2019:
The year of Rembrandt

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Rembrandt Walk

Retrace the Dutch Master in Amsterdam

Exactly 350 years after his death, Historical Amsterdam Tours honours the life and work of the great painter.

On a special Rembrandt Walk our historian guides will retrace his footsteps with you, in the streets of Amsterdam.

Complete your Rembrandt experience with a guided tour in the Rembrandt House or Rijksmuseum with an art historian.

Featured private tours:

Jewish District

Amsterdam has played a pivoting role in Jewish history. In return the Jewish footprint on Amsterdam is remarkable too. Visit the Portuguese Synagogue and more on a half day tour.

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 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 made a 'quote' game from the books of Dutch writers. And more. He was very...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 before. Time was flying! Thanks!

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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 to answer questions; and good value! Also worth mentioning that Maarten was happy to include...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 very nice way to spend the morning learning more about Amsterdam.

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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 Tours did not disappoint us! Our guide Tijs gave us such a personal, historic and fun...More

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    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 remained with us from early morning until late at night ( I believe we would...More

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    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 Age, Financial information and World War II. Tijs was engaging, interesting and humorous and I would...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 can tell Edgar is very passionate and knowledgeable about history and art, and loves living...More

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    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 covering our 2 day visit with an emphasis on museums. We have always enjoyed docent...More

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    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 knowledge of the city's history and architecture (spanning both ancient and modern times, e.g. "The...More

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    3/22/2018

      Tijs our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and interesting. In a short hours we already got all the information and history of Amsterdam, let us know more about Amsterdam this amazing city. Great way to see the city in a short period of time. This...More

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    3/09/2018

      Very informative tour about the Jewish history in Amsterdam from various angles and centuries. Tijs has a way to tell the stories in an interesting way, pointing out details and throwing in portions of humor where appropriate. I could feel that he is enthusiastic about...More

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    2/26/2018
  •   We booked this tour for UCL economics students (18-21 years old) and everyone enjoyed it a lot! Our guides Tijs, Edgar, Maarten and Joyce were very knowledgeable and incredibly kind. The 2.5 hours tour was engaging and we received answers to all our questions. We...More

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    11/10/2017

      I booked a private tour of the Rijksmuseum with Old Amsterdam Tours for a corporate event. Egor was our amazing guide who was engaging, knowable and genuinely excited to share his in-depth knowledge of the art and artists of the museum. I’ve never enjoyed any...More

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    11/09/2017
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