PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
Hello, I’m Dennis and I love my city.
Originally from the Dutch countryside where I was born and raised and studied Architecture. After travelling the world, I ended up in Amsterdam around the year 2000. My passion for travelling, food, cycling, reading books, curiosity and interact with people makes Amsterdam the perfect place for me. We both have a free and rebellious spirit and I dare to say I’m fully integrated in the city and know it like the back of my hand.
I believe in sharing the good things in live with each other and to call my passion my job is a dream come true. I tend to connect easily with people and I’m beyond eager to show you my passion for Amsterdam and The Netherlands. Obviously trying to infect you with my genuine enthusiasm.
I more than just a guide, I’m your friend during your stay.
How I Work
Do you want to experience your stay in Amsterdam as if you’re visiting a friend? That’s how people describe my tours. Before your stay I’ll contact you to discover your wishes during your stay. Your wishes combined with my knowledge of the nicest places, hangouts and favorite routes results in a unique and exclusively build tour just for you.
My tours are for all ages and always unscripted, everything on my tours is spontaneous and real. In Amsterdam my tours are mainly done by walking, by bike or by private boat. Since that’s been said, I always suggest spending a few hours on a private boat because in my opinion you really miss out on something if you haven’t seen Amsterdam from the water. Before we go on board we’ll buy a picnic and maybe a bottle of wine to comfort your stay on the water.
Whether you want to see more of things like Architecture, Culture, Art, Dutch & Jewish History, World War II, Museums, Markets, Neighbourhoods, Nightlife, Food and Drinks, I will happily point out the highlights, but my specialism are the favorite locations of the locals.
I’m specialized in day trips to other Dutch cities like Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Delft and Haarlem. By private car we can visit the beautiful Dutch countryside and see windmills, flowers, castles, national parks and old little picturesque towns.
Bottom line, you don’t have to think about anything, I’ll make sure you will see all your favorite destinations, arrange the needed transport and assist with time slots for museums & dinner reservations. But my best quality is the fact that I will surprise you during your stay with unexpected gems of the city or countryside. Are you ready for it?
On May 13th and August 26th 2023, I showed up at the Podcast ‘Travel with Rick Steves’. You can listen both podcasts by clicking the buttons here on the right!
I’ve Inspired Hundreds of Businessmen!
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Some reviews of my previous guests;
“In a word, amazing! We first learned about Dennis when we heard his interview by Rick Steves on NPR. Dennis is extremely knowledgeable about Amsterdam pointing out architectural, cultural and culinary details that only an insider would know.” (Read more)
“Dennis is a rare gem of a guide! Ten stars! Dennis deserves so much credit, and others need to know about him and use him as their guide when visiting Amsterdam and the surrounding area. My teen boys and I spent two days with Dennis and I cannot say enough good and positive things.” (Read more)
“Best. Guide. Ever. We booked Dennis for 2 days, and it was the best decision we could have ever made. Dennis made our time together interesting and fun.” (Read more)
“Great guide = Great Trip! Dennis was great. We found him through Rick Steves book. Dennis was very responsive. He scheduled a zoom meeting with us to discuss what we were looking for in our trip. Dennis provided full service and attend to our every need.” (Read more)
Friends around the world
My Amsterdam favourites
Let’s find out where the locals live and hang out.
A variety of food through a diversity of cultures at the best addresses in town!
You don’t want to mis out the experience of Amsterdam from the water.
Discover the variety of the Amsterdam School architects.
Golden Age | 17th Century UNESCO Canal District
Unique in its kind!
Together we can visit the Rijksmuseum with it’s varied collection.
Old Harbours & Modern Architecture
Old harbors meeting modern architecture.
World War II
Explore the many remembrances and monuments of World War II in Amsterdam.
Visit the landmark buildings of our city’s history.
Its rich Jewish history has traces everywhere in the city.
Nothing more Dutch than biking through our capital city.
Experience the Royal feeling with a visit to the official reception palace on the Dam.
Van Gogh Museum
Join me on a visit and enjoy the masterpieces of Van Gogh.
Selection of day trips
Let’s wander through the lovely countryside, minutes away from our cities.
Including a visit to Frans Hals museum.
The Hague & Delft
Discover two cities with a rich historical history.
Tulip Fields & Keukenhof Garden
Only during spring. Enjoy the enormous flowerfields.
Birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn.
Going back in time while visiting an unique castle.
A must see tour for every historical and modern Art lover! Second biggest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world.
The 2nd largest city of the Netherlands.
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