Enjoy fascinating brick architecture from the beginning of the 20th century
Starting around 1880 Amsterdam revived and became a prosperous city again. A second golden age started. The old city centre became too small for a fast growing population, so new suburbs came up.
Thanks to the Dutch housing act of 1901 promoting adequate housing for all, city planning became the responsibility of the government, instead of from investors. That is the start of an outstanding era of urban architecture and city planning between 1910 and 1940 called the Amsterdam School.
The architecture of the Amsterdam School is internationally renowned. It is regarded as the highly original Dutch correlative to the lively anti-rationalist design movement in Europe between the two World Wars.
Best way to discover the Amsterdam School architecture in the suburbs around the old city centre is by bicycle. Feel like a local and ride your bicycle through the streets of Amsterdam. Discover how bicycle friendly this city is. Bicycle taxi is possible if you don't feel fine on a bicycle.
After renting bicycles and making a small round to experience cycling in Amsterdam we will leave the old city of Amsterdam to see some great examples of Amsterdam School architecture.
The route we will make depends on our starting point. We will take smaller roads to make it easier to stop and look around.
On the way we can always make a stop at a restaurant to warm up again. Maximum cycling distance will be 18km.
Good weather is not included. Be prepared for rain, wind and cold weather. In the months of March and April, even gloves are sometimes needed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, cruise terminal or anywhere else in Amsterdam. We may need to walk a bit to the nearest bicycle renting place
End location: At the same bicycle renting place where we got the bicycles.
Duration: 4 hours
Transport by rented bicycle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2250 Euro - For a refreshment to get warm again on the way.
For entrance tickets if needed
@Museums. I do not guide inside. They have written information, audio-guides or professional guides available for you.
@Languages. I can guide in English and Netherlands. In the other languages listed, I do have basic understanding.