The Uptown Hostel Amsterdam party

Like A local

Three Dutch girls figured there are probably plenty of locals out there who’d like to share their daily life with visitors for a small fee, so they started a website…and the success proves they are right!

Thank god it’s still a little underground, but now there are all sort of offerings on their site, from living on a houseboat or a home cooked traditional dinner, to a trip on someone’s own little boat through the canals or people with a special interest that are willing to share their information with you during a    guided walk.

There really isn’t a better way of experiencing a city than with the help of local people, so check out the website at It may seem a little more expensive than the regular tacky touristy things, so the best thing to do is get a small group together to share costs.

We think you deserve to experience Amsterdam like this, while the local people deserve the chance to make a little extra pocket money. It’s really a win-win situation!