Amsterdam Science History walking tour
Escorted Academic tour by scholar-lecturer, art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach*
On this walking tour we will walk the central city and discover Amsterdam hotspots that connect us with great scientific minds of the past. I believe in outreach, bringing great science history to the people.
We will be able to visit most of these locations:
Blaeu, and other geography map publishing houses, producing the very best atlases and globes of that day and age.
Bartjens, the mathematics teacher whose school textbook was used for many centuries.
Van der Heijden, the inventor of the fire engine hose pump system.
The scientific knowledge nerve centers: Arti, the Academy of Science, book publishers, university hubs and the spots where they originated.
Houses of individual scientists and authors, Vondel, Bredero.
The guild hall of the medical surgeons.
Shipbuilding at the shipyards at the wharves, the smell of tar and pitch.
United East India trade center, VOC.
Birthplace of stock and Stock Exchange, early capitalism
Artis Natura Magistra zoo with scientific library.
The hidden hallway of the Amsterdam Historic Museum.
Photo to the left: a tiled mural of Christiaan Huygens in the Leidsestraat.