Amsterdam tour of museums and city by an art historian

Amsterdam tour of museums and city by an art historian
Private Art Tours

Let me take you on a fascinating walking tour of the historic enter of Amsterdam. The beauty of this city center is the result of many centuries of careful city planning. It boasts the most wonderfully preserved group of canals and ancient canal houses found anywhere in the world.

Downtown we find the headquarters of the United East India Company, pivot of international trade and source of great wealth in the 17th century. Dutch painter Rembrandt, prince of painters, and prolific etcher, draughtsman also made his home here and catered to the wealthy merchants.

A number of important museums including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum are also located here. A dozen of other museums are well worth visiting, including the Rembrandt house.

On Dam square, from which this town on the Amstel river originally got its name, is the former Town Hall, now Royal Palace. Next to it stands the late mediaeval New Church, now mainly serving as an exhibition hall. A five-minute walk going east takes us to the large Old Church in the middle of the Red Light District.

As a reference manual I studied a wealth of hand books, including the famous d'Ailly historical handbook for the Amsterdam walks.


Service details

  • various per Hour
  • Available Anytime
  • From 1 to 12 people

Travel pro profile

  • Speaks Dutch, English, German
  • Licensed Guide