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Amsterdam in World War II Walking Tour

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Address: Looiersgracht 31a, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031640983208
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Description: Learn about the terrible experiences of Amsterdam during the Nazi...
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.
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It changed the way I see this city!

I have been living here for 3+ years and had heard about this tour a few times over the years. Finally with my mother visiting this week we decided to go, and I am so glad I did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been living here for 3+ years and had heard about this tour a few times over the years. Finally with my mother visiting this week we decided to go, and I am so glad I did. Ben was very knowledgable, kind, and generous with his time answering questions. We had a small group of four and it felt... More 

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Peter was amazing and we highly recommend his walking tour of Amsterdam during the years of 1940-1945. He was not only warm and friendly, but highly informative. One of the six in our group was in a wheelchair and Peter didn't bat an eye even though he had not been advised of having someone with a handicap with us. He... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ben de Jong ran a very informative tour! It was very interesting and to have such a small group was wonderful! We asked lots of questions and saw things we never would have seen.This tour is worth taking. Very reasonably priced. It was 3 hours long but never felt that way because of all the information. Ben de Jong, Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We met Peter in a rainy, blustery day. We got soaked to the bone, but it was worth it. Peter is a delightful guide who knows and loves his subject matter. I can recommend him without reservation! Awesome tour!

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Sacramento
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Peter’s WWII Walking History Tour was the highlight of our European trip this year! Peter, a historian, is a warm, personable, and knowledgeable individual. The monuments he explains will touch your humanity. The comparative photos of then and now as you stand at the very spot give you a sense of taking part in history, not just reading a text... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Peter was knowledgeable and passionate about the tour. He is quite a researcher! He had taken the time to locate the names of the Jews who lived in some of the houses, ages, which camp they had been taken to, etc. I recommend this tour if you're into WWII history (or even if you're not).

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ben's tour was informative, interesting, fascinating...those are the adjectives I’d choose. As he himself points out, the events of WWII in Amsterdam are not pleasant. So if you are looking for fun and entertainment, this is not for you. Our afternoon tour - a total of 6 people - began in front of the Anne Frank house and went through... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Peter is a great ambassador for The Netherlands and its rich history. We met up with him on our first full day in Amsterdam, intrigued by the topic of WWII history and hoping to get a lay of the land by an experienced hand. He did not disappoint, and in many ways exceeded our expectations. His remarks about the courage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took this tour last week with Peter as guide. It was really interesting plan and nice option for tourism. It gives you the opportunity to walk through Amsterdam and to know a little bit more about its history especially during the WWII years. Peter was really generous in sharing with us a bit of the knowledge he has, and... More 

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birmingham, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Peter is a man who is passionate about the WWII history of Amsterdam, especially in relation to the way the Jewish people were treated. His tour was fascinating and very interesting and I learned a lot that I would not have found in history books. All our many questions were answered; he was very patient! We had already taking a... More 

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