Amsterdam - Princes and Paupers - Royal Palace to the Jordaan

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Princes and Paupers - Royal Palace to the Jordaan

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(95 reviews)
Dam Square / Canal Belt West / Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Amsterdam was a city of extreme wealth and also extreme poverty. From the 1500s, the Princes of Orange were the hereditary noblemen here, in the 1800s they eventually became the monarchs. Mark starts this tour on Dam Square in front of the magnificent Royal Palace. From there he will walk you through the pretty alleys behind the New Church, pointing out some interesting and historic places along the way and and then take you through the grand Canal Belt West along a stunning side canal called the Lilly Canal (Leliegracht). The tour ends in the Jordaan district, this is the old workers district with tiny houses and narrow streets. It was an incredibly poor area right up until the 1970s. It's almost impossible to imagine that such places existed in the centre of Amsterdam now. It is hardly a 'pauper' neighbourhood now as everywhere in Amsterdam is gentrified but it still maintains its real neighbourhood vibe. There are many gorgeous views on this tour and picture postcard moments.


Meet Mark - That Dam Guide

Mark - That Dam Guide

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!


What to expect

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.


Why are they tip-supported?

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.


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How to join

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.


Reviews from travellers

Mary Virginia A.

29 May 2021

Mark is always engaging and entertaining. He even sings on request! I love his tours. He could give a tour of an abandoned warehouse and it would be fun.

Beverly M.

29 May 2021

Mark is knowledgable guide with a good sense of humour. He is very interactive with the guests with quizzes of interesting and often humourous facts about the location, the people, or the Dutch way of life. Mark will also show images of the inside of buildings that cannot currently be entered which adds to the commentary.

Carole L.

29 May 2021

Mark consistently provides outstanding tours. His subject matter knowledge is vast. Just as important, his personal insights, stories and off the beaten track moments make for an hour that ends too soon and memories that last forever.

Patrick W.

28 May 2021

Mark is such an excellent guide. Not only does he give us the history of the area but he also stops for the best postcard pictures. Thank you for a wonderful tour, Mark!

Marguerite R.

28 May 2021

Marc is so entertaining. Look forward to his tours.


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