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Women of Amsterdam - Private History Tour in Netherlands

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 4 people
Destination(s): Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 60 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 60 Euro (EUR)

Women in Amsterdam: Fishwives, Feminists, Housewives, Killers, Maids, Nuns, Sex Workers and Swindlers. Nuns going berserk when in nunneries were forcibly emptied on May 26, 1578, the day of the revolution, when the Catholic city government was deposed. Social oppression of men and women pushed to the edge of the economy: Screaming fishwives, selling the fresh catch of their husband or brother. Rags sellers, offal sellers, move at the bottom of society. Sex workers. Some women in the Middle class have the better, as wives in a fashion shop, pottery shops. Authors Betty Wolff and Deken Aagje, hundreds of letters; lesbian or not? First feminist movement (suffrage, health, the position of women). Dolle Mina. The second wave of feminism (abortion, new position in society).

Well researched, with eye witness texts, told on the right spot in the city. Scientifically sound, entertaining, fun, enticing, a tour with Drs. Kees Kaldenbach. Amsterdam boasts a rich and eventful history with women who were much more “manly” than women in the surrounding countries. In the Republic, women took over a good deal of daily trade while their men were working elsewhere; sailing, trading or fighting. They were fishwives, maids, nuns or upstanding mothers running a household. Other women sold rags and furniture in shops, were swindlers and perpetrated murders, yet others scrubbed the house and the “stoop”, offered their bodies for paid male pleasure, and finally, there were women who climbed the barricades as feminists.

This is an in-depth excursion of high quality, covering a good deal of the center of Amsterdam. On a variety of locations you will hear many tales about events - and quotes from people from that day and age who wrote diaries and letters. First, you will take a walking tour of about an hour and a half. For the last part of the excursion, you then board a historic ship, a veritable floating monument, designed with glass roofs and perfect views. Coffee or thee and cake are served on the ship, included in the price of the tour. Other bites to eat and beverages are of course also available. Example page of my research to get to the correct addresses in town, for the banker Widow Borski. Tour given by art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach. Kaldenbach has been featured on both Dutch national and international television including; NPS Dutch National TV, BBC2. BBC3, Japanese TV. and was interviewed by CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. (In case of sickness he will be replaced).

Supplemental Tour Information:
- Start of walk: Ground floor covered gallery in the Amsterdam Historical Museum.
- Duration: 1 ½ hour. Subsequently a boat tour of 1½ hour. A 3 hrs walk + boat ride for E 57,50 per person.
- Group size: 20 to 30. Smaller groups are possible upon request.
- Price for just the walk: please contact me to set date, time and price.
- Language: English, Dutch, German.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Generally for small groups of 1-4 persons in Amsterdam 60 EUR per hour. Contact me for information on higher amounts with other venues and more people.

About This Supplier
Location: Netherlands
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005

As a high-level international tour guide, I offer pleasant tailor-made private tours for small groups. Having an academic background in Art History and teaching, my presentation is both in-depth and very communicative, thus open to a wide audience. I prefer to guide small and select groups to museum visits and to walks...

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