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Tour of Amsterdam focusing on the great themes from the Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian history. A fascinating tour given by an art historian along many hotspots of Amsterdam's Gay and Lesbian history 1650-2011. Extraordinary and captivating stories from the period 1650-2011, told on the spot, expressing how Amsterdam residents and authorities viewed the gay scene.
Our visit takes us to various places. Some examples: the famous cafe of the first motor bike dyke, the site of the eighteenth century authors Wolff & Deken, gays on May 4, 1980 beaten away with their wreath on the national WWII commemoration at Dam Square; opening in 1987 of the first gay monument in the world, perceived "filthiness" and lesbian sex, lesbo activity in the Jordan district, undercover arrest of gay men having sex in the 18th century, medical research into a lesbian clit (1650). The headquarters of Schorer, then the largest gay organization in the world (1967). Police arrests and tolerance. Health and AIDS. Current gay organizations and bookstores.
This is a tour of BBC quality.
Completely tailor made for YOUR date, hour, group size.
(The author has worked with the BBC a number of times)
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