Discover new pieces of Amsterdam
Local Experts organizes architecture excursions in Amsterdam for private groups. The rates differ and depend on the type of program and whether you are going walking, cycling or boating. If you want to go cycling, the bike rental through Local Experts is not mandatory, you can also bring your own (rental) bikes and only book the excursion. If you prefer to go sailing, they will look for the boat that best suits your needs and company. Do you want to know more? Local Experts will be happy to inform you.
Example program: Architecture bicycle excursion 'Eastern Docklands'
With the architecture guide you visit Java and KNSM island as well as the two peninsulas Borneo and Sporenburg. There is much to see in old and new architecture.
The first island you will see up close is Java. Sjoerd Soeters was inspired in his master plan for Java Island by the historic Amsterdam city center and canals and thus succeeded in turning a long, boring flat island into an exciting residential area. The results are impressive. You follow a path along inner gardens and canals, special bridges and spectacularly designed facades.
Afterwards, you explore KNSM island, where old and new buildings have a wonderful interplay. In their designs, the architects have largely taken into account the old harbor character of this island, resulting in highlights of international allure.
You continue the cycle route over Borneo and Sporenburg; two peninsulas that radiate a completely different character. Between the sea of low-rise houses are a number of so-called meteorites: large sculptural residential blocks such as 'The Whale' and 'Pacman'. Also special on Borneo are the self-designed houses on Scheepstimmermanstraat and the red bridges of bureau West 8.
After about 2 hours you will end up in the vicinity of CS Amsterdam or if you have brought your own (rental) bicycles at a location in consultation.
In addition to this very nice bike tour, you can organize many more outings on the edges of the famous center of Amsterdam. Away from the hustle and bustle are lively city neighborhoods where you can experience a nice mix of different impressions and atmospheres. Go out and discover new and new Amsterdam.
Here you will find the complete overview of architecture - city walks, bicycle tours and boat trips in Amsterdam!