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Join this storytelling tour if you absolutely want to understand the essence of Amsterdam and Dutch culture.
We take a deep dive into the city’s cultural history and uncover why Amsterdam is the most liberal city in the world! You will discover how freedom and tolerance helped a simple fisherman’s village become the centre of a vast trading empire and understand how these values continue to shape the city’s liberal attitudes today.
Get ready for some sassy stories about Amsterdam’s history, modern life, and fun facts that will help you understand the essence of Amsterdam and Dutch culture. This tour is the perfect mix of information and entertainment and will give you a real taste of what Amsterdam is all about!
On this tour you will see, experience and discuss:
The birth and growth of Amsterdam’s throughout the ages
The history of prostitution and the Red Light District
Dutch drug policies explained
Rembrandt’s life and work
The Golden Age: Amsterdam’s global trading empire
Jewish quarter & WWII / Nazi occupation
Dam square, The Royal Palace, and the Dutch Royals
This may vary a little depending on the guide, the interest of the group and weather, but in general, the itinerary is as follows:
The Old Church • A Hidden Church • The Red Light District • Chinatown • The Weighing House on Nieuwmarkt Square • The Dutch East India HeadQuarters • The Jewish district • Amstel river • The Old University District • Dam Square & The Royal Palace.
As described by one of our guests on TripAdvisor:
"Covering the history of the Red Light district, the evolution of Amsterdam as the global centre of world trade in the 17th century, its transition from a republic to a monarchy, the tragedy of the Nazi occupation and its enlightened and effective attitude to drug control, our guide stitched these diverse items together with humorous personal anecdotes and insightful commentary on the underlying social and cultural mores of the Dutch people. A great introduction to an immensely attractive city.".
(Sue, Melbourne, Australia)