Do you see the Netherlands and Amsterdam as progressive and liberal? Are a you LGBT or do you know someone? Wouldn't you like to know how it happened? This is the one and only LGBT Gay Tour in Amsterdam that will tell you that. This story is now even more relevant with a world changing.
LGBT History Tour Amsterdam : Homo Monument and Gay marriage. Amsterdam as front runner in LGBT rights in the world
The Netherlands was the first country in the world with a monument for LGBT victims and the first country where same sex marriages were legal. In the roaring 80's and 90’s Amsterdam was the GAY capital of the world.
The tour takes you on a trip through historic Amsterdam and goes from the 17th Century until 2001 the year of GAY marriage. We start at the Homo monument and end at “het Mandje”, the oldest gay bar in the world on the Zeedijk.
Your guide Henk witnessed the roaring 80's and 90's himself and is a great historian and story teller according to earlier participants.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Homomonument, Westermarkt, Amsterdam The Netherlands
The start of the LGBT History Tour, for gay victims in past, present and future. Henk will tell how the Netherlands got to get the first monument in the world.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel), Canal Ring (Grachtengordel), Amsterdam, North Holland Province
We will walk along the canals towards Dam square, looking at 17th Century houses. Explaining how it is the first example of city planning in the world.
Stop At: Royal Palace Amsterdam, Dam, 1012 RJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
We will see and hear the origin of the Royal Palace on Dam square and what it has to do with gay life in the 17th Century. We don't have time to visit the Palace but it worth a visit.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands
The central square in Amsterdam, Holland. Has a long history, what happens here? Also everything LGBT related.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Red Light District (De Wallen), Red Light District (De Wallen), Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Walking through the red light district and what is the leather street of Amsterdam. Ask Henk about details if interested about the red light district.
Pass By: Zeedijk, Oudezijds Kolk to Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam The Netherlands
China town, once the roughest street ever in Amsterdam. The oldest gay bar in Amsterdam. And why German soldiers in WOII were not allowed in this part of the city. We end at the bar of Bet van Beeren.