Tours & activities in Amsterdam

3-hour Amsterdam Private City Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam's fascinating history and must-see sites with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 3-hour Amsterdam Private City Tour

This 3-hour private tour will introduce you to Amsterdam's top attractions and walk you through the history of the Dutch capital. Your local private tour guide will take you to must-see sights such as Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace, the Albert Cuyp street market, Amsterdam's narrowest house, and much more!


Explore Amsterdam in-depth with your expert local guide

Famed all around the world for its liberal mindset, sense of tolerance and hedonistic nightlife, Amsterdam is the beating heart of the Dutch kingdom. Stunning maritime architecture and bicycle-friendly infrastructure allow Amsterdammers to coast through the busy city centre with ease - and on this 3-hour private tour, your expert local guide will help you to navigate your way to the main sights and attractions. Beginning at the Centraal Station, you will trace a path through Jordaan and the Jewish Quarter; passing iconic houseboats, the Anne Frank House, the Albert Cuyp street market, and Amsterdam’s narrowest house.

One of the best ways to round off this introduction to the Dutch capital is, of course, to cruise its complex web 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 the windmills and farming land 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.

Explore Amsterdam at your own pace

This 3-hour private tour covers the main must-see sights of Amsterdam at a leisurely pace. You also have the option of stopping for a coffee or a snack partway through. More time with your expert local guide means that you’ll get great inside scoops about museums, theatres, clubs or about the best local food and wines that will make the rest of your trip to Amsterdam a memorable one.

Only have time to see the top attractions in Amsterdam? Choose our 2-hour Highlights Private Tour instead!


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 3-hour Amsterdam Private City Tour starts starts in front of the IAmsterdam Visitor Centre, Stationsplein 10

  • The Old Church
  • The Jewish Quarter
  • Royal Palace
  • The Jordaan District
  • Iconic houseboats
  • Anne Frank House
  • Albert Cuyp, street market
  • The Begijnhof Convent
  • Masterpiece of Dutch Art
  • The widest bridge
  • Narrowest house
  • The Dutch East India Company


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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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