Utrecht in the heart of the Netherlands is such a charming city that you should not miss it. A diocese of many bishops in the middle ages, a flourishing university city today, Utrecht witnessed quite some history through the centuries. It all started when the Romans settled here and erected a fort.
A city walk through Utrecht shows you what happened where and when and leads you to the most beautiful and impressive sights in the centre, Among them the cathedral (the Dom church) with its medieval cloisters (Pandhof), the lifelines of the town, the old canal and new canal (Oudegracht and Nieuwegracht), alleys and convents, important churches like those of the famous Utrecht "kerkenkruis", a cross of four churches around the cathedral, special buildings or hidden courtyards. You will discover the character of Utrecht and hear surprising local stories.
You prefer a city tour on a special subject? Choose from subjects like Utrecht in the Golden Age, a city walk along hidden treasures in Utrecht or a walk through Utrecht in the footsteps of the father of the Utrecht school of painting, Abraham Bloemaert. Also, combinations of these or special arrangements can be agreed.
So much to discover in one of Europe's most exciting cities! Amsterdam, famous city of canals, is best explored during a walking city tour. Surrender to the charm of all the city's streets and little alleys, its unsurpassed system of canals and along it, many witnesses of a long and fascinating history.
From cautious beginnings on swampy land, miracles in the middle ages to Amsterdam's era of fame in the Golden Age and recent events that contributed to shape this capital. Explore Amsterdam where the tour boat will not take you. Choose one of Kukullus' city walks through Amsterdam and discover well-known and unexpected sights and intriguing secrets with your private tour guide.
A cultural walking tour through the charming town of Kleve, right behind the Dutch-German border, popular as a shopping destination for many Dutch visitors.
But Kleve has more to offer.
The roots of the long history of the County, later Duchy of Cleves lie in the Schwanenburg (Swan Castle) of the Middle Ages, which is still a captivating sight in the centre of Kleve. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Kleve became an important spa. Internationally renowned artists like Govaert Flink and Joseph Beuys were born or raised here.
The tour leads you along different places that mark important periods in Kleve's history, from deep down in the middle ages to more recent events when Word War II affected the people and monuments of Cleves. Some places refer to the close relation that Cleve has always had with the Netherlands. Other remains from a rich past are hidden in streets that can easily be overlooked.
Go on a guided city tour in Düsseldorf. Those who come for the shops and department stores at the world's famous Königsallee (simply called Kö by the locals) only, will miss half of what Düsseldorf has to offer - if not more. Your Düsseldorf experience is not complete without a glance upon the varied cultural riches and unique traditions of this town.
A city tour with Kukullus will show you some of the important spots and sights of Düsseldorf's cultural history. You will hear about unique local stories and legends, often full of Rhinelandish humour. The lively city centre is a popular nightspot, partly due to "Altbier", the unique type of beer which is brewed and drunk in Düsseldorf. The location on the River Rhine is of great significance for the city, as is the so-called "fifth season" when Düsseldorf falls under the spell of carnival.
A historic milestone was reached when Düsseldorf turned from a fishers' village to a town in 1288. Subsequent construction activities lead, among others, to beautiful churches, some of which still impress us today. An important role was played by the Elector Palatine Johann Wilhelm II. of Pfalz-Neuburg (1658-1716), called Jan Wellem, who had his residence here and who turned the city into a flourishing centre for the arts.
Deep down in Southern Westphalia, in the Siegerland region, hidden between wooded hills, you will find the city of Siegen, looking back on a long history of almost a thousand years. In the course of time, some unique churches were built here, as well as castles and city walls for the local citizens. Bishops, dukes and counts of several generations fought over this little country which owed its prosperity to iron mining and still today is characterised by its iron industry.
Centuries ago already, the region maintained close relations with the Netherlands. For example through family bonds of the dukes of Nassau and Nassau-Siegen and by exporting the iron and iron products that this little land was so rich of.