Learn about the amazing Dutch engineering, admired worldwide, and thanks to which the people who had lived in the Amstel river for over 4000 years, managed to turn a marshland into a city by building a great big dam, Amsteleredam was created, and all that happened as far back as the 12th Century! Walk through the canals which were dug in order to facilitate trade, so important to understand the business mentality of the Dutch.
Hear about the Golden Age, when Amsterdam became a republic which attracted rich merchants from Antwerp and Portuguese Jews. Hear also how the city focused on trade overseas and thrived for the next few decades, still nowadays you can see the warehouses built then now transformed into residential homes. Hear also how the logistics worked making use of the canal network, and the role the infamous Dutch East India Company played within it all. Meet the Tripp Brothers in front of their unique house-palace in the middle of the city, they personified the Dutch innate ability to make business out of pretty much any situation, in their case by selling weapons to pretty much anybody during the war fueled 17th century.
This activity includes:
- Central Station
- Trip Brothers
- Dam Square
- Old Church
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"Amsterdam Visitor Centre", Stationsplein 10, 1012 AB Amsterdam
Opposite to Amsterdam Central Station, outside the entrance of the "Amsterdam Visitor Centre", Stationsplein 10, 1012 AB Amsterdam. (See map)
Reserve Online and then show up at the meeting point and look for our guide with the Strawberry Umbrella!
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