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Airport Transit City Tour

Amsterdam and Schiphol
5 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)


If you book between the 15th of October and 21st of March the tour you will receive a one hour canal cruise per person for FREE in Amsterdam.

If you have a transit time of approximately 5 hours in Amsterdam then you can take advantage of this tour!

During our private tour we will show you all that the historic center of Amsterdam has to offer in the comfort of a private chauffeur driven car/minibus. This tour can be customized to suit your personal needs. Join us and you will soon know the heart of Amsterdam like the locals do!

At the end of the tour, the driver will drop you off at the departure area of Schiphol Airport in time for your next flight.

“This tour is mentioned in Forbes Magazine”


Along the way we will inform you about the public transport system, Amsterdam social life, the popular shopping areas and show you the best places to visit. Some highlights of your tour will include Dam Square and the Royal Palace, the beautiful Amsterdam canal belt, the Red Light District, the Anne Frank House, the Old Church, the famous Bijenkorf department store and the historic stock exchange building, as well as one or more of our city market streets.




Schiphol Airport Meeting point.

Driver will be holding a sign with your name at the Airport Meeting Point inside Schiphol Plaza.


Destination in Amsterdam or return to the Airport.

Things to bring

- Printed voucher

- Photo / video camera 


- Meet & greet service
- English speaking driver/guide
- Transport by private air- conditioned limousine/mini bus


  • Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
  • Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
  • No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Duration:  from 3 hours to 8 hours or more depending on your transit time

Departure time: 

Daily on request

Language : 


On request: German, French, Spanish*

* extra charges may apply

Please note: 

  • Please book this tour at least 48 hours in advance of travel.
  • This tour is suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Entrance fees that are not mentioned are not included.
  • While booking please advise your preferred pick-up time and flight number.


" Fantastic! The best layover! "
5 out of 5 stars
They surpassed my expectations! My driver was wonderful, a wealth of knowledge! He met me at the meeting spot, texted to make sure I knew where he was. It was hassle free! I would truly recommend this to anyone! I wish I had had more time to wander! I highly recommend this tour!!
" Interesting transit tour in Amsterdam "
5 out of 5 stars
Ken was an informative and entertaining tour guide. I had a rather tight schedule and Ken was able to fit in a few interesting sites within this tight schedule. He also suggested going outside the city to see windmills and that was a pleasant experience.
" Great way to experience the city in a short time "
4 out of 5 stars
Meeting point instructions very clear, on time. Mercedes van made us feel like vips. The tour encompassed all the highlights of Amsterdam and is a perfect way to make efficient use of a tight schedule. Very flexible according to our needs and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
" Excellent way to use transit time "
4 out of 5 stars
Six our transit times at Schipol — that‘s long. But instead hanging around at the (great) airport we took a city tour. Pick up worked perfectly and the 3 hours tour was great. The driver told interesting stories, the car was new, clean, nice anathema overall experience was just great. Highly recommended!
" Our happy trip of Amsterdam City and Zaase Schans "
5 out of 5 stars
In addition to the city tour, we ask for a visit to Zaanse Schans. The driver was very friendly and helpful. He managed to include the whole trip in five hours and gave us some introductions and guides of the visited places. We appreciated the services provided. Thank you.
" Awesome driver, great navigation, perfect stopover "
5 out of 5 stars
My friends and I were stopping over at AMS as part of a trip to Asia, and had a few hours to spend seeing Amsterdam. This tour couldn't have worked out better -- Younes, our driver and guide, had a very comfortable van and was absolutely a delight to talk to. He had grown up in the city, clearly new all the best kept secret spots to stop and let us walk and take pictures, without running into any traffic or crowds. We had one friend who had food poisoning from the plane and even she had a great time! We couldn't have asked for a better experience with Younes, and I'd recommend these folks to anyone who has even a few hours in AMS to spare.
" Great expirience "
5 out of 5 stars
The trip was really fine. We were picked up at the airport by Wim just in time. He showed us the old Amsterdam and drove us - following our wish - also to some windmills, which was very nice. He stopped wherever it was possible, when we asked for and he told us a lot of interesting things we didn´t know before about Amsterdam. The whole tour was very enjoyable even for our children. Well done !
" Best use of layover time! "
4 out of 5 stars
I have connected via AMS so many times and with a 6 hr layover this could not have been a better time! The driver knew the city so well and after driving us past “must sees” took photos allowed me to snap iconic photos and even found a charming cafe with fresh morning croissants and great coffee before heading back to schipol with plenty of time to spare for a bit of shopping before my flight, five stars!
" Great Service "
5 out of 5 stars
It was super convenient to have Ken pick us up at the airport and show us around Amsterdam. He had some tidbits and advice, and we had the opportunity to go on a canal tour as well. It helped us set the stage for a great visit in Amsterdam. A friend who had a layover had recommended the tour, and we were figuring out how to spend the morning with our luggage upon arrival. This was the perfect solution for us.
" Excellent! "
5 out of 5 stars
This company was very attentive and helpful. Great communication and driver. Highly recommended.
" Flexible and knowledgeable "
5 out of 5 stars
Our guide did an awesome job giving us a preview of Amsterdam. Beautiful city and hope to return for longer visit!
" Beautiful Amsterdam! "
5 out of 5 stars
We were met right on time by our tour guide Wim! He was so friendly and informative and even took us to see where my grandmother had lived in Amsterdam which wasn’t part of the tour! So special! We were amazed at how much we were able to see and learn about Holland in the short time we had! And Wim has us back at the airport right on time! He even treated us to delicious chocolate bars!! We would highly recommend the 3 hour airport/Amsterdam tour!!
" Wonderful time "
5 out of 5 stars
Wim was my driver for the day. He knew so much about the city and was a great driver! He pulled over and let me take photos and walk around when I asked. Plus he surprised me with a stroopwafel and chocolate. I had a 4 hour tour and was also able to see the windmills. Great way to spend a long layover.
" Perfect for long layovers! "
5 out of 5 stars
We had a 4 hour tour of Amsterdam during a long layover. Our driver was great. He was very knowledgeable about the city and we enjoyed the tour tremendously. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
" Best private trip ever! "
5 out of 5 stars
On my way back home from Alabama USA, i got 8 hours of transit layover in Amsterdam. Since it is my first time to be in the Europe, this opportunity is precious. So I decided to book online for a private city tour from you guys. And it worth every penny spent! My 5 hours tour was amazing. Your agent, Celil is a great tour guide with tonnes of knowledge. He helped me to take good photos also! This video of mine will conclude how much amazing experience I had during the tour ---> Surely will recommend this tour to my family and friends. Good job guys!
" Worth it!! 6 hr city and country side tour "
5 out of 5 stars
Younes was exceptional. From the time he picked me up from the airport, every moment was an experience. He knows so much about the city, showed me places not everyone can just walk into, and was always on time. I had an incredible first time visit. It felt I toured Amsterdam with a friend. Thank you!
" Great tour "
5 out of 5 stars
Very good tour, allowed me to see the main spots of the city in 3 hours, the driver was very nice , overall a fantastic tour, fully recommended
" Quick tour of Amsterdam "
5 out of 5 stars
We found ourselves with an expected long layover in Amsterdam and decided to see if could book a 3 hour private tour from the airport at the last minute (didn't even know that was possible). We had been in the Amsterdam airport a dozen times, but never beyond. A quick google search led us to Amsterdam City Tours, where we were able to quickly book online and set our pick up time. A guide, Theo, arranged to pick us up at the airport meeting spot. He called when he was 5 minutes away. He had a nice SUV with water supplied. We requested a tour of the main area of Amsterdam and some neighborhoods, and he delivered exactly what we wanted. He was entertaining, yet professional. We will contact him again when we return to Amsterdam.
" The driver guide was very courteous "
5 out of 5 stars
The driver/guide met us at the airport and took us around the town. He was very courteous and professional.
" Excellent Tour - and Lunch to boot! "
5 out of 5 stars
The tour driver was excellent, friendly, and timely! I had a 5-hour layover in Amsterdam, and had never scheduled anything like this before. The driver was waiting for me in the airport, and then took me around to see the old-fashioned windmills, as well as a detailed tour of downtown. He stopped whenever I asked, so that I could get pictures with the local landmarks. We were downtown at about lunch time, and I mentioned that I was hungry, so he took me to a great little local shop that he knew. Unfortunately, they didn't take credit card, and I didn't have any cash on me - so the driver bought my sandwich for me! The driver and I had a great conversation during the entire tour, and he had me back to the airport with more than enough time to spare before stopping at the duty-free shop and checking in for my next flight. I would highly recommend this experience for anybody!
" Well spent transit time "
4 out of 5 stars
I had a great tour in my 3 hour transit time in Amsterdam. Most importantly the airports proximity to the tour stops and city center was very practical. It was time well spent. The tour guide was friendly and well informed with interesting facts. I enjoyed this and would recommend more options to step out of the car for a few minutes every now and then to break up that 3 hour drive.
" great and relaxing "
5 out of 5 stars
It was a nice experience , he was very knowledgeable, overall a great trip with him
" Nice vehicle ( Mercedes ) and friendly driver. "
5 out of 5 stars
Bernie our driver for the day was one of the most entertaining driver/guides I've come across. He was polite, knowledgable and knew his way around the city. We even visited a Windmill and saw Anne Frank's house, Red Light District and a very nice building ( Reichs Museum? ). It was a rainy day, but my wife and I enjoyed the 4 hour tour with Bernie. Recommended when having a long layover at Schiphole airport.
" Overall a great experience "
4 out of 5 stars
We had some problems locating the driver at first, but we really enjoyed the tour, since we never had been in Amsterdam before, It was a perfect way to see as much as possible in the short period of time between our flights.