Amsterdam is a city built on water. Most interesting architecture in the Dutch capital can be found along its waterfronts, from the baroque canal area to artificial archipelagos.

Harbour transformations, reclaimed land and living on water are the keywords. But Amsterdam is also famous for its Smart City approach, innovative sustainability ideas and high quality of life. Let us show you one of the most inspiring cities in Europe!
architour organizes tours, lectures and events focussing on architecture and urbanism in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and beyond. Founded in 2004, we offer a wide range of ready-to-book tours, but also develop customized programmes according to your wishes. Lectures on city development, visits with local stakeholders, tours on specific themes - everything is possible. An expert local architect will give you a first-hand insight into the Dutch approach to urban issues.

Our team currently counts 14 experienced guides, who speak English, Dutch, German, French and Japanese.


Anneke Bokern
Anneke Bokern
Paul Vlok
Paul Vlok
Architecture Tours in Amsterdam
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 30B
NL - 1017WG Amsterdam
[email protected]

Happy Clients

"It was a really interesting architectural tour, we learned a lot about the new housing development areas of Amsterdam, Java and Borneo islands. I would recommend this company to other architects."
Berta - Geneva
“We had a great time in Amsterdam. The information and presentation materials were excellent. The maps and floor plans gave us insight into the evolution of Amsterdam as well as the designs of the buildings.”
Joseph N. - Singapore
"We very much enjoyed the tour, given by architecture historian Jelte. His knowledgeable presentation provided intelligent and insightful commentary on urban planning in Amsterdam’s past, present and future. This tour was one of the highlights of our visit and we strongly recommend architour to anyone planning a visit to Amsterdam. Thank you for a great experience!
Amsterdam team

Image credits

Image 2: Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam, Image 3: Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam, Image 4: Floating Houses on IJburg

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