Live Virtual Tour: Amsterdam’s Old Town with Dr. Alette Fleischer

Live Virtual Tour: Amsterdam’s Old Town with Dr. Alette Fleischer


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Description

Join Alette Fleischer, a native from Amsterdam on this virtual walk broadcasted live from her hometown. Together, we will visit Old Town Amsterdam, where we meander along narrow streets and waterways, and over some of the many bridges. The video-camera-led virtual tour will weave and wind its way through “Venice of the North” creating opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and an immersive visual experience. 
This live virtual tour starts in the heart of the city: the Dam Square, with its imposing Royal Palace, we meander through small streets, encountering various sixteenth-century mansions and offices, including the city-owned still functioning pawnshop, passing the Red Light District and Chinatown. Along the way, we will note some nice places to eat and drink, and the local delicacies (savory and sweet). This tour will provide maps and images for comparison and for your orientation. 
The capital of the Netherlands has attracted newcomers for centuries thanks to its tolerance towards religion, drug use, and sexuality, as well as finding a home and a job without the fear of prosecution. This live virtual tour will walk you along with various neighborhoods where you can experience Amsterdam’s tolerant nature and history firsthand. 
Led by the expert local guide and cultural historian, Dr. Alette Fleischer, this interactive virtual tour will allow participants to experience the diversity of culture and rich history of Old Town Amsterdam. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased awareness of the city’s layered cultural history.
About Your Expert

Amsterdam-born Alette Fleischer has a degree in Art History and a PhD in 17th Dutch History, focusing on gardens, science, and technology. She has curated several exhibitions, publishes articles, presents lectures, and a proud Context Expert. For Context Travel, Alette has led the Rijksmuseum tours many times. Motto: staying curious is key for being a good historian.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Tina Lundberg (Brussels, BE)
Excellent company in Amsterdam

Although I have previously taken part in quite a few seminars with Context, this was my first live virtual tour and I was not disappointed. Dr Fleisher knows (and loves!) her city well and that made the visit both informative and pleasant. This was as close you can get to the real thing and as such very appreciated.

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Sue (Minneapolis, US)
Lovely Historic Buildings

This was a fascinating mix of scenic street views, lovely historic buildings and expert descriptions of those buildings. I also enjoyed Dr. Fleischer's straightforward, no nonsense view of her city and its history. This was a real treat!

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Noel Stillings (Hollywood, US)
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Of all the context lectures I’ve taken Dr Fleischer is one of the top 3. Her live tour was no different, and she ably led us through Amsterdam talking, walking and holding camera/video while managing the chat function...in the rain! As an Amsterdam native Dr Fleischer has an encyclopedic knowledge of her city which she shared with us. I liked that she showed a map and outlined in red exactly where we would go and afterwards showed the map again of where we had virtually walked, so that’s was a bonus feature. Already signed up for and can’t wait for her next virtual Amsterdam tour!

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Wonderful

A wonderful journey through the streets of Amsterdam - even though it was raining, Alette took us on a great virtual tour of Amsterdam's Old Town, showcasing the architecture and the local life of the area. Alette is a terrific tour guide and I look forward to her next virtual tour.

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Joost Honselaar (Amsterdam, NL)
Great tour!

It was a very nice, informative and entertaining tour, even for me as a resident of Amsterdam and knowing the old town so well. Dr. Fleischer is a great narrator and guide. Looking forward for the next tour through my city!

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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25%
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Tina Lundberg (Brussels, BE)
Excellent company in Amsterdam

Although I have previously taken part in quite a few seminars with Context, this was my first live virtual tour and I was not disappointed. Dr Fleisher knows (and loves!) her city well and that made the visit both informative and pleasant. This was as close you can get to the real thing and as such very appreciated.

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Sue (Minneapolis, US)
Lovely Historic Buildings

This was a fascinating mix of scenic street views, lovely historic buildings and expert descriptions of those buildings. I also enjoyed Dr. Fleischer's straightforward, no nonsense view of her city and its history. This was a real treat!

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Noel Stillings (Hollywood, US)
Review

Of all the context lectures I’ve taken Dr Fleischer is one of the top 3. Her live tour was no different, and she ably led us through Amsterdam talking, walking and holding camera/video while managing the chat function...in the rain! As an Amsterdam native Dr Fleischer has an encyclopedic knowledge of her city which she shared with us. I liked that she showed a map and outlined in red exactly where we would go and afterwards showed the map again of where we had virtually walked, so that’s was a bonus feature. Already signed up for and can’t wait for her next virtual Amsterdam tour!

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Wonderful

A wonderful journey through the streets of Amsterdam - even though it was raining, Alette took us on a great virtual tour of Amsterdam's Old Town, showcasing the architecture and the local life of the area. Alette is a terrific tour guide and I look forward to her next virtual tour.

J
Joost Honselaar (Amsterdam, NL)
Great tour!

It was a very nice, informative and entertaining tour, even for me as a resident of Amsterdam and knowing the old town so well. Dr. Fleischer is a great narrator and guide. Looking forward for the next tour through my city!