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Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam

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Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Kickstart your visit to Amsterdam on this private sightseeing tour of the city’s hotspots, culture, and can’t-miss attractions. Stroll through some of the most interesting areas, like Dam Square and the Red Light District, while a friendly guide shares insight and tips on the best places to shop, dine and explore like a local.
  • Get insider tips on sightseeing, dining and navigating the city
  • Gain local insight you can't find in any guidebook
  • Private tour can be customized to suit the party's interests
  • Great introduction to the city for first-time visitors
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Private Tour
Local Guide
Local Tips and Tricks
City Orientation
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Prins Hendrikkade 59 , Prins Hendrikkade 59, 1012 AH Amsterdam, Netherlands

At the entrance of the NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace

Monument to Jewish Resistance , Amstel, 1011 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands

End your journey with your local host and get recommendations for the rest of your trip!

Start your time in Amsterdam on the right foot with the help of a local guide on this great-value tour. Meet your personal ‘city concierge’ at Central Station, and set off on a customized stroll through the city’s most captivating and iconic districts, plus tucked-away treasures that many visitors miss.

Admire architectural highlights like St. Nicholas Church, soak up the multicultural vibe of Chinatown and satisfy your curiosity in the infamous Red Light District. After breathing in the fragrant Bloemenmarkt (flower market) air, take in all the bustling action of Dam Square and visit hidden medieval chapels in beautiful Begijnhof.

Along the way, ask all the questions you like to help you make the most of your visit. Your guide is full of useful information like where to find the most delicious internationally-inspired meals, how to get advance tickets for the Anne Frank House, and the best approach to partaking in the city’s famous nightlife. The itinerary can be customized based on your personal interests. At the conclusion of the tour, Say farewell to your new local friend at a hand-picked cafe in Rembrandt Square.
Stop At:  
Centraal Station
Meet & Greet: Kickstart your tour in front of Café the Schreiertower where you’ll learn the meaning behind a spot called the “Tower of Screams”
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Chinatown Treasures: Wander through Chinatown together with your host and enter the He Hua Temple if possible Lively Nieuwmarkt: Check out what has been the center for commerce and socializing in Amsterdam since the 17th century and the story behind the name of “Blood Street”
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Canal Mansion: Take a look at Het Trippenhuis, a neoclassical gem where the Tripp brothers left signs of what type of business they used to run - let’s see if you can guess by the clues around the building!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Dam Square
Dam Square Gems: Explore Dam Square and learn about the architectural gems around this square, from the national monument, a palace, and a new church
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Floating Flowers: Go to the Bloemenmarkt, the only floating flower market of the Netherlands where you can find the ultimate Dutch flower, tulips!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rembrandt Square: Discover some of the best nightlife spots in Amsterdam at the main square of the city and spot the statue of the famous Dutch master painter, Rembrandt
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Goodbye & Recommendations: Say goodbye to your local host by the Spinoza Monument dedicated to a famous Dutch philosopher, and get recommendations on where to go and what to do during your stay in Amsterdam
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam.
What is the social distancing policy during Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private City Kickstart Tour: Amsterdam.

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, Jul. 2022
Very little historical information was shared. We got lost before meeting guide. Guide states to ask whatever you’d like. But you don’t know what to ask if we have never been to city.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Hi there, my name is Lieke from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team. At Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Lieke | Withlocals
Good way to start
, Jul. 2022
Just our group so we got to ask a lot of questions. Not to much walking and at a slow pace. Great start to our Amsterdam stay.
Walking tour
, Jul. 2022
Anna was great, so much information, any questions answered, highly recommend. She asked what we wanted to see and goes at your pace. Thank you
Time well spent
, Jun. 2022
Marten was very personable and gave a good insight not only about Amsterdam but the Dutch way of life
Great host
, May 2022
Anna was a delightful guide and was very accommodating to our schedule, which was delayed due to a late flight. Her knowledge of history and locations in Amsterdam was impressive and her personality was enjoyable. I recommend this tour
Great tour of Amsterdam
, May 2022
This was a great walking tour of Amsterdam. Our tour guide was a native and had a deep interest in architecture, which was an added bonus.
I feel like a resident!
, May 2022
My guide Anna was magnificent! The next day I returned to the areas we toured and I felt like a resident. Because I navigate best using landmarks I truly felt safe and comfortable wandering about on my own.
Excellent Private Tour!!
, Apr. 2022
Willem is an excellent guide! He truly knows and loves his city, Amsterdam! Many thanks to Willem for a great tour and for his kindness!
Very flexible tour guide...
, Sep. 2021
Very flexible tour guide accommodated to our needs. Good listener and knew answers of everything we asked
1 traveller found this review helpful
Amsterdam overview tour
, Aug. 2021
Arunabha was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our tour! He gave us a great history of the city and many interesting facts.
1st timer
, Jul. 2021
The tour was great- Anna was very warm and welcoming. She is very knowledgeable and quite the history buff when to comes to Amsterdam. This was only 90min- I chose this tour to kill some time before meeting my daughter for the evening and it was perfect. Now, I’ll return to the things that really interest me the rest of the week.
Knowledgable and personal
, Nov. 2019
Our tour was fantastic. Saw a lot and had detailed information from our guide. He seems to thoroughly enjoy showing people around and was a fountain of information. I highly recommend this tour and our guide.
This tour was VERY informative and...
Gretchen H
, Sep. 2017
This tour was VERY informative and worth taking to get acquainted with the surrounding area. You will walk through all the important tourist areas you have probably read about prior to arriving. We met our tour guide in front of Central Station which made it really convenient. The 1.5 hour tour was just long enough to touch on all the highlights. Then, you can go back and visit and stay longer at the places that you really found of interest. Make sure you wear some good walking shoes!
Very relaxed and informal...
, Sep. 2017
Very relaxed and informal introduction of Amsterdam with Karina, who was well-informed and kept us engaged and showed us some places that we would never have found easily on our own. An ideal way to kick-start your Amsterdam holiday.
Si quieres un vistazo general
, Oct. 2021
Nuestro guía nos habló de la historia y las peculiaridades de Amsterdam, de atracciones poco conocidas, de dónde comprar, comer y pasear en la ciudad. Fue amable.
90-minütige Einführungstour in Amsterdam
, Oct. 2019
Tolle Tour mit einem tollen Guide! Die Tour war sehr informativ und kurzweilig! Man kann den jungen Mann sehr weiterempfehlen! Vielen Dank

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