Socially Distanced Storytelling Walk

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Forget canals and piles – Amsterdam is a city built on stories. Some of its most interesting, though, have been overlooked by history. On this socially distanced tour, we stroll through the spacious Plantage neighborhood to hear the untold stories of individuals who contributed to Amsterdam’s layered past. This gives guests a nice cross-section of the city’s BIPOC, LGBT+, Jewish and women’s history.

Participants are asked to wear masks and maintain a 1.5-meter distance from each other and passers-by.

The roughly two-hour walk starts at KIT and ends at Waterlooplein. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. In true Dutch fashion, we try to go rain or shine and cold or heat, though we will cancel and reschedule/refund if the weather looks severe.

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus numbers in Amsterdam. Should we feel that it is no longer safe to lead the tour, we will cancel the reservation and provide a full refund.

Highlights include:
  • Anton de Kom, badass author and new entry in the Canon van Nederland
  • Gracia Mendes Nasi, who revolutionized Amsterdam without ever seeing Holland
  • Maria van Antwerpen, an example of trans identity in the Dutch Republic

Meeting Point

Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam
Although living in Amsterdam for a while, Elizabeth taught me a lot of new things and hidden places inside the city. There are a lot of tours in the city but this one is unique and has a very original perspective. I really recommend this tour!
This tour was AMAZING! Elyzabeth Had so much interesting knowledge and incredible stories to tell. The best tour guide we have ever had!

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