City Tour Amsterdam Golden Age

with city guide Jan

Amsterdam was in the 17e century the so called Golden Age the biggest city of the republic of the 7 Provinces. From this time also the canals descend. We offer a guided tour through the remains of this period of wealth. This guided tour through Amsterdam highlights the important role this city played in history. The first republic of the 7 Provinces, with Amsterdam as the main port and major city, was ruled by 200 wealthy families who lived in luxurious houses on the canals.

EXCURSION   Amsterdam’s Golden Age

During this day-excursion we visit a diamond-cutters workshop to learn how this precious stone is worked and polished. We view portraits of important Amsterdam merchant families in the Rijksmuseum, and see examples of the luxury objects they had made for their residences. We tour the canals past these houses and warehouses, walk along historical locations and admire the interior of the home of a wealthy merchant in museum Van Loon.

Your city guide  Jan will tell you all about the merits of arts, science and trade, the infrastructure, the stock exchange, the role of politics and religion and the rise of the Republic.

Program

09.00          visit Diamond workshop

09.30          visit Rijksmuseum

11.45            canalcruise with a private boat

13.00           lunch salad, Dutch ‘stamppot’ of vegetables & potatoes, meatball and gravy, coffee and apple pie

14.30           walk along the Heren- ,Keizers- and Prinsengracht

15.30           visit Van Loon museum

16.30           end of excursion

  • Price €134 pp
  • Group size 4-10 people
  • Duration of the tour 7,5 hours
  • Included: certified guide, use of whisper system, ticket for Rijksmuseum, ticket for Museum Van Loon, ticket for canal cruise, lunch

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