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Amsterdam Walking Tour

Quick Details

Start point:  Anywhere  central, usually your hotel.



Private Tour

Discover Amsterdam on a Walking Tour

Book a fun and informative exploration of old Amsterdam as we guide you through alleys and squares and along beautiful canals. We stop often and point out landmarks, interesting detials and tell stories about the city’s rich history.

Topics that we cover include history, art, architecture, culture, politics and more

  • The history of Amsterdam and how the city was shaped
  • Famous Dutch liberalism, their tolerance and directness, why it arose and just how far it goes
  • The Protestant Reformation and how it suited the pragmatic Dutch culture of the time
  • How the Dutch East India Company influenced modern business
  • The bicycle culture and canals and why so many bicycles are inside the canals
  • The history about the houseboats and the city’s crazy crooked and tiny houses
  • Where to eat good food and drink tasty beer
  • Coffeeshops and how that whole thing works
  • Flea markets/farmers markets/street markets – which are worth a visit on which days and which are best to avoid
  • Which museums and attractions are great and which are tourist traps
  • We talk about a whole lot more too, whatever crops up in conversation

If you want to tour Amsterdam and get a local’s perspective, That Dam Guide is here to help and our Amsterdam walking tour is the perfect way to get to know the city.


A few Reviews…

Walking Tour with Lee (from Tripadvisor April 2024 by Scubedoo)

Took the private walking tour with Lee on our second day in Amsterdam. It was a great way to get to know the city early in the trip and learn a lot of history of the area. Lee met us at our hotel and we started from there, she is very knowledgeable on Amsterdam and was able to answer any questions we had. She also advised us on some great restaurants to visit which we did and wasn’t disappointed. Highly recommend this tour.

Perfect Tour (from Tripadvisor April 2024 by wendypstan)

A friend referred me to That Dam Guide. From start to finish it was an excellent experience. Booking was super easy. Directions on meeting place and follow up were perfect. Our guide, Lee, was amazing. We learned so much and she was super fun. This tour is a great start to a vacation in Amsterdam as you gain a great perspective of the city and you have a valuable source of information for how to spend the rest of your trip. Don’t hesitate to book.

Amsterdam private tour (from Tripadvisor August 2023 by MsKAB)

We only had one full day in Amsterdam and wanted to see as much as possible. Mark was amazing! Not only is he so knowledgeable about everything Amsterdam but he is just fun to be with! I would highly recommend hiring him for a private day tour. He took us to parts of the Amsterdam countryside that we would’ve never seen otherwise.

Great Tour (from Tripadvisor August 2022 by Graham L)

As a repeat customer, I can confirm that Mark is great. He gives you a mix of history of the city, local unknown spots, and current events and culture. He keeps it entertaining but informative. He also gave us a ton of great recommendations for restaurants and spots to visit. My girlfriend and I (both age 26) appreciated his great camera skills and knowledge of good photo spots. We did both the city walking tour and the Rijksmuseum tour.

The Amsterdam Walking Tour leaves one better informed – history, knowledge and unique points of interest (from Tripadvisor November 2019 by P7083VKsandrab)

The Amsterdam Walking Tour by That Dam Guide, Mark Law was fabulous, more than meeting my expectations. During the over three hours of walking we were introduced to many highlights of the care of Amsterdam. What made the tour so informative was Mark’s knowledge of the history of Amsterdam and how he weaved that knowledge into what he shared with the group. I appreciated the hidden gems he introduced us to, such as the Dutch East India Trading Company building which is now used by the University of Amsterdam, the Bols tasting bar, the significance of the stumbling stones, the gates and architecture. Following the tour I received an email with further links which was a first for me in terms of follow-up to a tour and added to the make he provided the map of recommendations he provided. Mark is has a wealth of information and the tour was fabulous!

Great Walking Tour with Lee (from Tripadvisor August 2019 by Arnold K

Lee was amazing. She is a long-time native of the area, and very experienced as a guide. She knows the history, including all the details, and she has a great sense of humor / personality. We were in a group of six, got lots of attention. She was always receptive to our questions, giving us a deep sense of the culture of Amsterdam. Three hours went by very quickly. We highly recommend Lee!

Walking Tour with Rob- Fantastic! (from Tripadvisor January 2019 by Stripes6)

My teenage son and I visited Amsterdam in September. Our first day we started with a 3 hour walking tour of Amsterdam with Rob of That Dam Guide…I am so happy we did! Rob was funny, pleasant, knowledgable and helpful. The walking tour gave us a general idea of the layout of central Amsterdam, some very interesting history and lots of humorous stories about the city. I highly recommend That Dam Guide! Rob is passionate about Amsterdam!