The Amsterdam All-Female History
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 centre 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).
- Start of walk: Ground floor covered gallery in the Amsterdam Historic 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.
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.
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