Sam is a true local in Amsterdam. Born and raised in ‘De Pijp’, a neighborhood just outside of the city center, he knows all the hotspots in the city, but also some more undiscovered places you don’t read about in the travel guides. As a history student he likes to tell you the stories of the past within the historical context.
While Sam is a traveler himself as well he will always return to his home city because he fell in love with the variety of museums, parks, hangouts, sport accommodations and other stuff to do in the city while you are still able to go everywhere by bike. Sam hopes that he can transfer a little piece of love for the city to everyone who joins him on one of his tours.
Sam's Amsterdam Tip!
Visit 'De Pijp!' It is just outside the city center but a lot less crowded. Walk through a neighborhood that a century ago was called ‘The Quartier Latin’ of Amsterdam. Stroll around the lovely streets and you will find a variety of bars, restaurants, a market and a park.
Niek is one of the true locals in Amsterdam. Born and raised in the capital of the Netherlands, he knows everything there is to know about the city! Sparked by his ambition as a filmmaker, he developed a great sense for storytelling. Niek loves Amsterdam for its vibrant energy and its always excited inhabitants and he will be able to show you around the city of Amsterdam with its idyllic streets and glistering canals. Let Niek guide you to the best places in Amsterdam including its hidden gems!
Niek's Amsterdam Tip!
Make sure to visit one of the traditional Amsterdam old “brown” café’s serving a wide range of delicious local beers and, even better, a serving of authentic “bitterballs”! The best beer snack you will ever taste!
Dinko came to Amsterdam following his better half. After living in Venice for a while, he traded one famous canal city for another. He studied history of art and cultural anthropology and finds Amsterdam to be an amazing place where cultural diversity and arts go hand in hand in promoting each other. You can often find him riding a bike or walking around, looking up the canal houses, checking out the hidden small streets or observing the everyday life from one of the benches. When it rains, you will find him reading about the history in a cosy café or visiting one of many fascinating museums that city has to offer. In Amsterdam Dinko found a second home. Follow him to discover what exactly makes it such an attractive city.
Dinko's Amsterdam Tip!
Take a break from the hustle-and-bustle of the center and visit De Pijp! Originally a working-class neighborhood, De Pijp now enjoys the status of a hip bohemian area spotted with cafés, restaurants and bars. The area is home to the international cuisine and your palate will go into overdrive in one of its many diverse restaurants. While you’re there, don’t miss visiting Albert Cuyp Markt!
Charlie moved to Amsterdam to pursue his masters in International Development and Economics. He has recently graduated and, to avoid the horrors of Brexit, is staying in Amsterdam for the foreseeable future. He wanted to share his passion for this beautiful city with others. As a recent resident, he can provide tips to tourists on how to become a real Amsterdamer! He studied History for his undergrad so is keen about discovering the undiscovered historical gems of this culturally and temporally rich city.
Charlie's Amsterdam Tip!
The East of the city is my favourite but is quite unknown by the average tourist. If you want to have a fabulous gourmet experience check out 'De Kas' in Frankendael Park. All organic produce is grown on-site in the beautiful greenhouses that enclose the restaurant. A must for any food tourist!