Amsterdam Science History walking tour
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 the locations listed here:
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 continuous 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 on top: a tiled mural of Christiaan Huygens in the Leidsestraat.