Since the 1950s KLM, the Royal Dutch Airline, has been presenting miniature versions of iconic Dutch houses to their World Business Class passengers. They are Delft Blue porcelain and are filled with Jenever (Dutch Gin). The current collection comprises 98 unique miniature houses. Each ‘bottle’ is a replica of an existing house, and many of them are located in the city of Amsterdam.
- History buffs
- Collectors of Delft Blue porcelain houses
- Gin (Jenever) enthusiasts
- Those that are interested in getting an insider’s view on KLM history
|1:00 pm||Meet and greet at Café Van Zuylen|
|1:30 pm||Start of the walk along the canal ring area|
|2:30 pm||Gin tasting inside an existing KLM (Delft Blue miniature) house|
|3:00 pm||End of tour|
Description of the tour: A walk along the most iconic KLM Delft Blue miniature houses in Amsterdam
Tour by foot • 01.00pm – 03.30pm • Group size 2-10 • €55.00
We meet at the ‘bruin cafe’ Café Van Zuylen where we start with an introduction to the tour and tea or coffee. We head off to the picturesque canal ring area, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. This central area of Amsterdam is alive with history, and I will point out the numerous remnants of the Dutch Golden Age.
What Do You Get
- Amsterdam’s fascinating history
- A walk along the canal ring area
- Visit to one of the oldest hidden courtyards (Hofjes)
- A look inside the largest shelter church in the city
- Visit to an authentic tasting room inside an existing KLM (Delft Blue miniature) house
- Glass of Jenever and some Beemster cheese
I have been living in the oldest part of Amsterdam for almost 15 years. My work is both as a city guide and as a cabin attendant for KLM, the Royal Dutch Airline. During my many stops for KLM in faraway places, I have discovered how far the Dutch and Amsterdam influences extend so I started to delve into Amsterdam’s history. After reading many history books and following courses at the Vrije Academie, I have created a unique city walk with a focus on the history of Amsterdam and the KLM Delft Blue miniature houses.
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