Meet our Dutch Guides

Some of us are born and raised in Amsterdam others are born elsewhere in the Netherlands. After years of living and guiding in Amsterdam we all now truly feel as experienced guides who can show you Amsterdam as an Amsterdammer.

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Marius
MariusGuide & economics/history lover!
Born in:
Amsterdam, like my father and my mother and their parents and great parents too… My kids too by the way.
Guide since: Sep 2015. a year and a half.

Why did you become a tour guide in Amsterdam:
I like to travel and make city trips basically love to walk around and hear the in-depth stories about the cities. It’s more fun to know it told as a story than only reading it. More interactive more social and fun.

Your favorite Dutch food:
vegetarian sausage next to my stamppot. That is a mountain of stamped potatoes with sliced veggies in between and a crater of gravy on the top of that mountain. Like a volcano.

Favorite bar in Amsterdam:
Paradiso and Melkweg (Milkyway) for live concerts of the best in the world. And every day!

You cannot leave Amsterdam before:
A trip to the Rijksmuseum. Check the Night Watch, Vermeer and also Frans Hals too. Frans Hals is SSssoooo….. good. 🙂

Otto
OttoGuide and Mad story teller
Born in:
Echteld 0.0001% chance you know it!

Guide since:
2015 and still can’t stop talking!

Why did you become a tour guide in Amsterdam?
I love to story of Amsterdam how it because the city we al know today! Standing before a group is something that gives me energy! It is the best job you can wish for!

Your favorite Dutch food?
Kroketten, massed goulash meet on the inside breadcrumbs on the outside, this all fried! It’s great a specially with a beer or 2 😉

Favorite bar in Amsterdam?
Vrankrijk, it is in the same street as I live. It’s very alternative place wit good vegetarian food on Friday!

You cannot leave Amsterdam before:
Joined us with the Alternative tour of Amsterdam, went to the NDSM Werf (go with the free ferry) and visit a coffee shop!

Karen
KarenAllround Guide and History lover!
Born in:
The one and only Amsterdam

Guide since:
Spring 2016

Why did you become a tour guide in Amsterdam:
Because I am desperately in love with my city and in this way I get to tell you: what I think that makes Amsterdam so special. Whilst we are walking through the beautiful streets and along the canals, hopefully making you fall in love with the city too!

Your favorite Dutch food:
Andijviestamppot, wich is a mix of mashed boiled potatoes, mixed with andijvie (endive), bacon and of course gouda cheese. But a fricandel special is high on my list too! (Don’t ask, just try!)

Favorite bar in Amsterdam:
For a nice drink and atmosphere: the pool bar near ‘t Spui. For a very Dutch party: Bolle Jan near Rembrandtplein.

You cannot leave Amsterdam before:
You’ve done a walking tour and been around the canals on a boat!

Tim
TimGuide & owner
Born in:
Harderwijk, Netherlands small town one hour from Amsterdam, and for more than 7 years I live in Amsterdam, this because it is the most beloved city in the world!

Guide since:
2014 and love it every day!

Why did you become a tour guide in Amsterdam?
I love to travel and meeting locals from different cultures. I always like to know what moves people and why others do their way! And as a tour guide, I have the privilege to meet new cultures and people every day.

Your favorite Dutch food?
The really Dutch meal Boerenkool which is Kale mixed with potatoes and a smoked sausage. Typical Dutch meal you can get it at the Dutch restaurants like Moeders.

Favorite bar in Amsterdam?
In ‘t Aepjen, A small bar with a great story behind it, this historic Amsterdam bar used to accept sailor’s monkeys as payment. The story after this is even better! This bar is located at the end of the Zeedijk in one of the 2 wooden houses Amsterdam still has.

You cannot leave Amsterdam before:
Did a walking tour with me, tasted herring the raw fish, rent a bicycle.