You probably know about the famous Amsterdam canals, the Herengracht and the Keizersgracht. This is where in the Dutch Golden Age the rich merchants lived. But there were also people that served in the 'palaces' at the Herengracht, worked in one of the hundred or more mills that ground corn, sugar and coffee or that built the ships that sailed to the West and East Indies. During the tour you will see a lot of the touristic highlights of our beautiful city like the houses of the rich merchants on the Herengracht, the seven bridges of the Reguliersgracht and the Anne Frank house on the Prinsengracht. But we also head for the Jordaan, the former working class district and pass along the famous Amsterdam house boats. Meanwhile your guide will tell you everything about the architecture of the houses, low and high life in the 17th and 18th century, the poverty of the industrial revolution and the 'Jordaan rebellion' of 1934. During the tour we will serve traditional Dutch stroopwafels. More information on the website of captain Hans: www.vankoolbergen.nl Your guide will speak English, but also, depending on the guests, French and/or German. If you want a private tour or this tour on a different boat: send a message to Freek (email@example.com)
I am Freek, the organizer of this tour. Hans is the co-host. He has an MA in history, has developed this tour and will be your guide most of the times. Your guide will be in any case an experienced 'Amsterdammer' who knows all about Amsterdams' history and who likes to show you not only the most famous spots of Amsterdam but also some of the parts of the city center that are less known to tourists. Our transport is as it should be in Amsterdam: we go by boat, the beautiful Sarah (see pictures).
Small 'Saloon' Boat!
We will start at the Kloveniersburgwal. Then we head for the Amstel river and the Herengracht and make a left turn to the Prinsengracht where we will pass the Anne Frank house. From there we will go to the Jordaan -the old working class district-. From the Jordaan we get back to the Prinsengracht and the Amstel river. Drop off will be at the Town hall (Stopera) or Kloveniers.
Happy Vibes! Camera.
Make sure you are on time at the location so we can sail as long as possible. The boat has passed all the safety inspections and is licensed to carry groups up to 12 people. The boat is fully electric, has an heating system and a toilet on board and provides luxurious comfort.