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Western Islands

Nowadays the Western Islands belong to one of Amsterdam’s most cherished, beautiful and somewhat hidden neighbourhoods. Bring your camera and join us on this walk!

Western Islands

Founded on newly created islands in the 17th century to accommodate artisans and seaman, this walk will lead you past beautiful restored warehouses, across charming wooden bridges and former shipyards, along houseboats and historic sailing ships to spectacular views of Amsterdam’s waterfronts.

You could end the excursion in a cosy café or if you prefer in the vicinity of Central Station Amsterdam.


Rate 1-10 persons € 125,- excluding 21% VAT. From 10 persons €12,50 per person excl. 21% VAT.
Languages English, Dutch
Place of departure IJdock
Time of departure All days of the week, starting times in consultation
Duration 1,5 hours
Many interesting stories
The guide told us many interesting stories. Everybody was very enthusiastic and I only got positive reviews from the group. Thank you for this! G. Schuiling
Just right for our group!
The reactions of the participants were unanimous; they all loved it. Especially the amusing way in which the information was brought was appreciated very much. I consider this a great compliment! After the boattrip we had a nice dinner. Just right for our group! Thanks very much and maybe till some other time...... Mw. Meinders
Interesting for everybody!
We really enjoyed the architecture excursion through the Eastern Docklands. Our group of architects, urban planners, traffic experts and engineers had an informative but also very pleasant afternoon. According to us this excursion is not just for experts but is also very nice and interesting for everybody else.T. Douma / Gemeente Sneek
You get to parts of Amsterdam you wouldn't normally go to
More than two interesting, entertaining and informative hours!! You get to parts of Amsterdam that you wouldn't normally walk to. It was very relaxed walking and listening to the guide. Also the organization by Local Experts was spotless, to the point without surprises. Don't hesitate to book a guide for say 2 hours and you really experience the city in a completely different way! J. Capoen (November, 2013)
A great day!
We had a really good time! You made it a great day. Roel knew how to strike the exact right note and his distinct interest in and knowledge of (the history of) Amsterdam are a relief compared with the average city guide. T. van Zwet