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Historical tour – Origins of Amsterdam.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Niels
Quality Verified Registered on August 16, 2023

I am Dutch and I studied political science in Amsterdam. I love history, travelling and hiking. I love to share my passion about this amazing city.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome!

Are you interested in the history of Amsterdam and do you want to know how it grew from a small fishing village into one of the most beautiful and richest cities in the world? 

This tour is made for people who love history, stories and want to know more about this amazing city. 

 

This tour will start of course at the place where it all began: Dam Square. Together we will make a journey through the centuries and pass true and mention the following highlights:

  • The origins of Amsterdam and The Netherlands
  • The importance of water and trade for Amsterdam
  • The new New Church and the protestant reformation
  • The Royal Palace and the Rabit King
  • The canal district
  • The history of Boat houses
  • The history of the Red Light District
  • The history of Coffee shops and the Dutch drug policy. 
  • And much more!!!

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  • Meeting point:
    Dam 33, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dam 33, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    We will meet next to the monument at Dam Square. I will be standing next to the statue of a Lion. I am tall and blond.

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).

Tour opinions

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despina 12 Apr 2024
Athens

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Niels was funny and nice, it was a great tour
Nora 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We loved it! It was informative and super fun, too. The way Niels tells those stories about the city is really super entertaining and great tour altogether. Cool guy, awesome tour. Would highly recommend.
Maria 29 Mar 2024
Vienna

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Great tour, full of nice fun facts and jokes. I highly recommend for everyone, it was a really nice experience :)
June 11 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
I’m super happy I did Niels his tour. As a Dutchie and - as someone who’s been living in Amsterdam for 2 years - I was shocked by how much I’ve learned. I really recommend his tour! It’s the perfect combination of history, today’s culture, and nice facts.
Melissa 10 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Had a great time. Informative and professional
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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