My fantastic Amsterdam Private City Tour is a great way to see the famous sights.
We cover big distances across the greater Amsterdam area like nobody else can. Comfortably in our MPV, mini van or coach we guide you from highlight to highlight.
This is no ‘drive-by’ tour. There are lots of places we’ll stop: to look at, photograph and talk about Amsterdam’s great history and architecture. Along the way we’ll discover the city’s seventeenth century heritage, and also show you some places that perhaps you weren’t expecting to see (see the list of highlights below).
There are many stops on the Amsterdam Private City Tour for photo opportunities and an occasional short walk.
I work with experienced guides who also have excellent skills in driving. They earned bachelor’s degrees or master’s in art or history. Amsterdam Private City Tour does not want to be associated with Amsterdam’s taxi drivers who very often show their annoying behaviors at Amsterdam Airport.
Guides and drivers have perfect knowledge about history, modern art or architecture. They lived and worked in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin and know the cities inside out.
With a passion for photography. They invite you sauntering through Amsterdam and to photograph the most picturesque architecture.
I am always pleased to answer all questions before you make a reservation. About tours, dates, pick up’s, drop off’s, special requests etc.
from Amsterdam Airport, the Cruise Passenger Terminal Amsterdam or hotel
Our clients are collected from Amsterdam Airport, the Cruise Passenger Terminal Amsterdam or their hotels and dropped off anywhere they choose in central Amsterdam, at the end of the Amsterdam private city tour.
If there is a connecting flight I take you to immigration, or the airline agents at departure 1, 2 or 3.
Itinerary Amsterdam 4 hour City Tour including canal cruise.
Price € 300 or USD 360 per group.
Additional hours or hours less € 75 or USD 88.
What we’ll see during the Amsterdam Private City Tour:
The city developed from a small fishing village called ‘Amstelredam’. The river Amstel is flowing all the way through Amsterdam city centre. Amsterdam Private City Tour.
Riekermolen is sometimes called ‘Rembrandt’s Mill‘, built in 1636 and is located on the west side of the river Amstel. A statue of the dutch painter Rembrandt is next to it.
Amsterdam RAI is the largest exhibition and conference centers in the Netherlands, hosting most of international trade fairs, exhibitions, and congresses held in Amsterdam.
Berlage (1856 –1934) was a prominent Dutch architect and is considered to be the “Father of modern architecture” in Holland. One of his most important works is the architectural plan for Amsterdam’s South District ‘Plan Zuid‘.
The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933. Anne Frank lived with her family at the Merwedeplein 37 in Amsterdam from 1933 to 1942.
Amsterdam is famous for its museums. The Rijks Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum are located close to each other in the Museum Quarter. The large iAmsterdam letters have become an icon of the city.
Amsterdam is a city of museums. The Dutch Masters from Rembrandt and Vermeer to van Gogh and Mondrian.
Van Gogh Museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of the works of the world’s most popular artist – Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Each year, 1.6 million visitors come to the museum, making it one of the most popular museums in the world.
The famous Amsterdam Philharmonics is called Concertgebouw at Museumplein facing the Rijksmuseum. Concertgebouw serves as home to the famous The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Albert Cuyp street market is the place to discover Amsterdam’s typical sense of humour and easy going atmosphere.
The Leidseplein, the heart of the Amsterdam nightlife. Cinemas, discos, theaters and a casino are located right on the square or within easy walking distance. Music temples ‘De Melkweg’, The Milky Way and ‘Paradiso’, and clubs ‘Sugar Factory’ and ‘Jimmy Woo’s’.
Amsterdam has 165 canals — with a combined length of 60 miles and 1,281 bridges — many of which can open to let ships pass. Houses along the canals are decorated with beautiful gables. The main types of gable is the spout gable, the neck or bottle gable, the clock gable, the bell gable and the stepped gable.
Enjoy a good glass of Heineken. Heineken stands for enjoying life. Experience Heineken in Amsterdam.
De Bijenkorf is an institution of fashion and style. Setting trends and defining taste since 1870. The Bijenkorf the biggest department store in town center. De Bijenkorf is Amsterdam’s equivalence to London’s Harrods or New York’s Macy’s.
The National Monument is a World War II monument on Dam Square.
Hic ubi cor monumentum patriae cordibus
quod intus gestant cives ad astra spectet dei.
The Royal Palace is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of the monarch by Act of Parliament.
The New Church is in use by the Dutch royal family for inaugurations, most recently that of King Willem-Alexander in 2013.
Bloemgracht and Prinsengracht, near the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House. Amsterdam’s 17th-century Canal Ring was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Munttoren, The Mint Tower. One of the 3 medieval gates from the city wall. It was built in 1480, destroyed in a fire and rebuilt in renaissance style in 1620. The name comes from the fact that it was used to mint coins in the 17th century.
New Metropolis is the largest science center in the Netherlands and has five floors full of exciting things to do and discover. Home of NEMO is a striking green architectonic highlight next to Amsterdam Central Station.
One of the best ways to see the city is to hop on a canal cruise. Explore Amsterdam from the waterways. There are companies that offer tours, from informational cruises to those that serve pancakes, or you can rent a boat of your own.
The Schreierstoren was part of Amsterdam’s medieval stone city wall. It was errected in 1485. From here the explorer Henry Hudson set sail in 1609 on his discovery journey to Northern America. A plaque on the tower reminds on this event.
The Nieuwmarkt (new market)is a square in Amsterdam’s Chinatown, next to the Red Light District. Many cafés, bars, restaurants and interesting shops surround the square. De Waag, built in 1488, was originally a defensive tower of the medieval city wall.
The Netherlands Maritime Museum, shows four centuries of Dutch naval history. Maps, paintings, navigational instruments, weaponry, and ship replicas. And an extensive exhibit on the Dutch East India Company.
Muziekgebouw aan het IJ is a concert hall for contemporary classical muscic and Bimhuis is part of the Muziekgebouw.
Amstel in the movies: Diamonds Are Forever James Bond, 1971.
Amsterdam ArenA has 53,052 seats during football matches and 68,000 places during concerts.
Skinny Bridge is far not skinny anymore, but one of the most beautiful bridges of Amsterdam. The bridge is situated on Amstel, between Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht.
Amsterdam main train station is the real heart of the city. Every day 250 000 people go through the Amsterdam Central Station. Built between 1881 and 1889, by Cuypers architect of some other important public buildings in Amsterdam as Rijksmuseum.
The Wallen district in in fact one of the oldest and most beautiful parts os the city,like the gothic Oude Kerk, or Old Church. Prostitution is legal in Holland, and in the Red Light District it has seen a long tradition of tolerance.
Amsterdam wants to remain a clean and accessible city. Amsterdam is the capital of European biking. What can the rest of the world learn from Amsterdam’s parking policies?
The Amstel sluices, or locks, date from 1674 and allowed the canals to be flushed with fresh water from the lakes and Amstel river. Still operated by hand until recently. Four times a week in summer, and twice a week in winter, the locks are shut to flush the canals.
The Shipping House is an extraordinary example of the Amsterdam School beautiful architecture style. The Amsterdam School originated as an association of friends and took over from the Amsterdam society of architects Architectura et Amicitia in 1916.
Hans Langh is always happy to answer questions before you make a reservation (special requests about combining or changing tour pickup and drop off points). Arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol we would like to know your flightnumber to return you to Schiphol in good time for your onward flight. I would like to hear from you. To book a tour at short notice, same or next day, call Hans Langh on: +31 6 14350386.