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Private Architecture Tour of Exciting Architecture, Amsterdam Eastern Docklands

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 30 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 120 Euro (EUR)

Subjects: History and Architecture. Academic architectural tour by scholar-lecturer, art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach. Architectural tour - by private car or a private tour by tram and foot, exploring the urban renewal projects on the former docklands area of Kadijk, Java, KNSM, and IJburg islands, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

Aerial photo to the left, made 2006, shows KNSM island (in the foreground the round "Emerald Island" apartment building by master architect Jo Coenen). behind to the left is the Barcelona building by Bruno Albert and the Piraeus building by Kolhoff and Rapp. The Skydome by Wiel Arets to the right hand side. The next island, Java island is veering off to the right end. Amsterdam central railway station is seen on the top right hand side.

These architectural walks I do are well received by architects, school groups, builders, developers. December 2006 by Mr Jeff Caruso, an estate developer from Maryland, USA joined one of these tours. We went for a private car ride along the public housing developments set up during the last 30 years in Amsterdam, on Kadijk, Java, KNSM, and IJburg islands. Then as a topping on the cake we had a short Van Gogh and a Vermeer + Rembrandt tour.

Amsterdam architecture shows very good examples of contemporary port area renewal. Great attention is given to the master plan, which were developed by a master architect/philosopher. Then a number of independent architects assist in filling in the grid of the plan according to the given set of rules. As a reference manual I use an updated edition of the famous dĂ­Ailly historical handbook during my Amsterdam walks.

As an art historian based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I can also meet you in Amsterdam for a personalized guided tour of art museums and the historic center. Together we will experience the beauty and history . Enjoy yourself and learn about history while strolling and discussing the country's history, art and culture. In doing so, we may touch many bases - spanning not only fine art and architecture but also the city's history and current social issues.

I will buy bus and tram tickets… however if we take a taxi, the cost will be yours.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Generally for small groups of 1-4 persons in Amsterdam at 70 EUR per hour. Contact me for information on higher amounts with other venues and more people.

About This Supplier
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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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