This interesting city tour in the historic center of Amsterdam leads you along unique locations of Amsterdam's rich past. We discover the city's every-day of the past - in a metropolis that was booming already centuries ago. We walk through small alleys, calm and peaceful courtyards and of course along some of the picturesque Amsterdam canals. Stories, history and anecdotes lurk everywhere!
The Old Church Oudekerk is Amsterdam's oldest church building and can be considered the city's living room of the past. The lively Dam Square used to be populated by merchants from all parts of the world. New purposes were assigned to the numerous monasteries after the reformation, and they served as mental asylum, prison or as headquarters for the Dutch East India Company (VOC). To this company, Amsterdam owes much of its prosperity in the 17th century. In the middle of all this urban hustle and bustle, we can also find silent places like the beautiful Beguinage (Begijnhof), a retreat for catholic single women.
Amsterdam: walk along the most interesting and beautiful sights