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Walk along with the V.O.C. in Amsterdam

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Walk along with the V.O.C. in Amsterdam

Experience the wonderful history of Amsterdam in the maritime museum. Next, take a wonderful Walk along with the V.O.C. with a Mokum Events' tourguide.

Investigate the history of the long gone VOC, the united east-indies company, the engine of Dutch 17th century wealth.

12.00 pm - 01.00 pm Tour Scheepvaarthuis

Mokum Events welcomes you to the 'Scheepvaarthuis'. This monument, built by the architects Van der Mey, De Klerk and Kramer in the age of New Art (Art Nouveau) and Jugendstil (between 1912-1916), served as the main office for 6 of the most important Amsterdam shipping companies of that time.

After a reception with coffee and tea, you will be taken on a tour of this beautiful building. It is considered to be the first completed construction in the 'Amsterdam School` style.

You will discover that, apart from the beautiful exterior which has been designed with lots of details, the interior has received the same design energy and has been designed with pretty much the same eye for detail. It's finished using the most astonishing natural materials.

01.00 pm - 02.15 pm High Tea

After the guided tour, you will be invited for an eleborate English High Tea.

02.30 pm - 03.30 pm VOC Walk

After the High Tea, we will walk through an area which was mainly earmarked for the VOC. It's common knowledge that this famous trading company, from the 17th Century onwards, made it possible for the citizens in Holland to drink tea and coffee. By the way, the same goes for the consumption of spices such as pepper, nutmeg, mace and cloves.

During our walk, the Mokum Events guide will show you the various buildings, fronts and shipyards, which were directly connected to the VOC. The guide will present you with all kinds of explanations, interesting anecdotes and stories from this memorable time. You will be astonished how many remnants remain from the VOC era in Amsterdam.

Included in our tour is the 'Zeedijk', along the 'Geldersekade' and through the 'Lastagebuurt', where we will also visit a Chinese temple.

03.30 pm - 04.30 pm Tea Sampling

As mentioned before, it is thanks to the VOC that Holland as a nation started drinking tea. Next, you will now join a tea sampling. This does not mean tasting modern teas with flavours like raspberry, cherry or apple/pear. No, we will let you taste the real original tea flavours, for instance like some of the first flushes! We won't rush, we will first drink an 'ordinary' cup of tea and enjoy a lovely cake.

Including:
  • Reception with coffee / tea
  • Guided tour Scheepvaarthuis
  • High Tea
  • VOC Walk
  • Tea sampling with cake

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

Each component of the program mentioned on this page can obviously be booked on its own or scheduled in a different order. Your entire program will be tailor-made according to your personal demands!

Does ‘Mokum Events’ only speak and guide the events in Dutch, or are other languages also available?
Our guides speak several languages, so almost all trips, excursions, guided tours and arrangements can also be followed in various languages.
Our group is smaller than the minimum number of participants, can I still join the event?
Yes, you can. However, since we commit ourselves for a minimum number of participants, we request you to pay this minimum rate. Please, contact us in advance!
Where in Amsterdam do the arrangements start?
Many trips start in the vicinity of the Amsterdam Central Railway Station (CS), but this depends completely on the chosen arrangement. Our employees will advise you in advance about the right point of departure.
Is my requested date available?
Through our systems, we can immediately check if your requested arrangement is available on the planned date. If so, we’ll advise you to make a reservation as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointments.
At what time can I start the event?
You can specify this entirely according to you wishes! This will however partly depend on the chosen arrangement, but in principle the events start whenever you want them to start!
an we also join guided tours or workshops made by other groups?
No, unfortunately you can not. “Mokum Events” organises trips and arrangements exclusively for groups, completely tailored to specific desires. It’s for that reason other persons can’t join arrangements made by other groups of people.
Do the trips also take place in bad weather?
Definitely! If it rains, we also go into town! We can arrange rain ponchos and umbrellas if necessary and can stay in the pub a bit longer. Amsterdam is also beautiful if the weather is not soo nice, you can take our word for it!
How will we go from place “a” to place “b”?
Our guides will take you from one point to the other (unless you only have to cover for example 100 meters). You will always receive an itinerary so you will know where you have to go.
Are company trips and arrangements tax-deductible?
In general, all costs of a company trip are tax-deductible. However, only if these costs are reasonable according to the tax authorities. The treasury also states that 75% of all employees must be able to join the event. These 75% may however also consist of a certain part or division of the company.
Can you send us a brochure or price list?
Mokum Events does not use brochures or price lists. We love to involve you in designing the ideal arrangement. Custom-made trips, remember? That’s why we can’t quote fixed rates. After all, everything depends on your wishes and ideas! Our offer is a personal offer, based on all your choices.
When do we have to pay our custom-made trip or event?
We will send you an invoice in advance, which has to be paid in full, not later than 14 days after you have received the invoice at the latest.

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