Drs. Kees Kaldenbach - Private Guide in AmsterdamMember Since 2005
Architecture in Amsterdam from 1600 to 2014
Private tour in Amsterdam
Tour Price : €100-300 Duration : 1-3 hours Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages Discount: 10% discount already factored in.
During the last decades, Amsterdam has also become the key place to study for modern architects and those involved in city planning. A once derelict harbour area has been fully redeveloped and is now a shining jewel, home to a culturally and socially diverse group of residents. The city used innovative ideas of a partnering private investors/builders and city government rules. The setup became a mix of smaller and larger apartments, some privately owned homes, some rentals for residential and commercial use. Rentals and mortgages run the gamut from low to high, thus attracting a mixed population.
Each group of architects were given one particular island to develop. One master architect became the overseer of all these other secondary architects, so that, while these latter architects had some freedom or creativity, they had to stay within a given design philosophy. Architecture students from all over the world now come by the busload to study this mixture and genius of planning and of some of great designs.
I can also take you nearby to examples the Amsterdam School of Architecture - to further introduce you to the building styles of the 1920s in Amsterdam. Pay particular attention to the creative, expressive house facades. All facades were carefully planned for aesthetics to create large scale works of art for the inhabitants of Amsterdam and to make a harmonious visual presentation of the city.
Another option is to begin this tour with the famous seventeenth and eigthteenth century houses located along the main canals, the “grachten” canal houses. You can start this tour in the center wherever you prefer, near your hotel. Tour prices may vary according to number of hours, starting point and group size. Children are very welcome, by the way. I usually take groups with 2 to 10 persons. Extra cost: tram or bus tickets.
Send me a quick email regarding your starting point and how many are in your group will help establish a fine plan and the right tour price.
|Tour Price: €100-300|
|Duration: 1-3 hours|
|Group Size: 1-8 tourists|
|Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||NO|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|
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Depending on starting point. Please email me stating your group size.
Total time of this tour in Amsterdam: about 1 1/2 hours, In Otterlo 2 hours.
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