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Descartes' House (Maison Descartes)
Descartes' House (Maison Descartes)

Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) Tours and Activities

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In 1634, French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes lived at 6 Westermarkt, just steps from the famous Anne Frank House. He felt at home and spent more than 20 years here, writing most of his major works in the Netherlands. Today Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) is a private residence, though visitors still come to see Descartes’ Amsterdam abode.

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Westermarkt 6 1016 DK, Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

Amsterdam Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour

This small-group walking tour, limited to just 12 people, gives you an intimate and insider’s view of the beautiful city of Amsterdam. An informative guide leads your group around Amsterdam’s historical center and past top attractions including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, Nieuwmarkt, and the infamous Red Light District. During this morning stroll, learn intriguing historical background and snap photos of the UNESCO-listed canals and 17th-century gabled houses.
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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Should I book Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) costs USD 39.36. Guided Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) tours start around USD 39.36 per person. See all 1 Descartes' House (Maison Descartes) tickets and tours on Viator.
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