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Walk Along the Canals of Amsterdam

A tour on bike along Amsterdam's 3 main canals from the 16 hundreds. Many beautiful houses with richhistories. Some of the subjects of the tour: The reasons for the realization of the 3 main canals 400 years ago, difficulties and solutions forconstructing on weak peat soil, the residents then and now, architectural styles, maintenance of bridgesand walls, the system of water refreshment, houseboats. Special attention will be paid to the housewhere Anne Frank and her family went in hiding during WWII and to the West Indian House where thedecision to found New York (than New Amsterdam) was taken.

From Amsterdam
Online Experience
1 Hour
Netherlands
Upto 10 people
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Highlights
  • Live-streamed online experience from the gorgeous city of Amsterdam
  • Walk around the golden age canals and be delighted by stunning buildings like the Anne Frank house
Description

This live-streamed online experience is about the canal belt of Amsterdam, an area which is so deeply rooted in history and adorned with beautiful architectural marvels that the UNESCO decided to induct it on its list of most fascinating world heritage sites. We will start this experience from the 17th-century mansion along the most elegant canal. You will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the interiors and interact with some former residents. Once out on the streets, the choice is your; either we walk and bike along the canals to the Anne Frank house and the West Indian House where the idea to establish present-day New York was formed, or we walk to the colourful flower market which is a visual treat.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 70 EUR invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world
Meet your Host
Ton Van Garderen

I am a Social Geographer and a certified national tour guide, I have a strong interest in history, architecture, art, society. In 1986, I graduated in Social Geography. Thereafter I worked for the city of Amsterdam in town-planning. There I discovered that office life is not my cup of tea. In 1994, I decided to make a living out of guiding in Amsterdam and other Dutch towns. I never regretted that decision. Working with people and sharing knowledge is big fun!

From USD 86 / Group
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be cancelled up to 24hrs before the tour
  • The date is based on the local time zone of the experience host
  • Since the activity is conducted outdoors, it may need to be rescheduled in case of poor weather conditions