Are those houses leaning over funny? Yes they are, it's not something you ate! Houses here often lean over at odd angles, sometimes intentional, sometimes not! Occasionally they even fall over, but that is unlikely nowadays. This tour is all about houses and whatever interesting subjects crop up along the way. I start the tour showing you the prettiest of the 2 remaining wooden houses in Amsterdam, this one is from 1519 and explain why the houses lean over forwards. Then we walk the length of the Zeedijk that takes us through China Town. On the Nieuwmarkt Square I show you different architectural styles from the 1600s to 1800s and how to identify them. Topics along the way include why the houses are not sinking, well they are a bit. Why they lean over sideways. Why the big windows and the hooks at the top. We walk past the largest house of the 1600s that was built by arms dealers wanting to flaunt their wealth. I'll show you an incredibly narrow little house with a gorgeous gable. Mark will end the tour at the smallest house in Amsterdam (it's official according to the city council). This is a tea shop run by friends of Mark and he has arranged that we can go inside if they are open and he can show you the upper floors, he can almost touch the side walls with my arms stretched out each side of him! This tour, like all his tours, will have lots of postcard opportunities. he loves taking photos and thinks the postcard function on Virtual Trips is genius! After the tour Mark will always stay for an extra 10 minutes to answer any questions that he missed during the tour or others that you have.
Mark has been sharing places and stories about Amsterdam, his adopted home, for 10 years now and he is still smitten by the place! He absolutely loves distilling chunks of history into bite-sized bits of fun. The vibrancy of the city takes his breath away, and he loves finding odd little details to share. Live-streaming tours are an exciting adventure as it is possible to open places and areas that are not accessible on in-person tours!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
23 May 2021
Nice to discover all this houses. Love the tiny tea room
23 May 2021
This was a great tour with a very interesting commentary. Thank you Mark
22 May 2021
Mark really goes the extra mile for his guests & gives us so much interesting info. Highly recommend him & praise him as a guide!
22 May 2021
Enjoyed learning about the different architectures of Amsterdam and the history, all given by Mark in an interesting way with a couple of quiz questions thrown in to keep us on our toes. Great to be able to go inside the delightful narrow tea house. An exceptional guide.
22 May 2021
Very engaging and very interesting tour. I really appreciated the reference material in the binder. It was crisp and clear and well-thought-out. Thank you very much.