Amsterdam Odyssey

Private, customized tours by excellent local guides: that’s Amsterdam Odyssey. Our guides are well prepared; the service level is of the highest quality. We invite everyone interested in Amsterdam to join us on a discovering journey into the heart and soul of our city.

Authentic travel experience is endangered in the days of mass tourism. But it is still possible to travel differently, even to a popular destination like Amsterdam.

At Amsterdam Odyssey, we stand by a few simple beliefs.

People come first.
Every person is different. We take account of your wishes and needs, and we take the time to tailor your perfect tour. This way you can rest assured that you will discover Amsterdam the way you wish to get to know her.
Our goal is you having a great time. We take care of you from the moment we start working on your tour. Last minute change of plans? No problem: flexible is our middle name. We know the city very well, so we can always adjust and go with your flow.
Relax and enjoy your vacation!

Be genuine.
Beyond showing you the highlights and the hidden gems, we aim to help you understand what Amsterdam is about. What makes her unique, a home for her inhabitants and a source of inspiration for her visitors? We take you where the city’s fascinating history and daily life meet. Our tours are insightful, inspirational and entertaining. Basically, like Amsterdam herself!
Also good to know: local, sustainable and organic are our default settings. Taking a tour with us means supporting independent, local entrepreneurs and initiatives. This way, you contribute to making Amsterdam an even more fantastic place.

Do what you love, and do it well.
We love connecting people with their surroundings and with each other. We strongly believe that empathy and genuine connections are an important part of a travel experience.
We love Amsterdam; this city is our home. At the heart of each of our tours is an invitation to feel at home here too. You are welcome!
We love guiding and we handpick our guides. We only work with professionals who are passionate and knowledgeable about this city. Our guides have at least a Master’s degree in history, social sciences and/or art history and excel in giving you the best of times. You can trust us to make your time in Amsterdam a meaningful experience.

About Hanneke

About Hanneke

Co-director & tour guide

Hello, I’m Hanneke, film scholar and teacher of art history. In 2006 I started giving guided museum tours in several museums in Amsterdam and dove into the history of the city where I was born and raised. Working in the restaurant business made me realize that I love making people feel at home.

I love the concept of Amsterdam Odyssey because it offers people a chance to get to know and enjoy the city like I do. The fact that we always create our tours based on the wishes and interest of our participants, ensures that my job as a guide will always be about discovering and connecting with people in a meaningful way.

About Eva

About Eva

Co-director & tour guide

Hi, I’m Eva, anthropologist and teacher of social sciences. Since 2010 I have been involved in several projects around sustainability and social development. Once I realized I prefer going beyond ‘ready-made jobs’, I started creating my own variations, one of them being Amsterdam Odyssey.

What I love about Amsterdam Odyssey is that everything I value, comes together. I have a passion for the city I was born and raised in. I enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge and enthusiasm with others, and I love involving people in the society around them, connecting them with each other and their surroundings.

About Huibert

About Huibert

Tour guide

Hi, I’m Huibert, I studied history and graphic design. I walk, cycle, boat and canoe people through Amsterdam since 2003, telling tales from beyond the obvious about everything connected with Amsterdam. I like surprising people and Amsterdam is full of surprises. Storytelling is a great way to make a connection between people and places.

Amsterdam is unique and so is Amsterdam Odyssey. Eva and Hanneke started this great concept and it suits me like a glove. By creating custom based tours you never stop exploring!

Amsterdam Odyssey VOF KvK 65708822