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Amsterdam History Tour

Amsterdam History Tour
Amsterdam History Tour

During the Amsterdam History Tour you will discover some of Amsterdam’s most iconic squares, buildings, canals and old streets, while learning about the city’s history, liberal culture and Dutch people.

Our knowledgeable local guides will take you on a great walking tour straight through Amsterdam’s historic center. During this 1:45 hour tour our licensed experts explain how freedom and tolerance were born in the Netherlands and how they impacted Amsterdam’s financial development; turning a scanty fishing village into the centre of world trade.

We describe how these same values from the 16th century still shape the attitudes of today’s Amsterdammers. This Amsterdam City Tour is a feast for the eyes; so don’t forget to charge your camera!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands

At Dam Square, Amsterdam's main square, we'll give you a short overview of all the things we'll discuss during the tour and an introduction on Dutch culture.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam The Netherlands

At the Old Church we'll discuss how the buildings rich history and how its story is intertwined with the establishment of the Dutch identity.

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Damrak 56, 1012 LL Amsterdam The Netherlands

At Damrak we'll explain how and which trade turned Amsterdam from a small fishing town into the financial center of the world. We'll point out how the remnants of this period are still visible in the buildings around you.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Beursplein, Damrak, 1012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

At Beursplein we'll discus how and why the Dutch invented the modern corporation and world's first stock exchange.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Royal Palace Amsterdam, Dam, 1012 RJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

At the Royal Palace we'll discuss Amsterdam being the centre of the world for a short period of time and how it led to the creation of the Royal Palace.

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Nieuwe Kerk, Dam Old Centre: New Side, 1012 NP Amsterdam The Netherlands

At Dam Square we'll also talk about the New Church and the special role it plays for the Dutch Royal Family.

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam The Netherlands

At this stop we'll discuss how and why the Amsterdam canal ring was constructed. We'll also talk about Multatuli, one of Holland's most influential writers and how he had an impact on Dutch culture and world history.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam The Netherlands

At the Westerkerk we'll talk about Amsterdam's highest church and discuss how Amsterdam's and Dutch prominence in world history suddenly came to a halt

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Homomonument, Westermarkt, Amsterdam The Netherlands

At the gay monument we'll discuss the Dutch views this subject.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam The Netherlands

We'll discuss the Dutch slave trading history.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Statue of Anne Frank, Prinsengracht 281, Amsterdam The Netherlands

At the Anne Frank statue we'll talk about the Jewish persecution in The Netherlands during world war two, and especially about the Frank family.

Duration: 7 minutes

Pass By: Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263 - 267 museum entrance Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam The Netherlands

During the tour we'll pass by the Anne Frank House. No entry, but with the option to take pictures.

Stop At: Noorderkerk, Noordermarkt 44-48, 1015 NA Amsterdam The Netherlands

At the Noorderkerk we'll discuss how Amsterdammers rebelled against the persecution of their Jewish fellow Amsterdammers.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cafe Papeneiland, Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam The Netherlands

At Café Papeneiland we'll discuss Amsterdam's home boat culture, Café Papeneiland itself and the functionality of the many canal side storage houses in the city.

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: The Bulldog Rock Shop, Singel 12, 1013 GA Amsterdam The Netherlands

In front a the Bulldog Rock Shop, part of Amsterdam's most famous coffeeshop chain, we'll talk about cannabis legalisation and decriminalisation in the context of Dutch history and culture.

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Red Light District, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The last stop of the tour is at Amsterdam's second Red Light District, a lesser known area. Here we'll discuss Amsterdam's tolerance of prostitution throughout the centuries and why a majority of the Dutch hold these views.

Duration: 7 minutes

Duration:1 hour 45 minutes
Commences in:Amsterdam, Netherlands

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