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Amsterdam Private Tours

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Amsterdam Private tours, whether walking in the town or driving in the countryside, are the perfect way to tailor the experience to your desires. These are agreed by email so that we can come up with the right tour for you. Below are some suggested itineraries and prices for you to get an idea what’s available. Tours are can be customized to your personal requirements. Scroll down for all the tour details or click on a specific tour below:

Amsterdam Walking Tours

Countryside & Windmill Driving Tours

Rijks Museum Tour

Haarlem, Monnickendam, Volendam, Edam, Hoorn by Bus or Train

Tulip Tours

The Hague & Delft Tours

Please e-mail [email protected] for more info and bookings.

You can call / WhatsApp: (+31 6272 69604) but I often cannot answer if I am giving a tour or in a meeting.

Private Amsterdam Walking Tour – A Bit of Everything

This 3 hour overview tour is our most booked private tour follows the itinerary of our Amsterdam Walking Tour and covers the city’s 800 year history, right up to current social policy and an insight into what it is like being a local and living in this iconic old town. Private tours are completely flexible and you decide the pace. If you enjoy a quick walk, we can do that and cover more ground and topics. If you have an particular area of interest we can focus on that and drill down in detail about any topic.

We can also start from anywhere central and still tell a coherent and interesting story of the city.

On a typical tour we will see:

The original sea dike defences of Amsterdam / the Zeedijk / Nieuwmarkt / the Dutch East Indies Company HQ / touch on the old Jewish District / 9 streets / Canal Belt / Dam Square / Canal Belt / dip into the Jordaan

We include time in the tour for a cafe break where we give you one of our own printed maps with our top 40 recommendations of places to eat, drink and see. We also make peronalised suggestions for you and can mark these on the map.

Practical info:

Group size: Between 1 and 8 people

Cost: 185 total for the group

Duration: 3 hours, includes a cafe break where we can mark recommendations on maps for you.

Start Time: Flexible

Start Point: Anywhere central

 Private countryside & windmill driving tours

As beautiful as Amsterdam is, sometimes it’s nice to leave the city behind and dive into the lovely Dutch countryside. We offer private driving tours outside of Amsterdam. These involve a bit of walking too and cycling is also an option. These tours take about 6 hours but can be longer if we stop for lunch or add cycling to the tour.

Private Countryside & Windmill Tour – Monnickendam

Our primary countryside driving tour follows the itinerary of our Amsterdam Windmill Tour which is a 6 hour exploration through lovely Dutch countryside, back country lanes, small harbour towns, a family farm and a beautiful old working windmill. We visit Monnickendam on this tour and can stop for delicious Dutch apple pie and coffee in a lovely old building.

Private Countryside & Windmill Tour – Edam and Volendam

In this tour we substitute Monnickendam with Edam. Edam is a gorgeous Dutch town that is well worth a visit. We’ve scouted a lovely and easy 5 mile / 8km circular cycle route that goes from central Edam to Volendam along the dike road. From Volendam back to Edam the route is very pretty with a good variety of scenery along designated bicycle lanes. After the ride, we can have coffee or lunch and then head on to the farm and windmill.

Practical info:

1 to 3 people = 575€ (vehicle is a mid-range comfortable car)

4 to 8 people = 625€ (vehicle is a Mercedes Vito Tourer minivan)

This includes driving, guiding and transport, Add on the following per person for coffee & apple pie, windmill admission or bicycle hire. :

  • Coffee and pie – 8€ pp
  • Windmill – 6€ pp from April to the end of October
  • Bicycle Rental if you go for the cycling option – 12.50€ pp

And just so there’s absolute clarity, we’re happy to diverge from this plan at your request. For example, you might want a proper sit-down lunch in a restaurant or no lunch if you’re all full of apple pie. No problem either way. There are various restaurant options.

If you have infants or children below the age of 12 years than you must let us know beforehand, by email at the time of booking to arrange for the appropriate children’s seats in the vehicle.

Private Rijksmuseum – Dutch Golden Age Tour

The Rijks Museum can be quite overwhelming as it is big, full and surprisingly confusing to navigate. We offer a guided walk through the museum of the Dutch Golden Age period. What that means is pretty much the 1600s when the money was flooding in and the wealthy certainly splashed it around on grand art, spectacular furniture, comfortable living and follies.

See the story of the rise of the Dutch republic and its mighty sea power using allegorical paintings that illustrate important moments of its history. The Rijks Museum encapsulates the Golden age with its treasure trove of objects, furniture, models, guns, canon, china, Delftware, dolls houses and drinking games that and you will see during the tour.

The entrance hall to the Gallery of Honour reminds visitors of the duties expected of responsible citizens of the period and shows a thourough history of Dutch culture in the arts and sciences. The Gallery of Honour is where Rembrandt’s Night Watch s hanging, which is looking better by the day as it is undergoing a slow and public restoration. Other artists on show include Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol, Flinck, Saenredam to name but a few.

This tour is offered only as a private tour with a group of 4 people maximum.

Costs: There is a flat rate of €150 plus entrance which is an extra €23 per person.

Rijksmuseum & City Walking Tour combo

The Rijksmuseum tour can also be coupled with a 2 hour private city walking tour first. On the city tour you see things that tie in to what you see in the museum. Towards the end of the walking tour we have lunch and opportunity to sit down to rest our feet and continue with the museum tour after. The museum closes at 5pm so you can have a bit more time there after the tour.

The following itinerary works well:

10am – 12 noon  – Private 2 hours city walking tour (€150 euros)

12 – 1pm lunch

1 to 2:30pm Rijksmuseum tour (€150 euros + €23 per person entrance ticket)

Haarlem, Monnickendam, Volendam, Edam, Hoorn by Bus or Train

Haarlem, Monickendam, Volendam, Edam and Hoorn are all wonderful Dutch towns / cities.
Join Mark on a bus or train ride to one of these places and chat about the history on the way there and then be guided around these interesting North Holland towns.

Minimum duration: 3 hours

Costs : 60 euros an hour

Excludes train or bus fares to and from Amsterdam

Private Tulip Tours – April Only

Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields – April only – 6 hour round trip

We spend up to 3 hours with you at Keukenhof Gardens and guide you through the gardens to show you the best of them. You get an in depth explanation of how Dutch windmills work in front of the large windmill at Keukenhof Gardens. We drive to the best flower fields near the gardens in glorious bloom and stop to take photos of the fields and of you by the fields. The tour can also include a lunch/snacks stop at the gardens or at a lovely, tucked away, local pancake restaurant.

Practical info:

This package includes driving, guiding and transport, entrance fees, but does not include lunch/snacks or Keukenhof Gardens admission. Pickup and drop at your hotel in Amsterdam.

1 to 3 people = 575€ (vehicle is a mid-range car)

4 to 8 people = 625€ (vehicle is a Mercedes Vito Tourer minivan)

Keukenhof entrance tickets cost 20€ per person for adults, 8€ for under 17s. This is added to the price and we buy these for you in advance.

If you have infants or children below the age of 12 years than you must let us know beforehand, by email at the time of booking to arrange for the appropriate children’s seats in the vehicle.


The Hague and Delft City Walks

The Hague and Delft are both charming cities to walk around and Rob, one of the guides here at That Dam Guide, knows them well and offers a guided walk around both the Hague and Delft.

2 hour morning walking tour in The Hague

Rob will meet you at The Hague Central Station, so you need to get a train there from Amsterdam. It takes an hour and is direct.

Then he will show you around and speak about or show you the following:

  • History of the 1200s castle
  • Binnenhof & seat of Government & PM’s office
  • the Mauritshuis
  • Hofvijver
  • Noordeinde, the royals understated city palace
  • The Panorama mestag
  • Palace Sculpture Gardens
  • Grote Kerk
  • Grote markt.

Routes and content are highly variable depending on your interests and how fast or slow you wish to walk. The tour is a street based walking tour and the idea is that you do this in the morning and then stay in the Hague and visit the Mauritshuis museum or Escher museum after the tour.

Alternatively you can extend the tour and Rob can also show you around the Mauritshuis or any other places you discuss with him. The cost of extending is 60 euros an hour.

Duration: 2 hours

Costs : 150 euros

Excludes train fares to and from Amsterdam (about €12.50 each way)

The Hague and Delft

Delft is an exceptionally attractive town and perfect for walking around. You can add a visit to Delft to the Hague tour so you get all the above as well as the following:

Topics and places include:

  • Old world Holland
  • Porcelain – Delfts blauw and Chinese influence (not the Delft factory)
  • House of Orange family history, assassination and burial
  • The Market Square
  • The New Church (very old actually) and its tower that you can climb
  • You can stop somewhere for lunch or snacks.

Rob can drop you at the station and help you buy tickets back to Amsterdam. He can make sure you get on a direct train so you don’t need to change trains.

Duration: 5 hours

Costs: The Hague & Delft €325

Excluding: Train fares (Delft to Amsterdam is about €14)