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Amsterdam: Christmas Lights and Festive Delights

1. Amsterdam: Christmas Lights and Festive Delights

Get into the Christmas spirit as you explore Amsterdam with a local guide. Stroll through the charming narrow streets and along the canals as they twinkle with festive lights. Follow the unique route of the Amsterdam Light Festival to see the stunning art installations made of colorful lights that are draped over the canals, lighting up the water with beautiful colors. Browse a Christmas market, indulging in some local foodie treats, warming up with a mulled wine or hot chocolate and maybe buying some unique Christmas gifts to take home. Visit one of the city’s well-loved ice-rinks - and enjoy Amsterdam’s classic Christmas scene. Get tips and tricks from your local guide about other Christmasy things to do in the city, and let them recommend places to eat where you can try traditional festive cuisine. The hosts are not tour guides by profession, instead, they are local people who have a passion for showing off the bests of Amsterdam. After booking, the team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded Amsterdam local. Keeping in mind your personal answers, your local host will put together a bespoke itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Your host will arrange the most convenient meeting place for you. If you feel like changing direction during the meet-up, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary.

Amsterdam: Off-the-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods Private Tour

2. Amsterdam: Off-the-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods Private Tour

Join a local guide to get an authentic experience of Amsterdam on a personalized tour of its highlights and hidden gems. Marvel at the city’s history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you're led down its liveliest streets and those off the well-trodden tourist trail. Explore Amsterdam-Noord, a lively area known for its vast green parks, charming villages, and contemporary art scene. See the contemporary Eye Film Museum, a collection of Dutch and foreign movies and film posters, and snap pictures of the NDSM Werf — a shipping yard turned cool, urban skate park. Take a peaceful stroll along the idyllic Noordhollandsch Canal, and maybe stop for a beer at the storybook-esque d’Admiraal Windmill, a smock windmill next to the canal that was built in 1792. Make your way to Amsterdam-West and the medieval city center, exploring two of the city’s markets: local favorite Ten Katemarkt, tucked away in a residential neighborhood, and De Hallen, an indoor street food mecca housed in a converted industrial building. Get a taste of the city's history at the National Monument, and see iconic landmarks like the 400-year-old Westerkerk and Dam Square as you make your way to the ultra-trendy Jordaan district and De 9 Straatjes — Jordaan’s adjacent micro-neighborhood that connects the city’s main waterways, packed with cool boutiques and niche outlets. Walk the bar-, bistro-, and cafe-lined streets of bohemian De Pijp, an eclectic hub of diverse cultures, flavors, and sights along the peaceful Amsterdam canals. Finally, explore the heart of Amsterdam-East along the quaint, cobbled Javastraat, where Amsterdam's cool kids move between Turkish bakeries and trendy bars. See two of them, Bar Basquiat and Bar Bukowski, for yourself before browsing local goods and stocking up on Dutch snacks at the famous Dappermarkt, one of the busiest markets in Amsterdam. Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you've booked, someone from the local partner's team will be in touch, so just let them know if you have any special requirements. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them.

Private Amsterdam Walking Tour in German or English

3. Private Amsterdam Walking Tour in German or English

Meet your tour guide in front of the Amsterdam central station. Here your guide will introduce themselves and walk with you to the Old Town area and Red Light District. Learn about the Amsterdam history and see many sights like the Old Church, China Town, and the narrowest street of Amsterdam. After the Red Light District, walk to the Royal Palace, Dam Square, and Begijnhof. Hear interesting stories about the Dutch and learn everything you need to know about Amsterdam. Then head to the floating street market, where you could buy everything that is flower related. The tour ends at the Dam Square.

Amsterdam Castle and Utrecht City Tour

4. Amsterdam Castle and Utrecht City Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, your private guide will drive you directly to the Muiderslot, also known as “Amsterdam Castle”. Your professional and certified guide will take you around through this beautiful castle with its unique collection. They will inform you of its impressive history and strategic importance, as you observe the castle and its gardens. Following the castle visit, your guide will drive through the idyllic countryside beside rivers, passing country mansions, windmills, and farmland in the direction of Utrecht. In this graceful city your guide will show you the highlights of the city center throughout a walking tour. On your walking tour you will get to see the highlights of Utrecht, such as the massive Domtoren, the unique canals, the Pope House, and hidden cloisters. Throughout the duration of your tour you will also learn a lot about the interesting history of the Netherlands and Europe. Depending on the opening hours of The Muiderslot, the tour can begin in Utrecht instead. Following this inspiring journey, your guides will happily drop you off at your hotel, the boat pier, or Schiphol Airport.

From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Bruges

5. From Amsterdam: Private Sightseeing Tour to Bruges

The day begins with private pickup from your accommodation in Amsterdam. Head out of the city and into the rolling countryside as you make your way to Bruges, a historical and picturesque city in the north-west of Belgium. After approximately 2.5 hours of driving, arrive in Bruges. Spend around 5 hours exploring the city at your own pace, according to your own interests. Wander along the charming cobblestone streets, soak up views of the idyllic canals and romantic bridges, and visit the impressive Begijnhof. There’s also time to shop for souvenirs, and snack on some famous Belgian chocolate and waffles. At the end of a magical day, hop back in the car for the return journey to Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about North Holland

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 53 reviews

If you do one tour, do this one. Our guide, Steve, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and showed us both beautiful sights of tourism and lovely hidden gems that only a local would know. Truely unforgettable experience. This was our favourite part of our trip in Amsterdam.

We booked a tour in German - and got exactly that. The language skills of our guide were great - we got a very nice tour and experienced a lot - got tips for other days - all in one a great tour! Are very satisfied! Would recommend at any time

Great time in Amsterdam :)

We had a great time with our guide Tony. He was funny, informative and was able to answer all our questions. This tour was really private meaning there were no other people doing the tour. Worth every penny! Special thanks to Tony :)

Highly recommended!!

We had a great tour with our guide Tony, very interesting. This tour was one of the highlights of our stay in Amsterdam! Thank you Tony!!!

Our guide Stan was very friendly, knowledgeable and funny!