Our Tours

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Canal House & Garden Tour (Fri, Sat, Sun). Discover the hidden treasures behind the façades of Amsterdam's most impressive houses. With either an art historian or garden designer, you visit four or five locations around the 'Golden Bend' on the Herengracht – two completely furnished 17th-century houses on either the Herengracht or Keizersgracht, one 'single' and one 'double' mansion, and four gardens.

See and learn more about 17th- to 20th-century gable architecture, interiors, garden history and how the merchant families lived. The huge gardens - some classic and some modern – hidden behind some of the houses are Amsterdam's best kept secret! We also visit a private 17th-century almshouse, a summer house and three coach houses with beautiful Louis XIV façades, in combination with some gardens on the 'Golden Bend'.

On some Fridays, we can also peek behind the façade of a private bank on the Herengracht and see its stunning interior. In the event of bad weather, we skip one garden location and visit an Art Noveau hotel or bank building interior instead. We serve coffee or cold drinks in canal house garden or period room or on a barge at the flower market.


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