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A walking tour tracing 800 years of history
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Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.
From its humble beginnings as a settlement on the banks of the Amstel River to its present day position as a place of culture and commerce, this walking tour traces Amsterdam’s incredible history. Highlights include its oldest neighbourhoods and some of its most beautiful enclaves such as Begijnhof, a glorious convent courtyard that feels like village within itself, while examining the city’s Royal, Jewish, artistic and trading heritage. Riveting stuff.