History, architecture and gardens of Amsterdam with private guide
Do you love flowers and gardening? And are you interested in history and architecture as well? Let's go and discover the hidden treasures behind the 17th-century canalhouses of the Unesco World's Heritage List. You will be amazed by the size of the gardens that once belonged to the historical mansions, owned by the whealthy 17th and 18th century merchants. In the historical citycenter we will visit one of these 17th wonderful canalhouses, including its beautiful garden, while I tell you about its history and inhabitants. From here we will stroll along the canals, admire the architecture of the Golden Age and visit the most famous medieval courtyard of Amsterdam.
We will carry on by local public transport to visit one of the beautiful parks in the East part of the city and see the only remaining country-estate and the period garden, built at the bottom of a former lake. We will return to the citycenter by tram. To finish this gardentour you could get off at the stop near the Botanical Gardens from1638.
start in the lobby of your hotel if in the citycenter - visit historical 17th century mansion and garden - walk along the historical canals of the Unesco's World Heritage List - visit of medieval courtyard - tramride to country estate and period garden - return to the city center - optional unguided visit to Botanical Gardens Amsterdam at the end of the tour.
*I can always customize this tour to your personal wishes and interests, so please let me know your preferences.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you in the lobby of your hotel if it is in the citycenter or at the cruise terminal if your ship docks in the citycenter of Amsterdam.
If you would like me to meet you at the airport, there will be additional cost for the transfer by train to the city center and one additional hour guide services.
End location: The tour ends at your hotel or at any other place in the citycenter that is convenient for you
Duration: 5 hours
This is mainly a walking tour, but we will also be using public transport.
* my services as your private guide until the end of the tour
* entrance ticket and guided visit of one of the historical mansions and garden
* a day-ticket for public transport in Amsterdam
* visit to historical country estate and park in the east part of the city
* a useful citymap
* a refreshing drink during a short stop
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euros - average price for lunch varies from 8 - 25 euros each
any personal expenses like souvenirs
I am a safe driver, but if you want to book a tour outside Amsterdam without using public transport, I rent a professional driver and mini van, since I am convinced that driving and guiding are different jobs!