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Canal House Tours

Urban Home & Garden Tours organize the 3 hour tour "5 centuries of architecture and garden design in Amsterdam" guided in English by art historians or professional garden designers.

Architecture & Interiors
We start in a beautiful 17th. century canal house with an introduction to the history of Amsterdam. This is followed by an exploration of the house, with the magnificent neo-Louis XVI ballroom, dining room, 18th. century garden room and kitchen. We also visit the formal French garden at the back of the house with the box 'parterres de broderie' and statues. You will learn about all the different architecture and interior styles of Amsterdam canal houses, the gable types and garden styles.

After the first house we visit a selection of 18th - 20th century canal houses some with historic important interiors. Included in each tour is a visit to a range of gardens and coach houses in 'the Golden Bend ' the most exclusive part of the Herengracht. Also we visit a garden location with a summer home, traditionally placed at the rear of the garden, or a private courtyard. A break with a drink is included in every tour.

New Banks & Business
From this spring we organize the tour "Amsterdam capital of business". We take you to a 17th. century canal house from a prominent VOC merchant family. We visit a private bank around the "Golden Bend", and peep behind the curtains of the Euronext stock exchange. During our canal walk we stop at important business or architecture locations.

More Info: Reservations: 31(0)20 - 688.12 .43
Internet: www.uhgt.nl
Language: English
Starting: Friday 10.15 am , Saturday 11.15 am, Sunday 13.15 pm
Tickets: 22,50 drink included
Private groups: tailor made programs available (language also in: German/ Spanish/ French)

For more information please contact Andre Ancion

Urban Home & Garden Tours
P.O. Box 15672
1001 ND Amsterdam

Address: P.O. Box 15672
City: Amsterdam
Postcode: 1001 ND
Phone: 31-20-688-1243
Added: May 21st 2003

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