Architecture Tour: Old and New Amsterdam

Unique introduction tour to the past, present and future of Amsterdam

On this 2-hour tour you will join a local architect or architectural historian to discover the reasons why Amsterdam looks the way it does.

How did the architecture of the canal belt influence newer developments? How do these contemporary buildings break or continue traditions and ways of living? Discover the forces that make Amsterdam one of the most vibrant cities in Europe!

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      Pass By: Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam The Netherlands

      We start in the old city centre and find out what the canals were for, why the houses are leaning into the street and which challenges Amsterdamers faced when building on swampy ground.

      Pass By: The Jordaan, Amsterdam The Netherlands

      Next is vibrant Jordaan district, where the streets are narrow and there’s a surprise at every corner. Take a peek into some courtyards, the hidden gems of this neighborhood.

      Pass By: Westerdokseiland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

      Then we’ll continue to newly built areas along the waterfront, including an artificial peninsula with futuristic offices, hotel and public buildings.

      Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands

      The tour ends close to the Central Station.

    • Departure Point :
      Westermarkt, 1016 GW Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Departure Time :
      11:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Centraal Station, 1012 ZZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Cityloop

    Activity ID: V-254936P1

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