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Facebook Live tours

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all tours are suspended. However…

Historical Amsterdam Tours offers a great opportunity to keep discovering Amsterdam online. On your phone, laptop or tablet: you are live in Amsterdam.

Every week you can join an interactive online tour on Facebook Live. Sign up for your favourite tour and travel without moving.

February 14 | 13:00-14:00 (CET)

All aboard!

Let’s navigate between pirates, admirals and fishermen together. How did a small fishing town become a global player in trade and shipping?
Embark on a live online tour in Maritime Amsterdam

February 21 | 13:00-14:00 (CET)

76 years after liberation day.

The scars of World War II are hard to see in today’s Amsterdam. Have a better insight on the Nazi occupation and Holocaust on street level. 

Walk this virtual tour with us, straight through the heart of Amsterdam.

February 28 | 13:00-14:00 (CET)

The ring of canals is a unique 17th century urban landscape.

It’s an amazing example of Dutch civil engineering and the cornerstone of Europe’s first pre-modern society. Discover the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring.

Let’s enjoy a stroll along the waterside together.

Featured Tour:

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experience World history
on street level

World War II
in Amsterdam

75 years after the liberation of Europe Historical Amsterdam Tours offers a unique walking tour about World War II in Amsterdam.
Learn more about the Nazi occupation, resistance, holocaust, Anne Frank and more with a private guide:

Our most popular tours

Our guides

Historical Amsterdam Tours Private Guide Tijs


Owner | Guide

Tijs is a seasoned traveller. He loves to show people around his beloved hometown, so he founded Historical Amsterdam Tours in 2015. He is happy to share his passion for Amsterdam with you.

Historical Amsterdam Tours Private Guide Edgar


Guide | Art Historian

Edgar’s knowledge about the city keeps surprising us. He is an art historian. This makes him the ideal private guide to lead you along the canals and around the museums  of Amsterdam.

Historical Amsterdam Tours Private Guide Maarten


Guide | Art historian

Maarten has a degree in art history and literature. You will enjoy having Maarten as your private tour guide in Amsterdam. He knows the city like the back of his hand.

What others say about us:

  •   Tijs is one of the people that makes us wish the day to have more than 24 hours! 🙂 Not only a guide who makes the fascinating Amsterdam even more... read more


      Highly recommend Tijs’s tours. He knows so much, about Amsterdam, is clearly passionate about what he does, and is a great storyteller. Interesting, entertaining & good value for money.


      This was an amazing walking tour of Rembrandt’s steps, where he lived, about his work, the good and bad, etc. It was extremely informative and our guide was Tijs who... read more

  •   Operator: Amsterdam Red Light District Tours

    Our tour guide Martin was engaging from the very beginning. Very well informed and interesting. Questions were responsed to. Highly recommend this tour.... read more


      This was a fascinating and informative tour. The shocking reality of the Second World War is so close to the surface in Amsterdam; important historical events happened on almost every... read more


      This walking tour gave an insight about Amsterdam during the dark period of 1940 and 1945. The 2 hour tour started at the Anne Frank House and ended at... read more

  •   WW2 history isn’t new to me - I’m of the age that I have had the privilege to have met veterans, victims and witnesses of this horrible era in world... read more


      I joined in on the WWII Amsterdam tour and can highly recommend it!
    I’ve been in Amsterdam for decades and was surprised how many landmarks I walk past on... read more


      I really enjoyed my morning walking tour of the canal district with Historical Tours Amsterdam. Tijs’ knowledge of the city is amazing and he explains fascinating historical details clearly... read more

  •   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

      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

      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!

  •   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


      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


      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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