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.
CRUISE ALONG LIGHT ART IN THE AMSTERDAM WINTER
Amsterdam Light Festival
Enjoy a 75 minute canal cruise along the Amsterdam Light Festival. This annual winter festival showcases 20 illuminated installations by artists from all over the world. Secure your spot aboard with Historical Amsterdam Tours in collaboration with BoatAmsterdam.
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Having a passion for traveling and tourguiding Tijs started Historical Amsterdam Tours in 2015. He is happy to share his passion for Amsterdam with you.
Edgar’s knowledge about the city keeps surprising us. Being an art historian he is your ideal guide in the Amsterdam Museums and along the canals.
With a degree in art history and literature Maarten has proven his guiding skills. He knows Amsterdam as the back of his hand. Proof us wrong.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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