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Historic gates of Amsterdam

During this beautiful walk we follow a ribbon of 16th- and 17th-century gates that winds right through the old heart of the city. In twenty-first century Amsterdam these gates lead to unexpected places……

Historic gates of Amsterdam

We will pass the oldest courtyard of the city where religious women have lived for ages. Strange stories of miracles that happened long ago and vivid reminders of seventeenth century charity- and prison institutions will tell you all about Amsterdam’s magnificent past!

This walk is perfect if you like to know a little bit more of the city’s history and want to explore the old medieval parts of Amsterdam.


Rate 1 - 10 pers. €150,- / 10 -15 pers €195,-. Excluding 21% VAT
Groupsize Maximum 15 people per guide. Larger groups we split up: you will receive a customised quote for this.
Languages English, Dutch
Place of departure Spui, in front of Athenaeum bookshop, from CS reached by tram1, 2 and 5 tram-stop Spui
Time of departure All days of the week, starting times in consultation. Best not later than 16.00 hrs because of opening times courtyard.
Duration 1,5 hours
Many interesting stories
The guide told us many interesting stories. Everybody was very enthusiastic and I only got positive reviews from the group. Thank you for this! G. Schuiling
An amazing experience
Yesterday our guide took us on a tour through the inner city of Amsterdam to tell us all about the many (historic) gates that you can still see in this city. An amazing experience. Frank
A great day!
We had a really good time! You made it a great day. Roel knew how to strike the exact right note and his distinct interest in and knowledge of (the history of) Amsterdam are a relief compared with the average city guide. T. van Zwet