Private Haunted Tour of Amsterdam

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  • 1.5 hr

Explore the ghostly backstreets and canals of Amsterdam with a private guide.

Itinerary Details

Explore the historic city of Amsterdam, and learn about all its ghostly secrets and thrilling tales of hauntings and inexplicable happenings. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personal attention of your ghost-expert and private guide. 
  • Learn all about the history of Amsterdam – and especially the ghosts that haunt the city.
  • Delve into the murky secrets of Amsterdam’s past on this ghost tour of the old city, haunted backstreets and eerie canal paths.
  • Enjoy wandering the atmospheric city streets and famous monuments at night.
  • Learn the stories of some of Amsterdam’s more famous ghosts – like the miracle of Sister Cornelia at the old 14th-century convent, Begijnhof.
  • Hear the tale of the Weeping Tower at the medieval Schreierstoren, by the old harbour - where sailors would say goodbye to their wives, mistresses and girlfriends.
  • Stand where the guillotine stood at Nieuwmarkt and hear tell of a vengeful sister who haunts the area to this day! 
  • Marvel at the Trippenhuis, and learn all about the Golden Age of Amsterdam.
  • Walk along the Oudezijds Voorburgwal (known as the OZ) – a beautiful canal street running through the centre of the city.
  • Your tour ends outside the Old Irish Pub, where you can pop in to enjoy a drink or a light bite. 
Explore the beautiful city of Amsterdam and learn all about its rich medieval history, the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, and – as you wander down the eerie backstreets and shadowy canal paths. Hear the spine-tingling, chilling and spooky ghost stories for which the city is famous! 

Amsterdam was the richest and most powerful trading city in Europe – and like all historic cities, it has had its fair share of death and disease, murder and mayhem, crime and punishment. In old Amsterdam, the Dutch were deeply superstitious, and the city is rich in medieval folklore, with many stories of ghosts and goblins, witches and demons. 

You’ll hear stories about the witch-hunts, tales of poisonings and beheadings beneath the blade of the guillotine, and the haunting miracle of a lady called Cornelia Arens, whose coffin kept moving from its burial place until the authorities complied with her wishes… You’ll learn the legend of a corrupt monk named Aloysius who met a grisly end and is said to haunt the upper floor of an Amsterdam canal house, searching for his head. 

Learn the real history of Amsterdam through the telling of ghost stories while exploring the city, beautifully lit at night! Please note, this tour is very mature content and may not be suitable for children of all ages.


Tour duration
1.5 hours 30 minutes

Type of tour
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Tickets included
No tickets required

Other inclusions
Food, drink, and gratuities not included 

Suitable for
Adventurous, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Attractions along this route:

The Beguinage
The old medieval courtyard where the devout nun Cornelia returned from the dead to haunt her sisters

The New Market Place
Where in the year 1812 the guillotine was introduced to the Netherlands. Hear the story of its first three victims.

The Weeping Tower
An old medieval tower by the harbour, riddled with ghosts; a poltergeist on the second floor, a little boy who haunts the bar area and a strange invisible entity in the reading room at the back.

Old Side Canal
The oldest canal in the city where in the 17th century a maid working in one of the houses had an encounter with a headless ghost.

Amsterdam (by night)
Slip into the dark depths of Amsterdam at night-time.
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