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Amsterdam's colonial history

Amsterdam's colonial history

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I am a student in Amsterdam with a big interest in colonial history - and especially the way it has shaped our modern world. One of my biggest passions is travelling. So far, I have been to more than thirty countries so there's a big chance I've been to yours ;) In my spare time, I often host Couchsurfers which allows me to get to know a lot of other cultures!
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What we’ll do

From the age of pioneers to the age of abolition - allow me to guide you through over 400 years of Dutch colonial heritage. We will start with the first expeditions to Asia, pirates and the company that founded New York, as we gradually work our way up to the present. You will learn how the Dutch are still, to this day, dealing with their conflicted past. You will learn that the highest mountain…

What else you should know

Bring your camera and clothes suited for the weather. If you're interested in old maps, bring some cash!

What I’ll provide

Drinks
A glass of colonial wine

Where you'll be

We will both visit historic places forever intertwined with the city's history as well as places built to commemorate the - at times - conflicted past. We will end the day with a glass of wine that traces its roots all the way back to the 17th century in a befitting setting!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Bring your camera and clothes suited for the weather. If you're interested in old maps, bring some cash!

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Amsterdam's colonial history
New experience
£33/person
New experience
£33/person