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DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND INFLUENTIAL CITIES ON A PRIVATE AMSTERDAM HISTORY TOUR

Russel Short recently described Amsterdam as: “the birthplace of liberalism”, Amsterdam has an incredible, vibrant, moving history, that has left a legacy that has impacted the entire world. 

The cities rich history is still visible when you wander through Old Amsterdam. Explore this with one of our tour guides who have a background in (Art) History.

Let us take you for an informative and unique walk alongside the amazing canal ring, the bridges and show you were the wealthiest merchants lived in the Golden Age of Amsterdam. During this walk, we will tell you all about the Canal Ring which is an amazing example of great Urban engineering in the 17th century.  Get acquainted with former residents that all have shaped the way we live, work and get around in Amsterdam nowadays. Such as merchants, freethinkers, slave owners and philosophers.

EXPLORE THE DIVERSE HISTORY OF AMSTERDAM

Our guides would love to navigate you through our historical city. Cover unique places and topics such as:

  • Amsterdam rich history of tolerance

Let us inform you about how liberal way of living and the mindset towards things that are condemned in most places in the world.

  • Religion in Amsterdam

Get acquainted with how which role religion played in Amsterdam.

  • Discover the world’s first multinational

The Dutch East Indian Company was the first in a step to a new economic era.

  • Architecture

Questions you have such as: why are the canals house called dancing houses. Why doe the houses look the same but also very different? Will be covered during your private historical tour of Amsterdam by one of our local guides. They will give you an insight on the architectural styles and the monumental heritage, from the early 1600’so the lasted urban architectural landscape.

  • Urban planning
The canal ring is honoured as UNESCO heritage site. What were the ideas behind this set of treelined waterways, side streets, bridges and water locks? Get to know the bigger picture of Dutch 17th-century urban planning.

Sebastiaan - 8.jpgCUSTOM MADE PRIVATE HISTORICAL TOUR

A customized historical private tour can be taken by foot, car, boat or by bike, it’s up to you. Make sure not to miss out on this insightful and interesting opportunity to uncover the incredible historical context of Amsterdam. Join us on a trip down memory lane and uncover how Amsterdam gained its reputation as one of the most diverse, liberal and influential cities in the world.

Interested in other tours that we have to offer? We have a huge range of tours that we can customize to your liking. Such as:

A Dutch art tour

Windmills and cheese farms tour

Red light district tour 

Get in touch with us to create your custom-made private tour.

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