Private Tour of Amsterdam's Golden Age

Private Tour of Amsterdam's Golden Age

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      Amsterdam, Netherlands
      3 Hours
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 420
      • West India House: See the house where the West India Company was once headquartered, and where the decision to go to the island of Manhattan and start a colony was made. 
      • Canal houses: Get a glimpse at how the wealthy lived during the Golden Age in neighborhoods like Jordaan. Many of these mansions have been converted into small museums.
      • Amsterdam Museum: Enjoy the stunning collection of art, letters, furniture, and many other objects that reflect the life of the rich in the Golden Age period.
      • Expert guide: Let your historian guide tell you interesting stories about the merchants, traders and adventurers who launched the Dutch Golden Age.
      • Long lines? No problem: It doesn't matter how many people are waiting to go into the Rijksmuseum; your skip-the-line ticket lets you bypass the crowds and go in, so you have more time to enjoy.
      • Small group is more personal: Share your experience with only the people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.

      Meeting point

      Please meet your guide in front of the West India House, which is located at Herenmarkt 99, not far from Central Station.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind.

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.

      If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      Museums and monuments can sometimes close without notice due to labor strikes, structural problems, or other civic disturbances.

      The docent who leads a given walk may become unavailable at the last minute due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance. In these cases we will seek to re-organize the walk to accommodate the change; however, our responsibility in these cases is limited and we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural, Private Tour

      Transportation used

      Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.

      Included amenities

      Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide

      Tour ID


      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Traveling with children 12 years of age and younger? Tell us their ages and interests during the booking process so we can match you with the best guide.

      Special comments

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      Let your mind wander back to the 17th century; a time when investors willing to risk their fortunes, and adventurers willing to risk their lives, combined to create the Dutch Golden Age.

      Your guide, an expert on history, will tell you all about the way the Amsterdam canals became the focal point of the wealth and growth that came to the city, and the power that came along with it.
      Hear all about the merging of wealth, trade, and art as you examine the luxurious architecture in the homes of the rich. Stop at an authentic café for a break and more in-depth discussion. And learn more about Dutch life at the Amsterdam Museum.
      It's a fascinating three hours of history, art, beauty, and daring.

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.


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      Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers

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      Your order is subject to TourTrek's Booking Ticket Agreement, including all TourTrek and GoBe policies incorporated therein.

      To book this tour for a large group, visit ourGROUPS PAGE for special discounted group rates