Some urban expansion had already taken place in Amsterdam before the 17th century to accommodate the growing population, but after 1613 the town really began to expand on a large scale. It was then that the famous rings of canals in Amsterdam’s city centre were dug. The first new part of town to be created was the area extending from Brouwersgracht to Leidsegracht. Our Central City Centre guided tour covers the area between Leidsegracht and Westermarkt. This Northern City Centre tour will take you from Westermarkt to Brouwersgracht, one of the oldest parts of the ancient city centre. The tour will feature famous buildings, impressive warehouses, ancient stepped gables, an old ‘hidden’ prison and house churches. In the background of one of the streets you will see an astonishingly beautiful combination of buildings. Your guide will also tell you about famous Dutch people such as the author Multatuli and the playwright and poet P.C. Hooft.
After the tour you will know all about the history of 17th-century whaling and the arms trade. And you will know from which bridge you can see all the spires of the Posthoornkerk, the Oude Kerk (Old Church) and the Westertoren (Western Tower), and where houseboats may be moored and where not. The tour, which will take 2.5-3 hours, will take you to the edge of the famous Jordaan district. The departure point is Museumcafé Mokum, Kalverstraat 92. The tour will end along Singel, a short distance from the Central Station.
Reserveren tot een dag van te voren (tot 15.00 uur)
Di-Zo 11:00 of 14:00
Prices: Standaard prijs 10,00 Kinderen 5,00 Met kortingbon 5,00 Met stadspas 5,00 Met cadeaubon 0,00
Expert, engaging and generous guide
Hans could not have been a more considerate guide for myself and my parents (one of whom cannot walk long distances). He had clearly considered his route to avoid the busiest streets while still being able to share fascinating details about the history, architecture and culture of Amsterdam
We really enjoyed our tour with Kees. He was very knowledgeable and offered very interesting and memorable information.
Dear Gilde Amsterdam, thank you so much for a wonderful and informative walk on Saturday. Our guide was charming and very knowledgeable. Our visit to Amsterdam has been enhanced by the knowledge of the City's history that we gained.
Wilt u een wandeling in een andere taal dan Nederlands, Engels of Duits, of een wandeling in een bepaalde buurt, een andere starttijd en/of locatie, gidsen in bus of boot? Vraag deze aan (vijf of meer werkdagen van tevoren) en zet uw wensen in het opmerkingenveld of informeer telefonisch naar de mogelijkheden. Met onze 100 gidsen kunnen wij aan bijna alle wensen tegemoet komen. N.B. Voor ons is dit ‘maatwerk’, we hebben in dit geval een verwerkingstijd nodig van zeker vijf werkdagen.