Amsterdam Guided Tours Company Applauds Addition of 17th Century Centre to the World Heritage List

Amsterdam City Tours, provider of guided tours in Amsterdam, is delighted at the addition of the 17th century canal centre to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Amsterdam sightseeing tours includes trips through this historic part of the city.

Sep 09, 2010, 13:32 ET from Amsterdam City Tours

PURMEREND, The Netherlands, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Amsterdam City Tours, the leading provider of Amsterdam sightseeing tours, recognizes the addition of the 17th Century Centre of the city to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

UNESCO is an initiative developed by the United Nations to encourage dialogue among all cultures through focusing on common values throughout all people groups. The World Heritage Convention seeks to protect nature and the cultural history of the world.

"At the beginning of the 17th century, Amsterdam was the economic center of the world. The city was a model for other large cities until the 19th century. The influence this city had on the world was truly profound. Today, Amsterdam guided tours enables visitors to take a glimpse into the culture and history of this beautiful city," said Menno Jong, Director of Amsterdam City Tours (

Amsterdam City Tours offers visitors several modes of transportation to experience the city including:

  • Bus tours in Amsterdam
  • Boat tours in Amsterdam
  • Carriage tours in Amsterdam
  • Bike tours in Amsterdam

The Redlight Candle Light Cruise takes guests by glass-enclosed boat down the canal surrounding the area recognized on the World Heritage List. Tourists can enjoy wine, cheese, and soft music while viewing the city at night. They can also partake in a guided citywalk during the cruise. All guided tours of Amsterdam are led by knowledgeable guides that provide insight into popular interests around the city.

"At Amsterdam City Tours, we expect to provide the best experience possible for all of our guests. This city is breathtaking and rich in culture. Anyone looking to experience world history or simply looking for a great vacation would find Amsterdam is the perfect place to visit," said Jong.

About Amsterdam City Tours:

Amsterdam City Tours is a leading provider of guided tours in Amsterdam and throughout Holland. It has served hundreds of thousands of guests visiting the country. The experienced staff provides guests with an unparalleled experience of Amsterdam.

Media Contact:

Menno Jong

Tramplein 8a, 1441 GP Purmerend

The Netherlands


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