The Golden Age and the Jordaan™

From Rags to Riches, Literally

Synopsis. See Amsterdam’s 17th century architecture along its famous canal belt and the Jordaan, once the poorest part of town and now the most desired. Both areas are entirely artificial–elegance and craftsmanship resting on a swamp. View mansions, secret gardens, houseboats on magical canals, and famous markets (Saturdays and Mondays).

The Dutch Golden Age spanned a century of world-renowned commerce, art, science, and military prowess…and also religious turmoil, clandestine churches, and remarkable innovation amid elements of social control. In 2010, UNESCO added Amsterdam’s gorgeous canal ring to its list of treasures. Come see why!

Book Now: 

  1. Check the schedule for existing tours you can already join.
  2. Reserve using the booking form on the Contact and Book page.
  3. I will respond with price, availability, options to consolidate existing tours, or a customized plan for your party, depending on your interests and number of people.

Note: September-March is off-peak which might mean if you are a party of five or less, you are more likely to get a private tour at an hourly rate. Lucky you!

Duration: approximately three hours

Language: English. Please contact one week in advance for options in Hebrew, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, or Spanish for parties of 5 or more. I’ve got a team of excellent multilingual guides for you.

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632) by Rembrandt, showing the corpse of Aris Kindt, hung that day for armed robbery in Amsterdam.