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Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise
"Head to the pier opposite the Rijksmuseum to meet your skipper and board your small private boat. With just you and your private party float effortlessly along Amsterdam’s scenic UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals on your afternoon or evening sightseeing experience.This private cruise lets you customize the route to your interests. Pass by the Rijksmuseum Anne Frank House Skinny Bridge and the Amstel River as well as any other attractions you like such as Mint Tower (Munttoren) St Nicholas Church the Golden Bend
From EUR70.00
 
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
 
Amsterdam in the Golden Age: Admission to the Portuguese Synagogue
"Amsterdam’s prosperity in the Golden Age would have been unimaginable without the contribution made by the Jewish community. The Portuguese Synagogue was erected in the heart of Amsterdam in 1675 and was at that time the largest synagogue in th but it is also open to the public and concerts are held there regularly. The beautifully authentic interior is guaranteed to amaze and you will relish seeing with your own eyes the most exceptional collections of Jewish heritage. Be awed by the synagogue’s stunning interior with its larg white plastered walls and dark furniture bathed in the abundant light that shines through its 72 windows. Since its consecration in 1675 it has had no electric light or heating; the only artificial light comes from the 1000 candles in the many brass chandeliers. The sand on the wood floor protects it from dirt.The other buildings in the complex include treasure chambers where visi gold
From EUR15.00

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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

For a journey into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the Willet-Holthuysen Museum is the modality of choice. Abraham Willet (1825-88) came from the affluent educated family of an Amsterdam doctor...
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nicolaitan
Feb 10, 2013

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

The Willet-Holthuysen museum displays a collection of 19th century ceramics, glass art, furniture, sculptures, drawings and paintings.The museum is named after Abraham Willet and his wife Louise...
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Apr 26, 2012

Willet-Holthuysen House, Garden, Part II

“The deepest and most lifelike emotion has been expressed, and that’s the reason they have taken so long to execute.”— Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)Complete your 17th century, Dutch luxury experience...
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von.otter
Dec 28, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen House, Garden, Part I

“I returned to Amsterdam, where I went to a Synagogue of the Jews, being Saturday; the ceremonies, ornaments, lamps, law, and scholes, afforded matter for my wonder and enquiry. The women were...
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von.otter
Dec 28, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen House, Interior, Part V

“The voyage to Amsterdam was like a dream journey.”— from “Maartje And Jaapje” by Grace Soper appearing in “Harper’s Young People” 1893The Willet-Holthuysen House Museum is a true gem, a must for...
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von.otter
Dec 28, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen House, Interior, Part IV

“The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.”— Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)Part of the souterrain, the kitchen was restored in 1972 to resemble...
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von.otter
Dec 28, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen House, Interior, Part I

“Amsterdam furnishes a tremendous brain stimulant to the student of American history. The city recalls cradle memories of the founders both of New England and of New Netherland. Here is one of the...
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von.otter
Dec 28, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen House, Interior, Part III

“Concealed talent brings no reputation.”— Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536, Dutch theologian)At the Willet-Holthuysen House Museum, three floors are open to the public. These include the souterrain, with...
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von.otter
Dec 28, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen House, Interior, Part II

“The plague increases at Amsterdam.” [May 4, 1664.]— from “Defoe’s History of the Great Plague in London: A Journal of the Plague Year” by Daniel Defoe (1659-1731)One of the most impressive features...
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von.otter
Dec 27, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen House Museum, Exterior

“Don’t give your advice before you are called upon.”— Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)SAGE ADVICE Known as the Prince of Humanists, Erasmus was a Catholic Dutch priest and theologian as well as one of...
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Dec 27, 2011

Willet-Holthuysen Museum

Here you can get a glimpse of how a wealthy dutch family lived in an 18th and 19th century canal house. Upon Mrs Willet-Holthusen’s death her will left her 17th century canal house to the city of...
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jo104
Aug 12, 2009

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Interesting canal-side house museum that allows visitors to see the lifestyle enjoyed by the high bourgeoisie of Amsterdam from the 17th to the 19th centuries.The house was constructed between 1685...
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Aug 25, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Hermitage

This a gallery which is owned by (or franchised from) the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, to show art from the St Petersburg location. It’s quite new, having opened in 2009. The building was...
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Tuschinski Theater

We just had to go to the movies after being told about this gorgeous little theatre. Luckily it was just around the corner from our hotel the De L'Europe and near the flower markets. We went to a...
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Jewish Historical Museum

Amsterdam has a number of Jewish museums, they are: -The Jewish Historical Museum at the Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 -The Jewish Children Museum at the Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 -The Portuguese Synagoge at Mr....
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Foam - Photography Museum

New photography museum with both a European and an International focus. Located in a renovated canal house. Interesting permanent collection with many "masters" - and exhibit space for...
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Van Loon Museum

This is the home of the van Loon family, who co-founded the East India Company. It isn't huge - for obvious reasons - but is worth a visit. An insight into 18th century life in Amsterdam. It was...
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Oudemanhuispoort Book Market

Ah! The Oudemanspoort (Old man's Gate). One often finds oneself here because inside the gallery of the Law faculty you find various second hand bookstalls. But first ATLC is caught "stealing" a...
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