The medieval citycentre, Amsterdam private walking tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

90028


Categories

City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children will like the museum that is included with this tour, because of its steep stairs and tiny rooms. It's like a doll's house to them. With a view to young children, we can skip the short walk across the Red Light District.

Friendly: No.
Unfortunately, the museum Our Lord in the Attic is not accessable for wheelchairs.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (conversational), German (conversational)

Discover the origins of amazing old Amsterdam with a private guide


On this 4 hours' walkingtour I will guide you across the oldest part of our beautiful city.

We will meet in the lobby of your hotel and go to the top of one of the buildings near Central Train Station to have a magnificent view of the whole citycentre and to see how Amsterdam developed near the harbour. Next we will cross to the Zeedijk, the 14th century dyke that protected Amsterdam against the waters of the Zuidersea. We will see one of the oldest wooden houses of the city and explore the former sailors' district with the Old Church, in the middle of the Red Light District. We will taste some of the atmosphere of China Town and see the medieval citygate at Nieuwmarkt.

Have you ever visited a real Roman Catholic church at the attic of a seventeenth century canalhouse? After my tour this so-called secret church won't be a secret to you anymore. Ofcourse we will be walking along the canals nearly all the time, stop for a drink and be amazed by the narrow alleys. Fully satisfied you'll return to your hotel!

Itinerary

* Starting from the lobby of your hotel or Central Train Station, we will stroll across the oldest part of the citycenter. It includes the area around Zeedijk, Red Light District, Chinatown, and the medieval citygate and marketsquare at Nieuwmarkt.
* We will discover the secret of the social and economical growth of Amsterdam between the 14th and 17th century
* One of the highlights of this tour is our visit of the 17th century historical canalhouse with its famous secret church at the attic, called Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord at the Attic)
* we will see the house where Rembrandt used to live. If you wish I can give you a guided tour of the house, but entrance tickets are not included
* We will end this tour near Waterloo square in the former Jewish area, or any other place in the old citycenter that is convenient for you.

I can always customize this tour to your personal wishes and interests, so please let me know your preferences

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 4 hours

The Museum Our Lord in the Attic closes at 5 pm. So for the last tour we'll have to start before 4 pm.

Transportation

The best way to see Amsterdam is by walking along the canals. If you prefer to be driven, I will customize the tour for you and arrange a comfortable car and driver.

What’s Included

Other: * my services as your private guide
* my specific knowledge of the city
* a useful citymap
* entrance and tour of "Our Lord in the Attic", a 17th century canalhouse hiding a Roman Catholic Church
* a refreshing drink during a short stop on a friendly terrace or in a typically Amsterdam pub.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euro - * If required, public transport from the Passenger Terminal to Central Station will be 3 euros per person
* average price for lunch varies between 7 - 20 euros

What’s Extra

Other: - Lunch. Price for lunch depends on your personal choice and may vary between 7 - 20 euros
- Personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

Marianne was WONDERFUL! She is prompt in arrival and with her email reply; she is a true JOY to tour with for several hours! She has the knowledge and depth to give you an insiders look at Amsterdam. We talked of arts, architecture, history, the myriad of neighborhoods - all of which she crafted into a great tour! She is one of the BEST guides we have had in the city! Thank You Marianne - it was a pleasure! Mike & Keith
Keith Smith

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    90028


    Categories

    City, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Children will like the museum that is included with this tour, because of its steep stairs and tiny rooms. It's like a doll's house to them. With a view to young children, we can skip the short walk across the Red Light District.

    Friendly: No.
    Unfortunately, the museum Our Lord in the Attic is not accessable for wheelchairs.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (conversational), German (conversational)

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