City walking tour Semarang

Semarang private tour with a guide

Your guide will bring old Semarang back to life. In Semarang there are still many old buildings with just as many interesting stories from the past. During an excursion of about 1.5 hours (about 3 km) the guide will tell you the stories behind the buildings and the old town.

In the mood for a little more action? Accompanied by a guide, you can also discover the different neighborhoods of Semarang by bicycle or even on a Vespa scooter.
Ask about the possibilities and we will arrange it for you!

Historical and Heritage tour Yogyakarta

historical heritage tour yogyakarta

Djokjakarta, 100 years ago

Travel back in time

Do you remember Jogjakarta from the stories you heard in your family? Do you have pictures from years and years ago? Now it is time to travel back in time and find the traces of the past. We are more than happy to show you Jogja around 100 years ago and tell you the stories that are still connected to the streets we walk in.

Are you ready to meet the past? You will walk the old streets where you will recognise the old buildings from the past. Sometimes still proud and beautiful, sometimes hidden and old and wrinkled. For the longer distances we will travel by becak.


What is the plan?

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Societeit De Vereeniging (met de drie puntdaken) en daarachter het gebouw van de Nederlandsch-Indische Levensverzekering en Lijfrente-Maatschappij (Nillmij) te Jogjakarta (Foto Zindler, Jogjakarta) (Creative Commons CC BY License)

We start in the centre of Jogja and walk through the old streets looking for traces from the past. The city is busy and alive, but still tells us the stories from years and years ago.

On our way we will tell you the stories that are connected to the buildings and places around us. Nowadays Jogja is known as the only city in Indonesia that is still ruled by a sultan, and is an import centre of art, education and culture.
What did Jogja look like 100 years ago? Can you imagine?

In this tour we focus on Jogjakarta around 1920. The Dutch where the colonial power. We look for the old buildings that were import in that time. Where was the centre of power? What about the churches, schools and hospital?  What were the places the upper class could be seen?

Try snacks and drinks which were already the favorites of our ancestors. You will be surprised to learn these snacks are still made in the same way as in the old days.

Afraid of getting too tired? Don’t worry, we will not only walk, but also travel by becak. A great way see everything, without getting too tired or hot.


A great experience; 3  hours full of history and culture
Move, snack and wander as they did a 100 years ago!


 

Good to know ✔

  • We welcome you in our beautiful city of Yogyakarta
  • No additional costs, the becak tour, snacks and drinks are included
  • By doing the tour you will meet the past, and better understand the presence 😉
  • Private tour
  • If you have allergies or special wishes, please let me know in advance
  • For all ages

Practical information

Availability: Every day
We can start any time you like
Duration: 3 hours.
Included: becak, guide, snacks, drink and water.
Languages: English
Limited places: check availability


What to bring ✔

Comfortable Clothes and shoes

Sun screen/ a hat or cap


What this history tour is about ✔

– A nice tour in the city centre

– Interesting stories

– Meet the past

– Learn about history and culture

– Try new things

– Share our passion

– Lots of fun and smiles

– Ask everything you like to know

– Pictures and memories

City walking tour in Bandung

Bandung oude gebouwen

City walk with guide in Bandung


The past revives

Bandung geschiedenis

Discovering the city of Bandung yourself is a great idea, but with the help of a local guide your city walk will be even better.
Through the stories your guide will tell you, you will see history coming back to life again.
Can you imagine how the city bustled a 100 years ago?
In colonial times, the elite, who had become rich because of the tea plantations, met here and shopped in abundance in the luxurious shopping street.

We would like to take you back in time. The stately Art Deco buildings are already waiting for you.


What’s the plan?

Kopi Aroma Bandung✔  We walk through the center of Bandung, through the old shopping streets. The city is modern and lively, and still attracts many people from all over the world to the many shops. Only now it is mainly people on a bargain hunt for cheap designer clothes.

✔ Along the way, the traces of the past are still clearly visible. The city has many Art Deco buildings. Walk the same streets as Charlie Chaplin. Think how the carriages stopped here in front of the classic hotels, so that the “lords of the tea” could enjoy an extensive “rice table” or spend the night in the old hotels that still welcome guests  today.

kopi aroma bandung✔ The most delicious coffee is made at “Kopi Aroma”. For more than 90 years, , the old family business has been selling the best coffee according to the original recipe. Look inside and you will feel like you step back in time.

✔ Since 1918 you can enjoy delicious food and coffee at Maison Bogerijen, the old patisserie of Mr L van Bogerijen. Even the governor general of the Dutch Indies used to eat here! Take a seat and taste the old Dutch pastry.


Back in time

3 hours full of history and culture
Art-deco, coffee and Sundanese hospitality


Good to know ✔

  • We welcome you in our beautiful city of Bandung
  • By doing the tour you will meet the past, and better understand the presence 😉
  • Private tour
  • If you have allergies or special wishes, please let me know in advance
  • For all ages

Practical information

Availability: Every day
We can start any time you like
Duration: 3 hours.
Included: guide
Languages: English
Limited places: check availability


Koloniale gebouwen in Bandung

What to bring ✔

Comfortable Clothes and shoes

Sun screen/ a hat or cap


What this history tour is about ✔

Bethel kerk Bandung

– A nice tour in the city centre

– Interesting stories

– Meet the past

– Learn about history and culture

– Try new things

– Share our passion

– Lots of fun and smiles

– Ask everything you like to know

– Pictures and memories