We will meet at Dam Square at the Kings Palace and after we found each other we will talk about the history of the young monarchy and the sex and gender roles in the time after the French Revolution when the first Dutch man became King. Then we will walk to the Red light district and just see the Herdenkening Monument, the Memorial to remind of the victims of World War Two, especially the Jewish people from Amsterdam who were sent to concentration camps. Then we will walk around in the Red light district and I will tell you about the story of Amsterdam whose first inhabitants were sex workers. We will also see Europeans first gay bar and there a loads of anecdotes to share. We end our tour in a nice brown bar where we will taste some Dutch snacks.
I am an art historian and critic, and my writing is known for being critically engaged with politics and social conventions. But most importantly for this tour: I love to discover the history and politics in Amsterdam with you which made the city become such a great place. I am also critical about the city known for its open mindedness and cosmopolitan world view which makes some locals forget that a free society is a process, not a result. Also here social Darwinism and unequal gender politics are a problem. I have gained my expertise from my degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Art History, and more importantly from years of first hand field work, writing about Amsterdam's culture and conversing with the people who work in areas as the red light district, in politics, art and the cultural sector
Dutch Croquettes, with beef or vegetarian.
Der Dam Square is the heart of the city, a big square where people meet up. The red light district at the Oude Kerk is the oldest part of Amsterdam and one of three Red Light districts in the city.
good clothing, maybe water
We will walk though the red light district and I would recommend not to bring children with you.
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