Mathematics Walking Tour of Amsterdam
Take a look at Amsterdam from a different angle!
The Mathematics Walking Tour of Amsterdam is an exploration of the mathematically intriguing things that can be found in the city center. On the hunt, you will discover the many mathematical secrets that can be found in the streets and canals. This includes about 25-30 different sculptures, monuments, historical figures, unique architecture, etc. From equilateral triangles to circles to an icosahedron, there are a variety of different geometric shapes ready to be explored in this amazing city.
The hunt starts and ends at Amsterdam Centraal Station and lasts about 2.5 hours. School groups are also welcome as the hunt can be customized to include mathematical topics being studied in the classroom.
Some of the mathematical topics included:
- Polygons and polyhedra
- Circles and semicircles
- Rotational and reflectional symmetry
- The smallest house and the narrowest house
- Unique uses of Roman numerals
- Historical figures
- How to read an abacus and sundials
For more photos of what mathematical treasures can be found in Amsterdam, check out my Instagram account: Math in Amsterdam
Here is a video example of things that can be seen here in the city. These students (ages 11-17) spent a week in Amsterdam exploring the mathematics that can be found here in The Netherlands.