Guides

We are

avid storytellers enthusiasts  good listeners knowledgeable professional interested accessible well informed passionate

The Guide Guides brings together a group of specialists as tour guides. Each guide tells about his or hers expertise, what they all share is the ability to tell a good story in a lively manner. Find out what we expect from our guides, on the cards below. Underneath, you will find an overview of our experts. Learn more about their interests and backgrounds and have a look at the tours each guide offers, or contact us for a custom tour.

Sharp-witted

Having a good guide can make the difference between looking and seeing. Suddenly you marvel at objects you have never given notice. In a new context these details are worth your attention.

Captivating

A good storyteller speaks clearly and spirited. But as a guide one also needs to be a good listener. To answer questions — ánd ask them! Our guides start an interesting conversation.

learned

The guides share their knowledge in a clear and accessible way. The tour has a clear structure with a central theme, and each stop ties back to this.

Flexible

Our guides are flexible. The surroundings and the group are always different, and the guides adapt to the group’s wishes. As specialists we are not limited to a scripted story. We can always choose an alternative route.

Sharp-witted

Having a good guide can make the difference between looking and seeing. Suddenly you marvel at objects you have never given notice. In a new context these details are worth your attention.

Learned

The guides share their knowledge in a clear and accessible way. The tour has a clear structure with a central theme, and each stop ties back to this.

Captivating

A good storyteller speaks clearly and spirited. But as a guide one also needs to be a good listener. To answer questions — ánd ask them! Our guides start an interesting conversation

Flexible

Our guides are flexible. The surroundings and the group are always different, and the guides adapt to the group’s wishes. As specialists we are not limited to a scripted story. We can always choose an alternative route.

Barend Blom
Architecture

Barend Blom

Barend is a historian and an experienced guide. He is the initiator of De GidsenGids and he gives tours on the architecture and history of Amsterdam.

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