Amsterdam Private Group Walking Tour
Learn about the history of Amsterdam
See Rembrandt’s house and explore Rembrandt Square
Walk along the flower market
Take a peek at the city’s infamous red light district
See the pretty houses of Begijn court
Hear the stories of Dam Square, with the Royal Palace, new Church and National Monument
See the Jewish quarter and China Town
Learn about coffeshops and more ''liberal'' attractions
Explore the oldest parts of Amsterdam on a privately guided walking tour. You’ll follow historical paths and see the important monuments of a city that was once considered the center of the world. You’ll also learn what makes it a world-class city today.
It is a private tour, no other people will join the booked tour. The itinerary can be customized in line with the interests of the group as well!
You’ll meet your guide and begin the tour at Dam Square, the central point in Amsterdam. From here you’ll walk along some of the most beautiful canals and quaint streets of the old city. Your guide will tell you about the areas you visit and answer any of your questions about the city.
Along the walk you’ll hear stories about Amsterdam’s expansion during the 17th century, when the city was becoming increasingly famous in the arts, sciences, and architecture. You’ll also learn about the merchants who made this a cornerstone of the world. Your guide will also tell you about how the city has become a leader in free thought and social thinking.
• Half-day program, can be adapted to your wishes
• Friendly tour guide
• Walk with just your own group or family
• Personal attention
• All local taxes
What's Not Included:
• Food and drinks
Good to Know:
Total walking distance is approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers). It will take 3 hours of walking, with several stops.
The program can be adapted to meet the wishes of guests.
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“Outstanding overview of Amsterdam.”
Reviewed by Daniel from Sherman Oaks, United States on July 25th, 2014 Gerk was fantastic- smart, urbane, informative, about not just Amsterdam but the Netherlands in general. Took his time, even stopped for coffee along the way. Superb all the way around.
A note about kids- Gerk doesn't "pander" to children. He addressed my wife and I primarily, and my kids, who were tired and a bit distracted, were left to fend for themselves. If you're a family with lots of children looking for a guide to really engage with your kids, Gerk might not be the ideal choice. Aside from that, I recommend him wholeheartedly.
“We loved Amsterdam walking tour with Gerk”
Reviewed by Mary from Kentfield, United States on July 9th, 2014 We had two children and grandma with us on the tour. All five of us enjoyed Gerk's interesting historical commentary, his attention to us and sense of humor. A very fine tour guide who is very knowledgable about his home city.
“Gerk was first rate on social & grand history puting it all in context”
Reviewed by Alan from Cambridge, United Kingdom on May 27th, 2014 Gerk Kazemier was a warm friendly knowledgeable guide, who made us feel very welcome. He covered the key sites in old Amsterdam, explaining they way they reflected the mindset of the local people as well as their place in the grander sweep of history. Came away with a real understanding of how Amsterdam had developed through the views of the people rather than the rulers, which has allowed a very pragmatic sense of tolerance to be developed and maintained over the centuries
“Gerk was great.”
Reviewed by Roger from Carmel, United States on April 25th, 2014 The guide and the sights chosen were great.
“Excellent way to see and understand the city”
Reviewed by Sue from London, United Kingdom on February 26th, 2014 Booked this half day tour for our first morning in Amsterdam. We saw areas we would not have discovered on our own. We learnt the history of the city which was delivered in a friendly informative way, without endless facts and figures. Gerk is very personable and relaxed guide. This tour opened our eyes and allowed us to enjoy the remaining days knowing about the wonderful city of Amsterdam. Fully recommended.
Reviewed by Lucy from Calgarz, Canada on February 10th, 2014 Wonderful and very knowledgable guide. We learned so much about Amsterdam. Would book the tour again in a heartbeat.
“Personalized and Knowledgable”
Reviewed by Ryan from Castle Pines, United States on January 19th, 2014 We really enjoyed Gerk and the fact he took the time to personalize the tour to our needs and expectations. I highly recommend Gerk.
“Gerk is great!”
Reviewed by David from Oakland, United States on September 8th, 2013 Gerk spent almost 4 hours showing us sights of Amsterdam while imparting the history in enjoyable bites. It was a great introduction to our first week ever in Amsterdam. We highly recommend Gerk and will do another tour when next in Amsterdam.
“This was wonderful.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Interlachen, United States on July 21st, 2013 Gerk was our guide. He was fabulous. Very knowledgeable. Answered our questions. Wonderful walk through Amsterdam.
“Very informative & enjoyable”
Reviewed by Stefan from Maidstone, United Kingdom on May 28th, 2013 Despite the rain our guide, Gerk, made it a very enjoyable experience. The 3 hours seemed to fly by as we walked around lots of interesting places. He was extremely knowledgeable & friendly & spoke excellent English.
“Gerk Kazemier impressed us with his knowledge and his style”
Reviewed by Monique from Spiegel bei Bern, Switzerland on May 22nd, 2013 Gerk Kazemier brought us closer not only to the history of Amsterdam but also to the whole of the Netherlands in an excited way, and we got a new perspective on the city and the country. Gerk Kazemier impressed us not only with his great expertise but also with his lovely style. Thanks!
“Mr. Kazemier's tour was entertaining and very informative.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Gifhorn, Germany on May 13th, 2013 We definitely recommend this tour. It provided us with new impressions of and insights into Amsterdam. The historical background information in particular was very interesting.
“Nice and Informative”
Reviewed by Naresh Kumar from Bangalore, India on May 10th, 2013 The amsterdam walking tour we experienced with Mr. Gerk has been good. Our guide took us through the important places of Amsterdam (Dam square and surroundings) and provided sufficient information for us to understand the importance of each place. He was very nice in his communication and has been vvery cordial. I would recommend Mr. Gerk for everyone visiting Amsterdam.
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Reviewed by Gail from Eagan, United States on November 17th, 2012 Gerk was great. He met us, on time, and walked us through Amsterdam, while telling us so much about the history of the city and pointing out the architectural details and interesting facts, you would never get in a traditional tour.
“My Amsterdam private walking tour was the best tour ever!”
Reviewed by Zabrina from Marietta, United States on October 28th, 2012 My Amsterdam private walking tour by Holland Personal Tour Guide with Mr. Kazemier was the best tour I have had in a very long time. I toured the city of Amsterdam while learning interesting and little known historical facts that you just do not get while touring on your own or with large groups. Mr. Kazemier was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and a joy to listen to while touring. I will definitely be using Holland Personal Tour Guide again.
“Sensational, individualized sightseeing tour!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Linz, Austria on September 17th, 2012 We had a very nice, professional guide lead us through Amsterdam, he wasn't always checking the time and set aside almsot 4 hours to show us the loveliest places in the city and to bring us closer to the historical background. It was very successful, and I really recommend it!
“It was just great!!!”
Reviewed by Christel from Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany on September 14th, 2012 It was strenuous but it was worth it!! We'd never seen and experienced so much before during our previous visits to Amsterdam. Our guide knew a lot about everything and did a good job taking care of us. Thanks very much again for the great tour!!!!!
“Informative, very friendly and engaging”
Reviewed by Marion from Limeshain, Germany on September 3rd, 2012 During our tour, which lasted over 3 hours, Mr. Gerk Kazemier taught us a lot about Amsterdam's and Holland's history as we viewed buildings and other kinds of sights, using stories to embellish the descriptions. It was so intense that we really got a great 'feel' for the city. Thanks very much, again!
“a nice tour of a cool city”
Reviewed by Franziska from Demen, Germany on July 30th, 2012 Our tour guide, a nice older man, led us through the historical old city in a wonderful way. A few more jokes would have made the whole thing a bit livelier. However I found the tour to be very easy to understand and successful.
Reviewed by Horst from Winnerath, Germany on July 25th, 2012 All of our expectations for a successful tour were fulfilled: our guide answered our questions in an exemplary and very nice way.
“very informative, very nice and professional guide”
Reviewed by Frank from Bielefeld, Germany on July 20th, 2012 Our guide was really, really nice and was able to tell us so many interesting things about Amsterdam. He always had our interests and preferences in mind and was able to tailor his tour to them!
“This was a very informative and nice city tour.”
Reviewed by Heike from Esgrus, Germany on July 12th, 2012 We walked through the city together and had a lovely afternoon. The guide provided a ton of information about the development of the city and of certain buildings. I can definitely recommend it.
“Highly informative tour of the Old City with no stress; recommend it!”
Reviewed by Stefan from München, Germany on July 11th, 2012 This tour is worth every penny. Our Amsterdam guide Gerk, a onetime teacher, who worked in the north of Holland, moved to Amsterdam and chose to become a trainee at a small hotel (to break into the tourism industry) and now leads individual tours, paid attention to every guest, offers to take breaks throughout and doesn't closely monitor the precise length of the tour. On the first day he brought us a lot closer to this unbelievably interesting city and laid the foundations for our sympathy for it. You can always discuss current events and the way things are viewed in Holland (for example the Euro or soccer ;) ) with him. You just shouldn't be a Rotterdam fan- despite his advanced age he never was one and never will be. You notice his die-hard love of Amsterdam, which he does a good job spreading: he lives the motto I AMSTERDAM!
Reviewed by Sarah from Birmingham, United States on June 17th, 2012 I highly recommend Gerk's tour of Amsterdam. We did the 3 hour walking tour and it was fantastic. Email communication with Gerk prior to tour was very prompt. He has a great knowledge of the city and its history. Would love to do one of his day tours next time we're in Amsterdam!
Reviewed by Silke from Frankfurt, Germany on May 21st, 2012 Hello,
We were very enthused again… We got a very nice, experienced and competent guide from you. Many thanks again.
“It was a great and interesting tour that was a lot of fun for us. Thanks.”
Reviewed by Marion from Ammerbuch, Germany on May 21st, 2012 Many thanks for the interesting tour. It was very entertaining.
“Great tour in german language”
Reviewed by Anneliese from Weinstadt, Germany on April 26th, 2012 We did the tour as a group of 6. It was very interesting, with a lot of background knowledge, all questions were answered. Good service, we were collected at the hotel, would love to do it again.
“Good tour in bad weather”
Reviewed by Gerd from Bünde, Germany on October 10th, 2011 It was only possible to do part of the tour because of extremely heavy rain. The guide was good.
“Einfach nur Super”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bochum, Germany on August 18th, 2014 Der einzige Kritikpunkt wäre von meiner Seite die ungewohnt schnelle eher sportliche Bewegung per Fuß durch Amsterdam. Sie müssen wissen, ich habe einen recht hohen BMI und bin unsportlich und untrainiert.
“Sehr schöne Tour”
Reviewed by Boris from Hamburg, Germany on July 16th, 2014 Sehr netter Guide
da wir mit Kindern 6,9,11 unterwegs waren sehr zu empfehlen
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“Gerk was great.”