Meet a local insider for coffee, chat and an informal tour of your neighborhood in Amsterdam as a way of getting your bearings on arrival.
Even frequent visitors to the Dutch capital are sometimes thrown by its labrynthine layout. But the same aspects that make it confusing alo make it one of the most charming and unique destinations in this part of the world. This Meet a Local in Amsterdam experience is designed as a practical and historical introduction to the city. We will begin our experience in your hotel lobby or apartment where our guide or staff member, a resident of and expert on Amsterdam, will explain the geographical layout of the city and how this relates to the area where you are staying. We can discuss your itinerary and help you make any last-minute plans, as well as answer all your questions, from what is the best day to visit certain museums and monuments to how the public transport system works. We will bring along maps and guidebooks to the city to help you get acquainted with the places and things that you will be seeing, and will offer tips on local customs and suggestions for dining, shopping, insider events, and concerts. We will then head outside for a stroll, allowing for a discussion of the area’s history and an opportunity to absorb the neighborhood ambiance under the guidance of a seasoned local. We will stop occasionally to talk about historic buildings and monuments, or maybe to go over how to distinguish different canals. We will point out the best markets, cafés, and beer gardens can be found. We will leave you with maps, a little bit of history, and a better sense of how best to navigate Amsterdam's higgeldy piggeldy cityscape.