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Historical Amsterdam Tours

Your private City Guide

Discover the art and history of Amsterdam with a private guide.
Get a deeper understanding of the city on a fun and educational 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:

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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:

  •   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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      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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