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Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour
"Make the most of your time and take a ride through Amsterdam’s most fascinating hot spots. Discover a route of lovely streets and bridges while your guide explains the history of the most famous cultural sites and life in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is when the first bike path was laid in Amsterdam why the Dutch are so tolerant or where to eat the best ribs in town and that’s only half of it! This bike tour is for all skill levels as Amsterdam is flat and easy to bike. For your convenience groups are of 15 persons maximum.""""Join a 3-hour bike tour with an experienced multilingual guide through the old historic center of the city of Amsterdam. The tour goes along the well known historical places and buildings like New Market (de Waag) Old Church
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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
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum
"Your guide will meet you outside the Rembrandt House Museum at your chosen time. On this 4-hour private walking tour you’ll be taken to sites throughout Amsterdam relating to the famous 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn all while hearing about his life and achievements as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age and one of the most important artists in Dutch history. Since this is a private tour you can customize your exact itinerary; simply let your guide know if there are any specific sights you'd like to see. Your starting point is the former house that Rembrandt lived in with his first wife Saskia during the artist’s wealthy days before the financial hardships and personal tragedy of his later years. Restored to its former glory
From EUR59.00

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Westerkerk's Bell Tower ~ The Westertoren

I have decided to add the "Westertoren" or Westerkerk's Tower or Bell Tower as a separate tip because it almost seems to be a separate entity from the church, and it has some of its very own...
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starship
Jul 16, 2016

Westerkerk ~ Worth A Visit

Overlooking the lovely Prinzengracht Canal, it's hard to miss the imposing edifice and soaring tower of the Westerkerk. Westerkerk was designed by Hendrick de Keyser and officially opened on...
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starship
Jul 04, 2016

Westerkerk

Located at the western end of the historic centre of Amsterdam, hence the name (Western Church in English), Westerkerk is the largest church in the city. It is also one of the first Protestant...
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MM212
Jan 07, 2015

Westerkerk

The protestant Westerkerk between Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht was built in 1631 and - with the highest bell tower of all Amsterdam churches - is a true landmark of the city. The interior is rather...
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MichaelFalk1969
Dec 22, 2013

My Amsterdam "Money Shot"

This is my favourite photo looking down Prinsengracht canal. The reflections are stunning and show busy Amsterdam in a different, more mellow light.The majestic spire is part of Westerkerk which is...
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swissfondue
Nov 22, 2013

Beautiful Church Tower

“He who allows oppression shares the crime.”— Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536, Dutch Catholic priest and theologian)Westerkerk, the oldest churches built specifically for the Protestant worship, was...
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von.otter
Jan 17, 2012

The Westerkerk

Built in 1631 as the 2nd place of worship specifically established for protestants this church is elegant on the outside but plain and bare inside (as the Calvinist tradition would have demanded)....
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zadunajska8
Jan 15, 2012

Western Church

This 17th-century church has the distinction of being the largest and one of the first in the Netherlands to be originally constructed as a protestant house of worship. It has an elaborate bell tower...
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goodfish
Dec 10, 2011

Westerkerk

Construction on the Westerkerk began in 1620, at the same time as the Noorderkerk. The initial designer was Hendrick de Keyser, whose son Pieter took over after his father's death in 1621. It is the...
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lina112
Mar 09, 2011

Free lunchtime Music at the Westerkerk

At times they have free lunchtime concerts inside the Westerkerk---this past trip I saw and organist and a lovely Soprano singing at a 1PM show. There are more than one organ in the sanctuary and this...
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dustmon
Jan 03, 2011

De Keizerskroon (The crown of the emperor)

The Westerkerk was officially opened on Whitsunday 1631. It is built for Protestant services and is the the biggest Protestant church in the Netherlands.The tower bears the "golden" symbol of the...
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pieter_jan_v
Dec 25, 2010

Climbing the Westerkerk

Try to go when you can get a good view from the top---it takes a few minutes of climbing but a really cool view of the city from the open top area. I think it costs 5 euros to climb.The church itself...
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dustmon
Jul 31, 2010
 
 
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Things to Do Near Westerkerk - Westertoren

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Anne Frank House

When we knew for sure that we would be visiting Amsterdam, one of the sites we most anticipated visiting was the "Anne Frank House." Nearly everyone in our immediate family is interested in World War...
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Tulip Museum

Also on Prinsengracht, at number 116, on the opposite side of the canal to the Anne Frank House Museum, and next to the Cheese Museum is a small museum called the Tulip...
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Electric Ladyland

Remember those disco nights when you see all things in bright colors? I mean not those you see after smoking some stuff, but rather those which arises from illumination with black light. You may find...
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Jordaan District

Build in 1616 on order by local merchant Jan Janszoon Oly, the Sint Andries Hofje was a place were poor elderly Catholic people could live. The houses around the inner court were ready in 1617 and...
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Singel Canal

Without a doubt Herengracht is the most beautiful of the three. Here lived the most importan tradesmen. Here you can see the most ancient warehouse (year 1.600) in the numbers 43-45. The number 54 is...
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Houseboats Museums

*The Houseboat Museum is situated on the "Hendrika Maria", a former freighter, built in 1914. Up and till the 1960s the boat primarily transported sand and gravel, after which time it was converted...
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