Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of day trips and attractions in Amsterdam. Unforgettable family holidays, group as well as individual tours to Amsterdam with a detailed description, real reviews and photos.

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Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Duration: 5 hours
Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!
Attractions: Oode Nes

Van Gogh Museum Ticket

Duration: 2 hours - a day
Don't miss out on the Van Gogh Museum. With these exciting tickets, see hundreds of paintings, drawings, and letters by the Dutch master himself. Gain entry at your selected time slot.
Private

The Essential Amsterdam Bike Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Explore Amsterdam on a two-wheeled adventure while a local shows you the highlights and hidden gems of the city. Soak up the sounds and smells of Amsterdam as you bike from Westerkert to the Rijksmuseum. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride. You’ll be surprised by how much you can take in when you explore by bike. Cycle through Amsterdam’s hip Jordaan district and hear all about Johnny Jordaan, Tante Leen, and their music from your favorite local. Then swing by Amsterdam’s Houseboat Museum, and get an insight into a community that lives on water. Before checking out one of the city’s coolest hotels made up of 17 interconnected canal houses. You may even recognize this impressive building from the movie Ocean’s Twelve. Pedal past Museumplein, the Hollowcast Memorial and other landmarks that you simply must see when in Amsterdam. Discover the serene Begijnhof garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Gaze around in wonder at your stunning surroundings as your host gives you all the local insights. Then, hop back on and explore more of the city. The magnificent Rijksmuseum will stop you in your tracks. Amsterdam has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you are into its historic architecture or alternative districts there is a local to suit you. Every one of our locals brings their own unique perspective to the experience. So, check out their profiles and choose your favorite to show you their side of Amsterdam. All Withlocals experiences are 100% customizable. If there is anything you would like to see or if you just feel like adjusting the route a bit, be sure to let your local host know.

Amsterdam: Public Transport Ticket

Duration: a day - 7 days
Discover Amsterdam at your own pace and enjoy unlimited travel for 1 to 7 days on all trams, buses, ferries and the metro (day and night) for the number of days that best suit your schedule.
Private

Skip the Line Rijksmuseum: Dutch Masterpieces Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Admire the best masterpieces of famous Dutch artists and gain more understanding behind the pieces & their creators on a private tour in the Rijksmuseum. Your experience includes a skip the line ticket and will be guided by the professional art historian of your choice. This incredible tour is a complete journey through the different periods of the Rijksmuseum. Walk from one period to another, and go from masterpiece to masterpiece! Explore the medieval times and their religious influence. Meet Dutch Master Geerten tot St. Jans and his wonderful ‘Tree of Jesse.’ See the beauty of the Renaissance era and hear about Lucas van Leyden, the Rembrandt of the 16th century & find out how he set a new high standard for paintings. His ‘Worship of the golden calf’ is an outstanding example of this. Time for the Golden Age! Explore the big three masters of this enlighting era: Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Admire the best works of the Rijksmuseum like ‘The Milkmaid, 'The Jewish Bride' and the 'Nightwatch’ in one gallery! Step into the 18th & 19th century and see the artful transition from one century to another. While the 18th century focused more on the interior of the canal houses & Dutch lifestyle, the 19th century brought us Dutch Master Vincent van Gogh. Want more art? Let your knowleadgeable local know and they will create the perfect masterpiece of a tour for you.
Private

Withlocals Your Way! - Amsterdam City Tour

Duration: 3 hours
What would you like to see while you’re in Amsterdam? The Royal Palace or how about the Rembrandtplein? Well, we have great news: this tour of Amsterdam is created for you and in your own way! Checkmark out of your traveling bucket list the places you always wished to visit in Amsterdam with the help of your favorite local host. On this 100% personalized city tour, your itinerary is based on your requests and interests. From the classic landmarks that everyone talks about to neighborhood exploring and off the beaten path roads that lead to the must-sees without the crowds. The choice is yours! All you have to do is pick the local host of your choice, tell them about your wishes, and they’ll create the perfect itinerary for you. Each of the hosts on this tour has different ideas in mind. Check out their profiles and pick the one with whom you share interests, and let them create your perfect itinerary. The hosts always have a base plan in mind, and trust us; they know exactly what they are doing! *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local host creates for you. All the places you choose to go to will be shown from the outside. No entrance tickets are included.

Rijksmuseum: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry and Booking Fee

Duration: 2 hours - a day
Skip the ticket line at the Rijksmuseum and enter faster thanks to your e-ticket. Admire over 400 masterpieces by great artists such as Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. See the beautiful doll’s houses and a wealth of silverware.

Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Evening Canal Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
See Amsterdam at its most picturesque on a 1.5-hour canal cruise by night. Discover the historic city center as you sail past the Skinny Bridge, Golden Bend, and more. Marvel at the illuminated merchant houses and learn where the local hotspots are.
Private

90 Minutes Amsterdam Kickstart Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Meet and greet with your favorite private guide, wander past Amsterdam's highlights and get all the answers to the burning questions you have. You and your family or friends will get all the insights you need to assure you of an awesome stay in this amazing city. You’ll get more info than any online source or guidebook could ever provide. After all, it’s the locals who know best! You’ll walk through the city together, visiting some hidden spots amongst the main sights. While you wander past local markets, beautiful churches and multicultural district you can ask anything you want. Want to know where they serve the best local beer in town? Or are you wondering what is the best time of day to visit the Red Light District? Or where to get tickets for the Anne Frank house? Ask ahead! Your private guide can help you with anything, from finding the best restaurant that fits your taste to telling you which up-and-coming districts you need to visit! Everything to make your stay truly memorable! Our awesome locals can’t wait to introduce you to their beautiful Amsterdam. All of them have their own connection to the city and can give you unique insights into daily local life. They know the city like the back of their hand and can share endless tips and tricks with you to complete your stay. Check out their profiles, pick the local you like most and get to know the real Amsterdam in 90 minutes! *Please note: Due to local regulations tours of more than 4 people might follow a slightly altered itinerary.
Private

Amsterdam's Favorite Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with all the delicious treats and dishes Amsterdam has to offer. In a city that has been influenced by a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, you can find anything that tickles your fancy! In this private tour, you can taste the most authentic local bites of the Dutchies. During this local food journey, you can walk through the amazing Pijp area together with your private local insider. This area is the most cosmopolitan and vibrant district of Amsterdam and almost no travelers know how to truly discover this region on their own. Luckily you have your local friend by your side to show and tell you all there is! In the Pijp, Hip cafes are popping up next to the authentic local bars, creating a unique vibe of the old and new Amsterdam. Many family restaurants that passed on from generation to generation can still be found here, during the day there is the biggest market of Europe and you can find beautiful parks, Dutch architecture, and monuments along the route. Walk past all the local vendors at the Albert Cuyp market, where you’re always greeted with a warm smile. Enjoy the famous “stroopwafel” along the way, freshly prepared for you by a true Amsterdammer. You can also taste the best fish of Amsterdam, or as the locals call it: a “vissie”. Something that everyone loves is the fried fish, but if you'd really like to go local you're invited to taste a real herring! And of course, what are the Dutch without cheese? A delicious cheese tasting - freshly prepared from a local vendor - is also included for you to excite your tastebuds among other delicious tastings. Our awesome locals are waiting to give you the most amazing private food experience in Amsterdam. Check out their profiles and pick the host you like most for a delicious day in the ‘Dam'!
Attractions: IJ Nes
Private

The Essential Amsterdam E-Bike Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Explore Amsterdam on a two-wheeled adventure while a local shows you the highlights and hidden gems of the city. Soak up the sounds and smells of Amsterdam as you bike from Westerkert to the Rijksmuseum. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride. You’ll be surprised by how much you can take in when you explore by e-bike. Cycle through Amsterdam’s hip Jordaan district and hear all about Johnny Jordaan, Tante Leen, and their music from your favorite local. Then swing by Amsterdam’s Houseboat Museum, and get an insight into a community that lives on water. Before checking out one of the city’s coolest hotels made up of 17 interconnected canal houses. You may even recognize this impressive building from the movie Ocean’s Twelve. Pedal past Museumplein, the Holocaust Memorial and other landmarks that you simply must see when in Amsterdam. Discover the serene Begijnhof garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Gaze around in wonder at your stunning surroundings as your host gives you all the local insights. Then, hop back on and explore more of the city. The magnificent Rijksmuseum will stop you in your tracks. Amsterdam has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you are into its historic architecture or alternative districts there is a local to suit you. Every one of our locals brings their own unique perspective to the experience. So, check out their profiles and choose your favorite to show you their side of Amsterdam. All Withlocals experiences are 100% customizable. If there is anything you would like to see or if you just feel like adjusting the route a bit, be sure to let your local host know.

Amsterdam: Heineken Experience Ticket

Duration: 2 hours
Come and discover what lies behind the doors of the former Heineken brewery in Amsterdam, and learn everything there is to know about the world’s favorite beer.
Private

Withlocals Your Way: Amsterdam 100% Personalized Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Whether you're looking for the best sweets in Amsterdam, a local borrel experience with beer and bites, a tour of the best food stalls of the city, or any other food experience, your favorite local foodie has you covered! This 100% personalized food tour is here to satisfy your Dutch cravings. Trust and believe, the local foodies have explored Amsterdam discovering the city bite by bite and are ready to craft the food experience of your dreams. Already familiar with Dutch food or looking for something really out of the ordinary? Feel free to get in touch with your favorite host; they know the best food hotspots. Listen to your stomach and check out the food tour options the locals have created for you. Pick the tastings that meet your eye from the list below, and if what you're looking for is not there, don't worry! Let your local host know, and they'll personalize the tour even more. Imagine this, street food, premium products, and secret eateries now accessible to you! All you have to do is pick the local of your choice, share your dietary preferences, and let them work their magic. *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local foodie creates for you.
Private

The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam

Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the flavorful Dutch cuisine on this delicious food tour in Amsterdam! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like stroopwafel to unique dishes typical of the city such as bitterballen; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. This culinary tour in Amsterdam is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights. Stop to admire the Banksy street art, De Pijp, and Museumplein and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other - what can be better than that? Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Your local foodie has you covered! And because sharing is caring, you and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes. Each of the hosts has carefully selected the tastings you’ll enjoy during this food tour. All of them passionate about food and their city, know the best spots to get the most authentic and typical bites. Pick your host according to your interests and you’ll be a part of a unique and flavorful experience catered to your taste buds. Looking for a vegetarian alternative? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences. Just let your host know! The foodie locals are ready to take you on the best food tour in Amsterdam. All you have to do is check out their profiles and pick your favorite local for a delicious culinary experience. This Amsterdam food tour can be 100% personalized to match your diet and allergies.
Private

Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots

Duration: 3 hours
You thought Amsterdam was all about tulips, cheese, and the red light district? Think again. There are so many unique things to experience in this awesome city, you only have to know where to look. Step into the shoes of a local during this unique Withlocals Originals tour and discover it with your private local guide. Go off the beaten track and experience what Amsterdam is truly all about! Haarlemmerstraat is a must visit and one of the hippest and quirkiest shopping streets in Europe. Your host can tell you all about a lovely square that's filled with historical stories, and one of the most important houses in the city. The best part? You get to visit the coolest district in Amsterdam: the North! Don't forget about the cool bars, nice local markets, and beautiful, uncrowded canals: it's all included for you! Dutch apple pie and coffee have already been included in the price for you. The heavenly slice of pie is served to you by a 60-year-old couple who already own their local bar for more than 40 years! At the end of your day off the beaten track, you'll also enjoy the best coffee at the coolest café of the city. And if you happen to look for anything specific, just let your local host know. The tour can be 100% tailored to you and your friends. The awesome locals can't wait to show you the real Amsterdam. Are you into architecture? Or more of a history lover and want to catch the free vibe of Amsterdam? Check out the profiles of our local friends and just pick the private guide you like most. Are you ready get to know the city with your favorite local?

Bruges Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Duration: 12 hours
Discover Bruges – one of the most captivating cities in Belgium – on this day trip from Amsterdam. After traveling to Bruges by coach, you will receive a brief overview of city sights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, enjoy 5 full hours exploring the churches, canals and lace shops of Bruges on your own. See the Begijnhof, the city gates and the eye-catching windmills. And indulge in some delicious Belgian chocolates on your ride back to Amsterdam!
Attractions: Begijnhof IJ
Private

Mmm... Amsterdam’s Best Family Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Mmm...Fall in love with all the delicious snacks and dishes Amsterdam has to offer. In a city that has been influenced by many different cultures and cuisines, you can find anything that fits your taste! The most authentic local bites of the Dutchies have been combined into one tasty Family Friendly private tour. Along the way, your kids can enjoy the thrills of a fabulous treasure hunt and take part in a quiz about Amsterdam - both are fun and educational. We’ve also included an active break for kids at the playground, where you can enjoy learning all about the picturesque Sarphatipark. During this local food journey, you'll walk through the amazing Pijp area together with your private host. This area is the most cosmopolitan and vibrant district of Amsterdam and almost no travelers know how to truly discover this region on their own. Luckily you have your local guide to show and tell you all there is! In the Pijp, Hip cafes are popping up next to the authentic local bars, creating an unique vibe of the old and new Amsterdam. Many family restaurants that passed on from generation to generation can still be found here, during the day there is the biggest market of Europe and you'll find beautiful parks, Dutch architecture and monuments along the route. Walk past all the local vendors at the Albert Cuyp market, where you’re always greeted with a warm smile. Enjoy the famous “stroopwafel” along the way - a yummy treat that each kid loves - freshly prepared for you by a true Amsterdammer. You will also taste the best fish of Amsterdam, or as the locals call it: a “vissie”. Something that everyone loves is the fried fish, but if you'd really like to go local you're invited to taste a real herring! Our awesome locals are waiting to give you the most amazing private food experience in Amsterdam. Check out their profiles and pick the host you like most for a delicious day in the ‘Dam'!
Private

Anne Frank & Jewish Culture: Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Anne Frank is one of the most known historical figures during WWII and her diary has been shared all around the globe. Her story is a glimpse of the struggles & wishes of those that had to hide to save their lives from the Nazi attacks. Retrace history & understand more about Anne Frank and the Jewish community on this enlightening private tour. Visit places that represent & pay tribute to the victims of WWII as well as to all the Jewish community of Amsterdam. Go to the world famous Tuschinski theatre and find out how the cinema & the Jewish community are connected. Follow the historical trail to visit The Portuguese Synagogue and the Jewish Museum. Throughout your whole private experience, you'll hear interesting facts and stories about the Jewish community and Anne Frank. And ask away! Your knowledgeable host has a vast understanding of the subject and can answer your questions in a blink! Go back in time at the Hollandsche Schouwburg. Hear about the Jewish community hotspot which used to be here, later transformed into a deportation center by the Germans in 1942. Along the way, you'll visit the Auschwitz Memorial. Your local host will explain the meaning behind this monument & why it contains pieces of cracked mirrors with inscriptions that say “Nooit meer Auschwitz” (never Auschwitz again). Follow the 'Stolpersteine': cobblestones that commemorate Jewish victims of the Holocaust and that will take you to Anne Frank's House. Here, you'll say goodbye to your favorite local but not before hearing the story of this famous house that hosted Anne and seven others (Frank family, Van Pels family and dentist Fritz Pfeffer) when they went into hiding in the secret annex for two years. *Please note* This tour does not include the visit of the Anne Frank House. Let your local host know if you want to include a visit to the house and they'll personalize the tour for you.
Private

Best of Amsterdam: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy Amsterdam at its fullest during this private highlights tour with a twist. The Begijnhof, Rembrandt house and the former Jewish neighborhood - absolute must-visits! But that’s not all. You’ll be amazed by all the hidden gems that can be found just around the corner of the best sights. One thing though: you’ll need to have the knowledge of a local to know where to find them! Luckily for you and your family or friends, you can now discover everything this awesome city has in store during this unique private tour. Yup, both the top visits and the secret spots! How? Together with your own private local host of course! We’ve made it happen for you; graag gedaan"! Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a true local snack in the itinerary! The best Dutch cookie, the famous Haring or Dutch fries - your local host will show you the tastiest treats. Now it's up to you to choose! Our enthusiastic locals can’t wait to show you their city in their own way. They can tell you all about the Red Light District, Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel, hip boutiques and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. You name it! So, are you ready to discover all that Amsterdam has to offer? Check out the host profiles, pick your favorite local and enjoy the city to the fullest!"

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

Duration: Flexible
There is no better way to see Amsterdam than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Amsterdam attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as the National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience, the Anne Frank House and much more. The buses are open top and you can hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 11 stops around town for 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing. Upgrade to include a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise around Amsterdam’s canals, too.
Attractions: Anne Frank House