Are you looking for a varied and active tour?


Adri Amsterdam Adventure Architecture (AdriAAA) is the place to be for guided tours through and around Amsterdam. Guided tours are available on foot or by bike. Choose from a number of standard tours, or opt for a customised tour (upon request).


Tours take in narrow twisting roads, ancient dykes, magnificent garden villages and industrial zones undergoing transformation.




Customisation is possible!

Adri Doorneveld

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happen to have been born in Amsterdam and have been living in Amsterdam-Noord since I was ten.


On a bicycle, with the wind blowing through your hair, I’ll take you on a discovery tour to the most surprising places in Amsterdam-Noord. I will tell you the stories and facts about the past, the present and the future of this trendy part of town. The background stories about how Noord came into being, its villages and garden communities, urban development and architecture. The rough industrial terrains and the splendid peatlands, the quiet atmosphere of a village just outside the city.


Stories about the captains’ homes, the flooding of the Oostzaan garden community, the Honig doctor’s home, the Overhoeks Tower,  the Children Tree, Ajax, the hospital homes, the construction of the North Sea Canal, the Gallows, the ferries crossing the IJ, the Ransdorp tower, the friendly bombardment, the Mosveld Babies and many other stories.


During my work for the district of Amsterdam-Noord, I have shown thousands of people how Amsterdam-Noord has changed. These changes have even caught the attention of the New York Times. But not only the NYT. All sorts of media are paying attention to the way Amsterdam-Noord is undergoing a transformation.



I gave tours to teachers and students of educational institutions; Hogeschool InHolland, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Rietveldacademie, Academie voor Bouwkunst, Architecturale Association London, School of Architecture London, Summerschool Utah, ROC Amsterdam, UCLA, NVTH Breda and Kaj Munk College.


Officials from the municipality of: Amsterdam-EZ, Amsterdam Stadsdeel Centrum, Stadsdeel Noord, Apeldoorn, Dienst Wonen Amsterdam, Haarlemmermeer,  Zaanstad,  ’s-Hertogenbosch, Riga, Toronto and Athene. And officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of VROM.

Directors / politicians from Amsterdam, Athens, Zaanstad, Casablanca, Tel Aviv / Holon, Zanzibar, Haarlemmermeer, the Minister of Mines and Environment in China, Emmen and former Mayors of North Holland.


I was a tourguide for the architects of  'de Architekten Cie', Amersfoorts Architecture Centre, Euro City's,  Pediatric traveling companions, TNO, new residents Amsterdam North, Stichting Wijzer, American Marshall Fellows, German Embassy and the German consulate.


Journalists of Dutch newspapers: Parool, Telegraaf, Algemeen Dagblad, tourist journalists from the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, US, Ireland, Belgium, Spain and Italy. Lonely Planet, Premier Traveler Magazine and TV crews from Arte-TV and the Nord Deutsche Rundfunk.