Secrets of the Canals

A 5 km walking audio tour guide in English in Amsterdam featuring 5 highlights.
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Guide Description

This unique walk takes you on an 90 minute journey through past, present and future of the world famous piece of Amsterdam (UNESCO world heritage list) that is the Grachtengordel, from the City Archive on the Vijzelgracht to the Herenmarkt close to the Brouwersgracht.

A soundwalk designed around the stories that echo over the canals of the capital of Holland. Mysterious sounds from around and under the water are weaved together with remarkable eye- witness-reports of the inhabitants. You can hear recollections of ex-squatters from the infamous building De Groote Keyser, poetic observations on the Elm, the canal-tree par excellence, and critical comments on Amsterdam’s slave-trade past. An urban biologist shares surprising facts about the fauna and flora of the waterways and a writer sketches the future of the Grachtengordel.

The tour brings together sound design, documentary reporting and your own fantasy to totally change your view of the canals of Amsterdam.

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Start Point

Keizersgracht 633
1017 DS, Amsterdam
Noord-Holland, NL

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