Audiotours

Walk through an inter­est­ing area in the city and lis­ten to our expla­na­tions about build­ings and projects! 100% Covid-proof and avail­able 24/7.

 

We tell you the sto­ries behind the build­ings. Find out about his­tor­i­cal and cur­rent devel­op­ments and hear about the argu­ments and dilem­mas behind urban issues.

 

All you need is a smart­phone or tablet. Tours can be fol­lowed online or offline in your brows­er (no need for a spe­cial app) and are acces­si­ble via a link or QR-code. We pro­vide 3–4 min­utes of spo­ken expla­na­tions and 4–5 pho­tos per stop as well as a GoogleMap with all the loca­tions. We pro­duce audio­tours in Eng­lish, Dutch or Ger­man.

archi­tour devel­ops audio­tours for a.o. archi­tec­ture firms, busi­ness asso­ci­a­tions and project devel­op­ers. Just let us know what you’re inter­est­ed in!

Audio­tour Damrak

Orig­i­nal­ly, Dam­rak was the har­bour of Ams­ter­dam. A rad­i­cal change came with the con­struc­tion of the Cen­tral Sta­tion, which cut off the Dam­rak from the open har­bour front. The sec­ond major inter­ven­tion was the con­struc­tion of the Beurs van Berlage. Today, Dam­rak is the entrance por­tal to Ams­ter­dam. Let’s go and dis­cov­er the Damrak!

Audio­tour Kalverstraat

Wel­come to our audio tour along Kalver­straat and Heiligeweg – two of the many streets in Ams­ter­dam where it’s worth to to lift your head above the shopfront, even if you have to strain your neck a bit. Above the shop­ping crowd you can dis­cov­er the beau­ty of the old and new build­ings. Dur­ing this tour, you’ll hear a lot about the build­ings through the cen­turies – from old chapels, small alleys and Art Deco shop­ping palaces to near­ly for­got­ten stained glass win­dows. Dis­cov­er Kalver­straat and Heiligeweg with architour!

Audio­tour Dam Square

Wel­come to our audio­tour on Dam Square! Chances are that you already know this place quite well. But is it self-evi­dent that Dam square looks the way it does? We take the wide square with its gran­ite pave­ment for grant­ed – but in fact it is one of the most flu­id city squares in Europe. Dur­ing this tour you’ll find out about the ori­gins of the square, but also about its archi­tec­ture through the cen­turies. Dis­cov­er the Dam with architour!

Audio­tour Rokin

Who designed Rokin Plaza? How was the Bicy­cloud made? What is the sto­ry behind the Mir­a­cle Col­umn? These and many more ques­tions are answered dur­ing this audio­tour along Rokin! An archi­tec­ture guide from the archi­tour-team takes you on a Coro­na-proof trip along Rokin and tells you the sto­ries behind 15 remark­able build­ings and projects – from Indus­tria to Hotel De L’Eu­rope. Let’s go!

Audio­tour Nes

Despite its hum­ble dimen­sions, the Nes is quite a well-known address in Ams­ter­dam – but most peo­ple only ever come here in the evening, when the many the­aters and restau­rants open their doors. But that’s exact­ly why there’s a lot to dis­cov­er in day­light. On this audio­tour, you’ll hear a lot about con­vents, the­atres and tobac­co. So let’s go and dis­cov­er the Nes!