Amsterdam: 2.5 Hour City Centre Walking Tour

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Amsterdam: 2.5 Hour City Centre Walking Tour


2,5 hour walking tour through Amsterdam with Dutch history, art, food, culture and much more! 

The tour starts at 09.30 and 14:00You can choose a time when you register for the tour. BOOK NOW


A city tour! Want to get the most out of your trip to Amsterdam? Let us take you into the city centre and teach you everything you need and want to know. Our enthusiastic tour guides will show you all the hidden treasures, which will for sure let you love Amsterdam even more and more! Let us immerse you into the world of Dutch history, art, culture and food in our 2,5 hours City Centre guided walking tour!

We will take you alongside the most famous and must see sights such as Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt, but you also will be amazed about what secret places the city has to offer. And no Holland without Dutch cheese! A small cheese tasting experience at the Cheese Bar will be a part of this tour as well. Did you know that there are more tastes of cheese than just Gouda and Edam? In case you didn’t, you will find out this and more soon!

On Saturdays you’re super lucky, we will let you try a fresh Dutch biological “stroopwafel” from our very well-known stroopwafel baker. Ofcourse there are also stroopwafels the rest of the week, only from another baker. Do we need to say more?

At the end of the tour you will receive a small typical (or not so typical ;-)) Dutch present that will definitely won’t ever let you forget your stay in Amsterdam!

Enough said, it’s time for you to experience it yourself!

Our tour guides are professional, passionated, well informed and will show you this wonderful city like no other tour guide. Our aim is to let you experience Amsterdam instead of just seeing it. With 88 Travelguide no overcrowded group tours but small and personal service on a relaxed tempo. Ready for the Amsterdam vibes and a city tour? Take a look at our booking calendar and BOOK NOW.

City tour – practical information

Please meet our guide at: Beursplein, in front of the Bistro Berlage.

The tour takes around 2,5 hours. The tour starts at 09.30 and 14.00You can choose a time when you register for the tour.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


See also our other tours.

Tour Reviews

4.94 based on 48 reviews

Loved the tour! Very interesting and learned a lot. Definitely recommend this tour. Also a very good atmosphere due to the tour guide.


Great tour! I learned a lot about the city and culture. The guide feels like a friend, making the experience even more fun. You just feel like a local in a new city exploring everything.


Top! We have learned a lot about Amsterdam. In addition, it was nice to taste small local things as well. Thanks for everything!


This walking tour is great. I highly recommend doing it as early as possible during your stay. In addition to providing a good overview of central Amsterdam and its history, our guide offered many insights into the culture and recommendations for food that we found very helpful.


My 3 sisters & our husbands took the 3 hour walking tour of Amsterdam right after our arrival on a cruise ship a couple of weeks ago with Riccardo and thoroughly enjoyed it! He was engaging, informative, quick & thorough with information & had a wonderfully quirky tongue-in-cheek sense of humor which suited us perfectly. Not only was he educational and entertaining, but his map was the best and his recommendations panned out perfectly.


Our guide Anzi was funny and informative. He did well with our diverse group. His Dutch knowledge was well appreciated and imparted out the group. It was well paced and enjoyable. We loved the little coffee shop we took our break. Highly recommend.


A lovely walking tour with a personable and knowledgeable guide. Small group of about twelve. Our guide gave us fascinating information from history to current trending. She had a plethora of little anecdotes that revealed the spirit of Amsterdam. It was probably the best tour I’ve been on in this city!


We took a city tour with Fabiola. She was great. Lots of knowledge and very friendly. I liked the small size of our tour vs. the “free” tours where there can be dozens of people.


We did the city tour and Veronica was our guide. The tour was enjoyable, very informative and a good way to get a feel for the city. It’s great to do in the small groups as this operator does so you’re not struggling to hear what’s being said.


Really funny, interesting and enthusiastic! Showed unique places of the city and gave good advice and lots of history. Would always recommend for a fab tour in a fab city 😀


Wow! Kathrin is a very down to earth woman with a fantastic sense of humour making the 3 hours absolutely fly. Kathrin knows a great amount about Amsterdam and it’s way, she doesn’t just give you that memorised script that most tour guides do. She has her own unique way of informing you of Amsterdam and it’s interesting history.


I did a lot of other tours in Amsterdam, but this was by far the best one. Riccardo is such a good tour guide, and he knows the city so well. He does not just tell you what you will hear on so many other tours, he knows all about the ´real Amsterdam´ and he will tell you all you need/want to know. He is very funny, kind, and just a wonderful person.


I had a very nice tour with Riccardo. He knows a lot of curious stuff about the city and also he is very funny. He is very receptive to questions and answers them straight. I wish I could have done the Red Light District tour with him too. Tour recommended!


Kathrin’s tour was better than graskass! I have lived in Amsterdam for over a year now and had never taken a tour until I decided to go on Kathrin’s through the city center! She was charismatic, informative, and made everything so much fun! Her passion towards the city shines.. I would recommend for anyone to go on a tour with her 🙂


Worth every penny!! Excellent tour very informative lots of tips regards were to eat etc I would highly recommend this tour and look forward to booking my next tour with mark on my next visit ?


Informative and fun!! Just spent a great morning walking round Amsterdam with Manouk. So much info and insight but not a bit boring. Highly recommended!


Wonderful! We had less than two days to spend in Amsterdam and were so glad we spent part of it on the city tour with Teodora. We fell in love with the city at first sight, so it was wonderful to hear about its history and see the sights with such a knowledgeable guide. She was so open and friendly and made everyone feel so welcome.


Entertaining & informative walking tour. Highly knowledgeable, entertaining and charismatic guide shows you around the heart of Amsterdam. A mixture of cultural, historical and personal stories ensure the 2.5 hour tour goes quickly. Would highly recommend to all.


Judith was great! Judith was fantastic, she knows the city and its history very well and gave a very interesting and informative tour!


Awesome City Tour with Riccardo! My husband and I really enjoyed the City Tour with him. He is was extremely knowledgeable of the city and provided some very interesting stories and insight. The tour was the perfect length and was a great pace. Highly recommend.


The Best Guide! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed both the Red Light District tour and the City Centre Tour. The communication and the easy to find meeting places made it stress-free. The length of the tour was perfect for our needs and the pace good but not hurried. The size of the group is perfect.


Great Introduction. Kathrin was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. I enjoyed the combination of history and modern culture, with funny personal commentary thrown in.


Great walking tour! We came across these guys when we didn’t have enough time to join them, but because they were so lovely we decided to go back the next day to join in the tour. We had the pleasure of Kathrin who was great! We learnt lots of things, ate some cheese & laughed our way around the streets!


Our tour guide, Kathrin, was very knowledgable and kept the tour interactive and interesting. Kathrin our tour guide, was very friendly. She made sure that everyone was having a good time. She answered questions to the best of her ability and made sure that each member of the tour was satisfied. I would highly recommend this tour and tour guide to anyone. I left feeling like I learned quite a bit and plan on going back to more 88 Travelguide tours.


Fantastic Guide!! Really funny, interesting and enthusiastic! Showed unique places of the city and gave good advice and lots of history. Would always recommend for a fab tour in a fab city 😀


Amsterdam at it’s best! I wasn’t so sure what to expect of this tour, but I ended up having such a good time I booked a second one! Kathrin is super easy going and so much fun to learn from. I walked away from this tour feeling I knew more than more people who live in Amsterdam. Even your even slightly considering this tour, let me tell you just do it! After a week in Amsterdam these tours were still my favorite part of the whole trip. Enjoy!


Brilliant! Olga gave us a comprehensive and entertaining tour of the city. Her tour was mainly aimed at historical context and she spiced it up with lighter anecdotes and other small stories so the atmosphere was relaxed and the hours flew by. what shone through was her knowledge about, and passion for the city. Quite amazingly, she seemed to have managed to remember where most members of the tour came from and she engaged with many.


An excellent start to a trip to Amsterdam! I am travelling through Europe over 3 & a half months and this was one if the best tours I have been on so far! Kathrin was funny, informative and genuinely wanted to be there! Her information was interesting


Excellent!! My wife and I came across this tour by accident and decided to give it a go. All I can say is that we are glad we did. Excellent tour guide made this tour one to remember!


Excellent experience! Very nice service and nice tour guide. A relaxing experience without overload of information. Wanted to go again!


One of the favourite parts of the holiday! Such a good experience, had lots of fun on our tour and would recommend Riccardo to everyone, such a friendly guy, one of the highlights of our trip and good value for money aswell.


Yes! Riccardo is an awesome guide with a very very joyfull heart . You can see he is in love with the city and the people to show arround. He made my view on the city much much brighter . Thank you!!


No better! Lots of cultural and historical information, at a great pace. My wife and I just finished this tour and it was better than we expected. We also really appreciated his suggestions on places to eat, even waking us to a place he enjoys. Can’t recommend enough.


Excellent! It was like he was painting a historical picture of Amsterdam. He didn’t recite facts and figures but told stories of the people and places. He took us to places we would have never gone to on our own. By the end of the tours, we had gained a really great insight and a real fondness for his city. While on the city tour, he took us to a really tasty waffle shop for a break and while we enjoyed our treats and rested our feet the stories continued. A tour to remember!


Brilliant Walking Tour of Amsterdam! As a group of 8, we spent the afternoon with Riccardo exploring the city’s canal belt and learning so much of its history in a really enjoyable way. We got to see some hidden gems that would have remained hidden were it not for the fact that we had such a popular, well-known character as our guide. A really good experience and worth every cent. Thank you!


Fun and Informative! My son and I had a great time sharing 2,5 hours with Teo as she led us through some of the more interesting areas of the city. We loved her depth of knowledge and sense of humor… still laughing about some things! Good job, Teo… will certainly recommend your tours to others!


Excellent tour! Friendly, informative and entertaining. Would take any tour that they offer. Highly suggest.


Fun and highly recommended. 88 Travelguide’s walking tour was great. Whether you only have one day or all the time in the world to discover Amsterdam you can’t go wrong starting with a tour from 88 Travelguide. I am generally a terrible tourist and thought I would start out on the tour and split off when I got bored. That just didn’t happen. Veronica was super informative and entertaining. Her history of Amsterdam and stories kept me wanting more


Simply Great!! Olga is an excellent guide! Her tour is relaxed, interesting, informative! My girlfriend did’t want to take the tour, but eventually she said it was the best thing we did in Amsterdam. Great stories, flexible route, most importantly small and personalised approach (small groups – we were with 8). There is certainly quality in the tours of 88 Travelguide!


Loved it! Very informative and entertaining! Olga clearly LOVES Amsterdam! You can see it in her eyes and in the way she keeps you interested from start to finish. Forget those free tours of 62 tourists to one guide! Pay a few Euros and choose 88 Travelguide instead! Worth every cent! Thank you!


Fantastic Guide! Really funny, interesting and enthusiastic! Showed unique places of the city and gave good advice and lots of history. Would always recommend for a fab tour in a amazing city!


My family (including a teen and a pre-teen) took a 2,5 hour city tour with Olga this winter. She makes a great first impression and then proves to be knowledgeable, observant, humorous, and personable as well. If you have the chance, get to know Amsterdam with Olga I highly recommended!


Outstanding and the guide really knows Amsterdam! I booked 88Travelguide’s tour in advance for my first day in Amsterdam. It was great! The guide was very friendly, knew a lot, and really gave us a “full taste of the city”. He knew answers to every question and every story he told was incredibly interesting. The time flew by! I would have done the 1.5 hour walking tour through the Red Light District as well but it was fully booked! I highly recommend this company!


Informative and entertaining! With only a couple days to explore Amsterdam, our decision to take a tour with 88Travelguide was a perfect one! The guide shared many highlights of the city, including commentary on historical facts, fascinating myths, and humorous stories about the city and people who live and lived there. This small group tour allows a lot of opportunity for interaction between the group and the guide, who provided a very personalized tour. She is an excellent tour guide and the tour was not too long and never boring! I highly recommend a tour with 88Travelguide. You’ll enjoy it and have fun too!


Don’t go to Amsterdam without doing this! The tour was amazing and a ideal way to start a city break in Amsterdam. 88Travelguide provides a perfect balance between a knowledgeable tour and one that is amusing and entertaining to go on. The guide is basically a walking Wikipedia! I’ve been to Amsterdam over 6 times visiting my friends but had never taken a tour like this. I would recommend this tour to everyone, even people who grew up in the region!


Wonderful time! The guide was very informative, funny and incredibly passionate about the city. It felt like we got a real perspective on the local flare and mentality as well as a very thorough and entertaining take on the history of the city. We also loved the more intimate atmosphere as it is a small group tour and we were only with 6 people, you get a much more personal experience. At the end of the tour, Manouk took time to highlight some of the spots we saw and her favorites on our maps. She even invited anyone who wanted to come to join her for a quick lunch at her favourite spot.


My husband and I were in town for a conference last weekend, and decided to do a tour of the city. After checking some of the tour guides, we opted to go with 88Travelguide. I can honestly say that the tours (we did both the city tour and the Red Light tour) were the highlight of the trip. The guide is incredibly knowledgeable about the city and its history. I asked questions throughout, and she always had great, thoughtful, and often funny answers to my questions. The city tour was full of worth knowing history, art and great anecdotes. The night tour (RLD) gives you an interesting glimpse into a world you seldom see. I should also note that the RLD tour isn’t just about the sex and sex workers, but a walk through the history and current political climate and social issues faced by the RLD workers; it was really fascinating!


We traveled to Amsterdam without a prior agenda. We signed up for the city walking tour and had a wonderful time. Manouk was extremely informative and entertaining. We just wish we would have hired her for our entire time in Amsterdam. We definitely recommend 88Travelguide!

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