Private tour in Amsterdam Ralph de Rijke

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 500 USD
Per person cost
  • 7 USD
Explanation
Sawmill 'Het Jonge Schaap', Zaanse Schans
Per person cost
  • 20 USD
Explanation
Maritime Museum

Amsterdam's maritime Golden Age: private tour

Tour #1350670
Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
Per person cost
  • 7 USD
Explanation
Sawmill 'Het Jonge Schaap', Zaanse Schans
Per person cost
  • 20 USD
Explanation
Maritime Museum

up to 3 people

4 hours 30 minutes

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

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Overview of your Amsterdam tour:

From about 1550 to 1700 the Netherlands dominated global trade, and its huge navy was feared, admired, and respected all over the world. How did a small city like Amsterdam, in a tiny country like the Netherlands, achieve this? By equipping trading ships to engage in full-scale wars; by building better ships, more quickly; by pursuing profit above political or religious conquest; by devoting capital, resources, and recruits to the VOC enterprise; by inventing the stock exchange; by aggressively monopolizing markets; and by ruthlessly quelling any local opposition. This tour will visit three locations that are still redolent today of the power, ambition, innovation and extraordinary riches that marked Holland's Golden Age and funded the magnificence of today's Amsterdam. I give commentary throughout. Naturally, I can customize this tour according to your request.

Your Amsterdam tour itinerary

- Collect by car from pickup point. Drive to the National Maritime Museum, housed in the original 1643 Naval Armoury. Visit the museum and the full-size replica VOC ship moored alongside. (1. 5 hrs) - Walk to the 'pakhuizen' on Entrepotdok, the largest 17th-century warehouse complex in Amsterdam. (30 mins) - Drive to Zaandam, home of the Netherlands' own 16th-century 'industrial revolution', to visit the Zaanse Schans, a remarkable open-air museum that has several working windmills including a sawmill. (2 hrs) - Drive back to pickup point.

Customize your tour

Contact your local guide to know more!!

Transport Details
Type: Private Transportation / Category: Other

By car and on foot. My car is a gold-coloured Renault Twingo 1, a classic compact 2-door car that has a surprisingly roomy interior and excellent all-round visibility. It has no A/C, but it does sport a very large sunroof! I keep it clean, I do not smoke, and I have no pets.

What's Included
  • Private Guide
  • Private Transportation
  • Tickets: Amsterdam Maritime Museum, Zaanse Schans
What's Extra
  • Other: Personal expenses.
  • Food Drinks Snacks
Where will you meet

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Airport: ,Cruise: ,ByGuide: The cruise ship terminal is an excellent place for me to pick you up.

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
Other Details
Tour Categories

City Highlights

History

Museums

Architecture

Art And Culture

Languages
Fluent

Dutch

Fluent

English

Conversational

French

Basic

German

Basic

Spanish

Basic

Italian

Basic

Portuguese

Activity Level
Light
Accessibility

Kid Friendly

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Size:

up to 3 people

Duration:

4 hours 30 minutes

Transportation:

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

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$ 500 USD

Book with a 20% deposit!

Size:

up to 3 people

Duration:

4 hours 30 minutes

Transportation:

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

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Select tour start time

View our Cancellation policy

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