Tours

Amsterdam Odyssey offers customised tours into the heart and soul of the city, focusing on the aspects that make Amsterdam

feel like home for its inhabitants and like a source of inspiration for its visitors.

In general we provide tours that make you feel like a temporary local. You tell us your background, interests and wishes, and we create a tailor-made tour. Which places we visit and stories we tell are all based on your input, resulting in a personalized and meaningful experience.

If you’d like us to suggest something then we would love to show you Amsterdam through our eyes.

Are you interested in Amsterdam’s Jewish history? In our unique storytelling tour Eva weaves her extensive knowledge of the social history of Amsterdam’s Jewish population through 10 generations of her own family. The WWII tour explores the war’s influence on Amsterdam’s society, also illustrated with personal family stories.

Looking for a private guide to enrich your visit to the Rijksmuseum or Van Goghmuseum? As a passionate art-historian, Hanneke takes you on a vivid tour, giving you insights into Dutch life beyond the frames. Also available in a family friendly version!

If you’d like to discover some of the city’s hidden gems, we’ll help you find them and unveil their stories for you.

Are you traveling with a family? Read more about our Kids in the city experience, in which Hanneke takes all of you together on a memorable journey of discovery. She is a professional in designing educational material so you can be sure the tour will be both fun and informative for everybody.

Please note

  • Dutch weather is highly unpredictable. Make sure to pack and dress accordingly!
  • If you choose a bike ride as part of your tour, be aware that you really must be capable of cycling in busy traffic!

Such an interesting story, with interesting features that you won’t notice when you walk in the city without a guide! Eva and Hanneke both are very knowledgeable about Amsterdam. They are truly keen to make sure you get educated about its’ rich history. Your wish as their client is the most important and for sure you will have a good experience listening to them, as they also know how to deliver a good tour (e.g. proper amount of eye contact, tone of voice etc.). Next to this they are two very clever women with a clear passion for their work.

Jordi

New Zealand

I participated in some tours before, also in Amsterdam, and none of them were comparable with Odyssey. Hanneke and Eva completely tailor the Odyssey tour to what you (I) want. I am more into quiet and tranquil spots, away from the busy city and this was exactly what they showed me. Both gave a lot of info about the spots, the city in general and some personal touches. Whichever question I had they could answer with lots of background information. I really enjoyed their stories, knowledge, flexibility and of course laughs. Well done girls! Odyssey is a top tip and I sincerely recommend it!

Julia

Germany

I enjoyed an informative, merry and joyful tour, which was far from standard and average. Hanneke showed me the beauty, but also some ugliness, of the Amsterdam architecture. Through her stories I got to understand the soul of the city. Diversity, segregation and other city processes ‘under the surface’ were explained along with political and social-historical developments. It was great to see how my interest in press and journalism, that I pointed out in the preparation, turned out to be both starting point and finish of the tour!

Ruth

The Netherlands