About the Activity

Find out how Amsterdam once ruled the world with our Amsterdam Golden Age Tour!

Discover the history of a city that shaped the world with our Amsterdam Golden Age Tour.

Amsterdam’s Golden Age indisputably changed the world!

Learn about the Golden Age of Amsterdam, when the Dutch capital was the most powerful city in the world. Walk in the footsteps of the innovators, sailors, merchants, and heroes who defined the history of their generation.

The Dutch Golden Age was one of incredible economic, scientific, artistic, and social advances. The wealth it produced left an indelible mark on Amsterdam and the fingerprints of the illustrious figures who lived through that era are still imprinted on the city today.Amsterdam Golden Age tour

As you walk the city streets our tour guide will help you step into the past to meet swashbuckling explorers and devious merchants. Visit the site of the first stock exchange where Amsterdammers created business practices that have shaped the world as we know it. Learn about the might of the VOC, the Dutch East India Company, and how it evolved into an economic and political powerhouse unprecedented and unrivaled in human history.

Hear tales of the great artists who captured the imagination of the world with their beautiful works of art and scandalous personal lives.

See the Amsterdam, a replica VOC ship in Amsterdam harbour! And learn how Dutchmen sailed ships just like it on some of the most dangerous voyages and into some of the fiercest battles of the 17th century.

Our Amsterdam Golden Age Tour is led by friendly and Amsterdam Golden Age Tourprofessional tour guides who have studied the history of the city extensively. They will be able to answer your questions about this fascinating period of Dutch history, and will give you a comprehensive tour experience that will show you how Amsterdam has shaped the world as we know it.

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Please note:

  • We recommend booking this activity at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Please bring all relevant documentation with you to your departure point, including your voucher.
  • Please check weather and light conditions for the time of your booking.


Professional historical tour guide
2.5 – 3 hour walking tour of city centre
Visit to famous Golden Age locations

Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
Minimum Group Size: 4
Location: Amsterdam City Centre
Starting times: Daily between 10:00 and 19:00