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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
From EUR105.00
 
Amsterdam Private Bike Tour with a Local
"Meet your private guide near Amsterdam Centraal Station at a time convenient to you. Then hop onto your bike and head into the city to begin your cycling tour. Widely considered among Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities Amsterdam is a wonderful place to explore by bike!Pedal along seemingly endless cycle lanes through diverse districts such as Chinatown the Jewish District Jordaan and Nieuwmarkt and admire the striking architecture for which the city is famous.During your tour take in popular landmarks including the Houten Huys — the oldest house in Amsterdam — the Nationale Opera & Ballet and the 17th-century Trippenhuis
From EUR35.00
 
Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local
"Enjoy Amsterdam to its fullest during your private highlights tour with a twist. Your local guide will amaze you with all the hidden gems of this city; they’re just around the corner of all the must-visits. But they are kept away from the touristy crowds with a reason.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get to know all historical facts and unique local insights about them. And of course we’ve also taken care of your appetite by including a Dam Square and the previously mentioned famous Flowermarket. But what’s best about this tour is those unique places they take you to. A beautiful hidden chapel  one of the best sandwich you’ll ever have and an gigantic statue near Rembrandts house that most people don’t know of. This is the plan:Meeting Point: BeurspleinStop 1:Walk around the famous Dam SquareStop 2:Visit a bea""Visit Amsterdam’s beautiful highlights during your private tour of the city while discovering hidden local spots along the way with your local guide! Get to know the history and stories of the city like a local.   title=Highlights&1=Private%2C+3-hour+walking+tour+of+Amsterdam&2=Learn+the+fascinating+history+behind+the+city%27s+famous+landmarks&3=Stroll+through+the+beautiful+Flower+Market&4=Visit+a+hidden+medieval+chapel+in+the+Begijnhof&5=Savor+a+favorite+local+sna
From EUR25.00

Architecture Tips (27)

More Gable stones

Just keeping looking up to those nice old houses and their history. It's just amazing that it's a thing of all centuries. It's like a living history book, where the Amsterdam streets are the pages and...
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pieter_jan_v
Nov 15, 2015

Signs of the tradesmen

The Jordaan city quarter was developed to house the many tradesmen the city needed, when trading developed in the Golden Age. At the Lindengracht there are gable sign that still reflects the old...
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pieter_jan_v
Nov 08, 2015

Even More Gable stones

The number of Gable Stones looks unlimited!The more I take photo's of these stones, the more I think of designing an easy walking route for visitors to Amsterdam interested in the subject and the...
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pieter_jan_v
Oct 11, 2015

Gable stones part 9

Just another series of Amsterdam Gable stones. This is just a tip of one in a row.I recommend to just take a four hours walk in the Amsterdam canal belt and a part of the Jordaan city quarter. Even...
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pieter_jan_v
Oct 11, 2015

The first Amsterdam Coat of Arms

There is an old (unconfirmed) story that Amsterdam was founded by two men who arrived at the mouth of Amstel river after the land was flooded by storms.The two men with their dog in a boat still can...
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pieter_jan_v
Sep 15, 2015

Beyond even more Gablestones

The Central Station stone reads:Daar Vonkt een dierbre gloedin eigen huis en haardNeemt men vandaar zijn vluchtmet sterk gespierde vleuglenDe wijze weet zijn krachtte vieren en de teuglenHij kent de...
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pieter_jan_v
Sep 11, 2015

Middle class architecture.

If I wrote somewhere enthusiast reviews about architecture in France, Italy, Spain, England, I don't feel motivated by the architecture of Amsterdam. Certainly very typical but nothing monumental as...
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breughel
Jan 29, 2015

HOISTING BEAMS

One thing you will see on many Amsterdam houses are hoisting beams with a hook.As most of the canal houses have small steep stairs, furniture and other large objects have to be hoisted in front of the...
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pieter_jan_v
Sep 29, 2013

How to cope with wonkiness.....

I'd noted on my first visit that many of the older buildings in Amsterdam's historical centre were 'wonky': slightly out of true. That is hardly surprising, given the city's high water-table and...
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leics
Apr 07, 2013

Gables and Gablestones

The Amsterdam gables hide many things of beauty.Take time to explore the walls of the houses.The gablestones are being protected by the "Vereniging Vrienden van Amsterdamse Gevelstenen".
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pieter_jan_v
May 22, 2011

Hooks

As we were traveling through the canals, they pointed out that most of the houses had hooks suspended from the top of them called hijsbalk, used with a rope and pulley to hoist large, heavy items in...
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Dabs
Jul 14, 2008

Narrowest house in the world

The narrowest house in the world is to be found on the Singel, no.7. Only one metre in breadth, it is barely wider than the front door. The people who live there have to be slim! However in the...
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csordila
Mar 04, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Amsterdam

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De Krijtberg

Officially dedicated to St Francis Xavier, De Krijtberg is another Catholic church in Amsterdam. The actual elegant Neogothic edifice was constructed in 1883 by the architect Alfred Tepe. The church's...
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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with...
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Begijnhof - The Wooden House

First, when asking for directions, make sure you pronounce the name correctly (Bee-guy-n-hof) or else the locals will look at you quizzically and shrug. Next, once you get past the endless rows of...
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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Is about old Egypt, Greece and more. Sometimes they have an exhibition. Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 -...
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Bijbels Museum

Biblical Museum. Located on Herengracht in a group of stately mansions called the Cromhouthuizen. I was impressed by their collection of Bibles, and the model of the Temple Mount. "Archaeological...
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Kalverstraat

If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact,...
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