Sightseeing in Amsterdam

Being a modern city with a centuries old history, there are endless Amsterdam sightseeing opportunities. Whether you like museums, architecture, or just want to experience what the country is like, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few spots worth checking out.

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Sightseeing spots in Amsterdam

  • Begijnhof
    When sightseeing in Amsterdam, make sure you visit the Begijnhof. This hidden gem is a quiet, peaceful place within the hectic big city. Your host can help you find it. It’s a fascinating place to see. It dates back to 1150, when women chose to form a religious community outside the nunnery. Your guide can tell you about the Miracle of the Kalverstraat and other stories that are over half a millennium old. Definitely worth adding to your things to do in Amsterdam list!
  • Museumplein
    You should have a look with your host at the Museumplein. This is a unique square and no matter which way you’re looking, you’ll see a museum or other building significant to Amsterdam, so it’s an absolute must when sightseeing in Amsterdam. In summertime, locals are relaxing on the grass, playing football or having a drink with friends.
  • The Canals (stories behind the buildings)
    It’s hard to miss, but make sure you schedule some time to walk along the canals when you go sightseeing in Amsterdam. Your host can tell you more about how the canals were necessary for security and how they expanded as the city grew and grew. There are also plenty of anecdotes about the buildings next to the canals – your private guide will share them with you as you walk by. Also ask for their favourite canal,they all have at least one!
  • The Skinny bridge (water management)
    Make also sure you go with your local host to the Magere Brug or Skinny Bridge, when you’re sightseeing in Amsterdam. It dates from 1934 and is probably the most iconic bridge in the city. With its white wood, it really stands out from all the other bridges in town.
  • The countryside
    When you choose one of our local hosts to guide you around for Amsterdam Sightseeing, let them know you want to check the outer part of the city as well. You should definitely check out the countryside! You will see the polders and how flat the country really is. Get a look at the windmills and traditional farms that made this country what it is today. Ask your guide to take you to a cheese farm and if you go in spring, see how the typical Dutch tulips grow. It’s all just outside of the hectic city and definitely worth it if you want to see a bit more of The Netherlands.

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Neal Stephanie

Bike Like a Local Private Tour

Stephanie provided an incredible tour of Amsterdam by bicycle. She was very funny, entertaining and knowledgeable. Also, we really appreciated how patient she was with my youngest daughter, who is not the most comfortable bike rider. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to try out cycling in the bike capital of the world.

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Kristy Stephen

Yehliu Geopark & Small Town Escape Day Tour

Stephen was a terrific host to my group of 4, which included my parents, husband and myself. Naturally, we are all different ages, but there was something for everyone in Stephen's tour. The Geopark tour would not have been the same without Stephen, who used to work as a guide for the park. His experience and knowledge certainly showed as walked us through the park -- we felt like VIPs because the park employees all know and recognize Stephen. The very best part of the tour was hiking thru an "uncharted" part of the park where absolutely no tourists are found. You feel like you are on another world -- absolutely breathtaking -- and something that we would not have been able to do without Stephen. Finally, Stephen took us to a DELICIOUS restaurant whose food I still day dream about until this day... all fresh locally caught seafood whose taste cannot be beat. Thank you Stephen for making our experience unforgettable!

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Linda Big

A customized trip with Big

Big Brought us off the beaten paths exploring a local floating market and gave us the valuable opportunity to interact with local people. He is really funny and explained us many interesting things. It was also a foodie authentic experience we would Never forget! Thanks for the Amazing day Big😊