A walk along the most iconic KLM Delft Blue miniature houses in Amsterdam

About this experience

  • Tour by foot
  • 01.00pm – 03.30pm
  • Group size 2-10
  • €54,85 p.p.

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.

Experience description

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.

For whom?

  • History buffs
  • Collectors of Delft Blue porcelain houses
  • Gin (Jenever) enthusiasts
  • Those that are interested in getting an insider’s view on KLM history

This tour includes:

  • A passionate guide
  • Coffee or tea
  • Walking tour
  • A glass of Jenever and Beemster cheese

What 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

Location

Café van Zuylen

Torensteeg 8
1012 TH, Amsterdam

About Paul

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.

Book this experience

To make sure this experience meets your preferences and expectations, we would like to make a personalized offer. Please contact us to book this exclusive experience. We will set a suitable date in consultation with you and the host.

Reviews of this experience

David Allen

It was a real treat for my wife and me to spend the afternoon walking the canal district with Paul. As new residents of Amsterdam, lovers of its history, and KLM frequent flyers (and miniature house collectors!) it was wonderful to get his “insider’s view” of the houses and the city. Well worth it.

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