AMSTERDAM FOR FAMILIES

AMSTERDAM FOR FAMILIES

AMSTERDAM FOR FAMILIES

AMSTERDAM FOR FAMILIES

Amsterdam, the greatest planned city of Northern Europe, often called “the Venice of the North,” has always been a well-known name in world history. In the 17th century, Amsterdam was the center of the global economy, and nowadays is known for its open and tolerant character. The history and culture of Amsterdam—one of the richest in Europe—reflects its varied past, that included the beer and herring trade, the creation of the world’s first stock market, the diamond trade, as well as the influx of the Jews following the Spanish Inquisition. Today, Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers of Europe—it also is a hub for outstanding art museums, international dining, and easy access to other places in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam, the greatest planned city of Northern Europe, often called “the Venice of the North,” has always been a well-known name in world history. In the 17th century, Amsterdam was the center of the global economy, and nowadays is known for its open and tolerant character. The history and culture of Amsterdam—one of the richest in Europe—reflects its varied past, that included the beer and herring trade, the creation of the world’s first stock market, the diamond trade, as well as the influx of the Jews following the Spanish Inquisition. Today, Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers of Europe—it also is a hub for outstanding art museums, international dining, and easy access to other places in the Netherlands.

Your Travel Experience Can Include

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An Atypical Overview of Amsterdam: Our walking tour with one of our local expert guides starts at the Dam, where Amsterdam began as a fisherman’s town on river Amstel. You will then go to see the Royal Palace (the old town hall) and the New Church (the former cathedral). Also on the tour is the Old Stock Exchange House, the first of its kind. You will also walk the Canal Ring, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built during the city’s Golden Age, when it became a hub for selling commodities from all over the world. To conclude you will discover the picturesque Jordaan neighborhood, where you will even visit a houseboat and speak with its owner.

A Food-Lovers Tour of Amsterdam: Our local food expert will introduce you to a variety of local Dutch specialties, including a stroopwafel, thin soft caramel filled wafers, kibbeling, battered and deep-fried cod chunks, and poffertjes, the tiny puffy pancakes sprinkled with icing sugar—these are just some of exciting culinary experiences awaiting you on this tour. If there is time, you will visit the cosmopolitan Foodhallen (Food Hall) to discover the international cuisines that have made a home in Amsterdam, including Korean, Indonesian and Vietnamese.

An Atypical Overview of Amsterdam: Our walking tour with one of our local expert guides starts at the Dam, where Amsterdam began as a fisherman’s town on river Amstel. You will then go to see the Royal Palace (the old town hall) and the New Church (the former cathedral). Also on the tour is the Old Stock Exchange House, the first of its kind. You will also walk the Canal Ring, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built during the city’s Golden Age, when it became a hub for selling commodities from all over the world. To conclude you will discover the picturesque Jordaan neighborhood, where you will even visit a houseboat and speak with its owner.

A Food-Lovers Tour of Amsterdam: Our local food expert will introduce you to a variety of local Dutch specialties, including a stroopwafel, thin soft caramel filled wafers, kibbeling, battered and deep-fried cod chunks, and poffertjes, the tiny puffy pancakes sprinkled with icing sugar—these are just some of exciting culinary experiences awaiting you on this tour. If there is time, you will visit the cosmopolitan Foodhallen (Food Hall) to discover the international cuisines that have made a home in Amsterdam, including Korean, Indonesian and Vietnamese.

Discover Jewish Amsterdam: Your program starts with the Anne Frank House, which has preserved the family’s original hiding place, and provides a permanent exhibition on the life and times of this remarkable young woman. You will then visit the Portuguese Synagogue, a late 17th century temple, built by Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. Next stop: the Dutch Resistance Museum, which recounts the story of the Dutch people and the choices they made between 1940 and 1945, when the Nazis occupied the Netherlands. (This educational program is suitable for bar and bat mitzvah events).

Art Lovers’ Amsterdam: Our local expert guides can provide a fuller understanding of the life and ideas of Vincent Van Gogh though a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the largest collection of the artist’s work anywhere. You can add on the magnificent Rijksmuseum, where you will have a chance to discover Dutch masterpieces including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dyck, and more.  To further your understanding of Rembrandt, be sure to leave some time to visit Rembrandt’s House, where you will discover how he lived and worked, as well as a unique display of his magnificent etchings. And if you like modern art by the likes of Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian and even Andy Warhol, put the newly renovated Stedelijk Museum on your list as well.

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Discover Jewish Amsterdam: Your program starts with the Anne Frank House, which has preserved the family’s original hiding place, and provides a permanent exhibition on the life and times of this remarkable young woman. You will then visit the Portuguese Synagogue, a late 17th century temple, built by Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. Next stop: the Dutch Resistance Museum, which recounts the story of the Dutch people and the choices they made between 1940 and 1945, when the Nazis occupied the Netherlands. (This educational program is suitable for bar and bat mitzvah events).

Art Lovers’ Amsterdam: Our local expert guides can provide a fuller understanding of the life and ideas of Vincent Van Gogh though a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the largest collection of the artist’s work anywhere. You can add on the magnificent Rijksmuseum, where you will have a chance to discover Dutch masterpieces including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Dyck, and more.  To further your understanding of Rembrandt, be sure to leave some time to visit Rembrandt’s House, where you will discover how he lived and worked, as well as a unique display of his magnificent etchings. And if you like modern art by the likes of Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian and even Andy Warhol, put the newly renovated Stedelijk Museum on your list as well.

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Amsterdam for Connoisseurs: There are many ways to discover Amsterdam that allow you to find your private experience of the fabled city. With Dutch Links Tours, you will visit a 17th century furnished canal house once owned by the family that started the East India trading company; pop into the Tulip Museum and the Museum of Bags and Purses (ideal for mother-daughter trips) or better yet, visit NEMO, three floors of interactive exhibits that explain to kids the marvels of the world around them. Not keen to do a crowded canal cruise? Then we’ll help you rent a canal bike—a paddle boat that lets you discover the city’s waterways on your own. Looking for something funky and cutting-edge? Then look no further than the NDSM wharf, where you’ll find striking street art, as well as hip restaurants, galleries and cocktail bars in old sea containers.

Amsterdam for Connoisseurs: There are many ways to discover Amsterdam that allow you to find your private experience of the fabled city. With Dutch Links Tours, you will visit a 17th century furnished canal house once owned by the family that started the East India trading company; pop into the Tulip Museum and the Museum of Bags and Purses (ideal for mother-daughter trips) or better yet, visit NEMO, three floors of interactive exhibits that explain to kids the marvels of the world around them. Not keen to do a crowded canal cruise? Then we’ll help you rent a canal bike—a paddle boat that lets you discover the city’s waterways on your own. Looking for something funky and cutting-edge? Then look no further than the NDSM wharf, where you’ll find striking street art, as well as hip restaurants, galleries and cocktail bars in old sea containers.

We are pleased to announce French Links Tours intends to abide by all Covid-19 protocols in France and in the rest of the EU starting on June 9, 2021. We will take additional steps towards opening more fully on June 30,2021. We will be informing all our partners and clients of these protocols. Everyone on our team is fully vaccinated and our guests need to have vaccine passports.

Rachel Kaplan