Discover the art and history of Amsterdam with a private guide. Get a deeper understanding of the city on a fun and educational tour. Historical Amsterdam Tours only works with certified guides and qualified historians, to give you the best Amsterdam experience. Feel free to mix, adjust and combine our listed tours as you please.

Discover the art and history of Amsterdam with a private guide. You will get a better view of the city during our enjoyable and informative tours.

Historical Amsterdam Tours only works with certified guides and qualified historians, to give you the best Amsterdam experience.

Feel free to mix, adjust and combine our listed tours as you please.

Featured Tour October:

350 years ago, in 1669 the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age died in Amsterdam: Rembrandt.

This year we honour his life and work with a special tour.

Featured private tours:

Rembrandt Walk

2019 is the year of Rembrandt. Exactly 350 years ago the great Dutch Master of the Golden Age passed away. Retrace Rembrandt’s footsteps in the streets of Amsterdam with a private guide.

Rijksmuseum

Have an art historian as your own  private guide inside the Rijksmuseum. We tell you the secrets of the building and we take you on a crash course of the Dutch Masters of the ‘Golden Age’. 

Canal Ring Architecture

Walk along the UNESCO listed Amsterdam canal ring with a private guide. Have a deeper insight on architecture and historical context of this marvellous urban landscape.

Financial History

Few cities have contributed so much to modern trade as Amsterdam. Follow the money along the world’s first central bank, first stock exchange, limited company and first economic bubble.

Our tours

Our private walking tours address the art, architecture and history of Amsterdam. Enjoy our museum tours, canal ring walks and tours with various historical themes.

Our guides

Tijs, Edgar and Maarten are your private guides in Amsterdam. All over 10 years of experience in art, history and tourism. We are happy to show you our beloved city.

Top ratings

Historical Amsterdam Tours is proud to be awarded by TripAdvisor with the Certificate of Excellence. We are, however, as good as our latest tour. Let’s walk!

What others say about us:

  •   Tijs was amazing. His knowledge is outstanding and the tour was fun, interesting and informative. We would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a tour guide in Amsterdam. He tailor... read more

    Merle K
    8/30/2019

      Gerben Post is an outstanding and knowledgeable tour guide. He provided a moving experience about a topic that is difficult and painful. His ability to provide important and... read more

    Nancy L
    7/29/2019

      Tijs is a fantastic, energetic and fun guide. Our group consisted of 30 international guests. They loved the walk through Amsterdam guided by Tijs. Defenitelly can recomment Historical Amsterdam Tours!

    jansmonkie
    5/15/2019
  •   Amazing experience! Tijs took us through the history, like coming back in the past. Walking in the streets, listening at his storytelling was an incredible experience. Such a passionate guide!... read more

    stellacasella
    5/11/2019

      I've been in the Tijs's "Amsterdam Jewish in WW2" tour. I live in Amsterdam for quite some time and was walking near these spots without knowing so many tears... read more

    eugenma
    5/11/2019

      Tijs gave us a wonderful tour of Amsterdam focused on literary history. He showed us where several main Dutch Authors lived, took us to sites that inspired writers and even... read more

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    4/04/2019
  •   Living in Amsterdam I read quite a bit about its history. However, during the history of expats tour Tijs knew how to surpise me with interesting details I didn't know... read more

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    4/01/2019

      Maarten was our tour guide. Very punctual, friendly and informative. Booked for my partner who is a finance professional and he loved it. Other positives: well structured and researched; happy... read more

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    1/06/2019

      Tijs gave my family a great tour of the Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam. He was organized, entertaining, informative. It was exactly what we were hoping - educational and a... read more

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    1/03/2019
  •   On our first trip to Amsterdam together, my husband and I wanted to get a city tour and make the most of our relatively short time here. Historical Amsterdam... read more

    thumb EdSamDC
    11/24/2018

      My family of 5 adults never has more than a long weekend to explore the cities of Europe and Tijs truly surpassed our expectations, This knowledgable, fun and experienced guide... read more

    thumb NJL
    8/26/2018

      All communication before the tour was prompt and friendly. Tijs was waiting exactly where he was supposed to be, and we did a walking tour which covered the Golden... read more

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    7/25/2018
  •   Edgar was our tour guide and met us at Centraal Station. We were guided around the city for the next two hours and it was delivered in perfect English. You... read more

    thumb Peter B
    7/11/2018

      I was looking for personal tour guides for our trip on Amsterdam. I read about Edmund and Tijs on the web and started an email dialogue to create an itinerary... read more

    thumb Bob D
    5/10/2018

      Exploring the canals of Amsterdam on foot with Tijs as the tour guide was one of the highlights of my first visit to the city. Tijs not only has thorough... read more

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    3/22/2018
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