A city tour through the centre of Amsterdam, with its famous canals, visiting the remaining witnesses of Hollands glorious Golden Age, when commerce was prosperous and the arts were flourishing as never before. Walk along the beautiful sights of Amsterdam. See the former town hall, now Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis op de Dam) and the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) next to it, the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the weight house that among others, housed the painters' guild and was the location for anatomical lessons.
Walk through the unique historical centre with its romantic canals. See the old churches and beautiful houses at the canals, often owned by whealthy merchants whose expanding economic ambition left traces in the young republic. See how the city's architect Hendrick de Keyser changed the view of the town, where criminal behaviour and laziness were punished and where old and poor people were taken care of. Where some dived into the bustle of international trade and where others withdrew for silent devotion.
with a great sightseeing tour
A lot of construction was going on in seventeenth century Amsterdam, and many art works were produced and sold. Entrepreneurs and daredevils went on journeys to other parts of the globe, people died of the plague and countless immigrants came to town, in search for a chance to live in peace and prosperity. Often they brought specific skills with them and thus played an important part in making Amsterdam the flourishing metropole it became in this era.
This city walk can easily be combined with one of the numerous museums in Amsterdam, like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Amsterdam Museum, the Hermitage Amsterdam or the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum). Also other, often smaller museums are very much worth while and give interesting insights into Amsterdam's everyday life in the past. For example the Museum Willet-Holthuysen, the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis and the Museum Van Loon, located in luxurious mansions on the canal with their historical interieurs still show you how Holland's rich elite lived in past ages. Tell about your preferences and the tour can be adapted to them.
Date and time by appointment.
Group size: 1 to 15 persons.
Duration: c. 1,5 hours
Price: € 135,00 per group (incl. VAT)
Duration: c. 2 hours
Price: € 175,00 per group (incl. VAT)
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Also longer walks or combined arrangements are possible on request.