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Amsterdam Guided Tour of United East India Company and Maritime Museum with Art Historian provided by Drs. Kees Kaldenbach - VIP Private Art Day Tours

Amsterdam Guided Tour of United East India Company and Maritime Museum with Art Historian

Amsterdam Guided Tour of United East India Company and Maritime Museum with Art Historian
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During this 3-hour tour, led by a professional art historian guide, step back in time to the salty years of Dutch sailors and merchants. Visit the inner courtyard of the United East Indian Company's headquarters, and hear hair-raising stories about the Dutch soldiers and sailors that traveled the globe for years at a time. Discover antique maps, sextants and globes at  the Maritime museum, where you'll be able to board a full-size Indiaman ship, as you watch actors re-create the 17th century.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Dutch
What to expect
  • Meet your art historian guide at the Amsterdam headquarters of the United East Indian Company, and take a deep dive into the golden years of Dutch merchantmen. Listen to hair-raising tales of how men traveled across the globe in search of power and money, living and working on board for years at a time. Follow the process from beginning to end, as personnel was hired, signed and sworn in with great pomp, rolling drums and fifes. Pause for an Amsterdam-style coffee break, then continue to the National Maritime Museum, a sprawling collection of nautical exhibits in a 17th-century building at the edge of the water. Meet actors dressed as soldiers and sailors, and learn how navigators worked with historic tools and handmade instruments. See stunning maps that changed the way Europeans traveled and saw the world around them. Go below and above decks in a full sized Indiaman for a firsthand look at the difficult  life of a Dutch sailor. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour throughout the 3-hour experience, with plenty of time to ask questions and explore the exhibits that interest you most. Tour does not include entrance fees, refreshments or transportation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your art historian guide at the Amsterdam headquarters of the United East Indian Company, and take a deep dive into the golden years of Dutch merchantmen. Listen to hair-raising tales of how men traveled across the globe in search of power and money, living and working on board for years at a time. Follow the process from beginning to end, as personnel was hired, signed and sworn in with great pomp, rolling drums and fifes. Pause for an Amsterdam-style coffee break, then continue to the National Maritime Museum, a sprawling collection of nautical exhibits in a 17th-century building at the edge of the water. Meet actors dressed as soldiers and sailors, and learn how navigators worked with historic tools and handmade instruments. See stunning maps that changed the way Europeans traveled and saw the world around them. Go below and above decks in a full sized Indiaman for a firsthand look at the difficult  life of a Dutch sailor. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour throughout the 3-hour experience, with plenty of time to ask questions and explore the exhibits that interest you most. Tour does not include entrance fees, refreshments or transportation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22864P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (€15.00 for adults)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Dam 21, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands Store with yellow sign, called Believe it Or Not, next to National Monument on Dam Sq
  • Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands Maritime Museum / Scheepvaartmuseum Clients must buy their tickets online beforehand. IMORTANT: Book in time block! Best is opening time, 12noon. Clients must also book 1 FREE block ticket for the guide in that same time block. The Guide does not need a paid ticket.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (€15.00 for adults)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
Departure details
  • Dam 21, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands Store with yellow sign, called Believe it Or Not, next to National Monument on Dam Sq
  • Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands Maritime Museum / Scheepvaartmuseum Clients must buy their tickets online beforehand. IMORTANT: Book in time block! Best is opening time, 12noon. Clients must also book 1 FREE block ticket for the guide in that same time block. The Guide does not need a paid ticket.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands Maritime Museum / Scheepvaartmuseum Clients must buy their tickets online beforehand. IMORTANT: Book in time block! Best is opening time, 12noon. Clients must also book 1 FREE block ticket for the guide in that same time block. The Guide does not need a paid ticket.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dam 21
    Dam 21, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Store with yellow sign, called Believe it Or Not, next to National Monument on Dam Sq
    See address & details
  • 1
    Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Dam Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Kattenburgerplein 1
    Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Maritime Museum / Scheepvaartmuseum Clients must buy their tickets online beforehand. IMORTANT: Book in time block! Best is opening time, 12noon. Clients must also book 1 FREE block ticket for the guide in that same time block. The Guide does not need a paid ticket.
    See address & details
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Amazing to see in real life
May 2019 • Couples
It is hard to believe that men actually went out in such boats on the open seas much less fought battles in the things in some areas you have to stoop very low. There is a great presentation and guided tour.
Written 2 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Bad
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