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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

Looiersgracht 31a, Amsterdam 1016 GT, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
0031640983208
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Ranked #2 of 201 activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Learn about the terrible experiences of Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of World War Two, visit the famous sites of the Golden Age. We also offer... more » Owner description: Learn about the terrible experiences of Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of World War Two, visit the famous sites of the Golden Age. We also offer tailor made family tours. A must for those with a passion for History. For details and bookings go to our website. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Having been to the resistance museum the day before, I wondered if the tour would add much more information to my knowledge. However, the experience was so much better than reading information in a museum and by recounting it at the actual sites in Amsterdam with photos as it was then, along with his own theories surrounding the events made... More

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A most enjoyable day out walking with Ben on the WWII walking tour. I booked this for my Husband as it was his birthday & he loves history. The tour was a nice pace, we were well informed & Ben is a great historian. Was interesting to find out things we would never have seen had we explored Amsterdam ourselves... More

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My friend and I were visiting Amsterdam wanting to learn more about World War II. We were there for two days and during that time we took many trips and visited many places but no historical attraction was quite as good as the tour that we took, given by Ben. Ben is such a great tour guide. I have had... More

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We learnt a lot from Peter who took us on a leisurely walk with lots of informative stops through central Amsterdam. Not only is Peter a specialist in WWII Jewish history, but he is also a local who can give all sorts of tips regarding things to do and shops/pubs/restaurants to go to. A great way to approach Amsterdam.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It was a pleasure taking this tour with Ben, an extremely knowledgable historian. From my initial enquires when booking the tour to the 'electronic handout' and prompt response to my emailed questions after the tour, Ben was very responsive and most helpful. The tour itself was extremely interesting, informative and thought provoking. I particularly appreciated Ben's 'then' photographs which allowed... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

As Americans, we are likely to have only general ideas about the War and its effects on the people of Europe. For that reason, the story of the Dutch -- who endured a much longer War than did the Americans; who suffered hardships we know little about; and who boldly resisted the Nazis while trying to protect their Jewish countrymen... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A real insight into the plight of the Jews in Amsterdam. The depth of knowledge and understanding of the subject matter shown by Peter is delivered in a thought provoking way. We highly recommend this tour to everyone with an interest in twentieth century history. Thank you for an informative afternoon.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My wife and I were travelling with my much younger, 18 year old sister. At our request, she agreed to come along to this tour somewhat begrudgingly. By the end of our trip, she announced this was her favourite tour! Ben is a well learned academic and makes for a fantastic guide. There were only 4 of us on the... More

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Oak Park, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a tour like no other you can take in Amsterdan. Ben brings to life what life was like under the Nazi occupation and shows his exceptional knowledge of so many events that took place during those times Only someone like Ben can give in intimate look into those terrible times. This tour should not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Thank again to Ben for this very captivating and unusual tour of Amsterdam. My husband Frederic was very pleased to share his passion for history with another passionate and, rather unexpectedly, I too enjoyed the tour very much ! It was lively and very open-minded. I had a small fear that I would be bored at some point but the... More

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