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

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US$ 269.29
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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Dam 21, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Return Details
    Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Private tour
    • 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
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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.
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, German
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