Welcome to my website!

Are you planning a visit to Amsterdam and its surroundings? I am happy to show you around as your local guide or help you plan your days in this beautiful country known as “The Low Lands”. I am a fully licensed English speaking guide and was born & raised in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. On tour, I will share wonderful stories and anecdotes on local life and bring you to places where large touroperating companies are not able to take you to. Join me and go where the locals go!

martineHow it all started…
Almost 2 decades ago I was looking for a job during my studies at University in Amsterdam. I always have had a special interest in architecture, art and history so the guiding industry seemed perfect… and it was! It became my greatest hobby and passion. After being a local guide in the Netherlands, I became a tour director in the European Union for 7 years. I was guiding international groups around many countries in Europe like Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. But after 7 years on the road, I decided to settle in Amsterdam, the city where I grew up and can’t wait to show you around!

Wat do we offer you…
A visit which is just a bit different than regular visits.
A guided tour which is just a bit different than normal guided tours.
A program which is just a bit different from standard programs.

My motto…
My motto; do as the locals do and go where the locals go! Visit highlights in Amsterdam and its surroundings, but in a way we locals would do it! This means, we will do walking tours, go by bike and/or by public transport. We will of course hop in to one of the local café’s to taste real pancakes or apple pie and we will never miss out on a good taste of haring and beer! Visiting the Netherlands with me as your local guide will be interesting, informative, surprising, but above all lots of fun!

Looking forward meeting you in Amsterdam!

Martine van der Voort