In 1275 Amsterdam started as a small fishing village around a dam in the river Amstel. Around the old city center the famous horseshoe shaped canal belt was formed, comprising Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. Many stunning canal houses (with their ornate gables) and buildings can be admired along the canals with matching interesting stories — we will walk through centuries of history.
Located in the South Canal Rings district of Amsterdam, just across the bridge opposite the Rijksmuseum, the Spiegelstraat has been the heart of the Dutch art and antique trade for the past 80 years.
Amstelveld with it’s former wooden church, where Napoleon once stalled his horses, the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) across the Amstel river and the houseboats along the canals are just a few of the highlights which can be seen along the way.