Discover the traces of the Dutch East India Company on this walking tour.
Things to know
Culture Vulture, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets required
Type of tour:
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.
Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Museum Van Loon- Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, Netherlands
What makes this tour special
Learn about the prosperous Dutch Golden Age, the fall of the Dutch East India Company, and its relevance in today's world. This tour is for all culture vultures and history buffs out there!
Commence your tour at Museum Van Loon, home to the Van Loon family from the 19th century
Marvel at the architecture of Oost-Indisch Huis, the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company
End at the harbourside, where The Amsterdam is docked
History of the Dutch East India Company
Founded in 1602, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) flourished for two centuries, navigating European trade networks with Asia. VOC's primary purpose was trade, exploration, and colonisation, particularly the monopolisation of the intercontinental spice trade. On this tour, you will view architectural landmarks from the Dutch golden age such as its headquarters and the shipping house. Hear stories of the merchantry networks that allowed Amsterdam to flourish for two centuries. Gain an understanding of how the repercussions of these trading networks remain relevant in the modern-day.
We built this tour because traces of the Dutch East India Company can be seen throughout Amsterdam, but a guide is necessary to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Dutch golden age.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).