29 July-28 Oct 2006. Amsterdams History Museum is running combination guided tours of the museum and the Dutch capital on Sat afternoons. Each tour features a different aspect of the citys history through museum exhibits and directly on the streets. Rich and poor in the 17th century Canal houses and hovels (29 July) compares Amsterdams famous canal-side houses, built for wealthy local merchants in the 17th century, with working-class accommodation of the time. The zenith of the citys history and commercial success during the Golden Age (1585-1672) is explored in Amsterdam in the Golden Age (30 Sept). Religious Amsterdam From Christ to Buddha (28 Oct) completes the cycle, with a walking tour that includes the Oude Kerk (Old Church), consecrated by Guy Avennes, bishop of Utrecht, in 1306, and the Buddhist Fo Guang Shan He Hwa Temple on the Zeedijk, opened in the presence of Queen Beatrix in 2000. Booking is essential. Price 12.50 plus museum entrance fee. Guided tour 12.30-13.30, city walk 14.00-15.30.
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Historisch Museum guided tours.
Participants meet at the main cash desk at the Amsterdam Historisch Museum, 357 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. By tram lines 1, 2 & 5 to Spui; 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 & 25 to Rokin. Tel. +31 (0)618257014 firstname.lastname@example.org