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Courtyards Tour in the Jordaan

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Mokum Events offers you the Courtyards Tour in the Jordaan in Amsterdam, where you will discover the old but wonderful hidden courtyards of the city.

We will take you to Sint-Andrieshof, the Claes Claeszhofje, the Karthuizerhofje and the Raepenhofje.

Experience the atmosphere of ages ago, see how poor people used to be housed and feel the surrounding peace and this in the middle of the city!

In Amsterdam, fifty-one courtyards have been build from the 17th Century onwards to this day. They are usually found tucked away, behind existing buildings. They are often either L or U shaped, space being always at a premium (especially in Amsterdam), they sometimes have the shape of a narrow street. Amsterdam is vigilant about her history and has managed to safeguard 47 of these courtyards!

The courtyards were originally built as free (!) accommodation for poor old people. Let us call them a type of 'communal building avant la lettre'.

  • Short break in a typical Amsterdam café
  • Professional guide (a real A'dam resident with years of experience)
  • Can be booked for the day and time you prefer!


Please note that on Sundays lesser courtyards are open to view.

Our professional tour guides speak several languages. Please contact us for more information.

You can book this arrangement with fewer participants than stated on this page, if you are willing to pay for the required number!

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