What’s up Tours Amsterdam

by Tanja

Private, Custom Tours in Amsterdam

If you would like a private, custom tour in Amsterdam, I will be happy to guide you!

I was born and raised in a village near Amsterdam. I have lived over 20 years in the city.  I have worked as a professional tour guide in Amsterdam and Spain.

Let me help you explore the city via this website and via private tour in Amsterdam.

I specialize in the stories of Amsterdam and its people: the openness and directness of its sailors, prostitutes and politicians, the tolerance of religion and drugs, the fever of free trade, the sense of adventure of its pirates and travelers, the no-nonsense style in Dutch daily life, art, design and architecture. Let me tell you the stories of Amsterdam!

Please use the contact form on this page to contact me. Let me know your interests and we can work out a custom, private tour that suits you. Tours can be held in each part of the city, by boat, by bike or on foot.

See you in Amsterdam!

ps Los tours son también posible en Español!


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    Private Tour in Historical Amsterdam

    Touring the Medieval Center

    Hearing stories from the city’s rich history, you’ll get a deep understanding of that special vibe of Amsterdam: the openness and directness of its sailors and prostitutes in the Red Light District, the tolerance of religion and drugs, the spirit of free trade, the arrival of the Chinese and the no-nonsense style in Dutch life, art and architecture. Read more about Red Light District and China Town.

    Touring the 17th century Canal Ring

    Walk along the famous Amsterdam Canal Ring: Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht Canal. Find out more about the architecture of the city palaces along the canals and how the ‘new rich’ merchant families built their canal houses to mirror their financial and societal success in the city. Read more about Amsterdam Canal Houses.

    Custom Tours in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam De Pijp

    Guided Tour in De Pijp

    De Pijp neighbourhood is bustling with people, bikes, terraces, restaurants and bars, mostly around the big Amsterdam Albert Cuyp daily market. The South side of De Pijp hides some of Amsterdam’s most characteristic fantastical architecture from the 1920s known as the Amsterdam School. A diverse area to explore. Read more about De Pijp.

    Guided Tour in Jordaan

    The Jordaan Quarter lies along the Prinsengracht canal. Walk the narrow streets of this 17th century area and enter into the courtyards hidden behind the charming facades. Listen to the stories of the Jordaan: stories of immigration, poverty, social unrest, reflected in the Jordaan folk music and culture. Read more about Amsterdam Jordaan Quarter.

    Do-it-Yourself Tours

    Don’t want a guided tour? Here a some interesting tours you can easily do by yourself. Let me know if have enjoyed them in the comments section below.

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    Steve July 23, 2017 - 13:44

    We were part of a large group that Tanja took for a walking tour around Amsterdam in July. Tanja is very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend time with her. We would recommend taking any tour of hers while in Amsterdam.

    Sandy July 21, 2017 - 15:54

    I found Tanja after searching the internet for private tours of the Red Light District. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am so glad I contacted her!! She met us at our hotel and walked us around Amsterdam for the next 2 hours. She was extremely informative and showed us a lot more than just the Red Light District. We all loved her tour and I would highly recommend booking Tanja while in Amsterdam! Thank you so much!!!

    Tanja July 24, 2017 - 13:30

    I am glad you contacted too. Glad to hear you enjoyed! Good travels!

    sandy July 20, 2017 - 17:42

    Had a walking tour with Tanja July 2.As Canadians we wanted to hear about the local history and culture from a local. Tanya was an excellent guide and showed us so much of the local area and history without prejudice. Open for all questions and helped us understand the culture. My husband and myself both enjoyed her knowledge and style. Time well spent. Highly recommend it.

    Viviane October 26, 2016 - 22:35

    My hunsband and I did the bike tour with Tanja around Amsterdam. It was amazing! She explained about the history of the city and took us in many intersting places. We loved!

    Tanja October 28, 2016 - 11:23

    Thank you! Happy you liked it!

    Jen Simper September 23, 2016 - 16:08

    My husband and I joined Tanja for a wonderful sunny morning in August spent cruising around the parks, canals and historic sites of Amsterdam on bikes provided by Conscious Hotel Vondelpark. It was a highlight of our summer holiday in Europe and such a wonderful way to see the city. Tanja is fantastic guide, hugely knowledgeable and a real pleasure to spend time with. We both would highly recommend taking any tour of hers while in Amsterdam. :)