perspective of a local. If I could give more stars I would!

        February 2020

        Orin L

        I was lucky enough to have a private tour with Sandy walking around Amsterdam and learning a great deal. She shared a great deal of information. If I can recommend doing a private and personalized tour with Sandy as it is wonderful to see Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. I felt like a part of Amsterdam.

        January 2020

        Concetta C

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