Since 1998

We offer several, mostly urban, unusual (L) experiences.
Lex and the City acts the out of the box way.
Moreover it thinks and acts out of the box, urban, sustainable, active or sporty, international, curious and customized.
We are urban locals.

Recent opinions and reviews about Lex and the City 

Amsterdam IJ river Skyline - Picture by Lex and the City, the unusual one
Amsterdam IJ river Skyline – Picture by the unusual one.

First: Let’s talk about now, spring 2024…an unusual flower bulb experience. (above Amsterdam).

Press the picture, and we’ll talk you in.

Flower Bulb field above Amsterdam by Lex and the City - Picture from Pennings Breezand
Unusual Flower Bulb field above Amsterdam by Lex and the City – Picture from Pennings Breezand

In spite of the current challenges in the world, Amsterdam keeps shining.
Picture from your local guide, focusing on unusual experiences.

In spite of the current challenges in the world, Amsterdam keeps shining. (EYE fimmuseum, November 2021)
EYE filmmuseum “highlighted”

Nederlandse startpagina van de website van Lex and the City 

We are looking for both suppliers and customers who match our own profile.

Unusual tours in that vibrant city. 

Zicht op het IJ bij het BIM-huisin Amsterdam vanaf de fiets
Small-scale, safe, corona-proof unusual tours
in Amsterdam and its countryside. Private four-lingual local tour guides with a focus on hidden gems and active mobility in Amsterdam, who lead their clients to those different angles of the city.

It is our mission to promote green and sporty mobility in Amsterdam. Explore the city with a curious eye: “Lexplore Amsterdam by experiencing the unusual
It is called the leX-factor.

<< Crank up your sightseeing a little by doing it on a high-speed in-line skating tour Us in The Guardian, with our inline experience brand “Skate•A•Round “. (2006 already, we have been there for a while with unusual active city tours. ;) ) >>

Private bike tours in and around Amsterdam | (L)explore the city or the countryside and off the beaten path.

Click on the picture of this active part of the bachelorette party for information about unexplored Amsterdam by bike, searching for hidden gems. With the Lex and the City local private guide.

Active part of a hen party - Private tour - unexplored Amsterdam by bike, looking for hidden gems.

And, if your focus is on Amsterdam North by bike (or footbike), go to that dedicated tour page on our website.

Hidden gems are at the core of Lex and the City, so we write about them as well.

Local private tour guide in Amsterdam | French speaking as well: Lexplore the city.
Custom experiences Amsterdam: We are (F)lexy and we know it. Click on the picture to discover more. (Or just send an app with your request.)

Both our local private guides and our customers are curious and they want to go for the unusual in town. Therefore the subject of hidden treasures in the city are top of mind on both sides. As a result it is logical we have written a blog post about (42) best kept secrets in Amsterdam (Enjoy this virtual ride.)

And follow the Lexperiences while reading our posts on our Google Maps (the Google my business page) as well.


Offbeat walks and bike tours in the unknown part of town: Lexperiences of 1 hour, in Amsterdam East.

Click on the Python bridge for the whole story.

Python bridge during offbeat tour in Amsterdam with Lex and the City
Private local guide with 1 hour offbeat tours for the guests of the hotels in Amsterdam East. Intended for the businessman and women with limited time. The hidden gems tour starts from your hotel.


p-Oostcard from private local guide of Amsterdam-East Lex and the City - Eastern Lexperiences


Custom boat tour in Amsterdam with your own private group | High-end experience on the water:

Click on the picture of the tailor-made canal tour for more…

Guided boat tour for EY with Lex and the City in Amsterdam - Outing for colleagues Paris, Bruxelles and Amsterdam
Custom boat tour Amsterdam with Lex and the City. Lexplore the city on the water. Tailor-made experience for small groups.

Corporate activity Amsterdam, like an original incentive tour: foot-biking in the capital.

Unusual active tours in Amsterdam - Scooter outings with Lex and the City- Sporty Hen party theme
Unusual active footbike tour in Amsterdam – Scooter outing with Lex and the City- Sporty hen party theme in the capital (Picture from 2006 with Kickbikes) Click on the picture for more.

The storyteller of Amsterdam East: online and offline

Click on the business card to dive into the unexpected.

Lex van Buuren van Lex and the City - Verhalenverteller Amsterdam Oost - visitekaartje
The storyteller of Amsterdam East: tours, blogs and online content marketer for third parties; local leisure companies, preferably acting within the Lex and the City mission


Windmill of Amsterdam East "de Gooyer" in the snow - Great surroundings for corporate activity Amsterdam - picture by Lex and the City tours
Windmill of Amsterdam East “de Gooyer” in the snow – picture by Lex and the City unusual tours


Skate and bike courier in Amsterdam for shops and healthcare

Skate & bike courier in Amsterdam during the Corona crisis. Having started by delivering face masks, then clothes as well and now even…inline skates.

Click the picture of this temporary Amsterdam skate delivery boy for more.

Lex van Buuren inline skate koerier - skateleraar - skate journalist - skate blogger - beheerder skate faceboek groepen - skate-organisator

Private licensed skate teacher in Amsterdam since 1998

Skateschool since 1998.
Skate-A-Round Lexperiences - Lessons - outings - trips Amsterdam

I am also a skate instructor, even during the winter period; in a covered and open location in the city. During the corona crisis, I have also been a sporty courier. (And doing that on inline skates is not usual.)

Choose for the combination of discovering Amsterdam (or above) on inline skates AND learning new skate skills.
4 hours in the city or daytrip above the capital. (Texel, Zaanse Schans)
Youtube Channel “unusual Amsterdam”

Out of the box international SEO specialist: copywriting, coaching & training in Amsterdam:

In the meantime, I have been secretly developing myself as a local SEO coach, using 23,3 years of experience as a website owner and with many relevant number 1 listings on search engines. I do this within my mission and with the approach that has yielded me results with SEO storytelling.

Click on Lex-on-the bike for the city content story and possibilities.

Hidden Gems Guide Lex van Buuren with private tours Amsterdam has a mission in Amsterdam. Promoting physical movement with bikes, footbikes, skates and by foot.
City SEO storyteller:  copywriting, out of the box social media creation,  coaching and translations. For local companies in the leisure and sports industry in Amsterdam and in Paris: *City Lexposure*


The Amrath Hotel is a great place to show the guests. I knew the customers wanted something special inside to see about architecture of Amsterdamse school.The clients were thrilled by their experience inside. This was a great end of the tour and we thank @AmrathHotels. :)

— Lex van Buuren (@lexperience) August 2, 2019

Mission and core competance of Lex and the City

Out of the box storyteller in Amsterdam and in Paris; that is Lex and the City. Looking for hidden gems in the city.
The Lex and the City smiley is a reflection of our mission and core competence. About promoting physical movement in town, curiously looking for hidden gems. Out of the box. Click on our city smiley for more.

Another role of Lex within his mission: volunteer of the weekly Friday Night Skate Amsterdam

(Here off to Schiphol Airport on inline skates with the group; July 2019)

Private customized tours Amsterdam - Passing by bikes with flowers - Lex and the City guide
Amsterdam differently – Private customized tour Amsterdam – Passing by bikes with flowers – Copyright Lex and the City guide

So: Check out 4 Corona-proof solutions in Amsterdam: safe private tours * distance skate teaching * skate courier for shops * city blogging:


Tour guide says Happy Christmas from New Amsterdam, unusual cafe with link to New… York.

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