Private Tours Amsterdam

Last Updated: April 17, 2023
By: Herman Oostveen

Let Me Show You the Best of Amsterdam and Beyond!

Hello, and welcome to my personal tour guide service! I’m Gerrit πŸ‘‹

I’m a Dutch native, born and raised in the Netherlands. And I’m your local guide for highly personalised private tours in Amsterdam and the rest of the country.

I work full time on Hidden Holland. I enjoy helping visitors crafting their best itineraries, and I love it even more to travel with exclusive small groups into Amsterdam and the rest of The Netherlands as a private guide to show the highlights of this country.

I’m allergic to large groups. I particularly enjoy private tours to create tailor-made engaging tours just for you. I love having the bandwidth to answer your questions, and make on the fly adjustments based on your feedback if needed.

A Private Tour Is Well-Suited If:

  • You don’t like general group tours, just covering the basic sights
  • You’re looking for a customized tour
  • Your time is limited, and you want to spend it well
  • You like the opportunity to spend time with a local
  • You’re looking for an enthusiastic independent guide
  • Discover the real Amsterdam and country
Here I am on one of my private tours Amsterdam to Delft to Kinderijk. In the image we visit Delfts oldest bakery.

I’m A Independent Amsterdam Tour Guide

Gerrit walking streets of Amsterdam.

I’m a local and independent Amsterdam Private Guide. And I will ensure you’ll see the most beautiful spots of Amsterdam and avoid all the tourist traps. We can discuss the city’s history, interesting facts, and stories.

I can point you to (hidden) highlights and tell you more about Dutch culture, even taste some Dutch foods. Ask me as many questions as you want. This is your opportunity to interact with a Dutch person who has lived here most of his life.

I can make fully customized tours based on your available time and according to your interest. Tell me what you want to see and how much time you have, and I will make your tour unique and unforgettable.

You can book me as your guide in Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Haarlem, and Utrecht. Or anywhere in the Netherlands. Here are some tour suggestions:

  • A Food Tour Around Amsterdam and taste real Dutch classics πŸͺ
  • A Highlights of Amsterdam Tour (great for first-time visitors) πŸ“Έ
  • Visit the Rijksmuseum together and enjoy the highlights of the museum πŸ–ΌοΈ
  • Go off the beaten track. Great if you would like to venture out further 🧭
  • See the tulips at the Keukenhof, and/or the production fields (seasonal) 🌷
  • Bike Around one of the Dutch Islands 🚲
  • Visit harder-to-reach places like Kinderdijk or Giethoorn 🚘
  • Visit old medieval cities, unknown, but beautiful Amersfoort or Utrecht πŸ—ΊοΈ
  • See the Unesco World Heritage listed Amsterdam Canals during a layover ✈️

What Sets Me Apart πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

What sets my tours apart is the personal touch I provide. I genuinely enjoy showing people around, sharing local insights, and connecting with visitors. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, I can tailor each tour to your interests and preferences, ensuring a truly unique experience.

PS the suggestions above are just ideas. If you’re looking for a tour guide in other locations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m always open to discussing possibilities and customizing an adventure just for you.

Are you interested in a layover tour while transferring flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport? Please allow at least 5 hours between your flights for a comfortable trip. If you are traveling Business Class or enjoy Priority security privileges, a minimum of 4 hours is ok. I will meet you right after customs at the arrivals level. From there, we’ll visit the city, and I’ll travel back with you to the airport, ensuring a smooth transit.

Price Estimate Of A Private Tour 🏷️

My pricing is tailored to the size of your travel party, the tour you choose, and optional transportation. To give you an idea, a half-day tour start at $300. Full-day tours start from $500 and up.

To book your personalized tour, please complete the form below with your desired tour details, dates, and any specific requests. And if you prefer, we can also hop on a video call to discuss your needs. After that I’ll get back to you with a customized tour suggestion and quote as soon as possible.

PS it’s best to book this service at least four weeks in advance. Arriving sooner? That is ok. I will always do my best to accommodate your last-minute request. There is an extra charge for last-minute arrangements, which I will include in the quote.

I’m looking forward to embarking on an unforgettable Netherlands adventure together! πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a tour with you as my guide?

To book a tour, complete the booking form on this page with your desired tour details, dates, and any specific requests. I’ll get back to you with a customized itinerary and quote as soon as possible.

Can you accommodate special requests or interests during the tour?

Absolutely! I’m happy to tailor the tour to your interests and preferences. With a private tour, there is no set itinerary. Please provide any special requests, and I will do my best to accommodate you.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations made at least 30 days before the scheduled tour will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel within 30 days, you will receive the opportunity to reschedule your date free of charge or receive a voucher for the amount paid. No cancellations are accepted within 24 hours.

Are your tours suitable for children or travelers with mobility issues?

My tours can be customized to accommodate families with children or travelers with mobility issues. Please mention any specific needs when completing the booking form, and I will ensure the tour is tailored accordingly.

What is the maximum group size for your tours?

Due to strict local restrictions, I cannot accept bookings for parties larger than four people in Amsterdam. For other destinations, please get in touch to discuss group sizes and options.

What languages do you offer tours in?

I primarily offer tours in English (near-native) and Dutch (native). For four years, I have spent 50% of my time in the United States (Burbank, CA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ). I’ve also had an English-spoken job at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for a long time. I have an excellent command of English. There should not be any language barrier during our tour.

Because of my time in the US, and my best friend still living in the US, it’s natural for me to bridge cultural differences and references.

I also speak conversational Swedish. Still, conducting most of the tour in English is probably best if you’re a Swedish speaker 😊.

Can you provide transportation during the tour?

Yes, I can help you plan the most efficient and convenient way to get around during the tour, whether by foot, public transportation, taxi, or rental bike.

If we venture out into the country, we can travel by public transportation (which is safe and convenient in the Netherlands) or by private car. In that case, I’ll offer door-to-door service.

What should I wear or bring during the tour?

It’s best to wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking and adapt your clothes to the weather. Bring a water bottle and a fully charged phone to take plenty of pictures.

Don’t worry if you forgot your water. I always carry extra and gladly provide you with a bottle free of charge. And I have a battery pack too (with a lightning and USB-C cable).

Will you visit the red light district?

No, I will not offer tours in the red-light district due to local restrictions and personal preference. If you want to book a tour in this area, it’s best to book a small group tour with a specialized provider who can navigate the complicated rules and ensure a pleasant experience.

Are tips included?

Tips are not included in the quoted price. Leaving a tip is optional and at your discretion as a token of appreciation if you had a good and fun tour with me.

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Hi I'm Gerrit πŸ‘‹, a Dutch native with a passion for my homeland that was inspired by my grandmother. I enjoy sharing my expertise in discovering hidden gems and connecting travelers with Dutch culture for an unforgettable experience. Let's explore the beauty of the Netherlands together!