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Architecture Barge in Amsterdam

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Sometimes a city is at its best seen from the water's edge. Mokum Events' Architecture Barge boat cruise in Amsterdam is a fabulous experience.

We will take you to a number of characteristic and famous examples of recently designed architecture in the Eastern harbour area.

After you boarded our Architecture Barge and enjoyed a cup of coffee with sweets, we will sail along important architectural landmarks, some very special modern designs but often very old (mostly industrial) buildings. They have been restored and rebuild in a lovely way.

You will see the passenger terminal of cruise ships, the rebuild warehouses and the old Lloyd-hotel, which at one time housed thousands of immigrants from Eastern Europe and was even also used for a good ten years as a jail.

We will show you the Java Island, it shows perfectly how modern architecture can be mixed with a historical setting. The modern buildings echo the seventeenth century canal belt of Amsterdam. You will see how the 'Jan Schaefer' bridge runs right through the huge 'de Zwijger' warehouse, this old storage house is well-preserved.

On the KNSM Island you will see imposing new buildings with a surprising architectural design. Unlike Java Island, a number of original industrial buildings on KNSM have been restored. If the weather and time permits us, we will step ashore for a short stroll. Finally, we will sail back via 'de nieuwe vaart', constructed in the seventeenth century to the old centre of Mokum.

Do you want to organise your own specific Canal Cruise? You can hire our boats individually, including the captain. Nothing is impossible! All you have to do is contact us and hear about all our special options.

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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