Guided walks (and bike tours) in Amsterdam East with the local guide | Private refreshing arrangement starting from your hotel.

Javastraat in Amsterdam East is a hidden gem for a private guided bike tour with Lex and the City

Javastraat, icon of “De Indische Buurt” and core of gentrification. 

This page is about guided tours in Amsterdam East and central-East.
1 hour walks (and brief bike excursions) for business travelers and families with limited time.

The private tours are starting from the hotels and are tailor made for each AMS hotel location.

One hour Lexperiences with the locally based storyteller.

The last part of this webpage tells the story about social walking tours for expats and other international groups in Amsterdam.

LexploreAMS-East the unusual way with private local guide Amsterdam, Lex and the City.
Lex likes to show you the unknown Amsterdam, even special spots in the town centre and in the Northern part of the capital.

Off the beaten track walks (or bike tours) of one hour, starting from your hotel in Amsterdam East

Eet wat bij George Marina in Amsterdam Oost en zie daarna hoe hoogbouw sexy kan zijn; namelijk in het Amstelkwartier.

Amstelkwartier; an expanding and inspiring area for a walk in Amsterdam East. With buildings who will surprise you. And with at least 4 new hotels. Picture: Lex and the City

A private walking tour (or bike tour) in a large circle around your hotel.
Lexperiences of 1 hour. 
An unusual Amsterdam tour. Off the beaten track walk in Amsterdam East with private local guide Lex and the City.
Looking for hidden gems in French, English, German or in Dutch? Your local storyteller speaks those 4 languages very well.

Especially for the busy business traveler who would like to relax AND move briefly, see something of the surroundings and have an inspiring chat with the local, international orientated and sporty guide, having lived in Amsterdam East for over 20 years.

Together with your local tour leader you are going to look for some hidden gems in the specific part of Amsterdam (central) East where your hotel is based. This could be in Amstelkwartier, IJburg, Indische Buurt, Oosterpark, Dapperbuurt, Central East, Watergraafsmeer or in the Eastern Docklands.


Private local tourist guide in Amsterdam East. From Lex and the City. Lex van Buuren. Tours from 1 hour for business travelers with limited time starting from your hotel.

Lex van Buuren adores the unknown Amsterdam. As well as urban living, the sporty way. Click for his 5 specialties.

Hidden gem outing in Amsterdam East: rate and contact.

⇒ Tariff for the Private hidden gems guide Amsterdam in these different times: until Sep 1, 2020, for 2 persons.

Starting Sep. 2nd, 2020 Lex and the City rate in 2020 is EUR 111,- again. Including VAT. Excluding renting bikes if needed.
For max. 5 persons per hidden gem 1 hour private tour.

+31655337726 | [email protected]

Lex van Buuren lives in “De Indische Buurt”, Amsterdam East, which is a popular, hip and pretty historical quarter, not far away from your hotel.
If he is available he can come to your hotel pretty fast on his bike or footbike.

Lex and the City has a mission in town. It is about being healthy and happy in town by moving more and with more fun and inspiration. Read the The mission statement and core competence of Lex and the City

p-Oostcard from private local guide of Amsterdam-East Lex and the City - Eastern Lexperiences
He promotes walks after arriving in town as well for coping a bit better with jetlags. For three reasons: city inspiration, physical exercise, and a brief inspiring conversation. For small corporate groups attending a congress and for individual travelers. Or this type of private guiding during SAIL Amsterdam 2025.

For example; He’d show the latest technology in Amstelkwartier, the developments in the building of Bajes Kwartier and we could bike along river Amstel.
Theme: Beyond the obvious.

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Storytelling services for hotels in Amsterdam

Except for tailor made tours for clients of hotels in Amsterdam, eager to explore the area around their hotel, Lex and the City could act as an online storyteller for the hotel itself as well.

Storyteller of Amsterdam East: microblogging on LinkedIn

Storyteller of Amsterdam East: meer info on this website

Preparing a touristic track in Amsterdam East, for a one hour private bike tour around the hotel

(By the way, what you see is not the hotel, but STATE, a highly innovative tower in the new area called “Bajes Kwartier”.)


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Preparing a tailormade 1 hour biketrack for a hotel here in Amsterdam East. Around the hotel. 😊 #exploreamsterdam #privateguidedtours #iamsterdam #tourguideamsterdam #hiddengemsamsterdam #amsterdamhotel #hiddenamsterdam #amsterdameast #hiddengemsguide #biketoursamsterdam

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A social walk in Amsterdam East | “Gezellige outing” |
Where we walk during the East tour and what we’ll see.

In het Oosterpark in Amsterdam-Oost begint de gegidste wandeltour met Lex van Buuren

Meeting point of the social walk in Amsterdam East, Oosterpark, north side.

This walk in Amsterdam East is a great way to connect with other internationals in the capital of the Netherlands. A social walking tour is a great way to get to know new people AND explore a trendy area: Amsterdam East.

We will discover some hidden gems in Oosterparkbuurt, Dappermarkt and De Indische Buurt. Somewhere in-between we’ll have a break with a drink.
We’ll finish at “Javaplein”; a great place in the other Amsterdam for coffee or lunch. (Even the OBA library with WIFI is present.)

This walk is part of the so-called “Offline Eastern Lexperiences”, a new group leisure program in Amsterdam East, made by Lex and the City.
It focuses on the unusual Amsterdam.

Wandeling met een groep studenten uit Vlaanderen door de Dapperbuurt en de Indische Buurt in Amsterdam-Oost

Tulips in Amsterdam East; group picture

The social walking tour in Amsterdam East: facts

The (inviting) meeting point is the Oosterpark.

– Length: 2,5 hours (including a break of 28 minutes.)
– Number of participants: between 5 and 15
– Costs: EUR 20,00. (including 1 non-alcoholic drink)
– Weather: the walking tour will be cancelled when it is raining cats and dogs or in case of a thunderstorm. (For other circumstances the umbrella (or sunglasses) might be great tools.)
– Date & time: tell us. The speciale date for your audience, your target group, your people, we set together.

– We could make the break (or ending) longer by adding a lunch. This is more appealing, but increases the price as well.

About the storyteller Lex and the City of Amsterdam East

Hotspot for start private boat trip in Amsterdam | In East AMS | Molen de Gooyer | Kop van Oost

Private guide Lex van Buuren here on the right in suit in front of the windmill of Amsterdam East with a group of expats.

Lex and the City specializes in active hidden gem outings in Amsterdam-East and speaks 4 languages.
Join this social sporty outing. :)

Lex and the City is the storyteller of Amsterdam East.

It has got an eastern biketour, scootertour and inline skate lexperience as well.

He works and likes to work more with concierges and marketing people of hotels in Amsterdam, on storytelling on the street (guiding) and for the hotel itself.


The storyteller of Amsterdam East - The tour leader in Paris - The blogger - Lex van Buuren

Lex van Buuren van Lex and the City organiseert uitjes en tours in Amsterdam-Oost. Daarnaast online content creatie voor bedrijven in Amsterdam Oost.

The Strava track of walking tour in East Amsterdam: from Oosterpark to Javaplein

Private tour, starting in the Oosterpark in Amsterdam-East.
Than walking over the Muiderpoort, KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Tropical museum, the head office of the European ZOO’s, The Oranje-Nassau base, Dappermarkt, Roomtuintjes, The windmill of East Amsterdam, Javastraat, Timorplein, Indie1, the Johan Cruyff tramstop 14, to the end: Javaplein in the heart of “Indische Buurt”.


You’llexperience this.

Guided Tulip Bike tour above Amsterdam

Other Lex and the City services in English.

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