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Ignacio-Architect Historic Center + Red and Jewish Light Districts Spectacular!

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Ignacio
Quality Verified Registered on September 09, 2021

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Welcome! I am Ignacio, an Architect by profession and also an official Tourism Guide, fantastic activities that complement each other, because one of the pleasures that fills me with pleasure: is to tour and show my wonderful old Amsterdam, where I have lived for more than 15 years and where I have walked thousands of travelers. I have spent years immersed in studying its history, exploring museums, alleys, its architecture and living the city as a resident; This is reflected in a HIGH QUALITY tour that satisfies all the cultural expectations that a tourist seeks; Therefore: If you are looking for the optimal guide to show you the beautiful city of Amsterdam, look no further! ∎ ∎ ∎ ∎ My CAREER :: • Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid: I am “privileged” to visit elite personalities and artists linked to the museum when they visit Amsterdam. • I provide historical-cultural instruction about Amsterdam to the crew of German ships in exchange with the Netherlands. • • Documentary about the International Flower Market, filmed in the Royal Palace of Amsterdam • My city tours: they are cultural projects that provide accurate and reliable information to tourists and are very well weighted. All my cultural activities make a difference with any other tourist offer in Amsterdam.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description


HISTORIC CENTER AND JEWISH DISTRICT ∎ ∎
My tour is
an interesting cultural walk in Amsterdam, I tell you about the walk and how we will discover the city.
With the sharp eye of
Architect and traveling for years, I decided to build a personalized and high quality tour , that would deliver a complete and entertaining vision of Amsterdam. The tour is based on: architecture, history, art, commerce, local traditions, culture, Dutch society, from the 13th century to the 21st century that covers all the cultural expectations of a traveler , due to the infinite number of topics that we touch on along the way, where I also attach photos and plates that will enrich the story of the historical place that we will see and will be even more entertaining.
All in a friendly walk, very cultural, relaxed, with humor and if we feel like it we stop for a delicious coffee and continue the tour, the idea is to have a great time like when we go out with friends.

STARTING POINT OF THE WALK : Het National Monument which is a white column, located in Dam Square . I carry a white umbrella with black letters that says SPANISH , nothing more, without colors or flags. By WhatsApp I will send you my photo, map and photo of the starting point. See you!

🚩 ∎ FEATURED PLACES OF THE EXCURSION. ∎ 🚩

Dam Square : Foundation of Amsterdam

Royal Palace of Amsterdam: Power in the golden age.

Courts of law (rechtbanken) public beheadings -17th century

The three XXX Equis of Amsterdam and their meaning.

Slavery : Traces of enslaved Africa in Amsterdam. Awesome !

Het National Monument : Tribute to victims of the Second World War.

Sint Antoniesluis : Beautiful dam and viewpoint with a lot of history.

2 WORLD WAR : place of detention of deportees, houses of Jews sent to concentration camps, the tragedy of the war in Holland. Hunger and death between 1940-1945 in Amsterdam.

De Waag: Building with turrets (Entrance gate to the city). 14th century

Waterlooplein: Traditional market of the Jewish Quarter, the raid and persecution during the war.

Narrow houses : 2 very narrow houses in the city!!

Painters' Union : (14th century) - Here we find the famous baroque painter Rembrandt and his work.

Jewish Quarter : From glory to death in World War II.

Red Light District : unique in the world, beautiful, tolerant, worldly and powerful. We will cross it from east to west

Chinatown : exotic, culinary, but with a terrifying life story!

Houses - boats or floating homes . An unusual way of life

VOCs . Dutch East Indies Company. 17th century

There are points on the route that are NOT published, as they are part of my investigative work, they give exclusivity to my work and privilege my tourists. They will be surprised!


End tour : on the Amstel River : in a fantastic and unforgettable panoramic view.

• For various reasons it may happen that you have to replace one place with another.




⚠️ IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1- Reservations : A max. of 4 people per reservation, fractional reservations of the same group are not accepted, reservations of 5 participants or more must pay a suggested contribution of €13.00 pp.

2 - WAITING MARGIN : it is 5-7 extra minutes for latecomers. The person who does not notify, or does not arrive after the extra minutes, allows me to hand over the position to other tourists.


3 - ACCIDENTS: Each participant is responsible for his or her own physical integrity on the streets during the ride, as well as for any accident, fall or unforeseen event that affects health. Therefore, it is suggested that your health insurance policies be up to date .

SUGGESTIONS
1 - Do not hire or sign up for another activity for at least one hour after the end of the tour to replenish energy and to have time to arrive at the other activity in a relaxed manner and without schedules clashing.

2- Check the weather forecast, wear clothing suitable for cold or heat, sun protection, and an umbrella or raincoat, if the weather warrants it.

Ignatius
Architect and official Tourist Guide in Amsterdam

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Dam, 1012 JL Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dam, 1012 JL Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    MEETING POINT: “Het National Monument” which is a white column or obelisk, which is in Dam Square. I carry a WHITE umbrella with black letters that says SPANISH.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    monumento Nacional
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sint Antoniesluis
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Waag
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Palacio Real de Ámsterdam
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Waterlooplein
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Zeedijk
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Oudezijds Voorburgwal
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Kloveniersburgwal
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Sint Antoniesbreestraat
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Museo Casa de Rembrandt
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Río Amstel

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Ariana 23 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ignacio un hombre espectacular, nos enseñó y nos hizo recorrer varios lugares emblemáticos de Ámsterdam. Siempre bien predispuesto y contándonos mucha historia. Lo super recomiendo!!
Rosina 18 May 2024
Turin

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ignacio es un guru excelente. Muy preparado, disponible y simpático. Recomendamos el tour con Ignacio!
Marcos 18 May 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Un tour excepcional,muy recomendable dispone de todo el conocimiento para entender la ciudad
Alejandro 10 May 2024
Montevideo

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ignacio me ha asombrado positivamente. Profesional como pocos en su rubro y con una pasión que te hace sentir Amsterdam. Fundamental para nuestra primer visita!!
Arnol 15 Apr 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
10/10 El tiempo paso volando!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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