19 Myths of Amsterdam: a Mystical Walk

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 7 км
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Duration 2h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Find the secret church — our dear Lord on the attic
  • Learn curious and fun facts about famous Amsterdam canals — what were they like in the past?
  • Explore old towers of the city and the rich history of their dungeons
  • Wander around Sjakoo's fort and learn the story of local Robin Hood
  • Discover extraordinary facts about two famous paintings by Rembrandt
Every city has its own legends and secrets. During this tour, you will get to know Amsterdam from another mysterious side: you will listen to the stories about betrayals, secrets, fires, and murders. Have you ever heard "Lie for Pampus" or "Fighting against the beer guy" sayings? Well, now you will learn about their origin. Furthermore, you'll get a unique chance to discover the history of two paintings by world-famous Rembrandt: "The anatomy lesson" and "Elsje Christiaens." You will also visit the magnificent secret church — Our dear Lord in the attic. Hidden in the usual house, this church was built by Catholics centuries ago and survived till nowadays. This is definitely not the last secret of Amsterdam you'll discover — wandering around breathtaking canals of the city; you will listen to the city legends about them (do you know that summers used to be one of the hardest times for citizens because of the terrible smells from the canals?). Near the canals, you will learn the stories of several historical spots: Sjakoo's fort named after the local Robin Hood who was arrested, the amazing theatre of Amsterdam, which no longer exists, and the Rasphuis — a prison where criminals were re-educated and forced to work. Also, you will gaze at the mysterious house with the bloodstains left by a wealthy man who lost his mind and covered the stones with his blood, drawing strange religious symbols. Are you ready to discover dark legendary Amsterdam? Let's go!

What's included

  • A route to secret historical places
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones — you should bring your own
  • Ticket to the Our Lord in the Attic Museum (€15,50 or free with Amsterdam Cards)
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
De Ruijterkade
De Ruijterkade 40a
Weteringschans, 140A, Amsterdam-Centrum
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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We do what we do because we really want to help organisations in the culture, heritage and tourism sectors bring their stories to life. We also want to make exploring museums and cities even more inspiring and enriching for visitors and travellers alike.

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