top of page
Guided Tours Amsterdam


Hereby we would like to thank you for the interesting tour through parts of Amsterdam that were unknown to us.

The tour was interesting, showed a lot of knowledge and love for Amsterdam and there were nice (personal) discussions.

Eveline vZ, Switzerland, 3 June 2024.


Thank you for the fun tour yesterday.

Corinne W., Luxembourg, 25 May 2024.



A very informative start to our group tour. First orientation and insight into the history of the city. Very well explained. It was fun.

Eckhard K, Bielefeld, 29 April 2024



We would all like to thank you once again for the wonderful, informative city tour. 🙏🏻
We all really, really enjoyed it 😄
Andrea N, Sauerland, 20 November 2023.

Thanks again to the whole team for the city tours. It was interesting and fun for the students.
Monika K, Karl Heine School, Leipzig, 17 October 2023

It was a fun tour!
Emilie B, Chiever, 16 Nov 2023

I received a lot of good feedback. People enjoyed looking at the city with a different perspective and walking around quietly. Thanks for that!
Paul H., 3 Oct 2023.

Wir waren sehr zufrieden mit der Stadtführung und mit dem netten Stadtführer. Sehr zu empfehlen.
Angelika T., 30 Sept 2023


Jan-Willem M, 5 Sept, 2023


Unfortunately I was on holiday myself during the outing but I have since learned that it was a very successful walk. Thanks.
Paul van L., TU Delft, 13 June 2023

Thank you very much for the beautiful walk on java island. We really enjoyed it.
Nathalie S., Municipality of Amsterdam, 26 May 2023

Bert ist sehr sympathisch, aufgeschlossen und charmant, wir haben uns jederzeit sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Stadttour war unterhaltsam, interessant und nie langweilig. Vielen Dank!
Jana F., Bremen, 13 Mai 2023

The tour was interesting, Ruud showed us nice things and told special stories.
Maria G., Stadgenoot, 11 May 2023

The pleasure was entirely mutual. I even heard it mentioned that Ruud was also a charming man.... 
Maritza B. , Brinkhof NV, 11 April 2023

Fantastic tour, just great. We enjoyed it very much.
Peter D, 24 Nov 2022.

...That we enjoyed the tour yesterday together with Bert. Compliments to him with his wealth of knowledge. We had beautiful weather, of course, and I became a lot wiser regarding the Westergasfabriek site. 
Annemarie H., Belastingdienst Amsterdam, 28 Oct 2022


Hello Dear Bert and Ruud,
I would like to thank you both once again for the very tasteful city tour of old Amsterdam you organised for us. It answered completely to what we had hoped and imagined. We will highly recommend you and the Stadswandelkantoor to interested parties from Flanders. 
Raymond S., Geuzenproject Nieuwkerke (B)


It was nice to get an explanation of everything that happens in the Zuidas via Ruud. Nice. The heat was no problem for us either. Perhaps until next time!
Jeroen S., Wind Design Build, 18 July 2022

We also found it very entertaining and educational, even for an Amsterdamer like me.

We had a lovely afternoon. It is worth repeating.

Rene vV, ING Bank, 09.07.2022


- Very good guided tour - adjusted time with a "liquid stop" (was a group tour) - guided tour took place in German and was very understandable - gladly again at any time.

Thomas S., 17.06.2022


It was a very interesting tour from an architectural point of view - all 16 participants of the Lions Club Essen Stadtwald agreed that we would have missed a lot without this event. One mini-restriction: if you have walking problems in general, you should do without this tour - walking on asphalt for 2 hours requires a bit of stamina.

Heinz T, 17.05.2022


It was an interesting and surprising walk.

Christoffel K, Onsdoel housing association, Leiden, 15.06.2022


It was really a lot of fun! What enthusiasm and what knowledge.

Selma vV, Amsterdam, 3 May 2022

Very competent guide.

Laurin R, Zurich, 29 April 2022

This was a great tour of the city. Bert was very knowledgeable about the history, architecture, and culture. I would recommend this tour we really enjoyed it.

Erin, Washington, March 25, 2022

We have had nothing but compliments, so we are very happy with that. 
Maarten S, Onze Kapel, Haarlem, Nov 9, 2021

We had a great guide.

Chris V., Velp, Nov 6, 2021

Dear Ruud, again I want to thank you very much for the wonderful city walk in Amsterdam. I hope we can make another walk with you, there is still a lot to see.
Ellen H. and Tiny R., Genemuiden, 4 Nov. 2021

Very courteous and committed
Heike S., Düsserdorf, 24 October 2021

Despite the bad weather, the bicycle tour was a great success. The students found it a very nice way to see Amsterdam.

Martine vdE, Munkensdam Gymnasium, Denmark, 16 October, 2021

Great tour guide with a lot of nice and relevant explanations.

Jan K, Soest, 8 October, 2021

We all agreed: Ruud was super! Full of stories, with a joke where necessary.
Jolande van B, Levvel, 30 Sept. 2021

We had a great time and learned a lot about IJburg. 

Astrid D, 27 Sept. 2021

Thanks again for the beautiful walk. It was a wonderful gift!
Francis N, 26 Sept. 2021

Our guide Bert was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed it very much.

Gerard dR, Siemens, 18 Sept. 2021

It was great to walk with you through our 'own' neighborhood and look around with different eyes. You have pointed out so many beautiful interesting buildings and provided us with information that we have been walking past for years. Very refreshing and very nice. Everyone will be happy with you as a fantastic guide.

Carla O., The Hague, 30 June 2020

My parents just had a tour and were very excited. Thank you for that. 

Jolien vd K., 8 March 2020


Can you tell Ruud that the journalist and the photographer were very enthusiastic. They received so much information that it's difficult to make a choice as to what should appear in the article. [Tour Belgian journalists]
Manon Z, Amsterdam&Partners, 5 March 2020

In 2014 you did a wonderful guided tour for me and my three friends in Amsterdam (IJburg). We continue to travel once a year to different cities as laymen interested in architecture. In June (...) 
Klaus K., 25.01.2020

The city tour through Amsterdam was very well organized. On our first evening we got a good overview of the whole city. Thank you very much for organizing the guided tour of Amsterdam for the group of students in such a short time.

Anna K., 23 September 2019

The guided tour was very good. The guided tour was individually tailored to our group. Everyone was very satisfied. The booking process also went smoothly.
Ingrid B., 3 September 2019

It was an entertaining tour that was conducted in a friendly and competent manner. Thank you
Marcus B., 29 August 2019

Dear Bert, my colleagues and I have enjoyed your tour.
23 August 2019

We liked the guide very much, he deserves 5 stars. 
Norbert N., 21 August 2019

















Super nice guide, with a lot of knowledge... Gave us a great overview and showed us the most beautiful places of the old town!

Petra K., 13 August 2019

The guide presented Amsterdam in detail and with very good technical and background knowledge. It went into detail about the wishes and ideas of our travel group and took into account the different mobile capabilities of the individual group members. Despite the many tourists in the individual quarters, he knew how to inform our group in niche areas.
Ludger N., 11 August 2019

It was a very interesting tour. Many thanks to Ruud.
Margot L., 31 Juli 2019

Many thanks again for the two very interesting and entertaining guided tours in Amsterdam!  We are glad that we were able to walk with you on less well-trodden paths.
Next time we'll be happy to explore other districts with you!
Ingrid H., Frankfurt, 16.07.2019

We enjoyed the walk through the Bijlmer with you and of course also the interesting information. Thank you very much for that.
Rian Z., 13 July 2019


We had a great time last night. Thanks for the inspiring walk [Plantage].
Vivian R, 10 July 2019

Thanks for your marvellous guide and your invitation to visit your lovely river-bank house!
We've learnt a lot from the trip!
Cinco Y., Taiwan, 4 July 2019

We enjoyed the tour on and around IJburg yesterday. Very interesting.

Henk O., 20 June 2019

The two guides were very cooperative and led the group excellently. All participants enjoyed the guided tour!

Hans S., 10 June 2019

Bert, thank you for the wonderful tour [Jewish Amsterdam]
Henk K., 6 June 2019

The group from Munich was very impressed with the tour.

Nora D., 28 May 2019

Very good tour - exciting and very informative. Nice guide.

Patrick N., 16 Mai 2019

Thanks again for the great bike tour yesterday. We got to know a very interesting person and experienced a lot. I had the tip from the Hessian TV, see attachment. 

Karin and Hartmut L., 30 April 2019

I just wanted to let you know that we had a really nice walk! The weather was fantastic of course, but also Bert's story was fun to follow - we heard a lot of new things and saw a lot of fun/beautiful things.
Thank you!
Samara L, 23 April 2019

My father and I enjoyed Ruud's tour. We both know Amsterdam well, but we were in places we had never seen before. Ruud gave the walk a personal touch by asking us some nice questions. We can highly recommend the private tour!

Francine C, February 2019

Thanks for the nice cruise in Amsterdam.

Willemien B, Perfetti van Melle, 26 Nov. 2018

Everything went very well, despite the large group. Highly recommended. 

T., Sancovia Corporate Finance GmbH, 23 Nov. 2018

Thank you very much for the guided tours. I found both of the guided tours I experienced (Bernadette and Ruud) very interesting. It was a pleasure for me to listen to such comprehensively educated professionals. (...) to hear such detailed and intellectual lectures. 
Ulrich B., Techn., Gymnasium Biberach, 28.10.2018

Thank you so much for a delightful walk about and sharing your hidden gems of Amsterdam. We had a wonderful time!
Lance and Laura B., Greenville, USA, 21 Okt. 2018

Thank you very much for the great tour!
Ralf A, 13 Okt. 2018

Excellent private tour! Highly informative and interactive.
Chelsea Z, 23 Sept. 2018

Was very interesting and informative.
Roswitha W, 21 Sept. 2018

Again many thanks for the nice tour with Ruud van Soest. I have seen and learned a lot of news from Amsterdam Noord.

Irma H., De Nederlandse Bank, Sept. 12, 2018

Very good. Recommended.

Alper G., 15 August 2018

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the very interesting tour you gave our Northeastern students last Saturday. You were definitely one of our students' favorites with your dynamic way of telling. Thank you very much and hopefully until next time!

Ruth S., CIEE Amsterdam, 23 July 2018

Once again, thank you very much for the tour, the participants have greatly appreciated it.
Dirk vdM, University of Amsterdam, Graduate School of Humanities, 9 July 2018

All members really enjoyed the fantastic, interesting and funny explanation you gave us during yesterday's city tour. I have added some pictures as a reminder. 
Rachel D, 11 June 2018

It was a very nice, individual guided tour through the old town of Amsterdam. Organisational everything was perfect. Recommendable! Many thanks again for the beautiful, interesting, open and individual guided tour through the old town of Amsterdam. We liked everything very much!

S.H., 07.06.2018

Hello Bert, we wanted to thank you for the tour last Saturday. It was very interesting to see the other side of Amsterdam and we enjoyed it. It was certainly a highlight of the Amsterdam day, it was also very busy in the city and we were tired but satisfied from the 3 hour walk. Greetings from Kalkar and Freiburg.
Myriam vE, 20 May, 2018

"An absolutely successful and great city tour"
It started very well: booking a private city tour was very easy. A short time later I already had email contact with our city tour and I could arrange a very good meeting point. That was of course great and very relaxed for our 10-person group. Bert guided us for two hours through the old town of Amsterdam, telling us informative things and stories about buildings and Amsterdam, showing us places, alleys that you don't get to see otherwise! It was very informative, very entertaining and funny - time flew! In the end we all thought that this tour was absolutely worth it!

Iris H., Bodensee, 14.08.2018

I would like to thank you once again for the interesting tour we took last Thursday under your guidance. The students were enthusiastic. 

C. vB, lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, 8 May 2018.

I would like to thank you for the tour on April 14th. This was a very committed and expert tour that we all enjoyed very much. We have learned and experienced a lot.
Thank you again and maybe once in Berlin.....
Dr. Günter S., Stadtplaner Architekt Berlin, April 19th, 2018

By the way: the tour in Bijlmer meer was one of the higlights of our holliday in the Netherlands.

Sundono S. , Helios-Klinik Rottweil, Philipps-Universität Marburg, October 17th, 2017   

'Thank you so much for you expert guidance on Thursday. The day was a huge success, we saw excellent architecture and had an enjoyable time.'
Ziba Adrangi, director of PRP Architects, London


‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2009! Thank you for helping to make our trip to Amsterdam a success!’
WSP Finland Oy / WSP Finland Ltd (research, planning and design consultancy)


‘On behalf of the city of Copenhagen I would like to thank you very much for the inspiring visit we had in Amsterdam on the 4th. and the 5th. of May. I was very impressed by the professionalism of your guides and I hope that you will forward this message directly to them. ‘
Pia Allerslev, Mayor of Culture Copenhagen.


‘Thanks very much for such an interesting tour last week. We all found it fascinating and inspiring. I am sorry that we were short of time, but you gave us a very good feel for what has been done.’
David Geddes,  Locum Consulting Liverpool, Studiereis Oostelijk Havengebied en IJburg


'Thank you very much for your guided tour of Amsterdam housing/architecture. We all enjoyed it, despite the weather.'
Robert Evans, director of Argent Group PLC , Studiereis IJburg, Overhoeks, Westerdokseiland, Funen


‘Thank you so much for the wonderful guide…’
Mary Johnson, University of America, School of Architecture and Planning - Paris


‘First of all, I would like to thank you for the quality of the tours we had on Nov. 10, 2010. We enjoyed it very much.’
Isabelle Cloquet, Université Libre de Bruxelles


'My colleagues enjoyed the walk very much indeed. In fact, I have given one your contact details, as he may arrange a walk for his friends.'
Aileen Faulkner, CB&I, visit to Den Haag.






We enjoyed the walk through the Bijlmer with you and of course also the interesting information. Thank you very much for that.
Rian Z., 13 July 2019

many thanks again for the two very interesting and entertaining guided tours in Amsterdam!  We are glad that we were able to walk with you on less well-trodden paths.
Next time we'll be happy to explore other districts with you!
Ingrid H., Frankfurt, 16.07.2019

Super nice guide, a lot of knowledge????????????? Gave us a great overview and showed us the most beautiful places of the old town!

bottom of page