Tours & activities in Amsterdam

2-hour Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour

Make the most out of your visit and discover Amsterdam's main attractions with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 2-hour Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour

This 2-hour private tour is the perfect introduction to Amsterdam and a great way to orientate yourself in the city. Your local private tour guide will take you to must-see spots such as the Anne Frank House, the Begijnhof Convent, the Royal Palace, Amsterdam's narrowest house and much more!


Join us on a tour of Amsterdam’s greatest treasures

Famous for its picturesque canals, world-renowned cultural contributions and liberal approach to life, the Dutch capital is an easy city to fall in love with. Its flat, compact historic centre is easily explored on foot, and is littered with world-class museums, cosy bookshops and cafés.

Together with your expert local guide you’ll criss-cross the city’s tranquil waterways, taking you past Amsterdam’s most popular sights and attractions. Starting out at the Centraal Station, you’ll pass through famous Dutch districts such as Jordaan and the Jewish Quarter. Admiring the Royal Palace one minute and reflecting at the Anne Frank House the next, you’ll see the very best that this Northern European city has to offer.

A great way to round off this introduction to life in Amsterdam is, of course, to cruise the network of canals first-hand. Online private tour customers will be able to take advantage of a one-hour boat cruise ticket offered at a budget discount price, available at checkout.

Alternatively, the lowlands surrounding Amsterdam can provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing travellers to balance out the urban with the rural. Exploring busy canal areas and the windmills of North Holland in the same day makes for a uniquely Dutch experience; those interested in combining the tours are more than welcome to get in touch here.

See Amsterdam up-close

If you are popping into Amsterdam for a quick trip with a group of friends, family, colleagues or other travellers, then make the most out of your stay by booking a private tour that fits your schedule!

Want a more comprehensive overview of the city? Upgrade to the 3-hour Private City Tour: which also explores the Dutch East India Company, the famous Albert Cuyp street market, and the many masterpieces of Dutch Art!


Is your preferred starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Do not hesitate to contact us here

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Your 2-hour Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour starts in front of the IAmsterdam Visitor Centre, Stationsplein 10

  • The Old Church
  • The Jewish Quarter
  • Royal Palace
  • The Jordaan District
  • Anne Frank House
  • The Begijnhof Convent
  • The widest bridge
  • Narrowest house


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • The Amsterdam municipality has been imposing a €1.50 "entertainment tax" per tour and activity participant. We at SANDEMANs believe this tax discriminates against budget, school and educational travelers, but we need to be compliant with all local regulations so we have to pay this tax for all tour participants. Therefore, we'll be in touch once your booking is confirmed to take the payment. Thank you for your understanding
  • Most popular starting times available online
  • We can adapt the tour for you, even when booking online! You will be asked some questions during the checkout process to help us better tailor the tour to the needs of your group
  • Full refund for cancellations with more than 72 hours notice
  • Invoice available after tour date
  • Maximum capacity: 15 people per tour guide. Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations
  • The price is per tour guide not per person
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With a private tour, you're the boss!


Whether you’re travelling with a group, or simply want your own private guide, SANDEMANs private tours offer you the flexibility to name your time, meeting point and what you specifically want covered, all at some of the best prices in Amsterdam.

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Amsterdam's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

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Tailor your experience with a SANDEMANs private tour

  • Expert guides
  • Regular and bespoke options available
  • Pick-up service from your hotel or hostel available
  • Variety of languages available
  • Excellent customer service support


Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


I am travelling alone; can I book a Private Tour?

Yes, absolutely!

Is there a maximum capacity per group?

Yes, for us to guaranty the quality of the tour, each tour guide can take a maximum of 25 people.

Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations.

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