Experience Amsterdam’s 17th century grandeur

Relive the Dutch Golden Age while exploring some of the most scenic areas of Amsterdam. During a relaxing walk, you will see historical highlights and picturesque places. The stories behind them shine a light not only on Amsterdam’s life of centuries ago, but also of today.

Your private guide will take you on a walk around the Amsterdam canal ring and Jordaan area. These neighbourhoods are the result of the 17th century expansion of the city. The authenticity and beauty appeal to both Amsterdammers and visitors. You will learn all about how Amsterdam came into being and expanded rapidly with the rise of the East and West Indian Companies. And how developed the city after that Golden Age, through the industrial revolution and up till today? We don’t simply pass by spots and share a story about a location. There’s plenty of room for contemplation and conversation about social historical processes throughout the centuries.

This tour is suitable for everybody. We always adjust to your personal interests and itinerary. You can count on a 3 hours tour average - however, we can always extend.

How to book this tour

The Hidden Gems of the Golden Age is a private tour by Amsterdam Odyssey. We are a small scale company for private tours in and around Amsterdam. We customize each tour to your interests and itinerary. Therefore, the starting point, route, content and length of the tour can vary. Please contact us, share some background information about yourself with us and we will take it from there to design the most suitable tour for you!

You can book the walking tour via this link or by email  

About Amsterdam Odyssey

We, Hanneke and Eva, both born & raised Amsterdammers, are friends since we met at university. Eva is an anthropologist and teacher of social sciences. Hanneke is a film scholar and an art history teacher. After having worked as guides in several other contexts, we started our own private tour company in 2016. In 2018, Huibert and Irina have joined the team. Huibert is a designer, historian and author of several books on Amsterdam. Irina is a very experienced museum and family guide. We love to create customized tours beyond mass tourism, giving you a meaningful experience and an actual connection with Amsterdam.